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Monday, August 29, 2011

Benefits Of Extra Virgin Coconut Oil

I have been wanting to do a post on the benefits of Extra Virgin Coconut Oil for some time now. It seems to me that the ADA and the medical community at large are always talking about watching one's fat intake, especially saturated fat. At the same time they do not  seem to be much if any differentiation between HEALTHY fats (vs.) Unhealthy fats.

I have several posts talking about healthy fats such as Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Extra Virgin coconut Oil, cold pressed Flax Seed Oil and even REAL butter. I did a post recently on the history of UNHEALTHY FATS such as hydrogenated and partially hydrogenated oils.

Let's look at Extra Virgin coconut Oil. My first exposure to this was Jordan Rubin's book entitled, "The Maker's Diet" I would strongly suggest you purchase his book and visit the Garden Of Life Website. Their products are now offered by "The Vitamin Shoppe" amongst several other outlets.

LINK to Vitamin Shoppe's Garden Of Life Products

LINK to The Jordan Rubin Story / It Will change Your Life


Coconut Oil - Garden of Life - Extra Virgin 16 oz

Garden of Life Coconut Oil helps maintain already healthy HDL and LDL cholesterol ratios and support healthy thyroid function.

Ingredients: Garden of Life Extra Virgin Coconut Oil contains no hydrogenated oils and is not bleached, refined of deodorized.

Serving Size 1 tbsp (14g)

  • Total Fat 14g
  • Saturated Fat 12.5g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
  • Monounsaturated Fat .5g
  • Cholesterol 0g
  • Total Carbohydrates 0g
  • Protein 0g

Suggested Use:
It is safe to consume 1-4 tablespoons per day.
May be used in cooking, baking, frying or smoothies.
May be used in place of other oils, including butter.

Please Note:
If stored below 76 degrees (F) the oil will begin to solidify.
If exposed to temperatures above 76 degrees (F) for any length of time, the oil will liquefy.
Garden of Life's Extra Virgin Coconut Oil does NOT require REFRIGERATION.

Statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, but rather are dietary supplements intended solely for nutritional use.

Read More About It..

  • Garden of Life Coconut Oil is a healthy, unprocessed culinary oil with delicious coconut flavor and aroma
  • It can withstand wide heat ranges without oxidation
  • Improves Symptoms of Digestive Disorders
  • It is abundant in medium-chain fatty acids
  • Contains antibacterial, antiviral, anti-fungal Properties
  • May help to promote proper Weight Management
  • Helps to reduce Hypoglycemic cravings
  • It is known to promote smooth & supple skin
  • Garden of Life Coconut Oil is made from 100% certified organic coconuts

Garden of Life Extra Virgin Coconut Oil is one of the healthiest and most versatile unprocessed dietary oils in the world. Once thought to be a "bad" fat, coconut oil has been proven to be a stable, healthy saturated fat that can help maintain cholesterol levels, support thyroid function, ease occasional digestive disorder symptoms, avert sugar cravings and provide many other health benefits.
Garden of Life Extra Virgin Coconut Oil contains lauric acid (50-55% capric and caprylic acid.)— the kind found in mother's milk — along with other medium-chain fatty acids. These super fatty acids are quickly metabolized and converted to energy in the body, rather than being stored as fat. Garden of Life Extra Virgin Coconut Oil is made with only the freshest, organically grown coconuts.
Return to the purity of the world's healthiest oil with Garden of Life Extra Virgin Coconut Oil.

Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

Coconut oil has been used as a cooking oil for thousands of years, and is still a staple in the diets of many people living in tropical areas today. It was once popular here in the United States as well, until shortages of imported oils during WW II created the need to promote local oils like soybean and corn oil. Soon, polyunsaturated fats became the norm in this country; and with it came a rise in obesity, higher cholesterol levels, and degenerative diseases related to aging.
Coconut oil has been shown to reduce the symptoms of digestive disorders, support overall immune functions, and to help prevent bacterial, viral and fungal infections. People who consistently use coconut oil, report changes in their ability to go without eating for several hours without experiencing the effects of hypoglycemia.

A study conducted in Yucatan where coconut oil is a staple, showed that metabolic rates of people living there were 25% higher than in comparable test subjects living in the United States. Increased metabolic rate is a key to healthy weight management and could account for the leanness of people living in areas where coconut oil is consumed on a daily basis. The study further observed that local women displayed none of the symptoms commonly associated with menopause.

