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Saturated Fats Are Where it’s At

Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH

February 9th, 2012  |  16 Comments

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I love good food.  Even my favorite movies attest to this: Big Night, Chocolat, Julie and Julia. And when it comes to foodstuff, I have

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a difficult time getting past the low-fat paradigm.

As far as I’m concerned: fat is where it’s at.

Now, not all fats are the same.  Think of the distinction between a Dunkin’ Donut doughnut and my Sunday, homemade, buttermilk pancakes, blissfully fried in cold-pressed virgin coconut oil, and then drenched in raw spring butter and a splash of local maple syrup from my farmer.   If we only examine one aspect, it becomes apparent which is the superior choice.  Look at the oils. The former choice is fried in months-old soybean or canola oil; the latter is in concert with delectable coconut oil, which has the distinct fragrance of fresh coconuts.  Can there be any comparison?

So how do I rationalize the abundance of saturated fats for my family and me?  I did my homework and this is what I learned.

The notion that saturated fats cause heart disease is not only facile but just plain wrong.  Do you remember the Framingham Heart Study?  Well, if not, you ought to know that it’s the mainstay for the low-fat paradigm advocates. Yet, its hypothesis has been turned on its head.

In hindsight, some 40 years after the study became public, the director of the study confessed that “the more saturated fat one ate, the more cholesterol one ate, the more calories one ate, the lower the person’s serum cholesterol… we found that the people who ate the most cholesterol, ate the most saturated fat [and] ate the most calories, weighed the least and were the most physically active.”

Can we deduce that arterial sclerosis has little to do with cholesterol and fat consumption? It certainly appears that we can when we consider those telling words from the director of the lipid theorist’s flagship study.

Interestingly, clogged arteries are not choked with saturated fats, but with calcium deposits akin to lime.  This is not what we have imagined all these years.

Instead, we’ve visualized the fats from a fresh, free range, pastured egg fried in extra virgin coconut oil traveling directly from the mouth into the stomach and then straight for the arteries.  It simply isn’t so and there’s plenty of evidence to substantiate this.

Irrespective of the repetitive conventional medical mantra and unsound pop culture advice, we can reconsider the last 40 years of fat phobia to be a wash.

If butter, organic, extra virgin coconut oil, cod liver oil, whole milk, tropical and other saturated fats don’t cause heart disease, then what does?  We know that deficiencies of vitamins A, E and D are one cause.  Where are these vitamins found?  Why, in butter, lard, tropical oils and animal fats…the very same foods we’re advised to eschew!

B vitamin and mineral deficiencies are also contributors to heart disease.  These occur as a result of eating foods of commerce, such as soda, preservatives, additives and enhancers, instead of whole, homemade fare.  Vitamin B happens to be abundant in red meat and in organ meats.

Butter, lard and tropical fats, such as virgin coconut oil,  thanks to their antioxidants, protect us against free radicals and are therefore, preventative against diseases such as cancer, heart disease, depression, infections and reproductive disorders.

Get happy!  Ward off hot flashes, heart pathology, allergies, fatigue, memory loss and winter respiratory infections.  Eat like a true gourmet; include plentiful amounts of butter, organic virgin coconut oil and fresh milk.  Then go outside and take a walk.  Your brain, heart, lungs and even your arteries will thank you for a radiant life.


I am a homeopath with a worldwide practice working with families and individuals via Zoom. I'm also a teacher and most importantly, a mom who raised my now-adult children depending on homeopathy over the last 31 years. I lived decades of my life with food intolerances, allergies, and chemical sensitivities until I was cured with homeopathy, so I understand pain, anxiety, and suffering. You may feel that your issues are more severe or different than anyone else’s, but I have seen it all in my practice and in my work in India. My opinion is that nothing has come close to the reproducible, safe and effective results that my clients, students and I have achieved with homeopathy.

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16 thoughts on “Saturated Fats Are Where it’s At”

  1. Toni says:

    Joette I need your help, but not sure how to contact you. I have been suffering with Fifth’s Disease ( parvo virus ) for over 2 Months now. I have immense pain and inflammation. Thanks in advance.

