It is easy to get infections in the day to day life. Coconut oil is a medium chain fatty acid (MCFA). Research has proven that the body utilises these MCFAs differently. It is a natural energy source for the body, therefore it is less likely to cause weight gain in the body. In addition to the weight loss benefits and improved metabolic rate, it is also a proven anti-viral tool. Many published medical studies state that coconut oil treats infectious diseases like food poisoning, athlete’s foot, and even AIDS.
Researchers have known, as early as the 80s, that medium chain fatty acids kill the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that can lead to AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome). Patients with HIV began adding several tablespoons of coconut oil to their treatment plan and experienced a partial or complete recovery.
HIV Six-Month Study
The six-month Philippines study, which took place in 1998, included 14-patients infected with the HIV virus. They could not afford their own treatment, nor had they ever attempted anti-HIV treatment. The subjects were given either monolaurin, of which coconut oil is rich in, or straight coconut oil. After the six-month study, eight of the subjects had experienced a reduction in their viral count, which is helpful, while five of the subjects experienced an increase in white blood cells. This study proved that coconut oil is an effective anti-viral treatment.
All Coconut Products Are Effective
It’s not just coconut oil that is beneficial, but coconut milk and meat. One man had a viral count of 600,000 before he added coconut products to his diet. In the space of two and a half months, his viral load was non-detectable after eating a bowl of coconut mixed with cereal daily, plus increasing his diet to include lots of healthy fresh fruits and vegetables.
In another case, one man consumed the meat of half a coconut per day and reduced his viral load from 900,000 to 350,000 in just four weeks. This man did not improve his normal diet, but the doctor did prescribe Crixivan. With the addition of his drug with the coconut oil, his viral load dropped to non-detectable levels after a further four weeks.
Coconut oil treats infectious diseases like HIV and athlete’s foot. To get the most benefits, consume coconut oil and use it externally on the skin. As it’s a saturated fat you don’t need to use much. Use a small amount and add more if necessary. Eat up to three or four tablespoons of coconut oil per day, and make sure that you account for the increase in the calorific content in your diet so that you do not gain weight. Coconut oil is rich in medium chain fatty acids, which provide instant energy for the body so it’s less likely to cause weight gain.