Top 10 Natural Health Remedies of Coconut Oil

by Natural Blaze

The popularity of coconut oil has skyrocketed in the Western world over the last several years. However, its many health benefits have been known in other regions of the world as part of their ancient history. Better late than never!

Coconut oil is finally taking center stage, and is much needed in our modern world which contains more environmental and food toxins than ever before.

Coconut oil is being hailed as a super ingredient, superfood, and, lately, a super beauty aid. Add to this that it can be consumed or applied to all ages and it becomes a must-have in anyone's natural health kit.

Let's take a look at a mere snapshot of the solutions to common and chronic ailments that can be provided by coconut oil.

10. Oral Health - Many natural health practitioners believe that oral health is the very foundation of overall health. Coconut oil has been used as a healthy alternative from toxic commercial toothpastes that contain fluoride. This oil also has been demonstrated to harden enamel, thus reducing the chance of serious dental events. Lastly, due to its antibacterial properties, it serves as a boost toward reducing sores and other infections. Oil pulling with coconut oil is an all-around insurance against tooth decay and debilitating oral health issues.


9. Fungal Treatment - The properties of coconut oil have a wide range of anti-fungal uses: topically for athlete's foot, for example; and also internally with candida and yeast infections. It is a soft and beneficial protection for everyone from serious sports athletes to newborns . . . chemical-free and nutrient dense. For those plagued by candida, which is a group of over 150 species of yeast that can lead to a host of minor and major complications and diseases, a specific Candida Diet including coconut oil could bring major relief as "coconut oil contains 3 different fatty acids (Caprylic Acid, Capric Acid, Lauric Acid) that have each been found to be effective against the Candida yeast (see the research studies here and here)."

8. Digestive Aid - A number of studies have shown that consumption of coconut oil, which is naturally high in beneficial saturated fats, can alleviate common maladies such as constipation, acid indigestion and acid reflux. Studies also show it to be effective in the much more serious and debilitating afflictions such as ulcertative colitis and Crohn's disease. Coconut oil contains anti-microbial properties that can reduce infection and inflammation making it ideal for all intestinal and gut-related issues.

7. Nutrient Absorption - As a natural digestive aid, coconut oil has been shown to increase vitamin and mineral absorption. In this area, a technical explanation is required, which shows why nutrient absorption is so important in reducing stress on the body, minimizing the likelihood of chronic diseases, and optimizing one's overall health and longevity ... right from the beginning of life:
For at least five decades researchers have recognized that the medium chain fatty acids (MCFAs) in coconut oil were digested differently than other fats. This difference has had important applications in the treatment of many digestive and metabolic health conditions and since that time MCFA have been routinely used in hospital and baby formulas. 
The digestive health advantages of medium-chain fatty acids (MCFA) over long-chain fatty acids (LCFA) are due to the differences in the way our bodies metabolize these fats. Because the MCFA molecules are smaller, they require less energy and fewer enzymes to break them down for digestion. They are digested and absorbed quickly and with minimal effort. 
MCFA are broken down almost immediately by enzymes in the saliva and gastric juices so that pancreatic fat-digesting enzymes are not even essential.Therefore, there is less strain on the pancreas and digestive system. This has important implications for patients who suffer from digestive and metabolic problems. 
Premature and ill infants especially whose digestive organs are underdeveloped, are able to absorb MCFA with relative ease, while other fats pass through their systems pretty much undigested. People who suffer from malabsorption problems such as cystic fibrosis, and have difficulty digesting or absorbing fats and fat soluble vitamins, benefit greatly from MCFA. 
They can also be of importance for people suffering from diabetes, obesity, gallbladder disease, pancreatitis, Crohn's disease, pancreatic insufficiency, and some forms of cancer. (Source)
6. Energy Booster - Coconut oil has demonstrated both short- and long-term energy level benefits both physically and mentally. With increased energy levels and mental focus, workout regimens and daily activity become more productive. This can help immensely in all areas of life. Coconut oil is a key alternative to the energy drink craze which often relies on caffeine as a stimulant, giving a profound short-term boost, but an equally severe energy level crash with some potentially long-term negative side effects. The key component, again, are the medium chain fatty acids which are processed and metabolized faster; and, unlike sugar - natural or processed - this type of fatty acid gives a sustained boost to energy. The fat calories are converted immediately to energy:
Because of this quick production of energy, athletes have been known to use MCFA to enhance their performance and research may back their claims. In a study published in the Journal of Nutrition, one group of mice was fed medium chain triglycerides while a control group was fed long chain triglycerides. The study lasted 6 weeks and the mice were given a swimming endurance test every other day. The group that was fed the MCT slowly began to out-perform the control group. (Source)
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5. Weight Loss - When the body's digestive system is functioning optimally, absorbing nutrients efficiently, and full of good energy, the body is well-primed for weight loss. Naturally, as we get older, we find that losing weight becomes a greater task as our metabolism declines and organs become increasingly strained. Additionally, blood sugar imbalances can become more frequent, even leading to pre-diabetic or diabetic conditions. The healthy fat properties contained within coconut oil have shown to be effective in stabilizing blood sugar and boosting metabolism, ensuring that the negative fat does not get stored. Some tips for how to prepare coconut oil, as well as the best to use in order to "stomp the weight loss accelerator" can be found HERE.

