Good fat, bad fat, low fat, no fat. Cut the carbs but eat some more fat. What sounds like the opening lines of a Dr. Seuss book are actually more reflective of the confusing dietary advice we’ve been getting from the government, medical community, and health “experts” over the past several decades. As a result, we have been subjecting ourselves to a variety of extreme diets and unnatural foods that have done more to reduce our pleasure than our waistlines. Women tend to suffer most from this confusion over dietary fat because fat plays a key role in women’s health. Without the right balance of healthy fats and oils, women may be more prone to distinctly female health issues. These include premenstrual syndrome, menstrual cramps, abnormal menstrual bleeding, osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, and breast disease. Then there are pregnancy-related problems, which may also impact the health of a fetus during pregnancy. […]