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“What Your Doctor May Not Be Telling You About Fats That Could Be Putting Your Body and Brain Health at Risk”

Many doctors rely on federal agencies for the nutritional advice they pass on to their patients. However, instead of protecting you, the most recent government dietary recommendations may actually boost your risk of cardiovascular disease, chronic degenerative disease, dementia, obesity, cancer, and diabetes. It’s time to cut through the myths and confusion and expose the science-backed facts.

Which of these so-called ‘facts’ do you believe? Chances are you’ve heard one or more from your doctor or family member. Some have even made news headlines in recent years...

  • Saturated fats raise your cholesterol and increase your risk for heart attack
  • Vegetable oils are healthier than animal fats
  • Regularly consuming vegetable oil can lower total cholesterol and LDL or “bad cholesterol” and help protect you from a heart attack or heart disease
  • Omega-3s have been shown to not benefit health and instead, may cause harm
  • Fish oil, krill oil, and omega-3s may boost prostate cancer risk
  • The omega-3 fats EPA and DHA may increase LDL and increase your risk of heart disease
  • Omega-3s may raise your blood sugar and insulin levels, and since they are prone to oxidation or rancidity, they can increase oxidative damage in your body
  • Eating fat can not only make you gain weight, but make it harder to lose unwanted fat deposits, especially around your middle

If you believe just ONE of these statements, or frankly don’t know what to believe anymore, you’ve come to the right place.

Every single one of these statements is not only false, but a potential threat to your health and well-being if you believe it.

There’s massive confusion out there over fats. Which ones should you eat? Which ones are bad for health? And most of all, why do the recommendations keep changing?

I’ll give you a clue... The facts haven’t changed. The science has been there all along. The problem is, not everyone has wanted to embrace it for various reasons...

Finally Revealed, the Science That’s Been Hidden and Distorted for Generations

"Superfuel is a fascinating discussion about how much of what we’ve learned about dietary fat is completely wrong. This helps upend much of the low-fat dogma that has dominated nutritional thinking for the last 40 years. This book is a must-read if you are interested in improving your health through diet."
Jason Fung MD - Author, The Obesity Code
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My last book, Fat for Fuel, presented a novel strategy for the popular ketogenic and Paleo diets. It was aimed at helping you understand the importance of mitochondria to your overall health and how using cyclical ketogenesis could help you achieve metabolic flexibility to enable you to burn fat as your primary fuel.

In the Fat for Fuel paradigm, fat is your largest macronutrient contribution—anywhere from 50 to 85 percent of your diet, depending on where you are in your metabolic cycle. The selection of your fats is absolutely crucial to your success and your physical and mental well-being.

In writing Fat for Fuel, space limitations prevented me from going into all the detail you need for cyclical ketogenesis or any dietary plan you’re following. The right fats are essential for health.

Superfuel: Ketogenic Keys to Unlock the Secrets of Good Fats, Bad Fats, and Great Health, co-authored with Dr. James DiNicolantonio, is intended to fill that gap. Dr. DiNicolantonio wrote the groundbreaking book The Salt Fix, which shows how the experts got it wrong about salt.

You need the solid science about dietary fats to see clearly through the murky waters that many well-intentioned but confused public health authorities, physicians, and journalists have churned up over the past two generations.

In our book, we expose the truth about fats, and how they can make or break your health. Are you ready?

How Did We Get Into This Confusing Mess?

If you would like to know the truth about which fats support health, which ones don’t, and what foods they’re found in, open this book. It’s packed full of vital information for lifelong health.
Dr. Frank Lipman, Author of How to Be Well
Doctor’s Advice on Fats
Expert advice about dietary fats is often flawed

For decades, nutrition and health experts have been advising you to eat omega-6 fats for a long, healthy life.

The problem is, many people who have dutifully followed this advice haven’t realized the promised benefits. If you’re one of them, you’ve likely noticed that you’ve become sicker, heavier, and more inflamed.

You can at least partly blame it on the disastrous omega-6-to-omega-3 ratio that results from this "recommended" way of eating...

A healthy, balanced ratio is 1:1 of omega-6-to-3. Most government authorities and health agencies recommend an omega-6 to omega-3 ratio of anywhere between 4 and 19 times as much omega-6 as omega-3!

When you consume a balanced ratio of omega-6-to-3 (1:1 or close to this), your body is able to keep its normal, healthy, low level of controlled inflammation in check.

Exceeding that healthy balance – and consuming too much omega-6 – fuels the inflammation in your body.

