Since the beginning of written history the importance of oil has been well documented. Without question oil has been sought after, hoarded and fought over long before man learned to write. Archeologists and scholars agree that in mans vast history much of his record has been forgotten, lost, buried, burned, submerged or just never preserved in any known form or text.
Therefore when something of antiquity is uncovered it is given very high status.
One grand reference to the liquid gold appears in the Torah (Hebrew bible or religious scrolls). The Greco-Syrian King, Antiochus Epiphanes, forbid Jews from practicing their religion (circa 2200 years ago). His men booted the Jews out of their sacred temple in the city of Jerusalem and defiled it.
A bloody struggle ensued as the Maccabees worked to recapture the temple. Led by Judah Maccabee with his three brothers raised a small resistance force to wage the fight. Finally on the 25th day of the month of Kislev in 164 BC, the temple was retaken, purified and rededicated for worship.
But the reclaimed Temple was in a shambles and the oil burning eternal flame (in the Temple's Holy Menorah) had almost burned dry. As it took eight days to process more oil, it would be a miracle if the eternal flame did not burn out. This is exactly what happened. A flame that should have been extinguished seven days earlier burned for eight full days until its oil reserve was replenished. Yes, it did burn for the full eight days!
The eternal flame (being eternal) was never to burn out. If it did, it was a sacrament. As a result, there was great emphasis placed on keeping it burning thus having a good supply of holy oil in reserve.
The extended burning of the Holy Menorah was such a profound event; it affected the Rabbis of the day and soon all of the Jews of the known world. Because of that, this event has been forever remembered, celebrated and retold as the Jewish holy day of Hanukkah.
Oil is pretty darn important.
Oils of all types have been coveted in almost every culture at one time or another. Olive oil may have been the first vegetable processed where the end result was a valued lubricant.
But oil in the body is very mysterious. In youth we do not want it on our nose or face. We are taught that oily skin is the cause of blackheads, pimples and skin disorders of all types. In essence we are told that our body is too stupid to run itself. Therefore, oily skin is bad. We are instructed to force the body to heal itself with all manner of cream and salves. Then as new “more science based” products appear on the market, we run right out and purchase those too!
Therefore, the mantra that we are taught to hypnotically adhere to is, “ignore the body”. If you do not get enough sleep, take a stimulant. If you are too alert take a sedative. If your face is too oily, use sandpaper, sandblast, scald, rub and medicate it away. Violently stripping the oil out of our pores is almost a sport. Scrub brushes, rubbing alcohol and witch hazel become our allies.
Never are we taught that the cause of oily skin could have something to do with our lifestyle or what we are eating. Of course we are taught that all oily skin is bad, even if it is not, even if it is perfectly healthy, we are taught it is evil. If oily skin cannot be washed away it is covered over, anyone for some face powder?
Then life takes a strange twist of fate, skin dries out and we do not like that any better than oily skin! We become obsessed with moisturizing our skin.
Think about this for just a minute, at no time in a persons life are they ever perfect! If they have oily skin it is wrong. If they have dry skin it is wrong. Clearly the body is always wrong!
Oily or dry, we are never told that we are the cause of the condition. Skin problems are caused by the time of the year (too hot or too cold). We are never told that our actions or lack of them are facilitating new damaged skin, be it dry or oily. We are instead taught that skin dries out as we age. We are taught that there is only one product to use to alter the conditions of the skin and it is _______ (fill in the blank).
Why are moisturizers and skin drying chemicals pushed? Because we keep buying them! The elimination and cultivation of oil is BIG, BIG, BIG, BIG BUSINESS! It matters not where the oil comes from. Getting oil out of your skin maybe almost as profitable as getting it out of the ground.
Oil is everywhere.
Oil has been used as a food, lubricant, fuel, for anointing of kings, additive in the manufacturing process as well as in medicines. How important is oil to religion? The word Messiah litarally means “the anointed one”. The word Christ comes from the Greek, khristos “the anointed one” a literal translation of word mashiach.
