Rosie Morning – Health Transformation Ep.7

Fat in our Food / Healthy Eating is for Kids Too

July 14, 2016


Roger has already had to take his belt in a hole smaller. Although he is doing some more walking, he is not exercising much. The key to his transformation is that a whole-food, plant-based diet is naturally high in high in nutrients and low in fat. When we eat naturally, our body finds a healthy weight naturally, without having to live in a gym.

This episode, we sit down with Roger (and Tammy) to clear up misinformation concerning fat. We discuss the idea of “healthy” and “unhealthy” fats; how to best get Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids; are olive and coconut oils really healthy; nuts and seeds; and how simple it is to cook without oil.

We also point out that not only is the fat we eat the fat we wear, but, more importantly, a diet high in fat is the leading cause of cardiovascular disease (heart disease, stroke, erectile dysfunction, etc.). Please refer to the work by Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn Jr. and Dr. Dean Ornish. These medical pioneers proved decades ago that a low-fat whole-food plant-based diet is all you need to prevent and REVERSE cardiovascular disease!


Another important topic of today’s episode is to include our children in a healthy way of eating. Often, parents that we coach feel they don’t want to impose this way of living on their kids because they feel they will be denying them something. We help them understand that the only things they will be denying them are health issues like ear infections, asthma, allergies, acne, obesity, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and more. Our children deserve this as much as anyone and the food is delicious at any age. For guidance specific to children, we recommend Dr. Joel Fuhrman and his book “Disease-Proof you Child”.

Correction: We unfortunately mis-spoke during our show and said that omega-6 fats primarily come from animal sources. They do not. Omega-6 fats are derived from linoleic acid and are found in leafy vegetables, seeds, nuts, grains, and vegetable oils (corn, safflower, soybean, cottonseed, sesame, sunflower). For more on omega-6 and omega-3 essential fatty acids, please refer to Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine and UC Davis Integrative Medicine. Just remember, to maintain a healthful omega-6 to omega-3 ratio, simply follow a whole food (plant-based) diet which is naturally low in fat. It’s really that easy.


Coming up in our next episode:
Stress management – listening to the voices in our head without judgement.
Mary-Ellen and John