The 'Health care' industry is an oxymoron!


The Health Effects Of Canola Oil
- None Dare Call It Rape
        By Don Harkins for the SPOTLIGHT
          From the Idaho Observer 5-99

The cheapest cooking oil on the market today is called canola. It is used to
fry potatoes in fast food restaurants and is found on the list of ingredients
for mayonnaise sold in health food stores. Canola is taking the place of
peanut oil in peanut butter and is being blended with olive oil for domestic
kitchen use.

Canola is a name that recently appeared in the marketplace and is
apparently derived from Canadian-oil. Canola oil is actually produced from
the rape seed plant. Rape (Brassica napus), a member of the mustard
family, is listed in the Encyclopedia Britannica as a poisonous plant with
toxic effects which include pulmonary emphysema, respiratory distress,
anemia, constipation, irritability and blindness in cattle.

According to John Thomas, author of Young Again: How to Reverse the
Aging Process, The name canola disguised the introduction of rape oil to

Rape oil was widely used in animal feeds in Great Britain between 1986
and 1991 at which time its use was discontinued, Thomas wrote.

Most people remember the mad cow disease epidemic and that cows, pigs
and sheep went blind, behaved insanely, attacked other animals and people
and had to be destroyed.

Reports at the time blamed the erratic behavior of livestock on a viral
disease called scrapie (in sheep and pigs) and mad cow disease in cattle.
However, when rape oil was removed from animal feed, 'scrapie'
disappeared, Thomas explained.

According to Dr. Len Horowitz, author of Emerging Viruses, AIDS and
Ebola: Nature, Accident or Intentional, What is scrapie in sheep, mad cow
disease in cattle, wasting disease in wild game animals, whirling disease in
fish is Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease in people.

English experts told people not to panic if they had been cooking with rape
oil when mad cow disease was at its peak in Great Britain, said Thomas.
The 'experts' added that the effects of rape oil ingestion takes at least 10
years to manifest.

With grain prices down and grass seed growers faced with increasing
opposition to their seasonal field burning, beautiful yellow rape fields are
contrasting deep green panoramas of what has traditionally been field after
field of grasses and grains in the northwest United States. Rape, the most
toxic of all food-oil plants that has no natural insectoid predators, is a weed
that can grow vigorously in most climates and terrains throughout North

Rape toxicity

The toxic properties of the rape plant are cyanide-containing compounds
called isothiocyanates. Thomas explains that cyanide inhibits the production
of ATP in our bodies. ATP is the energy molecule that powers the body
and keeps us healthy and young.

According to Thomas, ...glaucoma is the result of insufficient blood flow
due to agglutination (clumping together) of the red blood cells and waste
buildup on the cells and intercellular fluids. Thomas believes that ingestion
of rape over time may cause glaucoma.

Thomas also believes that ingestion of rape over several years causes other
vision irregularities such as retinitis.

Thomas explains how the clumped red blood cells cannot squeeze through
the tiny capillaries in the posterior of the eye and, therefore, cannot deliver
oxygen to the mitochondria (the rod-shaped bodies in a cell that facilitate
the metabolism of fats, sugars and proteins).

Rape oil, as metabolized in the body, produces the latex-like substance that
causes the agglutination of red blood cells, explained Thomas.

In this respect, glaucoma has much in common with hair loss, Alzheimer's
disease, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy and hearing problems.

Rape and the central nervous system

Rape is an acetlycholinesterase inhibitor. Acetylcholine is critical to the
transmission of signals from nerves to muscles. When the normal function
of aceytlcholinesterase is compromised, nerve fibers are not able to send
the signals properly and muscles will not respond as expected.

In the last 20 years we have seen a dramatic increase in muscular disorders
such as multiple sclerosis and cerebral palsy. Soy and (rape) oils are players
in the outbreak of these disease conditions. So are the
organophosphates--insecticides such as malthion-- used in food production
in the name of efficiency, commented Thomas.

There are many people throughout the country who are convinced that
rape oil is poisonous to the human body and that the body digests rape in
such a fashion that congests the blood and restricts the flow of lymph fluid
which can cause a myriad of physical and psychological disorders.
Moreover, using processed foods containing canola oil, soy oil and chemical
additives confuses the body and weakens the immune system, continued

Thomas recommends that anybody who desires to enjoy optimal health
must take personal responsibility for what they put into their bodies.
'Health care' industry is an oxymoron, concluded Thomas; it protects its
own health and its own economic interests. Learn to protect your health
and economic interests by learning how to take care of yourself. Then act
on that knowledge.

Young Again: How to Reverse the Aging Process is published by
Promotion Publishing, San Diego, CA. _____

The Idaho Observer P.O. Box 1353 Rathdrum, Idaho 83858-1353 Phone:
208-687-9441 Email:  Web: Link

> Note that all fast food outlets fry in cheap canola oil and even top
> restaurant use it! Steer clear of any friend food unless you use ghee or
> olive oil.
> Veronica

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