How Important Are Good Fats on an Alkaline Paleo Diet? – Very Important!

Eating enough good meat fats, butter, ghee, coconut, olive oil is very important. There is a tendency in the those who are on this program to not eat enough especially fats.  We have been told for so long to not eat much fat it’s very hard for us to immediately understand that good fats are not at all unhealthy. Once we no longer have wheat and grains in our diet we tend to start eating naturally less as the addictive cravings that made us eat these carbohydrates (especially the wheat) have gone and we don’t have the same kind of  hunger we once had. I can’t emphasize enough about getting enough fats into your Alkaline Paleo program.   Bone broth is great for getting good fats easily and healthily.  Make your bone broth and have a cup or two of it everyday.  Not only does it contain good fats but it’s rich in minerals and collagen which are really wonderful for healing the gut and damaged joints and spine. Not eating enough calories (I am not talking about carbs here) will have its effect on the Thyroid which can cause Hypothyroidism. Low caloric eating does cause this illness and is a well known fact in medical circles. However eating plenty of fat on a low carb diet with actually heal Hypothyroidism. By eating plenty of fats you will raise your caloric intake and your Thyroid will be very happy. If you don’t eat enough fats on my program you will cause yourself unnecessary suffering. – Signs of Hypothyrodism are cold hands and feet, hair falling out and  low energy.   Another very good reason for plenty of good fats is to keep the bowels working properly.  The study details below concurs with this conclusion.   I will write about the fallacy and problems of fiber and water for constipation soon.   In the meantime if you are having problems with constipation try using 1 and half teaspoons of ascorbic acid first thing in the morning before food but stay close to the toilet as it will act within 1/2 hour.  This method is entirely safe but won’t work unless you have an empty stomach.  And if you aren’t already, eat good fats.  ——————————————————————————————————————————————————————-

European Journal of Clinical Nutrition (2011) 65, 240–246; doi:10.1038/ejcn.2010.235; published online 27 October 2010

Gastrointestinal transit, post-prandial lipaemia and satiety following 3 days high-fat diet in men

M E Clegg1,2, P McKenna1, C McClean3, G W Davison3, T Trinick4, E Duly4 and A Shafat1

  1. 1Faculty of Education and Health Sciences, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland, UK
  2. 2School of Life Sciences, Functional Food Centre, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK
  3. 3Sport and Exercise Sciences Research Institute, University of Ulster, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
  4. 4Ulster Hospital, Dundonald, Northern Ireland, UK

Correspondence: Dr A Shafat, Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, Faculty of Education and Health Sciences, University of Limerick, Castletroy, Limerick 0000, Ireland. Received 22 June 2010; Revised 7 September 2010; Accepted 20 September 2010; Published online 27 October 2010.

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 High-fat (HF) diets of 2 weeks have been shown to accelerate gastric emptying (GE). To date, no studies have shown any alteration in GE following shorter HF diets. The aim of this study was to assess if an HF, high-energy diet of 3 days can adapt gastrointestinal (GI) transit, blood lipids and satiety.


 Eleven male volunteers participated in a study consisting of three, 3-day interventions each separated by a test day. During the first intervention, volunteers recorded their diet. In the second and third interventions, volunteers repeated their food diary plus either a low-fat yogurt or HF yogurt supplement in randomized order. Test days involved measurement of GE using the 13C octanoic-acid breath-test, mouth-to-caecum transit time (MCTT) using the inulin H2 breath test and satiety using visual analogue scales. Blood samples for measurement of lipaemia were taken using a venous cannula.


 MCTT was different between the three test days (P=0.038), with the shortest MCTT following the HF intervention. GE was shortest following the HF intervention. There were no differences in satiety between the interventions. The HF intervention reduced triglycerides, total cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, and increased high-density lipoprotein cholesterol.


 This study shows that changes in GI transit owing to an HF diet can occur in a time period as short as 3 days.

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