Wednesday, August 30, 2017

What's Wrong With Oil?

Oil = 100% Fat
“The fat you eat is the fat you wear” – literally, within 3 hours of ingestion. The body’s preferred energy source are carbohydrates (starches) and therefore will merely store fat as opposed to burning it for energy.  In fact, a mere 2 tbsp. of Olive Oil is 240 calories.  “Because of its extremely high calorie density, adding olive oil to any food or meal will dramatically increase its calorie density.“

Oil Doesn’t Help MS
All oils contain saturated fat.  Additionally, we know know that saturated fat slows down the blood and causes the walls of the blood vessels to thin and become permeable, breaking down the blood brain barrier and opening the door for a potential MS attack.  Keep in mind that Dr. Roy Swank advocated a diet low in saturated fat, a mere 15 grams per day.

Saturated Fat Grams
Saturated Fat %
Coconut Oil
1 tbsp.
12 g
Palm Kernel Oil
1 tbsp.
7 g
Peanut Oil
1 tbsp.
2.3 g
Olive Oil
1 tbsp.
2 g
Sesame Oil
1 tbsp.
1.9 g
Corn Oil
1 tbsp.
1.8 g
Grapeseed Oil
1 tbsp.
1.3 g
Flaxseed Oil
1 tbsp.
1.3 g
Canola Oil
1 tbsp.
1 g

Oil Is Not Heart Healthy
“Yes, foods rich in monounsaturated fats like olive oil may be better than foods full of saturated and trans fats, but just because something is “better” does not mean it is good for you.”  Olive oil actually increases blood clotting as much as animal fat does; thus resulting in a greater chance of heart attack or stroke.  “Vegetable oils impair circulation, resulting in a 20 percent reduction in blood oxygen.”  “These fats also suppress our immune system— we need our immune system functioning at full capacity to fight off infections and cancer.”  Saturated fat increases overall cholesterol levels, specifically LDL or lousy cholesterol.  

Oil is a Processed Food
Olives are fine, but olive oil isn’t?  Yes, because olives are a whole food.  While in order to get olive oil or any other oil for that matter, you need to press out everything that makes a whole food healthy – carbs, protein, fiber, minerals, nutrients, to be left with just oil.

The Mediterranean Diet Study
With any research study, always start with where the money came from.  This study was funded by two olive oil companies and two nut companies.  Is it any wonder that the results suggest eating more oil and nuts?  The heart promoting properties of this diet is actually the result of all the starches (pasta and beans), vegetables and fruits that this population consumes.  “In fact, the Mediterranean diet promotes health in spite of olive oil, not because of it.”  What the media fails to mention is how the subjects of this study faired after the study concluded.  “By the end of the study, nearly four years after its start, fully 25 percent of the subjects on the Mediterranean Diet – one out of four – had either died or experienced some new cardiovascular event.”

But We Need Fat/Oil
Yes, we do need a little essential fat to make tissues, but we can easily get this amount through plants.  The body can make whatever else it needs.  Any extra fat ingested will simply be stored in the body as fat.

“It doesn’t matter what type of fat you eat; saturated animal fat and polyunsaturated vegetable oils all have adverse effects on your heart and health.”

Beating MS!

The Starch Solution by John A. McDougall, MD
Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease by Caldwell B. Esselsytn, Jr. MD

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Documentary: What The Health The Health, this doc is another game changer.  Just as Forks Over Knives tapped into the mainstream consciousness, so too is this film. 

From the guys who brought us Cowspiracy, comes in my opinion, a better doc on the reasons to go not only vegan, but plant-based.

This film dives head on into the hush, hush relationship between our government and big business.  If you thought the government had your best interests in mind, think again – you being sick is big business.  If you thought Susan G. Komen, the American Heart Association, the American Diabetes Association and the American Cancer Society were on the side of helping sick people, you’re in for a rude awakening.

The typical big players make an appearance, as well as some new faces.

WHAT THE HEALTH from AUM Films & Media on Vimeo.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

DIY Quick & Easy Vanilla Almond Milk

This recipe has been "borrowed" from Chef AJ.

DIY Quick & Easy Vanilla Almond Milk
Yields: 3 cups


  • 3 cups Water
  • 1 tbsp. oil-free Almond Butter
  • 1 Date
  • Splash of Vanilla Extract
  1. Blend all ingredients in a Vitamix or high powered blender for 1 minute
  2. Keep in the fridge for up to one week
  3. Shake before using

Hoff Thoughts: Want plain "milk," just omit the Date & Vanilla.  Only need 1 cup for baking or cooking - just blend 1 cup of Water to 1 tsp. of Almond Butter.  I like to store my milk in a 1 quart glass mason jar.