Coconut Oil

Might just be one of the most versatile health foods on the planet…

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Coconut oil contains three unique fatty acids: lauric acid, capric acid and caprylic acid.  These medium chain fatty acids have tremendous health benefits and are easy for our bodies to burn as fuel for energy. They also have anti-microbial properties.

Modern medical science is now confirming the use of coconut oil in treating many conditions. Published studies in medical journals show that coconut, in one form or another, may provide a wide range of health benefits. An extensive list of the medicinal/health uses for coconut oil are as follows:

  • Kills viruses that cause influenza, herpes, measles, hepatitis C, SARS, AIDS, and other illnesses.

  • Kills bacteria that cause ulcers, throat infections, urinary tract infections, gum disease and cavities, pneumonia, and gonorrhea, and other diseases.

  • Kills fungi and yeasts that cause candidiasis, ringworm, athlete’s foot, thrush, diaper rash, and other infections.

  • Expels or kills tapeworms, lice, giardia, and other parasites.

  • Provides a nutritional source of quick energy as well as boosts endurance, enhancing physical and athletic performance.

  • Improves digestion and absorption of other nutrients including vitamins, minerals, and amino acids.

  • Improves insulin secretion and utilization of blood glucose by relieving stress on pancreas and enzyme systems of the body. Thus, aiding in the reduction of symptoms and health risks associated with diabetes.

  • Reduces problems associated with malabsorption syndromes and cystic fibrosis.

  • Improves calcium and magnesium absorption and supports the development of strong bones and teeth, as well as helps protect against osteoporosis.

  • Helps relieve symptoms associated with gallbladder disease.

  • Relieves symptoms and inflammation associated with Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, and stomach ulcers.

  • Improves digestion and bowel function.

  • Relieves pain and irritation caused by hemorrhoids.

  • Reduces inflammation and joint pain.

  • Supports tissue healing and repair.

  • Supports and aids immune system function.

  • Helps protect the body from breast, colon, and other cancers.

  • Is heart healthy; improves cholesterol ratio (lowering LDL and raising HDL) reducing the risk of heart disease.

  • Protects arteries from injury that causes atherosclerosis and thus protects against heart disease.

  • Helps prevent periodontal disease and tooth decay.

  • Functions as a protective antioxidant, and does not deplete the body’s antioxidant reserves like other oils do.

  • Helps to protect the body from harmful free radicals that promote premature aging and degenerative disease.

  • Improves utilization of essential fatty acids and protects them from oxidation.

  • Helps relieve symptoms associated with chronic fatigue syndrome.

  • Relieves symptoms associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia (prostate enlargement).

  • Reduces epileptic seizures.

  • Helps protect against kidney disease and bladder infections, as well as dissolves kidney stones.

  • Helps prevent liver disease.

  • Supports thyroid function and promotes the loss of excess weight by increasing metabolic rate.

  • Helps prevent obesity and overweight problems.

  • Applied topically helps to form a chemical barrier on the skin to ward of infection.

  • Supports the natural chemical balance of the skin while reducing symptoms associated the psoriasis, eczema, and dermatitis.

  • Promotes a healthy looking complexion by providing protection from damaging effects of ultraviolet radiation from the sun, softening skin, relieving dryness and flaking, and by preventing wrinkles, sagging skin, and age spots.

  • Promotes healthy looking hair and controls dandruff.

  • Does not form harmful by-products when heated to normal cooking temperature like other vegetable oils do.

  • Has no harmful or discomforting side effects and is completely non-toxic to humans.

To view the medical research that supports these claims, please visit this link.

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