The latest lab study showed that lauric acid can kill over 93% of the colon cancer cells (Caco-2) in people within 48 hours of the treatment. Have in mind that coconut oil is about 50% lauric acid.
What is more interesting is the fact that lauric acid actually “poisons” the cancer cells. It unleashes a profound oxidative stress and simultaneously reduces the glutathione levels in the cells — which is actually what the cancer cells need as a protection against the increased oxidative stress.
The latest studies confirmed the anti-cancer potential of coconut oil, but a great number of medical testings have established its health benefits long ago.
The application of coconut oil is a natural way to kill multiple viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites. Coconut oil improves digestion, boosts the liver metabolism, and reduces inflammations. When applied topically, it contributes to a healthier skin and speeds up the healing of wounds.
Coconut oil is effective in the treatment of diabetes, as it has proven to increase the “good” HDL cholesterol in women and improve the LDL:HDL ratio, which contributes to a healthier weight loss process and abdominal fat reduction. Scientists came to this conclusion when they compared it to soybean oil.
Today, coconut oil is used in the cholesterol treatments for patients diagnosed with chronic heart disease. It is also beneficial in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, and in the regulation of blood pressure and blood sugar levels.
As we already mentioned, coconut oil is 50% lauric acid, a medium chained triglyceride that is not commonly found in other natural products or foods. You may find it useful to know that palm kernel oil is also abour 50% lauric acid. Researchers have found that lauric acid makes up about 2% of the fat content in cow’s milk and 6% of the fat in human milk.
These facts imply that people may have a naturally higher need for this fatty acid. Have in mind that these findings do not necessarily mean that coconut is the cure for cancer. It is just one of the many natural ways to fight diseases.
The most important thing is to realise that by researching and sharing useful information with others we increase the possibility to find cures and preventive measures. Moreover, we have to believe that Mother Nature is our friend, and start using its help instead of giving our lives in the hands of conventional medicine.