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CBN NewsWatch: January 8, 2013

On CBN Newswatch, Jan. 8: African Christians face huge surge in persecution; Hugo Chavez death rumors fly; Gun sales shatter records amid more control rhetoric; and more. Read Transcript


TONIGHT ON NEWSWATCH,

CHRISTIAN PERSECUTION AROUND

THE WORLD, A LIST OF THE

WORST OFFENDERS.

PLUS, HOW THE WHISPER OF

GUN CONTROL IS SENDING

PEOPLE TRAI STRAIGHT TO THE

STORES TO BY FIREARMS.

AND WHY ALZHEIMER'S

PATIENTS AND MEDICAL EXPERTS

ARE TAKING NOTICE OF COCONUT

OIL.

ALL OF THIS AND MORE TONIGHT

ON NEWSWATCH.

CHRISTIANS ARE THE MOST

BRUTALLY PERSECUTED GROUP IN

THE WORLD TODAY.

GOOD EVENING, I'M MARK

MARTIN.

AND I'M WENDY GRIFFITH.

IN AT LEAST 60 COUNTRIES,

FOLLOWERS OF JESUS CHRIST

SUFFER DAILY IN

INTERROGATION, ARREST, AND

EVEN DEATH.

THAT IS ACCORDING TO "OPEN

DOORS U.S.A., WHICH HAS

RELEASED ITS ANNUAL WATCH

LIST OF THE 50 WORST

OFFENDERS.

> MOST SURPRISINGLY,

CHRISTIANS IN AFRICA ARE

WITNESSING A SURGE IN

PROSECUTION.

TANZANIA, KENYA, UGANDA, AND

NIGER JOINED THE LIST, AND

ETHIOPIA CLIMBED FROM 38 TO

15.

BUT NORTH KOREA IS STILL THE

WORST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD

TO BE A CHRISTIAN.

IT TOPPED THE CHART FOR THE

11th YEAR IN A ROW,

FOLLOWED BY SAUDI ARABIA,

AFGHANISTAN, IRAQ, AND

SOMALIA.

IN THOSE NATIONS, OPEN DOORS

SAYS EXTREME ISLAM POSSESS

THE LARGEST THREAT FOR

CHRISTIANS.

JOINING US NOW IS RON

BOYD McMILLAN, THE CHIEF

STRATEGY OFFICER FOR OPEN

DOORS INTERNATIONAL.

RON, THE NEWS OUT OF SOUTH

AFRICA IS TROUBLING.

WHAT IS BEHIND THE SURGE.

IT IS TURNING INTO A

WINTER FOR THE MIDDLE EAST.

PRETTY MUCH EVERY PLACE THAT

HAS HAD AN ELECTION HAS

ELECTED ISLAMISTS, AND THEY

HAVE MADE IT MORE DIFFICULT

FOR THE CHURCHES OF THE

MIDDLE EAST, WHO ARE PRETTY

SIGNIFICANT MINORITIES IN A

LOT OF THESE COUNTRIES.

SO THAT HAS BEEN A BAD

THING.

AND ANOTHER THING, IN SUB

SARHARAN AFRICA, THERE ARE A

LOT OF THE ARMS THAT HAVE

COME DOWN FROM PLACES LIKE

LIBYA, AND THE BIG SURPRISE

OF OUR WORLD-WATCH LIST WAS

MALI JUMPING IN TO NUMBER

SEVEN, BECAUSE THE NORTH OF

THE COUNTRY WAS NOT TAKEN

BY al-QAEDA, BUT THEY

BASICALLY KICKED ALL OF THE

CHRISTIANS OUT BEFORE THEY

COULD KILL THEM.

AND IT WAS HAND TO HAND, AND

HOUSE TO HOUSE HUNTING TO

TRY TO FIND THEM, IN ORDER

TO KILL THEM, AND THEY FLED

TO THE SOUTH OF THE

COUNTRY.

WOW, DISTURBING.

NORTH KOREA, ONCE AGAIN,

REMAINS THE WORST PURS

PERSECUTOR.

IT SAID THE NUMBER OF

DEFECTORS DECREASED

DRAMATICALLY IN 2012.

