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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.

BrainWash Podcast with Guest David Perlmutter

The brain we develop reflects the life we lead. 

– the Dalai Lama.

Makes sense, right?

Strangely, this is a contentious opinion in the world of neuroscience. 

And it’s part of why Dr. David Perlmutter not only left the practice of mainstream neurology 10 years into his residency and opened his own practice, but recently wrote a book with his son about the effects of our lifestyles on our neural structures.

Dr. Pedram Shojai

NY Times Best Selling author and film maker. Taoist Abbot and Qigong master. Husband and dad. I’m here to help you find your way and be healthy and happy. I don’t want to be your guru…just someone who’ll help point the way. If you’re looking for a real person who’s done the work, I’m your guy. I can light the path and walk along it with you but can’t walk for you.