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Coconut oil; why does Bruce Fife call it a miracle, but the AHA calls it a risk. MCTs and body fat

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Prevmedheartrisk.com Prevmedheartrisk.com. On June 18 2017, the AHA (American Heart Association) published a "Presidential Advisory" on dietary fats and heart disease. In that study, they stated unequivocally that they do not recommend coconut for heart disease. There have been decades of battle over coconut. Bruce Fife wrote a book called, "The Coconut Oil Miracle". Is it really? Probably not. Others would call coconut a villian. That's probably not true, either. Coconut oil has been a part of the dietary fats battle for decades. Coconut oil is saturated. Therefore it has been thought to be a problem, causing weight gain and heart diease. But coconut oil also is made up of MCTs ( Medium chain triglycerides). Recent arguments say that not only are MCTs not bad, they are actually good for you. There is some evidence to indicate this may be true. But at this point, it is not conclusive. For example, food producers have begun to replace soybean oil with coconut oil to decrease fat in broiler chickens. Meanwhile, coconut oil consumption in the US has risen relatively little since the 60s. Maybe we should do better research and wait until we have a clearer answer. About Dr. Brewer - Ford Brewer is a physician that started as an Emergency Doctor. After seeing too many patients coming in dead from early heart attacks, he went to Johns Hopkins to learn Preventive Medicine. He went on the run the post-graduate training program (residency) in Preventive Medicine at Hopkins. From there, he made a career of practicing and managing preventive medicine and primary care clinics. His later role in this area was Chief Medical Officer for Premise, which has over 500 primary care/ prevention clinics. He was also the Chief Medical Officer for MDLIVE, the second largest telemedicine company. More recently, he founded PrevMed, a heart attack, stroke, and diabetes prevention clinic. At PrevMed, we focus on heart attack and stroke and Type 2 diabetes prevention by reducing or eliminating risk through attentive care and state-of-the-art genetic testing, imaging, labs and telemedicine options. We serve patients who have already experienced an event as well as those have not developed a diagnosis or event. Our team of senior clinicians includes internationally recognized leaders in the research and treatment of cardiovascular disease, preventive medicine and wellness. We also provide preventive medicine by telemedicine technology to over 30 states. Contact Dr. Brewer at info@prevmedheartrisk.com or visit http://prevmedheartrisk.com. -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "How to prevent a stroke: #1 cause of disability, #5 cause of death, High BP and Atrial fibrillation" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buRtcJyLFJA -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
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Oregon's Lonewolf (11 days ago)
Anything natural will always be surpressed by a medical community influenced by drug lobby dollars. They don't care about your health, just the bottom line.
Eleanor White (24 days ago)
Coconut oil (or any other not-double-blind-studied remedy) not worth much? The medical establishment, major organizations and such, makes pronouncements based on double blind studies. Certainly a logical and safe move on the surface. But what Big Medicine NEVER takes into account is the sometimes eventually proven aspect of Big Med studies being PROFIT-MAKING BIAS. NEVER will you hear a medical organization or doctor acknowledging that studies can be severely biased. Coconut oil isn't patentable (for now, at least,) and isn't it possible to have negative study results published to discourage its use? There is bias in the form of outright lies, and there is more covert bias in the form of setting up experiment parameters, like using crappy brands of coconut oil, or selecting subjects who have conditions making improvement unlikely. I suggest that ignoring the possibility, and in the case of a non-patentable remedy, PROBABILITY, of profit-motivated bias is the shabbiest kind of science.
healthya540mg5959 (26 days ago)
love you doctor!!!
