The Specific Carbohydrate Diet

Frequently Asked Questions

Coconut Oil

Seth writes:
Medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) have been used for decades to help people get energy quick (they are often used to feed the patients through IVs).

You can buy MCTs fairly easily (i can give anyone sources I use to get it - I have been making my mayo out of MCT oil). Probably the cheapest source of MCT comes from coconut oil. Coconut oil also has the advantage of having lauric acid (~48%) which turns into monolaurin in the gut - a powerful antimicrobial agent - found in mother's milk to help combat infections.

A good website on coconut oil is:

Back to SCD Frequently Asked Questions - Table of Contents

"We must never forget that what the patient takes beyond his ability to digest does harm."
    Dr. Samuel Gee

Back to PecanBread