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Why You Shouldn't Fear Bacon

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Dr Karen Kan

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It seems like "everyone knows" bacon's bad for us, and some doctors would have us think it's a veritable risk factor for heart disease. In fact, bacon might be good for the heart. And not just because it makes us happy, though that's surely a plus! Monounsaturated fat — the primary fat in bacon — is widely lauded for reducing inflammation and lowering blood pressure, while the antimicrobial palmitoleic content in bacon fat can keep plaque at bay. 

Join me as I talk to the "Naughty Nutritionist" Dr. Kaayla Daniel about the health benefits of bacon, and we address the most common misconceptions of bacon including..

1.  Why do so many people have a fear of bacon?   

2.  What about all that fat, cholesterol and salt? 

3.  Why do you refuse to eat supermarket bacon?  


And be sure to call in the number above to have your questions answered!


Dr. Daniel earned her PhD in Nutritional Sciences and Anti-Aging Therapies from the Union Institute and University in Cincinnati, and is certified as a clinical nutritionist (CCN). Dr. Daniel  is also the Vice President of the Weston A. Price Foundation, a member of the  board of directors of the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund, and received the Weston A. Price Foundation’s Integrity in Science Award in 2005.