COCONUT OIL – wonderful*
Wonderful Coconut Oil
by Kim Evans, citizen journalist
(NaturalNews) MRSA is often described as a contagious, potentially lethal bacterial infection that’s difficult to eliminate because it’s resistant to antibiotics.
But the problem is that doctors are trying to use antibiotics to fight the disease – and antibiotics are immune destroying drugs that pathogens are known to develop resistance against.
Coconut oil is one such solution and for a MRSA sufferer, it can be used both internally and externally
Taken internally, coconut oil is a renowned and powerful antiviral, antifungal, and antibacterial agent. With time, its disease-fighting lipid compounds build in the body and provide on-going protection for numerous problems. Of course, coconut oil also helps eliminate immediate pathogenic problems.
Staphylococcus aureus, the pathogen with MRSA, is among the many bacteria and viruses that coconut oil has been shown to inactivate. A therapeutic dose of coconut oil is generally 3 to 4 tablespoons each day.
Coconut oil also helps the body detoxify itself. This is important because MRSA not only affects the skin, but it also poisons the blood. In fact, MRSA has been found to cause almost 40 percent of all of the blood poisoning cases in the U.K. And when your blood is being poisoned, the only logical solution is to help your body remove those poisons.
Externally, coconut oil can be used as skin lotion which creates a protective barrier on the skin. Because of this barrier and the fact that your skin will have now protective antibacterial compounds in it, using coconut oil externally regularly before entering a hospital or coming in contact with an infected person may prevent you from catching the disease.
Coconut oil acts with compounds on our skin to create an acidic surface that is inhospitable to pathogens. When this barrier is in place, very few pathogens are found on our skin. Our bodies have this acidic barrier naturally, but soap frequently washes it away. This leaves us open to problems that enter the body through the skin – including MRSA. For this reason, it’s best to use coconut oil on the skin immediately after bathing to restore this protective barrier quickly.
For extra MRSA fighting power, the natural antiseptic and antibacterial agent tea tree oil can be added to coconut oil before applying it to the skin. Tea tree oil has been shown in studies to be effective against the disease, and coconut oil will help draw the tea tree oil into the body as well.
Most doctors don’t know what they’re doing to the long-term immune health of patients by giving them antibiotics, but it’s right in the Merck Manual that antibiotics destroy our healthy bacteria. And because our healthy bacteria are our first line of immune defense against unhealthy bacteria and other pathogens, it’s ridiculous that drugs that destroy them are given to patients – and particularly to those with major bacterial problems to begin with.
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I have, for many years now, recommended coconut oil on the basis and the supposition that it doesn’t contain much unsaturated fat. As a result, it’s not going to be damaged by heat and create trans fats like some other oils. (Another tropical oil that is very similar is palm oil.)
Dr. Moerck agrees, saying:
“I would say that coconut oil is okay to cook with. It’s a saturated fat. Your body will burn it as fuel or it will get rid of it some other way. It won’t store it in your body.. So from that point of view, if you’re going to use oil then that’s a good one to use.”
Interestingly, unlike carbohydrates, which can also deliver quick energy to your body, coconut oil does this without producing an insulin spike. Yes, it acts like a carbohydrate, but without any of the debilitating insulin-related effects associated with long-term high carbohydrate consumption.
But that’s merely the beginning.
Earlier this week I published an entire special report on the health benefits of coconut oil, which include:
- Promoting heart health
- Promoting weight loss, when needed
- Supporting your immune system health
- Supporting a healthy metabolism
- Providing you with an immediate energy source
- Keeping your skin healthy and youthful looking
- Supporting the proper functioning of your thyroid gland
Part of what makes coconut oil such a healthful oil for cooking is that 50 percent of the fat content in coconut oil is a fat rarely found in nature called lauric acid. This is also one of the features that distinguishes coconut oil from other saturated fats.
Your body converts lauric acid into monolaurin, which has potent anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-protozoa properties.
In addition, coconut oil is about 2/3 medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs), also called medium-chain triglycerides or MCTs. These types of fatty acids also produce a host of health benefits.
Best of all, coconut oil is stable enough to resist heat-induced damage, which you cannot say for other oils. In fact, it’s so stable you can even use if for frying (although I don’t recommend frying your food for a number of health reasons).
I recommend using coconut oil in lieu of every other oil, whether your recipe calls for butter, olive oil, vegetable oil or margarine.