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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 heUse 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...

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ISBN : 9781583332047
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Number of Pages : 256 Pages
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  • Margaret
    2019-07-07 12:30

    This is a very unconventional book from what is taught in nutrition courses. It is very necessary for students to read this as medium chain fats are hardly ever discussed. It took me a hard time to digest the material simply because I had been so brainwashed in school but after I got over it, I practiced it on myself and have seen a vast improvement in my health and my childrens'. Anyone interested in nutrition and health should have a copy of this book. As a nutritionist, I will vouch for it....and after reading other sources about the beaurocracy of how Americans were driven to fear of natural tropical oils...then I got it! Scientists will tell you it is hoky...it is not. It's just not the popular thought du jour. There is research out there to back it up...it's hard to find because it is certainly hidden..but it is there. Think this...how could civilization have survived thousands of years on huge consumptions of tropical oils and never have suffered the demise that some would like you to believe it will cause you from simply eating a little bit?

  • Rebecca Mcneish
    2019-07-19 16:05

    Interesting how there was not one negative review here. Come on think people don't be like sheep. The book is skeptical. Yes I'm using coconut oil. With every claim he makes I check the reference. Mind you he failed completely to use not one footnote. Proving his lack of scientific writing skills. Editor is? Not found! Furthermore when studies are done only in mice that does not by any means say same results will occur in humans. Specifically on p. 104 his, "Skin elasticity test " is so very bogus. That test is a hydration test used in medical practice. A child's skin will not retract well when dehydrated. Yes it slows down with age but due to natural thinning of the skin. All in all I failed to purchase a scientific book and that has me kicking myself. R.N., B.S.N.,R.N.C.

  • Fiona Endsley
    2019-07-03 14:19

    Anyone with any health problems, especially digestive issues, or who wants to best preserve the good health they do have, should take advantage of the wealth of great info/research pesented in this book.One of my children had had some physical/behavioral symtoms that lead me to use a glutenfree/casein free diet for awhile(and a fish oil supplement), which helped a good deal, but there was still clearly a piece of the puzzle missing. Coconut oil/milk/meat has been that piece. It's potent healing properties are truly an every day miracle. Plus the recipes for coconut cookies(you can make them with agave sweetener instead of sugar) and the curried cauliflower soup are supper tasty! Highly recomended.

  • Christie Bracciano
    2019-07-05 13:13

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading "The Coconut Oil Miracle". Having been a proponent of the use of coconut oil myself, I found so many additional ways in which to incorporate it into my daily life...not only in recipes, but also for hair and skin care. There are several recipes in the back of the book that I plan on using, as well; and I had no idea how much the soybean industry and our own government had brainwashed us, for many, many years, into believing that polyunsaturated fats were better for us than the tropical (saturated) fats, like coconut and palm kernel oils. Sadly, much of our physical ills are a direct result of using those highly touted polyunsaturated fats in our diets. Excellent book, in my opinion, and I've been telling everyone I know to read it.

  • Jeremy
    2019-07-19 15:29

    Pretty interesting book on a natural food source that has fallen out of vogue. I thought it was odd that the only place I saw coconuts, coconut oil and coconut milk was at health food stores (Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, etc.). Why would that be if it's not healthy to consume? A friend of mine answered that question by providing this book to me. I'm glad he did.While not the most articulate or eloquent piece of writing you'll run across, Fife takes the time to break down cocunut's history (pushed out of the mainstream when saturated fats all fell under one umbrella and then became taboo as soy products and vegetable oils were being pushed), its differentiation from most fats (MCFA's are becoming a more widely researched nutrient in fight infections, cancer and viruses) and its multiple uses. Most eye-catching to me: despite the influx of soy products and the promotion of vegetable oils by the FDA, the very people consuming them at the highest rates see their odds for heart disease, cancer and drained immune sytems rise dramatically. Meanwhile, tropical people consume diets of over 50% saturated fats from tropical oils and have an almost non-existent rate of these health issues.Much like green tea or the acai berry, coconuts have been overlooked by the western world because our medicine has manufactured both money and an inflated ego in creating its own pharmaceuticals. The natives of the lands that consume things like the naturally occurring items listed, however, have reaped their benefits for centuries.

  • Jodi
    2019-07-16 14:14

    I'm so annoyed I didn't come to the idea of using coconut cream and coconut oil as replacements for dairy products sooner!I wish so much I had. The coconut ice creams and hot chocolates and other dishes I have been making since reading this book, and others like it, are just delicious and so good for you as well. I've been going a bit coconut crazy I have to admit!This book is just excellent. If you aren't convinced that eating coconut oil, with its high level of HEALTHY saturated fat is good for you and wont make you gain weight, then I highly recommend either this book or 'Eat Fat, Lose Fat.'(The other coconut books I have read also had far better recipe sections than this one - the recipes in this book were its low point.)Don't believe the hype, extra virgin coconut oil is one of the healthiest foods you could ever eat, and it also has an anti-viral effect which is beneficial for those of us battling chronic illnesses and makes a great moisturiser as well.Jodi Bassett, The Hummingbirds' Foundation for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (M.E.)

