Extra-virgin Coconut Oil – Key to Preventing Disease?
A friend passed along a video about the power of coconut oil in treating Alzheimer’s disease, which excited me, as I’ve taken coconut oil for many, many year’s now. I originally learned about it while working at Garden of Life. As stated by Jordan Rubin – Founder of Garden of Life – through his book “The Maker’s Diet” he states:
“Extra-Virgin Coconut Oil is one of the healthiest saturated fats available. Coconut oil can tolerate extremely high heat, unlike polyunsaturated vegetable oils. Use extra-virgin coconut oil in cooking, baking, and in smoothies. It is a stable, healthy saturated fat that does not elevate undesirable (LDL) cholesterol; it reduces the symptoms of digestive disorders, supports overall immune functions, and helps prevent bacterial, viral, and fungal infections. Extra-virgin coconut oil is great for people suffering from candida yeast infections, due to the presence of caprylic acid and antifungal fatty acids contained in the oil. Extra-virgin coconut oil has also been show to help balance the thyroid and improve metabolic function, which may result in weight loss.” Jordan Rubin
If you decide to add Extra-virgin coconut oil to your diet, be sure to check that it is 100% Extra-virgin coconut oil. I take the coconut oil that Garden of Life produces, as it is of a pure source and tastes amazing. I have tasted other coconut oils which did not leave a pleasant taste in my mouth.
Below is a great video that shares how one man’s Alzheimer’s disease has been helped since he added coconut oil to has daily diet. Some things that jumped out at me:
-The importance of PREVENTION, as a disease such as Alzheimer’s, actually begins to take place 10 – 20 year’s prior to when sign’s begin to show. Isn’t that how it is with ALL disease’s?
-Coconut oil is a natural antibiotic
-It may help stave off other life threatening diseases beyond Alzheimer’s
Enjoy the video…and the introduction of Extra-virgin coconut into your diet!
“Coconut Oil Touted As Alzheimer’s Remedy”
Posted on January 31, 2012, in Let's get healthy! and tagged Alzheimer, Alzheimer's disease, Coconut, Coconut oil, Garden of Life, Low-density lipoprotein, Maker's Diet. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.