Ford Brewer (25 days ago)
Thanks
johnlp4 (1 month ago)
Thank you for showing these reports... I appreciate your doing so. I have used coconut oil for several years... And have seen the benefits of it. A good friend of mine, had a loved one that had Alzheimer's. He was so bad that he could not do the clock test. She started her loved one on coconut oil. Within a few weeks, she saw that he was improving, and could do the clock test better and better. She is a doctor...and she gave a talk about her experience on Ted talks. You might want to check it out. Secondly, I wonder how certain cultures of people eat tons of coconut oil and eat healthy diets have very little heart disease, They have very little or no diabetes... No clogged arteries...etc. They only get these diseases when they leave their regular diets and stop taking their coconut oil, that they begin to get heart disease, diabetes, etc. Bruce Fife puts information on his website which shows the evidence that coconut oil does benefit people. I am told that many of those studies which show detremental effects, were using hydrogenated coconut oil, and not virgin coconut oil. Any hydrogenated fat is bad for us. No one has been able to explain why millions of people around the world are not dropping like flies, since they eat coconut oil, coconut, and coconut water every day of their lives. In fact I find it interesting that big pharma cannot explain why people with high LDL levels do not have heart disease, and longer than other people. So the AMA and the other groups who run down coconut oil, are bought and paid for by powerful entities who contribute to their coffers. Go against the powerful groups, and your funding dries up. Such is life... As far as coconut oil being bad for us... Show us the bodies... Where are all the people who died from taking coconut oil? Yeah...right. Until then I for one will go with the evidence From people who use it. Not boneheads that want us to be sick.
Ford Brewer (1 month ago)
Thanks
9021999 1 (1 month ago)
AHA is in bed with the soybean-oil industry.
Akane Cortich (1 month ago)
Fife makes a pretty strong case for Coconut Oil as way to significantly reverse the effects of Alzheimer's. He contends that ketones are the mechanics that service and repair the brain whilst being its high octane fuel in the absence of glucose. He also notes that with insulin resistance the blood can be full of glucose that cannot get into cells as fuel, but the high blood glucose level stops the trigger for the liver to produce ketones as an alternative fuel for the brain, thus cells start to starve and get damaged. He also noted that when you take Coconut Oil there is a percentage of it that is immediately converted to ketones. He provides cases and a study where the consumption of 3 tablespoons of coconut oil in Alzheimers sufferers had significant improvement in cognitive abilities within just 90 minutes, and continued improvement over time with continued oil consumption. One case offered up was a person with near severe ALZ a year later being able to get on a computer and surf the net, being able to read again...and so on. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vG6YDRVgQvc If you are a person with Type 2 diabetes I would be taking the 5 tablespoons of coconut oil he recommends, can't hurt.
Teri Jean (1 month ago)
I worked as a Cardiovascular Tech for years listening to RN's give patients the dietary changes they needed to make, no butter but only margarine! Lord it took decades to get that killer into the spot light. It's still used! Mazola is still advertising how good its corn oil is for your heart. Do you take a firm stand for anything?
bud irving (2 months ago)
why don't you just eat a coconut?
Salvador Lorenzo A. Neri (2 months ago)
Look at the Donors of the AHA you'll find Pharma companies.
Tony Pittsburgh (2 months ago)
I love this guy's videos. A medical doctor with an open mind.
Ford Brewer (2 months ago)
Thanks.
Bernard Popp (3 months ago)
Heard of the Framingham Study? They changed from blaming dietary cholesterol for artery blockage to inflammation only. My cardiologist didn't care when i showed him this report article. Any opinion on this sir?
Bernard Popp (3 months ago)
+Ford Brewer i had bypass surgery...not stents... thanks for all. subed
Ford Brewer (3 months ago)
Thanks. But maybe not. No matter the % blockage, stents do not prevent heart attacks.
Ford Brewer (3 months ago)
Thanks. Most cardiologists have to spend more time on diagnostics and interventions than prevention.
Bernard Popp (3 months ago)
+Bernard Popp Coconut oil feels way less greasy in the mouth...my guess is it is a good thing...but idk. So I go easy with it.
Bernard Popp (3 months ago)
I had 95% blockage & got a triple bypass...did i do the best thing? thnx
Ernesto Caamano (3 months ago)
the AHA knows so much so please look for "American Heart Association President Suffers Heart Attack at 52" dated November 19, 2017. Apparently the AHA's president was following their own guidelines. AHA has financial ties with the junk food industry. Just research.
