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Coconut Oil And Diabetes Type 1

Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil

I'm dealing with very dehydrating cold weather conditions right now where I am & my skin is sure showing signs of dryness. So, I got myself a jar of organic coconut oil and found that my skins just seems to love this oil - there was a dramatic overnight improvement that moisturizing face creams failed to achieve. Sure enough, what do you think I did next? Why, I tasted it and it tasted like the best thing since virgin cold-pressed olive oil! I have always heard good things about coconut oil in the T2 section of this site, but was never motivated to test it out. Thing is, I've done a bit of research on the purported merits of coconut oil & as it turns out, it's actual scientific benefits are largely confined to the skin level (literally). Some purported benefits in raising the HDL (along with LDL cholesterol) but nothing like I've heard anecdotally. Anyone feel like discussing coconut oil? I'd love to hear from others about this, especially from fellow T1s. Should I start cooking with coconut oil or should I stick to my trust olive oil? I'm dealing with very dehydrating cold weather conditions right now where I am & my skin is sure showing signs of dryness. So, I got myself a jar of organic coconut oil and found that my skins just seems to love this oil - there was a dramatic overnight improvement that moisturizing face creams failed to achieve. Sure enough, what do you think I did next? Why, I tasted it and it tasted like the best thing since virgin cold-pressed olive oil! I have always heard good things about coconut oil in the T2 section of this site, but was never motivated to test it out. Thing is, I've done a bit of research on the purported merits of coconut oil & as it turns out, it's actual scientific benefits are largely confined to the skin level (literally). Continue reading >>

Virgin Coconut Oil For Type 1 Diabetes A Testimony Of Reducing Dependency On Humalog

Virgin Coconut Oil For Type 1 Diabetes A Testimony Of Reducing Dependency On Humalog

Virgin Coconut Oil for Type 1 Diabetes A Testimony of Reducing Dependency on Humalog I first learned about virgin coconut oil when I was reading a book about giving massages. The author recommended VCO as a very good massage oil, so I went out and purchased some. On the label of the VCO container medicinal uses were mentioned. A search on the Internet brought up all kinds of information and I got myself a general education about VCO. Good for a multitude of things that might ail a person, I was intrigued to the point of wanting to learn more I read about how VCO could reduce ones belly fat, could change the dependency on insulin for diabetics and a host of other things. Being a Type1 Diabetic due to an injured pancreas I have to take 34 units of Humalog (an insulin mix) twice daily. When I read that VCO could restore some of the pancreas insulin production capabilities, I decided to run an experiment. I have nothing to lose and everything to gain. I started ingesting VCO by the teaspoon on January 1st 2011. As the first week of the New Year progressed I started eating VCO on toast, in my cereal and by the spoon full. All week my glucose levels seemed to be getting lower than what I was used to, but I kept shooting myself with the prescribed 34 units of Humalog morning and evening. On Friday January 7th my morning glucose was 104, I had my usual breakfast: 1 boiled egg and two slices of raisin bread toast with VCO spread and my shot of Humalog. Ellen had noticed that my energy level was higher than normal all week and that I seemed to have lost some weight as my pants were falling down. We had a normal lunch on that Friday: grilled cheese sandwich, mine made with coconut oil. Dinner was also normal: baked pork chops, fried (in olive oil) potatoes and apple sauce, glass Continue reading >>

Coconut Oil And Diabetes

Coconut Oil And Diabetes

Diabetes is a metabolic disease in that its symptoms are solely affected by the food that diabetics eat. Talking about coconut oil and diabetes means that we mention the effect of eating this healthy fat on the development and prognosis of diabetes. coconut oil is a fat burner Eating coconut oil reduces fat storage therefor reducing obesity chances which is one of the risk factors in developing diabetes . coconut oil does this through its two unique characteristics; First it increases the metabolic rate in the body so that more fat is needed to be burned. Second it does not need insulin secretion, the hormone that is responsible for storing the extra calories into fat. No spikes of insulin rise Eating a meal cooked by or mixed with coconut oil will prevent the sudden rise in insulin levels even if there is a carbohydrate with high glycemic index in the meal. coconut oil will slow down the digestion process so that the body gets all the benefits of all the nutrients in the meal, and it gets a steady secretion level of insulin into the blood. Another benefit to complete the process, coconut oil makes the cells sensitive to insulin which will allow the up-taking of glucose by the cell to use for energy production. coconut oil is a healthy source of fast energy production. The common problem in diabetes is low energy because their problem is with sugar metabolism, the source of energy for the body. coconut oil is a fast energy supplier for diabetics, without burdening the body with an abrupt rise in insulin level which usually follows carbohydrate intake. Coconut oil for diabetes type1 Diabetes type one usually affects children, and is caused by a deficiency in insulin.So it is all about insulin and coconut oil doesn't need insulin for its digestion, absorption and metaboli Continue reading >>

