EP286: Seed Oils: History, Science and Negative Health Impacts with Tucker Goodrich

Today many of us understand that processed foods, excess carbohydrates, and gluten (for certain individuals) may contribute to ill health. 

But what is not as well known is that omnipresent seed oils (cottonseed, corn, soy, canola, etc.) may also be playing an important role in weight gain and disease. 

Seed oils are thought to be heart-healthy because they lower cholesterol, but clinical trials have also revealed that replacing saturated fats with seed oils may have deleterious health consequences. 

Tune in for all the juicy details and why upgrading your cooking oils may be one of the best dietary changes you can make with expert, Tucker Goodrich! Here are some of the fascinating tidbits we cover:

  • The difference between seed oils and fruit oils 
  • What makes seed oils fragile and dangerous
  • The 2 ways seed oils cause obesity
  • The problem with seed oils for children and nursing moms
  • How to tell if a seed oil has gone rancid
  • The type of cancer you can get from frying seed oils
  • The most fattening foods in the American diet
  • Why Tucker believes seed oil research is deceptive
  • The two mechanisms by which seed oils cause obesity
  • How seed oils give us the munchies
  • Why seed oils may be more dangerous than excess carbs
  • Which is worse in animal trials: trans fat or seed oils?
  • The link between seed oils, fibromyalgia, autoimmune issues 
  • What high oleic oil actually means
  • What the research around seed oils says
  • How Tucker healed his IBS and carb cravings overnight
  • And so much more!

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Tucker Goodrich is a technology executive in the financial industry who designs, runs, and debugs complex systems in high-risk environments. Areas of expertise include risk management, systems management, and cyber-security.

After experiencing some personal health crises and realizing that the ‘solutions’ offered by medical professionals weren’t working or addressing causation he started applying the same approach in research and evaluation of data to his own health issues to determine root causes.

His interests have focused on dietary and environmental drivers of chronic disease, including carbohydrates, wheat, and various classes of fats. Specifically, he’s attempting to understand and popularize understanding of the mechanisms driving the diet-derived explosion in so-called chronic diseases (or diseases of civilization). He is active on Twitter (@tuckergoodrich, has a blog called Yelling Stop, a podcast/Youtube channel, is an Expert Advisor for the nutrition start-ups Zero Acre Farms and Nutrita, and has been a guest on numerous podcasts.


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