CANOLA OIL IS TOXIC
Blindness, Mad Cow Disease and Canola Oil
Millions of people have suffered the loss of their vision from glaucoma, a disease involving atrophy (deterioration) of the optic nerve. For years, "experts" have been telling us that glaucoma results from fluid-pressure buildup in the eye that causes the optic nerve to deteriorate. This theory was based on an incorrect medical model: They were wrong!
Now, the experts have admitted that this is not true and have given birth to a new theory. According to it, glaucoma is instead caused by a deficiency of� oxygen and blood flow. Finally they are on the right trail. In the end, they will discover that glaucoma is the result of insufficient blood flow due to agglutination (clumping together) of the red blood cells and waste buildup in the cells and intercellular fluids.
These blood-corpuscle clusters cannot squeeze through the extremely tiny capillaries in the posterior of the eye, so cannot deliver oxygen to the mitochondria. (1) This is what the problem has been all along, and if people continue to eat soy (2)and canola oils, a lot more of them are going to experience vision irregularities - like retinitis and macula lutea (3) degeneration.
Death of the mitochondria in the cells in the posterior of the eye is due to oxygen starvation, sodium toxicity and waste accumulation. When the mitochondria die, the cells die and the posterior eye tissues atrophy. In this respect, glaucoma has much in common with hair loss, Alzheimer's disease, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy and hearing problems.
There are several things a person can do to reverse these debilitating conditions. Biologically friendly water (4) is basic to all rejuvenation, as is fresh, viable food. Detoxification of the tissues and body fluids is accomplished with yucca extract, Kombucha tea, (5) PACs (6) and colon therapy.
Rape Seed Oil or "Canola"?
Canola is a coined word. It appeared out of nowhere and is not listed in any but the most recent reference sources. The flip side of the canola coin reads: "rape"! You must admit that canola sounds better than rape. The name canola disguised the introduction of rape oil to America.
Canola oil comes from the rape seed, which is part of the mustard family of plants. Rape is the most toxic of all food-oil plants. Like soy, rape is a weed. Insects will not eat it; it is deadly poisonous! The oil from the rape seed is a hundred times more toxic than soy oil.
Canola is a semi-drying oil that is used as lubricant, fuel, soap and synthetic rubber base, and as an illuminant for the slick color pages you see in magazines. It is an industrial oil and does not belong in the body!
Canola oil has some very interesting characteristics and effects on living systems. For example, it forms latex-like substances that agglutinate the red blood corpuscles, as does soy, but much more pronounced. Loss of vision is a known, characteristic side effect of rape oil which antagonizes the central and peripheral nervous systems, again like soy oil, again worse. The deterioration takes years, however. Rape (canola) oil causes emphysema, respiratory distress, anemia, constipation, irritability and blindness in animals-and humans. Rape oil was widely used in animal feeds in England and Europe between 1986 and 1991 when it was thrown out. You may remember reading about the cows, pigs and sheep that went blind, lost their minds, attacked people and had to be shot.
A woman called me from Chicago to tell me that she had been in England when the "Mad Cow Disease" had been at its peak. She said that she had seen a television news report that told people not to panic if they had been using rape oil in their diet and were over 65 years of age. The "experts" added that the effects of rape oil ingestion takes at least 10 years to manifest, and in all likelihood, most of these people would be dead by then anyway!!! Comforting!
In the reports I read, the "experts" blamed the behavior on a viral disease called scrapie. However, when rape oil was removed from animal feed, "scrapie disappeared.
No longer a European livestock problem; now it is ours. U.S. farmers grow rape seed, and manufacturers use its oil (canola) in thousands of processed foods, with the blessings of government watchdog agencies, of course.
Officially, canola oil is known as "LEAR" oil - Low Erucic Acid, Rape. Industry experts love to tell how canola was developed in Canada and that it is safe to use. They admit it was developed from the rape seed, but that through genetic engineering, i.e. irradiation, it is no longer rape seed, but "canola" instead. ["Canadian oil", get it?]