10 Natural Substances That Could Help Treat Type 1 Diabetes

10 Natural Substances That Could Help Treat Type 1 Diabetes

10 Natural Substances That Could Help Treat Type 1 Diabetes Could the long-sought after cure for type 1 diabetes be as close as your kitchen cupboard? An accumulating body of scientific research appears to point in exactly that direction. One so-called incurable disease that afflicts millions of people around the world is type 1 diabetes . Unlike type 2 diabetes, where the body becomes resistant to its own insulin, type 1 is characterized by the inability of the body to produce enough insulin, as the beta cells within the pancreas which are responsible for the production of insulin (and the proinsulin from which it is made) are either destroyed or seriously impaired. This can happen due to autoimmune issues, bacterial or viral infections, incompatible foods in the diet and chemical exposures (or a combination of any one or more of these factors), to name but a few major triggers. And yet, plenty of peer-reviewed and published research now indicates that plant compounds, including many found within commonly consumed foods, are capable of stimulating beta cell regeneration within the pancreas, and as a result potentially providing a cure truly a four letter word, as far as the profit-based model of medicine goes, which thrives on the concept of the incurability of the disease-afflicted human body in favor of symptom management. The discovery of the beta cell regenerative potentialof various food and compounds is bound to upset a burgeoning diabetes industry, with millions of dollars of public and private money continually being poured into fund-raising efforts for a future cure; a cure that will presumably be delivered through the prohibitively expensive pharmaceutical , vaccine or biologic (e.g. stem cells, islet cell xenotransplantation) pipeline, which by the very nat Continue reading >>

Coconut Oil And Diabetes

Coconut Oil And Diabetes

Can You Eat Coconut Oil If You Have Diabetes? If you’re living with diabetes, you’ve likely been through the diet overhaul. Out with the rippled chips, white bread, and full-fat cheese. In with the whole-wheat toast, tofu, and celery sticks. Now you may want to replace the fats you use in your cooking. You may have heard coconut oil may be a good substitute, but you may not be sure how it would affect your diabetes. Is it better or worse? Here’s what you need to know about coconut oil and diabetes. Coconut oil, also known as copra oil, is derived from the meat of mature coconuts. The oil is rich in antioxidants and energy-boosting triglycerides, and low in cholesterol. Not only does the oil have a sweet, nutty flavor, but it also leaves behind little grease. It’s commonly used as a replacement for butter and olive or vegetable oils when baking or cooking. Coconut oil also has many cosmetic uses, such as: a natural skin moisturizer a leave-in condition for your hair an ingredient in homemade soap scrub and lotion recipes If you have diabetes, you know that maintaining a healthy weight is a key component of a diabetes meal plan. This is especially true of type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes generally begins with your body’s resistance to insulin. Insulin resistance is linked to excess weight. A 2008 study found that people who consumed medium-chain fats like coconut oil as part of a weight loss plan lost more fat than participants who used olive oil. Coconut oil is high in medium-chain fats. This means coconut oil, a solid fat, is harder to convert to stored fat. This makes it easier for your body to burn it off. Although separate studies, such as this 2009 study in Lipids, have corroborated this, there isn’t enough research to definitively support this claim. Re Continue reading >>