WHY IS THAT SIGNIFICANT TO

CHRISTIANS?

THEY'RE JUST TIGHTENING

UP THE BORDER A LITTLE BIT.

THE ONLY WAY WE CAN GET IN

TO HELP THE CHRISTIAN

POPULATION IS THROUGH THIS

SOMEWHAT POROUS BORDER.

IF THEY TIGHTEN THE TOP, IT

MEANS THEIR LIFELINE, IN

SOME WAYS, IS COMPRISED.

BUT IT IS REMARKABLE HOW THE

CHURCH IS GROWING.

WE ALWAYS STRETCH THAT THE

WORLD-WATCH LIST IS NOT A

BAD NEWS STORY BECAUSE EVEN

IN THE MIDST OF THE DREADFUL

PRECIOUS THEY FACE FROM

DICTATORS, FROM EXTREMISTS,

SO ON, THE CHURCH GROWS.

AND GOD IS THERE, EVEN IF WE

CAN'T GET IN.

THE BIG HOT BUTTO HOT

SPOT IS THERE.

THE DANGER IS INCREASING.

WHAT IS GOING ON.

THE CHRISTIANS GOT A BIT

OF A DOUBLE WAM WHEE.

WHAMMY.

THEY TARGETED THE CHRISTIANS

AT FIRST BECAUSE THEY SAID

YOU'RE ALL PRO-REGIME.

THE CITY OF HOMS WAS A

CHRISTIAN CITY, BUT 40,000

PEOPLE KNOW IT IS A SHELL,

OR THE CHRISTIANS HAD TO

FLEE, OR THEY'RE LIVING IN

THE HILLS OUTSIDE THE CITY.

THAT IS ONE SOURCE OF

PERSECUTION.

BUT THE OTHER WAS LATER IN

THE YEAR, FOREIGN JIHADEES

JOINED THE OPPOSITION

FORCES, AND THEY HATE

ANYTHING WESTERN, AND THEY

REGARD CHRISTIANITY AS

WESTERN, AND THEY SCOURED

THE LAND.

AND IT HAS BEEN VERY HARD

FOR THE CHRISTIANS THERE

THIS YEAR.

NOT GOING TO GET BETTER ANY

TIME SOON, EITHER.

ALTHOUGH, AGAIN, A SLIGHT

GOOD NEWS POINT THERE.

THE CHRISTIANS OF SYRIA HAVE

DRAWN TOGETHER IN AN

HISTORIC UNITY, WHICH THEY

NEVER HAD BEFORE.

THEY WERE ALWAYS VERY

SUSPICIOUS, IN THEIR OWN

TRENCHES, AND NOW THEY'VE

DRAWN TOGETHER.

AND SOME OF THE LEADERS HAVE

BEEN AMAZING IN SAYING WE

ARE SYRIANS, WE ARE

CHRISTIANS, AND CHRISTIANITY

HAS BEEN AROUND FOR

CENTURIES.

IF NEED BE, WE WILL DIE

HERE.

AND SO THERE IS AN AMAZING

TESTIMONY, EVEN IN THE

MIDDLE OF A CIVIL WAR IN

THAT COUNTRY.

RON BOYD McMILLAN OF

OPEN DOORS INTERNATIONAL.

THANKS FOR YOUR INSIGHTS,

RON.

WE APPRECIATE IT.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR

INTEREST.

KEEP PRAYING FOR THE

PERSECUTED.

AMEN.

Wendy: PASTOR US YUSEF

NARDARKHANI HAS BEEN

RELEASED FROM JAIL.

HE WAS REARRESTED ON

CHRISTMAS DAY BECAUSE THE

AUTHORITIES SAID HE HAD NOT

SERVED HIS FULL SENTENCE.

HE HAD SPENT ALMOST THREE

YEARS BEHIND BARS UNDER A

DEATH SENTENCE FOR REFUSING

TO RENOUNCE HIS CHRISTIAN

FAITH.

HE WAS ACQUITTED IN

SEPTEMBER.

