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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

  • Nausea

  • Fatigue

  • Trouble concentrating

  • 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.