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Sally Fallon Morrell on why We Need Animal Fats For Health & Happiness

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SALLY FALLON MORELL is someone that I met, several years back, at the “Raw Milk Symposium” in Wisconsin. Her lifelong interest in the subject of nutrition began in the early 1970s when she read Nutrition and Physical Degeneration by Weston A. Price traveled the world over studying healthy primitive populations and their diets. Sally applied the principles of Dr. Price’s research to the feeding of her own children, and proved for herself that a diet rich in animal fats, and containing the protective factors in old-fashioned foodstuffs like cod liver oil, liver, raw milk, butter and eggs, make for sturdy cheerful children with a high immunity to illness.


She is probably best known as the author of Nourishing Traditions®: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet DictocratsThis book contains a startling message: animal fats and cholesterol are not villains but vital factors in the diet, necessary for normal growth, proper function of the brain and nervous system, protection from disease and optimum energy levels.


In NOURISHING FATS, Fallon Morell combs the historical literature, analyzes the science and exposes the media propaganda campaign—ongoing for over one a century—that turned Americans away from healthy animal fats like butter, lard and tallow, and into a feeding frenzy of industrial seed oils, used almost universally in processed and fried foods, and in the home in spreads and cooking oils. The scientific literature is clear that these new-fangled oils cause cancer, contribute to heart disease, and inhibit normal growth and neurological development in children.


The book will shock and entertain you; above all, it may inspire you to eat more butter!