United States Doctor, Al Sears, has come to the defence of coconut oil which a Harvard University Professor recently described as ‘pure poison.’
Writing in his August 28th, 2018 newsletter ‘Doctor’s House Call’, Sears said that not long ago he overheard some of his staff talking about the American Heart Association’s latest dire warning about the ‘dangers of coconut oil’.
“This kind of misinformation makes me furious, especially coming from an organisation that sells itself on looking out for the public’s heart health,” he wrote.
“Once again the AHA is twisting the facts because of their ignorance of the science,” Sears declared in the newsletter.
He stated that numerous studies show that saturated fats like those found in coconut oil, butter and lard are good for your heart.
According to Sears, a recent study from the University of Cambridge in England found that coconut oil can lower the risk of heart disease and stroke when consumed every day for a month.
He noted that in the study, researchers followed 94 volunteers between the ages of 50 and 75, none of whom had a history of heart disease.
“After four weeks of eating three tablespoons of coconut oil a day, participants had a 15% rise in healthy HDL levels, leading the scientists to report that this superfood can lower your risk of developing heart disease or stroke,” Sears observed.
“Another study looked at diabetes risk. It found that the medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) in coconut oil significantly improve blood sugar levels and reduce insulin resistance. And lowering your risk of diabetes greatly improves your chance of avoiding a heart attack,” he wrote.
He explained that further studies have shown that coconut oil boosts brain function in people with Alzheimer’s disease, reduces inflammation and arthritis, prevents osteoporosis, protects the liver and improves body composition and weight in women.
“All in all, there have been more than 1,500 studies proving coconut oil to be one of the healthiest foods on earth,” Sears asserted.
He wrote that he recommends that his patients use coconut oil every day.
Dr. Al Sears, an anti-aging specialist with a medical practice in Royal Palm Beach, Florida but loyal followers around the world.