Health & Healing

Heart Health with Red Palm Oil and Coconut
Super Antioxidant Proven to Reverse Heart Disease

Get the book: The Palm Oil Miracle, The Richest Natural Source of Tocotrienol - a Super Antioxidant Proven to Reverse Heart Disease and Fight Cancer, by Dr. Bruce Fife

Palm Oil and Coconut Oil for Heart Health | Heart Health and CoQ10 | Heart Health and Vitamin E | Atherosclerosis, Cholesterol and Polyunsaturated Vegetable Oils

A used copy is cheap! Heart disease is characterized by atherosclerosis - build-up of plaque in the arteries.... Palm tocotrienols, however, have shown to be very effective in stopping and even reversing atherosclerosis, and therefore, protecting against heart attacks and strokes....Studies show that tocotrienols can actively remove plaque build-up in arteries and reverse the progression of atherosclerosis. This has been demonstrated in both animal and human studies. [Stop Alzheimers Now!, Bruce Fife, N.D., pg. 226]

Important Note: start SLOWLY for those with a serious heart condition. 1/2 to 1 teaspoon (5ml) per day with food for the first month of both red palm oil and coconut oil. For example, take 1/2 teaspoon (2.5ml) of red palm oil and 1/2 teaspoon of coconut oil in the morning and the same dose in the evening. Slowly increase the dose as comfortable. This gives your body time to adjust. After a slow start, many people can comfortably work up to 1-3 tablespoons (1 tablespoon = 15 ml) per day of each oil during a 6 month to 1 year time period.

Tocotrienols [in palm oil] also help protect against heart disease and stroke by maintaining proper blood pressure. This powerful antioxidant inhibits platelets from sticking to one another, thereby thinning the blood. It also reduces inflammation and assists in keeping blood vessels property dilated so that circulation remains normal and blood pressure stays under control. [Stop Alzheimers Now!, Bruce Fife, N.D., pg. 226]

In addition to reducing arterial inflammation with red palm oil, arterial inflammation is also effectively treated with coconut oil. Here is why. ...It just so happens that the primary culprits linked to arterial inflammation: H. Pylori, Chlamydia and CMV are all killed by MCFAs. Medium-chain fatty acids can rid the body of these troublesome organisms without harming friendly gut bacteria or promoting antibiotic resistance. Antibiotics can't do this. [Coconut Cures, Preventing and Treating Common Health Problems With Coconut, Bruce Fife, N.D., pg. 123]

The problem with Antibiotics. ...Because of the strong evidence linking chronic low-grade infections to heart disease, antibiotics have been suggested as a means for treatment. The problem with this approach, however, is that not all low-grade infections are caused by bacteria. Antibiotics are only good against bacteria. They don't do a thing to viruses. The overuse of antibiotics has caused a new problem with bacteria developing resistance to antibiotics. So antibiotics aren't the answer... [Coconut Cures, Preventing and Treating Common Health Problems With Coconut, Bruce Fife, N.D., pg. 123] *Note: antibiotics have their place, but use them only in severe crisis situations.

...At this point, no drug or medical procedure can safely and effectively kill all the microorganisms involved in arterial inflammation. Research has shown that arterial inflammation is the strongest risk factor associated with heart disease. Reducing this risk will do more to prevent heart disease than anything else you do, including taking cholesterol-lowering drugs... All you need to do is add coconut oil [and red palm oil] to your daily diet. Since MCFAs in coconut oil kill the organisms that cause arterial inflammation, coconut oil reduces the risk of heart disease. [Coconut Cures, Preventing and Treating Common Health Problems With Coconut, Bruce Fife, N.D., pg. 123]

Heart Health and CoQ10

...The heart uses a huge amount of CoQ10. It has been pretty well documented from biopsies that the severity of heart failure correlates with the people who have the lowest level of Q10 [CoQ10] says Dr. Langsjoen... [The Palm Oil Miracle, Dr. Bruce Fife, pg. 68]

...Red palm oil is probably the highest vegetable source for this important nutrient [CoQ10]. ...Although CoQ10 has been identified as an essential nutrient for optimal health, it is not classified as a vitamin because it can be produced in the body. The biosynthesis of CoQ10, however, is not an easy one. The complex process takes 17 steps requiring at least seven vitamins... and several trace minerals... [The Palm Oil Miracle, Dr. Bruce Fife, pg. 66]

