Virgin Coconut Oil Health Benefits explained by Dr Talbot


Interview with Dr Howard Talbot, Naturopath and Research Assistant Bond University as he explains the health benefits of Virgin Coconut Oil and Coconut in the diet. Filmed at Nature Pacific Pty Ltd Head Office, Gold Coast Australia Sept 2007.

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    25 thoughts on “Virgin Coconut Oil Health Benefits explained by Dr Talbot

    • NaturePacific

      Once you boil fresh coconut oil over 60 degrees (boiling) you destroy the important Vitamin E content. That is why cold pressing is the best. I do not recommend boiling or wet milling for this reason.

    • NaturePacific

      Yes there is a big difference between long chain fatty acids normally found in saturated fats and also trans fat. The great difference with Virign Coconut Oil is that it is a medium chain fatty acid. A different fatty acid molocule. This is where the misunderstanding comes in.

    • cantavoidtrite

      How about leaving it under the sun for extraction of the oil? Can the same oil be used to drink and apply on the skin and hair? Thanks.

    • NaturePacific

      No not possible as the coconut once cut open will quickly ferment and spoil within 24 hours. That is why VCO has to be processed quickly to keep the oil as fresh as possible and remove the high moisture content to stop the oil fermenting.

    • cantavoidtrite

      I have two bottles of coconut oil and one forms a solid (room temp is 20 C) and the other remains a liquid. Do you know which is better in quality? Thanks.

    • NaturePacific

      This is the perfect example of additives or other impurities when virgin coconut oil does not quickly solidfy between 18-22C. Pure VCO will quickly turn solid as soon as the temperature drops. I would be extremely wary of any type of supposed VCO that did not do this. In fact, there is no way that it could be considered to be VIRGIN coconut oil if it stays liquid.

    • ovrth3rainbow

      i love virgin coconut oil! my mom, who’s a diabetic, has been able to get her blood sugars down to 114 for the first time in 19 years! she’s been taking the recomended amount of virgin coconut oil in the book, Virgin Coconut Oil by Brian Shilhavy & Marianita Jader Shilhavy, and as usual been watching her diet. she has now successfully gotten off of all her diabetes medicine! virgin coconut oil has proven to be incredible in my life & my family’s.

    • janis14256

      Interesting and informative video! How much coconut oil do you recommend eating in a day? Do I need to cut calories from other areas of my diet to avoid gaining weight? Thanks

    • bigteck1

      No you do not need to cut down on calories. The opposite, coconut oil helps boost your metabolism and thus help lose weight.

    • germanicelt

      I take my coconut oil with some raw cocoa powder and xylitol or honey mixed in. It’s really nice.

    • IBsmokin4u

      you should consume at least 3 table spoons per day, its best to break it down to one table spoon per meal, and consuming 1 tablespoon before you sleep at night to aid as a cleanser

    • millennialgirl

      is it ok if a person ONLY consumes coconut in an oil form, or do u recommend a person consumes coconut in other ways.

    • FoodOrFail

      @germanicelt – Skip the xylitol, keep everything else. The body does not recognize xylitol as anything useful and treats it as a pathogen (stores it in FAT to keep it away from internal organs) – same goes for all artificial sweeteners. This is why switching from regular soda to ‘diet’ soda will not help anyone lose weight.

    • FoodOrFail

      @germanicelt – Oh yeah and make sure the honey you take is organic, raw, unfiltered. The heat processed, filtered (clear) honeys are all bad for you. Cheers!

    • FoodOrFail

      I did not say Xylitol was artificial, I said it was not recognized as useful by the body, and thus stored in fat, like all artificial sweeteners are. Xylitol can’t rightly be called ‘natural’ either – it has to be chemically processed from the natural sugar source which is xylose. Once processed into Xylitol, it’s not even a natural sugar anymore, but in fact, is an ALCOHOL. Xylitol is a poison.

    • FoodOrFail

      I haven’t heard of ‘coconut sugar’ per se, but I imagine there’s a fair amount of sugar in coconut. It’s usually best to avoid sugars that have been chemically removed from their natural containers. I’d just go for the actual coconut meat which contains fiber to help you properly metabolize the sugar. Basically, this is the same as with orange juice. OJ–which is very high in sugar–is not as healthy as an orange with fiber. The sugar in OJ can make you fat! Please watch: watch?v=dBnniua6-oM

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