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Muesli Bars with Coconut Oil by Julia and Libby

Muesli Bars with Coconut Oil by Julia and Libby

Muesli Bars (with Coconut Oil) by Julia and Libby

Why did Julia and Libby add Coconut Oil to their NZ Manuka Honey with LSA Muesli Bars recipe?

We added coconut oil to the bars as this good fat will keep you feeling full for longer and helps to solidify the bars.”

The Matthews sisters, Julia and Libby have been hard at work both professionally and in exercise training. This recipe will certainly come in handy for a busy lifestyle. In the introduction to this post on their Facebook page they also have this to say.

“We have created some muesli bars that can be eaten for breakfast or as a snack and are very simple to make. The bars are made using the new Sanitarium Cereals ‪#‎OptionsMuesli‬ , along with LSA or flaxseed meal and eggs as the base and are sweetened with cinnamon and manuka honey.”

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Some people won’t use this recipe because it involves using eggs. Chia seeds are the alternative to eggs in baking. But that consideration is beyond the scope of this recipe.

I trust that this has been a helpful, and I look forward to providing more recipes and updating existing ones as time goes by. On the day this recipe was posted a variation of the Coconut Berry Smoothie recipe was added, with an extra video. So feel free to take a look at that as well. www.coconutoilshop.co.nz/2014/06/coconut-berry-smoothie/

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Neil Smith loves to talk about the benefits of Coconut wholefoods.Neil Smith, The Coconut Oil Shop Team

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FDA Did Make Saturated Fat Reversal

FDA Did Make Saturated Fat Reversal

FDA decide to ban “artery-clogging” trans fat on Tuesday June 16th, 2015, USA time.
Since the 1950s, the world of public health has been fighting a losing battle against clogged arteries. Why? Many in the health community have woken up to the fact that some commonly eaten foods are dangerous, and finally the USA’s public health watch dog, the FDA have admitted trans fats are included in that list as well. Coconut Oil Shop posted that this day may soon come, in May 2015.

Linked to this important decision that trans fats are dangerous is the concept that saturated fats are not safe.

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Washington Post journalist Brady Dennis reported the Federal Drug Administration have made a landmark decision to declare trans fats, found in many processed foods are in fact dangerous. This decision is based on human artery examinations, and other research.

The Saturated Fat Reversal – Partially Hydrogenated Oils banned

Partially Hydrogenated Oils (PHOs) are the culprit for artery clogging, according to the research of a 100 year old scientist Fred Kummerow. Professor Kummerow has faced what we called “a lonely battle” from 1950. Professor Kummerow’s medical research appeared to agree with a trend found in statistics. That trend was the rapid rise in heart disease from 1910, when margarine became popular.

In 1968 common sense got a break, the US government agreed to make food manufacturers reduce the products creating Partially Hydrogenated Oils. We commonly call these trans fats. The USA’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) started recording a reduction in heart disease after that.

With the June 16, 2015 decision from the FDA in the USA, we can safely say, “At last long last: a trans fat ban” – University of Illinois. Here we have definitive action from one of the most influential government public health organisations in the western world.

But read the statement from 100 years of life experience, by Professor Kummerow on this matter.

“I don’t consider is a triumph, I know what it was like for the industry, to do what they did. I’m not hear glowing that this was done. I’m just hoping that it’ll happen.”

Fred Kummerow - faced down the FDA and initiated a saturated fat reversalWords from 100 year old Professor Fred A Kummerow. Born in German, 1914, October 4.

Photo source: spacedoc.com/fred-kummerow-bio

Now it’s up to the food industry world wide to take the next step, and the Coconut Oil Shop would love to extend our hand to food manufacturers willing to try Coconut Oil in their recipes, anywhere in the world, (subject to satisfactory trading terms).

Who posted this short article?

Neil Smith loves to talk about the benefits of Coconut wholefoods.Neil Smith, The Coconut Oil Shop Team

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But where do you begin?

We’ve put together a short, informative guide you can download, called Coconut Oil Basics. Grab your free guide, and as a special bonus, we’ll send you an email each week highlighting some interesting pages in our site.

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FDA May Make Saturated Fat Reversal Soon

FDA May Make Saturated Fat Reversal Soon

Kelly The Kitchen Kop has been writing about Wholefood since 2007. On Kelly’s blog, guest post writer Joanie Blaxter wrote an article exposing recent developments in received food theories about fat in the US. This apparent saturated fat reversal in media accepted thinking is possibly one of the most dynamic news themes we’ll see for a while.

Media accepted thinking has been changing about Saturated Fat following the June 23 2014 TIME magazine article, “Ending the War on Fat,”. The article which appeared on Weston A Price main Facebook page 05/May/2015 NZT.

Here are some highlights from the article.

Exorcising Pritikin’s Ghost — GOOD News: Throw Out Your Cholesterol Levels Chart!

“We now understand that cholesterol is not the culprit in heart disease, but rather more of an indicator of overall inflammation in the body.  In other words, reduce the total inflammation and the cholesterol goes down. (See Kelly’s post, The Real Cause of Heart Disease, for more on that.)

In fact, the “heart healthy” low-fat dietary emphasis has never been solidly supported by science.

Instead, recent studies have shown a low-fat diet to be linked modern diseases like:

Cancer as well as…
Depression and suicide (Have you seen this post: 20 Tips to Fight Anxiety and Depression Naturally?)

And what did Nathaniel Pritikin himself die of at age 70? He developed leukemia and subsequently killed himself.”

Perhaps it’s taken a while for the US Federal Drug Administration (FDA) to notice similar links between diet and death causes with others as well. I really don’t know.

Why have we written about this article here?

