Years ago, coconut oil got a bad rep for increasing serum cholesterol … except the kind it elevates is the GOOD kind of cholesterol (HDL).
The video below talks about the successful use of dietary coconut oil in treating Alzheimers. They also say that Alzheimers begins 10 or 20 years before symptoms start and it’s related to diabetes, so if you’re at all concerned about either, switching to coconut oil is apparently a preventive as well as a treatment. Just be sure to get NON-HYDROGENATED coconut oil.
Below, Dr. Axe says coconut oil is valuable not only for the health of the brain and heart, but also for the thyroid and immune system. It is antimicrobial, antioxidant, antifungal and antibacterial. It also promotes good digestion and weight loss.
There’s a good article about cooking with coconut oil here:
Sadly, the good kinds of coconut oil are pricey. Not that you can really put a price on health, but you have to have the money in the first place, right? This is a good article on what to look for when choosing a brand you can afford and like the smell and taste of.
How To Choose A Good Coconut Oil by KristenM