Food Magic

Like the effects of a bad high-school rumor, coconut oil came out of the 80’s with a horrendous reputation.  Demonized for its saturated fat content, you’d have thought that every heart attack began with tub of coconut oil and a spoon.  The clarification that I believe went unnoticed was the difference between organic, unrefined coconut oil and the highly refined hydrogenated version.  The media is beginning to scrub the graffiti from poor coconut oil’s locker, touting the possible connection between unrefined coconut and heart health, but there’s another beautiful story about the positive effects of coconut oil that has thus far, gone largely unnoticed.  And folks, it could be huge.  Here’s why…

One unassuming woman named Dr. Mary Newport recently used unrefined coconut oil to significantly reverse her husband’s full-on case of Alzheimer’s.  I first heard this unbelievably powerful story at the 2010 Weston A. Price Foundation Conference.  You can purchase the 2010 conference recordings – HERE.  However, here is a recent news piece that summarizes Dr. Newport’s discovery.

This story stuck out as extremely profound to both my mom and I, and recently, mom shared this story with a dear friend of hers who is battling the disease with her husband.  Friends – it’s working.  Check out snippets from Betty’s emails to my mom these past few weeks:

After 1 week on coconut oil –
“Sandy, Ed’s cognitive impairment is now severe.  He cannot even get started in drawing a clock.  However, I swear I can already tell a  subtle difference in his focus, alertness, and personal interactions.  Last evening before going up to bed, he purposely came over to me with the old love light in his eyes and gave me a goodnight kiss.  Talk about positive feedback!”

After 1 week and 5 days on coconut oil –
“The visiting nurse could not get over the positive difference in Ed today…his looks, interactions with her, etc.  Ed was able to shakily half-print his name (could not two days ago) and start a clock by drawing a perfect circle with the  number 12 written after it when asked to show it was 12:00!!!!  Unquestionably progress compared to two days ago!” 

After 2 weeks on coconut oil –
“Ed has had 3 days of unmistakeable improvement!  More later!”

I thought the initial story was pretty incredible, but after seeing this happen to a person I know, I’m a little bit stunned.  I don’t know if this will work for everyone, but I know it seems to be working for Ed.

In honor of Ed and all those out there struggling with this horrible disease, I’d like to share a recipe for Coconut Almond Fudge, which is a truly delicious way to get a bit more coconut oil into our diets.

Coconut Almond Fudge

Click HERE for the Coconut Almond Fudge recipe…


  • Erika

    An ex-boyfriend got me using coconut oil, and I love it.

    That’s an amazing story regarding Ed!!! I can’t imagine how happy his wife and family must be.

    January 18, 2012
  • Love this article! I’ll be posting a link to it on my facebook page – my reader love to hear about real life applications of the nutrient dense foods I tout!

    Thanks for the information!

    January 19, 2012
  • Alisha

    This is amazing! We made the Coconut Almond Fudge and it was so great! Thanks for sharing!

    January 21, 2012
  • Patty

    Oh, how I hope this is true. Even if it would only delay, it would be amazing.

    January 23, 2012
  • Did he continue to see improvements?

    February 27, 2012
    • Molly Chester

      Sadly, I don’t believe the coconut oil will be enough to reverse things for Ed. Hopefully, his story will provide a light for those who are not as immersed in the disease.

      March 25, 2012
  • Donna Ward

    How did Ed take the coconut oil? Would putting it in a smoothie work? Does it have o be melted? Thanks

    March 12, 2012
    • Molly Chester

      Not sure, but you could do all of the above. It does not have to be melted to receive the effects.

      March 25, 2012
  • Mirela Monte

    I put the virgin raw coconut oil in my smoothies.

    I’ve been taking 4 TBSP of it daily for the past few weeks. I find that it helps with my hypothyroid symptoms and also helps my energy levels.

    This morning I noticed something I wasn’t even expecting: I’ve had two nodes by my lymphs – one by my underarm, the other on the back of my leg, behind my knee. Both nodes are considerably smaller all of a sudden.

    Taking the coconut oil on a daily basis is the only change I’ve made. I am amazed by this extraordinary effect.

    December 29, 2012
  • Coconut Oil pulling is so good for your health.

    February 21, 2015

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