Rapeseed/Canola allergy symptoms😣😤🙅

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Asthma symptoms can develop such as wheezing, chest tightness, difficulty breathing and shortness of breath. Extreme shortness of breath can occur if you consume a high amount of canola or rapeseed which could lead to hospitalisation,  many GPS will tell you that you are having anxiety attacks.

Inflammation in the respiratory symptom sneezing, a runny nose and watery eyes. These symptoms can cause sinus headaches, facial tenderness. Your skin may become inflamed and irritated, causing hives, eczema and itchiness.

Skin issues such as acne and eczema can occur due to the poison trying to escape your system.

Digestive issues such as feeling like you have ingested poison  (which you have ) feeling sick to your stomach,  stomach cramps, a lot of gas or burping. Feeling swollen. Swelling on belly that makes you look pregnant or fat, IBS symptoms.

Narcolepsy, falling asleep at unusual intervals of the day and not remembering how you fell asleep, extreme drowsiness and fatigue. Rapeseed oil allergy sufferers always report falling asleep after a heavy meal due to the high dose of rapeseed or canola consumed.

Chronic fatigue syndrome can come about due to your body trying to fight of the poison entering your system.

Strong migraines, after consuming the oil about 10 to 20 minutes after people report a very strong migraine attack. This is due to sensitivity.

Rapeseed/Canola allergy sufferers are advised to read all labels carefully and to use alternative oils such as olive oil, avocado oil and coconut oil. If you suspect you have a food allergy keep a food diary and mark down times and dates of symptoms along with food that you eat.

Rapeseed oil testimonials 😑😧

I became allergic to rapeseed pollen when I was in my teens (25 years ago now!), back when it was not widespread in food. It took me years to find out I was being made ill by this cheap, nasty oil, and yes it is becoming far more widespread than ever. I’ll not go into detail about symptoms, but eating this stuff can be very, very painful. It won’t kill me, but it really hurts and is extremely unpleasant.

The food industry uses rapeseed oil for two main reasons:

To soften other fats and food products, eg. it makes your stuff ‘spreadable’ from the fridge, softens your bread rolls, adds a bit of elasticity to cakes and pastry. This is either to make the manufacturing process easier, or (obvious) to change the texture of the final product;
As a substitute for more expensive oils, eg. in mass frying processes (Walkers have just started using it for their crisps instead of the more expensive pure sunflower oil), in place of olive oil in mayonnaise and salad dressings.

The problem these days is that it can be anywhere, and it hides! Where rapeseed is not listed as a specific ingredient you can be pretty sure it’s contained in anything listed with ‘Vegetable Oils’.

Now ‘Vegetable Oil’ is fine. This is refined oil and has had virtually all the protein removed. As has already been mentioned, no protein, no reaction. However, try telling a cook in a pub that ‘Oil’ is fine but ‘Oils’ is not!

The other major problem is the ‘Pure Vegetable Oil’ label. Often found on the front of large drums of oil used in catering kitchens. Turn the drum around, and in much smaller writing it will have an ingredients list, that’s where rapeseed will be listed if it contains any.

Almost anything can contain rapeseed now, however the dry, crunchy type foods are less likely to have any in (as they don’t need to be softened). The main culprits though are:
Salad dressings and mayonnaise, and therefore coleslaw, potato salad etc. Hellmann’s is the only mayo I have found without rapeseed. Yes, Heinz often is just veg oil, but then some of their catering packs and sachets have rapeseed in!
Bread. Warburtons and Kingsmill are fine, Hovis and many, many others have the dreaded seed.
Pastries and deserts (usually the types with a biscuit base). Most pubs and mainstream restaurants buy in their deserts so often have no idea what’s in them unless someone has saved a box.
Margarine, goes without saying. Especially the spreadable stuff.

Be aware it’s fairly widespread, most European countries its called Colza, and in the States and Canada it’s Canola oil (seems to originate in Canada, lots of stuff on the net about it). And Rapeseed is the new fashionable oil to use, recommended by medics etc. so we are going to find it more and more difficult to avoid it.

From leezy2 on moneysavingexpert  forum.

