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Study Finds No Link between Saturated Fat Intake and Heart Disease Risk

 

If you currently limit your intake of butter, full fat dairy produce and meat, and carefully check food labels for the amount of saturated fat they contain, you’re not alone. For decades we have been told by health experts to cut back our intake of saturated fats to reduce our risk of cardiovascular problems and instead choose foods rich in unsaturated fats such as vegetable oils, nuts, seeds, avocados and oily fish. However, new research, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, has cast some doubt on the benefit of limiting the amount of saturated fat in our diet.

 

Considering the evidence

The analysis, which looked at close to 80 quality studies, involving over half a million participants . . . Full story here

 


 

Oil Pulling: The Hot New Health and Beauty Craze

By Shereen Dindar | Shine – Tue, Mar 18, 2014 11:46 AM EDT

 

An age old health and beauty regimen has become the talk of the Internet. This week, the term "Oil Pulling" is trending on social media and on search engines (it's spiking by 1331% on Yahoo). If you've been wondering just what oil pulling is, here's a breakdown. 

The term may sound like a very complicated, but all it really involves is swishing oil around in your mouth once a day. The ancient Ayurvedic practice requires you to gargle a teaspoon to a tablespoon of natural, cold-pressed oil in your mouth for 20 minutes. Most people prefer to use coconut oil because of the taste. Once you are done, you spit out the oil and brush your teeth, reports Style Caster.

It is believed that the oil absorbs toxins and bacteria in the mouth, preventing them from being absorbed into the body. Full story here

 


 

 

Oil Pulling: What It Is And Why You HAVE To Try It

Wewomen.com | Health and Fitness

 

Want white teeth, gorgeous gums and one seriously healthy body? Swilling oil for 20 minutes a day could get you just that. Yes, it sounds awful and most of you won't have ever heard of it, but trust us, if the claims are true, oil pulling is one of the health world’s best kept secrets. So we got the low down to see whether it lives up to the hype.

                                    

Oil pulling is nothing new, but over the last few months it has gained some serious popularity and with all these alleged benefits, we can see why. From whitening your teeth to helping prevent kidney failure, oil pulling has some incredible health credentials. Full story here

 


 

The Benefits of Coconut Oil

By Charles Mattocks

I have been using many new oils to cook or take for health reasons, including flax seed oil, hemp oil, and coconut oil. I’ve have done a lot of research and have come to the conclusion that coconut oil not only tastes great, but the health benefits are amazing. I encourage you to take a look into some of the benefits and give it a try. Of course, one of the first things I looked into were the affects it would have with diabetes and I was very impressed. 

 

Diabetes

This is one fat that diabetics can eat without fear. Not only does it not contribute to diabetes, but it helps regulate blood sugar, thus lessening the effects of the disease. Island people have consumed large… Full story here

 


 

Dr. Oz: Lose 100 Pounds with Coconut Oil

February 4, 2013

 

It’s a week of Fat-Fighting Solutions at Dr. Oz. Three new discoveries make you burn fat faster without even moving: MCT, CLA and pyruvate. Capsicum extract with or without exercise within an hour, also burns fat. Fat-melting combos: orange and avocados, Vitamins D and C. Surprising reasons you’re at risk for a heart attack: psoriasis, insomnia and migraine. How do you take care of your heart? Take the My Life Check test… Full story here

 


 

Can coconut oil ease Alzheimer's? Families who've given it to loved ones swear by it

By Jerome Burne  |  PUBLISHED: 19:05 EST, 7 January 2013 | UPDATED: 10:20 EST, 14 January 2013

 

One morning last month, Vrajlal Parmar got up, washed and dressed himself, and at 10am boarded the council minibus to a nearby leisure centre. In the evening, the 67-year-old former production line worker from London took the bus home. Nothing remarkable there — except that nearly a year earlier Mr Parmar had been diagnosed as being in the late stages of Alzheimer’s. Full story here

 


 

How Coconut Oil Can Be Used As A Mouthwash

The Huffington Post  |  By Dana Oliver Posted: 01/02/2013 8:18 am EST  |  Updated: 01/03/2013 10:18 pm EST

 

It's a new year, and yes, I'm among the millions of women who are in need of a fresh start in order to live my best life. (Can't you tell I subscribe to O, The Oprah Magazine?) And because a healthier lifestyle is one of the goals I'm committing to in 2013 and beyond, I'm especially open to unconventional beauty treatments that rely on simpler ingredients.

 

In the video above, natural beauty expert Molly Beucher presents the surprisingly skeptic cast of "The Doctors" her coconut oil mouthwash method. With Ayurvedic origins dating back thousands of years, rinsing one's mouth with water and a tablespoon of coconut oil for 10 to 15 minutes . . .  Full story here

 

 


 

Why Coconut Oil Is Good For You

Author or Source: Lisa Tsakos

 

Supermodel Miranda Kerr recently credited coconut oil as one of her beauty secrets, sending sales of the healthy oil soaring in the UK. The Victoria’s Secret angel says that she uses it daily in her cooking and applies it topically to her skin and hair. Her statements have North American doctors in, well. . . Full story here

 


 

Why You Should Try Coconut Oil

Ultra Fit Fitness Magazine, October/November 2012

 

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Coconut Oil Cure for Alzheimer's

InsidersHealthTV , Feb 14, 2012

 

 

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5 Fatty Foods that Make You Skinny

By David Zinczenko with Matt Goulding, Jul 06, 2012

 

You are NOT what you eat.