  • Correen
    2019-07-13 13:08

    Part scare tactic, part hype, and heavily testimonial, but hidden within is a reasonable suggestion that coconut oil can be helpful in the prevention and treatment of health concerns. If everyone attempted to follow Fife's advise the coconut fields would be overwhelmed and the price would rise to an impossible level. I wonder if he is funded by the coconut and red palm industry. I am already a coconut oil user and have used it to treat sinusitis with some success -- he did not mention my method. I may follow some of his advise but will also keep heed his caveats even though he underplays them.

  • Merry
    2019-07-12 17:18

    Oils... saturated, monounsaturated, polyunsaturated.....these and so much more are discussed in this very informative book....the nutritional and health benefits of coconut. Also includes recipes to experience the "healing miracles of the perfect food". Well written, easy to understand, even the chapter that discusses the chemical make up of oils to support the scientific foundation. I found this book informative and I had a better understanding of why some oils are good and others are bad.

  • Marti
    2019-07-11 12:10

    My sister gave this book to me for my birthday, along with a jar of 100% virgin coconut oil, which I am about to try. It is very interesting, though somewhat repetitive. It is also a little hard to believe that coconut oil and other forms of coconut can be as good for a person as Bruce Fife claims. I will know better just what it can do after I try some of the recipes, and perhaps use it on my skin and hair as suggested. There are little stories of how other persons benefitted from the use of it, and there is the Coconut Research Center in Colorado as well.

  • Sharon
    2019-07-02 17:00

    This book has good info, but is a bit outdated; this book was first published in the 90's and cites studies from this time. It's such a shame that negative advertising against the tropical oils has driven the public and food manufacturing to the consumption and use of oils that's making so many Americans fat. I'm going to give coconut oil a try, although some of the author's claims seem too good to be true!

  • Sally
    2019-07-10 18:20

    This was a more interesting book than I had first thought it would be. I have used coconut oil a little in the past but I think he's made me a believer and I will be making it a part of our diet in the future. I usually look at stuff like this with a bit of a jaded view but I passed certain facts past my pharmacologist husband and he didn't disagree with the author. Looking at a new style of cooking and eating!

  • MH Nolde
    2019-07-11 18:21

    This book was a wealth of information. I am shocked at how much coconut oil can help many people and how it is processed in the body! Not only does coconut oil help with thyroid disorders but you can use it as a topical lotion! If you are interested in learning more about your health and wellness, I highly recommend this book.

  • Cheryl Boyd
    2019-06-30 11:20

    After reading this book and doing other research I added coconut oil to our diet and cut out other fats except raw butter and some olive oil (but not for cooking since heat destroys a lot of what is good in olive oil) and Richard and I both have already noticed that we feel better and have more energy. That's after only a few weeks.

  • Jonna
    2019-06-30 16:27

    Everyone should read this book. Tons of good information that is so important for your family's nutrition. A little bit repetitive at times (only reason I didn't give it 5 stars), but very good otherwise.

  • Steven
    2019-06-25 12:12

    Interesting concept, very sciency. Would probably under stand it more if I was a science major. Going to try using coconut oil in my food and on my skin for a couple of months, see if there are any changes. Will change my review stars based on the results.

  • Morgan
    2019-06-19 11:18

    I'm on the coconut oil bandwagon. I use it every day and it's good to know all the health benefits.

  • Caroline
    2019-07-16 11:12

    I really liked this book explaining the science behind coconut oil. It got a little too scientific for me in some parts but for the most part, the book was written for the lay person.

  • Y
    2019-07-13 11:08

    Listening to the audiobook, though there isn't an option to choose it from the other editions.

  • Artemis from
    2019-06-25 16:29

    The author likes to repeat himself a lot in this book. Other than that it is pretty good book.

  • Mia
    2019-07-14 16:16

    I loved this book! There was so much to know about coconut oil. I now use it every day for many different things! There are great recipes in the back as well.

  • Cheryl
    2019-07-12 18:13

    This book was very informative. I actually read it in two days because it was so interesting. I am implementing coconut oil into my diet and have gotten rid of the oils he indicated were bad for me.

  • Sonja Sutton
    2019-07-14 13:13

    This has been a amazing book. Almost my whole life I ave been told to stay away from this fat. I have so much more energy and just essentially feel better. Thanks so much for writing this book!

