Man Eats 2 Tbs of Coconut Oil Twice a Day for 60 Days and This Happens to His Brain!

Dr. Mary Newport has a theory that ketone bodies, which the body makes when digesting coconut oil, may be an alternative fuel for the brain. She believes that coconut oil may offer profound benefits in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. If her theory is accurate, it could be one of the greatest natural health discoveries in years.

The Backstory

Dr. Newport has her own personal history with Alzheimer’s. Her husband, Steve, suffered from progressive dementia for at least five years in his mid-50s, then had an MRI that supported a clinical diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. She recounts her story in a case study. “Many days, often for several days in a row, he was in a fog; couldn’t find a spoon or remember how to get water out of the refrigerator… One day I would ask if a certain call came that I was expecting and he would say ‘No.’ Two days later he would remember the message from so-and-so from a couple of days earlier and what they said.”

Dr. Newport noted that her husband had no short-term memory, yet the information was still filed somewhere in his brain. She had a gut feeling that his diet had something to do with it. He began taking medication in hopes that it would help slow the process, but he became depressed, lost weight, forgot how to cook, use a calculator or even perform simple addition. Steve forgot how to perform many common tasks, but would spend all day working in the yard or in his garage and remained in good physical condition.

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Finding Hope

A few studies about the potential use of medium chain triglycerides or ketone bodies to not only treat but prevent Alzheimer’s disease caught Dr. Newport’s eye. Medium chain triglycerides are also regarded as a potential treatment for Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, multiple sclerosis, drug resistant epilepsy, and diabetes. Dr. Newport explains, “Ketone bodies may help the brain recover after a loss of oxygen in newborns through adults, may help the heart recover after an acute attack, and may shrink cancerous tumors. Children with drug resistant epilepsy sometimes respond to an extremely low carbohydrate ketogenic diet.”

The body’s cells may be able to use ketone bodies as an alternative fuel when glucose is unavailable. Ketone bodies do not normally circulate in the body unless it has been starving for a few days, or if one is on a very low-carb diet, such as Atkins. Dr. Newport explains, “In Alzheimer’s disease, the neurons in certain areas of the brain are unable to take in glucose due to insulin resistance, and slowly die off… if these cells had access to ketone bodies, they could potentially stay alive and continue to function.”

The Results

To make a long story short, Dr. Newport started giving a daily dose of coconut oil to her husband, Steve. Just 60 days after he started taking it, Dr. Newport recalls that Steve was alert and happy, talkative and making jokes, and the tremor he’d developed was less noticeable. He was able to concentrate on one task instead of being easily distracted. Steve receives about 2 tablespoons of coconut oil twice a day, to make sure that there are no periods where ketone bodies aren’t circulating.

After a year of the natural treatment, Dr. Newport says her husband is a different person. She notes that he still has difficulty finding some words, but he recognized relatives on a family trip, participated actively in conversations, and his facial expressions were more animated.

She adds, “For now, we are very pleased with where he is at and should coconut oil stop or slow down the progress of his disease, it will be worth every drop that he takes.”

h/t: healthy holistic living

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89 comments
Neil De Silva - April 5, 2016

The Secret of My Success !!

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    pratapshinde - April 5, 2016

    Sir, please advise which brand you are using. Also how many times u take and if there are any other things that have to be taken care of.
    Thank You

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      Ines Gottlieb - April 5, 2016

      There are many good brands out there: Nutiva, Trader Joe’s, Simply Truth (Kroger) just make sure it is organic, virgin and unrefined, preferible in a glass container.

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        rainhamgirl - April 6, 2016

        how would you use cocunut oil for potentail health benefits.
        In its solid form it is not palitable. Is it ok to use it to stir fry or fry onionsmake cakes or pastry stir in porridge etc. I have never cooked with it and wonder if heat could affect the health bebefits

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          Team Beard Films - April 6, 2016

          You can use it as a base for making your own chocolate. Satisfies a sweet tooth while getting the benefit. No sugar, no nasty additives, nothing un-natural.

          Coconut oil + cocoa powder (equal volume).
          Add raisins + cinammon + strawberries + honey to taste. Well worth a try.

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          B Sloan - April 6, 2016

          I have the same question. Here in North Carolina, it’s solid like Crisco, but I do use it for cooking. Would I need to melt it to take orally?

