Dr. Bruce Fife has written 20 books on the subject of coconut oil. I have recently has an awful round of
diverticulitis, a bladder infection and ear infection. I had to take major doses of antibiotics. I also have
polyps in my stomach. The antibiotics just about did me in. My stomach felt swollen and in a lot of
pain after the antibiotics. I had no energy. I discovered the benefits of coconut oil and have been eating
about 3 tablespoons a day. I use the Garden of Life brand. I add it to protein shakes or just eat a spoonful.
It is wonderful! My colon is healthy now and my more stomach pain! It has been 2 1/2 weeks. I have
energy now! There are too many health benefits to mention here! You owe it to yourself to research what
Dr. Bruce Fife has discovered about coconut oil and coconut products! The preferred type to eat is
unrefined. Coconut oil contains medium chain fats like the ones in human breast milk. As we all know
now, human breast milk is the perfect food for babies!
05/17/2014 - 11:50am
Wow - I'd much rather stick with coconut oil and butter (or ghee) than *canola oil*! The more I research canola oil (which I'd expect reputable magazines like Eating Well to do as well), the more I'm glad I've cut it out of my diet for the last year. Brierley, come back to this subject when you have better facts, please. Or perhaps I should just get off your website and peruse my many back issues of Eating Well instead.
05/07/2014 - 5:28pm
I am AMAZED at the number of uneducated comments made here. WOW. Countless studies have shown that olive oil is very good for you, and canola has more omega 3s in it than olive oil, which the western diet is very low in. The complaint about canola oil being a GMO is just plain unwarranted. If you really do your research there has been no conclusive data that GMOs are harmful to health, and some studies have shown them to be beneficial. The point of this article isn't to bash coconut oil. Go ahead and eat it. But stop thinking it's so much better for you than butter because it just isn't. The writer is an RD who has literally thousands of hours of experience with nutrition and has taken courses in biochemistry and physiology. I think she knows what she's talking about.
05/07/2014 - 1:17pm
I continued to eat butter when everyone else was eating margarine because it was better for you. Now we know that is not true. I will continue with my butter! Plus I really don't want my food to taste like coconut! I use canola or peanut oil for frying and EVOO for salad dressings and any time I want a good tasting oil.
05/07/2014 - 3:22am
Canola oil ia alledgely GMO.........
05/07/2014 - 2:20am
Right. Let's replace these natural fats with a GMO, highly processed, partially hydrogenated oil that must be deodorized, degummed, bleached and separated before it is "fit" for human consumption.
05/07/2014 - 12:56am
I HAVE READ SO MANY DIFFERENT ARTICLES THAT TELLS THE OPPOSSITE. HONESTLY I NO LONGER KNOW WHAT TO BELIEVE.
05/07/2014 - 12:44am
my husband has had two quad bypasses and 5 stents and we use grape seed oil and EVOO for cooking and butter sparingly. Canola oil is really unhealthy because of the way it is processed with chemicals that are exptremely toxic.
05/06/2014 - 9:28pm
Been using coconut milk and yoghurt. My cholesterol was higher than it has ever been before (luckily still within acceptable range). However that was total cholesterol. My next trip to the doctor I'm going to ask for another blood test with the break down of HDL and LDL and see what the ratio is. Will be interesting.
05/06/2014 - 7:44pm
What about riceoil? I replaced butter for riceoil.