It's Official- Canola Oil Needs to be Avoided

Posted on 2/1/2018 by Pure Life Science

A new study published online December 7 in the journal Scientific Reports by researchers at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University (LKSOM) associates the consumption of canola oil in the diet with worsened memory, worsened learning ability and weight gain in mice which model Alzheimer's disease ( The study is the first to suggest that canola oil is more harmful than healthful for the brain. In a mouse experiment, the consumption of Canola Oil caused a shocking degree of brain impairment. These particular mice are used in experiments with Alzheimer's Disease.

It is something I’ve been talking about with my patients for the last 5 years. Interestingly, this is the first study to look at this highly processed, genetically modified oil. It also agrees with what would be the predicted effect knowing the biochemistry of this oil.

What other oils are dangerous? Well based on biochemistry, it would be predicted that corn oil, soy oil, cottonseed oil, the generic “vegetable oil” and margarine would probably show a similar result, mainly do to the way they are processed. Read labels carefully, ask restaurants what they cook with and watch out for fast food. The good cooking oils are organic and naturally saturated, that is coconut oil, olive oil, butter or ghee (organic please).

The more highly unsaturated vegetable oils (such as the ones in Pure Form Omega) need to be consumed in their raw form and not to be cooked with. Cooking denatures unsaturated fats and can cause the formation of dangerous aldehydes and adulterates the fats so they would impair cell membrane function. Alzheimer’s is a cell membrane problem.

Treat your brain properly, avoid dangerous fats, consume good fats in their raw form and cook with stable saturated fats. Pure Form Omega is an all organic, cold-pressed oil, with the proper amounts of the important unsaturated fats Linoleic Acid (LA, the Omega-6) and alpha-Linolenic Acid (ALA, the Omega-3). It is extracted under a blanket of nitrogen and there is a bubble of nitrogen in each capsule so no preservatives or anti-oxidants are required. With proper dosing, based on weight (1 capsule per 30 lbs body weight), your brain will feel it. 

Dr. Jeff Matheson, MDCM

Dr. Jeff Matheson obtained an HBSc (Biochem) degree from University of Western Ontario, followed by a his MDCM Degree (Doctor of Medicine, Master of Surgery) from McGill University in 1991. He was a full-time Emergency Room physician for 15 years, Medical Director of Med-Emerg Inc from 1998-2013, Founder of CPM Medical Clinics (pain management) which became the largest provider of pain management in Canada 2005 to present, setting standards to which all clinics must be certified by the College of Physicians and Surgeons Ontario. He has trained over 70 physicians in the practice of pain management, established the Headache, Migraine and Pain Treatment Centre in Ajax Oct 2013- a new, non-narcotic approach to pain management using neuroplasticity principles. Jeff is one of the founders of Pure Life Science Corp.