The Toxicity of Seed Oils and Their Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids


Kurt N. Woeller, DO


Fatty acids make up a significant component of our cell membranes, including those of the mitochondria. Omega-3 fatty acids are often linked to improvements in health with regards to lowering inflammation, and improving immune function. However, certain oils from seeds, e.g., canola, safflower, which contain high amounts of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) can lead to oxidative stress within the body that have a damaging effect on membrane structure and integrity. The focus of this lecture by Kurt N. Woeller, D.O. of Integrative Medicine Academy is to discuss PUFA reactivity and some of the damaging effects on health through the consumption of these seed oils.

Kurt N. Woeller, DO

About the Author

Kurt N. Woeller, DO

Kurt N. Woeller, DO has been an integrative medicine physician and biomedical Autism specialist for over 20+ years. He is an author of several health books including “Autism – The Road To Recovery”, “Methyl-B12 Therapy For Autism, Methyl-B12 for Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia”, and “5 Things You MUST Do Right Now To Help With Your Rheumatoid Arthritis”. He is an international speaker, educator, and practicing clinician offering specialized interventions for individuals with complex medical conditions. His health consulting practice for Autism alone is multinational with families from various countries. Dr. Woeller serves as a clinical and lab consult for Functional Medicine Clinical Rounds, as well as provides educational seminars for Great Plains Laboratory. He is co-founder of Integrative Medicine Academy, which is an online training academy for health practitioners learning integrative medicine.