It Depends On the Meaning Of “Pure”

By Atom Bergstrom

Atom’s Blog

“It depends on what the meaning of the word ‘is’ is,” replied Bill Clinton to the grand jury back in the day.

Pure coconut oil is about 90% saturated fat. 7% monounsaturated fat, and the remainder is polyunsaturated fat.

Yet coconut oil companies brag about the vitamins E and K in their “pure” coconut oil.

Vitamins are not oils and oils are not vitamins, and never the twain shall meet.

These companies either don’t understand that 100% coconut oil means 100% coconut oil, or they do understand the difference and add synthetic or GMO vitamins to their product.

It’s usually the former in the case of health food stores.

So the following are ridiculous statements …

“Virgin coconut oil is a major source of vitamin E.”

“Our pure coconut oil contains cholesterol.”

“Interestingly, coconut oil doesn’t contain many vitamins.”

That’s why it’s called “pure” coconut oil, not because it’s “pure as the driven snow.”

It depends on what the meaning of the word “pure” is.

<>

Coconut oil decomposes at an exceedingly slow rate. Vitamin E decomposes quickly.

What else is getting through their filters that we don’t know about?

Other coconut ingredients OFTEN sneak through organic coconut company filters.

Besides vitamins E and K, teensy-weensy amounts of coconut’s other ingredients might be getting through their filters — tryptophan, threonine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, cystine, phenylalanine, tyrosine, valine, arginine, histidine, alanine, aspartic acid, glutamic acid, glycine, proline, serine, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, vitamin B6, folate, vitamin C, calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, zinc, water, fungi, viruses, bacteria, etc.

The partial list of coconut’s ingredients is mostly taken from Wikipedia, but at least two hundred more could be added to the list, including many anti-nutrients.

Marketers thrive on dictionary-deprived individuals who were brainwashed by forced government schooling.

<>

Of course, only a laboratory-grade coconut oil truly approaches 100% purity.

Regarding every commercial product, it’s just a question of degree.

<>

Why does 100% purity matter?

Isn’t this just splitting coconut hairs?

Well, it makes a big difference if you’re allergic to “coconut oil.”

You can’t be allergic to coconut oil.

Refined coconut oil, just like refined peanut oil, is allergen-free, because no stray proteins escaped the filtering process.

<>

Why are allergies on the rise?

Why have children’s food allergies increased 50% between 1997 and 2011 (according to a 2013 CDC study)?

Allergen-specific immunoglobulin E (IgE) is a result, not the cause.

It’s time to look at our consumption of PUFAs, HUFAs, and HDL (high-density lipoprotein).
.
.



Missing Podcast?

If you see an error with an archived podcast or know that an episode of our show is missing, please press the button below to send us a message so we can look into it.

Enter your name and email if you want to be notified when this podcast is fixed:

'It Depends On the Meaning Of “Pure”' have 12 comments

  1. September 28, 2016 @ 10:24 am Atom

    Re: checked out if oil was both RAW and PURE

    Does it smell like coconut? If it does, it can’t be pure (100% coconut oil).

    http://solartiming.com/store–e-books.php

    Reply

    • September 29, 2016 @ 1:32 pm John

      Hello Atom! This is extremely important information to clarify a (now) commonly used but not-well-explored addition to the American diet! Which would be the better option for getting the maximum amount of the coconut’s health-supporting properties: refined coconut oil or MCT (Medium Chain Triglyceride) oil?

      If “Vitamin E decomposes quickly”, does that mean people who attribute experiencing positive differences in their health from using (loose, not encapsulated) Wheat Germ oil to its vitamin E content should actually be “thanking” other nutrients found within the Wheat Germ extraction? And the same for the vitamin E in sunflower seed oil?

      Do to its unstable (if that is the correct term) nature, is encapsulation of “pure” vitamin E the only way to package the nutrient such that the consumer receives it with an appreciable amount and potency?

      What are the sources of significant supplemental (not dietary) vitamin E that you regard favorably that are currently available?

      Thanks again for the great post!

      Reply

      • October 2, 2016 @ 3:35 pm Atom

        Re: Which would be the better option for getting the maximum amount of the coconut’s health-supporting properties: refined coconut oil or MCT (Medium Chain Triglyceride) oil?

        Neither is better than the “impure” oil — provided there’s no allergy to “impure” coconut oil (it may be impossible to be allergic to pure coconut oil).

        Allergies are on the rise due to the eating of PUFAs, HUFAs, complex carbs, and HDL (not LDL) cholesterol.

