Before the introduction of the Standard Western Diet to their culture, the natives of the South Pacific islands were among the healthiest people in the world. Heart disease and obesity were unknown, infectious diseases were extremely rare, and few people suffered from dementia. Swollen gums and dental cavities were uncommon as well. Most remarkable was that the majority of the calories consumed by the islanders were found to come from coconuts. Today, medical researchers have rediscovered the many health benefits of this tropical fruit. The coconut:
¢ Reduces weight & belly fat
¢ Raises good cholesterol
¢ Lowers blood sugar levels
¢ Boosts memory & brain function
¢ Protects your gums & teeth
¢ Fights bacteria, viruses & more
In this new book, best-selling health writer Larry Trivieri Jr. has created a clear and simple guide to understanding how the nutrients in coconut work and how you can best employ the different coconut products now on the market. The book begins with a history of the coconut’s use. It then discusses the science behind the fruit’s beneficial effects on the body, including the latest research regarding its impact on brain function. The chapters that follow focus on specific health concerns, from heart disease to high blood pressure to memory loss. Each chapter presents a description of the problem, how coconut works to combat the condition, and important considerations during treatment. This is followed by recommendations regarding the most appropriate form of coconut and proper dosage. Also included is a resource section that guides you to available coconut-based products.
History has taught us that certain foods can be a boon to good health. Both history and medical research have proven that the coconut is one of these valuable foods. With no side effects, coconut products provide an inexpensive and safe way to enhance your health and improve your everyday life.
"Trivieri, a prolific writer on alternative medicine and nutrition-focused health, introduces this comprehensive overview of the invaluable properties of coconuts . . . discuss[es] the historic value of the coconut as a portable food and water source . . . [coconuts are also] a source of healthy saturated fats which promote heart, brain, and immune-system health, as Trivieri thoroughly and accessibly explains . . . [u]seful listings of resources and references support further inquiry, adding to this informative book's broad appeal."—Booklist (ALA) - Whitney Scott
Larry Trivieri, Jr. is a leading writer in the field of holistic and alternative medicine. He is the author or co-author of more than 20 acclaimed books on health, including the bestseller The Acid-Alkaline Food Guide, The American Holistic Medical Association Guide to Holistic Health, Health On The Edge, and Juice Alive. In addition, he served as the editor and principal writer of both editions of the landmark volume Alternative Medicine: The Definitive Guide, and has also published more than 200 health articles online and in leading publications. He is also a frequent lecturer on health-related topics, and has been a featured guest on television and radio shows nationwide.