I’ve had several emails asking me about a report in USA Today attacking coconut oil. Karin Michels, an adjunct professor at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, described coconut oil as “pure poison.” Harvard? Really? This is the sad state of affairs we find promulgated by attention seeking people. This type of misinformation and the mainstream media’s willingness to spread it far and wide is unfortunately not new. The American Heart Association (AHA) advises Americans to replace saturated fat with omega-6 rich polyunsaturated fatty acids from vegetable oils. Is their hidden agenda to promote more heart attacks? Science has made it abundantly clear that plant-based, saturated fat promotes heart and brain health. Omega 3s from whole food like coconuts, avocados and fish oil (not Omega 6s from processed, refined, vegetable oil) are essential for creating healthy fatty acids.
If coconut oil is “pure poison,” are all the Polynesians dead? Where is the body count? Are people really so gullible as to believe that real food, like coconuts, would be injurious to health? This lack of journalistic integrity, rushing to conclusions, flagrant misrepresentation of data, and money continue to feed lies to sow confusion in the public mind. Apparently Harvard, the American Heart Association and USA Today have no real interest in reporting the truth that scientific investigation has already established.
Click here to read a rebuttal to coconut oil as “pure poison.” You will see the scientific truth laid out which explains the benefits of satuated fat, learn about The Cholesterol Lie, and why using statin drugs to lower cholesterol is one of the worst things you could do to damage your health–you want high cholesterol from healthy fats!
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