4. Allergy Relief - There are many natural ways to alleviate allergies such as hay fever, and coconut oil has emerged as yet another much-needed aid to those who suffer seasonally or chronically. Coconut oil also has been used to counter food allergies. Those who have difficulty with common allergens such as soy, wheat, gluten, peanuts, or dairy can find relief with coconut oil. It should be cautioned, however, that in rare cases people can be allergic to coconut oil, so that possibility cannot be discounted completely.

3. Cold and Flu Prevention and Relief - Coconut oil has the trifecta of anti-viral, anti-fungal, and anti-microbial properties, including lipids, lauric acid, capric acid and caprylic acid. Daily consumption can significantly boost your immunity. By simply replacing butter and cooking oils with coconut oil, you can easily help your body fend off invaders. If a cold or flu does take hold, coconut oil can shorten the duration and soften the overall effects, as it acts like a natural antibiotic. Adding a bit to a smoothie or tea is a perfect way to help get rid of congestion, sore throat, and pain in bones, joints, head and ears.

2. Pain Relief - As mentioned above, coconut oil also has essential properties for directly fighting pain. This extends beyond alleviating temporary conditions such as flu, cold, and headaches. The anti-inflammatory elements of coconut oil have been shown to naturally help serious conditions such as arthritis. Arthritis is actually a catch-all term that includes more than 100 associated conditions and symptoms that affect the bones, joints, and surrounding connective tissues. Coconut oil's ability to alleviate such a wide range of ailments affecting tens of millions of people (300,000 children under the age of 18 in the U.S. alone!), as well as to assist with developing a healthy lifestyle of prevention make this a wonder substance. Yet again, we return to the unique group of fatty acids in coconut oil that can reduce inflammation and pain, while lubricating muscles and joints. However, it is not only ingestion; coconut oil can be used topically to increase blood supply to the affected area and reduce localized pain and swelling. The promotion of circulation and flexibility can help debilitating conditions such as arthritis as well as fibromyalgia. For ingestion dosages, please see the guidelines here.

1. Skin Protection: This is clearly the single greatest area where coconut oil has proven to be a wonder substance. In fact the uses reach into the many dozens, but among them are: sun protection and salve, moisturizing lotion, non-irritant deodorant, makeup removal, shaving cream, diaper rash protection and salve, age spot removal, stretch mark reduction, and as a massage oil for easing both surface and muscular tension and pain. Using coconut oil to replace commercial products, which are often heavy with petroleum or are water-logged, is a number one use for this miracle substance.

The range of benefits from coconut oil, internally and externally, can easily eliminate a host of toxic-based medications and "treatments" that are not only expensive to purchase, but costly in their long-term cascade of damaging side effects.

Natural health remedies take a maternal-like instinct to identify and deliver with confidence in it's benefits. Nurses are the relied upon to carry instincts very similar to those, whether through study and experience or genetic. A RN-BSN nursing degree will go a long way in helping this development and progression.

One particularly important note regarding quality has been offered by one of the early proponents of coconut oil, Kimberly Snyder:
Organic will ensure 100 percent non-GMO, which is also preferable. Coconut oil is best consumed in moderation, in its virgin or unprocessed form. It is vital that we consume coconut oil in a totally unrefined state. If it has been refined in some way, which could include processes such as bleaching or deodorizing, it becomes much harder on our liver. (Source)
We would love to hear about your success with coconut oil in the areas listed above, as well as other natural health uses for this powerful oil that nature has provided.


