▼ Builds immunity- against viruses and bacteria: coconut oil does wonders for the immune system due to the antifungal, antibacterial and antiviral properties in the antimicrobial lipids, lauric acid, capric acid and caprylic acid elements of the oil. We will talk more about these acids later but, in particular, lauric acid turns into monolaurin which is scientifically proven as an effective way to fight viruses and bacteria (such as listeria monocytogenes and helicobacter pylori, and harmful protozoa such as giardia lamblia) that result in herpes, influenza, measles cytomegalovirus, ulcers, throat infections, urinary tract infections, pneumonia and gonorrhoea. It does so by destroying the lipid layers of viruses and eventually destroying them altogether. Such has been its success in this area that it has even been talked about as a potential weapon against the HIV virus.
Monolaurin has been found very effective in killing bacteria which thrive on the skin mucous membranes and in the internal body organs. When applied to infected areas, coconut oil forms a chemical layer that protects the infected body part from external dust, air, fungi, bacteria and viruses. Coconut oil is known to be effective in the elimination of fungi and yeast that cause ringworm, tapeworm, liver fluke athlete:s foot, thrush, and diaper rash. But coconut oil is not finished there! When taken regularly, coconut oil can also help to accelerate the healing of cuts and a variety of internal injuries, and will also enhance the repair of internal tissues.
▼ Cures Candida: Coconut has proved efficient in preventing and even curing Candida which is a serious disease that is also known as Systemic Candidiasis. It is caused by uncontrolled and excessive growth of yeast called Candida Albicans in the stomach. It is not the mere presence of the yeast that causes problems, as this yeast exists in all stomachs to a greater or lesser degree, and any negative impacts are usually counteracted by the existence of helpful bacteria which also exist in every stomach. Problems can start when the growth of yeast is not adequately controlled. This can occur when destructive bacteria, or even antibiotics are introduced to the stomach which unintentionally eliminate these bacteria. Alternatively, such acts as the bleaching or washing the stomach by medicines, extensive use of chemical laxatives or the swallowing of poisonous material can make the yeast or fungi to start growing exceedingly fast – this commonly results in Candida.
It is important to know the symptoms of Candida so that the correct treatment can be taken as soon as possible. Symptoms include:
o infection in the genitals, urinary tract and bladder, stomach and intestines, ear, nose and throat;
o inflammations of internal organs and skin;
o dryness and itchiness of skin;
o skin which shows signs of patching and peeling off (especially in the scalp area);
o issues with hair and nails;
o digestive problems;
o excretory disorders;
Europe and America are the areas of the world where the disease appears to be the most prevalent. This could be attributable to the fact that the climate is cold and moist climate, in addition to certain general food preparation, storage, and consumption habits. Diet may also play a part in these locations, because a significant proportion portion of their daily intake is made up of food stuffs which, in different ways, are processed with yeast or fermented matter. Examples of such products would include bread and other baked items, cheese and especially wine and other alcoholic drinks. Ingesting such items will add to the amount of naturally occurring yeast in the body.
So how does coconut oil work to combat this disease? The answer is in more ways than one. Firstly, it gives much-needed relief from the inflammation that is caused, both on the inside and the outside of the body. Secondly, its ability to
retain lots of moisture prevents the skin from cracking or peeling off. Of great benefit is that fact that coconut oil is unique amongst all potential treatments, including pharmaceuticals, because its impacts are felt gradually and not over an inordinately short period of time. This has the effect of letting the patient deal with withdrawal symptoms that can occur when the body reacts to reject the toxins that are produced when these fungi are being exterminated. As a general rule, this condition should be treated by the planned and gradual increase of coconut oil. Although it may seem to be the correct course of action, one should avoid the temptation of immediately beginning with a large amount.
What are the various components of the oil that work so effectively? There are various fatty acids found in the coconut oil which are very beneficial in these circumstances. One of these is Capric acid, which is a medium chain fatty acid, which is also contained in breast milk. In that scenario, it protects the baby from harmful bacterial, viral and fungal infections. In the body, it reacts with certain enzymes that are emitted by other bacteria. This reaction produces a powerful antimicrobial agent, which is known as monocaprin. Capric acid has been found to be very effective in killing the yeast which can cause Candida.
Caprylic acid, caproic acid, myristic acid and lauric acid are four additional components all found in coconut oil and which have similar characteristics and effects.
▼ It aids digestion: It is amazing how many people suffer with various kind of digestion these days, perhaps it is due to increased use of additives and preservatives or more occurrences of harmful bacteria, fungi and parasites. The good news is that coconut oil helps to improve your digestion – the simplest way to benefit from this is to use it as a cooking oil. As well as preventing a number of stomach and digestion-related ailments such as IBS (“Irritable Bowel Syndrome”) and acid reflux, due to the anti-microbial properties, it can also help the body to absorb nutrients such as vitamins, amino acids and minerals. Additionally, using coconut oil for cooking will actually enhance the flavor of your food rather than detract from it.
▼ Remedies pneumonia: A study presented before The American College of Chest Physicians on October 29, 200S showed conclusively that coconut oil was able to give people who were suffering from pneumonia more speedy and more comprehensive relief from the major symptoms. Not only is that a major plus, but there are also connected benefits which flow from that including: less time needing to be spent in the hospital, lower medical expenses and reduced exposure for the patient to a hospital environment, where “super-bugs” are becoming increasingly prevalent. Additionally, it is an inexpensive alternative or supplement to traditional antibiotics and has does not have any known side effects.
▼ Fights diabetes: Coconut oil is very useful to people struggling with diabetes because it helps in controlling blood sugar and also improves the emission of insulin. In addition, it also help the body effectively utilize blood glucose, as well as easing neuropathies and itching that are side-effects of diabetes.
▼ Reduces the risk of HIV and cancer: Although still in the relatively early stages of research, preliminary research appears to indicate that coconut oil can play a key role in reducing a person s viral susceptibility to HIV and cancers.
▼ Supports vital internal organs: Coconut oil can really help those important parts of your body function effectively. For example, medium chain triglycerides and fatty acids help to stop liver diseases – these elements readily convert into energy when they arrive at the liver, which reduces the liver’s workload as well as limiting the accumulation of fat at the same time. Coconut oil can also play a role in preventing kidney and gall bladder disease, in addition to