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All of these facts are verifiable in the scientific literature. Therapeutic dose is 2-4 tlbs a day.

  • 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.
  • Boosts energy and 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.
  • Relieves stress on pancreas and enzyme systems of the body.
  • Reduces symptoms associated with pancreatitis.
  • Helps relieve symptoms and reduce health risks associated with diabetes.
  • Reduces problems associated with malabsorption syndrome and cystic fibrosis.
  • Improves calcium and magnesium absorption and supports the development of strong bones and teeth.
  • Helps protect against osteoporosis.
  • Helps relieve symptoms associated with gallbladder disease.
  • Relieves symptoms associated with Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and stomach ulcers.
  • Improves digestion and bowel function.
  • Relieves pain and irritation caused by hemorrhoids.
  • Reduces inflammation.
  • 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 reducing 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.
  • Helps to protect the body from harmful free radicals that promote premature aging and degenerative disease.
  • Does not deplete the body's antioxidant reserves like other oils do.
  • 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.
  • Dissolves kidney stones.
  • Helps prevent liver disease.
  • Is lower in calories than all other fats.
  • Supports thyroid function.
  • Promotes loss of excess weight by increasing metabolic rate.
  • Is utilized by the body to produce energy in preference to being stored as body fat like other dietary fats.
  • Helps prevent obesity and overweight problems.
  • Applied topically helps to form a chemical barrier on the skin to ward of infection.
  • Reduces symptoms associated the psoriasis, eczema, and dermatitis.
  • Supports the natural chemical balance of the skin.
  • Softens skin and helps relieve dryness and flaking.
  • Prevents wrinkles, sagging skin, and age spots.
  • Promotes healthy looking hair and complexion.
  • Provides protection form damaging effects of ultraviolet radiation form the sun.
  • Helps control dandruff.
  • Does not form harmful by-products when hearted to normal cooking temperature like other vegetable oils do.
  • Has no harmful or discomforting side effects.
  • Is completely non-toxic to humans.

Coconut oil helps your energy level:

Coconut oil speeds up metabolism encouraging the burning of calories.

Coconut oil's saturated fat is of the medium-chain fatty acid variety. These MCFAs are digested more easily and utilized differently by the body than other fats. In short, whereas other fats are stored in the body's cells, the MCFAs in coconut oil are sent directly to the liver where they are immediately converted into energy. So when you eat coconut oil, the body uses it immediately to make energy rather than store it as body fat. Because this quick and easy absorption puts less strain on the pancreas, liver and digestive system, coconut oil stimulates the metabolic system and is excellent for those with thyroid problems.

Since coconut oil will actually speed up metabolism, your body will burn more calories in a day. This will contribute to weight loss, and you'll have more energy. Meanwhile, studies have shown the opposite for unsaturated fats: they cause hypothyroidism and lower metabolic rate.

Perhaps even more important, virgin coconut oil is rich in lauric acid, a proven antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal agent that is beneficial in attacking viruses, bacteria, and other pathogens, and building the body's immune system.

The lauric acid in coconut oil is used by the body to make the same disease-fighting fatty acid derivative monolaurin that babies make from the lauric acid they get from mother's milk.

Coconut Oil for Cirrhosis and Hepatitis C

The liver is one of the most important organs of the body. It detoxifies, builds proteins and fats, secretes hormones, stores vitamins and minerals, produces bile necessary for digestion, and a hundred or so other functions vital for maintaining proper health. Both Hepatitis C and cirrhosis can be fatal. Researchers have been finding coconut oil to be of great benefit to liver health. The medium chain fatty acids in Virgin Coconut Oil go straight to the liver from the digestive tract. The anti-microbial fatty acids can then clean the liver of harmful micro-organisms as well as protect it from free-radical reactions. Research has shown that in the laboratory, medium chain fatty acids are effective against Hepatitis C infections. Virgin Coconut Oil will also help with cirrhosis. A few studies have shown both natural palm and coconut oils to be effective in preventing alcohol-induced cirrhosis and, as stated by one researcher "reverse alcohol related liver injury".

The Truth About Coconut Oil

Coconut oil for the skin

How it helps the digestive system. IBS afflicts 36 million in the US alone. 

Studies show it can help lower cholesterol.

AVOC Lauric Oils Symposium

Healing properties of coconut oil
 

Research papers on coconut oil:

Collection of papers at coconutoil.com 

Research on anti viral effects of lauric acid and HIV  

Coconut oil is about 50% lauric acid - a key component to health.


Ways to eat lots of coconut and coconut oil:

Macaroons or sprinkled on cereal or fruit salad. Coconut milk is part of many Thai and Indian dishes and curries. Ice cream or popsicles, or sorbet by Double Rainbow which is dairy free.

The oil is the most concentrated way to eat coconut, 2-4 tablespoons / day is the recommendation. Here are some ways to use it:

·Sauté meat or veggies in coconut oil.
·Deep fry or make French fries – it has a high temperature point.
·Spread it on an English muffin, with jam, eat it over a plate because it melts fast.
·Use it instead of butter on pasta or steamed veggies.
·Great for popcorn
·Use it as shorting in baking, use ¾ c coconut oil instead of 1 c margarine, or just use butter.

Coconut oil
recipes

Sources for coconut oil:

Don't pay more than $7-8 per quart. The best price for coconut oil at the co-op is $15 for 29 oz, Nutiva Organic Extra Virgin. They have some cheaper brands, but they are not Organic Extra Virgin. Get OEV because it means less processing, and more lauric acid.

Here are some online sources: 
Garden of Life Extra Virgin Coconut Oil

Jarrow Formulas Organic Coconut Oil Extra Virgin

All kinds of brands, pill form too


Info on what's wrong with soy and seed oils - replace with coconut and olive oil:

MARGARINE’S THE BAD GUY AND BUTTER AND EGGS ARE THE GOOD GUYS. 

Dr. Mercola's opinion on Soy
 

Soy is difficult to avoid, because they put soy in all kinds of processed foods, even health foods. I switched to Almond milk instead of Soy milk, but only found one brand of Almond milk that doesn’t have soy in the ingredients – Pacific Almond milk.

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