If we were what we ate, then people who ate lots of hot dogs and pork chops would be solid walls of muscle. People who ate lots of pasta would be stringy and fat-free. People who ate lots of pecan pie would be Zooey Deschanel (sweet, but nutty and flaky).

 

And people who ate a lot of fat would be fat. What’s that, you say? That last sentence is true? People who eat fat are fat? Well, no, not necessarily. Science shows that eating fat won’t make you fat any more than eating money … read more

 


 

Coconut Oil For Skin, Hair, Body: 6 Things To Know About The Super Ingredient

The Huffington Post  |  By Simone Kitchens Posted: Updated: 10/11/2012 11:54 am EDT

 

Coconut oil commonly gets namedropped as the latest super-good-for-you miracle product. Admittedly, a year ago we'd barely heard of coconut oil. Maybe in our vegetable green curry or as an ingredient relegated to the shelves of the local health food store, but not something we were putting on our face. Not yet at least.

 

But when we started our beauty street style column about a year ago, we could barely go a week without one of the girls we photographed naming coconut oil as her go-to beauty product. Our glowing, shiny-haired subjects rattled off the different ways they used the super oil: as a nourishing face cream, repairing leave-in conditioner or beachy-scented body moisturizer. And that's just the tip of the iceberg:  Full story here


 

My miracle medicine

Chef Lance Seeto | Saturday, April 28, 2012

 

ACCORDING to the World Health Organisation (sic) estimates, nearly 300 million people around the world suffer from asthma, with nearly 10 per cent of the global population diagnosed with this lifelong respiratory disease. In the United States, around 70 per cent of asthmatics also have allergies to pollen and certain foods, especially dairy, with the annual economic cost of asthma reaching... read more

 


 

The feel-good oil

09 April 2012 | Last updated at 08:26PM | By Tan Bee Hong


A natural oil from a fruit with lots of health benefits, palm oil is one of the best gifts to us from Mother Nature, writes Tan Bee Hong.

 

PALM oil, produced from the fruit of the oil palm (Elaeis guineensis), contains a variety of fats, vitamins and nutrients, with no unhealthy trans-fatty acids that is mainly found in hydrogenated oils. Palm oil is free of artery-clogging… read more

 


 

Dr. Oz: Coconut Palm Sugar: Best New Sugar Alternative

 

 

 

Switching from regular sugar to coconut palm sugar could prevent the blood sugar crashes that make you hungry and then cause you to gain weight. See why coconut palm sugar could be the best sugar alternative. Full story here

 


 

How coconuts can help relieve poverty and improve agriculture.

Report from Baylor University.

 

Dr. Walter Bradley says he may never retire, now that he’s found a way to help people in poor countries while turning agricultural waste into useful materials. For two decades his work in materials science helped the defense and aerospace industries. Now, as Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, his team is exploring the uses of coconut fiber and pith milled from the coconut husk and the hard coconut shell – to ultimately help impoverished . . . Full story here

 


 

Daphne Oz's Healthy Herbal Popcorn

 

 

Good Morning America | Full story here

 


 

Future Cars Will be Made of Coconut Fibre

Kareleo Business Centre: Business Information, Finance Analysis and Investment Overviews

 

Coconut much poorer benefits. Not only water and coconut milk, fibers are also great benefits. From time to time car technology continues to evolve. But if the car in the future will be made ​​from coconut fibers. Likely to occur. From the U.S. auto companies, Ford and company Scotts Miracle-Gro are investigating … Full story here

 

 


 

 

Coconut Oil Touted as Alzheimer's Remedy

By Lorie Johnson, CBN News Medical Reporter, Thursday, January 05, 2012

 

TAMPA, Fla. - An estimated 5.4 million people in the U.S. have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and that number is expected to increase exponentially as baby boomer generation enters their golden years.

But for some people, coconut oil has proven to slow the progression of Alzheimer's and may have even prevented it. One of those people is… Full story here

 


 

Demand for coconut oil presents way out of poverty for many of Mozambique's rural poor

The Irish Times - Tuesday, April 5, 2011

 

Keeping factories in the bush, rather than by major roads, is key, writes BILL CORCORAN in Inhambane Province.

 

ONE OF the last things a person expects to find at the end of a track that twists through Mozambique’s mosquito-infested bush is a factory employing 20 people that makes high-quality organic products. But after an hour-long drive inland from the town of Maxixe in Inhambane Province, the walls of Coconut Oil Organics’ factory emerge from ...

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Defiant Dieter recipe: Missing your muffins?

November 16, 2011. 11:41 am • Section: Health, VANCOUVER SUN STAFF BLOGS

 

Many of the hundreds of emails that flooded my inbox after the Wheat Belly book review was published were from people seeking wheat substitutes for their daily delights.

The reason I eliminated wheat from my diet before I had even heard of Dr. William Davis’ toxic wheat theory was to reduce carbohydrates, as I suspected I had a carbohydrate intolerance. Most gluten-free flours are still high in carbohydrates (and may be perfectly fine for your weight loss and health but were not for me), so I turned to coconut flour.

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The Many Faces of Coconut: A 2011 Market Overview

Nora Simmons, Functional Ingredients, Sep. 14, 2011

 

As the functional ingredients category migrates ever more equatorially, it’s the flashy and exotic-sounding superfruits that get all the attention—açai, goji, mangosteen. But while industry was distracted by all the pretty colors, a hairy, brown fruit has taken center stage: coconut. Here's where it's turning up as a functional ingredient in the nutrition industry.

