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Are you struggling with finding words, aching in all sorts of places, and struggling with weight issues? Coconut oil and other coconut products are coming into their own as they provide the good fat, medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) oil1 that provides energy to the brain directly through ketones instead of requiring insulin. This has great significance for those with diabetes and insulin resistance.

MCT oil has also been found effective in providing remarkable changes in the health of those with Alzheimer’s Disease by Mary T. Newport, M.D., whose husband was diagnosed with the disease at age 53. She searched the Internet for something to help him, uncovered research on MCT oils, and used coconut/MCT oils to bring him back to walking, smiling, talking for a number of years. She has begun to call Alzheimer’s Disease ‘diabetes 3’ because of the way these oils act in ways similar to insulin.

One frosty morning at a breakfast meeting, a friend shared with those in the circle about what was changing her health. Her family had discovered coconut oil (Nutiva was their favorite brand) and she was remembering more, aching less, and losing weight.

Since January I have taken up coconut oil for my own personal challenges, and am now remembering more of those pesky details that used to take charades when talking with others, having no knee pains, and my weight set point (where you fluctuate up/down 2 pounds and return to homeostasis) is down five pounds.

To achieve this I went from putting 2 teaspoons of Nutiva Coconut Oil on my breakfast toast before adding goat cheese, to incorporating it in hot foods, smoothies, on rice crackers, AND . . .

A recent daring step (overcoming great internal reluctance) was putting it in a cup and pouring in my morning coffee, stirring until the coconut oil melted and then adding milk. The first time I did it I was shocked by how easily it went down, without even a ‘spoonful of sugar.’

This is the FIRST in a SECOND series of blogs as I uncover new ways to incorporate it in my life and new sources of information on ways in which the thousands of years of healing history of coconuts are being rediscovered and brought into our awareness.
1Newport, Mary T. (2013-05-06). Alzheimer’s Disease: What if There was a Cure? – (Kindle Location 947). Basic Health Publications, Inc.. Kindle Edition.


QUESTION:   Are you using coconut and MCT oils and what have you discovered?


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