Natural food brings a certain combination of different nutrients like fat, protein, and carbohydrates, as well as an assortment of minerals and micronutrients like vitamins and more.

Once you separate parts of a whole food from their natural form, that extract is unnatural. As it doesn’t exist in the form naturally.

I think of it this way, if it doesn’t have a pretty close natural equivalent found in nature, then it isn’t natural. 

Some oils like olive oil and coconut oil can be made from a basic process of pressing them and extracting the oil. Still, eating or taking the oil and using it separately from the plant introduces the oil into our system in a concentrated manner that our genome has never processed. And that is what makes it unnatural.

Fats are pretty fluid and render liquid very easily. All natural fats will liquefy at around 100 degrees Fahrenheit or lower, making them all liquid in a healthy human body of 98.6 degrees.

Some people have the image of saturated fats as more solid, plaque-like substances that get stuck in our arteries, heart, and brain when the reality is that even coconut oil that can turn to a hard, white, wax-like texture will liquefy around 76 degrees and be as thin as olive oil.

So, for coconut oil to solidify and clog anything, your body temperature must be 76 degrees or lower for an extended period. In that case, you have more significant issues because you’re dead or nearly dead.

As I see it, the rendering of fat from food you are preparing, like bacon rendering as you cook it, would still be considered natural if eaten with food, whereas pouring avocado oil into a pan to cook your eggs would not.

“Don, what can I cook my “X-Y-Z” in if I don’t use oil?”

Figure it out. 

The healthiest foods and most bioavailable food to humans come with fat naturally. Use it, combine it with other foods with it, or don’t.

“So, Don, you don’t use any oils at all?”

What’s the difference? What I use doesn’t change the evolutionary physiology concept here. You are not me. I have my own profile, metabolic flexibility, experience, plan, and program for myself, not you. 

Giving specific answers to general blanket questions leaves too much room for misinterpretation of the answers and always gets me in trouble as someone else says, “see, Dr. Don said you can eat “X-Y-Z.” Not today.

“So, you are saying that “X-Y-Z (fill in your food, product, oil, powder, vitamin, extract, supplement, fake sugar, drink of choice) isn’t healthy, and I shouldn’t eat it?

Nope. Didn’t say that and won’t for all the above reasons. So please, no screenshots or questions about your “X-Y-Z” in the comments, or at least when you do, explain why you think it would be an exception. 

I’m not here to tell anyone to use oil or not. I am just pointing out our evolutionary physiology and making some essential points about what is natural and what will produce a natural reaction in the body, and what isn’t.

If you are ready to make a plan and get a program together and need help, message me or write  in the comments, and I will see what I can do.

For now, keep following and join “Insulin Friendly Fasting Secrets.”

We can do better!

Dr. Don

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