Other resources:
http://wellnessmama.com/5734/101-uses-for-coconut-oil/
http://wakeup-world.com/2012/03/02/160-uses-for-coconut-oil/
http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-9178/17-beauty-uses-for-coconut-oil-infographic.html

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36 comments:

  1. ExcellenT article. Keep loving on . Love on you lovers yoU. !!! :)

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  2. Believe it or not, coconut oil completely healed my arrhythmia heart condition. I took 1 full spoon three times per day, felt better after 1 week, completely healed in 3 months. My doc couldn't believe his own ears...

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    1. WOW - Definitely working up to 3 spoons from now on!

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    2. Thank you very much! I'm going to try it now.

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  3. Big problem with freshly pressed, virgin coconut oil is that goes rancid within a week even if refrigerated. Frozen it keeps well. Rancid oils create free radical damage to cell membranes, that far outweighing the benefits. Bottled virgin coconut oil, even here in Thailand where it must have been recently produced is totally rancified. Luckily we can buy the real freshly pressed from wet markets. The locals cook it, thus losing most benefits. Little wonder they don't live much beyond 50.

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    1. I am surprised; I had no idea coconut oil could get rancid, let alone within just a week. Are you certain that the vendors are selling you real coconut oil? I've been using it for several years for cooking, and I don't even throw it out when I'm through cooking. I just set it aside and re-use it. None gets thrown out. When I refrigerate it, it becomes as hard as a rock; I've never frozen it. Of course, the temp around here is moderate (Calif), so the oil is usually just the right texture for spooning out.

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    2. fail on all accounts anon @6:21pm
      you may be thinking of something other than coconut oil i guess, or you may be trolling.
      i have never had any rancid oil in my over 5 yrs of using.. purchasing by gallon and storing opened container on a shelf for months at a time. so, yeah, i call shenanigans

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    3. NEVER heard of it going rancid, not even lower quality kinds. Not even higher quality for that matter. We think you must be thinking of something else or maybe it's processed differently there. Could you be thinking of fermented coconut water?

      To echo the above you can keep it for years and it doesn't need refrigeration

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    4. All I can say is BULLOCKS anon@6:21

      I have lived in Thailand 15 years and consume approximately 450ml cold pressed virgin coconut oil a month. Never had any product 'go rancid', even though the bottle sits on a shelf in temperatures in excess of 90 degrees. Now move along troll.

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    5. never had problem with rancid coconut oil and i live in singapore. Great stuff. Best is learn more and expedient with it as it does not seem to have any bad effects

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    6. I have been using raw organic coconut oil for years now and it certainly does not go rancid. You can keep in the fridge heat up and cool down and re-use... never a problem. Nothing in coconut oil is bad for you except the powers that be that tell you otherwise as they are unable to patent a natural raw product so it doesn't do them any favours if suddenly everyone starts using the stuff and never get sick again. My dog was diagnosed with lymphoma and so I decided to give it to her. After her one week to live if she was lucky she is still going strong and healthier than ever before and this is now 6 months later! The only thing anyone can do in this situation is to try for yourself. Be your own judge! What have you got to lose? Rancid indeed!!!!!! God they will stop at nothing to stop people being healthy on this planet. Those that try know those that dont try won't know!!!

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    7. (by Swiperfox)
      Philippines make coconut vinegar and coconut wine.
      Your coconut must be in fermentation stage.
      That must be why your coconut turned rancid.

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  4. Jct: I've got a luvely bunch of coconut (oil in bottles)!

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  5. Great article!

    Coconut Oil cured my pneumonia. I put 2 tbsp oil in a strong cup of coffee, raw honey to taste and even a splash of 1/2 and 1/2 and drank it 2 times a day. Within the first half hour, I could feel my lungs clearing. After 3 days, I was back to full health.

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  6. Always remember there are trolls spreading disinformation on websites. Never heard of coconut oil going rancid in a week. Have used coconut oil for years. Never had that problem. Probably just a troll.

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    1. Maybe its fresh coconut (and not coconut oil).
      Fresh coconut is fermented to make vinegar and wine in the Philippines.

