Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above
(James 1:17 NKJV)

The coconut is very prevalent throughout the world and nearly one third of the world’s population depends on the coconut to some degree for their food and their economy.
The term coconut is derived from the Spanish word “cocos”, meaning “grinning face”, because of the three small holes on the coconut shell that resemble human facial features. Falling coconuts can be dangerous and an estimated 150 people each year sustain serious or fatal injuries from being struck on the head. Recent scientific research has indicated that coconut oil is good for treating brain disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease and dementia by providing an alternate energy source to brain cells in the form of ketones.(1) Coconut oil has been described as the “healthiest oil on earth”.(2) God has promised to provide us with all of our needs. Ironically, the Lord hides the treatment of brain disorders that make our behavior a little “nutty” inside a round skull shaped nut which resembles a human face and it falls down from above hitting us right where we need it. We go “nuts” with all of life’s difficulties but if we look above our problems to the Lord we will see His perfect gifts are already on the way down.

1) Ketone bodies as a therapeutic for Alzheimer’s disease. Future treatments in Alzheimer’s disease. 25th International Conference of Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI), March 10-13, 2010.
2)http://www.coconutresearchcenter.org/index.htm

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