  • IonaStewart
    2019-07-18 12:11

    I had been looking forward to reading this book for a long time before I actually managed to get hold of it. And I wasn't disappointed.It turns out that we have all been deceived about the saturated fat in coconut oil being harmful.Coconut oil is composed primarily of medium- and short-chain fatty acids. The medium-chain fatty acids are broken down and used mostly for energy production - thus they produce energy not fat. They have no negative effect on blood cholesterol and help protect against heart disease.Saturated fats, having no missing hydrogen atoms or double-bonded carbons, are not vulnerable to oxidation and free radical formation like unsaturated fats. Saturated fats remain stable even when heated to normal cooking temperatures, and coconut oil is by far the safest oil to use in cooking, though you must ensure that you use temperatures below 350 degrees F, i.e. avoid letting the oil smoke. In fact the medium-chain fatty acids in coconut oil give it unique properties and make it the healthiest oil of them all.Medium-chain triglycerides (MCT) oils are oils composed of 100% medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs). These are derived from coconut or palm kernel oils. Coconut and MCT oils are used in hospitals to treat malabsorption syndrome and burnt or severely ill patients, among others. Coconut/MCT oil has been an important ingredient in baby formulas and especially in treating premature babies. The MCFAs in coconut oil are lauric acid (48%), caprylic acid (8%)and capric acid (7%). However, coconut oil contains "a complete set of MCFAs", "provides a balance of several fatty acids rather than just two" and is a completely natural product.South Sea islanders, whose traditional diet consists mostly of coconut products, are extremely healthy - those who have stuck to this diet, that is, and who haven't begun to consume Western junk food.MCFAs from coconut oil can "kill bacteria and viruses that cause influenza, herpes, bladder infections, gum diseases and numerous other conditions". It acts as an antioxidant and protects the heart and arteries from injury "caused by bacteria, viruses and free radicals". Heart disease rates in India tripled when people were advised to stop eating coconut oil since it caused heart disease (!?) and instead started to consume margarine and processed vegetable oils. Fungal and yeast infections can also be cured by coconut oil.Coconut oil contributes to healing innumerable disorders, including digestive and nutrient absorption disorders, Crohn's disease. osteoporosis, gallbladder disease, viral infections, AIDS, cancer, diabetes, liver disease and prostate enlargement. It provides valuable nourishment for new-born babies.Mpreover, replacing the other oils and fats with coconut oil will lead to weight loss if you are overweight. The author of the book reports losing 20 pounds after he began to use coconut oil instead of processed vegetable oils.Fife advises us to use up to 3 1/2 tablespoon of coconut oil in our diet. We can use both dried and fresh coconut, coconut milk or coconut oil either eaten directly by the spoonful or merely used in cooking. 7 ounces of dried coconut or 10 ounces of coconut milk also provide the necessary 3 1/2 tablespoons of oil. You can also apply the oil to your skin or scalp, which is apparently practically as good as eating it.I myself drink from 1/3 to 1/2 can of coconut milk every day, use about 3 tablespoons of the oil in cooking every or every second day, and rub it all over my skin every night.I suffer from Crohn's, but have had no "attacks" of raging and painful stomach acid since starting to partake of coconut oil, and have experienced having too little stomach acid (an unpleasant sensation of being completely unable to digest any food) paradoxically only when drinking too much coconut milk! However, after having used the oil and milk regularly for about a month, I no longer experience this symptom at all. I have extremely (pathologically) dry skin, but after having applied the oil for a week or so the skin on my arms looks more normal and the skin on my face looke and feels much better. The oil has a beneficial effect on slight cuts I have on my leg which otherwise are having extreme difficulty in healing. They now have begun to heal. Also, for a year or so I was plagued by stomach pains due to harmful bacteria, and these pains have to all intents and purposes disappeared thus saving me a fortune I on oregano oil, strong garlic products and potent herb pills. Howver, I have been treated in the same period by a MAP (Medical Assistance Program) team, who are perhaps primarily responsible for this progress. (See reviews of the book MAP by Machaelle Small Wright.)The only complaint I have as regards this book is that it could have been made clearer that in addition to coconut oil your body requires essential fatty acids, coconut oil containing only 2% of these. Bruce Fife does mention the need for extra EFAs in one of the "boxes", entitled "Essential Fatty Acids", but not otherwise in his main text, where he talks only of throwing out margarine, shortening and all the unhealthy processed oils. Though he states in this box that consumption of coconut oil can "enhance the efficiency of essential fatty acids by as much as 100 per cent", Fife concludes by stating that "for optimal health we should consume a small amount of EFAs along with a significantly larger amount of MCFAs".There is a final useful chapter in the book comprising coconut oil recipes.If you wish to obtain optimum health, and especially if you suffer from various health complaints, I would strongly advise you to read this valuable book.

