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Corn oil is like inflammation in a bottle. The problem with it is that it is a high concentration of a very inflammatory fat, linoleic acid, and Omega-6 polyunsaturated fat.
In this episode, we finish pulling back the curtain on the Industrial Corn Complex and how it’s ruining your health by compromising your metabolism without you even knowing it.
One of the most damaging components
One of the most damaging components in our modern diet is processed vegetable oils. Those oils contain excessive amounts of oxygenated Omega-6 linoleic acid. That is a polyunsaturated fatty acid that causes even worse biological damage than gets caused by refined sugar and high-fructose corn syrup.
Chronic metabolic and degenerative diseases
Almost all chronic metabolic and degenerative diseases are caused primarily by the preponderance of industrial vegetable oils in the diet. When heated, vegetable oils degrade to toxic oxidation products.
Boosting your health
Replacing vegetable oils and the foods that contain them with healthy fats will go a long way towards boosting your overall health, reducing risk, and increasing your metabolic health.
You need to know your fats, and the kind of fats you need, for keto. You need to choose your fats wisely and eat good fats.
Forty percent of corn produced in the US gets used for ethanol production. Roughly 36 percent of all the corn, plus the distiller’s grain left over from the ethanol production, gets fed to cattle, pigs, and chickens.
Talking to an agronomist
Dr. Goldkamp spoke to an agronomist, who is someone who studies animal grazing and is an expert in soil management and field-crop production. He thought that the whole case was overblown, and there is not that much of a difference between pasture-raised cows and those that are non-pasture-raised.
Survival of the Fattest
In his book, Survival of the Fattest, Stephen Cunnane explains that our whole human population evolved along the ocean and riversides on a fish-based diet.
The difference will probably never come out
Dr. Goldkamp does not think that the difference between pasture-raised cows and those that are non-pasture-raised will ever be studied and known. That is because farmers are unlikely to let anyone in to reveal that their meat or milk is not as good as that produced in another way. And the lobbies of the cattle and dairy industries are large and strong.
The development of genetically modified corn
Companies like Monsanto and Syngenta developed corn with the use of genetic-modification. The idea behind genetically modifying the corn was that it would need fewer pesticides.
Roundup is a chemical pesticide that contains glyphosate. A genetically modified corn got developed to be able to tolerate glyphosate so that the weeds, and not the corn, would be killed by it. After many generations, the weeds also developed a tolerance to glyphosate, which subsequently got banned in Germany and several other countries.
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Book mentioned: Survival of the Fattest, The Key to Human Brain Evolution by Stephen C. Cunnane