Type 1 Diabetes: Symptoms And Treatment

Type 1 Diabetes: Symptoms And Treatment

Type 1 Diabetes affects millions of people around the world, so having a clear picture of the symptoms and potential treatment options for this disorder is important, including the use of honey, avocado, goldenseal, red clover, dietary restrictions, regular checkups and lifestyle changes, among others. What is Type 1 Diabetes? By definition, Type 1 diabetes is a metabolic disorder characterized by unusually high levels of blood sugar in the body. Type 2 diabetes is a much more common form, and can be brought on by lifestyle, obesity and other factors, Type 1 does not have a clear cause. Instead, it appears in most cases to be a combination of genetic and environmental factors that prevent your body from producing insulin in the pancreas. More than 50 genes are associated with Type 1 diabetes in varied ways, making it difficult to determine a precise genetic pattern or cause. Many experts consider Type 1 diabetes to be the ultimate result of an autoimmune response from your own body. Without insulin being produced by the body, blood sugar levels cannot be modulated, and these fundamental energy packets cannot be distributed throughout your organ systems. Some of the earliest signs and symptoms of Type 1 diabetes (and thus high blood sugar) include excessive urination, constant thirst, hunger, exhaustion, blurred vision and unexplained weight loss. If you notice any combination of these symptoms, you should get yourself checked by a doctor immediately. Most people experience a rapid onset of Type 1 diabetes symptoms, over the course of days or even weeks, and there is no known cure. Lifelong insulin injections to do the job of the failed beta cells in the pancreas are the most common treatment and management method. However, there are a number of lifestyle changes and nat Continue reading >>

How Coconut Oil Can Help You Manage Diabetes

How Coconut Oil Can Help You Manage Diabetes

These days, you cant browse the Internet, social media or grocery stores without running to coconut oil. Although coconut oils benefits are proven in more than 1,500 studies, it still remains the most controversial product sold on the market. One absolutely untrue fact that most people believe in is that coconut oil is high in saturated fats which can cause heart disease. Another mistake is that many people avoid consuming its calories even though these calories are not the same. However, coconut oil benefits go beyond many people realize. This sweet-smelling tropical oil tends tobalance blood sugar and insulin levels,stimulate weight loss and prevent different health conditions. Coconut oil can provide some of these health benefits: 1. Stabilizes Insulin and Blood Sugar Level When you hear blood sugar, the first thing that would probably come to your mind is diabetes. This is because this serious disease is characterized by high blood sugar levels. Fortunately, coconut oil can help you balance the blood sugar and insulin levels. However, it does not control blood sugar and insulin directly, but it helps the glucose enter the cells thus reducing the insulin levels in the blood. Thats why diabetics should consume food high in other carbohydrates but low in fat and refined sugar. Also, people should tend to consume more balanced meals rich in high-quality fats such as coconut oil. Additionally, coconut oil slows digestion and lowers the glycemic index of the meal in order to provide a steady energy for the body and stabilize blood sugar levels. Coconut oil is rich with medium-chain fatty acids, which have long-chain fatty acids such as PUFAs, unlike soybean, corn and canola oils. The long-chain fatty acids can worsen the insulin resistance and diabetes since they reduce Continue reading >>

Coconut

Coconut

Tweet Coconut can be consumed in many different forms, and it can have a variety of benefits for people with diabetes. The coconut has great versatility, and it can form part of many people’s daily diets. It is highly nutritious and rich in fibre, vitamins and minerals, and it provides the majority of the food eaten on many islands worldwide. A coconut is actually a one-seeded drupe, not a nut, nor a fruit. Coconuts are generally regarded as having a number of advantageous for people with diabetes. Nutritional benefits of coconut Coconuts are high in naturally occurring saturated fat from short and medium chain fatty acids (MCFAs) such as lauric acid. Lauric acid is converted in the body into monolaurin [163], a beneficial compound that destroys a wide variety of organisms that cause disease. It is used to fight common colds and viral infections, such as the flu. Coconuts also contain the following nutrients that can have benefits for the body: Vitamin C Thiamin (vitamin B1) Folate Potassium Manganese Copper Selenium Iron Phosphorous Potassium Coconut milk Coconut milk is derived from the flesh of the coconut. Coconut milk can come in two main forms: A thicker form, sometimes called coconut cream, that is commonly used in desserts or rich sauces A more fluid form, containing more added water, that can be used as a direct substitute for milk The more fluid form of coconut milk typically has no more calories than semi-skimmed milk. However, there are more calories in the thicker form of coconut milk, and caution may need to be exercised in regard to portion sizes. Furthermore, some forms of thicker coconut milk are heavily processed and include emulsifies, which might be bad for gut health and increase the risk of obesity and metabolic syndrome. Coconut flour Coconut fl Continue reading >>

