Blindness, Mad Cow Disease and Canola Oil!
By John Thomas  - The following excerpt is from  "Young again:
How to Reverse the Aging Process
pub. by Promotion Publishing, San Diego

Canola oil ( Rapeseed oil) is a poisonous substance, an industrial oil that does not belong in the body. It contains "the infamous chemical warfare agent mustard gas," hemagglutinins and toxic cyanide-containing glycocides; it causes mad cow disease, blindness, nervous disorders, clumping of blood cells and depression of the immune system. This is what detractors say about canola oil. How is the consumer to sort out the conflicting claims about canola oil? Is canola oil a dream come true or a deadly poison? And why has canola captured so large a share of the oils used in processed foods? Hidden History Lets start with some history. The time period is the mid-1980s and the food industry has a problem. In collusion with the American Heart Association, numerous government agencies and departments of nutrition at major universities, the industry had been promoting polyunsaturated oils as a heart-healthy alternative to "artery-clogging" saturated fats.  Unfortunately, it had become increasingly clear that polyunsaturated oils, particularly corn oil and soybean oil, cause numerous health problems, including and especially cancer.

The industry was in a bind. It could not continue using large amounts of liquid polyunsaturated oils and make
health claims about them in the face of mounting evidence of their dangers. Nor could manufacturers return to
using traditional healthy saturates -- butter, lard, tallow, palm oil and coconut oil -- without causing an uproar.
Besides, these fats cost too much for the cut-throat profit margins in the industry.

The solution was to embrace the use of monounsaturated oils, such as olive oil. Studies had shown that olive
oil has a "better" effect than polyunsaturated oils on cholesterol levels and other blood parameters. Besides,
Ancel Keys and other promoters of the diet-heart idea had popularized the notion that the Mediterranean diet
-- rich in olive oil and conjuring up images of a carefree existence on sun-drenched islands -- protected
against heart disease and ensured a long and healthy life.

The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) sponsored the First Colloquium on Monounsaturates in
Philadelphia. The meeting was chaired by Scott Grundy, a prolific writer and apologist for the notion that
cholesterol and animal fats cause heart disease. Representatives from the edible oil industry, including
Unilever, were in attendance.

The Second Colloquium on Monounsaturates took place in Bethesda, Maryland, early in 1987. Dr. Grundy
was joined by Claude Lenfant, head of the NHLBI, and speakers included Fred Mattson, who had spent many
years at Proctor and Gamble, and the Dutch scientist Martign Katan, who would later publish research on the
problems with trans fatty acids. It was at this time that articles extolling the virtues of olive oil began to appear
in the popular press.

Beware of Canola Oil, Canola Oil is an Industrial Oil, Not Fit For Human Consumption.
Canada paid the FDA the sum of $50 million to have rape  seed registered and recognized as "safe". (Source: Young Again and others)  Rapeseed is a lubricating oil used by small industry. It has never been meant for human consumption.    It is derived from the mustard family and is considered a toxic and poisonous weed, which when processed, becomes rancid very quickly. See:

Dangers of Canola Oil  Posted By Dr. Mercola

Although canola oil is not a favorite oil with me for a number of reasons (none of which were listed in the
article), the statement suggesting that because it is used as an industrial oil it is therefore not edible is not
valid. Flax oil is also used as an industrial oil for paint and linoleum, etc. But when it is prepared as a food it is
edible. Most oils have been used at one time or another as industrial products. In my opinion, one of the most
edible oils is coconut oil, which is used for many industrial products, especially for soaps and cosmetics.
Olive oil apparently has been used to make soap for as long as it has been used as a food oil. Perhaps the
most blatant error and comparison made by Mr. Lynn, though, is that regarding canola oil and mustard gas,
which chemically has absolutely no relationship to mustard oil or any other mustard plant--mustard gas is
2,2'-dichlorodiethyl sulfide and its preparation using ethylene and sulfur chloride is given in the Merck Index. It
received its name because of the yellowish color of the gas and the sulfur odor.

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Millions of people have suffered the loss of thelr vision from glaucoma, a
disease involving atrophy (deterioration) of the optic nerve. For years,
"experts" have been telling us that glaucoma results from fluid-pressure
buildup in the eye that causes the optic nerve to deteriorate. This theory
was based on an incorrect medical model: They were wrong!