They love to talk about canola�s qualities - its unsaturated structure(Omega 3, 6, 12), its wonderful digestibility and its fatty acid makeup. They turn us against naturally saturated oils and fats, while they come to the rescue with canola oil. They even tell us how Asia has warmly embraced canola due to its distinctive flavor. Isn�t it wonderful how international brokers "help" third-world peoples?
An earthly expression from the Old West sums up the flimflam accompanying rape oil�s rebirth and promotion worldwide: "horse manure and gun smoke!". Its new name provided the perfect cover for commercial interests wanting to make billions in the United States. The euphemism is still very much in use, but is no longer needed. Look at the ingredient list on peanut butter labels. The peanut oil has been removed and replaced with rape oil.
Rape oil is also the source of the infamous chemical-warfare agent , mustard gas, which was banned after blistering the lungs and skin of hundreds of thousands of soldiers and civilians during WW1. Recent French reports indicate that it was again used during the gulf war.
Between 1950 and 1953, white mustard (rape) seed was irradiated in Sweden to increase seed production and oil content. Irradiation is the process the experts want to use to make our food "safe" to eat. Genetically engineered fruits and vegetables are another example of man�s misuses of technology and abuse of public trust by powerful interests and "head-in-the-sand" watchdog agencies.(8)
Canola oil contains large amounts of "isothiocyanates" - cyanide-containing compounds. Cyanide inhibits mitochondrial production of adenosine triphosphate(ATP), which is the energy molecule that fuels the mitochondria. ATP energy powers the body and keeps us healthy and young!
Canola Oil & Metabolism
Many substances can bind metabolic enzymes and block their activity in the body. In biochemistry, these substances are called inhibitors. Toxic substances in canola and soy oils encourage the formation of molecules with covalent bonds which are normally irreversible: They cannot be broken by the body once they have formed.
For example, consider the pesticide malathion. (9)� It binds to the active site of the enzyme acetylcholinesterase and stops this enzyme from doing its job, which is to divide acetylcholine into choline and acetate.
Nerve Function & Organophosphates
Acetylcholine is critical to nerve-impulse transmission. When acetylcholinesterase is inhibited, as by pesticide residues, nerve fibers do not function normally, and muscles do not respond.
For example, think of a garage door opener: If its signal is not received, the door does not open. Similarly in one�s body, the hand or leg is ordered to move, but does not respond. Recently there has been a tremendous increase in disorders like systemic lupus, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, "Myelinoma" (10), pulmonary hypertension and neuropathy. Soy and canola oils are players in the outbreak of these disease conditions. So are the organophosphates; insecticides such as malathion used in food production in the name of efficiency.
Acetylcholinesterase inhibitors cause paralysis of the striated (skeletal) muscles and spasms of the respiratory system. That is why malathion is the pesticide of choice by the experts; it kills insects by paralysis - just like rotenone from soy beans does! It inhibits the insect�s enzymes and those of humans, too!
Agents Orange and Blue that were used in Viet Nam to defoliate jungle cover are also organophosphorus compounds. The Viet Nam vets and the Vietnamese people know about them firsthand. Government experts who okayed their use and chemical companies that manufactured them have finally owned up to their toxic effects on people and the environment. Nonetheless, present-day experts in academia and government continue to bamboozle the public with stories of "safe" science and cheap food through the use of poisons.
Canola oil is also high in glycosides that cause serious problems by blocking enzyme function and deprive us of our life force. Glycosides interfere with the biochemistry of humans and animals. Their presence in rattlesnake venom inhibits muscle enzymes and causes instant immobilization of the victim.
The Cancer/Trans-Fatty Acid Connection - Known in 1949!
Renowned cancer researchers, among them Nobel Prize winner V. Euler of Stockholm, wrote and published a book in 1949 in which they concluded that if the numerous and diverse symptoms associated with various types of cancer were reduced to one common denominator, it would be that "the fat lacks the ability to integrate in the living tissue". "Trans-Fatty acid is the name of the fat that lacks this ability - it is bad fat.