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Going nuts for COCONUTS

The many health benefits and healing properties found in coconuts for beautiful happy skin

Published: 11/12/2010 at 12:00 AM, Newspaper section: Muse

 

Helena Rubinstein, a renowned business lady in the cosmetics world, had a favourite saying: "Don't put anything on your face you would not put in your mouth". Sounds pretty doable, but is it? Well, you wouldn't gobble down a whole bottle of lotion now would you? Thankfully, her words were not meant to be taken so literally. What she's really saying is that the key ingredients of any product you decide to use should be something that is also kind to both the inside and outside of your body. Full story here

 


 

What Does Pop Star Madonna and Coconut Expert Bruce Fife Have in Common?

They both drink coconut water.

By Lynett A. Villariba, Philippine Daily Inquirer

 It had to take a visit by an American nutrition researcher, naturopathic physician and friend of the Philippines to crack our coconuts and see why we should be drinking coconut water instead of soft drinks. Over a glass of buko juice, Dr. Bruce Fife proceeds to tell us why. Since last year when entertainment personality Madonna … Full Story Here


 

Remote Island Paradise to Be Powered By Coconuts and Sunshine

by Mother Nature Network , Published on September 16th, 2011 Written by Bryan Nelson, MNN

In the Malay language, the coconut palm is called “pokok seribu guna,” meaning “the tree of a thousand uses.” Make that one thousand and one. In just over a year’s time, the entire chain of the Tokelau islands plans to get 100 percent of their energy from a heavenly mix of coconuts and sunshine, according to United Press International. It is perhaps incontestably appropriate that an island paradise should power itself with its . . . Full Story Here

 


 

 

 

Coconut Water: The Hottest Beverage on the Market

Loaded with electrolytes, the drink is a natural alternative to sports drinks.

 

 

Good Morning America  |  09/15/2011 |  Full Story Here

 


 

Coconuts + water = energy and success for Mark Rampolla

Thursday, September 15, 2011, By Brian O'Neill, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

So how does a guy from Baldwin find his fortune in coconut water? Shoot, how does anyone find a fortune in coconut water?

 

"It's a combination of timing, luck, stupidity and refusal to fail," says Mark Rampolla.

 

His Southern California company, Zico, claims retail sales of well over $100 million a year. Its little blue boxes started selling seven years. . . Full Story here

 


 

What Jesus and Coconuts Have in Common

Madonna Invests $1.5 Million in Vita Coco Coconut Water Drink

 Fit Sugar / February 3, 2010 3:47 am

 

A certain hot model isn't the only thing Madonna is loving from Brazil. The pop star also has a thing for coconut water and is putting her money where her mouth is. Madonna — along with celebs Demi Moore and Matthew McConaughey — is investing in Vita Coco, the best selling (and my favorite!) coconut water in the country. Madonna is reported to have drunk fresh coconut water every day during her Sticky & Sweet tour last year. In total, Madonna put $1.5 million toward the brand…Full Story Here

 


 

Boost health and detoxification with oil pulling

Rebecca Rovay-Hazelton, Bay Area Wellness Examiner, August 7, 2011

Both detoxification and disease starts in the mouth. Besides being the beginning of the digestive tract, the mouth the point of origin for many bacteria to enter the body. Using an ancient Ayurvedic method of cleansing harmful bacteria from the mouth, oil pulling, you can do wonders for your health. There are more bacteria in the human mouth than there are people on earth . . .

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  How To Make Coconut Milk

By TheCoconutMomma |  Apr 8, 2011

 

A short video on hoe to make your own coconut milk. Full Story Here

 


 

 Coconut Oil

By ninemsn staff  |  Air date: Monday, April 4, 2011

Coconut water has become a favorite supplement for active Aussies and now we are learning about the benefits of coconut oil as an easy and beneficial substitute for plant and seed oils. A Current Affair gets expert advice on what coconut oil could do to improve your health.  Full Story Here


 

New York Times Coconut Recipes

 

Popcorn with a Little Extra

Recipe Published: The New York Times, March 2, 2011

 

In my article about coconut oil on Wednesday, I mentioned in passing a recipe for popcorn cooked in coconut oil. In my view, I think it is a perfect way to make… Full Story Here

 

Chocolate Shell Ice-Cream Topping

Recipe Published: The New York Times, March 1, 2011

 

Melt the chocolate in a small metal bowl set over a pan of simmering water. Stir in the coconut oil and heat until dissolved, about 1 minute. Keep the liquid lukewarm until… Full Story Here

 

 Sautéed Shrimp with Coconut Oil, Ginger and Coriander

Recipe Published: The New York Times, March 1, 2011

 

Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Melt the coconut oil in the pan. Add the white scallion slices, ginger and… Full Story Here

 

Coconut Oil Pound Cake with Almonds and Lime Zest

Recipe Published: The New York Times, March 1, 2011

 

Heat the oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan. To make the topping, stir together the almonds, 2 tablespoons sugar and… Full Story Here

 

Coconut Oil Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Recipe Published: The New York Times, March 1, 2011

 

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Melt the coconut oil in a small saucepan over low heat. In a large bowl, toss… Full Story Here

 


 

Bruce is Overcoming Dementia with the Help of God and Coconut Oil

January 18, 2011

 

The same day Bruce wrote the letter he also made a video telling about his dementia, the coconut oil, and his subsequent recovery.  I have had to edit this down to get it on YouTube but it is well worth watching, a living miracle of Divine intervention. Full story here

 


 

Coconut Water: The Next Big Thing? Goodbye Gatorade, Hello Coconut Water

Published : Tuesday, 02 Feb 2010, 7:15 AM EST, (MyFOXTampaBay.com)

 

TAMPA - It comes from a coconut and it just might be the new sports drink of the decade. Zico is one brand of coconut water that’s already making a splash in the United Stateshttp://images.intellitxt.com/ast/adTypes/mag-glass_10x10.gif. Many celebrities and pro athletes swear by it.

