By Marilyn, on September 19th, 2012
When I was thinking what to write about today, I thought I might write about canola oil, but I got waylaid by good news and a reminder how good coconut oil is for us. I had remembered that there was something quite awhile ago about canola oil on the website coconutoil.com. I have it bookmarked but had not gone to the site for awhile. I am amazed at how much I had been missing! When I had first found this site, I was sold right away and went out to find coconut oil in my store—I could not find it very easily. I could only find it in some stores. Now the good news is that the general public is becoming more informed about vegetable oils with their detrimental health problems and are wanting coconut oil.
I want to share the wonderful benefits of coconut oil. Coconut oil helps people with type 2 diabetes with some people getting off of the drugs, helps people lose weight, helps with Alzheimer’s because it is feeding the brain, and many other great health benefits. I had not realized that the benefits to people with type 2 diabetes! Here is a testimony from coconutoil.com Coconut Oil and Diabetes:
I also wanted to pass along a bit of my experience in regard to diabetes. I have been taking Coconut Oil (CO) since about the end of February of this year. I first started cooking with it and replacing the vegetable oils in my home. Then I started taking it by the spoon as well, about 2 tablespoons daily around the first of March.
I was diagnosed as a type 2 diabetic in July of 2001 and immediately put on the Amaryl RX (1 in am and 1/2 in the pm.) I have been looking for a way to reverse this condition since diagnosed. I have found a world of info out there on various supplements and diet, BUT not from my doctor who just said “welcome to the club” and told me to take my meds. (I was crying and he seemed happy!)
He also sent me to a nutritionist to take diabetic classes. Fortunately, I had already learned enough on my own to know that A LOT of what they are teaching is NOT correct and their recommendations are NOT what you want to do UNLESS you want to further the condition, NOT improve or reverse it.
Bottom line is this. I have been able to slowly remove myself from the RX and now control my blood sugar by diet, supplements and with CO! Cool, huh? I do still check my blood sugar levels once or twice daily… and they are as good and usually BETTER than when I was on the Amaryl RX! And I have been off the RX since the end of March of 2003. I was taking several supplements for a year or so before CO but still had to take the RX. It wasn’t until I removed most of the vegetable oils (all of them at home and careful when out to eat) and added the CO that I noticed I was beginning to crash while on the RX at different times during the day… so I would cut down on the RX and still maintain good blood sugar levels. Gradually I was NOT taking the RX anymore!!! Hope this may help someone and God Bless all… Sharon, Coconut Diet Forums
Please visit these websites for good information about all the great benefits of coconut oil and the recipes.
Research on Coconut Oil
Enjoy Saturated Fats, They’re Good for You! by Donald W. Miller Jr., MD
The Soft Science of Dietary Fat by Gary Taubes