Newly published lab study showed that lauric acid (coconut oil is about 50% lauric acid) after just 48 hours of treatment killed over 93% of human colon cancer cells. The lauric acid functions as a poison to the cancer cells which simultaneously unleashes profound oxidative stress and strongly reduces their levels of glutathione (which is exactly what the cancer cells needed to protect themselves from the increased oxidative stress).
Even though many of the coconut oil’s benefits have been established through medical research, we are just now discovering its full anti-cancer potential. Coconut oil is effective when it comes to killing multiple viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites. When applied topically, reduces inflammation, promotes healthier skin and faster wound healing, it also aids digestion and liver metabolism. Studies have shown coconut oil’s effective aids for diabetes and its possibility to raise levels of the beneficial cholesterol HDL in women. Compared to soybean oil, coconut oil improves women’s LDL: HDL ratio which resulted in superior weight loss and abdominal fat loss.
There are several clinical trials such as clinical trial in fighting Alzheimer’s, for improving cholesterol in patients with chronic heart disease, for improving blood pressure and blood sugar levels etc. and they are all using coconut oil. Coconut oil like palm kernel, is very unique because it is about 50% lauric acid, a medium chained triglyceride that is very hard to find in our diets. What is interesting is that lauric acid makes up about 2% of the fat in cow’s milk but 6% of the fat in human’s milk which implies that humans have naturally higher need for this fatty acid.
These kinds of studies don’t necessarily imply that coconut is the cure for cancer, but it gives us more than one way to combat disease. The nature provides us with many natural ways to find cures and preventive measures rather than simply put our faith in the medicine as a singular approach to disease. The more research we can do and the more information we can share with others, gives us a variety of opportunities with which we can approach to our treatment.