“Instead of drinking the conventional sports drinks with the high fructose corn syrup and the coloring, they’re going for Zico – which is all natural with no preservatives,” said Zico Representative Mark Esteban. Full story here

 


 

Dr. Oz

Going Nuts About Coconut Oil!

By Audrey Kunin, M.D. | January 13, 2011

 

I love to cook. Yet much of my domestic culinary life has been shadowed by my obsession to remove unhealthy saturated fats from my family's diet. After all, isn't it a given that fat is bad for you? And haven't I struggled with my weight, my heart health and my love of a good French fry?...

[Note: This is a nice article because it brings about greater awareness of the benefits of coconut oil, however, it does contain a few factual errors.]  Full story here

 


 

Dr. OZ TV Show

Coconut Oil Super Powers

Monday January 24, 2011

 

Dr. Oz reveals 3 powerful health benefits of coconut oil.

Part 1  |  Part 2

 


 

Dr. OZ TV Show

The Alternative Health Controversy, Parts 1, 2, and 3

Monday January 17, 2011

 

Doctor Oz interviews Doctor Joe Mercola about alternative health, including aspects of coconut oil, especially part 2 and 3.

Full story here  | Part 1 Part 2  | Part 3

 


 

The Muppet Show - I've Got a Lovely Bunch of Coconuts

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Is Coconut Water Really Better Than Sports Drinks?

By Kiera Butler | Mon Aug. 2, 2010 2:30 AM PDT                                         

 

As a runner, I always considered sports drinks a necessary evil: While I never loved the taste, I held my nose and downed my Gatorade for the sake of proper hydration. But last year, a friend handed me a little box of coconut water, which, she told me, had just as many electrolytes as Gatorade. I took a sip, loved the mild taste, and found myself regularly shelling out as much as $3 for 11 oz. of the stuff. That is, until it disappeared from my local supermarket earlier this summer. Full Story Here

 


 

Lauric acid, found in coconut oil and breast milk, may be used in clinical trials as acne treatment

BY Rosemary Black |  DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER  |  Tuesday, April 20th 2010, 12:37 PM

 

Facing down acne might get a little easier if a new treatment that contains an ingredient found in breast milk hits the market.

The cream, made with lauric acid, a component of mother’s milk, could soon be in clinical trials, according to the Daily Telegraph. Full Story Here

 

 


 

India's Progress Leaves Traditional Jobs Behind

By Seth Doane, CBS News KERALA, India, April 22, 2010

 

KERALA - As The Next Generation Pursues College and White-Collar Jobs, Who Will Pick The Coconuts? – (CBS)  High up in the coconut palms of south India there's something that's getting harder and harder to find - not a rare species but an endangered specialty: plucking coconuts. Armed with just a sharp knife and a bamboo ladder, generations have shimmied up to harvest by hand the 15 billion coconuts India produces every year, reports CBS News correspondent Seth Doane. P.K. Venu has picked coconuts in the Indian state of Kerala for 22 years. Venu said through a translator, "It's a very difficult job, but I do not have the option to do anything else."  Full Story Here

 

 


 

Aussie scientists find coconut-carrying octopus

By KRISTEN GELINEAU, Associated Press Writer – Tue Dec 15, 4:38 pm ET

 

 

SYDNEY – Australian scientists have discovered an octopus in Indonesia that collects coconut shells for shelter — unusually sophisticated behavior that the researchers believe is the first evidence of tool use in an invertebrate animal.

The scientists filmed the veined octopus, Amphioctopus marginatus, selecting halved coconut shells from the sea floor, emptying them out, carrying them under their bodies up to 65 feet (20 meters), and assembling two shells together to make a spherical hiding spot. Full story here

 


 

Rio does away with coconuts on beaches

 

ONE of the enduring images of Rio's beaches - coconuts opened to yield their sweet water - is about to be a thing of the past under a new clean-up campaign by authorities.

The environment secretariat of the host city of the 2014 soccer World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games has decreed that the big green fruit beloved by thirsty residents and tourists alike is an unhygienic eye-sore and its sale by vendors will be banned from December 1.

Full Story Here

 


 

Coconut Oil Keeps Fat at Bay

September 8, 2009

 

SYDNEY - A diet rich in coconut oil keeps fat away and also protects against insulin resistance, a new study shows. The study also helps explain how people who incorporate medium chain fatty acids found in coconut oil into their diets can lose body fat. Obesity and insulin resistance are major factors leading to the development of Type 2 diabetes. Insulin resistance is an impaired ability of cells to respond to insulin. Nigel Turner and Jiming Ye from Sydney’s Garvan Institute of Medical Research compared fat metabolism and insulin resistance in mice fed coconut oil and lard based diets. Full story here

 


 

November 18, 2009

Dr. Bruce Fife Says "Go Cuckoo for Coconuts"!