People who consume a high amount of omega-6 without enough omega-3 live in a constant state of rampant inflammation, triggering or exacerbating many of the health issues that top the list for causes of death or poor quality of life—cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity, chronic pain, hypertension, autoimmune disorders, and more.

If you’ve been following recommendations to eat a high carbohydrate, low fat diet, and avoiding animal fats in favor of the vegetable oils you were told were good for you, you probably fall into this inflamed category.

And especially if you’re struggling to lose weight or recover from a health issue or prevent one, it’s time to leave that old, failed advice behind where it belongs – in the dustbin of history.

Good Fats, Bad Fats... What’s the Scoop?

Raw Flax Seeds
Raw flax seeds are a "good fats” food, but flax seed oil is not

There are exceptions, but generally speaking, omega-6 fats (or bad fats):

On the other hand, omega-3 fats (or good fats):

Keep in mind, it’s not as black and white as omega-3s are good and omega-6s are bad. There are other fats that can convert into highly valuable, inflammation-cooling fats.

And, it’s not just what you eat…

You must consider what the animal or sea creature you want to eat ate. Did they feed on genetically engineered grains loaded with omega-6 fats? Not only does this affect the concentration and quality of the nutrients and fats in the food, it affects the nutrients and fats in you.

Why You’re Likely to Be Low in Omega-3s or Develop an Omega Fat Imbalance

Menopause in Women
Menopause can boost your risk of an omega fat deficiency or imbalance

There are many reasons why you can become deficient in omega-3 fats, or develop an omega fat imbalance, in addition to not getting enough of the right fats in your diet:

As you can see, an omega-3 deficiency can be much more likely than most people think...

How the Wrong Fats Can Fuel Cancer and Disease

Too little of the omega-3 fats EPA and DHA are associated with a long list of health complications. This list includes serious issues, but since these fats play such a critical role in your body’s functions, there are many other, less severe problems that can arise from long-term insufficient omega-3.

The most serious disease states linked to EPA and DHA deficiency include:

Insulin resistance


Diabetes—especially eye and nerve damage


Cardiovascular disease


Fatty liver or NASH (nonalcoholic steatohepatitis)

Chronic kidney disease

Peripheral vascular disease; peripheral arterial disease

Coronary artery disease; coronary heart disease

Ischemic stroke

Airway inflammation (asthma, COPD)

Acute respiratory distress syndrome

Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia

Age-related macular degeneration




Bipolar disorder

Seasonal affective disorder

Autoimmune diseases (including IBS, Crohn’s, ulcerative colitis, psoriasis, celiac disease, MS)

Heart failure



Cancer is another malady that is influenced by your omega-6-to-3 ratio. Omega fats DHA and EPA may help reduce the growth and invasiveness of tumors. Omega-6 can actually reverse the protective effects of EPA, increase tumor growth, and fuel the spread of cancer to other parts of your body.

Using the Right Types of Fat to Help Calm the Flames of Inflammation and Pain

Aches and Pains
The right types of fats can help reduce inflammation and ease pain

Fats are the building blocks for vital signaling molecules in your body—signals that can either help promote or help calm inflammation.

Omega-3 and omega-6 fats can both serve as building blocks for pro- and anti-inflammatory compounds.

In general, omega-3s produce more anti-inflammatory compounds and omega-6s produce more pro-inflammatory compounds.

When you reach for an ibuprofen, aspirin, or other painkiller for aches and pains and inflammation, you’re, in part, reducing the activity of enzymes that promote the formation of inflammatory compounds.

EPA and DHA also inhibit these inflammation-causing enzymes.

Including enough omega-3s in your diet on a regular basis (and reducing pro-inflammatory fats), you may reduce your risk for chronic illnesses that involve inappropriate inflammation, such as atherosclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and inflammatory bowel disease.

In our book Superfuel, you’ll learn more about omega-3 and omega-6 fats and how they can either help or threaten your health:

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Could the AHA’s Current Advice Actually Be Making Your Hypertension Worse?

“In Superfuel, Dr. Mercola debunks the myth that all fats are harmful, and offers clear, evidence-backed guidance on how to fuel your body with nourishing, healthy fats. This book will become your go-to resource for how much and which types of fat you should eat to optimize your health and prevent disease.”
Chris Kresser M.S., L.Ac NY Times best selling author of Unconventional Medicine & The Paleo Cure
Advice on Hypertension
Is your doctor giving you advice that could make your hypertension worse?

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is often called “the silent killer.” Why? For many people, it gives no warning signs or symptoms.

Unlike other cardiovascular problems, which provide signs to alert you something’s wrong – like chest pain, shortness of breath or other symptoms, hypertension is like a ticking time bomb...

