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Canola oil (Rapeseed oil)

About canola oil

Canola oil is made from rape seed, and like mustard seed, naturally contains ERUCIC acid

Unfortunately, this oil is usually refined to improve its taste, destroying its otherwise vital properties.

Canola is reasonably stable under frying heat

 Refined oil has a smoke point of 400°F

ERUCIC Acid ERRONEOUSLY  received a “bad, RAT rap”

On the strength of a study feeding rats ELUCIC acid, which gave them heart disease, the Canadian industry and government spent millions of dollars breeding a Low-Erucic Acid Rape seed and then marketing its oil (LEAR).However, it turns out that the same fate becomes rats when fed sunflower oil, and the ERUCIC acid wasn’t at fault after all!- Rats just don’t metabolize fats well, preferring low-fat grains and veggies!

Much of the Canola in the U.S. is GM

80% of Canada’s crop acreage is genetically modified for herbicide resistance. (Canola Council of Canada , retrieved 2007-10-20). In 2020, an estimated 93% or more of canola grown in the U.S. is GM.

"Lorenzo's Oil" halts progression of a fatal brain disease (ERUCIC acid to the rescue)

“Lorenzo’s Oil” is the title of a 1992 movie about a boy named Lorenzo Odone, who at 5 years old was diagnosed with a fatal brain condition (ALD) in which very long chain fatty acids (VLCFAs) were destroying his brain’s white matter. To normalize his brain fats, his father gave him specially-prepared oil containing monounsaturated 80% OLEIC acid and 20% ERUCIC acid, which halted the progression of the disease by inhibiting the enzyme needed to produce VLCFAs.

Sadly, one day after his 30th birthday in May 2008,  Lorenzo died of aspiration pneumonia after getting food stuck in his lungs. He began breathing heavily, and died before an ambulance reached his home. He lived more than 20 years longer than doctors had predicted and was the oldest survivor of ALD.

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Food Fats and Oils – Healthy or Not?
Meet the Fatty Acid Families
– SFAs, MUFAs & PUFAs
Fat’s digestive journey
Cholesterol
Cholesterol – Our Hero
Cholesterol and Saturated fat are NOT the “Darth Vader” of ischaemic heart disease
Food Oils
Best Frying Fats
Expeller-pressed vs, Solvent extracted?
Animal fat
Avocado oil
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Canola oil
Coconut oil
Olive oil
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Selecting / Storing oils
Essential Fatty Acids
EFAs – Fats of Life!
Damaged / Toxic Fats
Health issues help w/ anti-inflammatory EFA supplementation
EFA Deficiency Symptoms
“Omega-3 Fix”
“Omega-3 Fix” – Omega-3 +++
We need more omega-3
How to do the “Omega-3 Fix”
EFA amounts in foods
Flax seed – 0mega-3-rich Oil, Lignans, Fiber
– Flax seed baking and storage stability
Eating fish for omega-3
– Are fish too toxic to eat?
– Salmon choices
How to choose a good marine oil supplement
– Fish oil
– Cod liver oil
– Krill oil
– Typical processing for marine oils
Science behind the “Omega-3 Fix”
Can we convert plant Omega-3 ALA to the needed EPA / DHA ?
“Omega-3 Fix” Recipes
Oats ‘n’ Flax Porridge
Fruit Slushy
Creamy Nuts ‘n’ berries
Budwig Salad Dressing
Budwig Spread
“Omega-6 – “How-to”
How to obtain good omega-6 fats
Borage, Blackcurrant or Evening Primrose Oils for Omega-6 GLA
EFAs – 5 vital functions:
(1) Cell Membrane integrity
(2) Cellular energy production
(3) Eicosanoids-“First Responders”
• EFA Conversion Chart
• Specific Eicosanoid Effects
(4) Systems Support
(5) Child Development