THE AMERICAN CENTER FOR LAW

AND JUSTICE SAID HE WAS

FREED MONDAY AND IS AT HOME

NOW WITH HIS FAMILY.

VENEZUALAN PRESIDENT HUGO

CHAVEZ HAS NOT BEEN SEEN

SINCE HE WENT TO CUBA ONE

MONTH AGO FOR CANCER.

HIS INAUGURATION IS ON

WEDNESDAY, AND A WAR OF

WORDS HAS ERUPTED ON WHAT

THEY SHOULD DO NEXT.

Reporter: THIS IS ONE

OF THE LAST TIMES HUGO

CHAVEZ WAS SEEN PUBLICLY, ON

DECEMBER 10, SAYING GOOD-BYE

TO GOVERNMENT MINISTERS

BEFORE BOARDING A PLANE TO

HAVANA.

RUMORS HAVE BEEN SWIRLING ON

THE INTERNET THAT CHAVEZ IS

ALREADY DEAD.

THE GOVERNMENT IS ONLY

SAYING HE HAS A SEVERE

RESPIRATORY INFECTION THAT

MAKES IT HARD TO BREATHE.

VENEZUALA'S CONSTITUTION

REQUIRES THAT CHO CHAVEZ,

WHO WAS RE-ELECTED NEXT

YEAR, MUST SHOW UP FOR HIS

INAUGURATION ON THURSDAY, OR

THE SPEAKER OF THE NATIONAL

ASSEMBLY WILL BE SWORN IN.

THE SPEAKER, A CHAVEZ

SUPPORTER SAYS, IT DOESN'T

MEAN ANYTHING IF PRED CHAVEZ

ISN'T PRESENT FOR THE

INAUGURATION.

WHILE CHAVEZ IS POPULAR WITH

VENEZUALA'S POOR, HIS TENURE

HAS DIVIDED THE COUNTRY MORE

THAN EVER.

VENEZUALA'S ECONOMY IS A

SHAMBLES, AND VIOLENT CRIME

HAS SKYROCKETED.

IF CHAVEZ DOESN'T RETURN,

NEW ELECTIONS WILL HAVE TO

BE HELD.

VICE PRESIDENT NICOLAS

MEDURO IS FIRST IN LINE FOR

SUCCESSION, BUT THE SPEAKER

IS CLOSER TO THE ARMED

FORCES.

AND CUBA REPORTEDLY FAVORS

THE CREATION OF A HUNTA TO

MAINTAIN CHAVEZ'S SOCIALIST

LEGACY AFTER HIS DEATH.

DALE HERD, CBN NEWS.

PLANNED PARENTHOOD HAS

REPORTED A RECORD YEAR FOR

ABORTIONS.

IT'S ANNUAL REPORT SHOWS

NEARLY 334,000 ABORTIONS

WERE PERFORMED IN THE LAST

FISCAL YEAR.

THAT PUSHES THE NATION'S

LARGEST ABORTION PROVIDER'S

FIGURES TO NEARLY A MILLION

IN THREE YEARS.

AT THE SAME TIME,

CONTRACEPTIVE SERVICES AT

PLANNED PARENTHOOD DROPPED

12 FACILIT 12% SINCE 2009.

CANCER SCREENING AND

PREVENTION SERVICES DROPPED

29%.

MEANWHILE, PLANNED

PARENTHOOD REPORTED A RECORD

$542 MILLION IN TAXPAYER

FUNDING LAST YEAR.

THE SUSAN B.ANTHONY LIST

REPORTS THAT THAT IS 45% OF

ITS ANNUAL REVENUE.

Wendy: TODAY IS THE

SECOND ANNIVERSARY OF THE

TUCSON SHOOTING THAT KILLED

SIX AND LEFT GABRIELLE

GIFFORDS WITH PERMANENT

BRAIN TRAUMA.

TO MARK THE DAY, GIFFORD AND

HER HUSBAND MARKED "THE

AMERICANS FOR RESPONSIBLE

GUN CONTROL."

LAST WEEK THE COUPLE MADE A

STOP IN NEWTON, CONNECTICUT,

HONOURING THOSE KILLED WHEN

A GUNMAN OPENED FIRE AT A

LOCAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.

