Canada’s Breakfast Television audience was treated to quite a special report when Dr. Bryce Wylde made an appearance on the show. In January 2013, Wylde created quite a stir among environmentalists when he appeared on The Dr. Oz Show to discuss the many health benefits of red palm fruit oil. After fielding calls from citizens and organizations – including Green Peace and Dr. Jane Goodall – concerned about habitat deforestation, Wylde decided to travel to the Malaysian jungles to see for himself what was happening to the land and its orangutan population.
“While deforestation is a problem in certain parts of the world, this is a good news story,” reports Wylde. “Malaysia is producing very sustainable, eco-friendly palm oil,” he verified, adding that he can’t speak to the sustainability of palm oil production in other nations.
Wylde remains excited about palm fruit oil, and the vitamin E tocotrienols derived from it, in great part because of their benefits to the heart and brain. “The type of vitamin E matters,” he states, explaining that this is the antioxidant you want to take if you are concerned about everything from dementia to cancer.
Robin Miller is a health and nutrition editor with more than 30 years of industry experience. She researches and writes about the nutritional benefits of palm fruit oil, with the goal of giving readers factual, science-based information that will be useful in their daily lives.