"giant Leap To Type 1-diabetes Cure" - Diet Doctor

Unfortunately, there are a couple of steps remainingto make itpossible to cure people with type 1-diabetes. The cells need to be protected against theimmune system, and would in reality act asa transplanted organ. This would requirealife-long need for medicating withimmunosuppressants for it to work unless in the future, the cells can be made from the patients own stem cells. Even in this the best case scenario, the immunosuppressing treatment might be required for a long-term effect, as type 1-diabetics also produce antibodies against insulin-producing cells, which is what triggers the disease in the first place. There are also plans for trying to encapsulate the cells to protect them fromthe immune system without the need for medication. If this will work is not yet clear. Finally, this is long-term a potential cure for just type 1-diabetes, which only one of ten diabetics in the world suffer from. Type 2 is a lot more common and is not caused by a lackof insulin-producing cells. But still potentially a big step towards being an important treatment considerationin the future. Continue reading >>

Coconut Oil Effective In Treating Diabetes

Coconut Oil Effective In Treating Diabetes

Indeed Virgin Coconut Oil has a substantial effect on blood sugar levels. My wife and daughter (both have type 2 diabetes) measure their blood sugar levels at least three times a day. When they eat the wrong foods and their blood sugar levels get to 80-100 points above normal, they don’t take extra medication, they take 2-3 tablespoons of the coconut oil directly from the bottle. Within a half hour their blood sugar levels will come back to normal. Ed, Coconut Diet Forums Diabetes Epidemic 25.8 million children and adults in the United States, 8.3% of the population, have diabetes.1 The current rate of people becoming diabetic in the United states is doubling every 10 years. This has resulted in a windfall for pharmaceutical companies capitalizing on this “disease” with drugs designed to treat type 2 diabetes, but not deal with the underlying cause. These drugs have serious side effects. One of the most popular diabetes drugs, Avandia, was pulled off the market in 2011 after a number of studies showed that the drug increased the risk of heart attacks among type 2 diabetes patients. The manufacturer of the drug reached a $3 billion settlement in December 2011 over its fraudulent marketing of the drug, the largest federal criminal drug-company settlement to date. Coconut Oil and Type 2 Diabetes Information that is finally making its way into the mainstream media is that type 2 diabetes is a lifestyle and diet issue that can be reversed without drugs. This information has been known for years, however, among those in the alternative health crowd. Consider these testimonials (some over 10 years ago) from individuals who did not follow typical doctor’s advice: I also wanted to pass along a bit of my experience in regard to diabetes. I have been taking Coconut Oil (CO Continue reading >>

The Coconut Craze: Coconut Oil

The Coconut Craze: Coconut Oil

Last week I wrote about coconut water. I’m curious — how many of you drink coconut water, or have at least tried it? As I mentioned in my posting, I’m not a big fan of it. But unless you’re guzzling down glass after glass of this tropical beverage, there are really no major harmful ramifications. But what about coconut oil? Controversial Coconut Oil Many nutrition topics are murky, and the issue of whether coconut oil is a “good” fat or a “bad” fat is a prime example. A lot of people swear by coconut oil for various reasons. Those who enjoy baking like coconut oil because it makes a mean flaky pie crust and lends a unique, rich flavor to pastries and other goodies. Others use coconut oil for everyday cooking, claiming that it adds great flavor to vegetables, oatmeal, and even popcorn. Coconut oil is used extensively in Thai and Indian dishes, which, of course, is partly why these dishes are so tasty. And then, there are those who swear by coconut oil for its supposed numerous health benefits, such as promoting weight loss, improving blood glucose control, and helping to treat heart disease. Can a tropical oil really live up to all these claims? A Bit of Background The use of coconut oil for cooking is nothing new in tropical regions. In the early 1900’s, this oil was actually used in the US as a cooking oil, but it gradually fell out of favor in the 1960’s when scientists began to examine coconut oil’s possible role in heart disease. The link between coconut oil and heart disease stems from the fact that coconut oil is primarily a saturated fat (92% of the fatty acids in this oil are saturated). And, for the most part, saturated fat, or the “bad” fat, is linked with promoting heart disease. But the tricky thing about saturated fats is that not Continue reading >>

Coconut Oil Diabetes Type 1

Coconut Oil Diabetes Type 1

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Coconuts, Coconut Milk, Coconut Oil And Diabetes