THE PRESIDENT HAS ALSO MADE

IT CLEAR HE PLANS TO TAKE

ACTION AGAINST GUNS THIS

YEAR.

AND THAT NEWS HAS SENT

NERVOUS AMERICANS FLOCKING

TO GUN SHOWS, HOPING TO

STOCK UP BEFORE IT IS TOO

LATE.

CHARLENE ISRAEL HAS MORE.

Reporter: VICE

PRESIDENT JOSEPH BIDEN IS

LEADING THE CHARGE AS THE

OBAMA ADMINISTRATION LOOKS

TO CURB GUN VIOLENCE, AND HE

HAS PLENTY OF ALLIES IN

CONGRESS.

CHARLES SCHUMER AND KIER

KIRSTEN ARE AMONG THE

SUPPORTERS.

THEY CAN ENSURE THAT GUNS

STAY OUT OF THE HANDS OF

CRIMINALS AND THOSE WHO ARE

DANGEROUSLY ILL.

Reporter: SO FAR THE

OBAMA ADMINISTRATION IS

PROPOSING UNIVERSAL

BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR ALL

GUN BUYERS, AND TRACKING THE

MOVEMENT AND SALE OF WEAPONS

THROUGH A NATIONAL DATA

BASE.

GUN CONTROL ADVOCATES USE

WORDS LIKE "REASONABLE" AND

"COMMON SENSE REFORMS" TO

FRAME THE DEBATE.

BUT THAT IS NO CONSOLATION

TO AMERICANS WHO FEAR THEIR

SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHTS ARE

ABOUT TO BE TAKEN AWAY.

THE ENEMIES OF LAW FULL

GUN OWNERSHIP ARE USING THAT

TO PASS NEW AND STRICTER

RESOLUTIONS ON GUNS.

OBVIOUSLY, THERE IS A

QUESTION OF SAFETY.

THE LAST PLACE I WANT TO GO

IS A GUN-FREE ZONE WHERE THE

BAD GUY CAN RELOAD.

EVEN MY DAUGHTER SAYS, THAT

MAKES NO SENSE BECAUSE THE

BAD GUYS DON'T READ THE

LAW.

Reporter: THAT'S WHY

TENS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE

HAVE BEEN STOCKING UP AT GUN

SHOWS AND STORES AROUND THE

COUNTRY.

WE KNOW THERE ARE GOING

TO BE SOME NEW LAWS.

I KIND OF PUT IT OFF AND PUT

IT OFF UNTIL NOW.

AND NOW WE WENT THROUGH AND

CAME DOWN HERE TO GET WHAT

WE WANTED BEFORE EVERYTHING

IS ILLEGAL.

Reporter: AT THIS GUN

SHOW IN LOS ANGELES, THE

CROWDS WERE SO HUGE, THE

FIRE MARSHAL HAD TO BE

CALLED IN.

AND MANY GUN STORES ACROSS

THE COUNTRY ARE HAVING A

HARD TIME KEEPING FIREARMS

AND AMMUNITION IN STOCK.

WE SOLD 50 SOMETHING

RELIGIONS IN THREE DAYS. RELIGIONS-- RIFLES IN THREE

DAYS.

Reporter: DECEMBER OF

2012 BROUGHT A NATIONAL

RECORD AS THE F.B.I.

CONDUCTED 2.8 MILLION

BACKGROUND CHECKS.

UP 49% FROM THE YEAR

BEFORE.

EVEN AS DEMAND FOR GUNS AND

AMMUNITION SPIKES, SOME

POINT OUT THAT NEW GUN

CONTROL LAWS ARE NEVER A

SURE THING.

CHARLENE ISRAEL, CBN NEWS.

COMING UP, THE BEST WAYS

TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM THE

FLU THIS SEASON.

Wendy: IT IS ONE OF THE

WORST FLU SEASONS OF THE

DECADE.

80% OF THE COUNTRY IS

REPORTING SEVERE FLU RIGHT

NOW.

HEATHER CELLS EXPLAINS

WHY KIDS AND SENIORS ARE AT

THE GREATEST RISK.

THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE

CONTROL NOW SAY THE FLU IS

WIDESPREAD IN 41 STATES.

AND THEY'RE ESPECIALLY

CONCERNED ABOUT THE ELDERLY

AND CHILDREN, FOR WHOM THE

FLU CAN BE DEADLY.

OUR OFFICE, IN THE LAST

TWO WEEKS, HAS EXPLODED WITH

CHILDREN.

PEDIATRICIANS LIKE DALE

SMITH SAY THEY'RE FLU CASES

ARE SPIKING.

ESPECIALLY NOW THAT MOST

KIDS ARE BACK IN SCHOOL.

ONE TEEN IN MICHIGAN IS ONE

OF THE LATEST TO DIE FROM

FLU-LIKE SYMPTOMS.

15-YEAR-OLD JOSH POLENA CAME

DOWN WITH A COUGH AND A SORE

THROAT ON DECEMBER 30th.

HIS PARENTS TOOK HIM TO THE

DOCTOR WHEN HE HAD A FEVER,

BUT DAYS LATER JOSH PASSED

AWAY.

IN NEW JERSEY, 4-YEAR-OLD

JEREMY PERERRA IS UNABLE TO

GO TO SCHOOL BECAUSE HE

DOESN'T HAVE THE REQUIRED

FLU SHOT.

HIS PARENTS DON'T WANT HIM

TO GET IT BECAUSE HE HAS AN

EGG ALLERGY, AND EGG IS A

COMPONENT IN THE FLU

VACCINE.

I CAN'T IMAGINE WHAT

WOULD HAPPEN IF I PUT IT

DIRECTLY INTO HIS

BLOODSTREAM.

THAT'S INSANE, TO ASK ME TO

DO THAT TO MY CHILD.

Reporter: THE CENTERS

FOR DISEASE CONTROL SAY EGG

ALLERGIC PATIENTS CAN SAFELY

RECEIVE THE SHOTS, BUT

JEREMY'S PARENTS ARE TAKING

NO CHANCES.

THE C.D.C. SAYS 18 CHILDREN

HAVE ALREADY DIED FROM

FLU-RELATED SYMPTOMS, AND

THAT'S WHY MANY DOCTORS

CONTINUE TO PUSH THE FLU

SHOT.

MANY PEDIATRICIANS CAN

SPEAK TO CASES WE HAVE SEEN

WITH COMPLICATIONS AND

HOSPITALIZED CHILDREN, LONG

HOSPITAL COURSES TO RECOVER

FROM INFLUENZA, AND MANY OF

US KNOW OF A CHILD WHO HAS

DIED OF INFLUENZA.

Reporter: TWO OTHER

PRECAUTIONS FOR US ALL:

WATCH WHAT YOU TOUCH, AND

WASH YOUR HANDS AS MUCH AS

POSSIBLE.

HEATHER CELLS, CBN NEWS.

Wendy: UP NEXT, MEDICAL

CORRESPONDENT LAURIE JOHNSON

JOINS US TO TALK ABOUT

COCONUT OIL.

WELCOME BACK, COULD THERE

BE A SIMPLE BUT EFFECTIVE

TREATMENT FOR TERRIBLE

DISEASES LIKE ALZHEIMER'S

AND PARKINSON'S.

AS LAURIE JOHNSON HAS

REPORTED, THE ANSWER COULD

BE COCONUT OIL.

MORE THAN FIVE MILLION

PEOPLE WATCHED THAT REPORT

ON OUR CBN NEWS WEBSITE, AND

LAURIE JOHNSON TELLS US SOME

HEAVY-HITTERS IN THE MEDICAL

ESTABLISHMENT ARE TAKING

NOTICE.

Reporter: STEVE

NEWPORT'S ALZHEIMER'S

SYMPTOMS REVERSED AFTER HE

STARTED TAKING COCONUT OIL.

HIS WIFE DOCUMENTED STEVE'S

ASTOUNDING PROGRESS IN HER

BOOK "ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE,

WHAT IF THERE WAS A CURE."

