Individuals who eat a coconut rich diet experience fewer fungal and yeast infections. There is a natural ingredient found in coconut oil called caprylic acid. This ingredient alone can treat fungal and yeast infections. Although caprylic acid is sold in supplement form, keep a jar of coconut oil in the cupboard and you won’t have to waste your money on expensive supplements. However, some health experts recommending mixing a caprylic acid capsule with coconut for added potency.
Coconut Oil for Candida
Candida is a huge problem for the Western world. Candida lives within everyone in the large intestine, but some people experience an overgrowth, which can lead to yeast and fungal infections on various areas of the body. Common areas include the vagina (thrush), hair (dandruff), and feet (Athlete’s foot). Vegetable oils do not help this colossal health issue.
Probiotics are a helpful way to increase bacterial flora in the gut, but the addition of coconut oil can also help to treat fungal and yeast infections. To treat internal Candida, eat coconut oil several times per day, and for external fungal infections, apply coconut oil to the area daily. Another natural ingredient in coconut oil, lauric acid, protects healthy intestinal bacteria and kills lipid-coated bacterium.
Eat Medium Chain Fatty Acids
Coconut oil truly is the healthiest oil on earth, although the Western world have not been educated efficiently on fats, which is why there in obesity epidemic and culture obsessed with low fat foods and weight loss. Coconut oil provides essential calories from the saturated fat, softens the hair and skin, and also offers a myriad of health benefits for the internal body. Treat fungal and yeast infections by adding coconut oil to your daily diet. Instead of frying with vegetable oils, use coconut oil, which is extremely safe for cooking and does not oxidise—unlike vegetable oils.
Author of The Yeast Syndrome, John P Trowbridge, M.D., recommends caprylic acid as an effective aid to fighting fungal and yeast infections. The usual method to treat Candida is to follow a strict diet, or take pharmaceutical drugs. Popular supplements containing caprylic acid include Caprystatin and Capricin. However, you can achieve the same by investing in a jar of coconut oil and eating it regularly.