This article was posted by a friend of mine who likes to go against the grain. I’m actually sorry to see that he used the smiley face after his comment because I’m sure he doesn’t mean it. He just doesn’t want to offend any sheeple.

Before you start saying, “why should I trust this article over one that says it’s good?” I have to point out that I don’t care about coconut oil. My point is strictly that most people in our age have no idea what they’re talking about. This coconut oil article relates to doctor’s smoking cigarettes in the 50’s. People in that age didn’t know that smoking cigarettes lead to lung cancer. This could easily be the case that using coconut oil could lead to instant death.

“Some background info: Coconut oil is 92% saturated fat. Yes, that kind of fat—the kind that the USDA and the American Heart Association say to limit because it can raise your levels of LDL, or “bad” cholesterol, and therefore, up your risk of heart disease and stroke. But despite its nutritional makeup, coconut oil has been touted online as good for your health. Why?

“Got me,” says Walter Willett, MD, DrPH, chairman of the department of nutrition at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, who admits he’s confused by the notion that coconut oil is a health food.

So Walter Willett disagrees with people who claim it “slows aging, helps your heart and thyroid, protect against illnesses like Alzheimer’s, arthritis and diabetes, and even helps you lose weight.” 

This reminds me of a post I saw on Facebook of a new mom asking people on Facebook whether she should listen to her dentist or her doctor regarding a type of toothpaste. People on Facebook!!! There is an unbelievable amount of misinformation on this planet that I belong to the idea that if it doesn’t kill you, it makes you stronger.

Everything in life is adapting. If you try a new idea and it doesn’t work, stop doing it and try something else. It’s fair to think that 99% of the people on Earth have no idea what the hell they are doing. If your name isn’t Elon Musk, you are probably one of them. I know I’m one of them. The difference is that I don’t consume myself with this misinformation. I don’t read an article by some quack and immediately turn it to gospel. I go through my life with trial and error and whatever works best for me. Other people can chime in but I’m not a follower to what people tell me. People are idiots.