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Coconut Oil Helps Prevent Heart Disease

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Q: Is coconut oil OK to use for people with heart disease? My doctor cautions against its use.
— Deborah S., Lakeland, Fla.
 
A: Unfortunately, the medical profession continues to propagate this myth. Most medical research finds that there is little link between saturated fats and heart disease. In the case of coconut oil, there is no positive link to heart disease, but there is a strong link to preventing
heart disease.
 
I would caution that you should use only extra-virgin coconut oil, which is high in a healthy oil called MCT (medium chain triglyceride) as well as a number of healthy flavonoids (the extra-virgin part). The strongest link to heart disease and fats comes with the very oils most promoted by the medical profession and dieticians — omega-6 fats, such as corn, safflower, sunflower, peanut, soybean, and canola oils.
 
These oils rapidly oxidize, and this aggravates the inflammation within blood vessels, which is the primary cause for atherosclerosis. Unfortunately, most doctors know so little about nutrition they just repeat tired old myths such as this.
 
 
Q: Are there any natural foods or supplements that would help cope with hepatitis C?
— Rod M., Anaheim, Calif.
 
A: Yes, there are a number of natural treatments that have shown benefit. At the top of the list are R-alpha-lipoic acid, taurine, indole-3-carbinol, a multivitamin/mineral (such as from Extend Core), vitamin C (buffered), vitamin E (mixed tocopherol with high gamma E), N-acetyl-L-cysteine, astaxanthin, white tea, and beta-1,3/1,6 glucan, which is an immune stimulant that boosts cellular immunity.
 
Most of the liver damage caused by this virus is what is called bystander damage; that is, free radical damage. Reducing free-radical and lipid-peroxidation damage dramatically lowers the risk of subsequent liver cancer and preserves liver function. It is also important to avoid excitotoxic food additives, such as MSG, hydrolyzed proteins, soy proteins, autolyzed yeast, etc. Resveratrol, grape seed extract, and curcumin reduce liver damage and inhibit viral replication.

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Q: Is coconut oil OK to use for people with heart disease? My doctor cautions against its use. — Deborah S., Lakeland, Fla. A: Unfortunately, the medical profession continues to propagate this myth.
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