Now, the experts have admitted that this is not true and have given birth
to a new theory. According to it, glaucoma is instead caused by a
deficiency of of oxygen and blood flow. Finally they are on the right
trail. In the end, they will discover that glaucoma is the result of
insufficient blood flow due to agglutination (clumping together) of the red
blood cells and waste buildup in the cells and intercellular fluids. And the
tendency is indeed genetic.

These blood-corpuscle clusters cannot squeeze through the extremely tiny
capillaries in the posterior of the eye, so cannot deliver oxygen to the
mitochondria.1 This is what the problem has been all along, and if people
continue to eat soy*2* and canola oils, a lot more of them are going to
experience vision irregularities - like retinitis and macula lutea*3*

Death of the mitochondria in the cells in the posterior of the eye is due
to oxygen starvation, sodium toxicity and waste accumulation. When the
mitochondria die, the cells die and the posterior eye tissues atrophy. In
this respect, glaucoma has much in common with hair loss, Alzheimer's
disease, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy and hearing problems.

There are several things a person can do to reverse these debilitating
conditions. Biologically friendly water*4* is basic to all rejuvenation, as
is fresh, viable food. Detoxification of the tissues and body fluids is
accomplished with yucca extract, Kombucha tea,5 PACs*6* and colon therapy.


Rape Seed Oil or "Canola"?

Canola is a coined word. It appeared out of nowhere and is not listed in
any but the most recent reference sources.

The flip side of the canola coin reads: "rape"! You must admit that canola
sounds better than rape. The name canola disguised the introduction of rape
oil to America.

Canola oil comes from the rape seed, which is part of the mustard family of
plants. Rape is the most toxic of all food-oil plants. Like soy, rape is a
weed. Insects will not eat it; it is deadly poisonous! The oil from the
rape seed is a hundred times more toxic than soy oil.

Canola is a semi-drying oil that is used as lubricant, fuel, soap and
synthetic rubber base, and as an illuminant for the slick color pages you
see in magazines. It is an industrial oil and does not belong in the body!

Canola oil has some very interesting characteristics and effects on living
systems. For example, it forms latex-like substances that agglutinate the
red blood corpuscles, as does soy, but much more pronounced. Loss of vision
is a known, characteristic side effect of rape oil which antagonizes the
central and peripheral nervous systems again like soy oil, again worse.
The deterioration takes years, however. Rape (canola) oil causes emphysema
respiratory distress, anemia, constipation, irritability and blindness in
animals-and humans. Rape oil was widely used in animal feeds in England and
Europe between 1986 and 1991 when it was thrown out. You may remember
reading about the cows, pigs and sheep that went blind, lost their minds,
attacked people and had to be shot.

A woman called me from Chicago to tell me that she had been in England when
the "Mad Cow Disease" had been at its peak. She said that she had seen a
television news report that told people not to panic if they had been using
rape oil in their diet and were over 65 years of age. The "experts" added
that the effects of rape oil ingestion takes at least 10 years to manifest,
and in all likelihood, most of these people would be dead by then anyway.

In the reports I read, the "experts" blamed the behavior on a viral disease
called scrapie. However, when rape oil was removed from animal feed,
"scrapie disappeared.

No longer a European livestock problem; now it is ours. U.S. farmers grow
rape seed, and manufacturers use its oil (canola) in thousands of processed
foods, with the blessings of government watchdog agencies, of course.

Officially, canola oil is known as "LEAR" oil - Low Erucic Acid, Rape.
Industry experts love to tell how canola was developed in Canada and that
it is safe to use. They admit it was developed from the rape seed, but that
through genetic engineering, i.e. irradiation, it is no longer rape seed,
but "canola" instead. ["Canadian oil", get it?]

They love to talk about canola"s qualities - its unsaturated
structure(Omega 3, 6, 12), its wonderful digestibility and its fatty acid
makeup. They turn us against naturally saturated oils and fats, while they
come to the rescue with canola oil. They even tell us how Asia has warmly
embraced canola due to its distinctive flavor. Isn"t it wonderful how
internationalists brokers "help" third-world peoples? Reminds me of the
introduction of the microwave oven.

An earthly expression from the Old West sums up the flimflam accompanying
rape oil"s rebirth and promotion worldwide: "horseshit and gun smoke!". Its
new name provided the perfect cover for commercial interests wanting to
make billions in the United States. The euphemism is still very much in
use, but is no longer needed. Look at the ingredients list on peanut
butter labels. The peanut oil has been removed and replaced with rape oil.

