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By: Dr. David Jockers

The human brain needs a continual supply of fuel. When this continual supply is interrupted brain cells begin to die. In the short-term, this can cause symptoms such as headaches, brain fog, & tiredness. Long-term exposure to environments that deplete sources of brain fuel from effectively getting into the cells leads to neurodegenerative diseases. New research is showing that coconut oil can supply the brain with a very clean source of energy that prevents unwanted short-term symptoms and is effective at preventing and treating neurodegenerative disease states.

In many neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s, neurons in certain regions of the brain have become insulin resistant. Insulin is the necessary hormone that brings glucose into cells where it can be used for energy. This is Diabetes in the brain. When brain cells become resistant to insulin they are unable to get glucose and they become malnourished and begin to die.

Because the brain is unable to lower circulating blood sugar levels these levels remain high. High blood sugar is neurotoxic in that it binds with protein molecules to create advanced glycolytic enzymes (AGEs). These AGEs dramatically increase oxidative stress levels in the body and have a particular affinity for damaging neuronal tissue. This combination of high blood sugar and low energy states within the brain cells is the perfect storm for massive brain cell death.

Coconut oil is considered one of the best fuels for healthy brain function. Outside of mother’s milk, coconut oil is nature’s richest source of medium chain triglycerides (MCTs). Medium chain triglycerides (MCT) are not processed by your body in the same manner as long chain triglycerides. Normal fat metabolism depends on bile salts that have been released from your gallbladder before it can be broken down in your digestive system.

MCTs bypass bile metabolism and go directly to your liver where they are converted into ketones. The liver then immediately releases the ketones into the bloodstream where they are transported to the brain to be used as fuel. Research has shown that the ketone bodies produced by MCTs provide a stable source of energy for the brain during periods of low blood sugar without the neurological risks associated with high blood sugar.

This is why ketones appear to be the preferred source of brain food in patients affected by diabetes or any neurodegenerative condition such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, ALS, & Multiple Sclerosis, etc. One of the leading authorities on MCT research is Dr. Mary Newport. She has shown that ketone bodies may help the brain recover from lack of oxygen induced brain death in newborns through adults. Additionally, ketones can help the heart patient recover from a heart attack and they can affectively shrink cancerous tumors.

Additional research has shown that regular MCT consumption in dogs with “age-related mental decline” increases the phospholipid and omega-3 fatty acid (EPA & DHA) content in the parietal cortex of the brain. Omega 3 fatty acids are found in fish not coconut oil. The researchers believe that the presence of the MCTs allowed omega 3s to be liberated from fat stores & utilized in the brain where they are most needed to help form solid memory centers.

The average sized adult should consume 3-4 tablespoons of coconut oil daily. This could be taken orally, added to food, or applied onto skin. It can be taken in the form of coconut oil, milk, meat, or flakes. Coconut milk provides approximately 1 Tbsp of coconut oil for every 3 ounces. People with diabetes (type I & II) or neurological disease would benefit from up to 8-10 tablespoons of coconut oil daily.


Coconut Oil And Athritis

Arthritis is an inflammation of one or more body joints. It is frequently accompanied by a joint pain medically referred to as arthralgia. A joint is an area of the body where two different bones meet. Moving the body parts connected by its bones is the main role of a joint. Osteoarthritis, a type related to the wear and tear of cartilage and Rheumatoid Arthritis, the type associated with inflammation resulting from an overactive immune system are just some of the many types of arthritis.


Causes of Arthritis

Its causes depend on its form. These include injury (leading to osteoarthritis), metabolic abnormalities (such asgout and pseudogout), hereditary factors, the direct and indirect effect of infections (bacterial and viral), and a misdirected immune system with autoimmunity (such as in rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus).



The first step is to build up your immune system so it can more effectively fight off chronic infection. A diet consisting of fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains, organic meat, eggs, and dairy and the reduction or elimination of overly processed foods is a must.

