Originally posted September 23, 2013.
Jonny Bowden, Ph.D., C.N.S., has created one of the most vital books on the health of your family you will ever find, The 150 Healthiest Food on Earth. The lavishly illustrated, 358-page weighty tome gives you more vital information on foods that can keep your family healthy than any other publication I have ever come across. And I am always on the look out. I have given the book to family members and often advise it for others. My goal here is pass on ideas that perhaps you did not previously know about.
Coconut: Jonny leads here that he wants to right one of the great nutritional misconceptions of all time. Coconut—and its oil—is one of the healthiest and amazing things you can ingest. It has been long observed that people from the Pacific Islands and Asia, whose diets are high in coconut oil, are surprisingly free from cardiovascular disease, cancer, and other degenerative diseases. Plus digestive problems are rare. Coconut’s medium-chain fatty acids are easy to metabolize and are used for energy rather than as stored as fat. Fifty percent of the fat in coconut is lauric acid, which is antiviral and antimicrobial. According to Jonny, in the human body, lauric acid is formed into monolaurin, which is basically a bug killer.