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Good fat, whole milk & CLA


For years we’ve heard warnings about the dangers of trans fatty acids. 
One little-known trans fat called trans-palmitoleic acid (TPA), which accounts for only 0.2 percent of dairy fats, appears to yield some pretty impressive heart-health benefits. 

A research team at Harvard examined dietary records and blood samples for more than 3,700 older adults who participated in the Cardiovascular Health Study, they found that the subjects who had the highest levels of TPA also had:

  • Less body fat
  • Lower C-reactive protein
  • Lower triglycerides
  • Higher HDL cholesterol

Those with the highest TPA levels were THREE TIMES less likely to develop type 2 diabetes compared to subjects with the lowest TPA levels!

Three times! 

I’m thinking raw organic whole milk here. It contains TPA saturated fats. 

Not to worry about the fat (I keep telling you it’s the carbs we need to get off)…this quote appeared in the Archives of Internal Medicine, July 1992 regarding the famous Farmingham Study: “At Framingham, we found that the people who ate the most saturated fat, the most cholesterol and the most calories weighed the least, were more physically active and had the lowest serum cholesterol levels.” 

Don’t drink  skim milk,  the skimming process makes the nutrients in milk (such as calcium) more difficult to absorb. You don’t want that. And secondly, TPA gets skimmed right off in the skimming process. 

For raw milk, you’ll have to go off the commercial grid to find a local dairy farmer who sells unpasteurized, unhomogenized milk. And for your extra effort, you’ll be richly rewarded with conjugated linoleic acid (CLA)–an essential fatty acid that’s abundant in raw milk, but not commercial milk.

CLA has been shown to help reduce abdominal fat, reduce progression of osteoporosis, and boost the immune system while lowering triglycerides and diabetes risk. I recommed Ultra CLA from Metagenics. It has 1,000 mg/2 softgel tablets. 

I often recommend Ultra CLA to my female clients that want to remove belly fat!


Belly fat is a serious health concern

I know excess belly fat is a serious health issue and a vanity concern to my patients. I do worry about the excess belly fat I see on some of my clients because scientific research has shown that having excess fat in the abdominal area is dangerous and can lead to serious chronic health problems. 

There are two types of fat that you have in your abdominal area. The first type that covers up your abs from being visible is called
subcutaneous fat and lies directly beneath the skin and on top of the abdominal muscles. The second type of fat that you have in your abdominal area is called visceral fat, and that lies deeper in the abdomen beneath your muscle and surrounding your organs.

Both subcutaneous fat and visceral fat in the abdominal area are serious health risk factors, but science has shown that having excessive visceral fat is even more dangerous than subcutaneous fat.

Both of them greatly increase the risk of developing heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke, sleep apnea, various forms of cancer, and other degenerative diseases.

So for me, helping clients lose bellyfat is a  top priority,  not  because you’ll look and feel a lot better (although that’s a nice side
benefit), but because you’ll be at a lower risk for all types of chronic illnesses and diseases.

The good news is that there are some simple strategies that you can take to lose your bellyfat. One of the most important is taking a UltraMeal shake every morning.  UltraMeal is a medical food that helps the body decrease fat. Order UltraMeal at