Today, I’m speaking with Ann Louise Gittleman, Ph.D. CNS, a pioneer in the field of nutrition, about the best good fats for teens to eat for the health of their body, brain and mood.
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Decades before the Paleo, Ketogenic and Vegan diet trends, Dr. Ann Louise Gittleman, Ph.D. was the first to proclaim that obesity and diabetes were caused by eating a diet with too little good fats, and too much of the wrong kind of carbohydrate. She wrote about this in her first book, the bestselling Beyond Pritikin (1988).
She was also the first nutritionist to write about the perils of gluten and discuss the blood type theory in 1997, stating that one diet may not be right for every body in Your Body Knows Best. That was my first introduction to Ann Louise’s work back. It really clued me in to the importance of honoring our ancestry in the way we eat.
She then revolutionized dieting in the first edition of The Fat Flush Plan, which became an international best seller, and has just released her updated The New Fat Flush Planwhich she’s going to talk about today as it relates to kids.
She has fearlessly stood on the front lines of diet and detox, the environment, and women’s health. Self Magazine called her one of the Top Ten Notable Nutritionists in the United States.
This interview will give you valuable information about:
- Which fats are the healthiest for teens?
- Which fats are specific to the formation of the cell membrane?
- Which fats should we direct our children to stay away from?
- What is the ideal Omega 6 to 3 ratio?
- Why has Omega 6 been so demonized and misunderstood in the world of nutrition?
- What other nutrients are key to brain health?
- How do detox your liver and why it’s so important.
- A scientist who is helping brain injured children by testing for fatty acids in the blood.
- The best sweeteners to use.
- Resources to gain more helpful insights.
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This episode of Kids in Crisis originally aired on BoldBraveMedia.