I've wondered for years why there isn't more discussion in these groups about coconut oil. When I first started exploring Peat's ideas I used it because duh, he said he used it and it made this huge difference for him. He essentially says he had 10 lbs he couldn't shake despite being PUFA free for years and also (probably) using thyroid. If he was so healthy, why did he get such a big boost from it?
I might have found one of the reasons in this Jack Kruse EMF article. He says weight gain and diseases like osteoporosis are due to losing electrons. It's because of physics. He argues that fats boost health more than carbs, which would explain why Peath had lingering health issues till he started using coconut oil:
"Food is not that important, but its electron density of food is quite important in disease reversals and this is why fats are way better than carbs 100% of the time. It is also why Dr. Oz has been unknowingly harming American viewers with incorrect advice and why Oprah is still fat. Fats are more electron dense than proteins, and carbohydrates are the least electron dense foods on this planet. That includes the good ones or the safe ones."
"Non Geeks Ultimate Truth Bomb: When your SCN time perception slows down, because you lose electrons at your mitochondria for any reason, you get fatter and older no matter what you eat!!! If you eat electron dense foods constantly, the rate of change is slower."
Peat on coconut oil:
"Although I had stopped using the unsaturated seed oils years ago, and supposed that I wasn't heavily saturated with toxic unsaturated fat, when I first used coconut oil I saw an immediate response, that convinced me my metabolism was chronically inhibited by something that was easily alleviated by "dilution" or molecular competition. I had put a tablespoonful of coconut oil on some rice I had for supper, and half an hour later while I was reading, I noticed I was breathing more deeply than normal. I saw that my skin was pink, and I found that my pulse was faster than normal--about 98, I think. After an hour or two, my pulse and breathing returned to normal. Every day for a couple of weeks I noticed the same response while I was digesting a small amount of coconut oil, but gradually it didn't happen any more, and I increased my daily consumption of the oil to about an ounce. I kept eating the same foods as before (including a quart of ice cream every day), except that I added about 200 or 250 calories per day as coconut oil. Apparently the metabolic surges that happened at first were an indication that my body was compensating for an anti-thyroid substance by producing more thyroid hormone; when the coconut oil relieved the inhibition, I experienced a moment of slight hyperthyroidism, but after a time the inhibitor became less effective, and my body adjusted by producing slightly less thyroid hormone. But over the next few months, I saw that my weight was slowly and consistently decreasing. It had been steady at 185 pounds for 25 years, but over a period of six months it dropped to about 175 pounds. I found that eating more coconut oil lowered my weight another few pounds, and eating less caused it to increase."