Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil:

 

  • Most information circulating in the mass media about saturated fat, cholesterol and calories is inaccurate. Saturated fats have been the target of a host of hostile propaganda. This propaganda claims that saturated fats lead to clogging of the arteries, when, in reality, arterial plaque is directly related to the consumption of rancid unsaturated fat (vegetable oil such as corn oil and partially hydrogenated soybean oil)—as well as foreign LDL cholesterol (derived from eating animal products) and bad calcium formed by infectious micro-​shell-​forming nanobacteria.
  • Coconut oil has the remarkable ability to rejuvenate age-​related oxidative tissue damage, improve the functioning of the nervous system, increase breast-​milk production, and restore male sexual fluids.
  • * I found coconut oil to be a great source of both mental and physical energy that is easy to digest, a great replacement for most unhealthy oils and oils that are high in omega-6, and a powerful food for men, as it quickly helps restore sexual fluids and replenish lost semen.
  • Coconut oil can be extremely helpful for women who are breastfeeding, as it helps increase breast milk, as well as for women in pregnancy or post-pregnancy.
  • Unlike the high-​calorie, cholesterol-​soaked, long-​chain, saturated animal fats found in meat and dairy products, coconut cream and coconut oil are made of raw saturated fats containing mostly medium-​chain fatty acids that the body can metabolize efficiently and convert to energy quickly.
  • Coconut oil consists of 90+ percent raw saturated fat—a rare and important building block of every cell in the human body. Unlike long-​chain saturated animal fats (that have been associated with creating poor health), the saturated fat in coconut oil is in the form of medium-​chain fatty acids (MCFAs). MCFAs support the immune system, the thyroid gland, the nervous system, the skin, and provide fast energy.
  • helps the body utilize the essential fatty acids (omega-3, omega-6) and other fatty acids and phospholipids (e.g. choline, lecithin, etc.) more efficiently. You can and should take coconut oil at the same time as omega-3 fatty acids or superfoods rich in omega-3 fatty acids such as hempseed, Marine Phytoplankton, AFA algae, etc. Coconut oil and omega-3 fatty acids are twice as effective when taken together as when taken alone.
  • helps regulate and support healthy hormone production.
  • is a nutritional precursor to the anti-​aging hormone compound known as pregnenolone.
  • it increases the speed of the thyroid, thus allowing the body to drop excess weight and accumulated toxins. Contrary to some previously held beliefs, coconut cannot be stored in the body as fat; it actually needs to be burned up on the spot, which helps fire up our excess fat-​burning metabolism immediately.
  • increase metabolism and help with weight loss due to the presence of medium-​chain saturated fatty acids present in coconut products. Farm animals fed coconuts and coconut oil are never obese. When fed partially hydrogenated soybean oil and other rancid fats, the animals gain weight.
  • Fats are chains of carbon atoms of varying lengths surrounded by hydrogen. The arrangement of hydrogen around a carbon chain determines its saturation. The more hydrogen, the more saturation and the more stable the molecule. The length of the carbon chain in fat determines many of its properties. Coconut oil is a saturated fat, but it consists primarily of medium chain fatty acids (MCFAs, sometimes called medium-​chain triglycerides, or MCTs) of eight to twelve carbon atoms in length. Some saturated fatty acids in meats, for example, range in length from fourteen to twenty-​four carbon atoms
  • The shorter MCFA chains require less energy and fewer enzymes to digest. In most people, coconut cream and oil can be emulsified during digestion without excessively burdening the liver or gall bladder. Thus, coconut cream and oil provide more energy, more quickly, than other fat sources. Many individuals who suffer from poor digestion—and especially liver or gall bladder trouble—can benefit from consuming coconut oil in place of other oils.
  • Coconut oil contains virtually no cholesterol and actually helps normalize cholesterol levels. It outperforms cold-​pressed olive oil in this regard. Coconut-​eating cultures in the tropics have consistently lower cholesterol levels than people in the U.S. The cholesterol-​normalizing properties of coconut oil are a direct result of its ability to stimulate thyroid function. In the presence of adequate thyroid hormone, cholesterol (specifically LDL cholesterol) is converted by enzymatic processes to necessary anti-​aging steroids, progesterone, DHEA, and pregnenolone. These substances are required to help prevent heart disease, senility, obesity, cancer, and other diseases associated with aging and degeneration.
  • Pregnenolone is also the precursor to many hormones including progesterone. Dr. Raymond Peat (a leading researcher in the field of hormones) recommends that women with hormone imbalances increase their pregnenolone levels.
  • For those of us who use coconut cream or oil consistently, one of the most noticeable changes is the ability to go for several hours without eating, and to feel hungry without having symptoms of hypoglycemia and erratic blood-​sugar levels. Erratic blood sugar swings stress the system, thus activating the adrenal glands (low blood sugar is a signal for the release of adrenal hormones).
  • Shifting to coconut cream or oil as a fat source normalizes blood-​sugar levels, increases energy, decreases the stress on our system, and thus reduces our need for the adrenal hormones. Removing the effects of adrenal stress alleviates dark circles from around the eyes.
  • Peat describes that in the 1940s, farmers attempted to use coconut fat to fatten their animals, yet they found it made the animals lean and active—not the effect they were looking for. The farmers wanted to fatten their animals for slaughter and thus, within ten years, chose to give their animals soy and corn feed. Soy and corn feed slow the thyroid, causing animals to get fat without eating much food. Cooked, unsaturated oils (corn oil, safflower oil, canola oil, soy margarine, etc.) suppress the metabolism, contributing to hypothyroidism (and weight gain). This occurs because cooked, unsaturated oils suppress our tissue’s response to the thyroid hormone.
  • Consuming coconut products regularly helps restore thyroid function and actually increases the metabolic rate leading to weight loss.
  • {High triglyceride blood readings are red flags for obesity, diabetes, and heart health issues. Most dietary fats contain long chain triglycerides (LCT), which are not easily metabolized and can be stored as fatty deposits in one’s body.