Translation: Our savior is the one anointed wth oil!
In the practice of religion, blessed, sacred oil would be whipped on the forehead of the blessee as the holy man recited prayers and holy scripture. This process being done would align the person with God, the church and mankind. Again oil has been given a lofty place in the genesis of man.
It could be postulated that mans obsession with divinity and all things divine led him to start ingesting the holy goo. It is possible that it may have also been used (via ingestion) to steel holy soldiers against the arrows and blade thrust of the enemy. One may have also been the victem of poured boiling oil. Oil is deeply rooted in our psyche.
Fast forward several thousand years and we can find it in lamps, soap, body art colorings, adhesive removers etc. In antiquity the use of olive oil was so wide spread that it eventually became the root of the word oil. Yes, oil derives its name from the word “olive”.
The first record of olive oil use was discovered in the Middle Eastern city- state of Elba in 2400 BC (located on the outskirts of the Syrian city Aleppo). In the early 1900’s archeologist uncovered clay tablets written in cuneiform script documented the growing of olive trees. These trees were harvested by the decree of the king and queen thus bringing vast wealth to Elba. The tablets clearly drew out the processing of the fruit that would give us our king of all oils.
As many as a dozen documents still exist chronicling these simple beginnings which would later become a world economy altering business. Even thousands of years ago the importance of oil was appreciated. Wittnes, the fact that the ancient clay tablets were written in multiple languages (like the Rosetta stone) to ensure these all important documents survied the centuries to come.
One could also conclude that the more a fact is percievced as imporant, the more languages it will appear in.
Today oil has such an all-encompassing place in human life that economies crumble and a war waged and lost due to lack of it. WW II was started over oil supplies. The Japanese and Germans thus lost World War II almost entirely due to lack of oil reserves. Without oil there are no refining possibilities of gasoline or diesel and therefore, no chance for expansion.
For Germany, the loss at for the Soviet city of Stalingrad was the turning point of the war. After this point the Nazi’s were pushed back to its boarders and beyond. The heart of the battle was actually not for the city itself but for the rich oil fields that lay just beyond. The Battle of the Bulge, the last offensive effort of the Nazi’s in 1944, was lost over lack of gasoline a derivative of oil. Hitler’s tanks had no fuel and in short order, the surge ground to a halt.
It could be postulated that he who controls oil controls the economies of earth and therefore earth. Does any of this seem somehow eerily familiar?
Oil production and sale is the largest business on earth. We find it produced and placed everywhere from the dinner table, kitchen and garage. The types of oil are almost endless; there is orange oil, tea tree oil, canola oil, sesame oil, flax seed oil, soy oil, fish oil, industrial oil and more etc. ad nauseam. Most any fruit or vegetable will yield oil if processed enough.
But do humans really need oil? As stated before, man has the belief that he is smarter than his body. If you look at the world of supplements for just a moment, that fact is glaringly obvious. Go to any grocery or health food store and you will find a product for every bodily function. Clearly, if the body were smart enough to take care of itself, why would anyone need supplements?
Unfortunately advertising people recognize mans weakness for new better and different. Knowing this they just keep pounding out “buy” button. Really, who doesn’t need stuffed crust pizza or richer thick sauces and more colorful and tasty artificial drinks? Man seems to be hard wired to want what is new.
Health is secondary until health starts to vanish. For some, no matter how bad our health gets we refuse to give up our vices until we are forced to part with them at death. Now that is an addiction.
With just a little investigation of the body you would discover that there are three major systems of the body. The digestive system, liver (which runs the digestive system) and kidneys run and attempt to coordinate the body’s functions. These functions can go offline at any moment if the conditions present themselves with our help.
Feel free to go on line and read about oil and your liver. Read about what oil does to the liver. If you have heard about Hepatitis, it is a swelling of the liver that results in pain and all manner of symptoms. Hepatitis can be fatal if not recognized and reversed. HEPA (high efficiency particulate air) filters are common in vacuums and HEPA is defined as chambered filtering. Think of your liver as a honeycomb of chambered or HEPA filters designed to capture identify and treat all food and toxins we consume.