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  7. Coconut oil cannot get rancid because of its chemical structure, it is saturated all available spases are filled hense saturated, on the other hand such oil as flaxseed is containing omega 3 which gives one free space in the 3rd carbon molecul, hence when heated, the free radical attaches itselt to free space and oil becomes concerogenic thats why do not cook with flaxseed oil or extra virgin olive oil - olive oil has a lot ov omega 6 hence 2 free spaces for free radicals, please use it raw, do not cook with extra virgin olive oil. Want to know more info go and read biochmistry. Fats. Just my two cents

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  8. this stuff is dangerous bayer are working on a safe oil for nestle it will be super healthy.
    my relative who works on the genome projects says the problem with the wild coconut stuff is it can cause cancer from the bacteria and fungus in the raw stuff.
    thank god bayer and monsanto can help us make these trees safe

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    1. you' re wrong troll. bayer & mosanto are murderers.

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    2. i agree monsanto can standardise these dangerous third world foods and make them safe for us americans to eat.
      i never trusted this stuff.
      if nestle and monsanto can make this food safe for us and are kids i say great news.

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    3. Is this opposite day? Natural food is dangerous and only mutinational corporations can save us from this dangerous natural foods? We need an all chemical diet, clearly if it wasn't manufactured in a lab and patented then it is worthless!

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    4. Is this the same Monsanto that f'*%ed up our wheat causing diabetes to quadruple and obesity to triple?

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    5. Natural is deadly and GMO is safe? LOL - Monsanto, Bayer and the like are in business for one reason: to make money. Do you really think they care about people other than seeing $ signs? Of course not. Do you think that eating something that's been tampered with in a lab is going to make it more beneficial than what is already made in nature? The level of stupidity of people continues to amaze me. Believe the corporate lies if you choose...after all, you probably work in the system.

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  9. Unbelievable!!!! I have pain pain pain and have for many many years herniated discs , fibromyalgia, some really bad hip pain, the list goes on...
    I purchased some unrefined coconut oil to use for my skin to soften it I did not know anything about it really, my neck was hurting so badly one night I was putting some oil on my face and I decided I would massage my neck with this coconut oil, figured it couldn't hurt, within minutes my neck stop hurting!!!!! I had absolutely no idea that coconut oil would help with pain none at all!!!!!!! so I thought maybe it was a coincidence so I tried it again the next night on my neck, which by the way has 3 herniated discs, also put it on my hip which hurts profusely! again the pain stops completely!!!! I will absolutely use coconut oil on my body and my face forever until there is no more coconut oil which I hope does not happen, and yes I am using unrefined coconut oil.... this is a major discovery for me as I have been in pain for 20 years now, or more, and no doctor has been able to help me, EVER!! I cannot express how happy I am that I have found this wonderful beautiful coconut oil that has helped my pain and helped the quality of my life! If anybody out there is in pain really use this its no joke it really does work!!!! I only found out by accident and then I looked it up on this site and found out that it really works for pain, and I read all of the other wonderful things that it does I'm so surprised and happy, !!! I definitely will be experimenting with all of the other things that we can do with coconut oil....
    and by the way, I have really have enjoyed reading all this feedback, I am a new coconut oil user and I've learned so much thank you very very much:)

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  10. I have neuropathy and fibromyalgia, will take 3 or 4 spoons full a day and report if it helps.
    I have enjoyed reading all the comments on this site. Praying it works!!!!!

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  11. I replaced my asthma medicine by eating about three heaped teaspoons of coconut oil a day. I no longer suffer from asthma. Amazing stuff

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  12. Neuropathy and fibromyalgia is a real pain. I am ready to try anything. So I will take your word for it and try it. I guess orally and as a massage on hurting feet. Keep my fingers crossed.

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  13. This stuff is real deal. I have been using it for gout and I have not had a flare up in months. Wish I have heard of this earlier I been suffering with gout for the last ten years !!!!

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  14. was burping up foul gas and bloated, unrefined coconut oil stopped it in about ten days...
    remanufactured foodstuffs are slow poison... corporate profit IS the #1 killer today

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  15. Coconut oil is excellent for hair health.

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  16. My dad who was 88 years old used coconut water for he's swollen ankles.after a month hes ankle didn't swell any morë.

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  18. I have a close encounter on food allergy case wherein rashes all over the body appeared. First aid given was coconut oil applied topically on the affected area and would you believe that the coconut meat was being grated and was given orally to the patient? And you know what, the patient was relieved after a few minutes. Wondeful coconut! :-)

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