Women that are on the Breast Cancer journey must be clear about certain dietary restrictions. There is the obvious list of “Foods to Avoid”, such as sugar, processed foods, and hormone injected meats. However, there seems to be a lot of confusion about what types of oils are beneficial for Breast Cancer suppression and which ones should be avoided.
Let’s start with the term HNE, which stands for the fatty acid derived toxin “4-hydroxy-trans-2 nonenal”. It is a byproduct that is produced when polyunsaturated oils are heated at very high temperatures. The oils that are high in linoleic acid are often used in restaurants and in homes for frying or high heat cooking include:
Canola Oil, Soybean Oil, Sunflower Oil and Corn Oil. (more…)
Medical advise says to avoid sun, fats and red meat, but to drink lots of water, eat polyunsaturated vegetable oils and focus on the grain-rich bottom of the food pyramid. The medical advice is simply wrong and is not supported by the biomedical literature. A recent article in a major medical journal claims that about 90% of medical advice is not based on clinical research studies, but rather represents the opinions of experts who are supported by the health industry. Most research is conducted to support products. Unfortunately the advice that comes from medical societies is not healthy.
Here I will provide a few examples to illustrate that medical advice is frequently, if not usually, wrong about diet, nutrition, cause of disease, appropriate drug use and whether to spend a few unprotected moments basking in sunshine.
The Sun Is Not the Enemy, but Sun Blockers Can Increase Skin Cancer (more…)
Preservatives and synthetic food agents found in foods inhibit oxygen and delay the development of fungus and mold, creating a longer shelf-life for products. But after being consumed, these toxins deprive human cells of oxygen and rob them of nutrients, thus leading to cell mutation and the perfect breeding ground for cancer.
Just like humans, cells need oxygen to survive and thrive. “Fungus fighting” preservatives and man-made food agents choke out your body’s nutrients at the DNA level by depriving mitochondrial cells of oxygen, sometimes completely shutting them down. And if the body does not have enough essential nutrients, it becomes more susceptible to disease.
Longer shelf life, shorter human life (more…)
Canola oil and canola-based products have been at the centre of controversy for quite a few years. While some say that it helps to lower cholesterol levels, it actually has a few nasty side-effects as well (note: Only animal studies have been done regarding the toxic effects that it has on living organisms). Despite no human studies being done, this product was placed on the GRAS (Generally Regarded as Safe) list. It is in fact a by-product of a highly toxic insecticide product.
In 1954 a young researcher from Russia named David Kritchevsky published a paper describing the effects of feeding cholesterol to rabbits.1 Cholesterol added to vegetarian rabbit chow caused the formation of atheromas—plaques that block arteries and contribute to heart disease. Cholesterol is a heavy weight molecule—an alcohol or a sterol—found only in animal foods such as meat, fish, cheese, eggs and butter. In the same year, according to the American Oil Chemists Society, Kritchevsky published a paper describing the beneficial effects of polyunsaturated fatty acids for lowering cholesterol levels.2 Polyunsaturated fatty acids are the kind of fats found in large amounts in highly liquid vegetable oils made from corn, soybeans, safflower seeds and sunflower seeds. (Monounsaturated fatty acids are found in large amounts in olive oil, palm oil and lard; saturated fatty acids are found in large amounts in fats and oils that are solid at room temperature, such as butter, tallows and coconut oil.) (more…)
Most of what you read about canola is nonsense. (It has its own urban myth developing in the alternative health community.) Unfounded and erroneous assertions about Canola Oil continue to proliferate, particularly on the Internet. Many of these “articles” and widely circulated letters contain references to highly questionable tests or studies. None of these studies have been reviewed by the scientific community or found to be true. The information below (much of it borrowed from Spectrum Naturals) is provided in order to help you separate fact from fiction. (more…)
With National Nutrition Month underway, a big question to ask yourself is “Am I cooking with the right oils”? I’m sure everyone reading this right now has thought about that at least one hundred times before, but in order to keep you and your family healthy you have to be one hundred percent sure you are doing the right thing. With all of the controversy over the past 4-5 years about what fats and oils to eat, stay away from, and simply just avoid at all costs, I don’t blame you for being confused. Just recently (not so recently, studies have been out for years) a few studies have surfaced over the horrible issues arising with the use of Canola oil. I ask you though, what is Canola oil and where does it come from? (more…)