Written by: Rebecca Baird, May 13, 2010
Conventional nutrition professionals would ask me why I think that a diet which includes raw, whole fat, dairy products would be a good choice for a patient who has elevated cholesterol. A conventional nutrition professional would say that the patient should be on a low fat diet in order to lower the cholesterol content in the blood.
Foods which contain saturated fat, such as whole milk and cheese, do not cause fat build-up in the blood, in the form of triglycerides or cholesterol, and do not cause heart disease. The most recent information concerning this comes from a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. The data which was gathered “concluded that there is no relationship between the intake of saturated fat and the incidence of heart disease or stroke” (Siri-Tarino, et al, 2010).
Cheeses, cream, milk, and butter should be made from whole milk and if possible unpasteurized as raw milk has been shown to be superior to pasteurized milk in protecting against infection, diarrhea, tooth decay, and many types of cancer (Weston A. Price Foundation, 2010).
Siri-Tarino, P., Sun, Q., Hu, F.& Krauss, R. (January 13, 2010) Meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies evaluating the association of saturated fat with cardiovascular disease. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Retrieved on May 13, 2010 from http://www.ajcn.org/cgi/content/abstract/ajcn.2009.27725v1.
Weston A. Price Foundation (2000) What’s Wrong with “Politically Correct” Nutrition? Health Topics – ABC’s of Nutrition. Retrieved on May 13, 2010 from http://www.westonaprice.org/What-s-Wrong-with-Politically-Correct-Nutrition.html.