CoQ10 has been shown to be essential to proper heart function. All forms of heart disease can be adversely affected by a CoQ10 deficiency. Ironically, the statin drugs used to lower blood cholesterol in heart disease patients block the biosynthesis of CoQ10....statin drugs interfere with the body's production of CoQ10. Statins (i.e., prevastatin, simvastatin, lovastatin, etc.) inhibit a key enzyme involved in the body's production of cholesterol. However, the same enzyme is also necessary for the production of CoQ10... [The Palm Oil Miracle, Dr. Bruce Fife, pg. 68-69]

Heart Health and Vitamin E

Numerous studies have shown that dietary intake of vitamin E either in foods or in supplements decreased risk of coronary disease by as much as 50 percent.... You don't hear much about this because pharmaceutical companies aggressively market and advertise cholesterol-lowering drugs as the solution to heart disease and ignore inexpensive, natural solutions like vitamin E...Red Palm oil is unique among dietary fats in that it contains the highest known concentrations of carotenes and vitamin E... Cholesterol-lowering drugs can't compare with this success rate. [The Palm Oil Miracle, Dr. Bruce Fife, pg. 48-49]

...Ordinary vitamin E can be found in many foods. Tocotrienols, on the other hand, are not as common....Palm oil is one of the richest sources of vitamin E in general, and by far the richest source of tocotrienols. [Stop Alzheimers Now!, Bruce Fife, N.D., pg. 226]

Atherosclerosis, Cholesterol and Polyunsaturated Vegetable Oils

Studies have shown that the tocotrienols in palm oil actively remove plaque build up in arteries and, therefore, reverses the progression of atherosclerosis. [The Palm Oil Miracle, Dr. Bruce Fife, pg. 92-93]

...Atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) is by far the most common cardiovascular sets the stage for hypertension (high blood pressure), heart attack, and stroke...Atherosclerosis is a process in which hardened fatty material known as plaque is deposited in the inner walls of the arteries....Calcium deposits harden the plaque, making the arteries brittle....As plaque builds, the passageway within the arteries narrows, and blood flow becomes restricted. [Coconut Cures, Bruce Fife, N.D., pg. 99-100]

Cholesterol is the Repair Agent

...cholesterol isn't even necessary for atheroslerosis or the formation of plaque. The body uses cholesterol to patch up and repair injuries to the arterial wall. Contrary to popular belief, the principle component of arterial plaque is not cholesterol but protein, mainly in the form of scar tissue. [The Palm Oil Miracle, Dr. Bruce Fife, pg. 80-83]

...Some atherosclerotic arteries actually contain little or no cholesterol...An examination of the fats and cholesterol in arterial plaque reveals that they are not ordinary fats, but chemically altered oxidized fats. Oxidized fats are damaged or rancid fats that spawn destructive free radicals. All of the fats that collect in arterial plaque are oxidized. [The Palm Oil Miracle, Dr. Bruce Fife, pg. 80-83] Polyunsaturated vegetable oils oxidize rapidly by the heat in processing and cooking and become chemically altered, while coconut oil and palm oil are very heat stable and can withstand considerable cooking temperatures without oxidizing.

Neither palm oil or coconut oil have a harmful effect on cholesterol. Actually, palm oil does not even contain cholesterol. Bruce Fife provides a detailed analysis and research references in his books The Palm Oil Miracle and Coconut Cures.

...Myth 1: Palm Oil Contains Cholesterol...One of the biggest misconceptions many people have about palm oil is that, because it contains saturated fat, it must also contain cholesterol. Only animal fats contain cholesterol. Palm oil is a vegetable oil and, therefore, contains absolutely no cholesterol. [The Palm Oil Miracle, Dr. Bruce Fife, pg. 74].

