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Heart Disease: Fat or Fiction

Many health experts claim that certain fats are bad for you. And while this can be true, we end up thinking all fat is ultimately bad. Current research has shown that the real culprits in poor heart health have to do with low nutrition status, high inflammation, stress, and consumption of refined sugar. So if fats can be good for your heart, which ones do we need to consume? Here are three of my top choices for healthy fats that offer up multiple benefits in preventing cardiovascular disease, as well as being tasty and useful in the diet.

is a graduate of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. She holds a BSc. degree in Biochemistry and worked for 2 years in cancer research for a BC-based biotechnology company.

Her interest in natural medicine was nurtured by her First Nations heritage and she continues to volunteer her time in the community.

She is a member of ACAM (Academy of Complementary and Alternative Medicine) a leading organization devoted to research and training in scientific-based alternative medicine.