THIS CLOCK TEST ILLUSTRATES

HIS DRAMATIC IMPROVEMENT.

HERE IS HIS CLOCK DRAWING

BEFORE THE COCONUT OIL.

TWO WEEKS INTO THE

TREATMENT, HE DREW THIS, AND

LOOK AT THE CHANGE AFTER

FIVE WEEKS.

STEVE'S STORY SPREAD LIKE

WILDFIRE AND HIS WIFE IS

BUSY GATHERING THE

REACTION.

SOME OF THE RESPONSES

HAVE BEEN QUITE DRAMATIC.

I HAVE A ELECTION OF ALMOST

220 REPORTS, MOSTLY FROM

CARE-GIVERS, AND SOME FROM

THE PERSON THEMSELVES,

REPORTING THEY SAW

IMPROVEMENT AFTER THEY

STARTED TAKING COCONUT OIL.

Reporter: ALL THESE

TES TESTIMONIALS ARE

TURNING THE ALZHEIMER'S

COMMUNITY AND ITS EAR.

PEOPLE CAN'T STOP TALKING

ABOUT THEM.

WHEN A PATIENT OR A

FAMILY MEMBER COMES IN WITH

A PATIENT, AND THEY'RE

INTERVIEWING WITH THE

PHYSICIANS, THEY ALWAYS HAVE

A QUESTION.

I'VE HEARD ABOUT THE COCONUT

OIL.

WHAT'S GOING ON WITH THAT?

AND AT LEAST UP UNTIL THIS

TIME, ALL WE CAN SAY IS

THERE IS ANECDOTAL

INFORMATION THAT IT MAY BE

BENEFICIAL.

THERE HASN'T BEEN ANY KIND

OF RESEARCH STUDY THAT HAS

BEEN DONE.

Reporter: THAT'S ABOUT

TO CHANGE, WITH THE

INSTITUTE'S FIRST STUDY OF

HOW COCONUT OIL AFFECTS

HUMAN BEINGS WITH

ALZHEIMER'S.

IF THE STUDY FINDS EVIDENCE

THAT COCONUT OIL HELPS,

DOCTORS WILL FINALLY HAVE

THE PROOF THEY NEED TO BEGIN

RECOMMENDING IT TO THEIR

PATIENTS.

I THINK THAT THEY FEEL

UNCOMFORTABLE MAKING A

RECOMMENDATION OF SOMETHING

THAT THEY DON'T FEEL

JUSTIFIED BY THE SCIENCE

BEHIND IT.

AND THAT'S PART OF THE

REASON WE'RE GOING TO DO

THIS STUDY, IS TO DETERMINE,

CAN WE THEN PROVIDE THAT

JUSTIFICATION.

Reporter: HERE IS HOW

IT APPEARS THE COCONUT OIL

WORKS: IN PATIENTS WITH

ALZHEIMER'S, INSULIN

RESISTANCE PREVENTS THEIR

BRAIN CELLS FROM ACCEPTING

GLUCOSE, THEIR PRIMARY

FUEL.

WITHOUT IT, THE CELLS DIE.

BUT THERE IS AN ALTERNATE

FUEL KNOWN AS KETONES, WHICH

CELLS EASILY ACCEPT.

KETONES ARE METABOLIZED IN

THE LIVER AFTER EATING

COCONUT OIL.

INSULIN RESISTANCE DOESN'T

JUST AFFECT PEOPLE WHO HAVE

ALZHEIMER'S, BUT ALSO FOLKS

WITH DEMENTIA, M.S.,

DIABETES, PARKINSON'S,

A.L.S., EVEN AUTISM.

SO CAN COCONUT OIL HELP

THESE PEOPLE, TOO?

IT APPEARS SO, AS LEAST SOME

OF THEM.

DOCTORS DIAGNOSED SAM STOUT

WITH PARKINSON'S SEVEN YEARS

AGO.

HE SOON BEGAN LOSING THE

ABILITY TO PERFORM MANY

FUNCTIONS.

BUT FIVE MONTHS AGO HE

STARTED TAKING COCONUT OIL.

AND HIS LIFE CHANGED AGAIN.

