By Joe and Terry Graedon
The People's Pharmacy
Sunday, February 22, 2009
I started ingesting shredded coconut twice a day after reading your article, though I had no expectation it would help. Within a few weeks, my symptoms had lessened, and in about a month, I had gone into complete remission. A year later, I had a colonoscopy showing a healthy colon.
Answer: We have heard from others who suffered from severe diarrhea associated with inflammatory bowel disease that coconut macaroon cookies or shredded coconut alone can be helpful. We doubt that many people with ulcerative colitis would respond as dramatically as you have, but we certainly are delighted to learn that this remedy was beneficial for such a serious condition.
Anybody have experience with this?????
Thanks so much always for your support!
Coconut is most definitely not a good fat! Coconut oil and palm oil are two of the worst fats out there. I have never heard of someone gaining remission from eating coconut but it is true that if you have diarrhea it really slows it down. It won't hurt to try it but take you arteries in consideration.
Yes it most definitely is a good fat, you're going by OLD and wrong information....
Modern researchers have discovered important health benefits and critical bodily functions that are supported by the pool of MCFAs available to the human body. The high concentration of Medium Chain Fatty Acids (MCFAs) of 62% is the critical aspect of why this tropical oil not only behaves differently to any other saturated fat, but is also deemed healthier than most unsaturated oils, the latter often having a much higher concentration of long chain fatty acids.. Generally MCFAs are of a smaller particle size thus requiring less energy and fewer enzymes for absorption, placing less strain on the digestive system .
This is further enhanced by the fact that short and medium chain fatty acids are made soluble and absorbed in the aqueous phase of the intestinal contents and transported directly via the portal vein to the liver where they are consumed as an energy source similar to carbohydrates. MCFA have also been shown to assist the absorption and retention of calcium, magnesium and some amino acids as well supporting the healthy functioning of the thyroid.
Notwithstanding all the bodily functions that may be enhanced by the consumption of MCFAs the most outstanding finding of modern research has been the capacity of certain MCFA to enhance the human immune system and actively participate in the capacity of the human body to fight virus, bacteria and fungi.