Canola oil is one of the oils that concerns me. It is hailed as a healthy alternative containing omega-3’s and may in fact have benefits for your heart. However, we should take a look at it’s origins to fully understand what it is so we can make an informed decision.

As opposed to most other oils, such as olive oil or sunflower oil, canola is not made from a “canola” plant. There is no such thing. In fact, this oil comes from a plant called rapeseed. The name Canola oil is a marketing ploy that was implemented as a result of the negative feedback associated with the name “rapeseed”. In the 1970’s, the term “canola” was derived from “Canadian Oil, Low Acid”.

Although changing its name may not seem like a big deal, this allows companies to essentially hide what their product is actually made from. Prior to human consumption, this oil was actually developed as a lubricant for industrial machinery. What the Canola marketing campaigns fail to inform you of is that rapeseed, the very thing canola is produced from, is toxic to humans and poisonous to nearly all other living animals! The toxicity comes in the form of erucic acid. When rapeseed is processed, the levels of erucic acid are reduced and said to be “safe for human consumption”. My concern is that toxic levels are still present, regardless of how low they are. If a person were to consume that small amount of poisonous substance regularly over the course of several years, a dangerous amount could accumulate and lead to serious illness. Considering human consumption really only started in the late 70’s or early 80’s, we really don’t have any significant long-term statistics showing that canola is safe for us.

When low quality oils are consumed, there is a decrease in nearly all aspects of your health including, but not limited to vision deterioration, central nervous system disruption, respiratory illness, blood toxicity and anemia, constipation and bowel irregularities, heart disease and cancer, low infant birth weight, irritability and depression. On top of all this, Canola is almost exclusively genetically modified.

The subject of canola is a sensitive one which is under constant debate. I believe it is important for us, as consumer, to know the facts about the products we are putting into our bodies so we can make informed decisions.

Are you comfortable consuming an oil produced from a known toxin? What are some of the healthier options you prefer?

From vancouvernutrucionist.com

The rise of Rapeseed oil, a poison for greedy profit 😯😢😡

This is a very important blog post ! So it will be very long and informative. People who are reading this now may have a family member or baby that`s suffering due to a rapeseed oil allergy or even just suffering due to the effects of this silent profit making oil. They have even went as far now as changing on walkers crisps it to sunseed oil. Which is a mix of sunflower oil and rapeseed oil. Which is completely misleading to the consumer.

A variety of rapeseed developed in 1998 is considered to be the most disease- and drought-resistant canola. This and other recent varieties have been produced using genetic engineering. In 2009, 90% of the rapeseed crops planted in Canada were genetically modified, herbicide-tolerant canola varieties.

Some of the chemicals used in the growing of rapeseed oil also cause concern. Nick Mole, UK and Europe coordinator for the Pesticides Action Network, points to the herbicide glufosinate ammonium and vinclozolin, “a fungicide that is also suspected to be an endocrine [hormone] disrupter”.

Rape seed oil is toxic because it contains significant amounts of a poisonous substance called erucic acid.

Canola oil is “widely recognized as the healthiest salad and cooking oil available to consumers.” It was developed through hybridization of rape seed.

Canola oil contains only trace amounts of erucic acid and its unique fatty acid profile, rich in oleic acid and low in saturated fats, makes it particularly beneficial for the prevention of heart disease. It also contains significant amounts of omega-3 fatty acids, also shown to have health benefits. This is what the food industry says about canola oil.

Canola oil is a poisonous substance, an industrial oil that does not belong in the body. It contains “the infamous chemical warfare agent mustard gas,” hemagglutinins and toxic cyanide-containing glycocides; it causes mad cow disease, blindness, nervous disorders, clumping of blood cells and depression of the immune system. This is what detractors say about canola oil.

We have had reports of allergies to canola, and internet articles describe a variety of symptoms — tremors, shaking, palsy, lack of coordination, slurred speech, memory problems, blurred vision, problems with urination, numbness and tingling in the extremities, and heart arrhythmias.

