Dr. Carney, I posed a question to you on the McDougall support group site and you suggested I post it here so here I go:
I want to better understand an issue with olive oil. First let me say I take the attitude that oils are not necessary for our health and are generally harmful. Most of the WFPB docs I follow agree that we should avoid all oils, even olive oil. Here is the specific concept I want to understand. Dr. Goldner states that olive oil is not inflammatory as it is mostly an omega 9 fat. So for her patients fighting auto-immune diseases, she does not think olive oil contributes to their inflammation. While she states it is not inflammatory, she also states that it is not healthy. and should bascially be avoided. She does see other oils as inflammatory. Dr. Esselstyn states that no people with heart disease should ever have any oil, even olive oil, because it destroys the endothelium. So here is what I want to know. When olive oil destroys the endothelium is that a response that does not involve inflammation. I am trying to understand this just for intellectual understanding. If you can help me understand it better, I would appreciate it. Thank you for encouraging me to post the question here and I look forward to hearing your response. -Denise from Happy Vegan Couple
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