Salt, Sugar and Oil: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Run Time
1 hr 13 min

By Dr. Michael Klaper, MD

Anyone consuming today's Western-style diet is probably eating large amounts of salt, sugar and oil. But could these tasty toppings actually be harmful to your health? Would you eat something if you knew it significantly raised your risk of developing any of the following:

Tissue aging, high blood pressure, type II diabetes and cataracts, blindness, kidney failure, stroke, and other degenerative diseases like arthritis and erectile dysfunction.

Excessive consumption of salt, sugar and oils has been linked with all of the above health scourges of modern life. Is there a way to use these flavorings safely? Are diet sodas safe, and do they help in weight loss? Are there natural sweeteners that do not pose health risks? What might be unhealthy about olive oil? Is a "pinch of salt" okay? What are alternatives to these delicious, but possibly harmful, taste treats?

All of the above topics and more are explored in this lively, presentation by Dr. Michael Klaper, one of the nation's most knowledgeable and entertaining teachers of nutrition and medicine. So, sit back, enjoy this colorfully illustrated lecture and prepare to understand this important topic, while increasing your taste enjoyment of all your foods, and improving your health at the same time!