Is canola oil really good for us?

Have you ever eaten a canola plant? I didn’t think so. So what is this canola oil that we are eating? The word canola originated from “Canadian oil”. Canola was bred from the Rapeseed plant by crossing with other plants in order to reduce a toxic component, erudic acid, that was not safe to consume.

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“Fat doesn’t make us fat… Who knew?”

I borrowed the title quote from David Perlmutter, MD, a neurologist and expert on the role of nutrition in brain health and neurological disease. Like cholesterol, fat has been vilified by the media for decades (if you missed it, read last week’s blog “Cholesterol is a good thing”). One of the biggest health misconceptions is that

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Cholesterol is a good thing (yes, you heard that right)…

Forget everything you have ever heard about cholesterol and let me give you some facts: Here are some reasons why cholesterol is good: Cholesterol is a building block of every cell in your body. Cholesterol is important for your brain function. Cholesterol is the building block for hormones like estrogen, testosterone, progesterone and DHEA. Vitamin

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