Virgin Coconut Oil - The Book

Virgin Coconut Oil

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How it has changed people's lives, and how it can change yours!

by Brian and Marianita Shilhavy

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Over 100 personal stories from people using Virgin Coconut Oil!• Over 85 previously unpublished foundational recipes for the Coconut Diet - ALL using some form of coconut: Virgin Coconut Oil, Coconut Cream Concentrate, or Coconut Flour.

* These foundational recipes concentrate on sauces, spreads, and vinaigrettes.

* Developed by a professional chef.

* You can easily add Virgin Coconut Oil into your diet.

* Gluten-free recipes using Coconut Flour.

• Documented research showing why Virgin Coconut Oil has changed so many people's lives.


Virgin Coconut Oil: How it has changed people's lives, and how it can change yours! is the most practical book written on the health benefits of coconut oil. Based on years of research and the experience of Brian and Marianita Shilhavy, this book documents how tropical cultures eating a diet high in the saturated fat of coconut oil enjoy long healthy lives. It also shows how a premium Virgin Coconut Oil has changed thousands of lives outside the tropics.

I absolutely love your book! Several pages into your stories I was so captivated I couldn't put it down. I have been using Tropical Traditions Virgin Coconut Oil and your other products almost exclusively in cooking and exclusively on my skin since 2000, and I have been your cheerleader since that time. From my own experience and research and from the testimonials of the many people to whom I have recommended it, I have no doubt that you are the leading suppliers of the finest, purest Virgin Coconut Oil products in the world. Now, your excellent book will assist all who wonder about its value to share your wisdom and the positive experiences of many people. God bless you both for your tireless service in providing and explaining this ancient health food, which brings so many benefits. Marilyn Diamond - Best-selling co-author of Fit for Life

About the authors:

Marianita Jader Shilhavy, CND (Certified Nutritionist/ Dietician in the Philippines)
Marianita earned her Bachelor of Science degree in nutrition in Manila. Understanding the nutrition of Filipino foods, Marianita worked for over eight years as a hospital dietician and nutritional counselor in the Philippines.

Brian W. Shilhavy, BA, MA
Brian earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Bible/Greek from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, and his Master of Arts degree in linguistics from Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago. He is the Chief Executive Officer of Tropical Traditions, Inc.


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Virgin Coconut Oil

How it has changed people's lives, and how it can change yours!

by Brian and Marianita Shilhavy


When Abraham Lincoln served as president of the United States in 1862, 48 percent of the people living in the U.S. were farmers. Today, that figure is less than 2%. Along with the age of industrialization and technology we have, by and large, lost many of our community family farms and, with that loss, also the loss of many traditional farming skills. Few would argue that our food sources here in the U.S. have suffered as a result, as a consumer-driven economy seeks to support its lifestyle of ease and comfort with cheap foods produced by fewer people providing the labor back on the farms.

But there are new market trends and demands from consumers who are now placing greater value on traditional skills, and healthier food produced “the old fashioned way.” The 21st century sees a whole generation of “baby boomers” heading into their senior years, with complex health problems that did not plague their parents’ and grandparents’ generations, in spite of all the “medical advances” the 21st century brings us. Traditional ways of producing food are coming back into the spotlight, as some are questioning whether those responsible for filling the shelves of our grocery stores and supermarkets truly have our best interest in mind, or represent our core values.

In the Philippines, by contrast, about 50% of the population is still small-scale family farmers. Some would see this as a negative thing but others, like Marianita and me, see that this is actually a strength in the 21st century. My years in the Philippines showed me a way of life where people are still connected to their communities and sources of food. While mass-produced foods are undoubtedly choices available to the majority of Filipinos in the 21st century, in most places the community market still operates where one can find “native” or locally-produced foods, much the same as it has been for hundreds of years.

The alarming trend, however, in the Philippines as well as in most developing nations, is the desire to prosper as the U.S. has, and follow the way of industrialization and technology. I am certainly not anti-technology. But I do believe there is great value in traditional ways of producing food. As more people wake up to the fact that there are just certain things in nature that cannot be improved upon by man, because they follow the laws of nature set forth by the Creator, traditional ways will also reap economic value by providing a quality product to the consumer that technology cannot provide.

When Marianita revived the traditional way of making coconut oil, as you will read about in Chapter one, only a few left in her home community from her parents’ generation still knew how to produce this quality coconut oil that we named “Virgin Coconut Oil.” A massive training program had to be instituted to teach the younger generation how to produce this quality product. We were within only one generation of losing this traditional skill. A few years later now, we have shown the world what a traditional skill, producing a quality product that cannot be mass-produced, can do economically for the Philippine economy and what it can do for people’s health, as is evidenced by the more than 100 testimonies recorded in this book.

This book is the result of four years of research and feedback from thousands of people who have begun to incorporate Virgin Coconut Oil into their diet.

Brian Shilhavy

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