The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore! Episode 305

Today’s episode features Jimmy sharing his passion for coconut oil with coconut aficionado Dr. Bruce Fife. Listen in for details such as where coconut milk comes from, what coconut water is, what the melting point of coconut oil is, how to properly use coconut flour in baking, and so much more!  click here to listen

 


 

Crack It, Sip It, Then Tote It

The New York Times, By SARAH MASLIN NIR, Published: September 25, 2009

  

THE odd whitish spheres resting in a tray of ice outside a bodega on Bedford Avenue in Brooklyn were strange enough to make passers-by do a double take.  Strolling down the Williamsburg street, Martin Mancusi, 30, a tourist from Barcelona, Spain, and his friend Alejandro Kaed, 33, stopped to examine the items: young peeled coconuts… Full Story Here


 

Coke Follows Pepsi Into Coconut Water Market

By Katherine Glover | Sep 2, 2009

 

The Coca-Cola Company just became an investor in ZICO Beverages, a California company that makes coconut water. The move comes two weeks after rival soft drink giant PepsiCo purchased Brazil’s largest coconut water producer, Amacoco. As carbonated sodas fall out of favor, soft drink companies are looking to expand their offerings and focus more on things like teas, sports drinks, energy drinks and . . .

Full story here

 


 

Spring Hill couple's Alzheimer's fight tries boost in brain superfuel

By Stephen Nohlgren, Times Staff Writer   Monday, August 3, 2009

 

They are brain boosters from caveman days that allow humans to survive on nothing but water.

They nurture newborns right out of the womb. Now ketones — a kind of superfuel for brain cells— are drawing interest as possible treatment for Alzheimer's disease. In March, a Colorado company began touting Axona, the first FDA-approved "medical food'' for people with Alzheimer's. The key ingredient is a saturated fat ...

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Coconut Water for Health and Healing

By Nelly Favis-Villafuerte, July 17, 2009

 

Remember the American nutritionist and naturopathic doctor who once said: “Coconut oil is the healthiest oil on earth.” His name is Dr. Bruce Fife, considered the world’s leading expert on coconut and health. His book Coconut Cures has been selling fast and brisk especially in 2005-2006 when our very own virgin coconut oil starting gaining international recognition as a health food.

Last year, 2008, Dr. Bruce Fife came out with another book on coconut entitled “Coconut Water for health and healing,” now available in major bookstores in Metro Manila and in the provinces including outlets of National Bookstore, Fully Booked, and Power Bookstore.

I have been drinking coconut water/juice every morning for the past 3 years or so but it was only after reading Dr. Bruce Fife’s book that I…

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DoH (Department of Hoaxes)

06/2009

The way the Department of Health (DoH) Secretary Francisco Duque III has allowed himself and his office to be carried away by the A (H1N1)-Swine Flu scare really astonishes me.  The same is true for local mainstream media that ape their “Big Brother” counterparts like CNN and BBC, with a continuous stream of panic “headlies.”  We have repeatedly alerted Tribune readers to the pandemic alarm hoaxes of the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) because there is ample evidence to show that these institutions, under the baton of pharmaceutical transnationals or Big Pharma, have raised these over the past five decades. 

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A Lovely Bunch of Coconuts

01/2009

One man wants to use the fruit’s hairy husks to cover our floors, pad our feet – and save the world. This week the cure for global warming was revealed in a quiet corner of the Environment 2009 exhibition in Abu Dhabi. Al Gore may not be espousing it yet, but it is surely only a matter of time. 

Full story here

 


 

Coconut oil: India's Brylcreem

12/2008

Earlier today, as I sat morosely patting the emerging bald spot on the back of my head which my 10-year old son viciously brought to my attention after I told him to work on his equivalent fractions, I began to wonder if my broken love affair with coconuts was to blame for the thinning of what was once an impenetrable thicket envied by one and by all.

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Cambodia Calling

11/2008

One person's move to Cambodia in an attempt to make trade fair -- fair wages for producers and fair prices for consumers. Bloom eco-friendly bags are recycled bags hand made by fairly paid workers in Cambodia that are sought after by ethical consumers everywhere. At the cooking class I wrote about, Joannes, the executive chef at the Hotel de la Paix told us Palm is the national plant of Cambodia. Indeed, Wikipedia's entry on the tree lists Cambodian Palm as one of its names. The photo, from Wikipedia, shows the palm fruit trees around Angkor Wat.  Every part of the palm can be used (just like the coconut ... 

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Coconut Oil May Help Fight Childhood Pneumonia

Symptoms eased faster when it was added to antibiotic therapy, study found

10/2008

By Serena Gordon, US News and World Report

THURSDAY, Oct. 30 (HealthDay News) -- Virgin coconut oil, added to antibiotic therapy, may help relieve the symptoms of community-acquired pneumonia in kids faster than antibiotic therapy alone, a new study finds.   