Non-Spoiling, �Spreadable" Oils Are Destroying Our Health
Since 1902, Western countries have resorted to chemical processes to destroy the "unsaturatedness" of vegetable oils. It is done to make them easier to handle; easier to market; and to preserve them so they will not spoil so quickly. In the early 1900s, clever advertisements hailed its "spreadability" - exclaiming that what everyone was waiting for was "a spreadable fat"! Although the destruction of the essential elements of the fat was originally well intended - to prevent it from spoiling - the methods of processing fats are destroying our health. Avoid any vegetable oil that is labeled "hydrogenated", or "partially hydrogenated", as this oil contains 100% Trans-fatty acid!
Why Are We Still Being "Sold" Trans-Fatty Acid?
Food manufacturing is a big, profitable business and employs many highly skilled lobbyists. The new U.S. labeling laws do not list "Trans-Fatty acid� because the large food manufacturers spent billions of dollars to pay for lobbyists to keep "Trans-fatty acid" off the labels. "Cold Pressed" labeling means nothing in the U.S. All commercial oils and nut butters sold in U.S. supermarkets contain Trans-fatty acid. This is because the U.S. government allows heat treated and high pressure squeezed vegetable oil to be used and even labeled "Cold Processed". The Italian government passed a law that olive oil must be protected from heat and high pressure. The U.S. government could save many lives if it passed a similar law to include all vegetable oil.
Figure the amount of Trans-fatty acid in packaged food by using the new U.S. labels.
Butter and tropical fats - coconut, palm, palm kernel, cocoa, and shea nut - are safest for frying, because they contain only small quantities of Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs). The saturated fatty acids contained in these fats/oils are inert and therefore heat stable. Heat does not destroy them in the same way it destroys EFAs. Butter and tropical fats are best used unhydrogenated. Only small amounts should be eaten, as they are sticky, hard, saturated fatty acid-containing fats.
Tropical oils got a bad reputation for increasing cholesterol and triglyceride levels that supposedly cause cardiovascular disease. Tropical oils used in their country of origin have been shown in several studies to decrease cholesterol levels. The difference in results may be due to several causes: deterioration in tropical oils during storage (oxidation; processing (hydro-genation); differing experimental design; or a combination of the above. Raw tropical oils are rich sources of vitamin E and tocotrienols, which help protect arteries from damage leading to cardiovascular disease(CVD). Olive oil imported from Italy is safe for baking but not for frying or deep frying. But only imported Italian olive oil as it is cold processed by law.
Liver and Gall Bladder Problems Improved
The metabolism of fat affects each and every organ. Anyone with liver and gall bladder problems is quite aware of how fats affect them. In medicine they say "Eat less fat", because it was observed that fats do not agree with the sick person. However, if this person with liver and gall bladder problems is given "good fat", i.e. live, highly unsaturated fat, it will agree with him or her very well. It is best to use the threefold unsaturated fat from flax seed oil or hemp seed oil, together with a substance that makes it soluble (mix it with plain, low fat cottage cheese or emulsify it with 2 or more ounces of low fat milk) before you take it.
Many serious medical problems can be solved on the simple basis of taking flax seed oil or hemp seed oil and a sulfur containing protein. (more on the health benefits of flaxoil and hemp seed oil)
Diseased organs react very favorably to this remedy. (Ed. Note: Also Recommended: EPA capsules (fish oil) and Evening Primrose Oil capsules) Alcohols and glycosidcs in canola and soy oils shut down our protective grid-the immune system. Fluoride, immunizations, antibiotics and bio-junk food play a similar role in immune system collapse. An alcohol is a chemistry term for the "reactive" chemical group on an organic molecule. Those "R" groups are what make organic compounds work-for good and bad! Canola alcohols and glycosides are very reactive. They are as toxic as fermented alcohols, but their effects manifest differently. The damage takes years to show up. In a future article, I will discuss the sweet proteins in soy.
