Coconut Oil

Articles                            10

Reference Studies        13

Consensus                

Virgin Coconut oil is probably a healthy source of saturated fat.

Mark Sisson

For example, coconut oil has been found to help normalize blood lipids and protect against damage to the liver by alcohol and other toxins, can play a role in preventing kidney and gall bladder diseases, and is associated with improved blood sugar and insulin control and therefore the prevention and management of diabetes.” Link

 

Peter Attia – What I actually eat.

For example, eat more eggs, more cheese, more nuts, more avocados, more olive oil, more coconut oil, more high fat over low fat yogurt.

 

Robb Wolf

Lauric acid, the major fatty acid found in coconut oil, has a vast number of health benefits including anti-microbial and anti-fungal properties.

 

Loren Cordain

So, the best information suggests that coconut oil when consumed without western foods (refined sugars, grains, processed foods, etc.) is a healthful oil.

 

Chris MasterJohn

Coconut Not Only Protects Your Liver From Alcohol — But From a Diet Deficient in Meat and Eggs Too!

Dr Terry Wahls

“IF you’re going to heat a fat use something such as bacon fat, lard or Coconut Oil”

 

CHRIS KRESSER

Coconut oil is also rich in lauric acid, a fatty acid found in mother’s milk that is anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and anti-viral.

 

Dr Micahel Eades

Certain saturated fats, particularly those found in butter, lard, coconut oil, and palm oil, function directly as signaling messengers that influence metabolism, including such critical jobs as the appropriate release of insulin.

 

Stephen Guyonet

There’s very little known about the effect of unrefined coconut oil on animal and human health, however what is published appears to be positive, and is broadly consistent with the health of traditional cultures eating unrefined coconut foods. The data on refined coconut oil are conflicting and frustrating to sort through. The effects of refined coconut oil seem to depend highly on dietary context and genetic background. In my opinion, virgin coconut oil can be part of a healthy diet, and may even have health benefits in some contexts.

 

Paul Jaminet

One of the most powerful, and probably also benign, ways to raise HDL is intermittent fasting or ketogenic dieting, with ketosis enhanced by the use of coconut oil or MCT (medium-chain triglyceride) oil.

 

Other sources

http://coconutoil.com/coconut-oil-research/

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/02/dining/02Appe.html?pagewanted=all&_r=2&

 

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