The Oiling of America
Sally Fallon presents the work of famed researcher Dr Mary Enig in this essential history of how “vegetable oils” (unnaturally refined seed oils) came to be falsely positioned as the “safest” and “healthiest” fats for the human diet. Sally Fallon heads the Weston A. Price Foundation and her warm calmness and glowing poise as she states the case for a diet low in refined oils and rich in natural, unrefined fats is also evidence of a woman who probably consumes few, if any, refined carbohydrates.
In 2003, Sally Fallon released the modern classic Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats. This book is a must-read for understanding the basics of good nutrition, along with Fallon’s other bestseller, co-authored with Dr Mary Enig herself, Eat Fat, Lose Fat: The Healthy Alternative to Trans Fats. These two books may be considered the mothers of today’s high-fat-low-carb movement, as well as many critical facets of the real food and paleo movements. Just as surely, the grandfather of those movements is Weston A Price’s original and monumental treasure of nutritional anthropology, Nutrition and Physical Degeneration – essential reading for grasping the intergenerational implications of sustained poor dietary habits.
If you were only ever going to give yourself two hours to get an overview of contemporary nutrition, why it’s in a mess and how to begin to help improve it, the video The Oiling of America would be how to spend that little time. It is the fundamental and essential source for context, insights and first steps in practical, everyday remedy of the situation.