The Skinny on Oils


  • Vegetable Fat as Medicine - Dr. John McDougall - Leading health experts are advising us to liberally use olive oil, a monounsaturated fat, and the polyunsaturated omega-3 fats, like fish and flaxseed oils. These oils are touted as miracle tonics able to relieve suffering from arthritis to cancer. Have we finally got the right message on the use of oils? The truth is there can be some benefits, but like the margarine and corn oils recommended with impunity in the past, these oils also have serious drawbacks.
  • No Oil? - Engine 2 resource with FAQ section.
  • The Oil Problem - Update from Engine 2 with 10 steps to helping you become oil free.
  • Ask the Expert: Dietary Fat - - What are the best oils to use in cooking? And what about nuts?
  • 3 Myths of Consuming "Healthy" Oils - Dustin Rudolph "The Plant-based Pharmacist"
  • Olive Oil is NOT a Health Food - Dr. Fuhrman - Olive Oil is not a whole food - it is a fattening, low-nutrient, processed food, consisting of 100% fat.
  • Why You Should Opt out of Olive Oil - Rosane Oliveira, DVM, PhD - ‘Causing less damage’ is a far cry from ‘promoting heart health’ as so many people believe is the case with olive oil.

Video Links

  • No Oil - not even Olive Oil! - Caldwell Esselstyn MD - of the Cleveland Clinic has shown heart disease can be reversed 100% of the time, using a plant-based diet. Olive oil - and ANY oil - increases heart disease, the same way butter does. If you want to avoid heart disease and cancer, ditch all oils, which are in any case just highly processed (i.e., junk) food.
  • Olive Oil Is Not Healthy - Michael Klaper MD - If you read the studies, the Mediterranean Diet is healthy IN SPITE OF olive oil, not because of it.
  • Oils to Nuts: The Truth About Fats - Jeff Novick, R.D. - Are you "going nuts" trying to sort the truth from the propaganda? Are all fats created equal? Is olive oil a health food? Is the Mediterranean Diet the healthiest diet? What about the French Paradox? Are nuts and seeds good for you? In this eye-opening lecture, Jeff will help you understand the skinny on fats.
  • Olive Oil & the Mediterranean diet is NOT Healthy - Jeff Novick, R.D.Olive Oil is NOT really Healthy. And Neither is the Mediterranean Diet.
  • Olive Oil Is Not Healthy - Dr John McDougallOlive Oil and all other oils are not healthy and in fact they are dangerous! Dr John McDougall discusses whether oils are safe for human consumption. Could olive oil actually promote cancer and ill health?
  • Plant Oils - Dr John McDougall - Interview extract form the Food Choices Documentary.
  • NO OIL! Really, NO oil! - Dr. John McDougall - In this webinar, Dr. John McDougall, discusses why we should not use oil of any kind in our foods. He talks about what oil really is and what it does to our bodies.
  • Olive Oil and Artery Function - Dr. Michael GregerDoes extra virgin olive oil have the same adverse effect on arterial function as refined oils and animal fats?
  • How to Get Diabetes in 6 Hours: Mind-Blowing Truth Of "Healthy" Oil - Dr. Nick Delgado
  • Mediterranean Diet & Atherosclerosis - Dr. Michael GregerWhat happens inside the arteries going to the hearts and brains of those who add nuts or extra virgin olive oil to their diet?
  • The Mediterranean Diet: Health Miracle or Misguided Hype - Howard Jacobson, Ph.D. - A new study "proves" that the Mediterranean Diet saves lives, reducing cardiovascular events by 30%. Except the study said no such thing. And the "low fat" diet used as a comparison was anything but.
  • Coconut Oil - Dr. Pam PopperIt really does not have magical properties, and many of the studies cited by those who advocate consuming it report that it really is not good for you.
  • Oil: The Vegan KillerMic. the VeganVegans get less heart disease but they still get it. How?

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