Laboratory tests have shown that the  medium-chain fatty acid (MCFA) found in coconut oil are effective in destroying viruses that cause:

 • Influenza

• Measles

• Herpes

• Mononucleosis

• Hepatitis C


 Coconut oil also helps kill bacteria, which can cause:

 • Stomach ulcers

• Throat infections

• Pneumonia

• Sinusitis

• Earache

• Rheumatic fever

• Dental cavities

• Food poisoning

• Urinary tract infections

• Meningitis

• Gonorrhea

• Toxic shock syndrome


Fungi and yeast, which lead to:

 • Ringworm

• Candida and thrush

• And Parasites which can cause intestinal infections such as giardiasis. 

~ Coconut oil can also positively affect our hormones for thyroid and blood sugar control. People who take coconut oil also tend to have improvements in how they handle blood sugar, for coconut can help improve insulin use within the body. Coconut oil can boost thyroid function helping to increase metabolism, energy and endurance. It increases digestion and helps to absorb fat-soluble vitamins.


~ Coconut has special fats which are medium chain triglycerides (MCTs) and one of the fats is called lauric acid, a type of MCT. It has been shown that lauric acid increases the good HDL cholesterol in the blood to help improve cholesterol ratio levels. Coconut oil lowers cholesterol by promoting its conversion to pregnenolone, a molecule that is a precursor to many of the hormones our bodies need. Coconut can help restore normal thyroid function. When the thyroid does not function optimally, it can contribute to higher levels of bad cholesterol.

 ~ It has been shown that breaking down these types of healthy fats, MCT's, in the liver leads to efficient burning of energy. One study found that women who consumed 30 milliliters (about 2 tablespoons) of coconut oil daily for 12 weeks not only did not gain more weight, but actually had lowered amounts of abdominal fat, the type of fat that is difficult to lose and contributes to heart problems.

 ~ The oils found in the coconut have a positive antioxidant action in the body. This means they help our body stop the damage to other healthy fats and tissues in our body. Oxidation is considered a major contributor to cardiovascular problems and skin aging. Coconut oil can actually help our bodies reduce the need for antioxidant intake.

 Having healthy fats and plenty of protein is a wonderful way to control blood sugar, and stave off mood disorders and depressive feelings.

 On average one to two tablespoons a day can have great benefit.



Linda Lee                                        

Healing Therapies                                            530-919-0521