Tuesday, June 28, 2011

"Are Animal Fats Good for You?" Lecture Now Free Online

by Chris Masterjohn

A little over two years ago, I gave a lecture at the Freedom Law School's Health and Freedom Conference out in sunny Irvine, California, which is near LA and part of Orange County.  The conference was a strange but fun hodge podge of politics, conspiracy theories, and nutrition lectures.



Most of the nutrition speakers had spoken at the Wise Traditions Conference in Burlingame (near San Francisco) just months before, where I had given my lecture "Fat-Soluble Vitamins and Mental Health."  Peymon Mottahedeh, the president of Freedom Law School, had a booth there and apparently thought that conference was where it's at nutrition-wise and recruited half of us to speak at his own conference.  He generously gave many of us awards as well.

Here's the link, if you'd like to watch the lecture:


It mostly deals with material you've probably seen before, like the possible role of a cholesterol as an essential nutrient for some people, why strict vegetarianism can be a bad idea, the importance of animal foods as sources of fat-soluble vitamins, and why the diet-heart hypothesis is a load of bunk.

Back to the Wise Traditions lecture, I later wrote an article largely based on it that you can read for free: "The Pursuit of Happiness."

The DVD is available for purchase here.

And here are a couple clips:



Eating Animal Foods Is More Productive Than Smoking Pot




The Fat-Soluble Vitamins Save the Day





Read more about the author, Chris Masterjohn, PhD, here.

31 comments:

  1. Hi Chris, I have a suggestion for you.

    'Populations that inhabit areas of the Arctic where fishing is limited or the weather is unsuitable for drying fish—the primary source of vitamin D and calcium in the Inuit diet—have high rates of tetany in infants and muscle cramps, a related symptom, in adults. The bone disease rickets, by contrast, is extremely rare, suggesting that in the physically demanding environment of the Arctic, the Inuit have adapted by giving skeletal development priority over the nervous system.'

    Tetany and muscle cramps suggest magnesium deficiency, and so do some of the other things you ascribe to calcium deficiency. I think you are probably right about 'Eskimo hysteria' not being due to vitamin A toxicity, but it could be due to magnesium deficiency.

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  2. Hi Jane,

    Thanks for the suggestion. I agree that magnesium deficiency could be involved, but the involvement of magnesium wouldn't rule out a primary effect of calcium. For example, magnesium deficiency could cause a deficiency in the ability to mobilize calcium from bone via parathyroid hormone deficiency. That said, there is some evidence for genetic alterations in vitamin D metabolism among the Inuit that might support the calcium hypothesis laid out in Wallace's chapter.

    Chris

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  3. There seems to be a problem with that recording on the first link, at about 19 minutes and some seconds, curiously just as you say the word "liver"! - It just stops. This seems consistent; can't get it past there.

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  4. Hi Chris- Should 100% grain fed (organic) lard be healthy to eat given the high omega 6 profile I've read it will have?
    Thanks, Richard Nelson

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  5. Hi Richard,

    If you can't get grass-fed, I think that's ok to use, but in moderation.

    Chris

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  6. Chris thanks for your work. Wondering where you got the names and affiliations of the members of the National Cholesterol Education Program? Namely, feds + 8/9 physicians are tied to pharma.

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    1. Hi Esse,

      This information is publicly available and can be found cited on many pages. I just Googled it and the top link was this from Stephan Guyenet:

      http://wholehealthsource.blogspot.com/2008/08/conflict-of-interest.html

      Chris

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