Coconuts, Coconut Milk, Coconut Oil And Diabetes

Coconut oil has been called a “superfood” with positive effects on heart and brain health, weight loss (especially abdominal fat) and a whole host and anti-inflammatory effects. But is coconut oil really a superfood? Or is it just the newest fad out there on the internet? Coconuts Coconuts have traditionally been the main staple food in many Asian and Pacific populations. In those same populations, coconut has also long been used as a medicine to treat infections, respiratory conditions, constipation, diarrhea, indigestion, kidney stones, and other disorders. Coconut meat (the whitish flakes) is high in fiber, protein, minerals such as manganese, selenium and iron and contains Vitamin C and B vitamins along with plant sterols. Coconut meat is also high in calories from fats—the fats are primarily the saturated fats along with high amounts of omega-6 fatty acids. Coconut flour is the finely ground coconut meat. Coconut milk (pressed from coconut meat) is similar to coconut meat as far as its nutritional profile—it is high in fiber, protein, richer than coconut meat in minerals such as iron, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, copper, manganese and selenium and contains Vitamins C, E and B vitamins. Coconut milk is also high in plant sterols and calories from fats. These fats are also in the saturated form with high levels of omega-6 fatty acids. Coconut water is diluted coconut milk and is much lower in calories. Finally, coconut oil is very high in calories from saturated fats and omega-6 fatty acids with essentially no vitamins, minerals, protein or fiber—in other words, pure fat. The fats in coconut oil are in the form of medium-chain triacylglycerols, or MCT. Fats and Health For many years, fats in food were considered the main cause for fats on the body. Continue reading >>

Coconut Oil And Diabetes

Coconut Oil And Diabetes

Does it Really Cure Diabetes? Of course, we tend to lean on the medication instead of a natural alternative to cure diabetes. "So how does 'coconut oil and diabetes' works?" you ask. You might think it is not possible for coconut oil to cure diabetes. However, a certain number of diabetics who take coconut oil are getting better and better. By taking coconut oil everyday combined to following the medical advice, many people can reduce the level of blood sugar to the normal range. It only takes a certain period of time -- months, if not weeks. Some can even cut back the amount of medications they've been taking for years! Let's take few minutes to learn about what diabetes is... What is Diabetes? Diabetes mellitus is a disorder stage of metabolism. It will lower the capability of the pancreas to produce insulin in order to help glucose get into the body's cell. Then the body will convert the glucose into energy for utilization. What will happen if you have fewer insulin? Yes, the blood sugar does not fully absorb into the cells. Some of them is left in the blood stream. And you will have high blood sugar. This condition can cause you negative effect on your body. It is possible for the excessive blood sugar to turn into the fat sticking to the arterial wall. This will make the blood vessel narrow, causing a blockage to the blood flow. Finally, you may have many health problems such as slow wound healing, numb feeling, blurry eyesight, feeling tired easily, and more. Coconut oil and diabetes can be a new hope for you to heal diabetes. Not only does it help regulate the blood sugar, but it also burns the extra fat in your body efficiently. So to speak, coconut oil might be the only edible oil for every diabetic to take daily. Here's How It Works In this 'Coconut oil and Di Continue reading >>

Is Virgin Coconut Oil Good For Diabetics?

Is Virgin Coconut Oil Good For Diabetics?

Diabetes is a metabolic condition characterized by inadequate use or production of insulin. Although it's incurable, it is treatable through exercise, foot care, medication, blood-glucose monitoring and blood-pressure, weight and cholesterol control. Accordingly, it's best to avoid oils, which can increase triglyceride and cholesterol levels. Coconut oil is an exception, potentially benefiting those with diabetes. Video of the Day Cellular Absorption of Energy Insulin is an enzyme you need to absorb energy from carbohydrates. When you eat carbohydrates, your body converts them to glucose. Once glucose enters the bloodstream, your pancreas releases insulin, which signals cells to absorb the glucose. The cells release another enzyme, carnitine tranferase, which allows the glucose to enter the mitochondria, which are the cell engines. The glucose fuels the mitochondria, thereby fueling the cells. Some metabolic conditions cause insulin resistance, whereby cells do not respond to insulin normally, so their glucose absorption is inadequate or nonexistent. Medium-Chain Fatty Acids Coconut oil contains medium-chain fatty acids, instead of long-chain fatty acids found in most other saturated fats. Medium-chain fatty acids are small enough to permeate both cell and mitochondrial membranes, Bruce Fife writes in "The Coconut Oil Miracle." Therefore, it requires no insulin release, which is usually necessary for cell absorption. Neither does it require carnitine transferase, which is usually essential for entry into the mitochondria. In other words, coconut oil is a source of fast-absorbing fuel that is very low on the glycemic index, which is optimal for those with diabetes. Not all kinds of coconut oil are equally beneficial. Unrefined virgin coconut oil is the most beneficial fo Continue reading >>

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