When the medical experts check your blood for the presence of the HIV virus, they are looking at your white blood cell "count". If the numbers are normal, they will tell you that you do not have HIV. What they don't see is that the T cells are in a stupor. This opportunistic condition causes life forms in the blood and nymph to metamorphose, manifest as hepatitis, pneumonia and HIV, bypass the body's immune-system defenses(the T cells) and get a foothold. As Claude Berard said, "The terrain is everything!"
Once inside the cells, HIV takes over the RNA and DNA. It uses the mitochondria to produce energy for its own use. Quietly it multiplies, then one day - BANG! - you wake up dying of AIDS.
Aids and Green Monkeys In his earth-shaking book, "AIDS: The End of Civilization", Dr. William Campbell Douglass asked, "Do you really think some green monkey all of a sudden bit some guy in the ass and presto, AIDS all over the world?"
Dr. Douglass was examining the hype that the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta have been peddling to the public about the AIDS virus, HIV. Douglass' book tells the "whole" story of the development of HIV at the Ft. Detrick(Maryland) military installation installation. His story is well documented and confirms the theme of the futuristic movie "Outbreak". More about AIDS/HIV/AZT: astonishing facts
Had the experts determined the pH of the saliva, urine and blood they would have instantly known what they were up against: That the dying boy had a chronically low total-body pH - so low that his fluids were dissolving the myelin sheathing protecting his nerve fibers. This caused his nervous system to disintegrate. Does this description sound like the dozens of degenerative nerve-related disorders plaguing people today?
The boy was given Lorenzo's oil to boost energy output and act as a detoxifier of metabolic poisons. The oil shocked his body into a less acid condition. Lorenzo's oil is olive oil! When given in large quantities, olive oil shocks the body and causes it to adjust its pH. It will also safely purge the body of gall and liver stones, thus removing the need for gall bladder surgery. (Yucca extract and PACs must precede the "flush")
Shortly after Lorenzo's oil was released, my brother saw an "expert" on a TV talk show claim that Lorenzo's oil was rape seed oil. This was a lie. Give rape oil to a sick person and you seal his or her doom. Here is another good example of "disinformation" in the public domain. These falsehoods should cause every thinking person to question the molding of public opinion by the powerful commercial interests behind the scenes.
Blood & Oils By now it should be obvious that congested blood and lymph flow negatively affect every part of the body. Moreover, using processed foods containing canola oil, soy oil and chemical additives confuses the body and weakens the immune system. It should come as no surprise that anyone wanting to enjoy peak health and longevity must take personal control and responsibility for his or her health and life. There is no other way! "Health care industry" is an oxymoron; it protects its own health and economic interests. Learn to protect your health and economic interests by learning how to take care of yourself. Then act on that knowledge.
This excerpt from John Thomas' new book, "Young again: How to Reverse the Aging Process:, published by Promotion Publishing, San Diego, has been edited especially for Perceptions. This excerpt has been edited especially for Perceptions magazine March/April 1996
Whole Foods Market's excerpt on canola: "Hybrid or Genetically Engineered? Canola is a hybrid variety of rapeseed developed in Canada during the 1970s from traditional pedigree hybrid propagation techniques based on black mustard, leaf mustard, and turnip rapeseed. It is true however, that some forms of rapeseed are genetically engineered. Canola oil that is certified organic is from non-genetically altered seed. Our own Whole Foods Market 365 Brand of canola oil is from non-genetically altered rapeseed.
