"Today its healthy; Tomorrow its not was the attitude that I had so I just became numb to it all and just ate it anyway."
When is enough enough! Bleaching? Deodorizing? No, we are not talking about the solicitor that just brought the new hydro steam 1000 into your home to clean your carpet. We are talking about the commercial process to make an "edible" oil. Guys this is a serious deal. These oils are not the least bit healthy and a far cry from the healthy alternative to animal fats that have been touted by this industry for so many years. And they are everywhere! Any processed food that you eat will contain an unhealthy oil of some kind. Dine out at most fast food establishments and you are getting more of the same and probably worse as these unstable oils are subjected to high heat as they cook french fries and the like. All of this contributes to free radicals in the body which translates into inflammation and ultimately illness and disease.
The first time I saw this process years ago I began to see a connection between my own health struggles and the things I was consuming. You see I was like so many others that just didn't know what was in the products that I was consuming and oblivious to what it was doing to me. I read snippets here and there from various experts, but I just chalked it up to another of the million points of view on the subject. Today its healthy. Tomorrow its not was the attitude that I had so I just became numb to it all and just ate it anyway. I think this is by design. It creates doubt and ultimately keeps us right where we are wanted, buying these inflammation makers. It wasn't until I put on the detective cap that I began to smell something odd and it was the rancid oils that I had been consuming probably since I was old enough to eat.
There is a huge huge vested interest in promoting this type of product and squashing anyone who disputes its health benefits. This is yet another billion dollar industry that doesn't give a hoot about your health. If the consumer is to make different choices, it forces the hand of the companies who make stuff like this. Until then, the supermarket shelves will be littered with clear plastic bottles of rancid pseudo oils.
There are options here and looking for quality oils is the starting point. Look for oils that are unrefined and protected from light. Do some research on the company. Think twice if you are told that oils like canola are healthy or that it gets the healthy heart approval from the AHA. Keep in mind that junk food boxes of cereal also have the AHA stamp! I highly value Sally Fallon Morell's take on health. Take a look at Sally's suggestions (http://nourishingtraditions.com/all-those-new-oils/) Put on the cap of someone who is fed up with feeling crappy as maybe this "franken" food is at the heart of your own health struggles. Your dollar is your voting power, make a different choice and be healthier as a result of your empowering choice!
Ian Sandage is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner who speaks from the personal experience of someone with autoimmune disease and the highs and lows of a health journey