Metabolic illness is increasing and spreading globally like a pandemic, with no apparent control by allopathic mainstream medicine. This has led to a surge in books and blogs from people who, like myself, have been affected and have taken matters into their own hands due to a lack of help from healthcare. The efforts of people who want to assist their fellow human beings, as I have mentioned before, have caused significant irritation within mainstream medicine. They are now calling for some form of censorship on what laypersons can write about their own health experiences. This demand comes from a mainstream medicine that has catastrophically failed to stem the ongoing pandemic.

In Australia, there is a blogger and layperson, David Gillespie, who has written about his own experiences with metabolic health and the lack of competence and commitment from mainstream medicine. He has addressed mainstream medicine’s failure in a column, among other things. He points out that more and more people are diagnosed with cancer every year. Meanwhile, many doctors and nutritionists continue to tell us that it’s our fault because we don’t follow their advice on smoking, alcohol, fats, and sun exposure.

Recently, Australia released official tax-funded advice on ”modifiable” cancer risk factors. After engaging in statistical acrobatics, they calculated that if we just stopped doing some of the risky things mentioned, 38% of cancer deaths could be prevented. They are concerned about smoking, not eating enough fruits and vegetables, consuming too much red meat, consuming too much alcohol, not exercising enough, and spending too much time in the sun. A consistent piece of advice has also been to replace saturated animal fats with vegetable seed oils.

The only problem is that more and more people have been doing all of this since at least the early 1980s. Despite that, cancer rates have escalated to a frightening pandemic level since then. Soon, in some countries, every other person will be affected by cancer during their lifetime. The trend has been similar for other metabolic diseases.

Gillesbie points out that between 1980 and 2012, Australia reduced alcohol consumption by 21%. They also ate 15.4% more vegetables and 7.5% more fruit between 1992 and 2011. Red meat consumption has halved since the early 1980s. Exercise has significantly increased, with nearly twice the number of people exercising regularly. The use of sun protection has increased significantly. Most importantly, smoking has been dramatically reduced. The number of daily adult smokers almost halved between 1995 and 2015.

So, what was the reward for following mainstream medicine’s advice? The incidence of all cancer forms has increased by 23%, and some cancer forms have skyrocketed. Australians are now three times more likely to get thyroid or liver cancer and between two and three times more likely to get melanoma, kidney, anal, or prostate cancer.

People have done exactly what mainstream medicine told them to do, and the results are the exact opposite of what the so-called experts predicted. It seems like the advice from these experts has exacerbated illness.

In an environment where the prescribed solution does not produce the expected results, it’s likely that some crucial factor has been missed. While the decrease in smoking has slowed the pace of lung cancer, it’s also clear that something else is exerting even more pressure on lung cancer and a long list of other cancer forms.

Are seed oils the culprit that mainstream medicine misses?
We know that smoking causes cancer, likely because it introduces large amounts of toxic aldehydes into the body. I am personally affected. Aldehydes create a state of oxidative stress that damages our cells and triggers a carcinogenic development.

The false hypothesis that saturated animal fats in the diet were the cause of atherosclerosis led in the 1970s to recommendations from mainstream medicine to replace animal fats in food with vegetable seed oils. These recommendations became official dietary guidelines in the United States in 1977, and these guidelines were subsequently copied in many parts of the Western world. In Sweden, they are still the recommendations provided by the Swedish National Food Agency and influence the composition of food in our school cafeterias. The food industry began promoting numerous so-called light products where saturated fats were replaced with seed oils and sugar. This was a perfect storm for the food industry, as they could exchange expensive animal fats with a short shelf life and high handling costs for super-cheap seed oils and cheap sugar with endless durability.

Most seed oils are unnaturally rich in linoleic acid (LA), an omega-6 fat that reduces the production and effectiveness of the essential omega-3 fatty acid DHA, which is important for health. Excess LA can push the immune system too far, causing inflammation, making it crucial to minimize the consumption of seed oils. By reducing the intake of seed oils, you increase the body’s access to DHA. The high content of linoleic acid in most modern diets may explain why many people have low DHA levels despite consuming animal products.

The cheap seed oils that now dominate in processed industrial food, as I showed in a previous column, give rise to the same type of aldehydes as those produced by smoking, leading to similar disease cascades as smoking.

This was proven in a golden standard study in nutritional research through a double-blind, randomized, controlled, long-term trial in the late 1960s. It randomly assigned men to diets containing animal fats (let’s call them butter eaters) or diets where the fat was replaced with seed oils (margarine eaters).

After eight years, the butter eaters had half the cancer death rates compared to the margarine eaters. And this is despite the butter eaters having a much higher proportion of heavy smokers in their group. The conclusion is simple: people die much more often from cancer if they eat margarines and cheap seed oils instead of expensive and naturally occurring animal fats.

Today, it is virtually impossible to buy processed industrial food that uses animal fat. There is a simple reason for this; it is much cheaper. All our packaged industrial food is based on cheap seed oils instead of expensive animal fats. As a result, the consumption of cancer-promoting oils has consistently increased over the past 40 years.

The increase in cancer diagnoses despite a significant reduction in smoking should therefore not be surprising. It is an inevitable result of the changing ways in which processed industrial food is produced. And it will continue to rise as long as these oils are included in the food.

We know that consuming seed oils or inhaling their vapors from deep fryers and pans causes cancer in the same way as smoking. Yet the so-called experts of mainstream medicine urge us to eat less red meat and encourage us to consume more of these unhealthy oils.

The hypocritical preaching must stop. We do not need these self-proclaimed and ignorant experts who use our money to tell us that cancer is our fault. Cancer is not our fault. For decades, science has shown that it is caused by the same oil-seeds that mainstream medicine says we should eat, and that are served in our school cafeterias based on recommendations from the Swedish National Food Agency. The high priests of nutrition science must immediately stop dancing to the tune of the food industry and provide evidence-based advice on what truly causes cancer.

The advice is to completely abstain from seed oils and margarine and replace them with butter, animal fat, coconut oil, and olive oil. As I have previously mentioned, sesame seed oil, which has been a part of the human diet for thousands of years, has better properties; the other seed oils are not natural human food. And after being processed in the food industry’s refineries, they are directly harmful to health. Don’t forget that the mayonnaise sold in grocery stores consists of both processed canola oil and sugar, so it should be avoided. Instead, make your own mayonnaise with butter; there are recipes available online.

Lars Bern

Original text:, The seed oils are causing a significant part of the increasing cancer incidence


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