A Book Review: The Coconut Oil Miracle (5th Edition) by Bruce Fife, C.N., N.D.

I learned so much while reading The Coconut Oil Miracle. At first it was hard to believe that coconut oil, taken as a dietary supplement, used in cooking, or applied to the skin could promote weight loss, help prevent heart disease, cancer, diabetes, arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease, strengthen the immune system, improve digestion, and prevent premature aging of the skin.

The Coconut Oil Miracle (5th Edition) by Brice Fife, C.N., N.D.
The Coconut Oil Miracle (5th Edition)
by Brice Fife, C.N., N.D.

I mean, oil is oil right. Too much makes you fat right? Wrong.

Coconut Oil is a ‘medium chain fatty acid’ (MCFA). When digested coconut oil is not packaged into lipoproteins and does not circulate in the blood stream like other fats. This MCFA is sent directly to the liver and converted to energy. MCFA’s increase the bodies metabolic rate, reduces sugar cravings, and actually promotes weight loss!

If you’ve been following my blog the last few months, you know that Mike has been diagnosed as Type 2 diabetic. When I read that coconut oil doesn’t raise blood sugar and is safe for diabetics, it was almost a no brainer, that I would buy and read this book, no matter how outlandish the claims to good health from consuming coconut oil seemed.

For the last three months, coconut oil and olive oil are the only oils I use in my house. Coconut oil has a higher heat tolerance than olive oil, so I use it exclusively for frying and baking. I use the olive oil only for salad dressing. The book also includes 50 recipes using coconut oil. I’ve not tried the recipes in the book because Mike is on such a low carb, no sugar diet right now. Hopefully we will be able to try them at a later time.

We are enjoying the benefits of consuming coconut oil and experimenting using it as a body lotion. I refer to this book often.

I recommend that family and friends read this book. The Coconut Oil Miracle is becoming a well used tool, in our fight to reverse Mike’s diabetes.

 

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