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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Organic Virgin and Extra Virgin Coconut Oil For Diabetes

I used to take extra virgin coconut oil all the time years ago. For some unexplainable reason I ran out and just didn't re-order at some point. When my son moved to Atlanta, Georgia, he left several bottles of  Traditions Gold label standard virgin coconut oil which is made from organic coconuts in rural areas of the Philippines.

I have known for years, that coconut oil has been proven to be of benefit to you and for years have preached the dangers of hydrogenated and partially hydrogenated oils which are in most everything you purchase at your local store these days. If we would all RETURN to GOOD fats such as real butter, extra virgin olive oil and coconut oil, we might just find out type 2 diabetes improving and very possibly being reversed.


Isa 53:4-5
4 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. 5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed

Case in point ...........look at this link:


In the Pacific Islands, diabetes is unheard of among the people who eat traditional diets. But when they adapted the Western ways, diseases of all types surface and one of these new diseases is diabetes. Here is an interesting example:
The Nauru islanders in the South Pacific Island lived totally free from diabetes for many generations who subsisted on a diet which is composed primarily of coconuts, yam and bananas. But when phosphate deposits have been discovered on the island, there was an influx of wealth and the lifestyle of the islanders has changed. They replaced their traditional diet (coconut is one of them) with foods made from refined flour, sugar and processed vegetable oils. The result was the emergence of a never-been-heard disease - diabetes. According to World Health Organization, one-half of the urbanized Nauru population age 30-64 is now diabetic.

Benefits of extra virgin coconut oil in diabetics

There is one fat that diabetics can eat without fear. The fat is coconut oil. At one time, coconut oil received a negative press because of its high level of saturated fat. However, modern research has shown that not all saturated fats are alike and that the fatty acids in coconut oil, the medium chain triglycerides, do not raise serum cholesterol or contribute to heart disease, but are in fact very healthy.
Medium chain fatty acids in coconut oil as well as in mother's milk help increase metabolism and are easily digested than fats found in other oils. When there's an increase in metabolic rate, the body burns up more calories thus promoting weight loss. The fatty acids in coconut oil are absorbed directly by the liver for conversion into energy rather than into body tissues as fat.
Coconut oil puts less of a demand on the enzyme production of the pancreas. This lessens the stress on the pancreas during mealtime, when insulin is produced most heavily, thus allowing the organ to function more efficiently. It also helps supply energy to cells because it is absorbed without the need of enzymes or insulin. It has been shown to improve insulin secretion and utilization of blood glucose.
Coconut oil in the diet enhances insulin action and improves binding affinity compared to other oils (polyunsaturated vegetable oils). It has been promoted as "heart-friendly." Increasing consumption of coconut oil is a means to prevent diabetes.
If you are a diabetic or borderline diabetic, consumption of most fats should be avoided. Coconut oil, on the other hand, is different. It helps stabilize blood glucose levels and aids in shedding excess body weight. It is probably the only oil a diabetic should include in their diet.
Here is another LINK to the very type of coconut oil my son left at my home.


picture of jar of coconut oil outside by grill
Coconut Oil should be part of a diet to control blood sugar and diabetes.
Indeed Virgin Coconut Oil has a substantial effect on blood sugar levels. My wife and daughter (both have type 2 diabetes) measure their blood sugar levels at least three times a day. When they eat the wrong foods and their blood sugar levels get to 80-100 points above normal, they don’t take extra medication, they take 2-3 tablespoons of the coconut oil directly from the bottle. Within a half hour their blood sugar levels will come back to normal. Ed, Coconut Diet Forums

Coconut oil’s ability to control hunger and cravings is well documented. Coconut oil’s medium chain fatty acids promote thermogenesis and lead to increased metabolic rates. For more info, see this article on weight loss.
Population studies of societies that consume much of their calories from the saturated fats of coconut oil show that diabetes is very rare. A study done in India in 1998 showed that when Indians abandoned traditional fats like ghee and coconut oil, and started using polyunsaturated fats like sunflower or safflower oils, that the rates of diabetes became alarmingly high.3 Studies carried out in many South Pacific Island countries have revealed the same thing: when the traditional diet high in coconut oil is abandoned in favor of more modern foods that are highly processed, including polyunsaturated vegetable oils, there is a direct increase in the rate of diabetes and other western diseases.
A study done in 2009 at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research in Australia by Dr. Nigel Turner and Associate Professor Jiming Ye demonstrated that a diet rich in coconut oil protects against ‘insulin resistance’ (an impaired ability of cells to respond to insulin) in muscle and fat.4 A diet rich in coconut oil, which is high in medium chain fatty acids, also avoids the accumulation of body fat caused by other high fat diets of longer chain fatty acids of similar calorie content. These findings are important because obesity and insulin resistance are major factors leading to the development of Type 2 diabetes.
A study was conducted in 2010 “to study the effect of saturated fatty acid (SFA)-rich dietary vegetable oils on the lipid profile, endogenous antioxidant enzymes and glucose tolerance in type 2 diabetic rats.” The study concluded: “The type of fatty acid in the dietary oil determines its deleterious or beneficial effects. Lauric acid present in coconut oil may protect against diabetes-induced dyslipidemia.”5
My husband is type 2 diabetic and we believe the use coconut oil has greatly helped in his control of blood glucose. With a very low carbohydrate diet, and cooking only with coconut oil he has been able to reduce his prescription drugs to the very lowest amount. Hopefully he will be able to eliminate them all together and control his diabetes with just diet. Suzan, Coconut Diet Forums


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