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          Cory Ellerbroek - April 6, 2016

          Absolutely not! Just dig the spoon in and take it down. The melting temp of coconut oil is lower than your internal body temp, so the oil will liquefy it before it reaches your stomach.

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          Jeanie de Luna Jensen - April 6, 2016

          I add it to my coffee. You can make fat bombs out of it (google fat bombs) It melts easily.

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          Scott Sutton - April 7, 2016

          I melt it add Olive oil and Cannabis oil Olive oil keeps it liquefied. . 1spoon a day

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          Darryl Williams - April 8, 2016

          It melts around 75 deg so you dont have to do much.
          On a hot night in my kitchen … it goes from solid to liquid.

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          B Sloan - April 8, 2016

          Thank you.​

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          Lorraine Stuart - April 9, 2016

          Cant you just put the solid form in your mouth and then it melts automatically or is the liquid oil totally different?

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          stariter - April 7, 2016

          Of course you can cook with it! It is the preferred oil in several Asian countries. You will notice that food will taste juicier without tasting oily. Just start to replace it by mixing it 50-50% with the oil you now use. If you bread or batter foods to fry you will notice a wonderful crispness.
          It can be used in smoothies, porridge and as I understand but never tried in baking too although I would search online for tips on that.
          Coconut oil can sustain high heat without loss of benefits. There is an excellent little book Coconut Cures by Bruce Fife. Look on Amazon.

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          Scott Sutton - April 7, 2016

          If you heat it to a 130 then add a little olive oil..I also add Cannabis oil 1 spoon a day Not tasty but it helps

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          Lily Satterfield - April 7, 2016

          it is fine to cook with it has a high burn temperature so you can cook with it and still get the nutritional benefits too.

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Eric Drew - April 6, 2016

I read an article last August about bullet proof coffee which sounded intriguing so I began drinking this every morning and have done so since. I’ve continued drinking it mainly because I liked the taste of it but quickly realized there was more to it than that. 12 years ago I was diagnosed with Hyperthyroidism and began taking medication. Since adding coconut oil to my diet, I am completely off all my medication. I didn’t know what to make of it at first and didn’t make the connection to the coconut oil until I read an article such as this on the benefits of coconut oil for the thyroid.

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    Just Another Earthling - September 11, 2016

    “Bullet proof coffee”? > What do you put in it??

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GPACK - April 6, 2016

Did you know Coconut Oil helps stimulate hair growth. I made an concoction with coconut oil and curry leaves. I am starting to believe that it is true, since I have been applying coconut oil (simple truth from kroger) with curry leaves for the last month.

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    Jeanie de Luna Jensen - April 6, 2016

    I have to color my hair every two weeks because it grows so fast. I use two to three tbs a day.

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      Lisa Kovac - April 6, 2016

      Do you rub it on your scalp or drink it Jeanie?

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        Jeanie de Luna Jensen - April 9, 2016

        I add it to my coffee, but I have used it as a conditioner before. Smeared it on heavy and slept with it. Washed out easy the next day.

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        Jeanie de Luna Jensen - June 1, 2016

        drink it in my coffee

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      Wenona Rbe Makeit-happen - April 7, 2016

      If you’re coloring gray/silver/white hair, you might have a copper deficiency (which can actually cause serious health issues such as aneurysm). I didn’t know until recently that the issue was more than just cosmetic. I’d suggest doing some research on it and/or finding some good supplements (multi vitamin/mineral including copper or adding a copper supplement). Some nutrients require others to get the benefits.

      I’ve been taking a great multivitamin/mineral supplement for a while and think I can see more dark hair growing. I have A LOT of gray/silver/white hair, it has been that way for many years so it will be a process, take time to return to the original color.

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    Rich - April 10, 2016

    Have you had any regrowth so far? I am very interested in natural remedies for hair loss because I have been losing hair for a few years and am only 20 right now.

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      GPACK - April 10, 2016

      Yes. I feel after about 30 days of daily application of (coconut oil and curry leaves concoction) I feel my hair is dense. Try it, but be patient to allow time.

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        ryan - June 4, 2016

        Feel??? What are u an emotional dip shit? Feel?

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Cory Ellerbroek - April 6, 2016

There are other dietary changes that must be made to actually get the body into a ketogenic state. Just taking coconut oil on top of a high carb diet won’t do it. Check out the book “Ketoclarity” for more info.