Chemical Warfare

Rape oil is also the source of the infamous chemical-warfare agent ,
mustard gas, which was banned after blistering the lungs and skin of
hundreds of thousands of solders and civilians during WW1. Recent =46rench
reports indicate that it was again used during the gulf.

Between 1950 and 1953, white mustard(rape) seed was irradiated in Sweden to
increase seed production and oil content. Irradiation is the process the
experts want use to make our food "safe" to eat. Genetically engineered
fruits and vegetables - which will soon have innocent things like
hepatitis-B spliced into their DNA - are another example of man"s misuses
of technology and abuse of public trust by powerful interests and
"head-in-the-sand" watchdog agencies.

Canola oil contains large amounts of "isothiocyanates" - cyanide-containing
compounds. Cyanide inhibits mitochondrial production of adenosine
triphosphate(ATP), which is the energy molecule that fuels the
mitochondria. ATP energy powers the body and keeps us healthy and young !

Canola Oil & Metabolism

Many substances can bind metabolic enzymes and block their activity in the
body. In biochemistry, theses substances are called inhibitors.

Toxic substances in canola and soy oils encourage the formation of
molecules with covalent bonds which are normally irreversible: They cannot
be broken by the body once they have formed.

For example, consider the pesticide malathion.*9* It binds to the active
site of the enzyme acetylcholinesterase and stops this enzyme from doing
its job, which is to divide acetylcholine into choline and acetate.

Nerve Function & Organophosphates

Acetylcholine is critical to nerve-impulse transmission. When
acetylcholinesterase is inhibited, as by pesticide residues, nerve fibers
do not function normally, and muscles do not respond.

For example, think of a garage door opener: If its signal is not received,
the door does not open. worth one"s body, the hand or leg is ordered to
move, but does not respond. Recently there has been a tremendous increase
in disorders like systemic lupus, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy,
"Myelinoma"*10* pulmonary hypertension and neuropathy. Soy and canola oils
are players in the outbreak of these disease conditions. So are the
organophosphates, insecticides such as malathion used in food production in
the name of efficiency.

Acetylcholinesterase inhibitors cause paralysis of the striated)skeletal)
muscles and spasms of the respiratory system. That is why malathion is the
pesticide of choice by the experts; it kills insects by paralysis - just
like rotenone from soy beans does! It inhibits the insect"s enzymes and
those of humans, too!

Agents Orange and Blue that were used in Viet Nam to defoliate jungle cover
are also organophosphorus compounds. The Viet Nam vets and the Vietnamese
people know about them firsthand. Government experts who okayed their use
and chemical companies that manufactured them have finally owned up to
their toxic effects on people and the environment. Nonetheless, present-day
experts in academia and government continue to bamboozle the public with
stories of "safe" science and cheap food through the use of poisons.

Canola oil is also high in glycosides that cause serious problems by
blocking enzyme function and deprive us of our life force - - chi, qi,
prana, call it what you like.

Glycosides interfere with the biochemistry of humans and animals. Their
presence in rattlesnake venom inhibits muscle enzymes and causes instant
immobilization of the victim.

Canola Oil, HIV, & AIDS Soy & canola oil glycosides also depress the immune
system - the T cells - to go into a stupor and fall asleep on the job.
These oils alter the bioelectric "terrain" and promote disease.

The Cancer/Trans-Fatty Acid Connection - Known in 1949!

In orthodox cancer research, renowned cancer researchers, among them, Nobel
Prize winner, V. Euler of Stockholm, wrote and published a book in 1949 in
which they concluded that if the numerous and diverse symptoms associated
with various types of cancer were reduced to one common denominator, it
would be that "the fat lacks the ability to integrate in the living
tissue". "Trans-Fatty acid is the name of the fat that lacks this ability -
it is bad fat.

Non-Spoiling", Spreadable" Oils Are Destroying Our Health

Since 1902, Western countries have resorted to chemical process to destroy
the "unsaturatedness" of vegetable oils. It is done to make them easier to
handle; easier to market; and to preserve them so they will not spoil so
quickly. In the early 1900s, clever advertisements hailed its
"spreadability" - exclaiming that what everyone was waiting for was "a
spreadable fat"! Although the destruction of the essential elements of the
fat was originally well intended - to prevent it from spoiling the methods
of processing fats are destroying our health. Avoid any vegetable oil that
is labeled "hydrogenated", or "partially hydrogenated", as this oil
contains 100% Trans-fatty acid!