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Coconuts in India

2008

Contributed by V.T. Markrose, Coconut Development Board, Kochi 11, Kerala, India

 

The Coconut Palm (Cocos nucifera Linn.) is supposed to be one of the five legendary Devavrikshas and is eulogised as Kalpavriksha - the all giving tree - in Indian classics. All parts of the palm are used in someway or another in the daily life of the people of the west coast; the traditional coconut growing area. Its fruit is called Lakshmi Phai and is used in social and religious functions in India irrespective of whether palm is locally grown or not

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"Oil Pulling Therapy" Interview with Bruce Fife

10/2008

A 4-part audiovisual interview featuring  Dr. Bruce Fife, author of Oil Pulling Therapy: Detoxifying and Healing the Body Through Oral Cleansing.  In this interview Joyce Riley of The Power Hour radio broadcast interviews Dr. Fife who discusses the many benefits of oil pulling therapy, as well as the correct methods for oil pulling.  Includes live testimonials.

 

Video: Oil Pulling Therapy Part 1      MP3: click here

Video: Oil Pulling Therapy Part 2      MP3: click here

Video: Oil Pulling Therapy Part 3      MP3: click here

Video: Oil Pulling Therapy Part 4      MP3: click here

 

 


 

Coconut Water Solids Goes GRAS

08/2008

After review of safety and toxicology data by an independent panel of scientists assembled by Soni & Associates, Inc., a coconut water solids ingredient has been deemed self-affirmed GRAS in a variety of foods and beverages, such as nonalcoholic and alcoholic beverages, frozen dairy, dairy product analogues, milk products, snack foods, imitation dairy products, chewing gum, instant tea and coffee, and soups.

Full story here

 


 

Palm-Juice Tappers Trapped by Loans

06/2008

 

Kirno climbed up the coconut tree with little difficulty, his muscular legs moving agilely.

A short while later he was perched at the top of the tree and then used his knife to cut off the tips of the coconut flowers found atop.  Kirno's family relies on the tips of these coconut flowers, called Maggar in the local Banyumas dialect, in which drops of coconut palm juice can be made into brown sugar.

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Packaged Coconut Water Receives Thumbs Up from Customers

03/2008

BANGALORE: Amidst all the heat generated by the cola wars and the fizz created by their advertisement blitzkrieg, it is good old grandmother's-recommended cool coconut water, albeit in tetra packs, that is making a come back on the healthy drink trail of Indian consumers.

Full story here

 


 

Coconut Oil Powers 747

02/2008

UK: Virgin Atlantic carried out the world’s first flight of a commercial aircraft powered with biofuel yesterday in an effort to show it can produce less carbon dioxide than normal jet fuels.

Some analysts praised the jumbo jet test flight from London to Amsterdam as a potentially useful experiment.

Full story here

 


 

Coco Loco

01/2008

Jennifer Aniston uses it and the England rugby squad swear by its metabolism-boosting qualities. Coconut oil is being touted as the health food of 2008 - but is this just more 'superfood' hype? By Lucy Atkins

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How to Open A Young Coconut

01/2008

Jenna loves drinking refreshing and nutritious young coconut water and eating the succulent meat inside. Young coconut water is an amazing elixir and its meat is pure ambrosia. The challenge was how to get into a young coconut without being injured in the process. Join Jenna on her journey to the Hollywood Raw Lifestyle Film Festival where Rod Rotondi, founder of Leaf Cuisine, teaches her the safe and easy way to open a young coconut. 

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Conrado Dayrit, Dr. Coconut; 88

10/2007

MANILA, Philippines--DR. CONRADO S. DAYRIT, cardiologist, pharmacologist, National Scientist and past president of the National Academy of Science and Technology, died at 6:45 a.m. yesterday at the Victor Potenciano Medical Center where he was serving as its medical director. 

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Pacific Islands look to coconut power to fuel future growth

09/2007

By David Brooks
Agence France-Presse
MAJURO, Marshall Islands -- The first thing you notice about a diesel engine running on coconut oil is the smell.  "It smells sweet.  You can put your nose right up to the exhaust," says Witon Barry, assistant manager of the Tobolar Copra processing plant in the Marshall Islands capital of Majuro. 

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The Palm Oil Miracle

08/2007

COPYRIGHT 2007 Midwest Book Review

The Palm Oil Miracle: Discover the Healing Power of Palm Oil is a fascinating guide to the healthful and nutritional properties of palm oil, especially virgin (red) palm oil. Palm...

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A Hangover Hangs No More

07/2007

It’s a question I often have to ask myself come Sunday morning… “How will this hangover subside?” Well, maybe I don’t say “subside” I don’t usually say anything, in fact it’s even hard to formulate sentences sometimes, but nevertheless here I have for you some news.

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Extra Virgin Coconut Oil—Sunday Sermon!

Every Sunday Tashagogo presents her practiced and preached health and beauty tips...

Good morning to all my fellow beauty worshipers. We are gathered here to the House of Meg to learn about new ways to keep ourselves looking ravishing....Hallelujah!!! This week my sermon is about the benefits of Extra Virgin Coconut Oil .

 

About 5 years ago I was watching Oprah, she had a show about women defying age. She had all these gorgeous women on that looked about 20 years younger than their age. There was one woman that stood out. Her name was Morjorie Newlan. This woman came out and she had the tightest body you could imagine, her skin looked as smooth as butter and was so taught and glowing. She was about 81 yrs young . . .

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Ceylon Medical Journal on Coconut Fats

06/2007

Compiled and coordinated by Edward Arambewala, Daily News, Sri Lanka

 

There is the need to clarify issues relating to intake of coconut fats and health, more particularly for populations that still depend on coconut fats for much of their fat intake. This paper describes the metabolism of coconut fats and its potential benefits, and attempts to highlight its benefits to remove certain misconceptions regarding its use. Coconut consumption and lipid patterns in Sri Lanka.  A recent study has shown that in Sri Lanka, whereas 91 per cent of the poor still consume coconut as their main source of fat....