I CAN NOW WRITE.

I'VE WRITTEN LETTERS, WHICH

I HADN'T DONE IN THREE

YEARS.

I HAVE -- I CAN SWIRL A WINE

GLASS.

I CAN BEAT AN EGG.

I CAN GRATE CHEESE, ALL OF

THESE THINGS I COULDN'T DO.

I THINK I HAVE BETTER

BALANCE.

Reporter: HE ALSO

NOTICED MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL

IMPROVEMENT.

I THINK I'M CLEAR-HEADED,

MORE CLEAR-HEADED.

PEOPLE HAVE SAID TO ME, YOU

LOOK GREAT THIS YEAR, AND I

CAN ONLY TRIBUTE IT

ATTRIBUTE IT TO THE COCONUT

OIL BECAUSE THAT IS THE ONLY

THING THAT HAS CHANGED.

Reporter: THEN THERE IS

BUTCH, AN AMERICAN LIVING IN

MEXICO CITY.

HE SUFFERED WITH A.L.S. FOR

ALMOST FIVE YEARS, AND SAYS

HIS SYMPTOMS HAVE REVERSED

THANKS TO COCONUT OIL.

YEAH, I CAN PICK UP --

YEAH.

AND THERE WAS A TIME WHEN I

HAD DIFFICULTY WITH THAT,

OKAY?

NOT JUST PICKING IT UP, BUT

IT WAS JUST HOLDING ON TO

IT, GETTING AHOLD OF IT,

GETTING MY FINGERS TO GO

AROUND IT, OKAY?

AND THAT'S GONE.

Reporter: WHILE BUTCH

ISN'T WALKING PERFECTLY, HIS

LEGS ARE STRONGER AND ABOUT

TO GET EVEN BETTER.

I HAVE BAD KNEES, OKAY,

FROM THE PAST, OKAY?

BUT NOW, OKAY, I'VE IMPROVED

ENOUGH THAT THE DOCTORS HAVE

SAID THAT I QUALIFY FOR A

NEW KNEE IN MY LEFT LEG.

Reporter: SO WHILE NOT

EVERYONE HAS EXPERIENCED

GREAT RESULTS WITH COCONUT

OIL, THERE ARE PLENTY WHO

HAVE.

ENOUGH THAT THE MEDICAL

COMMUNITY WILL SPEND TIME

AND MONEY LEARNING EXACTLY

WHO IT HELPS AND WHY.

Wendy: AND LAURIE JOINS

US NOW FOR MORE.

LAURIE, THIS IS SO

FASCINATING.

PEOPLE WANT TO KNOW WHERE

CAN THEY GET COCONUT OIL.

IT IS UNDER THEIR OWN

NOSE.

I BUY MINE AT WALMART.

JUST GO TO THE OIL AISLE OF

YOUR GROCERY STORE, NEXT TO

THE OLIVE OIL AND THE

CRISCO.

BUT MAKE SURE YOU GET PURE

COCONUT OIL.

SOME OF THE COCONUT OIL IS

UNFLAVORED, AND SOME OF IT

SMELLS AND TASTES LIKE

COCONUT.

YOU CAN ALSO GET IT AT A

PHARMACY OR A VITAMIN

STORE.

I GOT MINE AT A HEALTH

FOOD STORE, ORGANIC, AND IT

TAKES GREAT.

HOW MUCH SHOULD WE BE TAKING

EVERY DAY?

A TEASPOON OR TABLESPOON?

ABOUT ONE TO TWO

TABLESPOONS A DAY.

SOME PEOPLE HAVE A LITTLE

BIT OF A G.I. PROBLEM AT

FIRST.

SO YOU MAY WANT TO WARM UP

TO IT IF IT BOTHERS YOU.

YOU SHOULD GET TO ONE TO TWO

TABLESPOONS A DAY.

IF YOU HAVE ALZHEIMER'S, OR

IF YOU'RE A CARE-GIVER FOR

SOMEBODY WITH ALZHEIMER'S OR

ONE OF THE OTHER

NEURODEGENERATIVE DISEASES,

YOU MAY WANT TO GO TO OUR

WEBSITE AND GO TO SOME OF

THE LINKS BECAUSE YOU MAY

WANT TO TAKE A LITTLE MORE

THAN THAT.

