Saturated free fatty acids, polyunsaturated free fatty acids

It’s something I don’t really understand. It’s like saying, you have a diet of higher fat that is not conducive to high metabolic rate, but you add in a few hormones and it’s fixed. But if the fat diet provided enough energy, why do these hormones naturally decline in the first place? How can hormones compensate for an energy problem?

I think Edward must have a good explanation for this, because his posts have hinted about good thyroid not being incompatible with higher fat ratio.

The underlying explanation is that there is a difference between saturated free fatty acids and polyunsaturated free fatty acids. Essentially you self-induce mitochondrial diseases with polyunsaturated free fatty acids; you can’t do that with saturated free fatty acids. There is a longer post here but sadly no time. Sometime after the 16th.

5 Comments Saturated free fatty acids, polyunsaturated free fatty acids

  1. Edward

    Thanks for your comment Tanya. Will be getting to this in the near future. Is there any other specific topic you are also interested in hearing an opinion about?

  2. James

    It’d be interesting to know why you think saturated fats are on par or better than carbohydrates for good thyroid function. I am familiar with Ray Peat’s work and how sufficient carbohydrates intakes suppresses polyunsaturated from being released. From personal experience this seemed plausible, since I didn’t function well with a high sat fat / low carb diet. But for a healthy individual with little pufa store, I’m not clear about any fundamental difference between using fats or carbs oxidatively.

  3. Marco

    Actually, I wanted to know about this. Has been there a following? I can’t see in the articles.



  4. Isaac

    If one can’t really rely on going low carb for ketones, does MCT oil have the same effect? This is what I wanna know.

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