Jill Grunewald

Jill Grunewald from www.healthfulelements.com is our guest co-host today to talk about the fear of fat, hormones, cholesterol and heart disease myths.

Jill loves to talk about the importance of dietary fat for ten years and the fear of fat.

Concerns people have about eating fat are getting fat and heart disease


  • Myth of fat started with the lipid hypothesis of Ancel Keys
  • Low fat diets creates a hormonal train wreck
  • http://healthimpactnews.com/2014/time-magazine-we-were-wrong-about-saturated-fats/
  • Low fat diet creates a mess with the hormones but we have this fear of fat stuck in our heads
  • Types of fats are bad…manufactured fats
  • Good sources of fat egg yolks, fatty fish, avocados, Ghee, grass fed butter and healthy oils as coconut, olive and avocado oils.
  • Cholesterols heals damaged cells, anti-inflammatory and
  • http://www.naturalnews.com/025849_cholesterol_body_health.html
  • Don’t kill the messenger …cholesterol comes to the rescue many times
  • Cholesterol threshold of what is “high” and “low” cholesterol
  • Hypothyroidism can lead to high cholesterol
  • Hormones – the importance of Pregnenolone
  • Flow chart of the hormones and how they communicate… some hormones make other hormones as pregnalone
  • Cholesterol is the king of the throne then pregnalone …
  • Hormones imbalances may be related to low-fat diet we started 20-30 years ago but not the only factor.
  • See the chart of hormonal pathways here https://metabolichealing.com/the-endocrine-journey-steroidal-hormones-their-pathways/
  • Eating good fats helps you lose fat- metabolic burner
  • Not getting enough fat can make you metabolically stagnant and lower metabolism
  • Fat is a fuel for our bodies and gives us energy
  • Saturated fats help reduce bloating by regulating salt retention ratio
  • Adrenal dysfunction can cause belly fat (cortisol)
  • Thyroid and adrenals are fat dependent to operate properly
  • Vitamin D absorption – take with a meal with fat to absorb the best
  • Brain function- 2/3 fat
  • Link with dementia and lack of fat as well as other brain related diseases
  • Serotonin feel good transmitter
  • Regulate blood sugar and release of sugar into bloodstream… avoid hyperglycemia and hypoglycemic blood sugar roller coaster = inflammation and more negative effects in the body
  • Avoid bad fats as seed oils, hydrogenated soybean oil, trans fats – fake processed fats created in a lab.
  • Go for the grass fed dairy and meat… instead of processed and pasteurized dairy.
  • Hormones regulate everything in our body… fat and cholesterol are the building blocks of hormones.
  • Without healthy sources fat you will eventually have health problems
  • Healthy fats as saturated fats make your food tastes better, satiating and eating less…blood sugar more stable and your will eat less
  • Find out about 3 month coaching plans with Jill via www.healthfulelements.com
  • Look out for thyroid cookbook coming out in this summer!
  • The primer, ‘I Hope You Get Fat’
How to become a fat burning machine

How to become a fat burning machine

Submit your details and download the 30 minute "How to become a fat burning machine" powerpoint presentation.

You have Successfully Subscribed!