You are likely ingesting this toxic liquid every day

Aside from whole grains, vegetable oils are one of the most misunderstood and over-recommended foods in the health community. Why wouldn’t you think this is a better choice?
They are “heart healthy” and they are a way healthier choice than the “artery-clogging saturated fats.”
They help lower cholesterol and blood pressure, increase weight loss, and somehow improve overall health – right?  WRONG.….

  • Vegetable oil is cheap, has low fat, made from vegetables (hence the name) and lasts forever.
  • Coconut oil is high in saturated fats, more expensive and changes from liquid to solid
  • Olive oil & Butter – well those are just bad for our heart.

Myth busting 4 Better Health

Starts with learning the truth about what these products are made of, how they are made and truth in research that backs the marketing or media claims.

Let’s start with Vegetable oils:

  • Refined vegetable oils start from the seeds of various plant & legume sources (typically from GMO plants). Such as rapeseed (canola), soy, corn, Palm, safflower, sunflower & peanut (this as you know is a legume, not a nut).
  • Unlike butter or coconut oil, these vegetable oils can’t be extracted just by pressing or separating naturally. The only way to get the oil from the vegetable is to chemically remove, deodorize, and alter the ‘vegetable’ for oil.
  • The fats from plant seeds are polyunsaturated =  they are always liquid
  • Refined cooking oils are made by highly intensive mechanical and chemical processes to extract the oil from the seeds. Unfortunately, this means fewer nutrients and more oxidization on your body = more risk of cellular changes which increases the risk of cancer, vascular damage, and autoimmunity.
  • Some refined vegetable oils are also hydrogenated =  solid at room temp (margarine and shortening).  Hydrogenation makes trans fats = Extra fun damage for your vessels!
  • This article offers deeper details and a great visual for your oil manufacturing

So what’s the big deal?

Well, all of the above = high inflammation in the body.  The Functional Medicine approach for wellness (and reversing illness) is to remove the root cause of a dysfunction in the body and Inflammation is the ROOT CAUSE of all chronic conditions (ie: diabetes, cancer, heart disease, autoimmunity, and hormone imbalances).

How is your “Vegetable” oil made?

  1. High GMO, pesticide seeds from plants
  2. Seeds are husked, cleansed, crushed
  3. Seeds are heated up to 180 degrees to extract oils
  4. They then go through a high volume press to press oil to the pulp
  5. Pulp (and any oil) then take a ‘hexane s’ solvent bath(refined petroleum oil) and steamed again for more oil
  6. Seed & oil is spun w/ phosphate in a centrifuge to separate well
  7. Oil is separated and the solvent is evaporated and oil is put through a ‘degumming’ process
  8. It goes through the neutralization process
  9. Then goes through a bleaching process
  10. And lastly goes through a deodorization process

So… as you can see- a little different than just taking a vegetable and pulling the oil for ‘healthy’ oils… it’s a process of damaging the good and chemically treating/altering it. This process increases the risk of rancid oils increasing free radicals, making trans fats and increasing inflammatory conditions in your body.

Vegetable oils are found in practically every processed food, from salad dressing to mayo to conventional nuts and seeds.  Reading ingredients is #1 4 Better Health.

Live 4 Better Health- Dump the vegetable oils and switch to Coconut oil, Olive oil, and Butter.

Sign up for our newsletter

Join Our Monthly Email List & Tips 4 Better Health!

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

rebecca a photo“Words cannot express how grateful I am for the individualized care I have received from Lisa at 4Better Health! If you or someone you love is suffering with an auto-immune condition, want more energy and less pain and are looking for an alternative to traditional medicine, you have found it! With their help you will be amazed at the power you have to change your path.” 

Rebecca Alferes 53 Years Old

“Frustrated with conventional medicine philosophy of just take a pill for the rest of your life? Functional Medicine is your answer. Since I first saw Lisa 2 months ago I have lost over 10 percent of my original body weight and have more energy than I can ever remember having.”

Micheal Annantuonio – 36 years old

“After suffering for over 2 years and seeing many practitioners (who often dismissed my fatigue & pain) Dr Zub adjusted my medications and supplements. As a result, my baseline functioning and health is finally better. Dr. Zub works as a partner with you the patient, is earnest, humble and actively learning She is a Gift!” 

C.G., Needham M

“I feel like I have finally found a physician who is willing to work as a partner with me with the goal of improving my health. Dr Zub is an outstanding physician both from a diagnostic and a Functional Medicine perspective. I’ve recommended her to many of my friends.”

Karen Bird – Needham MA

“In a very short amount of time, Dr. Zub has been able to identify and address underlying chronic health issues that I have been dealing with, that other doctors were unable to do. I love 4 Better Health’s approach to treat the entire person thru a therapeutic partnership and get to the root of issues, not just throw medicine at a symptom. I truly sing her praises and have already referred others to the practice. I truly wish I had found Dr. Zub a long time ago as she has been life changing!”

Diane Tamagno

Linda LaCamera(1)“Finding 4 Better Health was a blessing after many years of traditional medicinal doctors /Endocrinologists being unable to get me to feeling optimal. Dr Zub listened to me, truly heard me & devised a proactive plan for me to have a better life. My body is still healing, but I am no longer barely functioning to get through my daily life. I can exercise again without being completely depleted of energy. I have been able to successfully lose 20 pounds. I feel I can always contact Dr. Zub with any questions or concerns I may have. We continue to work together to find the right course of action for my health. I can’t say enough great things about their practice.”

Linda LaCamera

colleen adams“4 Better Health embodies the true meaning of holistic healthcare! Thank you, Dr. Zub, for taking a genuine interest in each aspect of my life affecting my health and vitality; and for taking the time to educate me on the ways in which my body functions on a metabolic level, and the things I can do to better manage my energy and well-being!”

Colleen Adams

“Prior to working with Lisa I’d have to be home-bound one day every other weekend in order to deal with my problem. Now that I don’t need to do that anymore I’m back to hiking/mountaineering, kayaking, bike riding, snow-shoeing, being with friends, and spending time in the White Mountains. I am soo thankful for all 4 Better Health has done for me. You had a MAJOR hand in getting me back into this kind of shape [and I’m looking forward to getting even stronger and more fit]. I feel in command of my life again and I am enjoying doing all the outdoorsy, active things I love to do! What a gift you have given me!”

John Curcio

jenweightloss“My weight has always been a fight. I was having trouble sleeping  and walking upstairs because of pain in my hip and knee. I have tried a million diets but in the end I never felt in control of what I ate. When I made the decision to do the cleanse/detox I had my reservations. But it changed me. What I want
to eat and what my body craves. I feel better than I have in years. I am  sleeping better than ever and taking the stairs every chance I get. In 6 months I’ve gone from 265# to 180#. It’s all planning and consistency!”


I was exhausted and in pain- aching from my neck to toes and waking up 4 or 5 times a night. My doctors told me it was just old age. Within a week of taking a few supplements and small changes to my diet recommended by 4 Better Health; my pain was drastically reduced and I began sleeping so much better. I am doing much more than I had been able to do in a very long time, my spirits are better, my outlook is better and I couldn’t ask for anything more. I would recommend this practice to everyone.

Rose Ciampa 83years old.