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Coconut Oil Vs. Coconut Milk: What Does your Gut Say?

Nobody could afford coconut oil during the war in the 1940s. Although it had been used in European and American, not to mention Caribbean and Filipino, cooking for centuries, Americans lost their access to it, except at exorbitant prices. (If you’re wondering, that’s how soy was able to get such a foothold in our eating practices.)

When coconut oil reentered the market, the national food and health authorities had turned on it – they claimed it was basically lard. Coconut oil is 93% saturated fat, and during the 1950s, there wasn’t a dirtier curse word in the medical community. 

We thought it clogged arteries and caused heart disease.

Get Familiar with your Gut Feelings: 4 Digestive Phases

The medical community, and society as a whole, are coming around to the generalized importance of gut health. But since it’s probably been a long time since any of us have taken 8th grade biology, you may not even remember how the gut functions.

Health insurance is expensive. Doctors, expensive. Surgery, expensive. Buying supplements you read about online and letting them languish in your medicine cabinet, expensive.

Did Our Ancestors Hibernate During the Winter? Should We?

Short answer? No.

Although when the days get shorter, the air outside bites the skin, and outdoor activities require forethought and preparation…

We tend to get hungrier, sleepier, and grumpier. Sounds like we’re preparing to hibernate, doesn’t it?

Hibernation is a state of minimal movement and low metabolic activity characterized by low-body temperature, slow breathing, slow heart rate, and low intensity.

Dr. Pedram Shojai

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