The second step is to actively fight off the infection within the body and the joints. Antibiotics have only a limited ability. They cannot fight viruses, fungi, or drug resistant bacteria. However, there is a natural product that can — Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO). Unlike any other dietary oil, VCO is composed predominately of a unique group of fat molecules known as medium chain fatty acids. These fatty acids possess potent antibacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-viral activity. Taking 2-4 tablespoons of VCO daily, with meals can help rid your body of chronic infection.


Coconut Oil And Heart Disease

By Bruce Fife, N.D.

Scientists have recently discovered a powerful new weapon against heart disease. As surprising as it may seem, this new weapon is coconut oil. Yes, ordinary coconut oil. Eating coconut oil on a regular basis can reduce your chances of suffering a heart attack!

Coconut oil is composed of a group of unique fat molecules known as medium-chain fatty acids (MCFA). Although they are technically classified as saturated fats, this fat can actually protect you from getting a heart attack or suffering a stroke.

Although coconut oil is predominately a saturated fat, it does not have a negative effect on cholesterol. Natural, nonhydrogenated coconut oil tends to increase HDL cholesterol and improve the cholesterol profile. HDL is the good cholesterol that helps protect against heart disease. Total blood cholesterol, which includes both HDL (good) and LDL (bad) cholesterol, is a very inaccurate indicator of heart disease risk. A much more accurate way to judge heart disease risk is to separate the two types of cholesterol. Therefore, the ratio of the bad to good cholesterol (LDL/HDL) is universally recognized as a far more accurate indicator of heart disease risk. Because of coconut oil’s tendency to increase HDL, the cholesterol ratio improves and thus decreases risk of heart disease.

People who traditionally consume large quantities of coconut oil as part of their ordinary diet have a very low incidence of heart disease and have normal blood cholesterol levels. This has been well supported by numerous population studies. The research shows that those people who consume large quantities of coconut oil have remarkably good cardiovascular health.

At first, this observation confused many researchers. They did not recognize the difference between the MCFA in coconut oil and other saturated fats. New research, however, has demonstrated that medium-chain fats in coconut oil protect against heart disease and may one day even be used as a treatment to cure it.

Studies in the 1970s and 1980s indicated that coconut oil is heart friendly even though saturated fat at the time was being accused of promoting heart disease. Coconut oil consumption was found to have many factors associated with a reduced risk of heart disease compared to other dietary oils namely, improved cholesterol readings, lower body fat deposition, higher survival rate, reduced tendency to form blood clots, fewer uncontrolled free radicals in cells, low levels of blood and liver cholesterol, higher antioxidant reserves in cells, and lower incidence of heart disease in population studies.1

From this evidence alone coconut oil should be viewed as heart healthy or at least benign as far as heart disease is concerned. But there is another factor, that is even more important, that reveals coconut oil as not simply a benign bystander but a very important player in the battle against heart disease. So remarkable is it, that it may soon become a powerful new weapon used against heart disease.

Heart disease is caused by atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) which is manifest by the formation of plaque in the arteries. According to current thought atherosclerosis initially develops as a result of injury to the inner lining of the arterial wall. The injury can be the result of a number of factors such as toxins, free radicals, viruses, or bacteria. If the cause of the injury is not removed further damage may result. As long as irritation and inflammation persist scar tissue continues to develop.

Special blood clotting proteins called platelets circulate freely in the blood. Whenever they encounter an injury they become sticky and adhere to each other and to the damaged tissue acting somewhat like a bandage to facilitate healing. This is how blood clots are formed. Injury from any source triggers platelets to clump together or clot and arterial cells to release protein growth factors that stimulate growth of the muscle cells within the artery walls. A complex mixture of scar tissue, platelets, calcium, cholesterol, and triglycerides are incorporated into the site to heal the injury. This mass of tissue forms arterial plaque. When this process occurs in the coronary artery, which feeds the heart, it is referred to as coronary heart disease-the most common cause of death in the United States.

