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Common Usage of Coconut Oil and Cures

Updated on February 18, 2012
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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 epilepsyfoundation.ning.com.

2. Headaches and Brain Fog

According to Earthclinic.com, 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 Earthclinic.com, 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.

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    • formosangirl profile imageAUTHOR

      formosangirl 

      5 years ago from Los Angeles

      Hi, Carol7777. It is absolutely delicious, as simple taking a tablespoon and frying pork chops, or frying pancakes. The subtle coconut flavor is aromatic.

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      carol stanley 

      5 years ago from Arizona

      I have been reading a lot of the benefits of coconut oil. I am tempted to try some. Actually I bought some so now it is time to try it. Great hub with lots of good information.

    • formosangirl profile imageAUTHOR

      formosangirl 

      6 years ago from Los Angeles

      I don't think so. Here is my article on head lice: http://www.squidoo.com/parents-guide-to-lice. Thanks for visiting.

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      Jenny 

      6 years ago

      I have a question. Does coconut oil work to stop head lice?

    • formosangirl profile imageAUTHOR

      formosangirl 

      6 years ago from Los Angeles

      RTalloni, at my health food store, they put in a whole new stand-alone storage unit with 4 shelves full of regular, organic, virgin, extra virgin, and cold-pressed coconut oil. They didn't give this much variety for the olive oil, which up to this point has been the best oil for your health. So, the amount of coconut oil that this store stocks should speak for itself. Thanks for visiting.

      What so good about the sunscreen is that I don't have to worry about it not being effective 15 minutes after application like the SPF lotions.

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      RTalloni 

      6 years ago from the short journey

      This is great information to know! We love using coconut oil in recipes and as a skin soother, but I did not know about it's sunscreening properties. Thanks for posting helpful info to use a springboard for expanding our use of coconut oil.

    • formosangirl profile imageAUTHOR

      formosangirl 

      6 years ago from Los Angeles

      I find it very easy to incorporate coconut oil in my diet. I even follow someone's advice and put it in my tea (tolerable and does the job of taking in 1 Tablespoon) and grilling bread with it. When coconut oil is not so process, it has a wonderful mild smell of coconut, reminding me of Hawaii.

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      Dianna Mendez 

      6 years ago

      I am learning more about coconut oil every day and your hub is helping me to understand how to best apply it in my daily life. I believe it has such tremendous benefits for health and also may help in disease prevention. The fact that hospitals put it in food to ease constipation makes sense. Thanks for sharing.

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