The Miracle of Coconut Oil
If you are not already buying and using raw, virgin coconut oil, you should really know about the wonders of this oil. You can use it in the kitchen for food, in the bathroom for body and hair and some use it in the bedroom too I hear. Coconut oil is healing to the body both inside and out. It is a saturated fat, which is made up of mostly medium chain fatty acids that the body metabolizes quickly and converts into energy. This is not a dangerous saturated fat, even though it hardens when cool, it does not mean that it clogs your arteries. Coconut oil is HDL (good cholesterol) not LDL (bad cholesterol). It is the HDL that prevents the LDL from sticking to the arteries.
Cultures from around the globe have been using this food as medicine for centuries.
Coconut oil contains lauric acid which is helpful in reducing the candida due to its be anti-microbial, anti-fungal, and anti-bacterial properties. Candida is in all of our bodies and can become overgrown for many of us living with the western diet and stress levels. It also contains DHA, which is beneficial for healthy eyes, brain, and moods and is important in balance with for a reduction in inflammation.
Coconut oil also:
- Helps with weight loss
- Cures Alzheimer’s disease
- Cures thyroid
- Reduces candida
Coconut oil can help the ease of digestion. It is also known to help the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins. It can help the body use Omega 3 fatty acids almost twice as efficiently.
Being a healthy saturated fat, coconut oil helps to regulate and support healthy endocrine (hormone) balance. Coconut oil contains precursors to pregnenolone, progesterone, and DHEA.
Looking at coconut oil and its effect on a cellular level, understand that the cell’s fundamental nutrition requires energy sources from two, one from glucose and another one from MCT (middle chain triglycerides), which are found in coconut oil.
Ordinarily the body makes uses of MCT when eating coconut oil by the liver, which converts it to ketone bodies. What I find even more interesting is the mitochondria, the energy centers of the cells, accesses MCT directly through the blood brain barrier and give the mitochondria the needed energy.
The cells require energy and metabolism and have two sources, either glucose or a backup which could be MCT, for example, if the glucose was in short supply, even for a second.
People with low blood sugar for even a few seconds can faint. The brain needs the backup system, and this comes from MCT. This amazing mechanism of insulin regulation in the human body is set up to create a more stable energy source
What is so unique about MCT and coconut oil is that brain cells need no special receptors to utilize this source of energy!
People who are too weak, sleep all day, the kind who have very long term illness, whether Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer disease, Hashimoto’s, or just people who seem to be in a comatose state may actually have an insufficient supply of MCT because their glucose level are unstable.
As you get older, cells lose their ability to uptake glucose. This is exactly what happens in patients with brain conditions such as Alzheimer, Parkinson’s, etc. The brain cells lose their “insulin receptors.”
The insulin receptor is needed so that the brain cells can uptake the glucose.
Heart Disease is one of the most prominent health issues plaguing the United States. High clolesterol is a precursor to more serious problems. mostly in the form of LDLs, with low HDLs and high triglycerides. This is the typical pattern. What’s interesting about coconut oil is it increases HDL, while reduceing LDL, and reduces the triglycerides all at once.
Not only does it help prevent heart disease, it also is helpful for preventing cancer. The number one cure for cancer is to starve the cancer cells of glucose. Cancer cells die off quickly once you starve them of sugar. The research is here and it is proven.
Cancer patients are often weak, and have no energy, because cancer cells take glucose from the body and then healthy cells die and cancer cells live. Please understand that cancer cells feed off fructose and glucose very efficiently.
If I had cancer or loved someone with cancer, I would not eat glucose, or carbohydrates, because they give the cancer the sugar that they need to grow and proliferate.
This means honey, fruit juices, bananas, watermelon, ripe mangos, sticky rice, wheat, etc. To get the energy that they need, eat coconut oil.
Coconut oil is a fairly efficient fuel source compared to glucose, and the extra fats of coconut oil are not even stored in the body.
Yes, I did say that, the extra fats of coconut oil are not even stored in the body. They are usually utilized.
So whether you are recovering from a long-term illness, in a comatose state, have a thyroid problem, yeast (candida) overgrowth, someone afflicted by Alzheimer’s, or Parkinson’s disease, or just simply want more beautiful skin, the cells simply need that coconut oil so they can get the energy they require to accomplish the tasks at hand. What it does to the skin, it will do the same for the brain cells and all the organs inside the body, because all cells need proper fuel so they can properly function.
If you are still using highly refined canola oil for sautéing and cooking, try changing to coconut oil. There are unscented coconut oils so as to not impart a flavor that may not fit the flavor profile of your dish.
If you have not already read the book,The Coconut Oil Miracle (Previously published as The Healing Miracle of Coconut Oil) it is worthwhile, due to the researched information and recipes included.
This honey “butter” is divine. Spread it on pretty much anything and it will be delicious. Your kids will love it too
1/4 cup of raw virgin coconut oil
1T raw local honey
dash of sea salt
dash of turmeric powder (raw at ultimate superfoods)