One word that drives fear into the heart and minds of individuals is cancer. If there is one form of cancer that is quite common and affects both the male and female gender it’s colon cancer.
The traditional treatment for this condition is chemotherapy but over time this treatment has been seen to be beneficial only to the pharmaceutical companies and not the patients.
This has led to an increase in the demand for unconventional or alternative treatment to this cancer.
There has been a lot of research into the viability of coconut oil in the treatment of colon cancer and as a matter of fact it has been discovered that this oil is rich in anti-cancer properties and one compound that is proven to be effective is lauric acid.
In studies conducted like the one in the University of Adelaide in Australia, it was discovered that the lauric acid in coconut oil can destroy more than 90% of colon cancer cells and it does so in just two days of use.
The research involved tests on lab rats and the results from such tests showed significant reduction in the cancer cells forcing researchers to take a closer look at the veracity or coconut oil.
The tests have been proven to be useful for both vitro and vivo research, with the former being tests conducted on cells in a petri dish or under some sort of controlled facility and the latter being that done on a living host in clinical trials.
Clinical trial tests are quite expensive and require a tremendous amount of human and material resources which it seems pharmaceutical companies are not prepared to spend.
Some people have speculated that the reason for this is because coconut oil is readily available and easily accessible and if it is proven that it can be effective in colon cancer treatment it would result in a great loss to these large pharmaceutical companies.
Lauric avid which is predominantly found in coconut oil can also be found in good quantities in breast milk and it is a medium-chain fatty acid that is rich in antimicrobial properties which is very useful in boosting the immune system.
The American Society for Nutrition has continually revealed that the medium-chin fatty acid in coconut oil is also very useful in the treatment of the following ailments;
- Gallbladder disease
- Hepatitis C
- Chrohn’s disease
It is even believed that patients that have been subjected to chemotherapy can be relieved from the symptoms of the treatment when they use coconut oil.
Source: Collective Evolution