We are drawing your attention to this article because Virgin Coconut Oil is saturated fat. We seem to be seeing a shift in the media’s thinking about saturated fat, overseas. If this leads to a change in public perception about saturated fat, it is going to be a huge shift!

The staff at the Coconut Oil Shop certainly noticed the TIME Magazine in June 2014. But we didn’t write directly about it at the time. However, the next month we did make a change in editorial direction toward the theme of the Coconut Education Island. It was about that time that we started the Coconut Resources page, with a Kiwi accent pun, “A-Z for Coconut Ed.” (We pronounce Z as “zed”.)

In July 2014 we posted about saturated fat and diabetes – Dr Gary Taub.

On October 24th 2014 Heart Foundation NZ went live with their “Big Reveal”. Thankfully Radio New Zealand had alerted me to their media release beforehand, and I had a radio interview which many of saturated fat’s supporters heard.

February 11th 2015 saw Stuff.co.nz run yet another article on saturated fat.

March 23rd 2015 was a big day for saturated fat in the worldwide media. An article highlighting the learnings of some Sri Lankan scientists went viral on the net, but more importantly with mainstream international media!

In time we’ll see where this media attention leads to. For now it makes thrilling reading to suggest that we may be in the midst of an historical shift back to what our grandparents thought they knew to be true – saturated fat is not nearly as bad for us as Ancel Keys and his mate Nathaniel Pritikin believe it to be.

The above article suggests that FDA may make saturated fat reversal soon. That is to say, they may come out saying that we don’t need to worry so much about cholesterol as an indicator in heart disease. If it happens, just remember you may well have read it first in the Coconut Oil Shop updates! (At last: a ban on trans fats – 16th June 2015)

Who posted this short article?

Neil Smith loves to talk about the benefits of Coconut wholefoods.Neil Smith, The Coconut Oil Shop Team

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BMJ Saturated fat findings

BMJ Saturated Fat Findings

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Stuff.co.nz have an article questioning British and American caution about saturated fat.

“Butter, cream and chocolate lovers, rejoice – saturated fats may not be the enemy we’ve made them out to be.

While it is not quite an invitation to embark on a diet of pizza and ice cream sundaes, New research from the BMJ – formerly the British Medical Journal – claims that decade-old advice restricting dietary fat intake may be completely unfounded.” Stuff.co.nz 11/02/2015 article by ASHLEIGH STEWART.

The article in stuff cites study of CHD (heart disease –  coronary heart disease). A study has been done and and an article written in a journal reviewed by other Heart Specialists and coronary heart disease researchers . This is the conclusion – this is what they decided.

Evidence from randomised controlled trials did not support the introduction of dietary fat guidelines in 1977 and 1983: a systematic review and meta-analysis

“[Study] Conclusions Dietary recommendations were introduced for 220 million US and 56 million UK citizens by 1983, in the absence of supporting evidence from RCTs.”

In plain English: someone thought it would be a good idea to change peoples’s generations old dietary behaviour, but they didn’t test to see what the results would be. The reference to “RCT” is about random control tests, which are said to be good for analysing what is really going on with the experiment.

This is my opinion on the matter:

The findings of published in Open Heart – a BMJ online journal (formerly British Medical Journal) found no significant difference in in Cardio Vascular Disease between those in the study who used a diet promoted by British and United States government and those who did not. How totally unsurprising!

I concur with Ashleigh Steward of Stuff.co.nz and the study authors’ surprise. They said Stewart quotes, “It seems incomprehensible that dietary advice was introduced for 220 million Americans and 56 million UK citizens, given the contrary results from a small number of unhealthy men,”.

I am not surprised by the New Zealand Ministry of Health response reported by Stewart. “Principal Advisor Public Health Dr Harriette Carr said, “The Ministry of Health is currently working with nutrition academics and researchers to update its nutrition advice for New Zealanders. However, it is not considering changing its stance on fats. National recommendations will continue to advise New Zealanders to lower their saturated fat intake and opt for polyunsaturated fats instead”.

Results quoted from the overseas study

“[Study] Results 2467 males participated in six dietary trials: five secondary prevention studies and one including healthy participants. There were 370 deaths from all-cause mortality in the intervention and control groups. The risk ratio (RR) from meta-analysis was 0.996 (95% CI 0.865 to 1.147). There were 207 and 216 deaths from CHD in the intervention and control groups, respectively. The RR was 0.989 (95% CI 0.784 to 1.247). There were no differences in all-cause mortality and non-significant differences in CHD mortality, resulting from the dietary interventions. The reductions in mean serum cholesterol levels were significantly higher in the intervention groups; this did not result in significant differences in CHD or all-cause mortality. Government dietary fat recommendations were untested in any trial prior to being introduced.

[Study] Conclusions Dietary recommendations were introduced for 220 million US and 56 million UK citizens by 1983, in the absence of supporting evidence from RCTs.”

In October 2014 the Heart Foundation New Zealand sent out a media release. Thank fully the media came to me before it hit the news. After the media telephone interview I came to refer to this media release as Heart Foundations’ Big Reveal. My message was simple.

Coconut Oil Shop Message About Saturated Fat

Tropical people have eaten coconut for centuries, before modern diseases.Look at history. Tropical people have been eating Virgin Coconut Oil for centuries, before modern diet and modern diseases.

Who posted this short article?

Neil Smith loves to talk about the benefits of Coconut wholefoods.Neil Smith, The Coconut Oil Shop Team

If you are new to Virgin Coconut Oil, grab our free guide!

There is a lot of articles and information out there on Coconut Oil and how unique it is.

But where do you begin?

We’ve put together a short, informative guide you can download, called Coconut Oil Basics. Grab your free guide, and as a special bonus, we’ll send you an email each week highlighting some interesting pages in our site.

On this website, we have over 100 pages of useful information on our website, and this guide, and the emails will help you unlock it.