John Lorscheider (3 months ago)
Ernesto: Here is a video Dr. Brewer did on that topic 6-months ago. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWS927NSUDM&t=100s
mark park (3 months ago)
if the aha dont like coconut oil, then i want it
Robin Rae (3 months ago)
I liked this video! I add 1/2 teaspoon of coconut oil to my decaf coffee with cinnamon and turmeric. I hope to see that it doesn’t raise my LDL. Just had another blood draw today so I’ll know next week. I like your shirt too.
dmana3172 (2 months ago)
There's nothing wrong with LDL if they are large and fluffy. You need LDL. However, oxidized LDLs that are small particles are the real dangers we want to avoid.
Dave (3 months ago)
After decades of personal curiosity and study, I've determined that all establishment medical sciences are under various degrees of influence by loosely related consumer product monopolies. It's rooted in a mutual back scratching agenda of corporate consolidation and government centralization. Their motives are clearly based on industry protection and choice control regardless of the product category. Healthy people are bad for business. What I know for sure is that the following partial list of substances have improved my physical health dramatically since 2010: Organic home grown broccoli sprouts, hemp seed, hemp seed oil, organic virgin coconut oil, chia seed, Himalayan mineral salt, turmeric, garlic, a wide variety of herbs, baking soda, vinegar, R/O water and a steady year round diet of vegetables from my garden. There are also many things I've eliminated as much as possible: Fluoride, HFCS, canola oil, processed & fast foods, GMO foods, table salt, sugar, milk, all standard breads, ocean fish, farmed fish, glyphosate contaminated items and many other harmful items. I can't list them all here.
Dave (3 months ago)
Yes about 10 pounds and it has stayed the same now since around 2011.
Ford Brewer (3 months ago)
Thanks. I think there are good reasons these changes have helped you. Also, was there any weight loss associated with that?
Marilyn King (4 months ago)
Natural Toothpaste Ingredients About 1/2 cup coconut oil 2-3 Tablespoons of baking soda 2 small packets of stevia powder 15-20 drops of peppermint or cinnamon essential oil 10 drops myrrh extract (optional) Natural Toothpaste Instructions Melt or slightly soften coconut oil. Mix in other ingredients and stir well. If using semi-hard coconut oil, use a fork, if not, use a spoon. If you are using completely melted coconut oil, you will need to stir several times while the mixture cools to keep the baking soda incorporated. Put mixture into small glass jar (I make different ones for each family member) Let cool completely. To use: Get a small amount on spoon to put on toothbrush. I don't get fancy with the flavors or myrrh. I use coconut oil and baking soda. Period. :)
Ziggy Lothbrook (4 months ago)
I'm very leery of all these studies from the AMA and all that because who are they funded by? Big Pharma and the Food Industries so what's missing and Healthcare is the HEALTH! MOST Doctor's are not trained in preventive medicine they're trained in medications to push poison pills in my opinion I mean I don't blame the doctors that's just how they're trained and everytime I see a pharmacy rep come out of a doctor's office , OH my God will what kind of new poison she/ He is trying to convince them that you know for script maybe they get a little piece of kick back? and the food industry is just putting a bunch of crap in the food they spray the corn and the soy and everything else with what? glycol propylene and glycol phosphate and yeah it kills the weeds and keeps the plant alive but gets into the soil and plus gets into the grain or the fruit or whatever it is we eat that! you know if you go to Walmart today and pick up a tomato it's waxy but on a trip to Hawaii where does volcanic soil it's deep Red very deep red very fleshy and very flavorful. Our farmers are not putting the nutrients back in the soil they're just putting calcium magnesium Etc and not putting the trace minerals in the nutrients back into their land so the American diet is crap no matter what you try to do it's all junk as long as big Pharma is involved and the food industry is involved they are under HIGH pressure from lobbyists! WE'RE going to continue to go downhill what's missing in healthcare is the health I don't want band aid pills I don't want symptoms treated I don't want to have disease in the first place we need more preventative medicine doctors but again as long as you know there's that big big money to be made by putting people on the really expensive Pharmaceuticals because they're getting sick on the crappy food supply it'll never happen! oh well enough of my rant have a blessed day and thank you for the information
Ford Brewer (4 months ago)
Thanks. It was a good rant!