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    Gary Mmmbeer - July 31, 2016

    You mean a low carb diet?

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Rick Cash - April 6, 2016

Makes great popcorn the old fashioned way.

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JammyD - April 7, 2016

quack quack. If this were true if would be headline news around the world.

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    Keith - April 7, 2016

    Its only real if main stream media tells me so?

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      Vin Weathermon - April 7, 2016

      None-mainstream rarely has any real breakthroughs either…mainly because they are unproven, profit generating “news” with zero factual science. The internet can say anything it wants….and convincing you to keep driving to their page was all they were really hoping for.

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      Bertie45 - April 14, 2016

      If it was reported…..it would wipe out the Pharmaceutical industry…..one of the reasons they don’t find cancer cures when they could!

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        David Bolton - April 14, 2016

        There are no magic foods—period. And I guarantee you that there are people who have had lifetime diets high in coconut oil who have developed plaque in the brain.

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          1digger - April 17, 2016

          You don’t get it. Coconut oil and any other naturally produced item can’t be copyrighted so there’s no money in it.

          Climate change too? Oh man, you and your kind are the Pied Pipers lemmings going off the cliff. The climate has been changing since the dawn of time and will continue to do so, with or without man’s intervention. Just follow the money. You’re just being a puppet.

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          Bill Freidline - April 25, 2016

          But not hard at all to create some kind of proprietary extract that could be trademarked (copyright is the wrong term).

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          ryan - June 4, 2016

          Thank God someone has a brain

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          Nancy - April 19, 2016

          Are you looking at studies that support Big Pharma or independent studies? I know for me mega dosing Vitamin C does work for a cold.

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        Trogan Fan - April 27, 2016

        why do you assume everyone wants to protect pharmaceutical companies?

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          ryan - June 4, 2016

          You’re so dumb. Sorry. Im starting to believe in education

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    Jock Doubleday - April 9, 2016

    Ha ha, truth is first ridiculed. Here we go, from JammyD. (Zionist troll or perhaps someone from the pharmaceutical companies that don’t want you to know you can recover from their aluminum laden vaccines and other poisons?)

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    Lorraine Stuart - April 9, 2016

    Not necessarily JammyD as the the Pharmaceutical companies would loos out on a LOT of money, if they promoted this, as would the government too.. sadly greed does come before the good of humanity for a lot of the big corporations so its worth sharing all the same. :)

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      Trogan Fan - April 27, 2016

      which government? Did you know that there is more than one country? No, really. Some are even communist. Others have socialistic medical structures and benefit by lower costs.

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    1digger - April 17, 2016

    Looks like a duck, sounds like a duck, you must be a duck to be so ignorant.

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      ryan - June 4, 2016

      Look at his profile picture

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    ryan - June 4, 2016

    Bahhhh Bahhhh. That’s your call sheep jammyd

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zerobeat - April 7, 2016

It’s by far the best skin moisturizer I’ve ever used. And, it doesn’t stink.

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David Bixler - April 9, 2016

I like turtles.

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    Lauren Murphy - April 9, 2016

    Now that we have your cognitive baseline, try taking the oil and check back in three weeks.

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      David Bixler - April 12, 2016

      Or I was using humor as a passtime considering the article wasn’t worth my full range of cognitive abilities.

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        Gustav Pedersen - April 12, 2016

        Thank you so much for sharing your form of humor David :-) And the same for sharing your cognitive abilities – dont be sad – try the coconut oil, perhaps you will experience some progress ;-) Have a nice day…

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          David Bixler - April 19, 2016

          Here’s another jokester who has absolutely no personality and gets his kicks from degrading others.

          Congratulations you just re-entered highschool.

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          David Bixler - April 19, 2016

          When you’re done trolling, check out my profile. Don’t be a douchenugget.

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Slumdogpreacher - April 13, 2016

It truly is a shame that SO LITTLE IS SPENT FOR ALZHEIMER’S RESEARCH; I think that the drug companies SEE NO REASON TO FIND A CURE because they’re only interested in the BOTTOM LINE(profit). My wife is also afflicted with this cursed disease; it’s scary and frustrating to see her in a slow decline. When she was a nurse for 25 years, she ministered to many of these same maladies. Thank God for articles like this one and for those who are committed to DO SOMETHING!

