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Toxic cooking oils

On my last audio post I commented on how I've forgotten how headaches feel, (not totally true). I was reminded a few days ago while visiting family member who was cooking an Indian bread in a deep pan of what I think was canola oil.

Even though the windows were open, the smoke and smell of the oil meeting the heat started to accumulate in the room. After about 15 minutes my head started to hurt and I had to leave the room. I went outside for some fresh air and in 3 minutes flat my headache went away.

Now this doesn't happen all the time, which makes me suspect that some oils are far more toxic than others when cooked.


  1. Has this ever happened to you?
  2. If so: What oils, when cooked, make your body ache and what oils don't?

I know I've never had an issue with people cooking coconut oil.