John Lorscheider (4 months ago)
Ziggy: Great rant. I think we all want the same healthcare you elude to. Speaking of funding, I wonder who funds Bruce Fife and his coconut oil crusade. I have to wonder. I'm sure he doesn't do all this for free.
Stuart M (4 months ago)
"It's a definite maybe. And that's final!" I wouldn't trust a word that the AHA, ADA or the CSPI says. The CSPI promoted the use of margarine and polyunsaturated oils instead of butter, despite the fact that the hydrogenation of oils to make margarine turns those oils into transfats. And the polyunsaturates are prone to oxidation both inside and outside your body. Now they campaign against transfats as if it was someone else's fault for promoting them. As for the AHA and ADA, they seem to be intent on perpetuating themselves by increasing the very diseases they claim to be fighting. The saturated-fat causes-heart-disease theory was always based on faulty data and has been disproved many times, most recently by the PURE study that found NO connection between saturated fat consumption and heart disease. But this is the zombie myth that will not die. The AHA/ADA and various "Opinion Leaders" are incapable of admitting they were wrong. Was it Karl Popper who said that "science advances one funeral at a time"? In other words, the Old Guard has to die or retire and replaced by a younger generation before the new paradigm becomes accepted. Lots of examples of this in science and medicine - Darwinian evolution, plate tectonics, hand washing by doctors, etc. However you and I can't afford to wait until the Old Guard die off. On the subject of coconut oil and weight loss, Mike Eades mentions in one of his blog posts that some years ago cattle feedlot operators in the US got the bright idea to feed their steers coconut oil, since as everybody knows eating fat makes you fat and coconut oil was the cheapest fat around at the time. Problem was instead of fattening up the steers became lean! So not a new finding then. Dr Brewer, one of the reasons that you may not have seen much change taking CO is that your body was already fat-adapted through LCHF and fasting. When people first start fasting or LCHF they are said to suffer"keto flu" - tiredness, brain fog etc - for a few days until their body ramps up the production of the enzymes to generate and metabolise the ketones. I've been fasting for the last couple of weeks and haven't experienced any of that, probably because for several weeks prior I was taking a spoonful of CO every day, so was already fat-adapted. Regarding CO and dementia, are you aware of Mary Newport's experience with her husband Steve? Mary has become a proselytiser for CO and ketones after seeing her husband improve dramatically on CO and MCT oil (MMSE score going from 12 to 20). Since she went public she has received more than 400 reports of improved symptoms from caregivers. As I've said elsewhere, the plural of "anecdote" is "data". I recommend Mary's two videos on the Epigenix Foundation YouTube channel, and she also has a book I'm reading at the moment "The Coconut Oil & Low-Carb Solution for Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Other Diseases" (published 2015). While CO is not a cure for dementia it does appear to alleviate symptoms and bypass IR in the brain, so buying time to address the causes. After all, Dale Bredesen has ketogenic diet as part of his RECODE protocol, so CO could jumpstart Ketosis. BTW most of the Epigenix Foundation videos cover the use of ketogenic diet in the treatment of cancer, well worth watching
Stuart M (4 months ago)
Thanks John, I've learnt something new today. I only discovered Dr Brewer's channel recently and gone on a learning binge. I made some comments on a few of his earlier videos and asked his opinion on a few issues but so far no replies. Do you know whether he reviews comments on old videos or just the new ones? I can understand that comments can become quite a burden as the channel becomes more popular.
John Lorscheider (4 months ago)
Stuart: If you go into the YouTube desktop mode you can edit any post you make. Just look for the 3 vertical dots to the right of your post and click 'Edit". Be sure to Save your changes when done. Editing won't work well from a smart phone and is better done on a desktop computer or tablet. Let me know if you have questions on how to go about this. Thanks.
