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Saturday, June 14, 2014

EPA: Out of Control

Cleanup to Start in East Fork Ninemile; Watch for Traffic

Here is an example of still another toxic waste dump being created in the epicenter of the Bunker Hill Superfund Site. Technically it may be a mile or so removed from the “BOX” or original 21 sq. miles. Nevertheless the message is one of a warning to residents who may be living in the area to watch out for heavy equipment as well as other risks to those who live in the area. Every indication is revealed that dangerous contamination is being dug up and transferred to another location close by.

The part about “securing” the lead and heavy metals, which amount to God only knows how many years and dump truck loads is being place in a smaller, managed location to keep it from being moved downstream? Everything runs down stream whether it be isolated i.e. out of the radar of affected citizens visibility but not out of the danger of  fugitive windblown dust.

Why was permanent waste disposal never discussed to the public? 

In addition our office has firsthand knowledge of how the public comment period went to folks in that area and a copy of the comments to the two comments that were received. This hardly equates to the CERCLA law of informing citizens of the toxic waste dumps and other major decisions of Region X. One from  a man who lives on 02, oxygen, 24/7.

It is clear that this is a new repository, the heavy equipment, contractors, workers, transporting of hundreds maybe thousands of dump trucks of toxic waste is to go on for several years. Not to mention that Woodland Park area is the location of a large low income public housing complex where many families with children live, it is also a residential neighborhood with narrow driving passage ways.

LOOK FOR Old Mission State Park on Map, repository is greyish area to the NE across the road. Wetland is to the left of the dump site, river is to the south of the Mission.

It is safe to say that permanent waste disposal was never considered. The copy of the response to the two public comments from reg. ten includes mention of the justifying of this site so as to “ultimately avoid transporting of waste through Wallace” So want rational is being used here for the approval of tons of toxic cleanup waste being transported several miles from all over the site on I-90 to be dumped at a National Historic Landmark in a highly populated area as well as desecration of Native American land?

The repository is in an elevated  hill location, all pollution runs downhill, it is documented by epa to be seeping “very high levels of metals that discharge into Canyon Creek”.

Would someone with a brain check into this?

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Busted: Cholesterol Claims

Cholesterol Claims Confound
Cholesterol-battling plant stanol-based Benecol has been busted in the UK for exaggerating TV advert claims even though they were based on UK National Health Service, British Heart Foundation (BHF) and World Health Organization (WHO) data.
A veteran healthy foods consultant called the ruling “stupid” and advised Raiso-owned Benecol’s UK license holder, Johnson & Johnson, to sue the UK agency in question.
The ads for Benecol drinking yoghurt claimed, "two out of three adults have high cholesterol" in the UK, but the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) said the claim manipulated BHF and other data and,therefore exaggerated the health benefit of the product.”
Despite being approved by the broadcast approver, Clearcast, the ASA also ruled the ad had inappropriately used an EU-approved cholesterol reducing claim by stating Benecol was, “proven to lower cholesterol by up to 10% in just three weeks."
“This attack on a European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)-approved claim has to be one of the most stupid regulatory rulings that I have seen,” opined industry consultant, editor and analyst Julian Mellentin.
The ASA panel who arrived at this decision must be composed of people with zero understanding of the regulation and the science. They should be called to account.”
ASA reasoning
The ASA said the Benecol ad had not been clear enough about what cholesterol levels of 5 mmol/l meant, even if WHO figures showed two thirds of people had raised cholesterol based on this measure. BHF data was similar.
In casting the ad as “misleading” and “exaggerated”, the ASA said some of the data was based on LDL cholesterol and not total cholesterol, and that some dated from five or more years ago.
Further, “While we acknowledged that the NHS Choices article submitted stated that total cholesterol of less than 5 mmol/l was advised for healthy adults, we noted that it did not state that all levels of over 5 mmol/l were considered to be ‘high’, rather than, for example, being considered raised or of moderate risk.”
“In addition, we were concerned that the BHF 2007 report gave blood cholesterol levels for England but that it did not include a UK figure.”
For the claim itself the ASA noted the European Commission backed claim wording flexibility but in this case was, “concerned that although the ad stated ‘LOWER CHOLESTEROL UP TO 10% in 3 weeks’, and ‘PROVEN TO LOWER CHOLESTEROL’, it did not include the required information about high cholesterol being a risk factor in the development of CHD [coronary heart disease].”
“We therefore considered the meaning of the authorised disease risk reduction claim was significantly altered.”
It said the supplementary information was not prominent enough in the ad compared to other information and concluded, “The ad must not be broadcast again in its current form.”
But this logic failed to impress Mellentin.
“The regulator is once again ignoring the fact that a company is using a legally permitted claim, that the wording falls very clearly within the boundaries of what is permitted by the regulation and that the product and the claim have been supported by eminent independent bodies such as the British Heart Foundation and several others.”
“It's time that companies resisted this type of ignorance and regulatory arrogance. If Benecol was my company I'd take the ASA to court where they would be subjected to a humiliation that they richly deserve.”
Benecol cholesterol-lowering claims were approved in many countries before the 2009 EU nutrition and health claim approvals that also included related plant stanols compounds.
That stated: The Panel concludes that for an intake of 1.5 - 2.4 g/d an average reduction of between 7 and 10.5 % can be expected.”
A summary of those claims can be found here .
Sterols from Natural Health News
Dec 09, 2008
Natural Health News has several posts regarding the push on products containing "plant sterols", including aspirin, vitamins, and a variety of drinks for cholesterol lowering. Our argument against these products is that they ...
Apr 21, 2011
'Phytosterols' are compounds that can impair the absorption of cholesterol from the gut. In this way, 'sterols' (as their name is often abbreviated to) can reduce cholesterol levels in the bloodstream, which conventional wisdom ...
Jan 02, 2008
I recently commented on Cardio vitamins from Centrum because of their hype on plant sterols and what is actually in the product. Now along comes Unilever with their actively advertised product Promise Activ, also containing ...
Sep 12, 2008
Earlier this year, and also in 2007, I looked into some of the new consumer products plied with canola and soy oil under the guise of "plant sterols". Most manufacturers report using genetically modified sources adding to the ...

