The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Coconut Oil Diet (Complete Idiot's Guides (Lifestyle Paperback))
James Pendleton, Maria Blanco
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For many years, coconut oil has been anecdotally credited with relieving and even curing a wide variety of the most deadly diseases and conditions. Recent evidence suggests that, taken in the right doses, it can also cause dramatic improvement in the brain function of Alzheimer's patients. Because conventional medicine so far has failed to find an effective treatment for this devastating disease, people are willing to give coconut oil a shot. But how much should they take, and what are easy ways to work it into the diet? And how and why could it really work? The Complete Idiot's Guide® to the Coconut Oil Diet examines the science behind medicinal coconut oil and helps readers integrate natural coconut oil into their diets easily. It gathers evidence and expert opinions on the use of coconut oil to help with the deadliest diseases and conditions, including:
- Alzheimer's disease.
- Heart disease.
- Compromised immune system.
- Viruses and bacterial infections.
- Skin conditions.
oil to your diet • Taking coconut oil supplements • Eating coconut meat as a source of coconut oil • Finding coconut milk, cream, and flour • Locating coconut cuisines, foods, and snacks Health-conscious people and dieters who are trying to increase their intake of coconut oil may be relieved to know that they are not limited to dosing themselves with oil by the tablespoon. Coconut oil can be found in a surprising number of places and forms. Because of increased demand and modern means of
in the care of premature infants and of those who are unable to digest other fats. It is even a primary ingredient in many commercially available infant formulas. Studies show that the lauric acid in coconut oil is effective against deadly antibiotic-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Monolaurin also inhibits production of staphylococcal toxic shock toxin-1, which results in TSS (toxic shock syndrome), a rare but serious infection that can affect either males or females, but especially
nutrients were eaten in the form of butter, organ meats, coconut and palm oils, animal fats, and in the eggs of fish and birds that have come to be thought of as unhealthy in modern times. Yet traditional peoples have instinctively known what scientists of that time had only recently discovered: that fat-soluble vitamins are indispensable because they act as catalysts in the absorption of minerals and in the body’s ability to utilize proteins. Without them, we cannot absorb minerals regardless
or 1⁄2 stick) butter 1⁄2 lb. mushrooms, sliced 1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped 1 cup chopped tart green apple, peeled 2 lb. small (50- to 60-count) fresh shrimp, headed and cleaned 1⁄2 lb. lobster tail meat, cut into bite-size chunks 1⁄2 lb. lump white crabmeat 2 tsp. salt Dash of freshly ground black pepper 1 slice (1⁄4 in. thick) ginger root, minced 2 tsp. granulated sugar 3 cups chicken broth 2 cups coconut milk 3 TB. cornstarch stirred into 6 TB. water 2 TB. lemon juice
senses. 3 cups coconut milk 2 cups chicken stock 4 lemongrass stalks, bruised and chopped 1-in. piece ginger root, peeled and julienne sliced 10 black peppercorns 10 kaffir lime leaves, roughly torn 3⁄4 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breast strips 4 oz. fresh white mushrooms (about 1 cup sliced, or about 15 whole) 1⁄2 cup baby corncobs 4 TB. lime juice 3 TB. Thai fish sauce 2 red Thai chiles, chopped 4 green onions, sliced 1⁄2 cup fresh cilantro, roughly chopped 1. Pour coconut