Stuart M (4 months ago)
Sorry about the massive block of text. I did place carriage returns between each paragraph to space them with a blank line, but YouTube has deleted the spaces and I can't edit the comment.
The Artificial Society (4 months ago)
Its pretty obvious. You eat rich foods like coconut oil and your just perpetuating the addiction. You just dont see people that are obese if they are eating a pure whole food plant based diet eating whole starchy staples and vegetables. Even if you eat a little extra fats everyday or once a week, you will raise your weight by a considerable amount over time. And everyone has this wonderful delusion that they are doing ok. Its just wishful thinking, most people that think they are ok are really well on their way to heart attacks, strokes, cancer, premature debilitation, sickness. It takes strength, willpower, determination to be healthy in an environment where being weak, fat, sick is ok. If you like the taste of coconut then eat some whole coconut but dont be a pathetic loser and con your weak addicted imagination by eating sick oil crud that goes right on your belly on traumatizes the arteries. Wakeup people.
steven g chaney (4 months ago)
big pharma, so sad
Ford Brewer (4 months ago)
Thanks. Lifestyle is clearly more important. I do criticize the standard medical practice for many things like this. But I think patients have to take responsibility for this as well as docs. It is encouraging to see so many people losing the weight they need to lose. I can’t tell you the number of our patients I’ve just over the past two years that lost 20 pounds and more.
Stuart M (4 months ago)
Pharma companies helped people in the past when they focussed on medications that actually cured disease, drugs like antibiotics. Unfortunately, that has been replaced by a new strategy that aims to make us all permanent patients - once you're on the drug you stay there for life. We're steadily losing the fight against pathogens as they develop resistance to the old antibiotics. Yet Big Pharma is not developing new ones. Instead they focus on developing the next Viagra. Worse, they are hastening antibiotic resistance by promoting their use to livestock as a prophylactic because it makes them gain weight. Many times the quantity of antibiotics are fed to livestock than are taken by humans. ISTM that too much of modern medicine is about treating the symptoms of disease and not the causes, or treating lab values that may not have anything to do with the actual disease. Take diabetes. They give you sulfonylureas and insulin that lower blood sugar but don't reduce the rates of developing PN, kidney failure or amputations. That's because they accelerate IR, not reduce it. Fasting and LCHF will reverse IR and allow people to eliminate the meds, but how many endocrinologists tell their patients that? None that I know of.
Ford Brewer (4 months ago)
Thanks for the comment. Big pharma has helped a lot of people. We tend to forget that. But so many are way too dependent on meds.
mach e (4 months ago)
I'm willing to bet that the majority of people who have heart disease or who have heart attacks don't exercise regularly, they smoke and eat unclean foods like PORK, shrimp, crab and lobster.
Ford Brewer (4 months ago)
Thanks. Lifestyle is the most important part of prevention. Genetics are not destiny and medications are not the cure.
Rich Rh (4 months ago)
There are no randomized double blind control trials in humans with primary and secondary end points such as CV disease, Stroke, All-cause mortality etc to unequivocally prove that coconut oil is superior to other vegetable oils!! Bottom line: Use any oil in moderation!!!
Stephen S. (5 months ago)
The president of the AHA just had a heart attack at 52...and you expect us to take the medical establishment serious ? The most heart healthy people on the planet eat a high fat diet with a lot of cholesterol. This is a verifiable fact.
John Villafranca (5 months ago)
Thank you for your honesty on it all.
Ford Brewer (5 months ago)
You're welcome. And thanks for your interest.
Shane Creamer (5 months ago)
Dr. Brewer, have you seen this research that shows that all separated oils cause endothelial insult to arteries with 1-3 hours of consumption? Do you think this study was well designed? All the major oils were tested - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4586551/
Ford Brewer (5 months ago)
Did you mean that olive oil was by far the most helpful in lowering inflammation, damage and constriction compared to the "separated oils"? I guess my question is, "what do you mean by 'separated'"?
