The rich and creamy solution to heart disease, arthritis, osteoporosis, and more
For the past 50 or so years, I’ve seen butter beaten down and abused worse than any skinny, glasses-wearing nerd on a schoolyard playground. The mud-slinging and name-calling has been enough to make any kid cry.
Butter is bad.
Butter causes heart disease.
Butter could cause cancer.
Eat butter and die.
Common sense should have told people these were ridiculous accusations. Humans survived—and thrived—on naturally saturated fats from animal sources for millennia, and were only the healthier for it.
Yet dutiful, gullible Americans bought the lies and made the switch to the plastic-y, polyunsaturated margarine because they were told they were making the smart, healthy choice.
Problem is, none of these accusations have an ounce of truth to them. And as butter consumption decreased, the incidences of heart disease, osteoporosis, arthritis, and so many other diseases skyrocketed.
Conventional medicine and dutiful diet gurus would tell you the two have nothing to do with each other. But, once again, conventional medicine and ignorant nutritionists have it all wrong. Fact is, real butter carries more health benefits than any so-called “healthy” alternative on the supermarket shelf.
The ironic thing about this is that...
Butter doesn’t cause heart disease; it protects you from it!
If you want to slash your risk of heart disease, skip the margarine and use butter instead. According to a survey conducted by the Medical Research Council, men who use butter instead of margarine cut their risk of heart disease in half.
Forget Fido... With numbers like that, butter could become your heart’s new best friend.
A stat like that should come as no surprise to anyone who knows anything about medicine, nutrition, and overall general health—because butter contains a host of nutrients that are good for your ticker.
Take vitamin A, for example. The best, most easily absorbed form of vitamin A is butter. This antioxidant is important for the health of your thyroid and adrenal glands, which are important for your heart and cardiovascular system. (Vitamin A is also crucial for healthy teeth and gums.)
It also contains lecithin, which helps your body metabolize cholesterol and other fats, and antioxidants like vitamins A, E, and selenium, which protect against artery damage.
If the “butter for heart health” comes as a shock to you, you should really be sitting down for this next one. Because science has shown us that...
Butter is one of the best medicines you could take for your stiff, aching joints
Now, don’t go smearing butter all over your body. Butter’s “anti-stiffness factor” works as an internal lubrication that protects against joint calcification—also known as degenerative arthritis. That same anti-stiffness factor prevents hardening of the arteries, cataracts, and calcification of the pineal gland (according to studies published in the American Journal of Physical Medicine and Physiological Zoology).
You might also hear some people refer to it as the “Wulzen factor,” since it was discovered by Dutch researcher Rosaline Wulzen. But no matter what you call it, this compound present in animal fat is absolutely essential for “lubing up” your joints.
Even if I stopped there, you’d have reason enough to make the switch back to butter. But this next part is too important to skip—and the good news keeps getting better. Because the next compound found in butter proves that...
Butter literally has health benefits for your entire body
Gut health, healthy immune system, growth and development... you name it, and butter can help it. Why? Because butter has a special component called Activator X (discovered by the notable Dr. Weston A. Price)—something that helps your body to make the most of the minerals it gets from all kinds of sources.
And although you can get Activator X from sources like organ meats and seafood, butter that comes from grass-fed cows is by far the best way to load up on this compound.
In the years since Dr. Price originally discovered Activator X, other researchers have come to believe that it’s technically vitamin K2. And there are plenty of studies documenting K2’s incredible health benefits. For example, a study published in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) showed that getting more vitamin K2 can...
Reduce the risk of prostate cancer by 35 percent
Another study published in The Journal of Nutrition found that men who had the highest intake of vitamin K2 had a 51-percent lower risk of dying from a heart attack.
I could go on, but I’m sure you get the picture.
Here’s what you need to do:
This one should be obvious...
Eat more butter.
Yes, it’s just about that simple. Of course, the small catch is that not all butter is created equal. To get the butter that carries the most nutritional punch, make sure it’s organic butter from grass-fed cows.