Coconut Oil Raises Cholesterol? & Why Matt Monarch …


See Raw Food Eater Matt Monarch of www.mattmonarch.blogspot.com Angela Stokes of www.rawreform.com in this spectacular ‘The Raw Food World’ episode. Today Matt Monarch discusses how coconut oil raises Cholesterol in some people and lowers Cholesterol in others. Also see why Matt Monarch sells Raw Packaged food on his website. Enjoy another ‘The Raw Food World’ episode.

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    • JackNeedles

      I completely disagree with you Matt, with what you said about coconut oil. I consider myself pretty ‘clean’. I do regular cleanses and juice fasts and I eat 100% raw and I actually eat a good amount of raw coconut oil every day. Also, being someone who is well-versed in the field of science, how could coconut oil raise cholesterol when 1. it doesn’t contain any cholesterol and 2., even if it did contain any and it’s raw, your body doesn’t have receptors for non-oxidized cholestrol.

    • JackNeedles

      I don’t want to sound rude, but your claim that raw coconut oil would/could make your cholesterol levels go up has no scientific basis. Why don’t you try performing some studies about that with an independent lab or something? That’s almost like saying all or most raw healthy fats (because that’s basically what coconut oil is) like avocados will make your cholesterol go up too. I enjoy watching your videos, but I just wish you would at least think things over when talking about these topics.

    • cellulitelove

      according to the blood type diet, I’m “supposed” to avoid it. But I really don’t see why I should.

    • pjbsso

      Coconut Oil is packed with saturated fats. Saturated fats raise triglycerides and thereby harden those arteries.

    • eatmoreraw

      A few months ago the back of my hands became all cracked and VERY sore. I applied lots of coconut oil 3 or 4 times and they got better within days. I’ve done this on several occassions now and it worked every time.

      The problem was caused by my coat sleeves contacting the back of my hands! There must be some form of waterproofing chemical in the material. I turned up the cuffs and no longer get the problem. It did teach me one of coconut oils amazing healing properties!.

    • Beepinsqueekin

      PJBSSO, better throw away that 1960s medical book and get your info up to speed! Your statement is SOOOO yesterday (when science was ignorant).

    • pjbsso

      That’s not true, coconut is totally packed with saturated fat. There is no ifs’ or buts about it dude. That doesn’t mean don’t be a raw foodist. Just means for me, no coconut oil in my food.

    • Xoiboi

      Foodservice major here, and I will tell you that there is NO such thing as cholesterol occurring naturally in fruits and vegetables! There IS, however, saturated fat found naturally occurring in fruits and vegetables! Cholesterol is found ONLY in animal products!

    • Ashover

      Wow, your ignorance is astonishing. By that rationale, all of the traditional foods of Polynesian and Asian people are unhealthy. I suggest you research harder. Lauric acids, MCT’s not to mention it’s a naturally occuring food and you have the uneducated audacity to demonize it? Sad.

    • Ashover

      How on Earth can you claim it is great for the bodies largest organ and be detrimental to the health of the heart? The reason people’s skin becomes dry and cracked is due in part to a lack of fat consumption. Did it ever occur to you that atherosclerosis might be caused by an excess consumption of ANIMAL fat paired with empty high carbohydrate, low nutrient, trans fat containing foods?

    • isis23sdb

      I think some of the previous comments are missing the point. Matt is not saying coconut oil is bad. He’s not even saying it contains cholesterol (which of course it doesn’t). In fact, he’s saying it’s an excellent food for most people. What he is saying is that he’s done such extreme fasting and cleansing over the last several years that his body is too sensitive to handle coconut oil and, therefore, it has a negative effect on his cholesterol. This does not apply to most people.

    • RawLifeWorld

      I read that baking soda or powder forgot wich one, was good for toothpast and add mint oil or your fav oil or something, and good for teeath: GREENS 😀 Heaps of minerals, so get the greens with most minerals! like all the leafy ones 🙂

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