Raw Butter for Weight Loss and Excellent Health

Butter CurlsButter has gotten a bad rap in the media for being high in cholesterol, but we have not been educated on the fact that natural cholesterol is essential for maintaining intestinal health, for development and detoxification of the brain and nervous system, and for overall bodily function.

Now that we have largely omitted butter from our diets in favor of low fat and fake fat foods, we are lacking the vitamins, minerals and fatty acids in butter which have been protecting us against heart disease, cancer, arthritis, osteoporosis, thyroid health, digestion and weight gain.  It’s no wonder that we are so profoundly plagued with these illnesses.

In addition to the omission of this naturally healthy food, many of us are substituting it with margarine or other manufactured spreads.  These products contain toxic cancer-inducing solvents, dangerous trans fat, free radicals, bleach, artificial colors and flavors and/or synthetic vitamins.

When we are healthy, maintaining healthy weight is easy and joyful.  By substituting wholesome butter for unhealthy food in an attempt to lose weight, we hinder our own progress.  Specifically, the toxic substances in margarine or other low calorie or reduced fat spreads actually cause us to gain weight because our bodies are being inundated with substances that are difficult to eliminate.

Moreover, when we eat real butter, we feel satisfied and we are not left with a feeling of deprivation.  The feeling of wanting more causes our bodies to hold on to unwanted weight or makes it hard work to lose weight and keep it off.

While butter in any form is much healthier than any margarine or other manufactured spread, butter is best when it is unpasteurized and from animals that graze on green grass.

Pasteurized (cooked) butter contains irritants in the form of dead bacteria and digestive enzymes which are no longer active – both of which benefit the body when not killed. Raw butter also contains fatty acids which support a healthy immune system, boost metabolism and are anti-microbial, while heated fats often become trapped in the body and store as cellulite.

Butter from grass-fed cows also contains both Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) and the perfect balance of Omega 3 to Omega 6 fatty acid ratio, which are protective against disease and assist the body to build muscle and burn unnecessary body fat.

Supermarket butter is pasteurized and from factory farms where the cows are fed grain and/or corn.  If it does not say 100% grass-fed on the label, it’s most likely grain or corn fed.  Also, toxic chemicals to which animals are exposed are more concentrated in the fat.  For that reason it is important to avoid products from animals treated with antibiotics or hormones.

Here is how the purchase the best butter available to you from most healthful to least healthful:

  • Raw (unpasteurized) butter from grass-fed animals – raised without antibiotics or hormones
  • Raw (unpasteurized) butter from grain/corn fed animals – raised without antibiotics or hormones
  • Raw (unpasteurized) butter from grass-fed animals – raised with antibiotics and/or hormones
  • Raw (unpasteurized) butter from grain/corn fed animals raised with antibiotics and/or hormones
  • Pasteurized butter from grass-fed animals raised without antibiotics and/or hormones
  • Pasteurized butted from grain/corn fed animals raised without antibiotics and/or hormones
  • Pasteurized butter from grass-fed animals raised with antibiotics and/or hormones
  • Pasteurized butter from grain/corn fed animals raised with antibiotics and/or hormones

It’s never recommended under any circumstance to use margarine or artificial spread for the reasons stated above.

Hope Johnson offers guidance and intuitive tools that facilitate awakening and enlightenment. Please email her for more information hope@thewaytotheway.com


  1. Health | acne medication
    November 3, 2009

    i easily Loss Weight by just avoiding a high carb and foods high in saturated fats. exercise is also very important in losing weight that is why i did cardio

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    December 27, 2009

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    1. Diksha
      October 26, 2015

      No, sorry, the link between strtaaued fat and heart disease is flimsy at very best. When you look at population groups around the world and try and correlated strtaaued fat intake and heart disease, no correlation can be found. Go do some research on Ancel Keys, the fraud researcher back in the 1950s that started this whole strtaaued fat is bad for you thing.

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    January 3, 2010

    Weight Loss can be achieved easily through exercise. You should also consider a healthy and balance diet that is free from saturated fat. Avoid sugary foods too.

    1. Hope Johnson
      January 14, 2010

      Avoiding sugary foods is great for weight loss and health. While avoiding saturated fat helps some people to lose weight, it does so while sacrificing optimal health. The propaganda out there about saturated fat being unhealthy is promoted by mainstream media and taught to western medical practitioners because it supports the financial solvency of large food manufacturers.

      While it’s true that cooked saturated fats are harmful to health, they are still less harmful than canola or soy oil which cannot be emulsified at body temperature, lack Omega 3 fatty acids, and contain an overabundance of an unhealthful version of Omega 6 fatty acids. An optimal human diet includes many saturated fats in their raw form with animal fats being from organic, grass-fed animals.

  5. fish oil
    January 9, 2010

    I tried fish oil and it really helped with those fatty acids. The problem was that it made my stomach upset….
    Any suggestions?

    1. Hope Johnson
      January 14, 2010

      Eating raw wild caught salmon or other oily fish supplies fish oil in the most easily digestable, assimilable and utilizable form.

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    January 11, 2010

    The most effective way for Losing Weight is exercise. You just do some cardio workout everyday like jogging and running for miles. That would effectively burn the fats in your body.

    1. Hope Johnson
      January 14, 2010

      Intense and prolonged cardio is a very effective way to lose weight. For most people it is also boring and for some even painful. Acheiving the perfect weight is the natural result of providing our bodies with optimal nutrients, getting circulation through mindful exercise, and releasing all judgments about our current or desired physical form.

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    January 19, 2010

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  8. butterman
    January 26, 2010

    I don’t think the US wellness butter is raw (unpasteurized) unless it was changed. It is made from grass-fed pasteurized cream. The only place I know of that sells a raw butter is organic pastures in CA but they will only ship in CA.

    1. Hope Johnson
      January 26, 2010

      That is correct, butterman. I changed the link accordingly. Thank you!

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