Friday, December 12th, 2008 | Author:

“I believe the real key to coconut oil and weight loss is the fact that it reduces your appetite while you’re eating the meal and afterwards”.

Studies have shown that when these fats are added, people are satisfied sooner and eat less, and at the next meal they don’t make up for it by eating more.”
Its simple but effective mechanism and it works.

So why does it work?
Coconut oil is a medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) while most other fats available, such as animal fats and vegetable oils, are long-chain triglycerides (LCTs).
The length of the molecule determines how the fat is metabolized in the body. MCTs are rapidly broken down, and the body burns them much like carbohydrates for energy. LCTs, however on the other side, are deposited in fat cells (don’t want that).

With MCTs, you’re eating fat calories, but you’re eating fewer effective calories because metabolism rises, and you end up burning the calories, not storing them as fat. You can eat much more coconut oil than other fats before your body will convert it into fat.

Oils present in coconut oil stimulate metabolism. “It promotes thermogenesis [burning of calories to produce heat], and some people with low thyroid function tell me they feel warm and their body temperature rises one or two degrees after eating coconut oil.” People with low thyroid function have a low metabolism and can have a decreased ability to lose weight.

Make sure you use Organic Virgin Coconut oil from a reputed brand. The results might be negative i.e. you might gain weight If you consume cheaper non organic oils. We recommend high quality oils such as Coconut-Oil-Uk.com or Tropical Traditions.

Thursday, December 04th, 2008 | Author:

Diagnosed with genital herpes?  Have been trying to treat using salt water baths and taking high dose vitamin E with no result?

Try Coconut Oil

You should get cold-pressed, extra virgin coconut oil (tropical traditions, Coconut Oil UK  are some brands).  Search Google for Coconut Oil and candida  to learn more.

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008 | Author:

Here are some  testimonial

Jenna from London: “I have been taking Organic Virgin Coconut Oil for only 3 days now, and let me say my apetite has decreased already. I was one of those people that would eat just because i was bored or because i was stressed out. Not anymore, even if i wanted to eat, i cant, because the oil creates a full feeling. True it is hard to swallow at times, but i grit my teeth and bare it. Sometimes i’ll mix it in just a little bit of Organic Apple Juice to mask the taste a little bit. I cant wait to see other things improving.”

Suzie from , Ireland: “I’ve found that it all depends on the brand you buy. I bought Jarrow at first, and gagged every time I ate it. Bought Coconut-Oil-UK.Com brand the next time, and it is SO much better! I could literally drink it, it is so good!”

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008 | Author:

The evening before the first screening, Dr. Newport stayed up late researching both drugs. During that research she discovered a third that had shown unbelievable results — actual memory improvement.

“Most drugs talk about slowing the progression of the disease … but you never hear the word ‘improvement.’ Right then I knew I had to find out more,” she said.

She began vigorously researching online and uncovered the new medication’s patent application. She found an in-depth discussion of its primary ingredient, an oil composed of medium chain triglycerides known as MCT oil.

In Alzheimer’s disease, certain brain cells may have difficulty metabolizing glucose, the brain’s principal source of energy. Without fuel, these precious neurons may begin to die. But researchers have identified an alternative energy source for brain cells — fats known as ketone bodies, explained Dr. Theodore VanItallie, a medical doctor and professor emeritus at the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University in New York City. He has been researching ketones for more than 35 years.

“Ketones are a high-energy fuel that nourish the brain,” VanItallie said, explaining that when you are starving, the body produces ketones naturally. When digested, the liver converts MCT oil into ketones. In the first few weeks of life, ketones provide about 25 percent of the energy newborn babies need to survive.

As Dr. Newport continued to read about MCT oil and the new medication, she discovered something surprising: Non-hydrogenated coconut oil is more than 60 percent MCT oil, and this medication derived its MCT oil from this readily available tropical tree.

Newport was not accepted for the first clinical trial. He was unable to remember the season, month or day of the week, and he scored a 14 out of 30 on the mini-mental state examination, a test used to screen for dementia and assess the level of impairment. He tested too low and, according to the results, had “severe” Alzheimer’s.

One important test for Alzheimer’s progression is to draw the face of a clock from memory. That afternoon, Newport could barely remember how the clock looked, said Dr. Newport.

“We were devastated,” she said.

She tried to reassure herself and her husband by looking forward to the next day’s second screening, but she was beginning to feel hopeless.

“And then it hit me,” she said. “Why don’t we just try coconut oil as a dietary supplement? What have we got to lose? If the MCT oil in it worked for them, why couldn’t it work for us?”

Trying out coconut oil and testing result

On the drive home, she stopped at a health food store and bought a jar of nonhydrogenated, extra-virgin coconut oil. The experimental medication’s patent application was complete with dosage information, and she did some quick math, converting the measurements.

The next morning she stirred two tablespoons of coconut oil into her husband’s oatmeal, and she tried it in hers, too.

On the way down to the second screening in Tampa, Dr. Newport quizzed her husband, asking him the day, month and year.

