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Coconut Oil and
Brain Health

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There has been much said and written about coconut oil and brain health.  Stroke victims may benefit from the nutrition provided by consuming CO daily. 

My husband had a stroke and he started taking it by the tablespoon.  It seemed to help him as he was recovering. 

We have gotten a little slack on keeping up with tablespoon dosages, but I still use it in smoothies, all my baking, frying and other cooking so we are all still getting a good amount daily.

Coconut Oil
Alzheimers Disease

A study was conducted by academic researchers in Valencia, Spain, to support coconut oil's ability to reduce symptoms of "Alzheimers Disease",  (AD).

The following are the results they concluded with, and the thought, "that coconut oil could be a new non-pharmacological alternative in AD patients". 

"After intervention with coconut oil, improvements in episodic, temporal orientation, and semantic memory were observed, and it seems that the positive effect is more evident in women with mild-moderate state, although other improvements in males and severe state were also shown."

Various Studies
Coconut Oil and Brain Health

There are many *studies to be found on coconut oil, as well as medium-chain triglycerides (MCT), which makes up nearly 60 percent of CO total fat content.  Medium-chain triglycerides is just one of the many reasons coconut oil is so beneficial, especially for brain health.  

*MCTs are a naturally occurring source of dietary fats that  are abundant in CO.  Our bodies quickly metabolize them to be used as an energy source by the brain. 

Coconut oil also helps brain health due to it's high lauric fatty acid content. 

**Lauric acid has been demonstrated to cross the blood-brain barrier and stimulate ketogenesis within the brain astrocytes.

Lauric acid has strong antifungal and antimicorbial properties as well.  According to an 1981 American Journal of Clinical Nutrition report, " Highly saturated tropical oils do not contribute to heart disease, but have nourished healthy populations for millennia".

*Dr. Jordan Rubin also stated that, "Unprocessed coconut oil is the healthiest, most versatile dietary oil in the world".

Quote by Dr. Mark Hyman
concerning the MCTs in Coconut Oil:

"When you eat the right fats, you increase your metabolism, stimulate fat burning and decrease hunger. One of my favorite fats is medium-chain triglycerides or MCTs, either in coconut oil or as a stand-alone oil."

In addition, it is stated in one abstract concerning coconut that, it is classified as a highly nutritious "functional food".  It is rich in dietary fiber, vitamins and minerals; however, notably, evidence is mounting to support the concept that coconut may be beneficial in the treatment of obesity, dyslipidaemia, elevated LDL, insulin resistance and hypertension.

There is much evidence that CO needs to be a staple in our diets today, being beneficial in so many ways, internally and externally, for our health.  It works for food, health, beauty and hygiene.  What an amazing product!

I personally believe, that God in his infinite love and wisdom provided everything we need for both our physical and spiritual well being. He gave us his awesome creation for our sustenance and health, then made provision and hope for our eternal destinyClick on the link if you would like to know more.

  • https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30056419
  • https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25387216  (CO and potential cardioprotective affects)
  • *Biblical Health Institute Health Coach Training Program, Dr. Jordan Rubin
  • **Prior, I, et al. Am J of Clin Nutr. 1981, 34