1) Bacteria inhabiting the cells of all animals. They produce and burn the energy-carrying molecule adenosine triphosphate (ATP) 2) Soy contains phytohemaglutinin(PHG), a toxic biochemical that causes blood to clot and combines with impurities to form plaque, obstructing capillaries. PHG numbs immune system T cells, alters hormonal activity and slows vital organ function. Its effects are cumulative. more about toxicity of soy 3) An area in the eye near the center of the retina in which visual perception is most acute. 4) Water resonant a: 78 hertz, or earth frequency, pure, highly charged and magnetic in its strong right-spin molecular charge. 5) A revitalizing tea made from a fungus-like organism 6) Proanthocyanidins, plant-derived antioxidants, free-radical scavengers. 7) A solid fatty acid, a nomologue of olaic acid, derived from oils of mustard seeds and rape seeds=20 8) See "The Devil's Bargain" Gene-altered food", Perceptions Nov/Dec/ 1995, pg. 38 9) Any organic compound containing phosphorus, specifically one used as an insecticide. eg. malathion, the "harmless" pesticide spray used to kill the Med fly and blanket every living thing in California a few years ago and again in 1994 and 1995, and in Texas in April, 1995 10) A catch-all term used by doctors for the deterioration of the myelin sheathing around the nerves, "-ova" means "tumor", but the condition could as easily be "myelinosis". It is also often "Walking Legs Syndrome", and causes its sufferers intense burning sensations they must walk off.
Engineered Fats & Oils & The Degenerative Disease Epidemic "The degenerative disease epidemic that wracks the nation came coincidentally with the introduction of engineered fats and oils. It is the type of fats and oils that we consume that is directly correlated to the rise of epidemic degenerative disease; it is not the amount of fats and oils that we eat that causes the problem.It is by chronically consuming the fats and oils that cause degenerative disease that we impair our ability to consume healthy fats and oils. We also impair our ability to consume carbohydrates and thus become Diabetic and Obese." Thomas Smith, author of Insulin: Our Silent Killer
Learn about healthy oils - oils that can save your life: (flaxoil, evening primrose oil, olive oil, and other healthy oils and fats) "The human body cannot function properly without two polyunsaturated fats - linoleic and alpha-linolenic acid. These fatty acids, which are found in Flaxseed Oil are truly essential to normal cell structure and body function. Some Conditions Improved by Omega-3 Oils: High Cholesterol Levels - Prevention of Strokes and Heart Attacks - Angina - High Blood Pressure - Arthritis - Multiple Sclerosis - Psoriasis and Eczema - Cancer Prevention and Treatment - Allergies - Asthma - Calmness Under Stress - Vitality"
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 mylin sheath. When this protective sheath is gone, our nerves short-circuit causing erratic, uncontrollable movements. Learn more (it takes about a minute or longer to load the info from Holistic Health Encyclopedia
Rapeseed oil was a monounsaturated oil that had been used extensively in many parts of the world, notably in China, Japan and India. It contains almost 60 percent monounsaturated fatty acids (compared to about 70 percent in olive oil). Unfortunately, about two-thirds of the mono-unsaturated fatty acids in rapeseed oil are erucic acid, a 22-carbon monounsaturated fatty acid that had been associated with Keshan�s disease, characterized by fibrotic lesions of the heart. In the late 1970s, using a technique of genetic manipulation involving seed splitting,2 Canadian plant breeders came up with a variety of rapeseed that produced a monounsaturated oil low in 22-carbon erucic acid and high in 18-carbon oleic acid. The new oil referred to as LEAR oil, for Low Erucic Acid Rapeseed, was slow to catch on in the US. In 1986, Cargill announced the sale of LEAR oil seed to US farmers and provided LEAR oil processing at its Riverside, North Dakota plant but prices dropped and farmers took a hit.3
Modern oil processing is a different thing entirely. The oil is removed by a combination of high temperature mechanical pressing and solvent extraction. Traces of the solvent (usually hexane) remain in the oil, even after considerable refining. Like all modern vegetable oils, canola oil goes through the process of caustic refining, bleaching and degumming�all of which involve high temperatures or chemicals of questionable safety. And because canola oil is high in omega-3 fatty acids, which easily become rancid and foul-smelling when subjected to oxygen and high temperatures, it must be deodorized. The standard deodorization process removes a large portion of the omega-3 fatty acids by turning them into trans fatty acids. Although the Canadian government lists the trans content of canola at a minimal 0.2 percent, research at the University of Florida at Gainesville, found trans levels as high as 4.6 percent in commercial liquid oil.24 The consumer has no clue about the presence of trans fatty acids in canola oil because they are not listed on the label.
