The website of the Coconut Research center includes the countless testimonials from people who have dramatically improved their health with a daily spoonful of coconut oil. Seventy-six-year-old Diana took regular doses of coconut oil when she was diagnosed with diabetes, and her blood sugar levels improved dramatically; Charlie B. attributes coconut oil to lowering his high blood pressure; and Giovanna wrote that her husband was due to have surgery to control debilitating ulcerative colitis, but his health improved dramatically when friend recommended coconut oil.
You don’t need to swallow coconut oil to benefit from its healing powers: a young mother named Nellita wrote in to say she has successfully cured her daughter’s eczema by applying coconut oil on the skin. One man wrote that his teeth and gums have improved since he began “oil pulling”. Other coconut oil fans describe improvements to their hair, their skin, even their sex lives.
Is it true? Is there any scientific basis to these claims that coconut oil can cure so many ailments?
The rejuvenating properties of coconut oil are due to a unique blend of saturated fatty acids. Medical Studies show that a daily intake of coconut oil can help our bodies mount resistance to both viruses and bacteria, thereby helping us withstand illness and disease. Coconut oil also helps fight off yeast, fungus, and Candida overgrowth in the body and has a positive effect on our hormones, helping us naturally balance our thyroid levels and increasing our metabolism and energy levels. As coconuts help the body use insulin more efficiently, coconut oil also helps maintain healthy blood sugar levels. It also stimulates digestion and absorbs fat-soluble vitamins, so you absorb more nutrients from your daily diet.
You don’t need to be ill to investigate the health properties of coconut oil. It can cleanse your hair and skin, adding a healthy glow that will enhance your appearance and well-being
Reference : McGRATH, S. (2014). Coconut oil for Health and Beauty. New York: Sky horse Publishing.