  2. Hi Toni, please contact my office by emailing my assistant at contact@homeopathyworks.net or by calling 716-941-1045. I look forward to working with you.

  3. Stacy says:

    Wow- I can’t even begin to tell you how much I love your articles. I have been paying a lot more attention to what I feed my family of late and I must say I am starting to see things in a whole new light. Thanks for all the info you’re putting out there!

    1. This is music to my ears, Stacy!

  4. Jerian says:

    While I totally believe this and feed my family this way I am struggling with some results I recently encountered. One, my husband, who is in the military and exercises regularly had his annual physical and had cholesterol that was too high for their liking. As well, my mother whom I just spent a month with and brought my cooking, raw milk and butter with me also just recently had a test and scored very high on her cholesterol test? Not that I am going to give up my butter but what do I say to my mom and the military?

    1. I suggest you read Sally Fallon’s book,”Nourishing Traditions”, as well as “The Cholesterol Myths” by Uffe RaVNSKOV, M.D., pHd; “The Choseterol Hoax”, Sherry Rogers, M.D.; “The Statin Damage Crisis”, Duane, Graveline, M.D.; “The Heart Revolution”, Kilmer McCully, M.D.; and “Heart Frauds”, by Charles McGee, M.D. These are only a few who refute the unfounded disinformation being parroted by the medical industry.

      Just as an aside, my cholesterol is higher than probably all of those in question. The only reason I know my number is because of an insurance requirement several years ago. I simply smile and then ignore such “benchmarks”. I’m 60, not overweight and have more energy than 5 people half my age. If the lipid theory is correct, then I’m going down with vim and vigor. If they’re wrong, I’ll hold out for many more years enjoying real food, loads of energy and freedom from archaic tests. I always say, “thanks” and then go home and have my pasture raised eggs fried in free range bacon with a glass of raw milk and a raw egg mixed in. Those who offer their ill informed advise can go home to tofu scramble with Egg Beaters and ultra pasteurized soy milk.
      One must do their homework before making these kinds of decisions. If not, whatever is “to their liking” is what your life will be about….the fulfillment of the expectations of the reps of an industry that has lost common sense.

  5. Ann says:

    thanks for encouraging the use of saturated fats, besides…they make things taste sooo much better : )

  6. lisa says:

    Midmorning i’m reading this and getting really hungry.
    thanks joette

  7. Hannah says:

    I have to say Coconut oil sounds like a delicious way to cook up and fry things. I will have to give it a try… Any recommendations on where I can buy some?

    1. I recommend Green Pastures and Radiant Life-both are excellent sources of high quality coconut oil.

  8. Elizabeth Thompson says:

    Great article. I attended the Wise Traditions conference several years ago and heard a great talk by Sally Fallon called “The Oiling of America.” I even bought the audio transcript. Not sure if it is something you can get on the WAPF website, but if you can it is really great! Worth a listen!

  9. Donna says:

    Thanks to this blog for the start of a new year and a new and better life for me. Whole milk and butter are now part of my breakfast [oatmeal soaked overnight with yogurt as also suggested in a link from here]and I last until lunch time without the sugar lows I had before. I was never quite satiated and always felt like I was craving something. No more cravings and I feel alive, satisfied and happy with life. This has allowed me to change the way I eat for the entire day as I come home from work full of energy and ready to cook a healthy meal from whole foods, rather than grabbing something quick and processed. The weariness is gone and my eyes, mouth and skin are not as dry. Even gave up my remaining 1 can of caffeine free diet coke per day and don’t miss it a bit!!!

    1. This is so awesome to hear! I am so glad to hear that your health is improving!

  10. Bethany H. says:

    Thank you for posting about this! You don’t mention it in this article, but your article about the dangers of statins is excellent. I’ve had many family members read it. Some have “ah ha” moments but others are too set in their ways. You are quickly becoming one of my very favorite health advisors! Thank You!!!

  11. Great article! Thanks so much for your thoughtfully composed explanation!

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