In essence your liver is a laboratory with many rooms for the chemical alteration of matter.
Imagine that all roads are blocked to your liver. Where do the toxins and food substances go? Imagine today in your liver that the doors are closed and the lights are off. Imagine that you via your own (believed innocent) actions have shut down your liver. How can something like this happen?
Hepatologists and those who have studied liver function understand the damaging affects of oil on the liver. It is easy to pick up even very old books on liver function and find warnings regarding oil.
Oil is well known to coat the liver and leaves it inoperable for hours after consumption. Picture a filter such as an air filter. Now picture it covered in oil. Could any air get through? No and this is why oil is such a huge issue. The liver is the hub of our immune system and cannot go off line or be slowed, without the body experiencing damage as a result.
Imagine that you like so many women have taken Evening Primrose (EP) oil to help with menopausal symptoms. The reason you took it was to relieve hot flashes, neck pain, shoulder pain, sleeplessness, poor concentration, low energy and bad moods.
Since you notice that your moods and other symptoms are worse, you a larger dose of EP oil. Oddly enough, you just get worse and worse. Why? Because the carrier or delivery system you are using to take EP is oil. EP is very beneficial to the body. Oil is poison.
If you believe that I am saying that all oils are worthless, you would be right. After sixteen years of investigation and years of personal first hand experience, this fact has been borne out.
But wait! The body needs oil! It must have oil! How can a body live without oil?
The body distills usable oil from all fresh fruit and vegetables. Have you heard of orange oil, avocado oil, corn oil etc? Oil is so prevalent on earth that it is in all organic life.
Sure the amount of oil found in one avocado is far less than what can be found in a capsule of omega 3 amino acids (fish oil). Yes, the amount of oil found in orange, apples, grapes etc., are trace amount. But they are 100% bio-available to the body.
The importance of oil in the body is not to be minimized. They body uses mucus to lubricate itself from morning until nightfall. Mucus can be found in the nostrils, mouth, ears, vagina, anus, semen and eyes.
So, if oil is good, can it be bad? Yes! Once it is processed outside the body (as in a machine of some sort), it is no longer usable to the body. It becomes a foreign substance and when encountered by your liver, leaves it paralyzed.
Olive oil advocates will argue that cold pressed olive oil is perfect for the human body. Right here, right now I am saying you are being lied to.
If your body does not derive the oil under its own power, through its own processes the body cannot use it.
A poisoned liver will produce the following symptoms:
Right side neck pain or stiffness
Right pectoral muscle pain or stiffness
Right deltoid muscle pain or stiffness (round part of the shoulder)
Right rotator cuff pain or stiffness (inside of the round part of shoulder)
Right scapula pain or stiffness (large flat bone behind your shoulder)
Low energy between 9 PM (night) and 3 PM (afternoon)
Congestion (nose, sinuses or chest)
A logical conclusion that oil is not beneficial to the body takes very little convincing.
Consider this, the reasons for putting a child on Ritalin is covered in the last three items above. Ritalin is a powerful stimulant drug. It is a chemical that has to be addressed by the liver.
For that matter so is Prozac, Zanax, Wellbutrin, Zoloft, Buspar, Effexor, Paxil, Lexapro, Celexa, Haldol, Luvox, Nardil, Parnate, Elavil, Adapin, Endep, Anafranil, Ludiomil, Norpramin, Pamelor, Vivactil, Toranil, Sinequan, Cymbalta, Desyrel, Desvrel, Edronax Vestra, Serzone, and Remeron etc.
The above paragraph lists just some of the anti-depressants that have been created to cure depression.
But let’s digress to the earlier subject of Ritalin. Ritalin is given to children who fidget, are restless, have poor concentration or are confused (perhaps by confused parents). Now, quickly review the above list of liver symptoms. Notice that fidgeting, restlessness, confusion and poor concentration make the list.
