326 of 329 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Healing Miracles of Coconut Oil
I have suffered with digestive problems my entire life. After reading this book and incorporating coconut oil and coconut milk into my diet, I am finally recovering! It truly does seem to be "too good to be true", but in fact, coconut oil, is a miraculous food for this generation. It is very easy to switch from vegetable oils to coconut oil in all recipes...
Published on May 12, 2004
191 of 209 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting Book
Inspiring and offers coconut oil as a natural, affordable and good-tasting possible cure for many ailments and diseases. A very quick read with quite a few pages used up for recipes (some so simple they're unnecessary). My one disappointment in this book is it does not caution you that taking in the recommended amount can also result in diarrhea and vomiting. I speak...
Published on March 30, 2007 by Karen Emmons
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326 of 329 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Healing Miracles of Coconut Oil,
By A Customer
629 of 643 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good-bye Athletes foot!!!,
By A Customer
We did find the cure for the athletes foot in this book--the cost was $3.99 (swansonvitamins.com) without any side effects. Caprylic acid! One 600 mg soft gel daily until the bottle was finished. Coconut oil contains caprylic acid. We also started using virgin coconut oil and canned coconut milk--be sure to buy the brand with the HIGHEST fat content. Ten ounces of the canned coconut milk daily is enough to provide a healing dose of coconut oil. It can be used in smoothies, pudding, on oatmeal, in cooking, in soups and stews. I also add some to my tea or coffee. Simply refrigerate the canned coconut milk after opening. It will solidify in the refrigerator (melting temp. 76 degrees). Spoon onto oatmeal or into hot beverages.
I also need to share that the reason I found this info on coconut oil is because I began having thyroid problems and was doing some websearching for info. SOY was causing me to grow a goiter and causing other thyroid problems. The problems reversed after eliminating soy from my diet--no small task as it is in EVERYTHING. (Note: lecithin is soy). Try doing a web search by entering: soy danger. Shocking!
This book is well written and easy to understand. I am buying additonal copies to share with others.
I also recommend the book Alpha Lipoic Acid by Alan Sosin.
302 of 309 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Coconut Convert,
After reading this book and altering my diet, I see how wrong I was to believe the misinformation I was being fed. The saturated fat in coconut oil is actually good for you and helps keep you healthy in so many ways. An interesting and amazing book backed up by history and fact. I just wish it had not been repetitive at times and at other times a bit hard to my layman's sensibilities to understand, but those are small quibbles. I enjoyed reading it and got through it fairly quickly. You'll want to keep a copy for yourself and get one for someone you love, it's that convincing!
I've been using coconut oil and avoiding other vegetable and hydrogenated oils since reading it and I feel better and have more energy. Read it for yourself and become a convert.
140 of 143 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating read,
This review is from: The Coconut Oil Miracle (Paperback)Well, I must admit I was skeptical. After all there are thousand of diet/health books. Most of them dont work, are to restrictive, or are unrealistic for the long term.
Anyhow just started the coconut oil, so not sure about some of the claims on weight etc however I have experienced the following.
1. Used coconut oil as a make up remover I give it a 5 out of 5, better than my expensive stuff.
2. Used it as a exfoilator with baking soda, again better than my most expensive stuff.
3. Used it as a moisturizer, first day or two got a break out and now my face is dare I say it...perfect.
4. Used it for my pilaris keratosis (otherwise pimply upper arms) I know too attractive. I have been to several dermatologists and doctors for this for years. Tried all the docs meds and maybe a ten percent improvement. With coconut oil in two days I am 99% cured. Don't believe me look at the research. I am to impressed. This is by the way my first review on amazon, but had to let you know.
Now if only that weight loss thing proves to be true.
128 of 132 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Book to Save Your Life!,
By A Customer
Fife takes the reader carefully through the chemistry of fats with brevity and clarity. Lay readers can easily understand him as they are led through an explanation of the differences between the various fats.
"Healing miracles" is not an overstatement to describe the effects of coconut oil. Fife details some 40 different health benefits from the use of this oil--one hesitates to list them for fear of sounding gullible or lunatic--and he thoroughly documents his work with research findings.
If you love your family and yourself, read this book!
