Articulate, passionate and humorous, Dr. Holly Lucille breaks down the myths and misconceptions about health and health related topics.

Say No to Canola Oil

From the Show: Mindful Medicine
Summary: Why is canola oil considered a health food?
Air Date: 11/17/15
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Holly Lucille, ND, RN
Holly Dr. Holly Lucille is a nationally recognized and licensed naturopathic doctor, educator, natural products consultant and television host. Dr. Holly is also the author of Creating and Maintaining Balance: A Women's Guide to Safe, Natural, Hormone Health.

An acclaimed expert in the field of integrative medicine, Dr. Holly lectures throughout the nation on a variety of natural health topics. Her appearances include national media programs and networks including Dr. Oz, The Doctors, Lifetime Television for Women, Montel Williams, PBS's Healing Quest, The Hallmark Channel and Discovery Fit & Health channel.

She is on the editorial advisory board of Alternative Medicine and Natural Practitioner and is also regularly quoted as an expert in both consumer and peer journals. In 2007, Dr. Holly was listed in Time Magazine's "Alt List" as one of the "Top 100 Most Influential People."
Say No to Canola Oil
When looking for cook substitutes, you might have heard to use coconut oil, olive oil, flaxseed oil, and canola oil.

However, since canola oil is genetically modified and contains a toxin (erucic acid), some health experts suggest avoiding this oil altogether.

According to Margie King Health Coaching, in 2006, the FDA allowed canola oil and products containing canola oil to be labeled with heart health claims. Labels can say that "limited evidence" suggests that eating 19 grams (about 1.5 tablespoons) of canola oil daily in place of saturated fat may reduce the risk of heart disease, as long as you don't increase your total calories.

Why should you be avoiding canola oil?

Listen in as Dr. Holly discusses canola oil, why it's not a healthy alternative, and why you should be avoiding it.