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Coconuts: Taste Yourself Away

05/2007

Coconut Caravan (video instruction of coconut dishes)

Although we encourage people to buy local ingredients, sometimes we all just need to escape. Not only does a coconut taste like the tropics, but its high potassium, vitamin C, and mineral content make it a very healthy ingredient. Enjoy these recipes and the temporary taste bud vacation! 

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Fill it Up with Coconuts:  Solomons Gets Green Fuel

05/2007

HONIARA (Reuters Life!) - Who needs crude oil when you've got cheap coconuts?

An Australian entrepreneur based in the Solomons Islands is producing fuel and profits from the fruit he sells locally for 70 U.S. cents a liter, slightly less than the price of regular fuel.

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Cocosplit: A New Coconut Splitting Tool

2007

The Cocosplit is a tool designed to easily split a mature coconut into two equal halfs. All it takes is one blow from a mallet or hammer. Watch video…

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Making and Using Coconut Milk

04/2007

To make coconut milk from fresh coconut, put 4 cups freshly grated coconut (the yield from 1 medium coconut) in a blender. Add just enough boiling water, or boiling water mixed with reserved coconut water, to make a slurry that blends freely, probably 1 cup or a little more. Blend for at least 30 seconds to extract as much flavor as possible...

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UN agency promotes new coconut water preservation process to help small farmers

02/2007

21 February 2007 – The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is seeking to boost sales of bottled coconut water by small farmers with a simple cold preservation process that protects the natural taste for up to three weeks while avoiding the loss of nutrients and almost all the delicate flavor entailed in commercial canning.

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Canine Candida: Many Common Health Problems Can be Traced to a Yeast Overgrowth

02/2007

COPYRIGHT 2007 Belvoir Media Group, LLC

Thirty years ago, even though the systemic yeast infection called candidiasis had already become an epidemic, practically no one knew anything about it. Even now conventional medicine tends to ignore the problem, but word has spread among health-conscious consumers.

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Coconut Cures

11/2006

Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients

In Coconut Cures, Bruce Fife explores the health benefits of various components of coconut: its water, pulp ("meat"), milk, as well as its... 

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Get Baking with Gluten-Free Flours

11/2006

COPYRIGHT 2006 PRIMEDIA Intertec, a PRIMEDIA Company. All Rights Reserved.

A diet free of gluten used to mean giving up baked goods. Luckily, it doesn't have to anymore. Nowadays gluten-free flour options abound--even for those on low-carb or hypoallergenic diets--and making gluten-free treats has never been easier.

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How Coconuts Sell Like Soft Drinks in India

10/2006

It's 'ready to serve" and like a soft drink bottle or tetra pack, you can take it inside any office, drink and then dispose. Sold with the brand name Tender Fresh, 1500 - 2000 tender coconuts every day are reaching a clientele that reads like the who's who of Bangalore's software companies. 

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Coconut Oil Still Stands Good

Ishi Khosla : Posted: Sunday , Sep 03, 2006

 

Sesame, coconut, desi ghee, mustard and other traditional fats have made way for refined oils. Treasured for centuries for their health benefits, these fats have faded into oblivion by the invasion of so-called scientific breakthroughs. It is true that coconut oil is dominated by saturated fat (the kind of fat that solidifies at room temperature). But whether this fat is detrimental to health is a different issue. Full story here

 


 

Ken Lay Claims Amnesia After Coconut Fell on His Head

Controversial 'Gilligan Defense' makes debut at Enron trial

By Andy Borowitz | Newsweek Web Exclusive | Mar 14, 2006

 

In what many experts are calling a high-stakes legal strategy, former Enron CEO Ken Lay testified at his trial today that a coconut fell on his head while he was running the Texas energy company, causing amnesia that wiped out all memory of anything that happened during his tenure there... Full story here

 


 

 

 

Rediscovering the Coconut for Environment, Energy, and Good Health

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As far as environmental impact is concerned, the coconut palm is a very long lived tree which stabilizes the soil of sand dunes where it is established and especially on the fringe of the beach where strong wind and high tide can cause great erosion. It is highly wind resistant once established, being capable of surviving cyclonic storms...

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CocoTap: Easy Access to Coconut Water

2006

The Cocotap is a stainless steel tube with a sharp spike at one end, the tube opens into a T shape, making it easy to hold and screw into a coconut. Watch video…

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Why Coconut Oil is Best

09/2006

The Statesman, By Philomena  Yirenkyi

Why are fish oils like cod liver oil good for you? It is because they are high in omega 3 fatty acids, which research shows significantly reduce the risk of cardiovascular and heart disease and also essential for normal fetal and infant brain and eye tissue development. 

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YouTube - Coconut Water

09/2006

The best Sports Drink Ever!!! 5 essential electrolytes, no ...

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Savvy Shopper: Coconuts

Don't be shy: get to know a coconut and reap the dividends.

05/2006

By Rose Prince

There was a time when the closest we could get to coconut was to eat coconut ice. Whether dyed a vibrant pink or covered in chocolate, the cake of desiccated coconut remains something to love or hate. 

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Coconut Power! Promising Diesel Alternative

09/2005

WorldChanging has a very interesting post on how plain coconut oil is used to replace diesel in parts of the South Pacific. There, it is plentiful and can be had for $0.55/liter ($2/gallon), which is a lot cheaper than the price of diesel in that region, especially after the recent oil spike.

