You’ve heard that Canola oil is healthy, right?  It’s in everything…well, everything that is in a box, bag, can, or bottle anyway. (i.e. processed foods…that cause gout) That should be our first clue about whether it’s good for you or not…and whether it might have something to do with getting gout.   But let’s take a step back.

Full Fat, Low Fat, No Fat?

What’s the deal?  When it comes to gout, should you avoid fat? (this is a trick question, answer carefully)  HELL NO!  You need fat!  From good healthy sources like butter from pasture fed cows, coconut oil, nuts and seeds like walnuts and almonds and Bazil nuts and pumpkin seeds.  Why not Canola oil?


Well, to give you some background, about 30% of our daily caloric intake should come from healthy fat sources.  It helps slow the digestive process and regulate blood sugar, and it’s needed to create healthy bile in order to make the most out of the healthy fats we eat.  Healthy fats are involved in the process of hormone production, and in turn helps the quality of those hormones and hormone communication.  And guess what?  The cell membrane of every single cell in our bodies is made out of “phospholipids”…lipids…get it?  FAT!

But when it comes to gout, the most important thing about getting your fatty acids in balance is that they have everything to do with the production of the hormone-like substance called “prostaglandins”.  Prostaglandins are responsible for how we healthfully inflame and anti-inflame.  And you and I both know, gout is ALL ABOUT inflammation, right?  So don’t for a minute think that low-fat or no-fat anything is good for gout.

So how does Canola oil fit into this conversation?

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Thanks. I am a banana and celery regular now. Truly impressed with how quickly the bs and cider dropped the inflammation and pain for a whopping $1.50 trip to the grocery store. Keep up the good work, the medical community has a lot to learn. Thanks, Vic

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Why Is Canola Oil Bad For Gout?

Good question, thanks for asking.  There are number of different reasons (IMO) that we as gout killers should avoid Canola oil.

The first reason is, there is no “canola” plant out there that canola seeds come from.  The second is because Canola oil comes from the rapeseed plant and it is a heavily genetically engineer product.  i.e, another Frankenfood.  The third reason is because the Canadian government is allegedly involved in some sort of payoff to the US FDA to have it recognized as “GRAS” – generally recognized as safe.  That is where Canola oil gets it’s name:  Canadian Oil Low Acid.

I could go on and on but instead of reinventing the wheel, I would rather give you this link to Mike White, The Breathing Coach’s website,  In his article, “Canola Oil – Danger!!!???” he does a great job on digging up the dirt on Canola oil and all the suspicions and dubious facts about.  Mike and his team will paint the picture for you about what the deal is with gout and Canola oil and why you should avoid it.

More To Come About Gout and Canola Oil

What got me started on looking further into whether Canola oil is bad for gout or not, is an email I got from a fellow gout killer.  He is absolutely sure that Canola oil is the reason he was getting gout, and when he was careful about avoiding Canola oil, the gout stopped.  Pretty cool huh?  I think so.

I won’t mention his name right now but he is working on some kind of documentation about his whole experience and when it’s ready, if he wants me to, I will help him promote it in anyway I can.  From the sound of what he told me so far, I think he will have some very valuable information about this Canola oil/gout connection that may help us all avoid gout in the future.

Here’s Why I Think Canola Oil Is Bad For Gout:

To my way of  thinking, Canola oil is synonymous to low quality, nutrient devoid, cheap ass, processed food.  Canola oil is in SO many processed foods!  I don’t care what the Canadian government says or what the FDA says (in fact if they say it, all the more reason I doubt it).

When it comes right down to it, oil is a processed food no matter what, even under the best of conditions.  For you and I to have olive oil, it has to be processed.  To have coconut oil, it has to be processed.  To have walnut oil, it has to be processed.  Why not just eat olives, and coconuts and walnuts?  I certainly am not going to eat the processed oil from a genetically modified plant!  On purpose anyway. How could it NOT contribute to messing up your body chemistry and make getting a gout attack possible!

  Bottom-line:  Avoid processed foods like Canola Oil!


Bert Middleton

“I know your pain. Let me help you kill your gout for good!  And teach you to advocate for yourself and take ownership of your gout recovery, by showing you how to live the gout-free lifestyle.” Two decades ago, Bert Middleton found himself diagnosed with gout. Like 8.3 million other people in the United States (approximately 4% of the population), he struggled helplessly with the physical, emotional, social, and financial impact that gout left unchecked can have on your life. Prescription drugs were of limited help… And the terrible pain of regular gout attacks left him unable to enjoy even the simplest daily pleasures. His marriage was suffering. His finances were spiraling due to the impact gout had on his ability to work. And maintaining a social life was often nearly impossible. Tophi surgeries left him in terrible pain.  And he found himself depressed … and angry … that gout was stealing years of his life.

Until one day, after hundreds of hours of research and self-experimentation, Bert finally had a breakthrough and created a blueprint for a way of living that would prove to be “the answer” to living gout-free for nearly a decade now. Today, Bert and his “Gout Wife” Sharon devote their evenings and weekends to educating other gout sufferers on how to live the gout-free lifestyle. Showing others his 911 Emergency Response Gout Recovery Plan for getting PAINFUL gout attacks under control in as little as 4 hours. And then, how to make daily choices that keep gout under control for GOOD! So you can finally start LIVING again!