Why is Ritalin included in a talk on the liver? Because by listening to Psychiatrists and wayward medical doctors, we are poisoning the immune systems (i.e. liver) of or our kids and making sure we can expect more Columbines.
Yes, with the use of the drugs listed above we are belting our children into a ride that will take a nosedive to disaster. Because of this we can expect more angry, depressed, fidgeting, restless and distracted, suicidal youths killing other youths.
No sir you say! This is an exaggeration you say! This is too extreme a statement you say. Not at all, I say.
When a body and liver are poisoned you the owner start receiving all manner of strange commands and impulses deriving from your body. This was noted 4000 years ago in China with the statement that “liver and emotions are linked” or “So goes the liver, so goes the emotions”.
There is big money in addiction be it cocaine, heroin, speed, salt, sugar, sodium, Doritos, Pringles, Corn Nuts, Lays Potato Chips, Pizza, Peanut Butter or Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.
This is why we as a nation are getting fatter, madder, older and sicker than ever before. Look around you. It is not your imagination, the youth of today is fat and out of shape. The bigger the addiction the fatter we get. The more confused we get about food, the more Bulimia and Anorexia we see. People not understanding food, take action against it and abuse it. Since they cannot control it, they fear it. The rampant lies in nutrition today, have left people so fearful; they have no choice but to develop covert eating habits.
Therefore, we have created a society where one day very soon you may need a liver transplant or new set of kidneys. Why, because, of the junk substances being consumed that we charitably call food. All because our food supply is loaded with OIL! Processed oil, which paralyzes the liver on contact.
To recap, what I have been saying, in the paragraphs above is that all processed oil is so dangerous to the body it must be eliminated. If it is not, the liver will remain sick and get worse and worse. The list below gives a short list of what must be avoided in order to repair ones vital organs including the liver. Eliminate all processed oil containing substances such as:
(If the worst thing you ate was some salad dressing every now and then so be it)
All nuts processed and raw
All seeds processed and raw
Vitamin E-oil supplements
As you can see oils of every conceivable type surround us. Are they beneficial for life? No. The science of using oil to promote better health is fouled and not to be trusted.
What do I say to the studies saying the opposite? These types of studies show a decrease in symptoms in some quarter of the body but at the same time throw out of balance some other quarter of the body.
A solution that creates a new problem is a bad solution. As your mother said never rob Peter to pay Paul.
If the solution to being cold was lighting themselves on fire, you would only be cold once. This extreme example is a bad solution. But that is what passes for medicine today.
A correct solution for any problem would not just address the problem alone. The correct solution would improve the health of the entire organism. Oil does not fit this bill at any level. Again there is no healthy oil unless it occurs in nature and is consumed (uncooked) as it was in nature.
Why are edible oils are being sold, because, you keep purchasing them. Oil as a business and will remain profitable until the tastes of the world change. If the world suddenly stopped purchasing oil, study after study will appear telling you about its benefits. These studies are not obvious but they are still advertising.
These studies would continue and the commercials would become more forceful until either the public gave in or the companies went out of business. If the lobbyists for theses companies were strong enough, laws would be enacted making the consumption of oil mandatory for school children. Why, because it is all about money. You have it and the junk substance industry wants it.
As a result of these counter efforts against your free will, you would eventually doubt the correctness of what you have read here. You would doubt the rightness of your choice to give up junk food. You would watch TV super model after super model eat junk that you knew to be junk in commercial after commercial.
Unless you steeled yourself against the onslaught of PR., you would break. You would become the bloated down flabby trodden hunk processed fat that would be more comfortable in a recliner than in a suit or nice dress.
You would begin to miss the snappy taste of fried poison, besides “everyone else” is eating it! If we continue to processed or cooked consume oils, then worsening health and a shortened miserable lifespan should not surprise us.
