A recent laboratory study has shown that lauric acid (lauric acid makes about half of the content of coconut oil) eliminated more than 90% of colon cancer cells after 2 days of treatment.
What is interesting is that lauric acid contaminated cancer cells by releasing intense oxidative stress and by effectively reducing the levels of glutathione in cancer cells at the same time.
Glutathione is used by cancer cells to protect from oxidative stress.
There are only few studies that have highlighted the anti-cancer properties of coconut oil.
However, coconut oil is known for the healing properties and health benefits for many years.
It is a well-known fact that coconut oil can successfully eliminate bacteria, various viruses, parasites, fungi and harmful microorganisms.
Coconut oil also supports digestion, aids liver metabolism, improves skin health, reduces inflammation and accelerates wound healing.
Some studies suggest that coconut oil can also be helpful in cases of diabetes because it has ability to increase the levels of HDL (good cholesterol) in women, regulate the HDL – LDL ratio and support weight loss efforts of both men and women.
This oil is now part of several clinical trials focused on stabilization of cholesterol levels in patients suffering from chronic heart disease, preventing and fighting Alzheimer’s disease and for stabilizing blood sugar levels and blood pressure.
Coconut oil is one of a kind when it comes to the presence of lauric acid because this acid takes about half of its content.
Lauric acid is a type of triglyceride that is very difficult to find in other foods. Another interesting fact is that cow’s fat consists of 2% lauric acid and about 6% of human milk is lauric acid. This means that humans need more lauric acid than other living beings.
Of course, all these scientific studies don’t mean that coconut and coconut oil are the natural cure for cancer.
However, this is a reminder for all scientists that work in this field that Mother Nature has provided many means and tools to fight disease and that we should invest more in research of natural remedies.