A large portion of canola oil used in processed food has been hardened through the hydrogenation process, which introduces levels of trans fatty acids into the final product as high as 40 percent.25 In fact, canola oil hydrogenates beautifully, better than corn oil or soybean oil, because modern hydrogenation methods hydrogenate omega-3 fatty acids preferentially and canola oil is very high in omega-3s. Higher levels of trans mean longer shelf life for processed foods, a crisper texture in cookies and crackers�and more dangers of chronic disease for the consumer.26
CANOLA OIL: Deadly for the Human Body!
It is genetically engineered rapeseed It has been shown to cause lung cancer (Wall Street Journal: 6/7/95) 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!
Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) is a rare fatal degenerative disease caused by in a build up long-chain fatty acids (c22 to c28) which destroys the myelin (protective sheath ) of the nerves. Canola oil is a very long chain fatty acid oil (c22). Those who will defend canola oil say that the Chinese and Indians have used it for centuries with no effect, however it was in an unrefined form.
Be Careful of Canola
CANOLA OIL - RAPE IN A DIFFERENT GUISE
Soy and canola
" Recently there has been a tremendous increase in disorders like systemic lupus, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, "myelinoma", pulmonary hypertension and neuropathy. Soy and canola oils are players in the outbreak of these disease conditions. So are the organophosphates, insecticides such as malathion used in food production in the name of efficiency." more
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is widely believed to be an immune system disorder that causes the body�s own antibodies to attack the myelin sheath in the brain and the spinal cord causing inflammation and scaring. The myelin sheath is a fatty type wrapping that surrounds the nerve fibers throughout the nervous system of the body. The disease is progressive and slowly degenerates the entire central nervous system. The term Sclerosis actually means "to harden" and Multiple refers to "many locations" throughout the central nervous system. Available natural nutritional products for MS and more information
THERE IS HOPE FOR MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS! by Dudley Delany
"I have spent several days lecturing at the WORLD ENVIRONMENTAL CONFERENCE on ASPARTAME, marketed as 'NutraSweet', 'Equal', and 'Spoonful'. In the keynote address by the EPA, they announced that there was an epidemic ofmultiple sclerosis and systemic lupus, and they did not understand what toxin was causing this to be rampant across the United States. I explained that I was there to lecture on exactly that subject.
When the temperature of Aspartame exceeds 86 degrees F, the wood alcohol in ASPARTAME converts to formaldehyde and then to formic acid, which in turn causes metabolic acidosis. (Formic acid is the poison found in the sting of fire ants). The methanol toxicity mimics multiple sclerosis; thus people were being diagnosed with having multiple sclerosis in error. The multiple sclerosis is not a death sentence, where methanol toxicity is.
In the case of systemic lupus, we are finding it has become almost as rampant as multiple sclerosis, especially in Diet Coke and Diet Pepsi drinkers. Also, with methanol toxicity, the victims usually drink three to four 12 oz. Cans of them per day, some even more. In the cases of systemic lupus, which is triggered by ASPARTAME, the victim usually does not know that the aspartame is the culprit . The victim continues its use, aggravating the lupus to such a degree, that sometimes it becomes life threatening. When we get people off the aspartame, those with systemic lupus usually become asymptomatic. " more
Lupus is an autoimmune disease in which the body�s own immune system attacks the skin, blood vessels, joints, and other tissues of the body. It is believed that there may be a virus that causes the development of antibodies, which then attacks good body tissues. Visual symptoms may include a butterfly shaped rash on the checks or the nose or in other locations on the body. Woman make up 90% of the people with Lupus and it is even more prevalent in Asian women. Learn more about Types of Lupus: