Coconut Oil Touted as Alzheimer's Remedy
Coconut ~ The Tree of Life
Coconut is highly nutritious and rich in fiber, vitamins, and minerals. It is classified as a "functional food" because it provides many health benefits beyond its nutritional content.
Coconut oil is of special interest because it possesses healing properties far beyond that of any other dietary oil and is extensively used in traditional medicine among Asian and Pacific populations.
Pacific Islanders consider coconut oil to be the cure for all illness. The coconut palm is so highly valued by them as both a source of food and medicine that it is called "The Tree of Life."
Only recently has modern medical science unlocked the secrets to coconut's amazing healing powers.
Coconut In Traditional Medicine
In traditional medicine around the world coconut is used to treat a wide variety of health problems including the following:
abscesses, asthma, baldness, bronchitis, bruises, burns, colds, constipation, cough, dropsy, dysentery, earache, fever, flu, gingivitis, gonorrhea, irregular or painful menstruation, jaundice, kidney stones, lice, malnutrition, nausea, rash, scabies, scurvy, skin infections, sore throat, swelling, syphilis, toothache, tuberculosis, tumors, typhoid, ulcers, upset stomach, weakness, and wounds.
Coconut In Modern Medicine
Modern medical science is now confirming the use of coconut in treating many of the above conditions. Published studies in medical journals show that coconut, in one form or another, may provide a wide range of health benefits. Some of these are summarized below:
Kills viruses that cause influenza, herpes, measles, hepatitis C, SARS, AIDS, and other illnesses.
Kills bacteria that cause ulcers, throat infections, urinary tract infections, gum disease and cavities, pneumonia, and gonorrhea, and other diseases.
Kills fungi and yeasts that cause candidiasis, ringworm, athlete's foot, thrush, diaper rash, and other infections.
Expels or kills tapeworms, lice, giardia, and other parasites.
Provides a nutritional source of quick energy.
Boosts energy and endurance, enhancing physical and athletic performance.
Improves digestion and absorption of other nutrients including vitamins, minerals, and amino acids.
Improves insulin secretion and utilization of blood glucose.
Relieves stress on pancreas and enzyme systems of the body.
Reduces symptoms associated with pancreatitis.
Helps relieve symptoms and reduce health risks associated with diabetes.
Reduces problems associated with malabsorption syndrome and cystic fibrosis.
Improves calcium and magnesium absorption and supports the development of strong bones and teeth.
Helps protect against osteoporosis.
Helps relieve symptoms associated with gallbladder disease.
Relieves symptoms associated with Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and stomach ulcers.
Improves digestion and bowel function.
Relieves pain and irritation caused by hemorrhoids.
Supports tissue healing and repair.
Supports and aids immune system function.
Helps protect the body from breast, colon, and other cancers.
Is heart healthy; improves cholesterol ratio reducing risk of heart disease.
Protects arteries from injury that causes atherosclerosis and thus protects against heart disease.
Helps prevent periodontal disease and tooth decay.
Functions as a protective antioxidant.
Helps to protect the body from harmful free radicals that promote premature aging and degenerative disease.
Does not deplete the body's antioxidant reserves like other oils do.
Improves utilization of essential fatty acids and protects them from oxidation.
Helps relieve symptoms associated with chronic fatigue syndrome.
Relieves symptoms associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia (prostate enlargement).
Reduces epileptic seizures.
Helps protect against kidney disease and bladder infections.
Dissolves kidney stones.
Helps prevent liver disease.
Is lower in calories than all other fats.
Supports thyroid function.
Promotes loss of excess weight by increasing metabolic rate.
Is utilized by the body to produce energy in preference to being stored as body fat like other dietary fats.
Helps prevent obesity and overweight problems.
Applied topically helps to form a chemical barrier on the skin to ward of infection.
Reduces symptoms associated the psoriasis, eczema, and dermatitis.
Supports the natural chemical balance of the skin.
Softens skin and helps relieve dryness and flaking.
Prevents wrinkles, sagging skin, and age spots.
Promotes healthy looking hair and complexion.
Provides protection from damaging effects of ultraviolet radiation from the sun.
Helps control dandruff.
Does not form harmful by-products when heated to normal cooking temperature like other vegetable oils do.
Has no harmful or discomforting side effects.
Is completely non-toxic to humans.
While coconut possesses many health benefits due to its fiber and nutritional content, it's the oil that makes it a truly remarkable food and medicine.
Once mistakenly believed to be unhealthy because of its high saturated fat content, it is now known that the fat in coconut oil is a unique and different from most all other fats and possesses many health giving properties. It is now gaining long overdue recognition as a nutritious health food.
Coconut oil has been described as "the healthiest oil on earth." That's quite a remarkable statement.
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Coconut Oil Testimonies
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Coconut Oil Recipes
FreeCoconutRecipes.com has the largest collection of coconut recipes found anywhere on the Internet. There are recipe sections for Coconut Oil recipes, Gluten Free Coconut Flour recipes, Coconut Cream Concentrate recipes, and many others.
There are hundreds of coconut recipes, all kitchen tested and submitted by coconut users who love coconut. There are many cooking and baking video demonstrations as well, helping you to learn how to use coconut oil in your everyday cooking and baking.
Here is one video overview showing many of the ways one can use coconut oil in a healthy diet:
Uploaded by TropicalTraditions on Feb 16, 2012
There are hundreds of uses for coconut oil in the kitchen, with multiple ways of incorporating coconut oil into a healthy diet. As a cooking oil, replace polyunsaturated oils, "vegetable oils" such as corn and soy, with coconut oil. Coconut oil should be your main cooking oil, as it is heat stable, and will not become toxic in uses that require high heat.
Use coconut oil for frying: Gluten Free Fried Chicken Recipe - http://www.freecoconutrecipes.com/index.cfm/2009/9/23/Gluten-Free-F...
Gluten Free Coconut Fried Fish Recipe - http://www.freecoconutrecipes.com/index.cfm/2009/9/27/Gluten-Free-C...
Use coconut oil for baking: Roast Chicken with Coconut Oil Recipe - http://www.freecoconutrecipes.com/index.cfm/2010/3/19/roast-chicken...
Use coconut oil for making your own mayonnaise: Coconut Mayonnaise Recipe - http://www.freecoconutrecipes.com/index.cfm/2010/1/19/coconut-mayon...
Use coconut oil in dips: Coconut Ranch Party Dip Recipe - http://www.freecoconutrecipes.com/index.cfm/2010/10/22/coconut-ranc...
Use coconut oil to make your own salad dressings: Spicy Coconut Cilantro Dressing Recipe - http://www.freecoconutrecipes.com/index.cfm/2010/1/28/spicy-coconut...
Use coconut oil to make your own ketchup: Homemade Fresh Tomato Ketchup Recipe - http://www.freecoconutrecipes.com/index.cfm/2011/6/1/homemade-fresh...
Use coconut oil to make the best pie crusts: Coconut Oil Pie Crust Recipe - http://www.freecoconutrecipes.com/index.cfm/2010/8/6/coconut-oil-pi...
Use coconut oil in your soups: Sweet Potato Coconut Peanut Butter Soup Recipe - http://www.freecoconutrecipes.com/index.cfm/2009/11/15/sweet-potato...
Use coconut oil to make fudge: Black and White Toasted Coconut Fudge Recipe - http://www.freecoconutrecipes.com/index.cfm/2011/12/9/black-white-t...
Use coconut oil to make pudding: Quick Chocolate Coconut Pudding Recipe - http://www.freecoconutrecipes.com/index.cfm/2010/3/2/quick-chocolat...
Use coconut oil to make cookies: Gluten Free Chocolate Crinkles Recipe - http://www.freecoconutrecipes.com/index.cfm/2010/12/7/gluten-free-c...
Use coconut oil to make muffins: Gluten Free Lemon-Lime Coconut Flour Muffins Recipe - http://www.freecoconutrecipes.com/index.cfm/2009/12/29/lemon-lime-c...
Use coconut oil to make brownies: Coconut Peanut Butter Whole Wheat Brownies Recipe - http://www.freecoconutrecipes.com/index.cfm/2010/2/24/coconut-peanu...
Use coconut oil to make chocolate cake: Making A Foolproof Gluten Free Cake Recipe - http://www.freecoconutrecipes.com/index.cfm/2009/11/10/making-a-foo...
Use coconut oil to make chocolate candy: Homemade Honey Chocolate Recipe - http://www.freecoconutrecipes.com/index.cfm/2011/2/18/homemade-hone...
Use coconut oil in gluten free and dairy free recipes: Strawberry Cream Pie - Gluten Free and Dairy Free Recipe - http://www.freecoconutrecipes.com/index.cfm/2010/6/15/strawberry-cr...
Add coconut oil to your coffee: Spiced Coconut Mocha Recipe - http://www.freecoconutrecipes.com/index.cfm/2011/11/23/spiced-cocon...
Use coconut oil in hot chocolate: Coconut Peanut Butter Cup Hot Cocoa Recipe - http://www.freecoconutrecipes.com/index.cfm/2010/1/5/coconut-peanut...
Use coconut oil to add energy to your smoothies:
How to Add Coconut Oil to Smoothies without the Oil Clumping Recipe - http://www.freecoconutrecipes.com/index.cfm/2011/8/24/how-to-add-co...
Use coconut oil in your protein shakes for extra energy: Chocolate Coconut Banana Protein Shake Recipe - http://www.freecoconutrecipes.com/index.cfm/2010/5/7/chocolate-coco...
Use coconut oil in chocolate milk: Pecan Coconut Chocolate Milk Recipe - http://www.freecoconutrecipes.com/index.cfm/2010/12/6/pecan-coconut...
For hundreds of more uses of coconut oil, visit FreeCoconutRecipes.com where other coconut oil users submit their kitchen-tested coconut recipes. We post new recipes every week!
..to suggest to use coconut oil with chocolate milk is like telling someone to have a barbequed burger and orange juice for a meal. 2 opposite energies. Do you know why there is chocolate milk ? to hide animals red blood in such milk. unless you use hemp or soy milk but again make sure that those are not GMO either.
~coconut milk with fried , sterilized, vaccinated, cancer prone and out of control lab hormone pumped chicken defies any logic
~fat full coconut oil with baking fat full cakes and pies spells cardiac arrest
~half of this information and recipes could make you fat and kill you fast
~the other half better be used in moderation to save your colon and digestive system from clogging that couses cancerous problems
You made some good points Assiya : )
It is best to eat raw healthy homegrown foods whenever possible, but it's quite easy to get organic coconut oil and I always use non-GE oat or rice milk instead of cow's milk.
I wouldn't personally eat most of those recipes, but added them for the many people who do eat those foods and would benefit from including coconut oil in their diet : )
I agree that the uses should probably be within the boundaries of what coconut oil is actually good for. It is a natural anti-biotic as I mentioned. Anyone that doesn't consider taking in natural organic or healthy foods is still going to have unwanted extras. Alkaline or Mineral water is also a great cell booster. But as long as people are intaking fatty fried foods,cakes pies and red meats, not much of anything is going to make much difference..:-)
Here are some great recipes from one of my favorite raw vegan cookbook author, Natalia KW. I have all her books, and they are amazing. Her "Pure Pleasures Cupcake Heaven" cookbook has so many delicious recipes, especially her lemon poppy seed cupcakes. Her "baked" goods use raw coconut flour (available at whole foods, some health food stores and online), coconut oil, and sometimes coconut butter. My favorite brand for coconut oil is Nutiva (organic and cold pressed), and for raw coconut flour is Coconut Secret (http://www.coconutsecret.com/flour2.html).
http://www.nataliakw.com/projects/carrot-goji-cake/ http://www.nataliakw.com/projects/pink-salt-pepper-truffles/ http://www.nataliakw.com/projects/pretty-parfait/ http://www.nataliakw.com/projects/charmed-by-chocolate/
In the spirit of showing that one can still eat delicious foods without eating meat, heres my personal secret recipe for tofurkey soup. Try it and tellme what you think? I love it.I eat it at least once or twice a week.
In a 4 Qt Saucepan or Pot combine
About 4 or 5 Potatoes diced into small squares
3 or 4 ozs of Baby Carrots or Chopped Carrots
1/4to 1/2 of a Sliced or Diced Cabbage
A Touch Fresh Spinach or Kale (Optional)
1 Bag of Cut Okra or fresh Okra (Optional)
1/4 Cup to 1/2 cup Pearl Barley or Add Spiral Pasta 10Mins before serving.
Garnish the top with Fresh Cilantro leaves
1 Teaspoon of Italian Spices
1 Can Stewed or Diced Tomatoes Italian Style
6 to 8 Cups of Water
3 to 4 Knorrs Vegetable Bouillon Cubes
Bring to full boil and then simmer for about 20- 25 minutes.
If adding Pasta or Tofurkey, add and cook additional 10-15 minutes
I always nuke the Tofurkey for about a minute and then slice it into sausage like
pieces before adding it for the last 10 minutes of cooking.
The Tofurkey I use is the Sausage like links, either the regular or the Italian with Oregeno
Basil etc.. Its a little more spicy though..
It really is good..;-)
Thanks for the yummy recipes : )
Raw coconut flour and coconut butter sound really good, I have to try them!
Wow, interesting Feather Winger,in the vein? Must work pretty well then. I'll set the table anytime your ready dear heart..:-)
Thankyou for this post Kelly B13! It will help alot of people...I have put it on my grocery list already and I'm going to be sure to get some! <3 :-)