The Next New Fat

Talk to a certified “dietitian,” and you might come away with the idea that nutrition is a complete, and finished area of science. To hear them tell the story, you’d think everything has been figured out. No surprises, no new discoveries. Of course, that’s how most mainstream doctors and researchers look at the world. Like they already know everything there is to know. Truth is, nutrition is a brand-new science. And new discoveries are made all the time. Some discoveries link us back to our native environment and show us what our real needs are, and how nature designed us. Other discoveries give us new options for overcoming the challenges of living in a modern, toxic world. Like the emerging science behind a “new” category of fats. If you’re a regular reader, you know I’m a strong advocate of omega-3s. Receptors for these essential fatty acids are found on every cell in your body. They’re so critical to heart and brain health, you couldn’t survive without them. But there’s a newly discovered class of omega fatty acids that have unique powers of their own. They’re called omega-7s. For the record, omega-7s have been known in small circles of academia, but they are mostly overlooked and ignored. However, a newly discovered kind of omega-7 fat is being hailed as a potential treatment for metabolic syndrome, the condition that leads to diabetes. Palmitoleic acid is so unique and important, Harvard Medical Sch...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Anti-Aging diabetes omega 7 palmitoleic acid Source Type: news