Wendy: NOW, HOW DO YOU

TAKE IT, LAURIE?

I LIKE THE UNFLAVORED

KIND, AND I JUST TAKE ABOUT

A SPOONFUL IN THE MORNING,

AND I MICROWAVE IT BECAUSE

IT IS HARD AT ROOM

TEMPERATURE.

SO I MICROWAVE IT UNTIL IT

IS A LIQUID AND JUST THROW

IT BACK.

Wendy: SOME PEOPLE ARE,

LIKE, WHEN YOU MICROWAVE IT,

DO YOU TAKE OUT SOME OF THE

NUTRIENTS?

NO.

IT IS PERFECTLY FINE.

BUT YOU CAN ALSO EAT IT AT

ROOM TEMPERATURE.

I LOVE IT.

I COULD EAT A WHOLE TUB OF

IT.

I HEARD COCONUT OIL IS ALSO

GOOD FOR PREVENTING COLDS

AND EVEN THE FLU?

RIGHT.

ANOTHER WONDERFUL PROPERTY

OF COCONUT OIL IS THAT IT IS

A NATURAL ANTIBIOTIC, SO IT

KILLS A LOT OF THE BAD

BACTERIA IN OUR BODIES,

FREEING UP OUR IMMUNE SYSTEM

TO FIGHT VIRUSES, AND IT HAS

BEEN SHOWN EFFECTIVE FOR THE

HERPES VIRUSES, AIDS

VIRUSES, AND, OF COURSE, THE

FLU.

Wendy: THIS IS

PHENOMENAL.

THIS IS A FASCINATING

STORY.

OBVIOUSLY THE VIEWERS LOVE

IT, FIVE MILLION VIEWERS AND

STILL COUNTING.

LAURIE, THANK YOU SO MUCH.

YOU'RE WELCOME.

Wendy: AND WE'LL BE

RIGHT BACK.

Wendy: WELL, A

CALIFORNIA COUPLE IS

RELIVING THEIR LOVE STORY,

THANKS TO THE KINDNESS OF A

STRANGER.

IT IS A GREAT STORY, JUST

IN TIME FOR THEIR 70PATH

70TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY.

THEY SHARE A ROMANCE

STRAIGHT FROM A NOVEL.

THEIR LOVE WAS DOCUMENTED IN

LOVE LETTERS FROM RIGHT

AFTER THEY WERE MARRIED TO

THE TIME LLOYD SERVED IN

WORLD WAR II.

BUT THE LETTERS WERE STOLEN

IN THE LATE '60s -- WHO

WOULD DO THAT -- UNTIL NOW.

HE SAID, I'VE GOT A BOX

OF LETTERS.

AND I'D LIKE TO GET THEM TO

YOU.

IT JUST BRINGS BACK ALL

OF THOSE MEMORIES, AND THE

TENSION AND THE NOT

KNOWING.

WELL, THE LOVE NOTES

ENDED UP WITH A STAMP

COLLECTOR, AND IT WAS THE

COLLECTOR'S SON WHO FINALLY

RETURNED THE LETTERS NEARLY

40 YEARS LATER.

WOW, WHAT A NEAT COUPLE.

WE'RE TOLD, I GUESS, THAT

THE HUSBAND HOPES GOT GIVES

HIM ENOUGH TIME ON EARTH SO

HE CAN READ ALL OF THOSE

LETTERS.

YES.

YOU CAN SEE HOW MUCH IT

MEANT TO HER TO GET THOSE

LETTERS BACK.

ALL OF THE MEMORIES TO BE

REKINDLED THERE.

THAT'S GREAT.

Wendy: THAT'S GOING TO

DO IT FOR THIS EDITION OF

NEWSWATCH.

YOU CAN E-MAIL US YOUR

COMMENTS AND QUESTIONS AT

NEWSWATCH@cbn.com.

LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU.

HOPE YOU JOIN US NEXT TIME.

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