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In this page, Coconut Republic has put together not only some of our favorite and inspiring sayings and pearls of wisdom that we've come across in our own research on Coconuts but we have included as well, some of the important names that has been alluded to the Coconut Tree through the years...

The Coconut Tree has been commonly referred to not only as the "Tree of Life", but also as the "Jewel of the Tropics"; "the King of Trees"; "Tree of Abundance"; "Tree of Heaven" and the "Signature Tree of The Tropics". In Sanskrit, coconuts are called "Kalpa Vriksha", which means: "the tree that gives all that is necessary for living".

We share the following best quotes and familiar quotations with you - they are mostly coming from professionals in the medical field. We hope that you will learn a lot from them and leave this Web page feeling good about yourself and thanking God for the gift of Coconuts - the Tree of Life.

"He who plants a coconut tree plants food and drink, vessels and clothing, a home for himself and a heritage for his children"

- South Seas saying

"One of these nuts is a meal for a man, both meat and drink"

- Marco Polo

"Coconuts are the fruit of the palm trees. And as we have bread and wine, oil and vinegar, so they get all these things from the said trees.. With two of these palm trees, a whole family of ten can sustain itself.the coconut trees last for a hundred years"

- written in the journal of Antonio Pigafetta,
a nobleman from
Venice who boarded one of Magellan's 5 ships

"The drugstore in a bottle" is how coconut oil is now called in the Philippines where virgin oil has been creating literally an "explosion" of the sick and not so sick treating every imaginable disease with this oil - and achieving, unbelievably rapid relief and cures"

- Conrado S. Dayrit, MD, FACC, FPCC, FPCP,
Emeritus Professor of Pharmacology,
University of the
Philippines, College of Medicine

"Not only is coconut oil not a "dietary poison", but it contains a remarkable fat called monolaurin. This medium-chain fat, first discovered in my laboratory, represents one of the most exceptional and inspiring group of fats found in nature. This is the same unique fat, available naturally from mother's milk and coconut oil"

- Jon Kabara, PH.D.,
Professor Emeritus, Chemistry and Pharmacology,
Michigan State University

"Coconut oil has been described as the "World's Healthiest Dietary Oil". There is a mountain of historical evidence and medical research to verify this fact"

- Bruce Fife,
certified nutritionist, naturopathic doctor,
President of
Coconut Research Center

"Coconut Water is a natural isotonic beverage with the same level of electrolytic balance as we have in our blood. It's the "fluid of life", so to speak."

- Mr. Morton Satin,
Chief of FAO's agricultural Industries and Post Harvest Management Service

"Coconuts play a unique role in the diets of mankind because they are the source of important physiologically functional components. These physiologically functional components are found in the fat part of the whole coconut, in the fat part of dessicated coconut, and in the extracted coconut oil"

- Dr. Mary G. Enig, PhD., F.A.C.N.

"Numerous studies have clearly demonstrated that coconut oil has a neutral effect on cholesterol levels. The reason coconut oil does not adversely affect cholesterol is because it is composed primarily of medium-chain fatty acids (MCFA). These fatty acids are different from those commonly found in other food sources and are burned almost immediately for energy production, and so they are not converted into body fat or cholesterol to the degree other fats are and do not affect blood cholesterol levels."

- Bruce Fife, Author: The Coconut Oil Miracle

"Brain tissue is very rich in complex forms of fats. The experiment (around 1978) in which pregnant mice were given diets containing either coconut oil or unsaturated oil showed that brain development was superior in the young mice whose mothers ate coconut oil. Because coconut oil supports thyroid function, and thyroid governs brain development, including myelination, the result might simply reflect the difference between normal and hypothyroid individuals. However, in 1980, experimenters demonstrated that young rats fed milk containing soy oil incorporated the oil directly into their brain cells, and had structurally abnormal brain cells as a result."

- Raymond Peat, Ph.D.

"I use it on all my very sick patients. All my cancer patients get coconut oil and vegetables. I have to say, my HIV patients, even the full blown AIDS patients, my Crohn's disease patients, my chronic irritable bowel patients, my lupus patients, and my rheumatoid arthritic patients, every single one of them are improving."

- Eliezer Ben Joseph, N.D., Natural Solutions

"Coconut oil contains the most concentrated natural source of medium-chain fatty acids (MCFA) available. Substituting coconut oil for other vegetable oils in your diet will help promote weight loss."

- Bruce Fife, N.D. ,Author: The Coconut Oil Miracle

"Coconut oil provides additional benefits. It strengthens the immune system and promotes optimal development of the brain and nervous system. It protects against cancer and heart disease, and promotes healthy bones. Finally, coconut oil seems to be the best fat for ensuring the proper uptake of omega-3 fatty acids into the tissues"

- Weston A Price Foundation

"The palm tree has a long history of providing man with useful materials for his daily life. None is more important than the oils obtained from the palm nut. Coconut and palm kernel oils were recognized as health oils in Ayurvedic medicine almost 4000 years ago. The same health effects were also found in Sanskrit medicine for mother's milk."

Jon Kabara, PH.D, Professor Emeritus
Michigan State University
and Consultant to Private Industries, Universities and Government Agencies

"One of the remarkable things about coconut oil is that it can help you lose weight. For this reason, coconut oil can quite literally be called the world's only natural, low calorie fat. All fats, whether they are saturated or unsaturated, from a cow or from corn, contain the same amount of calories. The MCFA in coconut oil, however, are different. They contain a little less. Because of the small size of the fatty acids that make up coconut oil, they actually yield fewer calories than other fats. Coconut oil has atleast 2.56% fewer calories per gram of fat compared with that of long-chain fatty acids (LCFA). This means that by using coconut oil in place of other oils, your calorie intake is less."

- Bruce Fife, ND, Author of book: Eat Fat, Look Thin

"Coconut Water helps in the prevention and treatment of renal disorders. It also serves as an energy drink, and as a therapeutic drink for hypertension. In emergencies, coconut water can be used as a substitute for dextrose."

- Ramon Ma Epino,
The Amazing Tree of Life,
Far Eastern Agriculture, 2003

"Recently published research has shown that natural coconut fat in the diet leads to a normalization of body lipids, protects against alcohol damage to the liver, and improves the immune system's anti-inflammatory response. Clearly, there has been increasing recognition of health - supporting functions of the fatty acids found in coconut"

- Mary Enig Ph.D., F.A.C.N.

"Coconut oil is a thyroid-stimulating oil which keeps balance thyroid function and also has antiseptic and immune-stimulating properties"

- Lita Lee, PhD.,
Author of "The Enzyme Cure"

"There is one fat that diabetics can eat without fear. That fat is coconut oil. Not only does it not contribute to diabetes but it helps regulate blood sugar, thus lessening the effects of the disease"

- Bruce Fife, N.D.,
Author: The Coconut Oil Miracle

"Studies on people who live in tropical climates and who have a diet high in coconut oil are healthier, have less heart disease, cancer and colon and prostate problems…The medium chain fatty acids and monoglycerides found primarily in coconut and palm kernel oils and mothers milk have miraculous healing power. It is rare in the history of medicine to find substances that have such useful properties and still be without toxicity or even harmful side effects."

- Jon Kabara, PH.D.,
Professor Emeritus,
Michigan State University
and Consultant to Private Industries, Universities and Government Agencies



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