Friday, April 11, 2014

Truth in Publishing?

UPDATE 4-14-14:  A "friend" of Adams posts this expose on another fraud in supplements Adams is selling.
Can You Trust Your Supplements:

As it stands now, based on some recently uncovered information, the "health ranger" is now a "News Journalist".

Software creator to "editor" and also a so-called independent reviewer.

You have to be the real judge of exactly what color chameleon it is today.  Might have been different yesterday, perhaps different tomorrow.

As I've mentioned I have been copied from the inception of this wunderkind's creations.  He started lurking in 2003 and copying without attribution.  Could be flattery, maybe.  But what about his defamation, and I've never even talked with the fellow.

I've always stood on the fact that I have worked in media with many well respected companies over the years, and I follow ethical practices.

Here's one thing you might find interesting. If there was real transparency that would be better. After all, isn't it "Truth Publishing"?
Sound too good to be true? That's what I thought at first, too. But then I took the time to meet the people, research the rainforest herbs and experience their healing effects myself. Now I'm not only convinced this is the company that's going to pave the way to sustainable business practices in the coming years, I'm also convinced it represents the very best business opportunity available in the natural health industry today for anyone interested in an independent, at-home business where you control your own financial destiny. That's no casual claim, either. Keep reading to see why I've become such an outspoken advocate of the Amazon Herb Company, even while refusing to become a associate myself (due to journalism ethics, because if I got involved with the company, I could no longer offer a truly independent opinion like what you're reading here).
This person is connected with the Wyoming software company linked with Adams

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Simply 4 Alzheimer's

Make sure you are using fully natural vitamin E, no synthetics: "The hell with dl" 

Despite the occasional negative publicity surrounding vitamin E, this nutrient has proven itself time and again to be one amazing antioxidant. Case in point: Research published earlier this year in the Journal of the American Medical Association has shown that vitamin E can help slow functional decline associated with Alzheimer’s disease.1

This development is particularly significant since no cure for Alzheimer’s exists—only treatments to slow the progression of the disease. Currently, two main classes of drugs are approved for Alzheimer’s treatment: cholinesterase inhibitors (such as Aricept®, Exelon® and Razadyne®) and memantine (Namenda®).

These drugs may treat the symptoms of Alzheimer’s—like memory loss and problems with reasoning—but they also have their fair share of troublesome side effects, including nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, increased bowel movements, headache and dizziness.

Researchers have found, however, that vitamin E may actually work better than certain conventional treatments in slowing cognitive decline.

In this randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study, investigators wanted to determine the effectiveness of vitamin E, mematine or a combination of the two in slowing the progression of mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease in patients already taking a cholinesterase inhibitor like Aricept®.

Participants received 2,000 IU vitamin E (alpha tocopherol) per day, 20 mg memantine per day, a combination of the two or a placebo.

