5 Fat Myths that have been Busted by Science but the food industry hasn’t updated us on, yet…


Myth #1 Busted – Fat makes you fat. 

Actually, what makes you fat is being in your mind too much because eating more than you need and eating the “wrong foods” for your body means you are listening to what your mind wants to eat rather than listening to your body. 

If we listened to our body,

… we would follow our taste buds and eat delicious foods like butter, cream and the skin on the chicken (all excellent natural fats for the body).

… We’d notice when we eat processed sugar that our heart beat raises and our bodies feel anxious.

… We’d notice that the pain in our joints worsen with white bread and our constipation gets worse when we drink too much processed milk – every store bought cappuccino uses processed milk.

**So, the greatest diet there ever was, is actually a diet of self-love and to find that you have to go within and rediscover your intuition.** 

Food is meant to be enjoyed.

Myth #2 Busted – Low fat diets are healthy

  • A low fat diet will cause bile to become stagnant in your gall bladder and cause gall stones. 
  • A low fat diet will leave you hungry and dissatisfied leading to constant hunger, overeating and obesity.
  • A low fat diet will make you deficient in fat soluble vitamins – A, D, E & K which are essential for cell regeneration and, well, life!
  • A low fat diet is by its nature high in carbohydrates. A diet high in carbohydrates (especially processed ones) will give you diabetes. Guaranteed. 
  • A low fat diet will contribute to mental illness

Myth #3 Busted – You can substitute fake, processed or plant fats for animal fats.

Animal fats, like those in grass-fed, organic milk, give the body the vitamin D it needs to survive. Synthetic vitamin D, looks like vitamin D in the body but doesn’t do the job properly and leads to diseases like automimmune conditions.

Margarine is something concocted in a factory. It’s inedible and toxic to the body.

Vegetable oils are not vegetable oils, they are industrialised seed oils and they have been scientifically proven to lower immunity, increase insulin and cause inflammation. Please do not eat soy bean oil, sunflower oil, safflower oil, cottonseed oil, rice bran oil, grapessed oil. If it doesn’t come in a dark bottle and need to be refridgerated then you probably shouldn’t eat it.

Myth #4 Busted – You can cook with olive oil.

Olive oil, like all the fats that are liquid at room temperature – walnut, flaxseed, avocado, hempseed – are highly unstable polyunsaturated fats. They are not suitable for cooking as they get destroyed by heat and then become toxic in the body. Use olive oil for cooking in moderation.

Fats suitable for cooking include butter, ghee, coconut oil, tallow, lard, duck fat, goose fat or similar.  

Eggs contain great fats.

Myth # 5 Busted! – You can trust the food industry

If you’re still a little naive about our food industry and think that they care about our health, please wake up. 

The food industry is entirely about profit.

They manipulate our education through marketing campaigns (and because we haven’t learned nutrition at school or sometimes even our mothers, we are vulnerable to their manipulation).

… They lobby government to have certain information changed to suit them.

… They make it extremely difficult for small, local farmers who value quality and chemical-free food production OR artisanal food providers to survive. 


People are waking up!

… People are putting two and two together and realising that they have to do something different. 

… People are spending the extra money to buy quality food that nourishes them and their families. 

YAY! If that’s you, THANK YOU.

You are part of the revolution and we honour you.

Please don’t be seduced by the redundant messages the fats are bad and fats make you fat. 

Please, as best you can, source high quality, local, fresh food especially fats.

Finally, if you want to get healthier but you don’t think you really need to work with me one on one, email me for the information on my upcoming Wellness Group Program. it might just be perfect for you. 

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Brenda Rogers

With over 25 years experience as a corporate trainer, naturopath, yoga teacher and wise woman educator, Brenda is the head clinician and coach at Quintessence Health.

"A healthy mind and body simply ensures you have the time and energy to fully express and manifest your life’s purpose – it facilitates the unfolding of joy."

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