The Coconut Oil Miracle (Previously published as The Healing Miracle of Coconut Oil)
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Use nature's elixir to lose weight, prevent heart disease, cancer, and diabetes, and beautify skin and hair.
Can saturated fat be good for you?
Natural coconut oil-not the hydrogenated version often found in processed foods-is a saturated fat, but not the kind your doctor has warned you about. Studies have shown that this uniquely curative oil actually has innumerable health benefits ranging from disease prevention to anti-aging. Now, in his revised edition of the first book to describe the therapeutic properties of coconut oil, Bruce Fife offers a nutrition plan with dozens of tasty recipes that will allow anyone to experience the healing miracles of what he deems the "perfect food."
When taken as a supplement, used in cooking, or applied to directly to the skin, coconut oil has been found to:
- Promote weight loss - Help protect against heart disease, cancer, diabetes, arthritis, and many other degenerative diseases - Strengthen the immune system - Improve digestion - Prevent premature aging of the skin
Great read. Coconut oil and it's associated medium chain fatty acids are not your ordinary saturated fats. Far from contributing to sneaky, degenerative conditions, they may prevent and even reverse all sorts of things from infections to viruses. And allergies. And skin conditions. And all sorts of things. And there is some suggestion that it is particularly beneficial for female hormones as well as subclinical hypothyroid (are you cold, gaining weight, thinning and brittle hair and nails, tired, but your T3 and T4 levels always come back in the normal range?).
In addition, learn how soybean oil and polyunsaturated fats may be quite detrimental to your health. And how modern French fries fried in soybean oil may be worse for you than the way French fries used to be fried (the potatoes absorb twice as much of the soybean oil than if the potatoes had been fried in saturated fat).
The book is quite informative, the writing style very easy, and you'll learn some interesting information from it. However, I had two problems with the book. The first was that the author stepped over the line from informational to...well...zealotry a handful of times. That tends not to appeal to me. The other was that I would have liked to see more specific information regarding biochemical mechanism, rather than the broad suggestion that coconut oil may help with ______. But these are minor quibbles and I still gave the book five stars....more info
Very informative book Yes, there are those out there trying to get their piece of the nutrition pie and sell you some useless subpar products, but this book is not about that. It is informative on the benefits of coconut oil. By using this information, I have had good results with my "imagined ailments" (which have been caused by my lack of understanding of nutrition in the past). People have been so miss guided by western societies way of thinking. Look at our health crisis!!!! There are countless over weight and unhealthy people out there, who are eating what the FDA has approved to be good. On the other end of it, its creating a major demand for health care and guess who is striking it rich? Yep... the big pharmaceutical companies and the makers of these unhealthy foods, oh yeah and not to mention the FDA is getting a kick back too. So the point is, get informed!...more info
Better Organization of Info would have Really Helped This is a good book with lots of info on coconut oil and how to use it for health and beauty... I would have preferred it to be organized in ailments though.
For instance, title of th ailment: THINNING HAIR and then recipes or prescription on how to use coconut oil to fix that. (this book does have that for Cancer and Diabetes, etc. but I would have liked a quick list with quick info on each as well).
Very helpful though, wonderful recipes! look tasty!
The ultimate book If you are looking for a good health book, your search should end here. If offers useful information for most of the health problems that America is facing today. To put it short, coconut oil is truly a miracle....more info
Very informative and easy read! This is a great book. It gets scientific enough so that you understand and believe the miracle that is coconut oil, but not so scientific as to frustrate or bore the reader. I read this book in one sitting and although i had cooked with coconut oil before, on advice from a nutritionist, i had never known about the applications for skin and hair. My skin has never been so happy! It's infuriating how we've been lied to by the criminal agribusinesses in this country. While reading this book, I kept thinking to myself why doesnt everyone know this?!?! Hopefully word can spread about this book and the miracle of the coconut!
Must read this book! This is an amazing book. I read it at the beginning of December 2007. I already knew that coconut oil was good for you, but could never find a good reference addressing the scientific reasons why. This book explains them. It also reinforced for me that fact that our food supply is governed by money, hype, and misunderstandings, which hinder our health and general well-being.
This book is very to read; I read the book in just three days. Some of the other posts mention that the author repeats things several times and is redundant, but I thought this was good because it helped reinforce the points and commit them to memory.
I did not know that coconut oil helps fight viral and fungal infections; when I received the book, my skin had recently healed from ringworm, and I was suffering from a mild yeast infection. I purchased capryl acid, one of the beneficial elements of coconut oil, and within days the infection was gone.
