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Just thought you should know! Stop eating these oils immediately- Dr. Axe

Occasionally, I come across something that I just can’t wait to share with all of you. So, I came up with this new series: Just Thought You Should Know. There will be no set day or time for this series. Instead, if I see something during my research, that I think you should know, I’ll share it with you through this new series. This video with Dr. Axe is the first one

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I just read the book The Nordic Way, a result of the DiOGenes study (Diet, Obesity, Genes) in Europe, one of the world’s largest studies on obesity, and the prevention of weight gain after weight loss. The result of that study is this new diet THE NORDIC WAY, which goes back to many, not all, of the traditional Nordic/Scandinavian ways of eating, with a few modern twists.

While I am VERY impressed with most aspects of the diet, and agree with many of them, I was a bit concerned about their choice of oil: Canola oil. They continue to preach the standard line that saturated fats, such as grass-fed butter and coconut oil, are bad, while poly-unsaturated fats and mono-unstaturated fats, like those in canola oil are good. This oil falls under the category of VEGETABLE OILS. Canola oil is HIGHLY processed and refined, something to be avoided. In the below video, Dr. Axe does suggest that you avoid canola oil. If you do use it, he says, make sure it’s a non-gmo preferably organic version. (that is cold pressed or expeller pressed — This process is chemical free and uses machines to extract the oil, instead of the standard method of using Hexane to extract the oil)

Below you’ll see a video from Dr. Axe, who discusses which oils to avoid, why you should avoid them and five healthy alternatives:



About Tamara Hoerner (1302 Articles)
Welcome to The Purple Almond! My name is Tamara Hoerner. I am a student at Hawthorn University working toward a Master of Science in Health and Nutrition Education. For me, the name Purple Almond symbolizes “Good, nutritious, whole food bringing light and life to the body, awakening the inherent healing mechanisms within.” I'm all about getting back to the basics, good old fashioned traditional organic, whole food, the kind your great-grandmother used to eat. You'll find no processed foods here. Just good food to heal your whole body. I also believe a healthy body isn't just about food. Stress plays a large part in the physical health of our body. I, therefore, believe in using anything that relieves stress and heals the body, including: mediation, yoga, music, laughter, inspiration and helping others. You'll find all these included in my blog as well.

8 Comments on Just thought you should know! Stop eating these oils immediately- Dr. Axe

  1. it seems that every four or five years a new doctor comes out with some study or other that screams “never eat this” or “always use this”..and they contradict whatever the last study said. I use olive oil. the heck with what anyone says.

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    • I understand. Olive oil is great, not recommended for cooking, though. I don’t worry too much about the studies. My focus is on whole food and lightly processed food, the type our ancestors and traditional people around the world have been eating for thousands of years. The type of fat I like best are food sources like flax, chia, nuts, seeds and avocado. Our ancestors ate and used butter regularly, so I use that or coconut oil for cooking.


  2. I read about this as well! Highly processed oils are no better than poison as far as I’m concerned! Excellent info!😍🙌🏽

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