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    1digger - April 17, 2016

    Unfortunately it comes down to individuals taking control of their own health. The other thing is that the only real way to determine an Alzheimer’s diagnosis is through an autopsy, so the medical community has grouped almost any kind of dementia case under the ‘Alzheimer’s umbrella’. Case in point, my mother was ‘diagnosed’ with Alzheimer’s and yet didn’t fit the typical symptoms but the doctors gave her all they typical drugs, in fact was on 7 at one time until we stepped in and got her off all medication and went towards a more natural and nutritionally supplemented diet and we had mom back, still with diminished capacity but functioning. Turns out, she had numerous ‘mini-strokes’ that were mostly overlooked and when she passed, it was due to a much larger stroke. They didn’t do an autopsy and we wouldn’t have wanted that but instead of giving the determination of death as a stroke, they put it under the Alzheimer’s category. What a sham.

    You may want to go to a Naturopath and get their input; that’s what we did but make sure if you do, bring a list of all medications so they know where they’re starting from. My Dad wanted to keep that information back, but we provided it in advance and found that some medications had been interacting with others with some of the side effects being disorientation, lethargy, etc.

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      Abigail True - June 24, 2016

      sorry to read about your moms passing. It was good you got her to a naturopath and treated it all with diet, supplements & probably detox. It’s so simple but so difficult. My prayer is that we all get enlightened in health & wellness for the future generations.

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    Dennis Kaas - April 17, 2016

    errrr no take for example genentech they working on prevention and investing hundreds of millions (350 million) for a long study that is allready years ongoing.. the problem with alzheimers is twofold first you get plaque (taurens) and then the twisting and dying of nerve cells , you can get the onstage allready in your 30-40thies but suffer no effects.

    this is only 1 firm there are numerous others if you can diliver the cure for alzheimer boy you will be rich beyond your wildest dreams that’s why there is actually a large sum of money invested but to name a few problems if you attack the plaque with high dosis of the drug currently around you get brain swelling that’s offcource a big no no … testing takes years and years to be sure it’s safe it’s one thing to test it on volunteers you can’t unleash every new drug on the public it will get you sued poor if side effects are causing serious problems with the users not knowing about the risks involved.

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    Trogan Fan - April 27, 2016

    you’re on crack. If there was a pill to cure/prevent alzheimers, it’d be on the market. Compared to the entire population, very few people get the disease, but EVERYONE would take the pill.

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      YahsPrincess - May 11, 2016

      Your picture says it all, I suggest you do some more research. … sober. ;)

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      ryan - June 4, 2016

      You’re on Crack and can’t spell Trojan if you think drug companies make money curing people. Get a clue

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      Tina Puls - December 5, 2016

      Alzheimer’s is up 265% in my county alone. Even children are being diagnosed with what they call “Early Alzheimer’s”. It’s heavy metals causing it. We are being bombarded with aluminum that the military is dumping in our skies. Our water, food and soil is now polluted with it. It’s in deodorants, medications and vaccines. It leaches from cans and cookware and aluminum foil.

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    ryan - June 4, 2016

    It comes down to money…. U think the medical community wants to cure anything? Gullible.Com

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David Bolton - April 14, 2016

This is not an accurate depiction of how the body processes ketones, nor does it describe what a person must do to enter ketoacidosis.

First, the body will not start using “alternative fuels” to glucose unless it is starved of carbohydrates (aka the Atkins Diet) to the point where there isn’t enough incoming carbohydrates to keep body processes going. It takes a significant amount of time to enter purposeful ketoacidosis (at least, I am assuming that he wasn’t in ketoacidosis before the ingestion of coconut oil). That means he was having to essentially follow a high fat-low carb diet—which is not mentioned. There is no special food that will make a person enter into this state, because our bodies and cells are designed to burn glucose as the primary source of fuel. Ketones are typically produced as a sign of disease or some sort of pathological condition such as diabetes.

Google Snopes and coconut oil. The study described above is inconclusive at best—and as a modern MD, the author should know how science and scientific findings work. That is not to say coconut oil may not have some sort of health benefit. But it is almost certainly not in the way that the author describes based on what we clearly know about the way the human body works—knowledge that has been well established with a significant number of experiments by hundreds, if not thousands of scientists.