At the end of the five-year study period, the researchers analyzed data from 561 of the participants (140 taking vitamin E, 142 taking memantine, 139 using the combination treatment and 140 on placebo). They found that the group given the vitamin E had a delay in clinical progression of the disease of 19 percent per year (in other words, a delay of 6.2 months) compared to the placebo group.

In addition, those in the vitamin E group did not demand increased attention from caregivers.

More importantly, contrary to other studies that have implicated vitamin E as the cause of increased mortality—especially at higher doses2-3—this study actually concluded that vitamin E has a good safety profile, with greater death frequency in the groups that took the memantine or the vitamin E/memantine combination than the vitamin E group.

In conclusion, the researchers wrote that, among patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s, “2,000 IU/day of alpha tocopherol compared with placebo resulted in slower functional decline. There were no significant differences in the groups receiving memantine alone or memantine plus alpha tocopherol. These findings suggest benefit of alpha tocopherol in mild to moderate Alzheimers disease by slowing functional decline and decreasing caregiver burden.”

This isn’t the first study to praise vitamin E’s brain-protective powers. Another study showed that people with the highest plasma levels of total vitamin E, total tocopherols and total tocotrienols had a reduced risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease compared to those with the lowest levels.4
Specifically, people with the highest plasma total vitamin E or total tocopherols had a 45 percent decreased risk of developing the disease, and those with the highest total tocotrienols had a 54 percent reduction in risk, as compared to people with the lowest levels.

Is E an Option for You?

Only a qualified medical professional—ideally one with vast knowledge in nutritional supplementation—can determine whether or not high doses of vitamin E would be appropriate for you or your loved one with Alzheimer’s.

The recommended daily allowance for healthy adults is a meager 22.4 IU, but tolerable upper intake levels go as high as 1,500 IU.5 The JAMA study used 2,000 IU. For general brain and memory health/maintenance, 400 IU per day should suffice.

In many cases, the risks of disease progression far outweigh any potential risks of taking high doses of certain drugs or supplements—but only you and your doctor can make that determination. But, as this study shows, vitamin E offers great promise, and its potential should not be ignored.

  1. Dysken MW, et al. JAMA. 2014 Jan 1;311(1):33-44.
  2. Miller ER 3rd, et al. Ann Intern Med. 2005 Jan 4;142(1):37-46.
  3. Boothby LA and Doering PL. Ann Pharmacother. 2005 Dec;39(12):2073-80.
  4. Mangialasche F, et al. J Alzheimers Dis. 2010;20(4):1029-37.
  5. Institute of Medicine.
SOURCE: Larissa Long

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Dec 27, 2009
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LONDON – Anti-psychotic drugs commonly used to treat Alzheimer's disease may double a patient's chance of dying within a few years, suggests a new study that adds to concerns already known about such medications.
Jan 11, 2010
According to the report, the equivalent of fluoridated drinking water in terms of elemental fluorine levels had an impact on brain tissue similar to the pathological changes found in humans with Alzheimer's and other forms of ...

Oct 12, 2011
My experience with these reports and the studies is that there are problems from the outset; the first being the use of SYNTHETIC vitamins (in this case dl-alpha tocopherol or synthetic vitamin E). This is the first mistake.
Aug 16, 2010
I think it would be a great service to patients with pain, FMS, and neuropathy if SIM started a study to show you just how effective natural vitamin E can be to prevent and reverse neuropathy. Contact us FMI, and be sure to ...
Jan 23, 2008
Over the past several years there have been numerous reports trying to convince you that vitamin E is bad for health. One public television station even aired a program with panelist from a local Spokane WA area hospital ...
Sep 10, 2007
This is how you get confused, especially if you do to know the history of vitamin E and it's use to prevent are reverse heart disease (the medical studies on this date back to the 1940s and 50s). Natural vitamin E (listed on a ...

Friday, January 17, 2014

Eat Your Greens and Stay Healthy

Eat Your Greens, or Your Gut Gets It 

While Congress lets Big Food crush school lunch reform, new research shows just how bad the status quo is. By Tom Philpott | Wed Nov. 16, 2011 4:00 AM GMT While Big Food rams its Tater Tots and frozen pizza school lunch agenda through Congress [1], we're learning more about the effects of diets high in starchy foods and low in green vegetables. And it's not pretty. I pointed yesterday to a vast recent Harvard study [2]finding that heavy consumption of potatoes—even in nonfried forms—leads to unhealthy weight gain. Now, from UK scientists, comes a study (press release here [3]; abstract here [4]) suggesting that green vegetables may have even more dietary importance than we previously thought. (Hat tip Atlantic Life [5].) 