Ford Brewer (5 months ago)
Thanks. Great article. I'm reading it now. But I'm not seeing the part about endothelial damage. In fact, it seems to support the assertion that olive oil is cardioprotective - or decreases inflammation. I'm going to read it again. I'll do a video on it.
Jiří Hutečka (5 months ago)
Well it is clear that vegetable oils high in omega 6 like corn,soy, sunflower, canola etc.. are by far the worst. Oils or fats high in monounsaturated fats like olive oil, avocados, macadamia nuts etc.. are much more safer and by far the safest oil are saturated like coconut/palm oil or fat from grass fad ruminant animals.. Btw there is a huge misconception that poultry or pork fat is "saturated". Those animals if they are feed by corn, soy etc.. Have very high amount of omega 6 fats.. Then when they are doing studies on "saturated fats". They use pork lard(from corn,soy feed pigs) which is very high in omega 6 and then they are saying that saturated fats are bad. It is crazy.. What most people are eating? Chicken and pork.. Full of omega 6 fats.. + junk food like chips, french fries, donuts. Again everything full of omega 6 from vegetable oils.. Nobody is sick or fat from coconut oir or beef steaks.. But they know very well that this is the case. They need simply a lot of sick people. It is great business.. I highly recommend work of Raymond Peat. http://raypeat.com/articles/
Bike Vids (5 months ago)
And they told us high carb was good too. We can’t trust them.
Ford Brewer (5 months ago)
Maybe true. But who is “they”?
Paul Crosley (5 months ago)
The president of the AHA recently had a heart attack while giving a speech!
John Lorscheider (5 months ago)
Yes he did. Here is a video by Dr. Brewer on it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWS927NSUDM
semitar6 (5 months ago)
I've had a question that's been bothering me for some time. I've heard that absorbic acid, like found in multi vitamins "Vit C", is actually bad for you?? I've since switched to organic vitamins where vitamin C is coming from a natural source, like orange peels. Can you shed any light on this?
John Lorscheider (5 months ago)
Really?  I would love to read that too.  Can you please provide a link to the research?
semitar6 (5 months ago)
I don't even stay away from it because of nutrition necessarily but because I've seen research where they linked synthetic vitamin C with, helping the process of hardening arteries and that it can speed up this process....
John Lorscheider (5 months ago)
Thanks, yes the late late Royal Lee, and still Standard Process today, state for vitamin-c that "mineral co-factors must be available in proper amounts in order to have vitamin activity". They been preaching that since the 1930's but they never offer proof. Synthetic ascorbic acid has been shown in research to be recognized by the body quite easily. Did you know that Standard process today adds synthetic vitamin-c to many of their products alike Catalyn, Cataplex, A-F Betafood and many, many others? Apparently they don't believe their founder, Royal Lee, either. I do agree vitamins from whole foods is the best but do we get enough from the foods we eat? Probably not in many cases. Using the calculator on Cronometer.com will indicate if a person is getting all the nutrients we need.
semitar6 (5 months ago)
http://www.thedoctorwithin.com/enzymes/ascorbic-acid-is-not-vitamin-c/
John Lorscheider (5 months ago)
Do you have a link to the source that you cite that shows ascorbic acid is bad for us?
Bret Fuzz (5 months ago)
Great sleuthing. I am glad to have stumbled upon your channel. You are doing my research for me! I recently read a report (can’t recall the source) that any potential negative health effects from coconut oil are offset by simultaneous consumption of buteric acid. If this is true, consuming butter with coconut oil may have some merit. What are your thoughts on this?
Ford Brewer (5 months ago)
I haven’t heard of that. It’s an interesting question. I’ll put it on the future list. (But it’s 2 months long and growing. )
I's On U2b (5 months ago)
C-5, C-6 neck vertebra pinched nerve; coconut oil; lube job. * poof! *
ross nesbit (5 months ago)
Did you ingest the oil or rub the oil for the relief you got.Send me the answer.
bob .right (5 months ago)
ADA SAID THE SAME THING ABOUT EGG
Ford Brewer (5 months ago)
Yes.
teeduck (5 months ago)
Great. So no one knows the truth.