At this point in this dissertation, you might be confused as to how your health care practitioners and healthy supplement makers could be so wrong. How could they use such a poisonous substance like processed oil? Can this really be true? Am I the only one sane enough to speak out? No, it just seems that way.
I am telling you right here right now that there is no Santa Claus, Easter Bunny, Tooth Fairy and no healthy processed oils of any kind.
Take heart we are much alike. I have been trying to disprove these facts for years, as I love the same junk you do. I just do not eat it anymore as the muscle pain, bad moods, constipation, extra fat around my belly, poor skin, bad hair, poor vision, allergies etc are not worth it. On the other hand my health is worth every penny!
You have heard about the blind leading the blind? The problems tied to the use of processed oils is so well hidden and so ingrained in our psyche; no one would ever consider looking at them as an issue. Again, why, because man only lives 70 to 90 years and most of us accept that declining health is to be expected as a function of aging.
I fully disagree and have proven this idea false. My research is different because I only concern myself with results. I do not care what should happen, I only care about what does happen. I do not care whose toes I step on. I only care about what the body is really doing and how to assist it in staying healthy.
In the end, please do not believe me. Test this for yourself. If you earnestly give up your processed oils in all of their many forms, you will regain the health you thought was gone.
You cannot help but be healthier with a processed oil free diet.
Now lets imagine that you still are not convinced. Lets pretend that like so many of my doctors (at my conventions, where I teach), you like them, need a good story to cement your understanding.
I want you to imagine that you the president of a 4,200 square mile island country in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Your country is named Livautopia. The little nation is the envy of the planet because of its tropical climate, light rain, lush vegetation, beautiful beaches, majestic waterfalls, fantastic scuba diving, wonderful lakes, inexpensive housing, non-existent taxes, great schools, zero crime rate, beautiful women and handsome men, not to mention a transportation infrastructure second to none with a first rate air and sea port.
Yes, Livautopia is the dream place to go and everyone wants to go there. To keep your country nice you employ an extensive screening process to ensure that those wishing to move to your little slice of heaven are of good character and will contribute to society. Your country consists of 12,000 very well behaved and healthy people.
Your port authority / immigration control is so proficient that since you implemented this system, not one no- goodnick has slipped by. For sake of making this a more personal story, lets make the island of Livautopia your body and your immigration control your liver. Lets also make the no-goodnicks TOXINS and POISONOUS JUNK SUBSTANCES, sometimes called food.
Lets finally make your good hard working and honest citizens HEALTHY FOOD (such as fruit and vegetables). To recap, below is a list of the characters this story:
(IMC) Immigration Control / Police Force ---- Your Liver
(LA) Livautopia --- Your body
(NGN) No Goodnicks ---- Toxins and Poisonous Junk
(DWT) Department of Water Treatment -----Your Kidneys
(TP) Trash and Pickup ---- Your blood
(LNB) Livautopia National Bank---- Your fatty tissue and muscle tissue
(HFS) Highways, Freeway and Streets ---- Your blood vessels, and circulatory system.
(AQMD) Air Quality Management District ---- Your lungs
(MS) Mail System ---- Your mouth and stomach and digestive tract
(CD) City Dump ---- Your Colon
(NC) Nerve Center ---- Your brain
(Gov) Your Government Regulating Body ---- You (not your brain, you)
(FA) Food and Agriculture ---- You
(C) Citizens ---- Healthy food
There you are running a utopian society that is the pinnacle of success and health. Life is good your island is healthy.
Then one day while you are flipping channels you see a commercial for Zingosmaniacs! The new salty / sweet / deep-fried / chocolate covered / avocado TERROISTS! To you they sound like a fun group to have around. Heck the commercial makes them sound better than the ocean kissing the shores of you nation. Heck you want to get down and party with them!
You get on your cell phone and call your tell the FA to get some Zingosmaniacs. When they deport the boat your IMC (liver) is there to meet them. There, standing before your IMC is 8 muscular, greasy, knife wielding, profanity spewing thugs. You are out on the golf course when you get a frantic call from your IMC.