“I prayed harder than I’d ever prayed in my life,” she said.

Her prayers were answered. Steve scored an 18 on the exam, the highest he’d scored for more than a year and four points higher than the previous day.

“It was like the oil kicked in and he could think clearly again,” Dr. Newport said. “We were ecstatic.”

Newport was accepted into the trial but more importantly, the coconut oil he’d ingested seemed to “lift the fog.” He began taking coconut oil every day, and by the fifth day, there was a tremendous improvement.

“He would face the day bubbly, more like his old self,” his wife said.

More than five months later, his tremors have subsided, the visual disturbances that prevented him from reading have disappeared, and he has become more social and interested in those around him.

Nothing can repair the brain damage he has sustained as a consequence of Alzheimer’s disease, and there is no cure. But it appears the oil is helping, Dr. Newport said.

Studying effect of diet on other diseases

The Newports are not the only ones who have found positive results with ketones. In 2005, Dr. VanItallie studied the ketogenic diet’s effect on Parkinson’s disease. In his study, five patients stuck to the diet for one month, and all of the participants’ tremors, stiffness and ability to walk improved, on average, by as much as 43 percent.

“Our study was very successful for our patients,” Dr. VanItallie said, explaining that the one drawback is that the ketogenic diet mimics starvation. It is low carb, low protein and nearly 90 percent fat, he explained. “People can’t really stay on this diet for long, it’s too restrictive.”

His study was preliminary, but he said he hopes it will “pave the way for future research.”

Parkinson’s is similar to Alzheimer’s in that it is neuro-degenerative, and glucose metabolism may be affected, Dr. VanItallie said.

“We know that if we give patients ketones, we can bypass this glucose block,” he said. However, researchers don’t know if the effect is short term or long term. He is pushing for larger and more disciplined studies.

Since starting the coconut oil regimen with her husband, Dr. Newport has become somewhat of an expert on the subject. Though not a neurologist, her background as a medical doctor and her biochemistry classes in medical school have helped her understand the way MCT oil is converted into ketones, and how beneficial this dietary supplement can be for those unable to process glucose.

Additionally, ketones may be beneficial to those with Huntington’s disease, multiple sclerosis, Lou Gehrig’s disease, and Type I and II diabetes.

“I think (Dr. Newport) is quite courageous. Most people give up when they are facing severe Alzheimer’s, but she feels she’s got significant improvement,” said Dr. Richard Veech, chief of the lab of metabolic control at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md.

Dr. Veech has been working with ketones for more than 40 years and has become a valuable resource to the Newport family. Currently, he is working for the military, looking into ketones as a way to improve the performance of troops in severe conditions.

He has written several articles about the subject and is convinced that ketones can provide more cellular energy than glucose and that they may be the key to aiding those with neuro-degenerative diseases.

He has helped guide Dr. Newport in her personal study and answers many of her questions. Though her experience with ketones is not the peer-reviewed, double-blind clinical work researchers like to see, Dr. Veech said her results are promising.

“(Dr. Newport) is getting the best she can with what she has,” he said.

Dr. Veech stresses the importance of consulting a physician before trying coconut oil at home. He said ingesting too much of one type of fat can be dangerous and can also cause diarrhea and vomiting.

Dr. Newport realizes more research is needed, but she is pleased with what she’s seen so far.

“I’ve got living proof that this will help people,” she said. “I want to just tell everybody about this. It may help them improve, too.

“All I’m asking is to investigate this further. After living through Alzheimer’s, anything that can stabilize or help improve (your loved one) will be worth every drop.”

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Wednesday, November 12th, 2008 | Author:

The evening before the first screening, Dr. Newport stayed up late researching both drugs. During that research she discovered a third that had shown unbelievable results — actual memory improvement.

“Most drugs talk about slowing the progression of the disease … but you never hear the word ‘improvement.’ Right then I knew I had to find out more,” she said.

She began vigorously researching online and uncovered the new medication’s patent application. She found an in-depth discussion of its primary ingredient, an oil composed of medium chain triglycerides known as MCT oil.

In Alzheimer’s disease, certain brain cells may have difficulty metabolizing glucose, the brain’s principal source of energy. Without fuel, these precious neurons may begin to die. But researchers have identified an alternative energy source for brain cells — fats known as ketone bodies, explained Dr. Theodore VanItallie, a medical doctor and professor emeritus at the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University in New York City. He has been researching ketones for more than 35 years.

“Ketones are a high-energy fuel that nourish the brain,” VanItallie said, explaining that when you are starving, the body produces ketones naturally. When digested, the liver converts MCT oil into ketones. In the first few weeks of life, ketones provide about 25 percent of the energy newborn babies need to survive.

As Dr. Newport continued to read about MCT oil and the new medication, she discovered something surprising: Non-hydrogenated coconut oil is more than 60 percent MCT oil, and this medication derived its MCT oil from this readily available tropical tree.

