Wednesday, January 20, 2010


I really love getting comments from you.  This week, "anonymous" questioned the wisdom of suggesting the use of coconut milk in a healthy diet.  This prompted me to check it out and this is what I found.
The coconut milk carton states that it contains MCFAs, 65% of which are not stored in the body but used as energy and it has 0 trans fats, 0 cholesterol and 6 grams of sugar, which is less than most regular milks.  MCFAs are medium chain saturated fatty acids which are absorbed directly from the intestines and sent straight to the liver for quick energy (from Vitamin Cottage Natural Grocers, Inc.).
Mainly used in Thai cooking, 50% of the fatty acid found in natural coconut oil is lauric acid, which has an adverse effect on bacteria, yeast fungi and envelopes viruses destroying the lipid membrane of HIV, measles, herpes simplex, influenza and cytomegalovirus (CMV) and is a main component of human breast milk.
This is all applicable if the oil is not hydrogenated.
According to, "the human body converts lauric acid into monolaurin" which is claimed to help in dealing with viruses and bacteria that cause the above conditions.  In addition, the web page claims lauric acid "helps in fighting harmful bacteria such as listeria monocytogenes, helicobacter pylori and harmful protozoa such as giardia lamblia."
I would never presume to give out medical advice but if any of the above is even remotely true, it appears as though this is yet another powerful food which can aid in the cure of many diseases that plague humanity.  I am particularly happy to read that it can kill viruses that cause SARS and other influenzas.  Hopefully, someone out there is continuing studies on these possiblities.

Don't All of These Folks Look Really Healthy?

If any of you are interested in using coconut products, please check them out for yourselves and let me know how they work.  I predict big things for this product if any of it is true!

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  1. WOW, If any of this is true we have been missing a lot. Nice biog

  2. This is good to know. I love to cook with coconut milk. But, I really love the coconut snowman!! Judi

    ps using anything but anonymous takes a lot of work, so I'm just signing my name

  3. I read you article about the coconut milk. My wife and I have been on life style change in eating (not a diet)for 5 years. She has lost 120 lbs and I have lost 60lbs. She works out with Jillian Michels and one of the things she has learned is that Jillian uses coconut milk all the time and recomends it. She even uses in her coffee.

    Jack Kline

  4. I don't know about coconuts, but being outside having fun sure helps.



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