Coconut oil has many benefits. It contains Medium Chain Fatty Acids (MCFAs) which are converted into Medium Chain Trigycerids(MCTs) which produce ketones which are superfuel for the brain.
Fasting and exercise can contribute to creating Ketones.
The Ketonic Diet which has helped people with epilepsy includes the restriction of carbohydrates. The movie “First do no harm” based on a true story starring Merryl Streep
Merryl Streep introduces the Ketonic Diet
This is in the hope that this post making a difference to ‘one of the thousands of starfishes will get a chance.’
Check out this section of the movie
The Website of The Charlie Fondation has lots more information including recipes.
“Ketones are the superfuel for the Brain.” Richard Veech MD
When coconut oil is used the ketones are produced regardless even though eating less carbohydrates enhances this production even further. Apart from producing ketones it also helps protect the brain and it stimulates cell growth.
Yes, Coconut Oil is a saturated fat which is different to other saturated fats since it has the MCFAs and is very high in Lauric Acid(48%), caprilyc acid and capric acid giving is the anti-viral/bacterial/fungal properties.
We need saturated fats
- to absorb vitamines and minerals
- for proper growth,repair and maintenance of body tissue
- to protect unsaturated fats in the body from free radicals
- as a preferred source of energy for the heart
- essential for the lungs
- helps us feel full
Dr. Bruce Fife has a chapter in his book “Stop Autism Now A Parent’s Guide to Preventing and Reversing Autism Spectrum Disorders” entitled “The Ultimate Brain Food”
“Coconut oil: The Ultimate Brain Food
The MCTs in Coconut oil are converted into ketones, which act as high potency fuel for the brain.
This superful bypasses the glucose metabolic pathway to overcome defects in glucose metabolism. In doing so, it boosts energy output, normalizes brain function, stops erratic signal transmission that lead to seizures, improves cognition and memory, improves motor function, supplies building blocks for the repairs, maintenance and growth of new brain tissues.
Ketones reduce the brain’s need for oxygen, protecting it from injury caused by physical trauma, ashpyxiation, or other causes. Ketones have proven useful in stopping the progression of neurodegenerative disease and even reverse the symptoms.” (page 131)
Read about a diet plan on the following post Ketogenic Diet Benefits Cancer and Weight Loss by Dr. Axe.
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