It progresses quietly, often with no clues.

The worst part? While your high blood pressure is silently brewing, it may be damaging your heart and blood vessels...

And the advice your doctor may be giving you, straight from the American Heart Association (AHA), may be doing no good. In fact, that advice could even make your situation worse.

One study actually showed that following this type of advice made some participants more likely to need blood pressure medication!

How can you help make sure this doesn’t happen to you?

You’ll find everything you need to know in Superfuel: Ketogenic Keys to Unlock the Secrets of Good Fats, Bad Fats, and Great Health. Inside this book, you’ll discover:

Using the Right Types of Fat to Help Manage Your Weight

Burn Abdominal Fat
Burn off stubborn abdominal fat faster by adding this type of fat to your diet

Did you know that you can actually use fat to help you lose accumulated fat?

Many people don’t, as witnessed by the massive number of low-fat and nonfat foods and beverage choices on the market today. Have you ever noticed how difficult it is to find full-fat yogurt in your local grocery store?

We’ve been brainwashed in believing that fat is evil and somehow responsible for those creeping inches around your waist!

It’s time to set those beliefs aside and to start embracing the right kinds of fats. But which ones, you’re probably wondering?

I wish I could just tell you to eat more omega-3 fats, but it’s far more complicated than that. I wouldn’t be giving you the whole story. And that could be dangerous.

That’s one of the reasons my colleague, Dr. DiNicolantonio and I decided to write Superfuel. The degree of brainwashing has become so severe that you need more than a few pearls of wisdom. You need the whole story to get your eating – and something as serious as weight management – back on the right path.

Here’s just a sampling of what you’ll learn in Superfuel for using fat to your advantage and making the right fats your best friend in managing your weight:

Beauty From Within: How Good Fats and Bad Fats Can Help You Look Younger or Older (Take Your Pick!)

Minimize Dry Skin and Wrinkles
Certain fats work from within to soothe dry skin and help minimize wrinkles

Many people don’t realize that with fats, what you ingest influences what you see in the mirror.

Omega 6, especially from industrial seed oils can cause oxidation and prematurely age your skin.

On the other hand, animal-based omega-3 fats help your skin thrive and promote beautiful, clear, healthy-looking skin.

In Superfuel, you’ll find out:

Get Brain Smart With Good Fats, Risk Your Cognitive Health With Bad Fats... Starting in the Womb

Children’s Brain Development
Children need adequate omega-3 fats for healthy brain development, learning, and behavior

Omega-3s in early life, including in the womb, is a major factor in healthy brain development.

Healthy brain development influences everything...

Attention span in school... Learning... The ability to focus, communicate, and interact with the world, at any age...

Today we’re seeing an epidemic of learning disabilities, attention deficit disorder (ADD), and other issues that affect learning, cognitive function, and mood in children.

Could the average American woman’s diet that’s high in omega-6s and low in omega-3s be playing a major role in this unfortunate trend?

Getting the right balance of fats is important when a baby is in the womb and after they’re born as babies’ brains and nervous systems continue to develop and need the right building blocks.

Neurons, or brain cells, are especially rich in DNA, so a DHA shortage could potentially contribute to cognitive problems and unbalanced moods.

Your neurons orchestrate cellular communication in your brain, but that’s not all they do... They connect your brain to your muscles, allowing you to walk, run, throw a ball, blink, and even breathe.

The formation of synapses – the spaces between neurons and the sites of cellular communication – depends on an adequate supply of DHA, as does synthesis of myelin, a fatty substance that surrounds and protects neurons.

Babies develop better cognitive performance when given DHA in their first few months. Ensuring appropriate omega-3 during pregnancy and throughout childhood helps with eye and brain development, and it impacts cognition, learning, behavior, and even reproduction later in life.

In Superfuel, you’ll learn more about how to give your baby their best start in life:

Proper formation of the brain and healthy cognition affects not only childhood, but throughout adolescence and into adulthood.

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Your Brain Never Stops Developing... Why the Right Fats Matter Throughout Adulthood

You need omega-3 fats throughout life for memory and brain plasticity

No matter your age, you need long-chain omega-3s, as they’re crucial for memory, cognitive function, and brain plasticity. Since DHA plays an especially important role in the physical structure of neurons, you can safely assume that you cannot have healthy cognitive function without adequate DHA.

Up to half of the fats in your brain are made up of DHA. The omega-fats DHA and EPA are important for insulin signaling in your brain and central nervous system.

Patients with Alzheimer’s disease have lower amounts of brain DHA compared to healthy individuals. Consequently, brain insulin signaling is often disrupted with this tragic disease.