One area of investigation that is gaining a great deal of interest is the relationship between chronic infection and atherosclerosis. It appears that there is a cause and effect relationship associated with persistent low-grade infections and heart disease. Recent research has shown that certain microorganisms can cause or at least are involved in the development of arterial plaque, which leads to heart disease.

A large number of studies have reported associations between heart disease and chronic bacterial and viral infections.2 As far back as the 1970s researchers identified the development of atherosclerosis in the arteries of chickens when they were experimentally infected with a herpes virus. In the 1980s similar associations were reported in humans infected with a number of bacteria (e.g., Helicobacter pylori and Chlamydia pneumoniae) and certain herpes viruses (particularly cytomegalovirus). In one study, for example, Petra Saikku and colleagues at the University of Helsinki in Finland found that 27 out of 40 heart attack patients and 15 out of 30 men with heart disease carried antibodies related to Chlamydia, which is more commonly known to cause gum disease and lung infections. Compared to subjects who were free of heart disease only seven out of 41 had such antibodies. In another study at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas researchers found that 70 percent of patients undergoing surgery for atherosclerosis carry antibodies to cytomegalovirus (CMV), a common respiratory infection, while only 43 percent of controls do.

More evidence supporting the link between infection and cardiovascular disease showed up in the early 1990s when researchers found fragments of bacteria in arterial plaque. One of the first to discover microorganisms in atherosclerotic plaque was Brent Muhlestein, a cardiologist at the LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City and the University of Utah. Muhlestein and colleagues found evidence of Chlamydia in 79 percent of plaque specimens taken from the coronary arteries of 90 heart disease patients. In comparison, fewer than four percent of normal individuals had evidence of Chlamydia in artery walls. Animal studies provided more direct evidence that bacteria might contribute to chronic inflammation and plaque formation. Muhlestein showed that infecting rabbits with Chlamydia measurably thickens the arterial walls of the animals. When the animals were given an antibiotic to kill the Chlamydia the arteries became more normal in size.3

At least one out of every two adults in developed countries have antibodies to Helicobacter pylori, Chlamydia pneumoniae, or cytomegalovirus (CMV). The presence of antibodies does not necessarily indicate an active infection or the presence of atherosclerosis, but is a sign that infection has occurred at some time. It’s common for infections from these organisms to persist indefinitely. Once infected with herpes, for example, the virus remains for life. The effectiveness of the immune system determines the degree of trouble the virus may cause. The weaker the immune system the more likely an infection will hang on and cause problems. When these microorganisms enter the bloodstream they can attack the artery wall causing chronic low-grade infections that lack any noticeable symptoms. As microorganisms colonize an artery wall they cause damage to arterial cells. In an effort to heal the injury blood platelets, cholesterol, and protein combine in the artery wall setting the stage for plaque formation and atherosclerosis. As long as the infection and inflammation persists plaque continues to develop. Infection can both initiate and promote growth of atherosclerosis in arteries which, in turn, leads to heart disease.4, 5

You or anyone else may have a chronic low-grade infection without even realizing it. This apparently is what happens to many people who think they are healthy but suddenly drop dead from a heart attack.

As yet, researchers are not ready to say infection is responsible for every case of heart disease. Other factors (e.g. free radicals, high blood pressure, diabetes, etc.) can also cause injuries to the arterial wall and initiate plaque formation. Also, not all infections promote atherosclerosis. Only when the immune system is incapable of controlling the infection is there cause for alarm. Anything that may lower immune efficiency such as serious illness, poor diet, exposure to tobacco smoke, stress, and lack of exercise (i.e. many of the typical risk factors associated with heart disease) will also open up the body to chronic low-grade infections that can promote atherosclerosis.

