WHAT CAN YOU DO?
Do not use Canola Oil. Read labels. If you eat out often, choose restaurants that don't use Canola (ask!).
For cooking use Olive Oil, Walnut Oil, Almond Oil, or Butter (clarified butter, called ghee, came from India and never goes rancid. It can be found in some health food stores -- or make it yourself by skimming foam).
Good oils (other than for cooking/baking) are Safflower, Sunflower, Soy, Sesame, Flax Seed and Olive (never goes rancid). Buy in glass containers -- never pliable plastic which leaches the solvent toluene in the contents.
Peanut oil is not good for eating ( and peanut butter is indigestible, becoming rancid in the system!).
Make your concerns known to burger places, restaurants, bakeries, supermarkets and with letters to newspapers. Write to talk shows like "20/20"* and "60 Minutes"*. Send this article and ask them to investigate.
Demand full disclosure labeling and knowledge of testing procedures. Request that notices be put up.
The body may be detoxified after the colon is cleansed and functioning. Thereafter, specific herbal formulas are used to rebuild the myelin sheath. This process may take anywhere from 2 to 4 weeks.
According to Dr. Mary G. Enig, F.A.C.N., Nutritional Sciences Division of Enig Associates, inc. in Silver Spring, Maryland
"Enclosed is one of the latest items of information on canola oil. According to this research done by Canadian government researchers, consuming canola oil increases the requirement for Vitamin E. This is not desirable for a food purporting to be healthy for the whole foods market.
Deadly for the Human Body!
Beware of Canola Oil, it is an Industrial Oil, not fit For human consumption.
(Thank goodness for alternative medicine sites getting out the true facts, but of course, they are not funded by industry.)
Before you read the following article, here is a summary of a few facts regarding Canola Oil:
It is genetically engineered Rapeseed. Canada paid the FDA the sum of $50 million to have rape registered and recognized as "safe". (Source: Young Again and others) Rapeseed is a lubricating oil used by small industry. It has never been meant for human consumption. It is derived from the mustard family and is considered a toxic and poisonous weed, which when processed, becomes rancid very quickly. It has been shown to cause lung cancer (Wall Street Journal: 6/7/95) It is very inexpensive to grow and harvest. Insects won't eat it. Some typical and possible side effects include loss of vision, disruption of the central nervous system, respiratory illness, anemia, constipation, increased incidence of heart disease and cancer, low birth weights in infants and irritability. Generally Rapeseed has a cumulative effect, taking almost 10 years before symptoms begin to manifest. It has a tendency to inhibit proper metabolism of foods and prohibits normal enzyme function. Canola is a Trans Fatty Acid, which has shown to have a direct link to cancer. These Trans Fatty acids are labeled as hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils. Avoid all of them! According to John Thomas' book, Young Again, 12 years ago in England and Europe, rape seed was fed to cows, pigs and sheep who later went blind and began attacking people. There were no further attacks after the rape seed was eliminated from the diet.
Source: David Dancu, N.D.
By Jim Lynn, Essential Oils
It's amazing to me...The more research I do, the more I see a relationship between the food we eat and fatal diseases. Canola oil is no exception. Readers of EOO are familiar with the meat industry practice of feeding rendered meat "by-products" to cattle and poultry (EOO #015), and the suspected relationship of Mad Cow Disease to CJD and Alzheimer's Disease (EOO #016). Now comes information that Canola Oil is the suspected causative agent for Scrapie, a viral disease transmitted to cattle who were fed rendered sheep infected with Scrapie. Both Scrapie and Mad Cow Disease destroy the brain's ability to function. They literally eat the brain away, causing blindness, loss of mind and erratic behavior.
Canola oil's real name is "LEAR" oil (Low Erucic Acid Rape). it is more commonly known as "rape oil," a semi-drying oil that is used as a lubricant, fuel, soap and synthetic rubber base, and as an illuminant to give color pages in magazines their slick look. In short it is an industrial oil that does not belong in the human body. It is typically referred to in light industry as a penetrating oil.
Back in the 1980's, rape oil was widely used in animal feeds in England and throughout Europe. It was banned in 1991. Since then, Scrapie in sheep has totally disappeared.
While that's good for Europeans, it is bad for Americans because the problem is now ours. Rape seed oil (Canola oil) is widely used in thousands of processed foods...with the blessings of our own government.
Canola oil was first developed in Canada. It's proponents claim that due to genetic engineering and irradiation, it is no longer rape oil, but "Canola" (Canadian oil). They also claim it is completely safe, pointing to it's unsaturated structure and digestibility. Although, I could not verify it, it is claimed the Canadian government paid the FDA the sum of $50 million dollars to have Canola oil placed on the GRAS list (Generally Recognized As Safe). However it was done, a new industry was created.
The truth is however, that rape is the most toxic of all food oil plants. Not even insects will eat it. No wonder farmers like growing it. It turns out that rape is a member of the mustard family of plants, and is the source for the chemical agent, mustard gas, which causes blistering on skin and lungs when inhaled. Mustard Gas was banned after WWI for this very reason.
Studies of Canola oil done on rats indicate many problems. Rats developed fatty degeneration of heart, kidney, adrenals and thyroid gland. When the Canola oil was withdrawn from their diet, the deposits dissolved, but scar tissue remained on the organs. Why were no studies done on humans before the FDA placed it on the GRAS list?
Consumed in food, Canola oil depresses the immune system, causing it to "go to sleep." Canola oil is high in glycosides which cause health problems by blocking (inhibiting) enzyme function. it's effects are accumulative, taking years to show up. One possible effect of long term use is the destruction of the protective coating surrounding nerves called the myelin sheath. When this protective sheath is gone, our nerves short-circuit causing erratic, uncontrollable movements.