Well, that didn’t take long.
Yesterday, coconut oil was a media darling, like a hot new supermodel. It was crossing over from the natural health scene into the mainstream.
They were talking up the oil on TV and cranking out glossy magazine covers, declaring it nature’s next great cure.
But you know how the mainstream media is. One day they build you up. The next, they knock you down. So it should come as no surprise at all that they’re turning on coconut oil already.
Now it’s the MOST mainstream of the mainstream media outlets that’s on the warpath. The New York Times has attacked coconut oil with the kind of gusto they should’ve reserved for a crooked politician.
Just don’t fall for it. Because, as you’ll see in a moment, coconut oil might hold the key to helping us beat the one condition many seniors fear the most.
Telling the TRUTH about coconut oil
Before we go any further after the NYT hack job, let’s get three things straight….
- Coconut oil is SAFE.
- It works GREAT as a cooking oil and has dozens of other uses.
- And the science IS promising.
Coconut oil’s honeymoon with the mainstream is clearly over. They’ve gone from embracing it to viewing it as a threat. But the most promising research still suggests it might do what no drug in the world can yet do.
According to scientists, coconut oil may help protect against cognitive decline, dementia, and even Alzheimer’s disease.
Meanwhile, one good look at the NYT attack reveals the report is little more than a list of nitpicks. They slammed coconut oil for…
- being a saturated fat (Click to reveal why that doesn’t matter one bit.)
- for having more calories than butter (Calorie counting is bunk, here’s why.)
- for having good marketing (Aha, we might be onto something. Jealousy?)
They even broke out some Harvard “experts” to dismiss coconut oil. But here’s what the Times report DOESN’T have: evidence.
The NYT’s entire case against coconut oil rests on the fact that it’s a saturated fat and may raise cholesterol. But other than that, they couldn’t find a single report proving the oil has ever harmed a soul.
If any ACTUAL evidence existed, the Times would’ve hyped it like crazy. But once you strip away the over-the-top language in the report, the worst thing they could come up with is that “some people” think it’s a miracle cure for heart disease and everything else… and it’s not.
Of course, calling coconut oil a heart-disease cure is a HUGE stretch. But that doesn’t erase its potential cholesterol BENEFITS.
Meanwhile, the Times completely ignored the brain-related research that didn’t fit into their coconut-oil-bashing narrative.
Medium-chain triglycerides may help with memory
Coconut oil is a top source of brain-friendly medium-chain triglycerides. In one study, MCTs helped seniors struggling with cognitive decline IMPROVE on a key memory test.
In other words, the MCTs didn’t just appear to help stop the decline. They were linked to an improvement. And that’s HUGE news.
Of course, this study isn’t proof that coconut oil “cures” anything. We need far more research to be done before we can say that.
But it does show compounds in this perfectly healthy oil show great promise against a condition the mainstream has virtually no effective options for. And it would be a huge mistake to dismiss it the way the Times did.
Coconut oil is a safe food item that can be added to your shopping list and easily incorporated into your diet. So there’s no reason not to give it a shot if you’re concerned about memory issues.
And for more safe and natural ways to help an aging brain, check out this free report I’ve put together for you.