The researchers subjected mice to a diet stripped of vegetables and found that after just three weeks, the mice lost 70 to 80 percent of a kind of white blood cell called intraepithelial lymphocytes, which, the press release states, "play a critical role in monitoring the large number of micro-organisms present in the intestine, keeping infections at bay and maintaining a healthy gut." Also read: How the beef and dairy industries make sure school lunches stay loaded with fat. [6] The researchers posit that a substance known as indole-3-carbinol, prominent in leafy greens, is responsible for maintaining these white blood cells. Take it out of the diet, apparently, and the cells die. Here's a graphical depiction of their findings: One of the researchers, Marc Veldhoen, remarked that, "since the new diet contained all other known essential ingredients such as minerals and vitamins," the results surprised him. But I'm not surprised at all. 

Foodstuffs are complex; they are not the sum of their vitamins and minerals, calories and fiber, fat and protein, or any other isolated substance currently being fetishized or demonized by the food industry. As this study shows, you can't calculate the level of vitamins and minerals found in leafy greens, synthesize them, combine them in a vitamin pill, and then happily dispense with leafy greens. Whole foods interact with our bodies in ways we are only beginning to understand. I predict someone will be inspired by this study to isolate indole-3-carbinol, synthesize it for a mass-produced pill, and market it as an immune-enhancing wonder supplement. If it happens, I'm willing to bet that that researchers will find that indole-3-carbinol supplements don't do the work of leafy greens, either. Recall that when scientists discovered the benefits of antioxidants found in fruits and vegetables, the supplement industry rushed out with all manner of antioxidant potions—which proved to be worthless [7]. It turns out that isolated beta-carotene added to a pill or a can of soda doesn't offer the same benefits as beta-carotene in the context of a carrot. Unfortunately, a recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study [8] found that more than two-thirds of US adults fail to meet the recommended daily intake of at least five fruits and vegetables per day. "Eat real veggies" is something we could be teaching kids in school cafeterias. Instead, we're going to keep teaching them to scarf down stuff like "potato smiles [9]." 

Source URL: Links: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9]

Monday, January 06, 2014

Aluminum & Dementia

Aluminum & Dementia, fluoride reaction emphasized

Doug Cross is a chartered biologist, who fought for victims of the water poisoning incident when 20 tonnes of aluminium sulphate were put in the wrong tank in Camelford, Cornwall, in 1988. He is a BSc (Hons) PGCE, CBiol MiBiol, EurBiol. 
He writes: below is the text of my web page dated 20th May 2012, summarising recent developments in our understanding of the link between aluminium and Alzheimer' s Disease, and the very real concern of some of our most eminent research specialists over the potentially lethal obsession of the dental public health sector of making the situation even worse by adding fluoride to aluminium-contamina ted water! The title refers to two of the greatest threats to public health - I have not included the second (the impact of using alumninium hydroxide as an adjuvant in vaccines) as it's not relevent to the fluoridation debate - but it's worth being aware of this as well! Pass this on if you wish - the vaccine article can be found on the same web page indicated below. Doug.

http://www.ukcaf. org/a_lethal_ addiction_ -_aluminium_ alzheimers_ and_aut.html

The new paradigm - aluminium may be responsible for two of the greatest threats to public health.
Doug Cross
20th May 2012 

The most persuasive argument against water fluoridation is that fluoride can contributes to the epidemic of dementia. Whilst proponents and opponents of fluoridation argue over the minute details of its direct impacts on health, an almost unnoticed revolution in the understanding of dementia in the elderly is set to render such debates trivial in comparison. New research into the relationship between aluminium poisoning and dementia has suddenly thrown a new spotlight on the contribution that water fluoridation could be making to the future burden of dementia within our society. We ignore this new understanding at the peril of both ourselves and our descendants.

The prevalence of dementia, and particularly Alzheimer' s Disease (AD), is already a far greater health concern than cancer, and it's expected to triple in the next thirty years. For years the cause of AD has been controversial, and the main contender as the causative agent, aluminium, has been a matter of hot dispute. "It' s the third most common element in the Earth's crust," these environmentally illiterate ignoramuses claim, "It can't possibly be toxic!" Well it is, and now we have the proof. Now things are about to change. In an authoritative review published last year in the highly regarded Journal of Alzheimer' s Disease, Lucija Tomljenovic concludes unequivocally that aluminium accumulation in brain tissue over a lifetime is a leading cause of the onset of Alzheimer' s Disease in the elderly.