    Long chain triglycerides contain chains with 14 to 18 carbon atoms. But coconut oil contains medium chain triglycerides (MCT) with shorter chains of 5 to 12 carbon atoms, which are easily metabolized by the liver to produce ketone bodies that can replace glucose as metabolic fuel.

    As we age, the brain’s ability to metabolize glucose for energy wanes, especially for those who have a metabolic disorder or insulin resistance. But MCT-created ketones can be used as cellular fuel in the brain when glucose is not available.}

  • As far back as 2004, a study published in the journalNeurobiology of Aging determined that coconut oil MCTs improved cognitive function among older folks with memory problems and even Alzheimer’s disease.
  • They took 20 subjects and randomly fed them coconut oil or placebos on different days. Some of the Alzheimer’s group demonstrated improved scoring on a special Alzheimer’s cognitive rating scale, and all of them demonstrated better paragraph recall shortly after taking each dose of coconut oil.

    This wasn’t a long term study. They gotimmediate positive cognitive and memory results from single doses of coconut oil compared to placebos.

    So why wasn’t this publicized by the mainstream media (MSM) and reported to medical practitioners everywhere? Maybe because Big Pharma was trying to synthesize and patent a ketone body producing pharmaceutical for the increasing Alzheimer’s disease market.

 

 

We have been told that saturated fats are bad for us and cause heart disease. However, the latest research has found that to be far from the truth. The saturated fats that are in coconut oil have a multitude of health benefits, and the body needs them to function properly. They are essential for building and maintaining healthy hormone levels.  The real culprits are the hydrogenated, or partially hydrogenated oils.
Coconut oil actually helps normalize cholesterol levels. Contrary to some previously held beliefs, coconut cannot be stored in the body as fat. It actually needs to be burned up on the spot, which helps increase our metabolism immediately. Thus it burns excess weight.
When the body digests coconut oil, it produces ketones, which are an alternative brain fuel to glucose. Ketones have been shown to be a far superior brain fuel to glucose. Thus by taking coconut oil, we can keep our brain healthy and functioning at the highest levels.

 

 

All coconut oil products that you use should be organic, unrefined, cold-​pressed and most importantly, centrifuge extracted. There are very few products on the market that contain centrifuge extracted coconut oil.

 

One can eat generous amounts of coconut oil in a day. A therapeutic dose consists of at least three tablespoons daily. Find the ideal dose for you.

 

Coconut oil is the most stable (of any known butter/oil) at high temperatures (up to 170 degrees Fahrenheit). Therefore, if one is going to heat or cook any food, coconut oil should be the only oil used.

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