My husband and I recently watched Mary Enig and Sally Fallon's The Oiling of America lecture on DVD (Weston A. Price). We're both already well acquainted with the importance of natural fats and the toxicity of vegetable oils and man-made fats, and we found the lecture to be incredibly thorough and fascinating. It will definitely get your blood boiling.
One thing Sally said really shook me up, though. Of course, she talks about the lipid hypothesis and how dietary cholesterol does not cause heart disease. But then she claims that "damaged/oxidized cholesterol found in powdered milk and powdered eggs" (i.e. protein powder) WAS likely to be one of the causes of heart disease. I love a protein shake once in awhile, so I have a large stash of powdered whey protein and powdered egg protein, which I've use in shakes as well as in baking on occasion. Ug. I'm afraid to use the stuff now.
I was wondering if others have heard of this too. I'm a big fan of many of the WAPF's teachings, but I also respect the work of Mark Sisson and the Drs. Eades, who both promote the use of protein powder. What do you think?