My Big Fat Panel: How Seed Oils Cause Obesity

David Gornoski sits down with Dr. Cate Shanahan, Dr. Ray Peat, Tucker Goodrich, Brad Marshall, and Dr. Petro Dobromylskyj. The conversation revolves around the question of what causes obesity. What explains the correlation between seed oil consumption and rising obesity in America? If obesity is a signaler, what is it saying? Listen to the full episode as these questions and more are explored from different perspectives.

Dr. Cate Shanahan’s website.
Dr. Ray Peat’s website.
Brad Marshall’s website.
Dr. Petro Dobromylskyj’s website.
Visit Tucker’s fascinating blog here.

1 reply
  1. Real Food
    Real Food says:

    The panelists’ combined message comes off as complicated, confusing and controversial. Why not suggest seed oil reduction advocacy via a simpler, one-at-a-time, multi-pronged approach:
    1) Emphasize TOXIC side effects. Various examples including carcinogens (especially when fried), detrimental hormonal effects, cellular damage, mitochondrial damage and reduced energy production.
    2) Emphasize APPETITE REDUCTION via “munchies” effect.
    3) DIGESTIVE benefits: reduction or resolution of IBS and digestive problems.
    Using a multi-pronged approach you can target people individually. Different people have varying concerns about their weight, energy levels, or digestive problems. It is very likely almost everyone has at least one of these concerns.
    You will lose the war if you allow yourselves to get lost in the high fat versus high protein versus high carbohydrate diet controversy. People are different in how they metabolize foods. Remember that diet is mother, diet is tradition, diet is ancestry, diet is a social bond. Don’t try to change the diet. Change the OIL instead.


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