Coconut Oil: Nature’s Only Naturally Ketogenic Superfood
As research continues, the number of health benefits associated with coconut oil continues to grow. New research shows coconut oil can prevent and reverse a wide range of chronic and degenerative diseases and even slow aging.
When I was in the process of writing my first book on coconut oil back in the late 1990s, I read every published research study I could find on the topic. I read through hundreds of medical and nutritional studies learning about the amazing health benefits associated with coconut oil and its medium chain triglycerides (MCTs).
In 2000, The Coconut Oil Miracle was published. In the book, I listed all the health properties and benefits mentioned in the medical literature and made sure to cite references. I also listed a few of the traditional benefits that have survived the test of time, again with citations to reliable sources. read more
In ages past, infections, starvation, and trauma were the major causes of ill health and death. Today it is chronic, degenerative disease, many of which were rare or unheard of among our ancestors. The first heart attack death was reported in the 1870s and remained a very rare occurrence until the 1920s. By 1950 it had become the most common cause of death and remains our number one killer today. Obesity in the US has tripled over the past 50 years, diabetes has increased by 700 percent. Alzheimer’s disease wasn’t even recognized until 1906. The incidence of cancer, arthritis, glaucoma, asthma, and other chronic diseases have skyrocketed over the past 100 years. These diseases were rare among our primitive ancestors and are still generally unseen among modern primitive societies. These once uncommon chronic diseases are often referred to as diseases of modern civilization. read more