150 of 156 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars great info--eye opening,
This review is from: The Coconut Oil Miracle (Paperback)I very much enjoyed reading this book. Much information is given on the health benefits (yes BENEFITS) of saturated fats, the "smear" campaign of the vegetable oil industry, and practical application of coconut oil for many health problems. Coconut oil DEFINITELY helps me to eat less and have more energy. It took a couple of days for it to kick in, but now when I eat a meal with 1 T of coconut oil, I don't have to eat for HOURS, where previously, I felt compelled to eat every 2 hours--and thus, overeating. The coconut oil is keeping me healthy; it eliminated a sinus infection much quicker than antibiotics, without the side effects. Please look into this book--it can seriously improve your health.
275 of 291 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A "Miracle" of a Book !,
Just when I thought that "Saturated Fat May Save Your Life" was perhaps the gretaest health book ever written, along comes "The Healing Miracles of Coconut Oil".
This book should be at the top of the "must read" list for anyone who is seriously interested in taking charge of their health.
Coconut oil and it's associated Medium Chain Fatty Acids are indeed true health miracles. They prevent & even reverse everything from infections to viruses (including the flu) to germs and bacteria of many types. And it does so far better than any medical drugs can, and without any side effects what so ever.
Of all the lies and "half truths" being perpetuated by the medical establishment, drug companies, the media and special interest groups, such as the American Soybean Association (400,000 members strong), perhaps the biggest & most deadly lie is that saturated fats are bad for you and that vegetable oils (used for cooking and as preservatives for prepackaged foods) are
"The Healing Miracles of Coconut Oil" explodes these lies once and for all, and provides concrete proof to support the author's conclusions.
I have been involved in the nutritional supplement & health food store fields for 8 years, and I can honestly tell you this is the kind of information millions of health-concious Americans are desperately seeking.
Not only will it be impossible for you to put this book down, you should show it to everbody that you truly care about, especially those that suffer from excessive weight, heart disease, cancer, diabetes and immune system disorders.
And show "The Healing Miracles of Coconut Oil" to your doctor. It's 99% likely he/she will not know this information.
And if you or someone you know is pregnant / breast-feeding, it is essential that they know about the importance of healthy breast milk to their child (especially if they use coconut oil /milk.
Your /their child's life may depend upon it!
Don't wait - order "The Healing Miracles of Coconut Oil" - now!
141 of 147 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nuts about coconuts,
This review is from: The Coconut Oil Miracle (Paperback)If you've always suspected that coconuts are good for you because so many people have been eating them for so long with only positive health outcomes then you're right!!!
What you probably don't know is exactly why they're good for you.
You probably don't suspect exactly how many things coconuts are good for either.
This book is easy to read, explains things in fairly simple language and repeats things regularly so you will remember.
It's full of information about things like: losing weight, keloid scarring, diabetes, the immune system (anti-bacterial, anti-viral), beauty, cancer & heart disease! That's the short list. Most came as a total surprise.
It helped pull together a lot of information on fats in a relatively coherent fashion.
Dr Mary Enig's book on oils (including coconut) however is the definitive work in fats. She is quoted a lot in this book (and by other authors writing about oils). However Mary's book is a bit harder to read. The devil is in the detail... and Mary has a lot of useful detail.
An in depth list of trace minerals in the coconut would have been nice. They only have what appears to be an abbreviated list. It's also unclear which vitamins if any exist in coconut.
A comparison of the differences between cold pressed and heat extracted coconut would have been nice... there's very little detail about this in any book about fats... so we assume we lose some "stuff" but exactly what and how much?
79 of 81 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Truly a miracle,
This review is from: The Coconut Oil Miracle (Paperback)If you are having trouble losing weight or if you have had your gallbladder removed, or know someone who has, then you must read this book or buy it for them for a gift.
I had my gallbladder out at a young age and I've always had trouble since then with oils. Now I know why since this book goes into great depth in explaining how oils are utilized by the human body.
I have suffered from chronic candida infestations for years, thanks to this book, I'm now getting the yeast outbreaks under control and finally have hope of eliminating them for good. I saw immediate relief of my pollen related allergies after the first day of using coconut milk on my morning cereal. I highly recommend this book.
77 of 79 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting read,
This review is from: The Coconut Oil Miracle (Paperback)I am not sure of all the claims in the book but I applied coconut oil liberally on my toddler's scalp and it cleared up the remainder of her cradle cap. She also had some dry patches of skin that coconut oil cleared up. I'd used baby oil, and medicated shampoos to no avail. Coconut oil worked when nothing else did.
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The Coconut Oil Miracle by Bruce Fife (Paperback - September 9, 2004)