Post Edited (JudyK89) : 10/12/2007 11:44:25 AM (GMT-6)
The fact is that coconut oil is extreamly healthy for you...
here's a link regarding the misconception about bad high saturated fats regarding coconut oil:
At one time coconut oil received negative press in the US 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. Also, some negative studies done on coconut oil in the past was done on hydrogenated coconut oil, which has been altered from its original form. Other studies have clearly shown that traditional Asian cultures that eat significant amounts of coconut in their diet do not suffer from modern diseases seen in western cultures that promote a low-fat diet.
Much research on the nutritional and medicinal benefits on coconut oil has surfaced in recent years. Much of that research has been done by Dr. Mary Enig. Dr. Enig has classified coconuts as a "functional food," which provides health benefits over and beyond the basic nutrients. She has specifically identified lauric acid as a key ingredient in coconut products:
"Approximately 50% of the fatty acids in coconut fat are lauric acid. Lauric acid is a medium chain fatty acid, which has the additional beneficial function of being formed into monolaurin in the human or animal body. Monolaurin is the anti-viral, antibacterial, and antiprotozoal monoglyceride used by the human or animal to destroy lipid coated viruses such as HIV, herpes, cytomegalovirus, influenza, various pathogenic bacteria including listeria monocytogenes and heliobacter pylori, and protozoa such as giardia lamblia. Some studies have also shown some antimicrobial effects of the free lauric acid."
sejinro, keep up with it, it's very good for you and has many benefits...I buy coconuts from the grocery store and eat it as well as drink the oil/milk/juice as it's referred to as all those.
Coconut oil is a natural antifungal (caprylic acid is a fatty acid derived form coconut oil). Probably why you are noticing improvement. Perhaps your CD has a fungal etiology? BTW, elevated cholesterol is a response to an invasion by a toxin in your bloodstream. Dr. Constantini, retired head of the WHO has done research (1994) and found fungal toxins in the blood stream caused elevated blood cholesterol. Cholesterol binds fungal toxins. Statin drugsthat are used to lower cholesterol were first antifungal drugs. I guess that's why they work. I take caprylic acid, among other naturals, daily. Have ever since I discovered my colitis had a fungal etiology. Am symptom free, prescription drug free. If it works for you....keep taking it :)