        Re: If “Vitamin E decomposes quickly”, does that mean people who attribute experiencing positive differences in their health from using (loose, not encapsulated) Wheat Germ oil to its vitamin E content should actually be “thanking” other nutrients found within the Wheat Germ extraction? And the same for the vitamin E in sunflower seed oil?

        Yes. The protective ingredients in food act in concert in a Mutual Admiration Society.

        Re: Due to its unstable (if that is the correct term) nature, is encapsulation of “pure” vitamin E the only way to package the nutrient such that the consumer receives it with an appreciable amount and potency?

        Yes. Protecting it from oxidation is important.

        A vitamin E label should read something close to the one on the product I use …

        “Natural E-400. Vitamin E (as unesterified d-alpha Tocopherol plus Mixed Tocopherols: d-beta, d-delta and d-gamma Tocopherol) (Non-GMO). Other ingredients: Softgel Capsules (gelatin, water, glycerin) and Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Contains soy (non-GMO).”

        I use my teeth to break open the capsules and eat only the contents, avoiding the soy.

        Re: What are the sources of significant supplemental (not dietary) vitamin E that you regard favorably that are currently available?

        Soaked almonds are ideal. Traces exist in many other fresh raw whole foods.

        Reply

  2. September 28, 2016 @ 10:28 am Atom

    A Trip Down Memory Lane — Screenwriter and author Joe Eszterhas discusses his book about Bill Clinton and Monica Lewisnky …

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78ABWtj4Sr4

    Reply

  3. September 29, 2016 @ 4:21 am Matt

    True or false? Fat/lipids do not contain minerals and vitamins?

    Reply

    • September 30, 2016 @ 2:39 pm Atom

      Fats “contain” vitamins and minerals, making them technically “impure.”

      “Purity” is a wastepaper basket term (it covers too much) meaning anything the user wants it to mean.

      Uncontaminated? Refined? Flawless? Genuine?

      It’s a weasel word loved by marketers, as in “44/100 percent pure.”

      Reply

  4. September 29, 2016 @ 8:05 am Christopher

    Any info or a blog about seasonal eating would be cool. For example, maybe a person take that tequila drink more often in the winter months. Intuition eating.

    Reply

    • September 30, 2016 @ 2:41 pm Atom

      Eating 80 to 90% locally-grown seasonal food is usually one’s highest choice.

      It synchronizes the biology of the eater to the eaten.

      Eating at least 10% of food from distant locations normally compensates for local soil deficiencies.

      Otherwise, eating more fats and cooked foods in the winter and more fruit and raw food in the summer is a safe bet.

      Watch movies during the winter and make your own movie during the summer.

      Reply

  5. September 29, 2016 @ 11:49 am sebastian

    i’ve been buying the filtered kind since it’s cheaper. but the nutty freshness of the virgin one is actually pleasant on the palate. still, it seems to set my belly off on i micro level. coconut flour for example is something i keep my distance from.

    iron and vit c? i’m vegetarian and big on the milk products, so i get plenty of calcium and rarely iron. now i’ve started making crystal water with an iron based stone supposedly supporting the lymph. is lymph and iron related? is vit c a must for iron to function proper?

    did adano voice any thoughts on anemia? lower susceptibility to anything? it lowers my will power, which is something i usually have in spades. could it be a situation of simple spiritual benefit?

    so few questions, i know! :)

    Reply

  6. October 2, 2016 @ 7:37 am john oneill

    I ESTIMATE IN ABOUT 10 TO 30 MORE YEARS IF WE KEEP THE MACHINE RUNNING WE WILL HAVE POLLUTED THE INTIRE PLANET , UNLESS WEE CREATE FOOD FORESTS

    Reply


Would you like to share your thoughts?

Your email address will not be published.

©Copyright One Radio Network 2014 • All rights reserved. Site built by RedLotus AustinThe information on this website and talk shows is solely for informational and entertainment purposes. IT IS NOT INTENDED TO PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. Neither the Editors, producers of One Radio Network, Patrick Timpone, their guests or web masters take responsibility for any possible consequences from any treatment, procedure, exercise, dietary modification, action or application of medication which results from reading or following the information contained on this website in written or audio form, live or podcasts. The publication of this information does not constitute the practice of medicine, and this information does not replace the advice of your physician or other health care provider. Before undertaking any course of treatment, the reader must seek the advice of their physician or other health care provider and take total responsibility for his or her actions at all times. Patrick Joseph of the family of Timpone, a man...All rights reserved, without recourse.