“Are you nuts? These guys are terrorists”! Your IMC shouts. You instruct your IMC to let them come right onto the island. They immediately beat to a bloody pulp your IMC. Suddenly an earthquake hits LA. At least that is what the populace thinks.
What is really happening is the Zingosmaniacs are setting off explosives from coast to coast. They are also passing out stimulants and depressants to your NC, CD and TP they also kick the snot out your DWT (kidneys).
Hell has broken loose on Livautopia! Soon the entire island is loopy. Mail is sitting around undelivered, the nerve center is asleep, and the city dump is so backed up with unprocessed trash it could be days before another load will leave its confines.
What is worse you are have been taken captive and pumped up with artificial hormones and now want to open the borders to any and all comers. Your IMC is completely backed up now. It used to be able to screen who came onto the island, now it could care less! One out of every 25 visitors gets screened for guns and evil intent.
Livautopia is a disaster.
Now the No-Goodnicks are on every corner. The good citizens have all moved away. Trash is everywhere. NGNs run the highways and byways unchecked. There are forest fires. The rivers and streams are polluted. The fish are dead. The sky is now a yellow gray color.
Because the boarders are open, Livautopia has had a shortage of housing. But with no one to build housing. The NGNs just start sleeping on the street. The trash created by the NGNs is so overwhelming that the ocean around the island is thick with it. The water is so thick with junk it can be walked on. NGN are now living on the polluted sludge that was once water. With the police force long dead, the mail system non-existent and the government drugged the island has become a hot bed for disease.
Because of all of that, the no-goodnicks have become so entrenched they have taken over and the island is renamed to FatCancerAstonia.
Life will never be the same. I hope you understand, as the island of Livautopia is dead and has sunken into the ocean.
As we all know stories like the one above are just analogies of actual events. You may have never experienced putting on weight or feeling worse and worse. But for the rest of us not so lucky, we are stuck wondering where we are in the pollution cycle. Is it too late to do something about it?
Actually it is never too late. If you are breathing there is a chance and hope. It might be more fun and more dramatic it be on deaths doorstep and then swept back to excellent health. It certainly makes for intriguing reading. But why do it. Pain hurts! That is why we avoid it. The island story is full of pain, which is avoidable.
Can anyone really give up all of his or her oil? Yes, but it is not easy. Is it possible to cut back by 80 to 90 percent and see great benefit? Yes! Is a step in the right direction of cutting out oil advisable? Yes. Will you notice the difference? Depending on how advanced your declining health is, yes.
Where to start?
Cut out all oils except the small amounts in salad dressing and then get used to eating salads. Avoid soy oil completely. Never, never purchase anything containing soy oil ever. The mounds of data regarding the dangers of soy are astronomical.
Believe it or not you can purchase salad dressing that separates (oil from the other stuff) and carefully pour off all the oil. Is this a step in the right direction? You bet it is. Start reading labels and making your own choices as to what you will or will not eat.
How would it feel to be healthier than you have been in years? How would you approach life if you had more energy than you had 10 years ago? 20 years ago? 30 years ago?
You have the power to heal you. Get the picture. Your health is your choice. The more you put your health into the hands of those who desire to see you sick, the sicker you will be. Your responsibility is to understand you and make you healthy. Your drive is your drive. Let someone else drive you and there will be accidents.
You are worth millions of dollars if you are sick. That is not an exaggeration. Ask anyone who has ever spent any time in a hospital. You are a goldmine once you fall ill. Surgery ought to be called “Goodie he / she is going to pay for my ________ (fill in the blank).
Or just the cost of drugs to treat what ails you is mind-boggling. There are people who every day consume more drugs than food. Who would have ever thought there would or could be such a comparison?
There is very little money for anyone if you are healthy. But who cares about “them”? They are always going to be “them”; you are always going to be “you”. The you that you are is better off healthy.
It is time to choose. Your health is your choice.