BAD FATS AND OILS: The bad fats are the partially hydrogenated fats and the new vegetable oils and the animal fats that have been heated over and over again. There are many health problems associated with the consumption of polyunsaturated oils such as soy, corn, canola, safflower, sunflower, soybean and cottonseed oils. Use of all these oils should be strictly limited. They should never be consumed after they have been heated as in cooking, frying, baking, etc. These oils are new to the diet; you do not find these kinds of oils in the traditional diet. You get your essential fatty acids from traditional foods like nuts and seeds and green vegetables. Animal fats also provide essential fatty acids. You do not need to supplement them with vegetable oils. The only exception to that is flax seed oil. Canola oil has attracted the attention of nutritionists because of its high oleic acid content, but canola oil presents dangers of its own. It is a new oil which comes from the rapeseed, and the rapeseed oil is highly toxic. It is very high in sulphur which can cause a lot of problems. Canola oil is not a traditional oil and it should be avoided completely. All the salad oils, the pre-mixed salad dressings and the Wesson oils were not in our diet at the turn of the century. People cooked in lard, butter, goose fat, duck fat and beef tallow.
MARGARINE AND HYDROGENATED FATS Margarine is made with vegetable oil which itself is new to the human diet. It is probably already rancid because of the way the oils are extracted. Almost all of these oils contain hexane which is used as a solvent to get out all of the oil from the seeds. The oils are then steam cleaned and mixed with nickle catalyst; then they are hydrogenated by high pressure and high temperature reactions. This process rearranges the molecular structure so that the oil can become solid at room temperature. The hydrogen atoms have been moved around, and a molecule is created that does not exist in nature. Soap-like emulsifiers are mixed in and then it is steam cleaned because it smells horrible and is a lovely gray colour. They bleach it and add artificial flavours and synthetic vitamins. It is packaged in tubs and promoted as a health food. Some of the diseases that are caused or exacerbated by hydrogenated fats are atherosclerosis, heart disease, auto-immune diseases, cancer, degeneration of the joints and tendons, diabetes (hydrogenated fats interfere with insulin receptors), failure to grow and learning disabilities. Mothers who eat a lot of hydrogenated fats seem to have low birth weight babies and have reduced fat content in mother's milk, so they are not as successful in nursing their babies who are not getting all the fat they need. Hydrogenated fats are also found in chips, cookies, crackers, and fast food french fries.
POWDERED MILK AND EGGS Oxidized cholesterol in powdered milk and powdered eggs and animal fats used for deep frying initiates the build up of pathogenic plaque. Powdered milk which contains this oxidized cholesterol is added to 1% and 2% milk.
CHOLESTEROL Cholesterol is a large sterol molecule, and it is manufactured by almost every cell in the body. It is nature's repair substance. It repairs wounds and tears in the arteries. It gives structural integrity or stiffness to the cells. It is the precursor for vitamin D and bile salts. It is the precursor to the sex hormones. It is a powerful antioxidant which protects us against free radicals. That is why people with low cholesterol levels tend to get cancer, and that is why as you age, your cholesterol levels should naturally go up because it is there to protect you. Finally it is essential for the development and function of the brain and nervous system. You need cholesterol for the proper functioning of the seratonin receptors in the brain. So if it's not cholesterol, what causes heart disease? There are a number of studies and many theories which suggest a diet of fabricated, processed, refined foods.
CHOLESTEROL LOWERING DRUGS do not lower the risk of coronary heart disease but in study after study have been shown to increase the risk of cancer, intestinal diseases, depression, suicide and violent behavior.