Coconut oil is AMAZING for dry skin, just as mentioned in the book. I developed a skin irritation due to dry skin, and my doctor prescribed mometasone. I applied for several days, with no relief from itching and the rash got slightly worse. I decided to use coconut oil and within 4 days it had already disipated and the itching was completely gone. I only applied coconut oil before going to bed, and even still it helped. I also started using it for my chapped hands (I live in cold MN!) and within two days they were no longer chapped. Works well as a lip balm as well.
Capril acid is great for viral infections. One day over the holidays I woke up with a sore throat and the familiar "I am getting a cold" feeling. I had been taking capril acid for the yeast infection I mention above, and my illness did not develop into a cold. In fact, by the end of the day my sore throat was gone. I am convinced the capril acid warded it off.
I could go on and on about how great this book is in just one short month it has helped me tremendously.
Fantastic Book! Unbelievable! The lies we've been told for 20 years about saturated fats, how unhealthy it was for us, and how vegetable and soybean oils were the best option for overall health. After reading this book, I know why Americans, especially our kids, are so overweight! This book will open your eyes to what we've been missing out on all these years. Buy one for yourself and one for someone you care about....more info
Outstanding Book This is an outstanding book and a must read for everyone who is concerned about the food they take. The book gives 185 research references and makes a convincing case for coconut products.
It also explains how oils like canola etc have been "promoted" as healthy oils.
overrated This product is entirely overrated.It is not as many claim a miracle cure.Their is so much hype in the nurtrition field.Eat a balanced overall diet,avoid to much sugar and fats. That's it...more info
Nuts about coconuts If you've always suspected that coconuts are good for you because so many people have been eating them for so long with only positive health outcomes then you're right!!!
What you probably don't know is exactly why they're good for you.
You probably don't suspect exactly how many things coconuts are good for either.
This book is easy to read, explains things in fairly simple language and repeats things regularly so you will remember.
It's full of information about things like: losing weight, keloid scarring, diabetes, the immune system (anti-bacterial, anti-viral), beauty, cancer & heart disease! That's the short list. Most came as a total surprise.
It helped pull together a lot of information on fats in a relatively coherent fashion.
Dr Mary Enig's book on oils (including coconut) however is the definitive work in fats. She is quoted a lot in this book (and by other authors writing about oils). However Mary's book is a bit harder to read. The devil is in the detail... and Mary has a lot of useful detail.
An in depth list of trace minerals in the coconut would have been nice. They only have what appears to be an abbreviated list. It's also unclear which vitamins if any exist in coconut.
A comparison of the differences between cold pressed and heat extracted coconut would have been nice... there's very little detail about this in any book about fats... so we assume we lose some "stuff" but exactly what and how much?
Great book The book arrived quickly and is filled with great information on the benefits of coconut oil. I've been using coconut oil since the book arrived. Can't say it's noticeably affected how I feel, but after the next time I visit the doctor I'm hoping my cholesterol has gone down....more info
The Healing Miracles of Coconut Oil I have suffered with digestive problems my entire life. After reading this book and incorporating coconut oil and coconut milk into my diet, I am finally recovering! It truly does seem to be "too good to be true", but in fact, coconut oil, is a miraculous food for this generation. It is very easy to switch from vegetable oils to coconut oil in all recipes. My family loves the change, and we are now enjoying wonderful smoothies and creamed soups that were "forbidden" because of the high fat content. But, switch to healthy fats and see what happens! A side benefit I am seeing is weight reduction without even trying! This book is a MUST for those who desire to regain their health and protect the health of their children....more info
Coconut Oil Miracle This is a great book! It is very interesting. He goes into great detail. Well written....more info
The Healing Miracles of Coconut Oil After reading this book I threw out my current oils and changed the way I cooked and looked at food. I bought this book for my mother and I have an extra copy for other people to read. As a member of the health care profession people come to me all the time for information.
I was totally surprised by what has happened to all of us and what is being sold to us as "HEALTHY". Even our doctors don't know the truth. My doctor is getting a copy of this book to read.
I now use this oil on my skin on a regular basis and being in my mid forties the feeling of my skin is like that of my twenties.
I plan on being around for many years and this information will help me be much healthier.