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    Cory Ellerbroek - April 15, 2016

    Ketosis and keto acidosis aren’t the same, although they are often confused. Ketosis is when the body utilizes fat for fuel and creates ketones. Keto acidosis is a serious condition that only type 1 diabetics need to worry about.

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      David Bolton - June 19, 2016

      The reason the word “ketoacidosis” was used is because that’s the word SHE used in her study. I know exactly what ketoacidosis and ketosis are.

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    Caryn Spriggs - June 3, 2016

    Since you do not know the difference between ketosis and ketoacidosis it makes the rest of your post, and the opinions expressed therein, not worth reading. Your comments are not factual in any way and you do not understand ketosis at all.

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    Lynn - June 3, 2016

    Snopes is not a trustworthy source.

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      ryan - June 4, 2016

      Of course it’s not. It should be called, gullible.Com

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    ryan - June 4, 2016

    Snopes? Are you f kidding me? Yeah Snopes is the new site to end all discussion of the truth. STFU

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      David Bolton - June 19, 2016

      Yeah, snopes. They make their reputation by busting stupid lies like the one above. I guess you don’t like Consumer Reports either.

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    Samson Bandy - December 12, 2016

    David did you see the YouTube video of the interview of the doctor who’s husband went thru that ordeal? If in deed your a doctor you should learn more before you give so called professional “advice” Your oath is to do NO HARM I was able to bring my mom back from the brink with organic coconut oil and ginko tea Also I have seen first hand what coconut oil does for people first hand in many other cases Snopes is a site to avoid for the thinking person

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Vincent Biggar - April 20, 2016

Stop colesterol meds. Problem solved

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jim de nooij - April 20, 2016

it might have some advantages but its loaded with cholesterol, don’t use it if your cholesterol level is already to high…….

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    Doug Allitt - April 20, 2016

    You have been lied to. Cholesterol is good for you.

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      jim de nooij - April 29, 2016

      i dont take chances with my life at stake, i had angioplasty in 2012 i used coco oil and needed another angioplasty in 2016

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        SoulSurvivor - April 29, 2016

        sounds like you’re one of the Dying Breed.. Meh…

        want to get on with it is it doesn’t really matter

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        Abigail True - June 2, 2016

        did you clean up your diet as well? like no sugar sweets? bc it won’t work if you’re still eating sugar and processed food.

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          jim de nooij - June 2, 2016

          no i did not, but after my second warning i’m much more careful with what i eat, thank you

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    Pierre - April 22, 2016

    there is zero cholesterol in coconut.

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      Phil CL - June 5, 2016

      Only good fats in Coconut oil and lots of stuff it can be used for. Got rid of my flaky scalp by using coconut shampoo.

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Karen Johnston - April 26, 2016

The Coconut Oil Miracle is a book written decades ago about studies done on Polynesian people. Back in the 40’s or 50’s they found that of humans, Polynesians had the lowest incident of heart related illness and or death on the planet. Then with the advent of “americanization” (they went from using coconut oil to using bovine butter and crisco almost overnight and almost exclusively). In the 1950’s, those incidents skyrocketed and they quickly became a group of people with the highest rates per capita of incidents of heart related illnesses and cardiovascular related deaths on earth.

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Trogan Fan - April 27, 2016

Did you know that coconut oil not only makes your penis larger, but it also helps women who weigh between 110 and 119 lbs FLY! Seriously, great stuff.

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rom661 - June 4, 2016

This is possibly helpful but completely unproven. I’m following Mr. Wolfe’s page on FB but if this is representative of what he promotes, I’ll probably stop. Shades of Dr. Oz….

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Megan P - July 20, 2016

I’m in love with the coco…

nut oil

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Eddie Reagan - August 30, 2016

I;ve read where they say Coconut milk crosses the blood-brain barrier, so this would make sense :)

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Anuj Sharma - August 31, 2016

If the results are accurate,thanks a lot David!!!

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Bali Wellness Retreat & Travel - October 12, 2016

An additional treatment..maybe…could be chelating the heavy metals out of your brain via Niacin, rebound, exercise and sweating, followed up by taking activated charcoal.

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greg - December 4, 2016

I’m 56 and just diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s, and both very frustrated and worried, more about my wife becoming my caretaker at under 60

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    Tina Puls - December 5, 2016

    Get a heavy metals test done. One that detects aluminum & barium. When the results show that you have this in your system look up detoxing heavy metals.

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