|excerpts from the book...|
The Healing Miracles of Coconut Oil
by Bruce Fife, N.D.
Foreward by Jon J. Kabara, Ph.D.
|Coconut oil is unique.|
... Unlike other fats, coconut oil protects against heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and a host of
other degenerative illnesses. It supports and strengthens the immune system, thus helping the
body ward off attack from infection and disease.
... the coconut tree, the Tree of Life...
The reason coconut oil does not adversely affect cholesterol is because it is composed
primarily of a unique type of fat molecule known as a medium-chain fatty acid (MCFA). These
fatty acids are different from those commonly found in other food sources and are burned
almost immediately for energy production, and so they are not converted into body fat or
cholesterol and do not affect blood cholesterol levels. Numerous studies have clearly
demonstrated that coconut oil has a neutral effect on cholesterol levels. ...Because coconut oil
stimulates metabolism it actually protects against high cholesterol.
The antimicrobial properties of coconut oil (which consists of triglycerides), therefore, become
active only when ingested or otherwise converted into free fatty acids or monoglycerides.
The medium-chain fatty acid that appears to have the greatest overall antimicrobial effect is
lauric acid (and monolaurin). This is the largest of the MCFA consisting of a string of 12 carbon
Coconut and palm kernal oils are by far the richest natural sources of this super nutrient. ...by
far the best and richest natural sources of lauric acid are coconuts and coconut oil.
|(The Healing Miracles of Coconut Oil, Foreword by J.J. Kabara Ph.D., HealthWise Publications,|
Studio City, CA: Empire Publishing Service, 2001, pg. 12,16,23,62,63)