She warns that "In stark contradiction with the abundance of research evidence . . there appear to be "several hostile intellectual attitudes" that reject the possibility that Al toxicity contributes to the growing incidence of AD. She says that the evidence that aluminium is not merely associated with AD, but actually contributes significantly to its development, "is built upon very solid experimental evidence and should not be dismissed." 
Most of the bioavailable aluminium that accumulates in our brains comes from our drinking water. That's right - it appears that the almost universal use of aluminium sulphate in modern water treatment works may actually constitute one of the greatest health threats to the older people in our

As Tomljenovic says, resistance to the evidence that aluminium is a causative agent for dementia is extremely dangerous: "Such widely circulated opinions hamper implementation of preventive plans to lessen exposure to aluminium which, according to some leading scientists advice, would be the most sound and cost-effective approach to the growing incidence of Alzheimer's dementia." 

Why is this of interest to the anti-fluoridation community - and of course, those intellectually paralysed health professionals and politicians who still think that it's a great policy? Because anything that increases the ability of aluminium to get into our bodies is liable also to be capable of accelerating the onset of dementia in old age - and fluoride is the most effective substance that increases its absorption from the environment.

Tomljenovic describes the problem very clearly: "In the presence of fluoride, only trace amounts of Al are needed to produce substantial neuronal injury. Both fluoride and Al when complexed in AlF-x [fluoroaluminates] appear to be more easily absorbed from the GI [gastrointestinal] tract compared to their ionic forms."

She is particularly concerned over the practice of water fluoridation: "In spite of these observations, water fluoridation persists in USA, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, whilst most of Europe has abandoned this practice. . . .In fluoride-treated water, fluoroaluminates are the prevalent species. The enhanced transport of fluoroaluminates across the GI tract and the BBB [blood-brain barrier], in context to their highly neurotoxic potential, raises significant concerns about the prevalence of these compounds in drinking water of various countries" .

The practice of adding to our drinking water the very substance that is most likely to increase the risk of aluminium intoxication leading to Alzheimer' s Disease in the elderly - fluoride - could not represent a more direct threat to the future welfare of increasing numbers of our elderly. Already one in five over the age of 80 develops dementia, and things are only going to get worse.

It is essential that we get rid of the aluminium in our public drinking water supplies, and stop stupidly adding fluoride to it. The evidence that the cumulative effects of chronic aluminium intoxication are responsible for this and related disastrous medical condition is now overwhelming, and causation established beyond reasonable doubt. Claiming that there remains any uncertainty about aluminium as a primary cause of AD, in the face of the convincing evidence that it is, is as perverse as the persistent and perverse fiction that fluoride is 'safe and effective' as a prophylactic treatment for dental decay.

Now it is apparent that two rampant forms of man-made environmentally- mediated epidemic disease - dental fluorosis and dementia - could quite easily be brought under control. But this requires both the health and water sectors to recognise their responsibilities and take appropriate action.

Dental fluorosis could be brought under control within a decade or so, as the last vulnerable children pass through adolescence and experience the degradation of their teeth caused by their unfortunate exposure to fluoride during their earlier childhood.

But even if we take action now to replace the aluminium-based flocculants that are almost universally used in modern water treatment with less hazardous substances, most of us will not see a significant reduction in the prevalence of Alzheimer' s Disease within our own lifetimes. The latent development period for dementia appears to be sixty to seventy years, suggesting that exposure over many decades eventually causes an inexorable progression towards the onset of this dreadful result of chronic poisoning. 

But that is no excuse for failing to act now - this is truly a just case for the imposition of the Precautionary Principle, for the future benefit and protection of those who will come after us. 

Lucija Tomljenovic. Aluminum and Alzheimer' s Disease: After a Century of Controversy, is there a Plausible Link? Journal of Alzheimer' s Disease 23(2011)567- 598. (Abstract from http://www.ncbi. pubmed/21157018 ,0,'yes&# 39;,' yes') ;> )

DISCLAIMER: The issues raised by these papers are highly controversial within certain sectors of the medical and pharmacological sectors. The comments in this summary reflect my own personal interpretation of the reference sources identified here. They do not purport to provide medical opinion, and should not be taken as such. Anyone who may be concerned over their own or their family's medical welfare should consult a qualified medical practitioner - please do not contact me, as I am unqualified to offer any advice in medical matters.
Doug Cross

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Holiday Help and Tummy Tamers