Learning Everyday (4 months ago)
teeduck
Birendra Kala (5 months ago)
Excess of every thing is bad
Ford Brewer (5 months ago)
This is real world. Many think they know the truth - just ask them. I suspect neither are completely right; it’s not a risk, but not a miracle cure, either. But assuming that’s true, still don’t assume that’s true for every human genetic/demographic.
Gajanan Phadte (5 months ago)
My grandfather, a landlord with lots of coconut trees, was a regular consumer of coconut oil. He never had any ailments and died near 90. He drank coconut oil and massaged with it before having bath. He also put it in the ears. I (in my late 50s) was getting fatigue in the evening. It stopped the day I drank coconut oil and am drinking it regularly, about 10 to 15 ml during breakfast. I had two lumps on each ear. Three of those are reduced to a small ball and my IBS has improved a lot. I wouldn't discontinue it.
Nick N (4 months ago)
I dont know if its healthy but it helps me sleep better and reduce insomnia. You fix one thing you break another so i dont know.
Ford Brewer (5 months ago)
Thanks. That’s a helpful experience.
Paul Deadman (7 months ago)
I have watched dozens of videos on coconut oil and still don't know if it is a good thing to eat or not although the anecdotal evidence I have seen would indicate that it is good.
Marilyn King (2 months ago)
Poppy Rose - the truth is we do need cholesterol in our bodies. I feel great. I'm going for blood work next month and hope for the best, but I won't take cholesterol drugs. (I've tried them all) Every one of them has had a bad effect. :( I do take Vascepa. :)
Poppy Rose (2 months ago)
... And leading others after you. Shame.
Poppy Rose (2 months ago)
Marilyn King do you think you would've felt great if you were harming your body? You're taking some persons idea of what a cholesterol level should be over how you feel in your own body? That's very very trusting of you.
Marilyn King (4 months ago)
Ford Brewer - couldn't do pulling, but I do brush with it (instead of toothpaste with all the stuff in it that we don't need. Natural Toothpaste Ingredients About 1/2 cup coconut oil 2-3 Tablespoons of baking soda 2 small packets of stevia powder 15-20 drops of peppermint or cinnamon essential oil 10 drops myrrh extract (optional) Natural Toothpaste Instructions Melt or slightly soften coconut oil. Mix in other ingredients and stir well. If using semi-hard coconut oil, use a fork, if not, use a spoon. If you are using completely melted coconut oil, you will need to stir several times while the mixture cools to keep the baking soda incorporated. Put mixture into small glass jar (I make different ones for each family member) Let cool completely. To use: Get a small amount on spoon to put on toothbrush. I don't get fancy with the flavors or myrrh. I use coconut oil and baking soda. Period. :)
Nick N (4 months ago)
what does it contain. ?
Isaac Rushing (7 months ago)
This was really informative and helpful. Thanks, Doc.
Ford Brewer (7 months ago)
You are very welcome.
Kevin Bane (8 months ago)
My brother in law had a heart attack and was placed on disability and given 5 years to live. He could no longer eat pork or his blood pressure would go crazy, and he could hardly walk across the house. We replaced his "hydrogenated oils" with coconut oil two years ago. The results have been miraculous. The Doctors don't even know what to think. Hydrogenated oils kill.
Joseph Marcello (8 hours ago)
I don't know what your problem is, my friend, but you are style in every video that I've seen including this one is hopelessly mediocre, hesitant, pulley informed, and dry as bone. You should take a course in public speaking. The obvious lessons that need to be learned are Clarity, cogency, Christmas, and a little pizzazz. None of which unfortunately, you possess. If you are actually. You are a terribly confused one, and I would suggest doing much more homework before confusing the public with your own confusion.
