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The Truth About Coconut Oil

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The Truth About Coconut Oil

You’ve no doubt noticed that for about the last 60 years the majority of health care officials and the media have been telling you saturated fats are bad for your health and lead to a host of negative consequences, like elevated cholesterol, obesity, heart disease and Alzheimer’s disease.

Meanwhile during this same 60 years the American levels of heart disease, obesity, elevated serum cholesterol and Alzheimer’s have skyrocketed compared to our ancestors, and even compared to modern-day primitive societies using saturated fat as a dietary staple.

Did you know that multiple studies on Pacific Island populations who get 30-60 percent of their total caloric intake from fully saturated coconut oil have all shown nearly non-existent rates of cardiovascular disease?[1]

Clearly, a lot of confusion and contradictory evidence exists on the subject of saturated fats, even among health care professionals. †But I’m going to tell you something that public health officials and the media aren’t telling you.† The fact is, all saturated fats are not created equal.

The operative word here is “created,” because some saturated fats occur naturally, while other fats are artificially manipulated into a saturated state through the man-made process called hydrogenation.

Hydrogenation manipulates vegetable and seed oils by adding hydrogen atoms while heating the oil, producing a rancid, thickened oil that really only benefits processed food shelf life and corporate profits. †The medical and scientific communities are now fairly united in the opinion that hydrogenated vegetable and seed oils should be avoided.

These unsaturated fats, artificially manipulated into saturated fats,†are also called trans fats, and no doubt you’ve heard about them lately. Some cities and states have now outlawed their use. There is no controversy anymore regarding the health dangers of these artificially saturated fats.

And guess what? †These are the same damaged trans fats that have been touted as “healthy” and “heart-friendly” for the last 60 years by the vegetable and seed oil interests!

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Dr. Mercola

Dr. Mercola has been passionate about health and technology for most of his life. As a doctor of osteopathic medicine, he treated many thousands of patients for over 20 years. In the mid 90ís he integrated his passion for natural health with modern technology via the internet and developed a website, Mercola.com to spread the word about natural ways to achieve optimal health.

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8:03AM PST on Nov 8, 2014

I'm allergic to coconut, but good to know if others ask

7:52PM PDT on Sep 16, 2014

I now use coconut oil...but only in the winter as it makes me SO HOT, which is a good thing when the temp drops!

2:43AM PDT on Sep 9, 2014

Natural is always best

9:04AM PDT on Sep 5, 2014

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8:11AM PDT on Aug 27, 2014

good to know, thanks

3:53AM PDT on Aug 26, 2014

Thank you for sharing.

7:52PM PDT on Aug 18, 2014

Thanks.

9:41AM PDT on Aug 18, 2014

Thank you :)

3:03PM PDT on Aug 11, 2014

TY for sharing info.

9:14AM PDT on Aug 7, 2014

Thanks for sharing.

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