This comes from my newsletter, herbalYODA Says!, November 2011.  The information is still good considering canola oil is found in just about everything.
Canoloa oil is a liver toxin.
As is pepper, once you heat it pepper becomes a liver irritant.  Better to add after cooking. 
'Tis The Season: Tips for Surviving the Holidays with Better Digestive Health
It is always a challenge to come up with a topic for each herbalYODA Says! Newsletter. I don't have a system other than I try not to write about a topic I have covered before. I know too that I've asked many times for reader suggestions but this never seemed to supply ideas.
Back in the early years of this century I was motivated to write an article about fats: Nature’s Natural Foods - Fat Facts and Your Health found on my main domain,
The reason I wrote this article was because of a dietician (RD as educated under USDA guidelines) who often wrote articles for the coop I belonged to at the time. I wrote a retort to the article that and was dissed because I dared challenge the dietician's recommendation to use margarine, and never use butter.
About two weeks ago I was reading morning news on the internet, as I usually do, and came upon an article about a similar topic. The writer had contacted three dieticians (RD or registered dietician) for comments and each one of those suggested using canola oil.
For readers of HYS who aren't in the cognoscenti I am advising that USDA promotes a certain (corporate promoted) agenda via dieticians, so generally they promote this type of food propaganda.
I was so incensed about this that I looked up each one of these RDs and contacted them to try to pass on some facts. One works at supermarket chain in Illinois, one works at a hospital in Indiana, and the third is a nutrition science instructor educating future dieticians at a Tennessee college. Only the person from the grocery chain called me back but I missed her call, then called again with my message, and haven't received a reply.
Genetically modified canola oil is in just about every food you can find if you take time to read the labels. Canola oil is part of the “plant sterol” scam in things like vitamins, aspirin, and other products under the guise of giving you better heart health. You even find canola oil in 'health food products' more and more every day, and you wonder why all the cholesterol cheerleaders are alarmed over rising levels, even for children 9-11 years of age. As if cholesterol testing can make an impact on rising obesity levels that so worries everyone.
This excerpt from my article, Nature’s Natural Foods - Fat Facts and Your Health, explains more -
Nutrition researchers report that omega-6 oils and trans fatty acids, such as canola oil and all hydrogenated oils can lead to serious health problems. Trans-fats contribute to cancer, diabetes, high cholesterol, Crohn’s disease, cirrhosis of the liver, eczema, PMS, breast disease, ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, poor pituitary and thyroid function, heart disease, immune system dysfunction, sterility, learning disabilities, growth problems and osteoporosis.

It is best to avoid all hydrogenated and trans-fats, including canola oil and margarine. Canola oil is unsuited for human consumption because it contains a fatty acid called erucic acid. Erucic acid is associated with fibrotic heart lesions and is toxic to the liver. It goes rancid and becomes moldy easily. A recent study indicates that canola oil creates a deficiency of vitamin E required for heart health.