Why Are We Still Being "Sold" Trans-Fatty Acid?

Food manufacturing is a big, profitable business and employs many highly
skilled lobbyists. The new U.S. labeling laws do not list "Trans-Fatty acid
because the large food manufacturers spent billions of dollars to pay for
lobbyists to keep "Trans-fatty acid" off the labels. "Cold Pressed"
labeling means nothing in the U.S. All commercial oils and nut butters sold
in U.S. Supermarkets contain Trans-fatty acid this is because the U.S.
government allows heat treated and high pressure squeezed vegetable oil to
be used and even labeled "Cold Processed". The Italian government passed a
law that olive oil must be protected from heat and high pressure. The U.S.
government could save many lives if it passed a similar law to include all
vegetable oil (and banned cotton seed oil - it is poison).

Figure The Amount of Trans-Fatty Acid In Packaged Food By Using The New
U.S. Labels

1) Find the amount of "Total Fat" on the label. 2) Find the amounts of
"Saturated Fat", "Polyunsaturated Fat" and "Monosaturated Fat". (These are
found on the label, listed directly under "Total Fat" and slightly
indented. If one or the other is not listed, that particular food does not
contain it.) 3) Add theses three together. If there are only two listed,
add them together or use one amount if only one is listed. 4) Subtract the
total amount of #3 from the amount of #1. 5) The answer is the amount of
Trans-fatty Acid in that product.

Fats That Can Be Safely Heated

Butter and tropical fats - coconut, palm, palm kernel, cocoa, and shea nut
- are safest for frying, because they contain only small quantities of
Essential Fatty-Acids(EFAs). The saturated fatty acids contained in these
fats/oils are inert and therefore heat stable. Heat does not destroy them
in the same way it destroys EFAs. Butter and tropical Fats are best used
unhydrogenated. Only small amounts should be eaten, as they are sticky,
hard, saturated fatty acid-containing fats.=20

Tropical oils got a bad reputation for increasing cholesterol and
triglyceride levels that supposedly cause cardiovascular disease. An
unconfirmed rumor suggests that the soy bean industry financed the
successful campaign against tropical fats to kill imports and increase soy
bean sales. Tropical oils used in their country of origin have been shown
in several studies to decrease cholesterol levels. The difference in
results may be due to several causes: deterioration in tropical oils during
storage (oxidation; processing(hydrogenation); differing experimental
design; or a combination of the above. Raw tropical oils are rich sources
of vitamin E and tocotrienols, which help protect arteries from damage
leading to cardiovascular disease(CVD). Olive oil imported from Italy is
safe for baking but not for frying or deep frying. But only imported
Italian olive oil as it is cold processed by law.

Liver and Gall Bladder Problems Improved

The metabolism of fat affects each and every organ. Anyone with liver and
gall bladder problems is quite aware of how fats affect them. In medicine
they say "Eat less fat", because it was observed that fats do not agree
with the sick person. However, if this person with liver and gall bladder
problems is given "good fat", i.e. live, highly unsaturated fat, it will
agree with him or her very well. It is best to use the threefold
unsaturated fat from flax seed oil or hemp seed oil, together with a
substance that makes it soluble(mix it with plain, low fat cottage cheese
or emulsify it with 2 or more ounces of low fat milk) before you take it.

Many serious medical problems can be solved on the simple basis of taking
flax seed oil or hemp seed oil and a sulfur containing protein.

Diseased organs react very favorably to this remedy. (Ed. Note: Also
Recommended: EPA capsules(fish oil) and Evening Primrose Oil capsules)
Alcohols and glycosidcs in canola and soy oils shut down our protective
grid-the immune system. Fluoride, immunizations, antibiotics and bio-junk
food play a similar role in immune system collapse. An alcohol is a
chemistry term for the "reactive" chemical group on an organic molecule.
Those "R" groups are what make organic compounds work-for good and bad!
Canola alcohols and glycosides are very reactive. They are as toxic as
fermented alcohols, but their effects manifest differently. The damage
takes years to show up. In a future article, I will discuss the sweet
proteins in soy.

When the medical experts check your blood for the presence of the HIV
virus, they are looking at your white blood cell "count". If the numbers
are normal, they will tell you that you do not have HIV. What they don't
see is that the T cells are in a stupor. This opportunistic condition
causes life forms in the blood and nymph to metamorphose, manifest as
hepatitis, pneumonia and HIV, bypass the body's immune-system defenses(the
T cells) and get a foothold. As Claude Berard said, "The terrain is

Once inside the cells, HIV takes over the RNA and DNA. It uses the
mitochondria to produce energy for its own use. Quietly it multiplies, then
one day - BANG! - you wake up dying of AIDS.