  • Kate
    2019-07-20 18:22

    There is a lot of great info. in this book. I think some of it is exaggerated, but overall worth reading to give you a different perspective and encourage you to educate yourself further. I use coconut oil for a lot more things now having read the book. Worked great on my little guys chapped skin from a runny nose.

  • Cassie Buckner
    2019-06-29 16:28

    Big takeaways:1. Coconut oil added to your diet and beauty routines can benefit you positively.2. Other oils (other than butter and olive oil) are basically crap.3. It can help your body fight foreign objects.4. Apply Generously :)

  • Catherine Davison
    2019-06-30 12:16

    was recommended by a colleague. I'll try using coconut oil. the parts about how Big Agriculture hoodwinked us all against fat and butter made sense.

  • Angie
    2019-06-21 13:14

    I checked this book out looking for a specific piece of information and ended up gaining a lot more knowledge than expected. Wow! Coconuts (oil, milk, meat) should be labeled as a super food and should be incorporated into everyone's diet. In addition to the numerous health benefits the oil provides, it is 100% cholesterol free which makes it the perfect cooking and baking oil. I have started using the oil in my diet and topically as a skin conditioner and while I haven't been able to determine long term benefits, I have noticed that my fingernails are growing at a rate and with a strength only known to me during pregnancy. For the record I most certainly am not pregnant but am receiving similar benefits as if I were. Did I really just declare benefits of pregnancy? Ugh, anyway. FYI, the book is a handful of scientific (some what to mostly boring to me) information. Medium chain fatty acid this, medium chain triglyceride that. However, I understand the need for the author to prove and back up all his research. And shame on the American Soybean Association for making the public think this perfect from nature food is bad for us. Sheesh. The recipes included seem fairly average. I think the key is to simply replace other oils that you use for cooking with coconut oil. Easy peasy. Bottom line, read this for insightful information on how to better the health of you and your family. Just don't expect a whole lot of action and or drama from this one.

  • Ci
    2019-07-12 13:18

    As a food source, coconut is flavorful and delicious. But it has a strong cultural backing to its popularity. It is nothing miraculous medicinally: this is a type of oil that is calorically same to other oil, with a medium fatty acid chain which has no clear-cut medical implication. The research cited are largely small sample observational studies with no convincing evidence to cure modern ills such as CHD and obesity. What does contra its heart-disease fighting property is the emerging obesity rate among islanders who traditionally consume coconut products. Coconut is perhaps a natural and neutral food item, highly energy efficient. When people are not exposures to western sugar-heavy highly processed food, they are probably ok -- if the coconut-promoting statistics are confirmed. But the current published official rate of obesity and diseases among people traditionally consume a lot of coconut foodstuff does not shine for the acclaims in this book. For example, the rate of obesity among peoples who live in Pacific islands are shockingly high (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obesity_...). There is no compelling reason to believe that coconut is something miraculous. This book is backed by a major marketing outfit of coconut producer.

  • Joy
    2019-07-04 17:04

    Let me first say that I'm not sure I fully believe all of his claims. He made a lot of them throughout the book. That being said, I do believe that coconut oil is very healthy for you and the soybean industry is trying to make you think otherwise. I've been using it for over a year as a moisturizer, and it keeps my skin more hydrated than any commercial product out there (which I no longer use). I also feel safe putting it on/in my body because I know exactly what's in it, which is 100% virgin coconut oil. I don't know if coconut oil will do everything he claims it will do, but I do know this: it won't harm you to try it. You're not likely to have any side effects from using it like you would any medication, and the worst that could happen is that it simply doesn't work. You never know, you might get a surprise and find it does help with whatever ails you. You'll never know if you don't try. I plan to start incorporating coconut oil into my diet (if I can get over the taste first). He has some recipes in the last chapter that make it easier to add it to your diet, so that might help if you're like me and don't like the taste. This book was worth the read. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to live a healthier lifestyle.

  • Amber Polo
    2019-06-28 12:20

    "A completely revised and updated guide..." This review is not really about the content. I think the content is great. I believe in the coconut oil miracle. Yet, when comparing the 5th edition (2013) to the 4th edition (2004) I see basically no changes. I bought the 5th hoping there would be new research, new proof, new conclusions. I was disappointed. I found no new forward or introduction. One website added to the Resources section. The Product section was dropped. In References (chapter bibliographies) I found only a few new entries in one chapter (Coconut Oil as Food and as Medicine) which did not seem significant. The book contained the same 50 recipes. The 5th edition has more pages (more readable with more white space) and a nice new cover.In general I suggest the 4th edition is a better buy.Strangely both editions are available from the same publisher at this time.