Nutrient-rich traditional fats such as butter have nourished people for thousands of years. Today butter consumption is down, yet cholesterol intake is up just 1%. Vegetable oil consumption (margarine, shortening and refined oils) is up about 400%
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Research at the University of Florida – Gainsesville, determined that as much as 4.6% of all the fatty acids in canola are "trans" isomers (plastic) also because of the refining process.
Erucic acid is a very–long–chain fatty acid and this in itself makes canola oil generally unfit for human consumption. This too is a factor in the development of fibrotic heart lesions. Chemists tell us that canola oil breaks down into the following components: 5% saturated fat; 57% oleic acid; 23% omega–6; and 10–15% omega–3.
Omega 6 oils are those that we get too much of in the Western standard diet. These oils are the ones we need to reduce and or avoid for health.
Another concern about canola oil is that it too monounsaturated for health.
If you notice, you'll find canola oil in pet food too.
Canola is deodorized in the oil making process as it has a very nasty odor in the natural state. Refining any canola oil and deodorizing it occurs at 300 degrees Fahrenheit. Any health benefit in this oil cannot be present as a result of “cooking” at high temperature.
Most know that oils high in omega 3 lose their nutritional health benefits when heated at even low level temperatures. When you cook with canola oil at high heat (because we are told it has a high smoke point) the oil distorts the fatty acid. High heat turns it into an unnatural form of trans-fatty acid that has been shown to be harmful to health. Fast food companies have turned to canola oil for preparing food under government pressure to help reduce cholesterol levels and fight obesity.
Many know that vitamin E in the correct form can be an effective tool in lowering cholesterol and preventing and reversing heart disease. In 1996, the Japanese announced a study wherein a special canola oil diet killed laboratory animals. Reacting to this information, a duplicate study was conducted by Canadian scientists using piglets and a canola oil based milk replacement diet.
In this second study published in Nutrition Research, 1997, v17, the Canadian researchers verified that canola oil reduced vitamin E to a dangerously low level.
In late January 1998, Omega Nutrition, a major producer of organic, cold pressed oils for the health food industry published a statement in a press release that says -
If you are cooking with canola oil of any quality, you might as well be using margarine. In the case of refined canola oil, the important health benefits have been processed away — leaving the consumer with the nutrition of ..., white flour — and, dangerous trans–fatty acids have replaced the beneficial omega 3 essential fatty acids.”
In the abstract of the Canadian study, the researchers made the following statement:
It is known that ingestion of oils containing polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) of the n–3 and n–6 series results in a high degree of unsaturation in membrane phospholipids, which in turn may increase lipid peroxidation, cholesterol oxidation, free radical accumulation and membrane damage.”
Vitamin E is absolutely essential to human health. When so much PUFA is available in today's diet, the demand evidently becomes more imperative because tocopherols control lipid peroxidation that result in dangerous free radical activity. This contributes to the formation of lesions in arteries and other problems.
Now that you know a little of the history about canola oil – thanks to Jim Lynn, here's a little more for thought -
Canola Oil is the suspected causative agent for Scrapie, a viral disease transmitted to cattle that were fed rendered sheep infected with Scrapie. Both Scrapie and Mad Cow Disease destroy the brain's ability to function. In the 1980's rape oil was widely used in animal feeds in England and throughout Europe. It was banned in 1991, and Scrapie in sheep has totally disappeared.
“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 (Generally Accepted as Safe) 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. its 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.”
Reading over the text, one identifies these words and terms -
·         Canola oil is in everything
·         Canola is a trans fat
·         Trans-fats can lead to health problems such as high cholesterol, vitamin E depletion, immune suppression, Crohn’s disease, cirrhosis of the liver, eczema, ulcerative colitis, psoriasis, irritable bowel syndrome, poor pituitary and thyroid function.
I limited this list to issues involving integrity of the gastrointestinal system -
·         Liver function is important to healthy digestion. Canola disrupts healthy liver function and may lead to cirrhosis and keep your cholesterol level artificially elevated.
·         Fat soluble vitamins like E are needed for health and if they are not properly absorbed or depleted then all health is compromised. Vitamin E can help lower cholesterol without drugs.
·         About 70% of your immune system is in your GI tract and if it is not working then your immune system works poorly too. The same is in regard to thyroid function that has much to do with metabolism and is connected with pituitary function. Eczema is often considered a symptom of poor immune status.
·         IBS, ulcerative colitis, and Crohn's disease do have a major impact on digestion and absorption of nutrients.
And now you say how does this concern digestion?
One new study shows that it is very important to eat vegetables, especially green ones. “The researchers subjected mice to a diet stripped of vegetables and found that after just three weeks, the mice lost 70 to 80 percent of a kind of white blood cell called intraepithelial lymphocytes, which, the press release states, "play a critical role in monitoring the large number of micro-organisms present in the intestine, keeping infections at bay and maintaining a healthy gut."
This is important because about 70% of your immune system functions in the GI tract. It is also important because about the same percentage of serotonin function involves your gut as well. You can see now that food and mood are directly related just as is immune strength. (About 70% of food intolerance issues involve decreased levels of serotonin. Hopefully you can see the link to all the drugs that alter serotonin function when nutrition might just be a better answer).
The original study as published in Cell pinpoints much of the importance of this issue, the need for a healthy gut mucosa (lining and coating), especially for the villi in your small intestine, and the importance of healthy bacteria.