Animal studies show that diets high in omega-3 can help you maintain your cognitive function by reducing concentrations of damaged brain-cell fats and increasing:

In Superfuel, you’ll discover steps you can take now to help maintain brain function and improve cognitive impairment. Dr. DiNicolantonio and I cover topics like:

Depression and Mood Disorders – Could a Fat Imbalance Be a Contributing Factor?

The incidence of depression has risen right along with the rise in consumption of vegetable oils. Is there a link?

Levels of depression, anxiety, and other mood disturbances have never been higher.

There’s no question... it’s not just our awareness of it, depression is increasing. Worse, 30 to 40 percent of people with a major depressive disorder are now considered “treatment-resistant”, which means drugs or therapy don’t help.

Here’s an interesting observation: The rise in the incidence of depression has paralleled the rise in the consumption of vegetable oils.

Could depression be linked to the fat you eat – or don’t eat?

Major depressive disorder is estimated to become the second leading cause of disability worldwide by 2020, but populations that consume a lot of fish have a low prevalence of this illness.

Science tells us that the dramatic shift in the fats we now eat is at least partly responsible. Other factors, like stress or worry, surely play a role, but when you have a healthy balance of fats in your diet – and in your brain – you might be much more able to cope.

Remember, inflammation can also occur in your brain, and that may look and feel more like emotional and psychological pain, rather than a physical sensation. Studies show that patients with depression have excessive pro-inflammatory compounds.

Healthy mood, a positive mental outlook, emotional resilience, rejuvenating sleep, and the ability to cope with everyday stressors depend on your brain generating and using the right balance of neurotransmitter “feel-good chemicals” – molecules like dopamine and serotonin.

Inflammatory compounds in your brain can reduce the availability of the precursors and building blocks for these neurotransmitters. It’s like a snowball effect in that it also interferes with proper functioning of your hypothalamus and pituitary gland, which produce hormones that also contribute to balanced mood.

Compared to healthy individuals, people with depression typically have lower levels of EPA and DHA in their tissue. Could there be a connection?

Eating a diet that results in less inflammation makes sense, especially for those battling depression and other mood disturbances. And adding an omega-3 supplement may be key...

Consider Superfuel your guide... You’ll learn which foods to eat to correct your fat imbalance and squelch the inflammation in not only your brain, but your entire body.

Superfuel: Ketogenic Keys to Unlock the Secrets of Good Fats, Bad Fats, and Great Health

With Superfuel, you’ll discover exactly what to eat and in what quantities. No guesswork... We want this to be your go-to guide to help you choose the right fats and to achieve the best health possible.

Here’s a sampling of what you’ll learn about making good food choices and supplementing with omega-3 fats:

Good Fats, Bad Fats, and Great Health: Take Action Now and Reap the Rewards You Deserve

If you have any questions whatsoever about fats: Are they are good for us? Should we be eating a high fat diet? Why should we choose certain fats over others? And why we should stay away from bad fats (think: trans fats), Superfuel will answer them all—and more! Packed with science-backed information, this book will be your go-to resource for all things “fat,” and will provide you an in-depth look at this essential nutrient.
Andrea Donsky, Registered Holistic Nutritionist & Founder of Naturally Savvy

It’s really not your fault that you’re confused about fats – so are many doctors and other health professionals! The recommendations for which fats to eat have changed so many times over the last several decades. Just when you think you understand the most recent guidelines, they change them again. It’s enough to give you whiplash…

In our book, Superfuel: Ketogenic Keys to Unlock the Secrets of Good Fats, Bad Fats, and Great Health, Dr. James DiNicolantonio and I walk you through the history of why this has happened and why you really can’t trust what you’re hearing about fats.

You are what you eat, and the truth is... you can only be as healthy as the fats you eat. Once you discover how eating the right fats can make the difference between optimal wellness and illness, you hold the key to the potential for great health.

Start making changes today, and change your body. By fixing your fat balance with good fats, you can help yourself stay free of chronic disease, or help you recover if you’re already living with one.

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Dr. James DiNicolantonio
Meet Dr. James DiNicolantonio

James J. DiNicolantonio, Pharm. D., is a respected cardiovascular research scientist, doctor of pharmacy at Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute in Kansas City, Missouri, and the associate editor of British Medical Journal's (BMJ) Open Heart. He is the author or coauthor of approximately 200 publications in medical literature. His research has been featured in The New York Times, ABC’s Good Morning America, TIME, Fox News, U.S. News and World Report, Yahoo! Health, BBC News, Daily Mail, Forbes, National Public Radio, and Men’s Health, among others.

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