Aids and Green Monkeys In his earth-shaking book, "AIDS: The End of
Civilization", Dr. William Campbell Douglass asked, "Do you really think
some green monkey all of a sudden bit some guy in the ass and presto, AIDS
all over the world?"

Dr. Douglass was examining the hype that the Centers for Disease Control in
Atlanta have been peddling to the public about the AIDS virus, HIV.
Douglass' book tells the "whole" story of the development of HIV at the Ft.
Detrick(Maryland) military installation installation. His story is well
documented and confirms the theme of the futuristic movie "Outbreak".

Lorenzo's Oil Another film, "Lorenzo's Oil", offers a good example of how
far off course medical science has strayed and how muddled is the
scientific mind. Early on in the movie, the experts say the problem with
the dying child is not in the "math", i.e., pH. They are wrong.

Had the experts determined the pH of the saliva, urine and blood they would
have instantly known what they were up against: That the dying boy had a
chronically low total-body pH - so low that his fluids were dissolving the
myelin sheathing protecting his nerve fibers. This caused his nervous
system to disintegrate. Does this description sound like the dozens of
degenerative nerve-related disorders plaguing people today?

The boy was given Lorenzo's oil to boost energy output and act as a
detoxifier of metabolic poisons. The oil shocked his body into a less acid
condition. Lorenzo's oil is olive oil! When given in large quantities,
olive oil shocks the body and causes it to adjust its pH. It will also
safely purge the body of gall and liver stones, thus removing the need for
gall bladder surgery. (Yucca extract and PACs must precede the "flush")

Shortly after Lorenzo's oil was released, my brother saw an "expert" on a
TV talk show claim that Lorenzo's oil was rape seed oil. This was a lie.
Give rape oil to a sick person and you seal his or her doom. Here is
another good example of "disinformation" in the public domain. These
falsehoods should cause every thinking person to question the molding of
public opinion by the powerful commercial interests behind the scenes.

Blood & Oils By now it should be obvious that congested blood and lymph
flow negatively affect every part of the body. Moreover, using processed
foods containing canola oil, soy oil and chemical additives confuses the
body and weakens the immune system. It should come as no surprise that
anyone wanting to enjoy peak health and longevity must take personal
control and responsibility for his or her health and life. There is no
other way! "Health care industry" is an oxymoron; it protects its own
health and economic interests. Learn to protect your health and economic
interests by learning how to take care of yourself. Then act on that

This excerpt from John Thomas' new book, "Young again: How to Reverse the
Aging Process:, published by Promotion Publishing, San Diego, has been
edited especially for Perceptions.

Notes: 1) Bacteria inhabiting the cells of all animals. They produce and
burn the energy-carrying molecule adenosine triphosphate(ATP) 2) Soy
contains phytohemaglutinin(PHG), a toxic biochemical that causes blood to
clot and combines with impurities to form plaque, obstructing capillaries.
PHG numbs immune system T cells, alters hormonal activity and slows vital
organ function. Its effects are cumulative. 3) An area in the eye near the
center of the retina in which visual perception is most acute. 4) Water
resonant a: 78 hertz, or earth frequency, pure, highly charged and magnetic
in its strong right-spin molecular charge. 5) A revitalizing tea made from
a fungus-like organism 6) Proanthocyanidins, plant-derived antioxidants,
free-radical scavengers. 7) A solid fatty acid, a nomologue of olaic acid,
derived from oils of mustard seeds and rape seeds 8) See "The Devil's
Bargain" Gene-altered food", Perceptions Nov/Dec/ 1995, pg. 38 9) Any
organic compound containing phosphorus, specifically one used as an
insecticide. eg. malathion, the "harmless" pesticide spray used to kill the
Med fly and blanket every living thing in California a few years ago and
again in 1994 and 1995, and in Texas in April, 1995 10) A catch-all term
used by doctors for the deterioration of the myelin sheathing around the
nerves, "-ova" means "tumor", but the condition could as easily be
"myelinosis". It is also often "Walking Legs Syndrome", and causes its
sufferers intense burning sensations they must walk off.

(In its August/September 96 issue, Perceptions published The Great Canola
Debate: A rebutal by Spectrum Natural.)