Background on Canola Oil
Canola oil was first developed in Canada. Its real name is “LEAR” (Low Erucic Acid Rape). It is a semi-drying oil that is used as a lubricant, fuel, soap, a synthetic rubber base, and an illuminant to give glossy magazines their shine. Now it is being dumped into our food products. It comes from the rape seed plant, which is the most toxic of all food oil plants. It is easy to grow and maintain because not even insects will eat it!
Rape is a member of the mustard seed plant, and is the source for the chemical agent mustard gas, which was used in World War I and subsequently, banned; it caused blistering on the skin and lungs when inhaled. Reports suggest it may have again been used in the Gulf War.
- Canola oil contains large amounts of cyanide-containing compounds. Cyanide inhibits production of the energy molecule that fuels the mitochondria, which powers the body. These inhibitors bind metabolic enzymes, which is like tying a person up in a chair; the performance of activities is hindered or prevented entirely.
- It forms a latex-like substance, which agglutinates red blood corpuscles. These corpuscles, which carry oxygen, bunch up like a traffic jam and cannot squeeze through the tiny capillaries of the eye. When the mitochondrion at the back of the eye perishes due to the subsequent lack of oxygen, retinitis, macula lutea degeneration, and glaucoma can result.
- Canola oil is high in glycosides, which in large amounts block enzyme function. Glycosides are present in rattlesnake venom, and are responsible for inhibiting muscle enzymes, which paralyze the snake’s victim.
- One possible effect of long-term use of canola oil is the destruction of the protective coating of nerves called the myelin sheath. When the sheath is gone, the nerves short circuit and cause erratic, uncontrolled movements. Many auto-immune diseases are characterized by a disintegration of the myelin sheath.
- Interestingly, the information coincides with canola oil bing the suspected causative agent of Scrapie, a viral disease transmitted to cattle in Great Britain who were fed rendered sheep infected with Scrapie. Scrapie and Mad Cow Disease are characterized by blindness, loss of mind, and erratic behavior. These illnesses were referenced as a “viral disease.” Rape oil, which has been used in the animals’ feed in England and Europe, was removed. The “disease” disappeared.
It has been reported that Canola paid our FDA about $50 million to get canola placed on the GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) list. Because rape seed oil has been irradiated and genetically modified, it can be called “canola” (Canadian-oil) instead. It is cheap to grow and makes its producers a great deal of money. Rats given canola oil developed fatty degeneration of the heart, kidney, adrenals, and thyroid gland. When the canola oil was withdrawn, the deposits vanished but scar tissue remained. It was never tested on humans before being placed on the GRAS list.
1. Thomas, John. Blindness, Mad Cow Disease, and Canola Oil. Perceptions Magazine, March/April 1996
2. Lynn, Jim. Canola Oil-Deadly for the Human Body. Essential Oils Company