It is estimated that in the United States on an annual basis, there are approximately 40,000 rectal cancer cases and more than 95,000 reported colon cancer cases alone. It is also estimated that there will be a fatality of more than half of the diagnosed patients. Most will die from the chemotherapy treatment and from surgery, not the actual cancer itself. Chemotherapy has very harmful side effects that can be extremely hazardous to the health of the patient and can lead to them succumbing to the effects of treatment, rather than the ailment.
It is now widely believed that the lauric acid found in coconut oil has very potent anticancer properties. This was recently discovered in a study conducted by scientists and their findings made public in a publication in the Cancer Research Journal at the University of Adelaide. The findings of the study suggested that the lauric acid from coconut oil extract was able to destroy more than 90% of cancerous tumors and in just under 48 hours. While the study comprised of tests conducted in a Petri dish, it is believed that coconut oil may have far reaching benefits in curing cancer in humans.
One major problem with further study is the availability of funds, it is believed that large pharmaceutical companies are eager to protect their investment in chemotherapy drugs and would rather not support further studies into the health benefits of coconut oil as any genuine revelation would lead to a drop in patronage of their drugs.
Lauric acid can also be found in breast milk and it is this compound that helps to build up infants’ natural defence against infections and diseases by boosting their immunity. The American Society for Nutrition have been a strong advocate for the health importance of coconut oil and have suggested that coconut oil is capable of curing and controlling the following ailments and conditions:
- Gallbladder infections
- Hepatitis C
- Alzheimer’s disease
The great news with the use of coconut oil is that, unlike chemotherapy it has no harsh side effects. Even the cosmetic industry is aware of its potential and you can find it used in a large number of products, it has anti- inflammatory properties and antioxidants that can help prevent premature ageing and boost hair growth. This makes coconut oil a very useful ingredient to have around your home.
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