Coconut Oil- Poison or Nectar?
As coconut oil grows in popularity, more and more pet owners choose to give it to their pets as a supplement. This is especially true for a growing number of raw feeders. However, coconut oil is undergoing a lot of criticism, pitting its supporters and opposers against each other.
We all heard recent nutritional talk, where Harvard Professor, Karin Michels, called coconut oil “pure poison,” and “one of the worst foods.” She was later slammed by a renowned cardiologist Dr. Aseem Malhotra, who commented that Michel’s remarks in regard to coconut oil are “unscientific nonsense.” It somewhat difficult to find out the truth that lies behind the controversy, however, what does it means for us and our pets. Let’s try to find out!
During this period rabbits were:
- deprived of all fatty substances except of coconut oil;
- deprived of normal supplementation with oxidative molecules;
- very limited in exercise.
We found that just a few rabbits had signs of atherosclerosis, so we couldn’t reach conclusions that we were looking for in this experiment. However, for me, this experiment had an additional philosophical outcome. I asked myself, whether it possible to pick out one factor as the main cause of the disease if combination of three factors could produce it? In other words, can we say that coconut oil is the main reason of atherosclerosis?