EP310: The Surprising Truth About Seed Oils with Dr. Cate Shanahan

Did you know that the widespread use of certain cooking oils in our modern diets may be a silent contributor to the epidemic of chronic diseases?

Dr. Cate Shanahan, a renowned board-certified Family Physician and seed oil expert, has uncovered startling connections between seed oils (think corn, cottonseed, canola, soy, safflower and sunflower) and the rising rates of obesity, heart disease, and other modern health woes.

Which is why in this week’s podcast you’re in for a deep dive into her groundbreaking research that challenges everything you thought you knew about the oils in your kitchen. Here are some of the fascinating facts you’ll learn….

  • What seeds oils are and how they’re made
  • A simple shopping strategy that can save your life
  • How seeds oils can damage your health
  • Signs you may be overconsuming seeds oils
  • Why epidemiological research suggests seeds oils are healthy
  • The type of food Dr. Shahanan sees her patients consume before heart attacks 
  • The fascinating historical origins of seed oils
  • What percentage of our diet comes from seed oils? 
  • What is more dangerous: Sugar, trans fat or seed oils?
  • The safest dietary fats!

If you’re confused about the healthiest types of fat to eat, please give this podcast a listen and share it with anyone you think it might benefit.


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Cate Shanahan, MD is the author of several bestselling books including Deep Nutrition: Why Your Genes Need Traditional Food, which has taught a generation of ancestral health influencers about the benefits of bone broth, organ meats, fermented foods and the harms of seed oils. Besides regularly appearing in and writing for national media, she has also worked as director for the Los Angeles Lakers PRO Nutrition program.


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