In a continuing education seminar I attended focus on this subject and the importance of a health digestive system made some much directed points in support of my claim that you are what you assimilate. If you cannot assimilate nutrients because of gut health issues or poor liver function, and even poor gall bladder function, everything just gets worse.
I'm just going to include highlights here.  Hopefully there is enough to help you have a very clear picture of the importance of these issues because gut health concerns are rising much too rapidly.
·         Critical that you have good assimilation.
·         Critical that you stay adequately hydrated because if this is an issue you cannot properly absorb nutrients.
·         Critical to make sure your liver is in top filtering condition.
·         Critical to have proper iodine intake because the integrity of the mucosa needs this. This too is where you connect with thyroid health from your gut. Iodine deficiency is linked to gastric iodine and with atrophic gastritis (atrophic gastritis is one side effect of the new serotonin type anti-depressants which contain fluoride that will deplete iodine). Acid blockers contribute here too.
·         Critical to avoid acid blocker type meds or OTC products.
·         Critical to support the Liver-Gut-Heart “Circle of Life”.
While the gut health problems I listed above are an issue with canola they are the same - that for the most part - are the major gut health issues today. As this is rather complex I am not going to add more except that I want to specifically note the nutrient deficiencies that are connected with the current raft of these problems.
·         B vitamins, and especially B1, B2, B3,B9, B12
·         Iron
·         Calcium
·         Magnesium
·         Zinc
·         Selenium
·         Vitamins A-D-E- K (these are the FAT soluble vitamins)
·         Sodium Chloride
·         COQ10
·         EFAs
·         Amino acids, especially glutamine, arginine, and citriline
·         Hormone imbalance
·         Fiber – only 11% of the population gets enough fiber!
·         Flora *** a critical supplement
·         Low hydrochloric (HCl) and enzyme levels available for good digestions
Please consider the impact of other nutritional deficiencies caused by any prescription medications.  This is vitally important if your health care provider has prescribed an acid blocker because of the impact prescription drugs (especially many heart and psychiatric ones) have on your GI tract (stomach pain).
I'd like to add a note about vitamin A.  The integrity of the intestinal mucosa is highly dependent on this fat soluble vitamin. Non-fat diets limit absorption of fat soluble vitamins. Beta-carotene is not adequately converted to vitamin A by many people so you are best to choose fish oil based products or combination ones. The negative vitamin A studies you have heard so much about used only beta carotene.
Recently Dr. OZ told listeners to be very careful of this vitamin and limit your intake to 3500 units daily. Years ago the standard vitamin A product contained at least 10000 IU Vitamin A.  It is safe in the proper form at 25,000 units daily. It is also effective to prevent and reverse pneumonia but at very short treatment with a high dose. SO please check your facts before you buy into what celebrity docs spout in various venues.
Most studies are just recycled these days and not very valid as they are not based on any real science.  Peer review means just that all your cronies have read the article and made a comment.  Most of what you hear on the news or read on what you think are good websites are just reiterating the mis (dis)-information.
I am very sure there is much more that can occur, especially as time passes. I’ll put cell phones in this category for now.
What you can do -
·         First of all, be proactive. Read food labels and support the efforts to bring meaningful food labeling to all food.
·         Don't buy canola oil for any purpose and don't buy food products that contain canola oil. Call manufacturers and tell them you won't buy their products made with canola.
·         Avoid using margarine, including the so called “healthy“ products such as Promise or Smart Balance as these are both made with GMO soy and canola oils.
·         Make your own spread with one stick of softened, unsalted, hormone free butter and one half cup olive oil sold in glass bottles (plastic bottles leech toxic chemicals into the oil).
·         Use grape seed oil for high heat cooking, or health promoting coconut oil (Yikes! another 'saturated' fat). These oils have high smoke points and do not get as damaged when exposed to heat.
·         Eat slowly and chew your food thoroughly.
·         Eat smaller portions.
·         Avoid drinking liquids with your food so needed digestive enzymes are not blocked or diluted. Make sure you stay well hydrated.  If your tongue feels ‘sandy’ you are too dry.
·         Avoid or eat much less food from fast food outlets.
·         Clean your food thoroughly to remove pesticide residue and do the same even if it is organic. Remember the government wants to allow sludge in organic fertilizer.
·         If you are 35+ always use high quality digestive enzymes with at least your largest meal of the day, but at each meal is best. You may also need Betaine HCl.
·         Use the best quality plain yoghurt your money can buy (or make your own) and add plain fruit, vanilla extract or other natural flavoring. Avoid the products sold in the tiny packages as they are replete with additives and very overpriced. They also may be manufactured with non-fat milk and have artificial sweeteners.
·         Avoid using anti-acid pills. Unless you have been properly tested and know you have low stomach acid these pills can suppress your immune system, interfere with liver function, and block protein digestion. Using acidophilus pills, digestive enzymes, Betaine HCl, EFAs, or other natural approaches will correct this problem without drugs.
·         Never give anti-acid pills to an infant or small child even if prescribed by a doctor.
·         Eat real food. And remember, it actually doesn't take that much more time to cook from scratch.
·         Buy organic and buy local whenever you can.
Udo Erasmus, PhD, a highly regarded international expert on fats and oils, has said that the only safe oil to use for frying or baking is water!
An article related to GMO indicating the toxic effect of ingesting GMO foods, such as canola and canola oil.
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