Are You Getting The Benefits From Those Added Fats?
Many of my clients have been adding in healthy fats to their diet, and a lot of them are even doing a ketogenic diet. Healthy fats are crucial for us to absorb fat soluble vitamins and minerals, they help with hormone production, and can even be beneficial for weight loss. I highly encourage adding these into the diet, but it is important to know if your body is processing them properly.
Not digesting fats is connected to a variety of different symptoms and health problems. One of my clients recently came in with the following health complaints:
Pain in right side of stomach and between shoulder blades
Dry skin & bumps on the back of upper arms
Hypoglycemic symptoms worsened for the last few weeks
Undigested food in stools
One episode of debilitating pain in stomach lasting hours
She was low on many fat soluble vitamins such as vitamin D & K, despite being on a high fat diet and taking vitamins.
During her blood analysis, this client presented with a delayed clearance of chylomicrons. This means that her liver was unable to clear fats, and is also related to a slow release of bile from the gallbladder. This can lead to decreased HDL, insulin resistance, abdominal obesity, and hypertension.