Coconut Oil is the best oil on Earth! It is not only good internally but also externally. It is all healthy for your body from head to toe.


The health benefits of coconut oil are vast, covering all the major systems of our body including cardiovascular, digestive, immune system and lymphatic systems. Read here about coconut & Alzheimer’s. Its major health benefits include hair care, skin care, stress relief, normalizing cholesterol levels, weight loss, increased immunity, proper digestion and metabolism, bone and tooth support, and relief from kidney problems, heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, HIV, and cancer.

Natural health physician Dr. Joseph Mercola discusses the truth about the many health benefits of coconut oil.

Coconut Oil is THE healthiest Oil

The benefits are numerous but we want to specifically address the use of coconut oil for weight loss here.

coconut oil spoon

In the 1920s, researchers in Germany showed that mice fed a fat-free diet would develop no cancer. In the following years, a strong link between “healthful” unsaturated fats and cancer has been demonstrated. The addition of saturated fat to the diets of such mice was shown to have a protective effect. Unsaturated oils such as sunflower oil, once cooked will become rancid within hours and are responsible for the staleness of relatively freshly cooked food.

Why would unsaturated fats be so unhealthy to animals? What is the evolutionary logic? These oils are derived from pressing seeds from the plant. In the wild seeds should be eaten, and pass through the digestive system of an animal in order to be deposited on the ground elsewhere in a pile of manure which fertilizes it in order to grow.

Now think for a minute: Seeds are not supposed to be digested. They contain enzymes which block digestion – perfectly rational from the seed’s perspective. These same enzymes also slow the action of the thyroid gland which produces the hormones your body needs to burn fat. In short, unsaturated fats are purposely toxic and affect digestion and your ability to burn fat.

You may have noticed that after a period of time the lip of a bottle of safflower oil becomes very sticky and refuses to wash off. This is precisely why such oils are used in varnish. This same property causes age spots, brain lesions and blocked arteries.

Coconut oil, being a saturated fat is perfectly stable and suitable for long-term storage, even in very hot weather and for very extended periods (years). Coconut oil also contains small amounts of unsaturated fats which do not become oxidized, even after years. This speaks to a powerful antioxidant effect in coconut oil, which can potentially slow the aging process in people caused by cell oxidation.

You have probably read before that coconut oil is largely comprised of medium-chain fatty acids (MCFA) which dissolve more easily in blood than the long chain fatty acids found in meats, cheeses, and other saturated oils. Because MCFA is shorter they can be easily digested, putting less strain on the body and thereby reduce the oxidative damage to cells. Dr. Ray Peat, a specialist in dietary nutrition tells a story:

“Several years ago I met an old couple, who were only a few years apart in age, but the wife looked many years younger than her doddering old husband. She was from the Philippines, and she remarked that she always had to cook two meals at the same time because her husband couldn’t adapt to her traditional food. Three times every day, she still prepared her food in coconut oil. Her apparent youth increased my interest in the effects of coconut oil.”

Coconut Oil for Weight Loss

The pharmaceutical industry is understandably not ready to fund studies into foods with medicinal advantages which convey them no financial benefit, so we have to dig a little deeper to find repeatable experiments that have resulted in weight loss. Here are a few compelling pieces of evidence:

girl happy with weight loss results
  1. During the 1940s, farmers turned to coconut oil as a cheap way to fatten their cattle, but instead they found the cows became lean, hungry and active.
  1. In a subsequent experiment, cows were fed saturated fat (coconut oil) and unsaturated fats in varying ratios, and it was found that the cows became more obese in direct proportion to the amount of unsaturated fat in their diet, and their obesity was NOT related to the total fat they had consumed. In short, the unsaturated fat was making them fat. Presumably, the coconut oil was having the opposite effect.
  1. The population of Yucatan has a metabolic rate 25% faster than people in the USA. George Washington Crile (the first surgeon to perform a blood transfusion) attributed this to their heavy consumption of coconut oil. The population of Yucatan is lean and the women do not suffer symptoms typically associated with menopause.
  1. It also has been demonstrated that regular consumption of coconut oil lowers cholesterol, counter to the widespread belief that saturated fat increases cholesterol levels. Coconut eating populations in the tropics have much lower cholesterol than those in the west, despite the fact they eat a staple diet of foods high in cholesterol (eggs, shellfish, milk and meat).

Well-known People Who Use Coconut Oil for Weight Loss.

Model Miranda Kerr married to Orlando Bloom says:

“I will not go a day without coconut oil. I personally take four tablespoons per day, either on my salads, in my cooking or in my cups of green tea.”
Actress Angelina Jolie married to Brad Pitt, and who believes in its weight loss properties says:

“I have been known to start my day with little more than a spoonful of coconut oil and a handful of cereal.”
Actress Jennifer Anniston has tried the coconut oil diet and says:

“The Coconut Diet is low carb and includes plenty of coconut in all its forms to speed metabolism and weight loss.”

Side Effects

Adverse effects occur rarely, as coconut oil is a natural product, though some people are more sensitive to it than others. Some of the things to look out for when you first try coconut oil: Loose stools. Try mixing it with food instead of eating it undiluted. It’s better to start on a smaller dose and build up. Constipation is also possible if you do not drink enough water. Some people may be allergic to coconut oil. Start with very little if you are unsure and check for a skin rash.


There are many many people who prove the efficacy of coconut oil out there, but this one is amazing. We’ve lifted it from because it was just too good not to:

Kelly Inglet – Before starting The Coconut Diet

kellybefore1 Weight Loss Testimonials from Those Using Coconut Oil in Their Diet

Kelly Inglet – After starting The Coconut Diet

kellyafter1 Weight Loss Testimonials from Those Using Coconut Oil in Their Diet

“These are pictures of me before and after I began my weight loss adventure. I have lost over 140 lbs with much thanks to coconut oil. One unexpected thing that has happened since I started my health journey is that I found my wonderful husband (see below). I have always dreamed of being able to feel normal. I finally feel normal and not so ill all the time. I am going to be 40 in March, and instead of being in the hospital or seeing the Dr. several times a month with all sorts of complaints, I will be feeling on top of the world. As a matter of fact, I haven’t seen the Dr. (for illness anyway) for two years. People ask if I have had gastric bypass surgery. I am proud to tell them no. I go on to explain how I have done it…”

At GNet we are big fans of Coconut oil which is sourced from the Philippines, one of the best places on earth for coconuts to grow naturally.

If you are thinking about a coconut oil purchase we urge you to go organic and especially to avoid capsules except in the case you just don’t like the taste of delicious organic coconut oil.

Michael Donelly

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