I am very glad to be given this information. Thank you Bruce Fife! I am ordering his other books for my library....more info
A Miracle for Me This book is such an easy read and I found the recipes and tips for Coconut Oil to be so helpful. I began using Coconut Oil after reading this book and I found it worked on so many things. My hair is so much softer and my skin is too. It has helped me in fighting a Candida overgrowth that I have. And it revs my metabolism like crazy. I've been wanting to find a natural way of doing this instead of some sort of diet pill. Overall, this is an amazing find....more info
Excellent book This book contains a lot of information that is mostly unknown to the public, due largely to the politics involving powerful agribusiness interests in this country. (I'd really like to give it only 4-1/2 stars, however, due to the poor editing.) Learn about what is probably one of the healthiest oils you can consume, and yet has become difficult to find in grocery stores. And it's sad to learn that we've been pushing less-healthful oils (corn, soy, etc.) on developing countries as a replacement for their coconut oil, with the result that the people there are suffering more degenerative disease. The author has also written a book called Eat Fat Look Thin, which details a low-carbohydrate coconut diet to help with weight loss....more info
Good-bye Athletes foot!!! By using only one tip in this book, my husband was able to get rid of an athletes foot problem he had suffered with for months. He had tried EVERY over-the-counter preparation. Finally went to the doctor. He was given a prescription for a 30 day supply of pills. The cost was over $200! Counseling with the pharmacist and discovering that PERMANENT health damage could result made us decide to NOT use the pills.
We did find the cure for the athletes foot in this book--the cost was $3.99 (swansonvitamins.com) without any side effects. Caprylic acid! One 600 mg soft gel daily until the bottle was finished. Coconut oil contains caprylic acid. We also started using virgin coconut oil and canned coconut milk--be sure to buy the brand with the HIGHEST fat content. Ten ounces of the canned coconut milk daily is enough to provide a healing dose of coconut oil. It can be used in smoothies, pudding, on oatmeal, in cooking, in soups and stews. I also add some to my tea or coffee. Simply refrigerate the canned coconut milk after opening. It will solidify in the refrigerator (melting temp. 76 degrees). Spoon onto oatmeal or into hot beverages.
I also need to share that the reason I found this info on coconut oil is because I began having thyroid problems and was doing some websearching for info. SOY was causing me to grow a goiter and causing other thyroid problems. The problems reversed after eliminating soy from my diet--no small task as it is in EVERYTHING. (Note: lecithin is soy). Try doing a web search by entering: soy danger. Shocking!
This book is well written and easy to understand. I am buying additonal copies to share with others.
I also recommend the book Alpha Lipoic Acid by Alan Sosin....more info
The real miracle is finding this book! I did not expect Proctitis. After all, I lift weights, run, have a good outlook on life, and I'M TWENTY!
My Doctor was useless.
An angel recommended this book.
Fifty pages later I understood why we are suffering with so many health problems.
Two days later my disease is gone....more info
THE REAL TRUTH ABOUT COCONUT OIL This will completely change any pre-conceived ideas you may have about coconut oil. Lots of wonderful and informative information that you should have already known, a real education. My wife and I have found lots of useful ways to use the oil. One of the best ways is use instead of butter on a toasted bagel or English muffin and then cover with peanut butter, low cal is fine. And, you may also use the oil in replacing vegetable oil for cooking. But, don't let me give up all of the secrets from the book. Extremely informative and useful. Well worth the purchase.
The Coconut Oil Miracle (Previously published as The Healing Miracle of Coconut Oil)...more info
carnivore or vegan, you should have this book... The great Granddad of the " some fats are good for you" movement, Bruce Fife, has updated his previously released book on coconut oils. In brief he explains why some fats, and especially coconut oil, are good for you, and a great deal about the chemistry, history, and medical aspects of coconut fats and solids. There is also a recipe section which is useful, although this should never be confused with a cookbook.
The history section is concise and to the point without a lot of ranting. "Tropical oils" and "saturated fats" came under concerted attack by the makers of vegetable oils, who naturally wanted their product used more often. So everyone switched to these "healthier" oils for salads and cooking, from "tropical oils" (including coconut) to soy, canola, and other processed oils, and from butter to Margarine. he debunks the health scares of the time, and explains about how corporate profits led to the shunning of many perfectly healthy fats and oils.
This book has the hard science and detailed discussion of fats: long and short chain, hydrogenated and saturated and so on. Most of the detailed chemical and science discussions are in one very large chapter, so if this sort of stuff makes your eyes glaze over you can just skip the chapter. For the geeky food people among us, its very thorough.
there are also many testimonials and discussions of people who have achieved health (or better health) using coconut oil. There are also suggestions for using coconut oils that sound rather odd, but actually do work. I tried mixing a tablespoon of olive oil in my tea (yes, my tea) and he was right, it didn't taste "greasy" although having faintly coconut flavored tea was a bit odd........more info
Coconut Convert I admit it. I bought into all the big business hype about how bad coconut oil was for me.
