Since the mid 1950s, coconut oil has had a bad reputation! Back then, it was declared an unhealthy oil because it was a saturated fat.The Corn Oil and Soy Bean Industries managed to get it banned from commercial consumption by citing studies of autopsies performed on World War Two and Korean War Veterans who were killed in action. Autopsies revealed varying degrees of heart disease attributed to saturated fat buildup in the coronary arteries of many of these soldiers. What was conveniently left out, was the fact that all oils cited were saturated fats that had been hydrogenated. Hydrogenation is a process that destroys essential fatty acids and creates new fats, called “trans fats.” Trans fats (meaning transformed fats) have been proven to be the real culprit in heart disease. The only benefit of hydrogenation is that it gives an oil a longer shelf life. Raw coconut oil is a medium chain fatty acids that has a natural ability to resist rancidity, therefore eliminating the need for hydrogenation.
The medium chain fatty acids of Raw Coconut Oil are metabolized differently than other saturated fats. They are converted by the liver into usable energy and are not stored as adipose tissue or fat. This is partly the reason why there is an increase in energy from the consumption of Raw Coconut Oil. The other reason has to do with the fact that it can destroy Candida, which is an organism present in all human blood. Candida competes for available glucose. If enough Candida are present, they can produce fatigue by using up all available glucose leaving very little for cell metabolism. When Candida are eliminated, it makes extra glucose available for cell metabolism, which translates into more energy.
Raw Coconut Oil, is rich in a substance called Lauric Acid. Lauric Acid is converted by the liver of mammals into a substance called Monolaurin. Monolaurin is found in breast milk and is one of the substances responsible for providing resistance to disease in babies. Studies of Lauric Acid and Monolaurin have proven them to be powerful anti viral, anti bacterial and anti yeast substances. I have documented many studies conducted around the world that deal with the health benefits of Virgin Organic Raw Coconut Oil! On a personal note, I have experienced a Herxheimer reaction, where toxins released from dead Candida organisms in my body made me ill for several days until my liver and kidneys were able to clear the toxins. After a personal experience of improved health and energy from consuming this natural oil, I determined that this substance would be of definite benefit to the health of my Squirrels!
Squirrels face many issues related to viral and bacterial infections. By adding Organic Virgin Raw Coconut Oil to their diet through Nut Ball supplements and direct feeding, I have noticed a definite improvement in their overall appearance and energy level.I have also noticed that they have not experienced any major health issues since adding this oil to their diet.Organic Virgin Raw Coconut Oil should be considered a tool that can improve the health and resistance to disease for all Squirrels!