Recent Testimonial from a Satisfied Customer

I was having stiffness in my hands and joint pain from arthritis and could hardly move them. I used so many herbs and supplements but nothing worked. So I tried Garden of Life's Coconut Oil by accident for my hypothyroidism. Not only did it warm me up and help me to feel more energetic but in 1-2 days I was able to move my hands freely without pain!!!

Then I took a break using it and started up again when I got bad pain in both of my knees I could barely walk. It saved me and I will never stop using it again!

Thank you Jordan Rubin!

Mary G.

Good Fat vs Bad Fat

Early researchers failed to distinguish between saturated, monounsaturated, and polyunsaturated fats. They assumed at the time, that all fats (including coconut oil) were unhealthy because they raised serum cholesterol levels. But, in revisiting those studies, researchers found that hydrogenated (refined) coconut oil had been used. All hydrogenated oils produce higher serum cholesterol levels, and contribute to greater oxidation and free radicals in the body. In fact, further research has shown that excess amounts of trans-fatty acids (found in hydrogenated vegetable oils) increase the risk of degenerative diseases and other age-related maladies.
Studies have shown that the amount of unsaturated oil in the diet strongly affects the rate at which wrinkled skin develops. Taken internally and used topically, Extra Virgin Coconut Oil is effective at slowing down that process.
Garden of Life's Extra Virgin Coconut Oil has tremendous antiviral properties. Lauric Acid makes up 50 to 55 percent of the medium-chain fatty acids in Extra Virgin Coconut Oil. In the body lauric acid converts into monolaurin, a compound which is adept at fighting viral pathogens, and is also present in large quantities in breast milk, where it protects infants from viral, bacterial and parasitic infections. 

(my input) Jordan Rubin is NOT the only distributor of Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, however after reading a couple of his books and learning his own struggle to come back to vibrant health after almost dying of Chron's disease, I TRUST HIM, and his coconut oil is FREE from hydrogenated oils and taste good to boot. I would encourage you to read his books and try his products. AGAIN, I have NO financial interest or benefit derived from the sale of any of his books or products.

LINK To Purchase Jordan Rubin Books 


Doctor says an oil lessened Alzheimer's effects on her husband

Eve Hosley-Moore, Times Correspondent
In Print: Wednesday, October 29, 2008

After two weeks of taking coconut oil, Steve Newport's results in an early onset Alzheimer's test gradually improved says his wife, Dr. Mary Newport. Before treatment, Steve could barely remember how to draw a clock. Two weeks after adding coconut oil to his diet, his drawing improved. After 37 days, Steve's drawing gained even more clarity. The oil seemed to "lift the fog," his wife says.
After two weeks of taking coconut oil, Steve Newport's results in an early onset Alzheimer's test gradually improved says his wife, Dr. Mary Newport. Before treatment, Steve could barely remember how to draw a clock. Two weeks after adding coconut oil to his diet, his drawing improved. After 37 days, Steve's drawing gained even more clarity. The oil seemed to

"And then it hit me," she said. "Why don't we just try coconut oil as a dietary supplement? What have we got to lose? If the MCT oil in it worked for them, why couldn't it work for us?"
Trying out coconut oil and testing result
On the drive home, she stopped at a health food store and bought a jar of nonhydrogenated, extra-virgin coconut oil. The experimental medication's patent application was complete with dosage information, and she did some quick math, converting the measurements.
The next morning she stirred two tablespoons of coconut oil into her husband's oatmeal, and she tried it in hers, too.
On the way down to the second screening in Tampa, Dr. Newport quizzed her husband, asking him the day, month and year.
"I prayed harder than I'd ever prayed in my life," she said.
Her prayers were answered. Steve scored an 18 on the exam, the highest he'd scored for more than a year and four points higher than the previous day.
"It was like the oil kicked in and he could think clearly again," Dr. Newport said. "We were ecstatic."
Newport was accepted into the trial but more importantly, the coconut oil he'd ingested seemed to "lift the fog." He began taking coconut oil every day, and by the fifth day, there was a tremendous improvement.
"He would face the day bubbly, more like his old self," his wife said.
More than five months later, his tremors have subsided, the visual disturbances that prevented him from reading have disappeared, and he has become more social and interested in those around him.
Nothing can repair the brain damage he has sustained as a consequence of Alzheimer's disease, and there is no cure. But it appears the oil is helping, Dr. Newport said.

Ex 15:26............I am the Lord who heals you.
Ps 103:3...........Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases...
Ex 23:25...........serve the Lord your God, and He will bless your bread and your water. And I will take sickness away from the midst of you.

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