Poppy Rose (2 months ago)
Psi Clops what's your point. Good quality raw coconut oil processed the old fashioned way is fully intact and as nutritious as the whole coconut apart from fibre. Since no-one here is comparing nutritional value of whole food with nutritional value of oil extracted from that food... why do you bring this up?
George Villanueva (2 months ago)
Psi Clops @ D
Paula Smith (3 months ago)
Psi Clops shut up...
Psi Clops (3 months ago)
TheMotivator So are you saying it isn't a processed food? Are you saying it has all the nutrients in a coconut? Are you saying anything at all?
lmwrt (8 months ago)
If the mainstream academia and science says it is bad, then the truth, most probably, is on the other side.
John Goober (4 months ago)
You are absolutely right. I Agree.
Ford Brewer (8 months ago)
+lmwrt Thanks. Many would agree with you. My view is not quite as hopeless, but there are MANY tines this has been true.
gingerlori52 (9 months ago)
This is just kitchen science FYI, anyone who washes dishes will tell you that washing a dish covered in meat grease takes plenty of dish soap, but amazingly, washing a dish covered in coconut oil can be done with none.
Ford Brewer (9 months ago)
+gingerlori52 Hmmm. That’s interesting. Thanks.
A. M Christensen (9 months ago)
What do you think of intermittent fasting as a way to reverse plaque build up?
Ford Brewer (4 months ago)
https://youtu.be/Th1gyFA5JEE https://youtu.be/xJ4AZBduERk https://youtu.be/eA2p7mc6D8g
TheMotivator (4 months ago)
Dr. Brewer, I hope you do a video about the health benefits of fasting. I know I've read about studies showing cardiovascular benefits, and I've personally found much improved health through fasting combined with a diet consisting primarily of fish and vegetables.
Ford Brewer (5 months ago)
Thanks. Dental plaque is a major cause of peridontal disease, which is, in turn a major cause of arterial plaque. But to be clear- most of this discussion has been focused in arterial plaque.
Gajanan Phadte (5 months ago)
My dentist advised me to use salt once in a week, to get rid of dental plaque.
Ford Brewer (7 months ago)
No problem at all. Thanks for your interest.
David Hitchcock (10 months ago)
Love your videos Dr. Brewer. Great information. would you mind sharing your diet. Is it LCHF and do you use ketosis to manage your Pre-diabetes?
Ford Brewer (7 months ago)
It’s on my list. But the list is long. Very long. Thank you very much.
Signal Noise (7 months ago)
Started LCHF diet month ago and agree that it is hard to keep weight on, particularly with a rigorous fitness regime. Any lessons learned that might be helpful with this challenge? Additionally, would you do a book review of, "The art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living..." by Phinney and Volek. I am not expert, but the science seems solid despite hearing others say there have not been enough studies yet, what say you?
Ford Brewer (9 months ago)
+A. M Christensen Thanks for sharing that. Others have had similar experience.
A. M Christensen (9 months ago)
Ford Brewer Ive lost 50 pounds doing LCHF and IF. Ive been over 300 pounds for most of my adult life. This is the first time diet has been effortless.
Ford Brewer (9 months ago)
+A. M Christensen I have a low carb diet. I also add intermittent fasting and mimicked fasting. But not so much of the latter two. My whole life I was Always Hungry and struggling to keep my weight down. Until I started low carb. Now, with low carb, Metformin, Intermittent and Mimicked fasting - it's hard to keep my weight up.
PTX 152 (11 months ago)
I've read / seen many assessments on this topic since it came out.....most agree the analysis is faulty and motivation is suspect. That said, I believe some moderation and common sense on how much oil / fat of any kind to add is always a good thing. Whole food sources of Fat are always best. The challenge is how to get into Ketosis with the least amount of added Fat. Coconut oil or MCTs supplements are extremely helpful for those who have disrupted glucose metabolism and heading for dimentia or Alzheimers as a result.
Ford Brewer (11 months ago)
+PTX 152 Thank you.

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