Newport was not accepted for the first clinical trial. He was unable to remember the season, month or day of the week, and he scored a 14 out of 30 on the mini-mental state examination, a test used to screen for dementia and assess the level of impairment. He tested too low and, according to the results, had “severe” Alzheimer’s.

One important test for Alzheimer’s progression is to draw the face of a clock from memory. That afternoon, Newport could barely remember how the clock looked, said Dr. Newport.

“We were devastated,” she said.

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Monday, November 10th, 2008 | Author:

Doctor says an oil lessened Alzheimer’s effects on her husband
By Eve Hosley-Moore, Times Correspondent
In print: Wednesday, October 29, 2008

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After two weeks of taking coconut oil, Steve Newport’s results in an early onset Alzheimer’s test gradually improved says his wife, Dr. Mary Newport. Before treatment, Steve could barely remember how to draw a clock. Two weeks after adding coconut oil to his diet, his drawing improved. After 37 days, Steve’s drawing gained even more clarity. The oil seemed to “lift the fog,” his wife says.

The only thing that kept Dr. Mary Newport positive in the face of her husband’s early onset Alzheimer’s disease was that he didn’t seem aware of how much ground he was losing.

“He didn’t know the full ramifications of his decline — I hate to say it but that was the only blessing. I was watching my husband of 36 years simply fade away,” said Dr. Newport, 56, a neonatologist and medical director of the newborn intensive care unit at Spring Hill Regional Hospital.

An accountant, Steve Newport left his corporate job the day his first daughter was born, allowing his wife to finish her medical training. As time went on, he worked from home, keeping the books for her neonatology practice and taking care of their two daughters, now age 22 and 26.

About six years ago, Newport began struggling with daily tasks. He took longer to complete the business’ payroll and was making more mistakes.

“I didn’t know what was happening to me. I was confused,” Newport said of his prediagnosis days.

“There were big clues, and I knew that something was going on here,” Dr. Newport said.

They saw his primary care physician, who referred him to a specialist. The diagnosis of early onset Alzheimer’s was a devastating blow. According to the National Institutes of Health, as many as 4.5-million Americans have Alzheimer’s. Early onset Alzheimer’s strikes people age 30 to 60 and is rare, affecting only about 5 percent to 10 percent of those with Alzheimer’s.

While there is no way to confirm an Alzheimer’s diagnosis, Newport tested positive for the genetic marker that puts a person at higher risk for early onset Alzheimer’s.

He was put on several FDA-approved medicines to help slow the progression of the disease, but he continued to decline. In August of last year, Dr. Newport said, her husband underwent a “drastic change,” losing more than 10 pounds.

“He had completely lost interest in eating, and that was not a good sign,” she said. He also abandoned the kayaking and gardening he loved so much.

Dr. Newport searched the Internet for clinical drug trials that would accept her husband. In May, he was set to apply for studies in St. Petersburg and in Tampa.

A fuel that nourishes the brain from birth.

Tuesday, November 04th, 2008 | Author:

Coconut Oil Diet is for everyone young or old. Big or small.

The Coconut Diet picks up where traditional diets fail. Low-fat diets don’t work. Our body needs a proper balance of good fats, but in recent years traditional, healthy saturated fats have been substituted with harmful transfatty acids. We now know that these harmful transfatty acids that are found in most vegetable oils are not the healthy oils they were once thought to be, and they are considered as one of the major culprits in modern diseases and obesity.

The Coconut Diet replaces these highly refined harmful fats with one of the healthiest fats known to mankind: e.g. coconut oil.

Eat Coconut Oil regularly. You eat it directly or cook with it. In our recipes section you will find many delicious recipes which you can use.

Monday, November 03rd, 2008 | Author:

Mouth watering Pecan Drop Cookies. 

  1. 1 1/2 cups fresh shredded coconut
  2. 1 Tbsp vanilla
  3. 1/4 cup Virgin Coconut Oil
  4. 2 Tbsp butter
  5. 3/4 tsp stevia (white)
  6. 2 eggs
  7. 1/2 lb. cream cheese
  8. 1/4 cup almond butter (optional)
  9. 1/4 cup chopped nuts

Mix all ingredients together in a mixing bowl until thouroughly blended.
Drop in spoonfuls onto a buttered cookie sheet
Bake at 325 degrees for 20 minutes.

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Thursday, October 30th, 2008 | Author:

Yes you can really fight cold and flue with Coconut Oil.

To fight against cold and flu, you can rub hot virgin coconut oil on the head, chest and nose.

This will help you against runny nose and provide you relief from blocked nose.

You can also douse your head with coconut oil and try rubbing in with fingertips and leave overnight if possible.

You will feel much better in the morning.

 

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Tuesday, October 28th, 2008 | Author:

Coconut Oil is wonderful to use as a hair conditioner.

Beauticians who are familiar with coconut swear by it.

Coconut Oil softens the hair and conditions the scalp.

You can use coconut oil as a pre-wash conditioner, doing this can get rid of dandruff, it far better than a medicated shampoo.

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