After reading this book and altering my diet, I see how wrong I was to believe the misinformation I was being fed. The saturated fat in coconut oil is actually good for you and helps keep you healthy in so many ways. An interesting and amazing book backed up by history and fact. I just wish it had not been repetitive at times and at other times a bit hard to my layman's sensibilities to understand, but those are small quibbles. I enjoyed reading it and got through it fairly quickly. You'll want to keep a copy for yourself and get one for someone you love, it's that convincing!
I've been using coconut oil and avoiding other vegetable and hydrogenated oils since reading it and I feel better and have more energy. Read it for yourself and become a convert....more info
great info--eye opening I very much enjoyed reading this book. Much information is given on the health benefits (yes BENEFITS) of saturated fats, the "smear" campaign of the vegetable oil industry, and practical application of coconut oil for many health problems. Coconut oil DEFINITELY helps me to eat less and have more energy. It took a couple of days for it to kick in, but now when I eat a meal with 1 T of coconut oil, I don't have to eat for HOURS, where previously, I felt compelled to eat every 2 hours--and thus, overeating. The coconut oil is keeping me healthy; it eliminated a sinus infection much quicker than antibiotics, without the side effects. Please look into this book--it can seriously improve your health....more info
MEDIUM CHAIN FATTY ACID - COCONUT OIL VERY INTERESTING. TESTING IT OUT PERSONNALY AND SO FAR COCONUT OIL SEEMS TO LIVE UP TO ITS REPUTUATOIN - IN THIS BOOK! TRIED TO GIVE IT A 5 STAR REVIEW BUT SOFTWARE DID NOT ALLOW IT....more info
Good that they have a mention of my friend Tom Valentine in here... True Health and Carotec get good plugs in
here for distributing this product. And they
should, it's very natural and good!...more info
It is often the lone voices that are the right ones to listen to... I was angered by this book. That is, at the soybean and vegetable oil industry, pharmaceutical companies and the medical establishment. I've never been big into conspiracy theories, but after reading this I was shocked. I went out and bought 2 tubs of coconut oil and I've been telling everyone I can about it and this book. I know and am close to people with heart disease, diabetes, lupus, IBS, and cancer. Even if you are not sick, coconut oil is beneficial in preventing disease and promoting overall wellness. I have started reading ingredient labels at the grocery store and it's amazing how prevalent vegetable and soybean oil is in the foods people eat. It doesn't make sense to me why the big businesses say that something Nature put on this earth for us to use would be so bad for us, while the over-processed, refined and rancid veg and soy oils are so much better. Oh, wait, I know the reason: money. ...more info
A must read This book was the one that opened my eyes to how people have been manipulated and deceived by the agri-industry. Sugar has been such a huge part of my life. My stepfather was an executive pastry chef from Europe. Now, at nearly 50, I am realizing how my life and health have been largely a result of nutritional falsehoods. Read this book and take a stand on your own health. Coconut oil, almond oil, walnut oil, real butter, they are not culprits, but blessings. Go organic, stay away from hydrogenated oils, even partially hydrogenated oils. Thank you Bruce Fife...more info
Great Book! This book is a must for you, if you are interested in what you eat.
After reading it you understand very well why coconut oil is good
for you. The book is well written and it has answered all my
questions. I highly recommend!...more info
very informative I LOVE this book..very informative, full of suprising information! I bought extra copies for loaners to friends and family!...more info
Truly a miracle If you are having trouble losing weight or if you have had your gallbladder removed, or know someone who has, then you must read this book or buy it for them for a gift.
I had my gallbladder out at a young age and I've always had trouble since then with oils. Now I know why since this book goes into great depth in explaining how oils are utilized by the human body.
I have suffered from chronic candida infestations for years, thanks to this book, I'm now getting the yeast outbreaks under control and finally have hope of eliminating them for good. I saw immediate relief of my pollen related allergies after the first day of using coconut milk on my morning cereal. I highly recommend this book....more info
Interesting read I am not sure of all the claims in the book but I applied coconut oil liberally on my toddler's scalp and it cleared up the remainder of her cradle cap. She also had some dry patches of skin that coconut oil cleared up. I'd used baby oil, and medicated shampoos to no avail. Coconut oil worked when nothing else did....more info