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Coconut Crude

09/2005

Ethan Zuckerman

Price of gasoline got you down? If you're driving a diesel vehicle in the South Pacific, you may be in luck. Vanuatan entrepreneur Tony Deamer has adapted his fleet of rental cars to run on coconut oil, a plentiful local commodity. Unlike with many biofuels,...

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Farmer’s Income Up with Virgin Coco Oil

11/2004

TAGUM CITY, Davao del Norte -- Lowly farmers are now fetching higher prices for fresh coconut from manufacturers of virgin coconut oil, whose anti-microbial and heart-friendly properties have reportedly made it the healthiest dietary oil on the planet. 

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ALL THE REST of the tree, too!

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There is hardly anything growing on a coconut tree that does not have some use, making the total economic potential of the plant worldwide an immense figure. The tree is a source of food, wood for building materials and crafts, and raw material for clothing and numerous industrial products.

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Coconut Oil

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Many now embrace it for a range of ills, contrary to warnings about its saturated fat.

Filipinos call coconut trees the "tree of life" for all the products derived from its leaves, husks, meat and milk. In America, the coconut tree has made new believers because of one product: coconut oil. 

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Eat Fat, Look Thin: A Safe and Natural Way to Lose Weight Permanently

07/2004

No, Eat Fat, Look Thin is not another Atkins-type high fat/low carb book. The fats discussed by Dr. Bruce Fife are the special group known as medium-chain triglycerides (MCT) with unique properties. Numerous published studies have found that MCT oils, used to replace other dietary fats, can reduce body fat significantly, and lower weight. MCT can be used to prevent and treat obesity, the ever-growing health problem. 

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Nata de Coco

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This case study is about nata de coco, a chewy, translucent, indigenous dessert in the Philippines that is very popular in Japan. In 1993, Japanese people, especially young people considered nata de coco a popular dessert, however, its popularity declined because their interest moved to another trendy dessert. Small coconut farmers and those who started manufacturing nata de coco in the Philippines began to export more nata de coco to Japan in 1993. 

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Virgin Coconut Oil Wins War of Oils

06/2004

Asia Africa Intelligence Wire

AN AMERICAN health expert is amazed that more than 80 million people who live in a veritable coconut paradise planted to 300 million trees have not fully utilized the healthiest dietary oil on earth.  For opening the eyes of many people, including nutritionists and skeptical medical professionals in the United States, to the scientific fact that virgin coconut oil's unique and abundant antimicrobial properties makes it superior to any other oil...

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The liberation of coconut oil

04/2004
published: Friday | April 16, 2004

THE STORY of coconut oil is a story of how science can be manipulated by commercial interests. Until a couple of decades ago coconut oil was an acceptable part of people's diets, particularly in the tropics where the coconut plant flourishes. Then a massive campaign against its saturated fat content commenced while the virtues of soya oil, corn oil and other new vegetable oils were pushed. 

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What’s Killing Panamas Coconut Palms?

UCSC sleuths hot on the trail of a mysterious disease

2003

Graceful coconut palms are a fixture of the tropical landscape from Hawaii to Puerto Rico. Along Panama's scenic Caribbean coast, the statuesque trees dot the shoreline like pearls on a necklace.  The Kuna Yala region of Panama, made up of a 400-kilometer stretch of sandy beaches and 300 nearby islands, remains largely undiscovered...

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Are 150 People Killed Each Year from Falling Coconuts?

07/2002

During a recent ABC television report about how infrequent shark attacks really are, we were told, "Each year coconuts falling from trees kill 150 people." That sounded absurd to me. Could it be true? If so, what is the cause of death? 

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Usage of Green Coconut Water and Different Tissue Culture Media for In Vitro Honey Bee Semen Storage

2002

Honey bee semen was stored in green coconut (Cocos nucifera L.) water plus dihydrostreptomycin and in commercial tissue culture media at different temperatures. Glass capillary microtubes of 0.1cm diameter and centrifuge microtubes 0.2ml capacity were used for semen storage. Sperm motility was assessed after 1, 2, 5, 10, 15, 30, 50, 80 and 120 days. Queens were instrumentally inseminated with diluted semen and their laying behavior evaluated. 

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Coconut Oil by Dr. James South, MD

2002

A wealth of scientific data refutes claims that coconut oil is rich in "artery-clogging" saturated fats. Switching from polyunsaturated vegetable oils to traditional cooking fats such as coconut oil would actually reduce several significant health risks - So says James South MD.

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New sports drink: coconut water

Simple production process gives tropical countries the key to a booming market

1998

Players in the world's $1,000 million market for "sports beverages" may find themselves facing an unexpected new competitor: coconut water. FAO has taken out a patent - its first ever - on a new process that would allow manufacturers to bottle coconut water that is biologically pure, very tasty and full of the salts, sugars and vitamins demanded by both sweating urban joggers and serious athletes.

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Basic Overview of Coconut Agriculture Prepared by the School of Education, University of Queensland, Australia

 


"Coconut oil is the healthiest oil on earth."
-Bruce Fife, N.D.


"Coconut oil is the healthiest oil you can use."
-Joseph Mercola, D.O.


Coconut oil is the world's only natural low-calorie fat.


Why has coconut oil had a bad reputation in the past? It's not what you might think. The reason has nothing to do with science or with health.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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