The book Coconut Cures details the industry sponsored advertising attack used to falsely demonize coconut oil. ...misguided, special interest groups such as The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) joined in on the attack on saturated fats. Together these groups succeeded in demonizing all saturated fats and particularly coconut oil...What the public did not know at the time...was that there are many different types of saturated fat...Coconut oil does not have a harmful effect on cholesterol. This fact was never mentioned in the anti-saturated fat campaign sponsored by the vegetable oil industry...[Coconut Cures, Bruce Fife, N.D., pg. 26]

Polyunsaturated Vegetable Oils Promote Heart Disease

Heart disease [arterial plaque] has also been linked to polyunsaturated oils...Polyunsaturated vegetable oils that we use every day such as soybean oil, corn oil, safflower oil - as well as margarine and shortening - promote heart disease. Lineoleic acid, the primary fatty acid in these vegetable oils, increases inflammation, elevates blood pressure, and encourages blood clotting, all of which are risk factors for heart disease...When polyunsaturated fats oxidize [through the heat in processing and cooking], they become toxic. Oxidized fats are rancid fats....[pg 33-35] Heating polyunsaturated oils, as is typically done in cooking, oxidizes fats...These [polyunsaturated oils] are the fats that collect in artery walls [pg 83].... All of the fats that collect in arterial plaque are oxidized. [The Palm Oil Miracle, Dr. Bruce Fife, pg. 33-35 and 83]

Arterial plaque is filled with hardened, sticky unsaturated fats. In truth then, unsaturated fats, and particularly polyunsatured fats [polyunsaturated vegetable oils], are the real artery-clogging fats. [The Palm Oil Miracle, Dr. Bruce Fife, pg. 76].

Palm Oil Prevents Arterial Plaque Formation

Because of its high antioxidant content, palm oil protects the heart and arteries from lipid peroxidation. Palm oil helps maintain antioxidant status even when the antioxidant system is severely challenged. Therefore, palm oil is antiatherogenic. In other words, it helps prevent the formation of plaque in arteries. [The Palm Oil Miracle, Dr. Bruce Fife, pg. 84]

Polyunsaturated vegetable oils including Corn, Canola, Soybean oils are much more susceptible to toxic chemical alteration (oxidation) from cooking than saturated fats such as Palm Oil and Coconut Oil. Only oxidized fats are incorporated into arterial plaque. Normal fats are never associated with atheroslerotic arteries. [The Palm Oil Miracle, Dr. Bruce Fife, pg. 48]

....despite the studies demonstrating the health benefits of palm oil, there are still people who criticize it in ignorance...Because of people like this, you will continue to read and hear negative comments about palm oil in the news and in books and magazines...Don't let such comments trouble you. After reading this book you know far more about palm oil...than most physicians. [The Palm Oil Miracle, Dr. Bruce Fife, pg. 92-93]

In the currently accepted response-to-injury hypothesis of atherosclerosis, plaque initially develops as a result of an injury to the inner lining of the arterial wall. When blood-clotting proteins (platelets) encounter an injury, they become sticky and adhere to each other and to the damaged tissue, acting somewhat like a bandage to facilitate healing....A complex mixture of scar tissue, platelets, calcium, cholesterol and triglycerides is incorporated into the site to patch up the fissure and heal the injury....As the plaque grows, it can't expand outward, so it grows inward, narrowing the artery opening and limiting blood flow. [The Palm Oil Miracle, Dr. Bruce Fife, pg. 80-81]

What consumers don't know is that polyunsaturated vegetable oils can be more hamful than saturated fats....You don't hear much about this because companies can't make money reporting and publicizing negative findings on their products...Polyunsaturated vegetable oils lower our resistance to infectious disease by depressing the immune system...One of the ways polyunsaturated fats hinder the immune system is by killing white blood cells [a primary component of our immune system]. It is our immune system that is our primary defense against cancer. It has been known for years that polyunsaturated fats promote the growth of cancer....The ability of high polyunsaturated fat diet enhancing chemically induced tumors has been widely reported.....Remove polyunsaturated fats and your risk of cancer plummets. [The Palm Oil Miracle, Dr. Bruce Fife, pg. 32-33]

Saturated fats such as Palm Oil and Coconut Oil are resistant to heat oxidation in cooking. Saturated fatty acids are very heat stable and can withstand relatively high temperatures without oxidation. Therefore, saturated fats are the safest to use for day-to-day cooking and baking... [The Palm Oil Miracle, Dr. Bruce Fife, pg. 39]