coconut oil, MCTs, revisited

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coconut oil, MCTs, revisited

Postby LisaT_II » Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:20 pm

I'm hoping Sabine or someone can answer this.

For a long time, it was thought MCTs were good for dogs with conditions like Lymphangiectasia because I guess they kinda bypass part of the digestive process. Jazz's internal medicine vet said that they no longer completely believe that. I didn't have time to ask a follow-up question, I had already kept him late.

Does anyone know more about this?
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Re: coconut oil, MCTs, revisited

Postby MaisyPancakes » Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:42 pm

Same for things like pancreatitis or any of those things that are affected by fats in the digestive process, right? I, too, have been curious about this—would love to know more!

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Re: coconut oil, MCTs, revisited

Postby LisaT_II » Thu Jul 20, 2017 2:11 pm

If I ever learn more, I will post.

I have been wondering more lately about lecithin (non-gmo sunflower). I was giving it to jazz for her neuro condition for the choline, but I think it might have also been helping with the lymphangiectasia
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Re: coconut oil, MCTs, revisited

Postby LisaT_II » Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:01 pm

Weston Price to the rescue here:
https://www.westonaprice.org/health-top ... food-fats/

"...Short- and medium-chain fatty acids from fats such as milk fat or coconut oil or palm kernel oil are broken off from the triglycerides without the need for bile acids. They are then shuttled directly to the liver through the portal artery without the use of chylomicrons. In the case of a meal with a large amount of lauric acid, some of this medium-chain fatty acid does travel via chylomicrons through the lymph system.
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So, in lymphangiectasia, the problem is fat clogs up the lymph system, and cholesterol is often low so I guess that might affect bile product. Having a fat that bypasses this process would be important, and that is what is touted about coconut oil. However, this article appears to be from 2004, and even back then it states that this thought about completely bypassing the lymph and bile system is not true. However, it appears that it,s largely true.

As for pancreatitis, I guess it might depend on the relationship of how the pancreas inflamed and the lymph system, and I don't have a clue about that
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Re: coconut oil, MCTs, revisited

Postby LisaT_II » Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:03 pm

Autocorrect keeps changing the tense of my verbs :( It also keeps changing well to we'll...
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