Wikipedia states

While studies done on laboratory animals in the early 1970s show that erucic acid appears to have toxic effects on the heart at high enough doses, an association between the consumption of rapeseed oil and increased myocardial lipidosis, or heart disease, has not been established for humans.( why not ? ) While there are reports of toxicity from long-term use of Lorenzo’s oil (which contains erucic acid and other ingredients), there are no reports of harm to people from dietary consumption of erucic acid.

Publication of animal studies with erucic acid through the 1970s led to governments worldwide moving away from oils with high levels of erucic acid, and tolerance levels for human exposure to erucic acid have been established based on the animal studies.

In 2003, Food Standards Australia set a provisional tolerable daily intake (PTDI) for an average adult of about 500 mg/day of erucic acid, extrapolated based on “the level that is associated with increased myocardial lipidosis in nursing pigs.”

“There is a 120-fold safety margin between this level and the level that is associated with increased myocardial lipidosis in nursing pigs. The dietary exposure assessment has concluded that the majority of exposure to erucic acid by the general population would come from the consumption of canola oil. The dietary intake of erucic acid by an individual consuming at the average level is well below the PTDI, therefore, there is no cause for concern in terms of public health and safety. However, the individual consuming at a high level has the potential to approach the PTDI. This would be particularly so if the level of erucic acid in canola oil was to exceed 2% of the total fatty acids.”

So there we go, we have a provisional tolerable daily intake law for poison that we must follow. So that basically proves that canola, lear, rapeseed, oil seed rape or whatever other false term they use to describe it is bad for peoples health.

Lately there have been finding of growers having a finished rapeseed product with a percentage much higher than our PTDI. this is making its way into millions of products, especially because companies are switching to using rapeseed because its cheaper and makes them more profit. I`m going to outline the symptoms of rapeseed poisoning below.

Digestive symptoms are stomach pain, diarrhea, gas, nausea and vomiting. They may develop in a light form or may be severe and exhausting. Sneezing, nasal congestion and watery eyes are among the most widespread symptoms of respiratory reactions to canola oil. It can also cause asthma attacks and difficulty breathing.

With the rising use of rapeseed oil in Britains products especially Iceland foods ( food store) A lot of people are getting unwell and putting it down to other causes. A woman thought her son had a virus when he kept getting ill and the doctor tested him for nearly everything. She scrutinized his diet and noticed every time he consumed rapeseed oil his symptoms would arise. The GP wouldn’t listen and said it was all in their minds, now they control the allergy at home.

Found this on a forum

It has taken me 6 years to work out that it is rapeseed oil that is instrumental in my migraine attacks, within 12 hours of having anything with this oil in I will have a migraine. There are many foods on the supermarket shelves that have this oil in their ingredients ,I have found, biscuits, breads, ready meals, frozen meals, and then of course eating out!
This oil is called ‘Canola oil’ in the states and Canada (wherer it got it’s name change), and there is a wealth of information about it on a fantasticlly informative and scientifically based website in the states called Weston price
http://www.westonaprice.org/know-your-fats/

I have also heard many stories about people having headaches after 20 minutes of consuming canola/rapeseed oils and feeling of sickness. Some range to severe migraines. So this woman’s post is of no surprise to me.

Another person wrote on a forum

have been trying to cope with rapeseed oil intolerance ffor over two years now and it is sorry to say getting worse, started out with IBS symptoms, now I get severe muscle pain and can be ill for upto three days.
On a positive, I have become a smarter shopper and found out things like ASDA’s own baked on site bread (white only) does not contain rapeseed (freezer always stocked) look at the cheapest brand crisps, nearly always made with sunflower oil. Uncle Ben’s sauces also free of th horrid stuff.
I keep asking everywhere I eat what oil they use and fly the flag for those of us with this intolerance by telling people about what the oil can do. I have been surprised by how many people come back with ‘I get that after eating’ . It is good to know I am not alone or going bonkers as I thought in the beginning.

If you think you have this allergy then keep a food diary and check your symptoms against what you have consume that day and you can narrow it down. A lot of migraine sufferers will find its rapeseed or gluten that`s done it.

Its amazing whats in our food nowadays, stay educated and informed and always read your labels! 

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