ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Common Usage of Coconut Oil and Cures

Updated on February 18, 2012

Dr. Fife already claims that coconut oil is a medical miracle for heart disease (lowering cholesterol). Dr. Newport in her 2008 article called “What If There Was A Cure For Alzheimer’s Disease And No One Knew?” dramatically documents her husband's improvement in just three short weeks. You might be asking this question, what else is coconut oil good for?

1. Epilepsy

Caretakers and parents of epileptic patients are increasingly administering coconut oil to the patients for the ketone benefits. Although not entirely free of seizures, some parents claim that they have seen an improvement and have written about it on

2. Headaches and Brain Fog

According to, Some claim that by taking 1 tablespoon per day in their coffee, they have eliminated the use of 4 painkillers to relieve their headaches and saw such improvement after 2 days of taking the coconut oil.One person claimed a feeling of well-being within one hour of taking coconut oil.

3. Candida or Yeast Infection or Other Fungal Infections

Also, some claim a cure for candida, which is a medical problem of having too much yeast or fungus in the system. Dr. Fife also wrote an article on Candida and Virgin Coconut Oil and describe the cure to include athlete's foot and other skin rashes. Coconut oil also helps thrush, another fungal disease, resulting in white patch on the tongue.

4. Thyroid

When a person's thyroid gland is underactive, they feel a bit sluggish, and body temperature and metabolism tend to slow down. Additionally, they may have these other symptoms:

  • insomnia and sleeping problems
  • dry skin and unhealthy and brittle nails
  • allergies and asthma
  • hair loss
  • weight problems
  • fatigue
  • cold hands and feet
  • depression and anxiety
  • constipation

By taking coconut oil, you will restore your metabolism and improve your thyroid's functions.

5. Immune System

Some baby food have lauric acid, which is a fat in similar amounts to human breast milk fats, to protect babies and builds up the baby's immune system. Dr. Daniel Hwang, a research molecular biologist specializing in lauric acid at the Western Human Nutrition Research Center at the University of California, Davis was quoted in the New York Times March 1, 2011 article Once a Villain, Coconut Oil Charms the Health Food World for saying: "Coconut is good food, in moderation." Coconut oil does not hurt those who have their gallbladder removed.

6. Constipation or Diahrrea

Because of its gentle and protective effects and qualities, hospital put coconut oil in patients' food, especially those with intestinal trauma or after major intestinal operations. It also has lubricating properties for constipation.

7. Energy for Diabetics

Whatever the body does not use is extracted and converted to glycogen as required for energy, and the unneeded oil is then excreted directly and not stored. The glycogen, which can convert into energy directly, is so useful for diabetics.

8. Sunscreen, Dry Skin and Skin Problems Such As Pimples and Dandruff

Coconut oil has been known to treat skin diseases and even acne. Even though some have claimed that their pimples had become worse, there is a period of a month before any improvement can be seen. It has helped dermatitis and is a wonderful natural sunscreen. I am pretty happy about this because I can never tell when my SPF sunscreen wears off and is no longer effective.

Further, it can be used to rid dandruff, which is a form of seborrheic dermatitis. Melt a teaspoon and massage into the scalp. Leave in for 15 minutes and then wash with non-harsh shampoo. Additionally, you have given yourself a hot oil treatment for your hair.

Coconut oil is good for your dog's coat as well as even possible arthritis.

Coconut oil is great for dry skin.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)