Raja Ayurveda’s Look On The Coconut Oil Hype

In today’s day and age where scientists are mining asteroids and colonizing Mars, it seems odd that they cannot make up their mind when it comes to the effect of saturated fats on our health.

Here is yet another article / video out of Germany, labeling coconut oil as “poison”.

I wish scientists would study the cornerstone of all health systems, Raja Ayurveda. The reason is two-fold:

First, they would learn what wholesome food means. Second, they would be able to stay more grounded and focused through Raja Ayurveda practices.

The war against saturated fat officially started, in the US, in 1977 when the government publication “Dietary Goals in the United States” made a “diet in relation to heart health” hypothesis.

The paradox however is that there is no scientific evidence, anywhere, that demonstrates that saturated fat is bad for our health.

In fact the biggest, as in most expensive US study ever conducted, on 50,000 participants over a period of 8 years showed that a dietary intervention that reduced total fat intake by 10% and increased intakes of vegetables, fruits, and grains did not significantly reduce the risk of CHD, stroke, or CVD in postmenopausal women and achieved only modest effects on CVD risk factors, suggesting that more focused diet and lifestyle interventions may be needed to improve risk factors and reduce CVD risk.

Even worse, if a participant was to have heart disease, their risk would be increased by 26% when reducing saturated fat intake by 10% and increasing the intake of vegetables, fruits and grains. Bizarre!

Other than the myth of the saturated fat, there are some other critical points that the article from the Business Insider is trying to make. We break down everything for you in the video below.

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In today’s day and age where scientists
are mining asteroids and colonizing Mars

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it seems really odd that they cannot
make up their mind when it comes to the

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effect of saturated fats on our health.
Here is yet another article and video

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out of Germany labeling coconut oil as
poison. I just wish the scientists would

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study the cornerstone of all health
systems Raja

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Ayurveda. And the reason is twofold: First,
they would learn what wholesome food

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means, and second, they would be able to
stay more grounded and focused through

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Raja Ayurveda daily practices. The war
against saturated fat officially started

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in the US in 1977, with the government
publication “Dietary goals in the United

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States”, where they made a “diet in
relation to heart health” hypothesis. The

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paradox however is that there is no
scientific evidence anywhere that

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demonstrates that saturated fat is bad
for our health. In fact, the biggest, as in

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most expensive US study ever conducted
on 50,000 participants over a period of

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eight years, showed that a dietary
intervention that reduced the total fat

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intake by 10 percent and increased
intakes of vegetables, fruits,

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and grains, did not significantly reduce
the risk of coronary heart disease,

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stroke or cardiovascular disease in
postmenopausal women, and even worse, if a

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participant was to have heart disease,
the risk would be increased by 26% when

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reducing saturated fat intake by 10% and
increasing the intakes of vegetables,

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fruits and grains. Bizarre huh?
Other than the myth of the saturated fat

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there are a couple of other points that
the article from the Business Insider is

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trying to make. “Flaxseed oil is rich in
omega-3 fatty acids and is just as good

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for the body.”
Interesting. Ironically enough, an article

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out of Harvard University (the university
that the Business Insider article

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references) back in 2006, stated that
“flaxseed oil will give your diet a nice

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little mega 3 boost in the form of alpha
linoleic acid.

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You might try adding some to your salad
dressing but it’s a backup not a

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substitute for the omega-3s in fish and
fish oil because of the conversion

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factor.” Our body cannot easily convert
the ALA to the much desirable EPA and

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DHA omega-3 fatty acids. Next point. The
article reads: “Based on the fact that

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they contain a lot of unsaturated fatty
acids experts recommend olive or

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rapeseed oil as an alternative.” Wow.
I don’t know if the author is referring

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to canola oil that comes from rapeseed
or the actual rapeseed oil. Either way,

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there is a serious issue in both cases.
Rapeseed oil is a plant based oil

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extracted from the seeds of the rapeseed
plants. In recent years,

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scientific studies indicated that
rapeseed oil contains high levels of

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glucosinolates and erucic acid and
they both can be damaging to the human

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body. This is why in the 1970s canola was
created through plant crossbreeding by

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removing for the most part, not totally,
these two constituents, the glucosinolates

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and the erucic acid. So the newly

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developed plant was renamed canola, as in
Canadian oil. Would I eat canola oil? The

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question is, would I eat something that
comes from an industrial plant and

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involves a deodorizer, a degummer, a
petroleum derived solvent and a PhD in

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chemical engineering in order to
understand the process? My answer is no.

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Would I eat extra-virgin unrefined
coconut oil? Absolutely yes. Would I eat

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lard from pasture raised pigs? Definitely.
And last but not least, this article

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talks about the so-called superfoods as
in acai, chia seeds or matcha. What is

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really a superfood? Common sense says
that a super food should be nutrient

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dense, and devoid of anti nutrients and
heavy metals.

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None of these foods fits these
requirements. I will stick with the

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traditional super foods, liver from
grass-fed animals, and egg yolks from

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pasture raised
fowl. The bottom line is, when it comes to

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food we need to remember what Raja Ayurveda
teaches. Mother Earth gives us wholesome food

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in the form of minerals, plants and
animals. We do not need to genetically

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modify our food or chemically engineer
it. We are all unique, some foods will

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work for some of us differently than for
others. You decide what works for you. We

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need to respect mother earth’s wisdom
and always follow the path of least harm

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when we choose our food source. Why Raja
Ayurveda? The simple fact that it has worked

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for thousands of years. To learn more
about timeless Raja Ayurveda practices

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choose one of our online self-paced
courses or in-person trainings. By the

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way, what is your favorite superfood? Let
us know in the comment section. And if

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you enjoyed this, please hit the like
button, share and subscribe if you

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haven’t already.
Until next time, much much love from both

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of us. Na’maste kala! Which in Greek means,
may we all be well!


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