The findings mentioned above suggest that, at least in some cases, heart disease may be treated with antibiotics. Antibiotics are limited because they are only good against bacteria. Infections caused by viruses would remain unaffected. However, there is something that will destroy both the bacteria (Helicobacter pylori and Chlamydia pneumonia) and viruses (CMV) that are most commonly associated with atherosclerosis and that is MCFA or coconut oil. The MCFA in coconut oil are known to kill all three of the major types of atherogenic organisms. MCFA are powerful germ fighters and are known to kill dozens of disease causing organisms. Not only can coconut oil help protect you from the germs that cause ulcers, lung infections, herpes, and such, but also heart disease and stroke. If you want to avoid dying from heart disease you should be eating coconut oil!

Heart disease, stroke, and atherosclerosis account for nearly half of all the deaths in the United States. Statistically, one out of every two people you know will die from one of these cardiovascular conditions. In countries where people eat a lot of coconut products cardiovascular disease is much less frequent. In Sri Lanka, for example where coconut oil has been the primary dietary fat, the death rate from heart disease has been among the lowest in the world.6 In recent years, however, coconut oil consumption in Sri Lanka has declined, being replaced my polyunsaturated oils and margarines. Consequently, heart disease rates have risen. In areas of India, where coconut oil has been largely replaced by other vegetable oils, cardiovascular disease is on the rise. People have been encouraged to switch from their traditional cooking oils, such as coconut oil, in favor of vegetable oils that are promoted as “heart-friendly.” Researchers involved with studies on diet and heart disease in India are now recommending the return to coconut oil to reduce the risk of heart disease. This recommendation is based on their findings showing an increase in the occurrence of heart disease as coconut oil is replaced by other vegetable oils.7
It appears that by simply using coconut oil in you daily diet in place of other oils you can achieve a remarkable degree of protection from heart disease and stroke.


Coconut Oil Can Help You Lose Fat, Especially The Dangerous Fat In Your Abdominal Cavity

Given that coconut oil can reduce appetite and increase fat burning, it makes sense that it can also help you lose weight.

Coconut oil appears to be especially effective in reducing abdominal fat, which lodges in the abdominal cavity and around organs.

This is the most dangerous fat of all and is highly associated with many Western diseases.

Waist circumference is easily measured and is a great marker for the amount of fat in the abdominal cavity.

A study in 40 women with abdominal obesity, supplementing with 30 mL (1 ounce) ofcoconut oil per day lead to a significant reduction in both BMI and waist circumference in a period of 12 weeks .

Another study in 20 obese males noted a reduction in waist circumference of 2.86 cm (1.1 inches) after 4 weeks of 30 mL (1 ounce) of coconut oil per day.

This number may not seem too impressive on the surface, but be aware that these people aren’t adding exercise or restricting calories. They’re losing significant amounts of abdominal fat simply by adding coconut oil to their diet.


Coconut Oil In Health And Disease: Its And Monolaurin’s

Potential As Cure For HIV/AIDS



Dr. Conrado S. Dayrit


The coconut is called the tree of life for it has been providing us, humans, food and drink,

materials for housing, fuel and many industrial uses. And its medicinal uses are many and varied. The latest medical potential of products of the coconut first identified by Jon Kabara and others in the 70s, is the anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal activity of its medium chain fatty acids, particularly lauric acid (C12:0) in its monoglyceride form (monolaurin or ML).

The first clinical trial ever of ML was on 15 HIV-infected patients reporting regularly at the San

Lazaro Hospital, Manila who, never having received any anti-HIV medication, were randomly

assigned to 3 treatment groups: 7.2 g ML, 2.4 g ML and 50 ML of coconut oil daily for 6 months.

The San Lazaro Hospital Team was led by Eric Tayag.

Viral, CD4 and CDS counts, complete blood counts, blood lipids and tests for liver and kidney

functions were done at the beginning of the study and after 3 and 6 months of treatment. In one patient, the viral load was too low to count.

By the 3rd month, 7 of the patients (50%) showed reduced viral load and by the 6th month 8

patients (2 receiving 7.2h ML, 4 receiving 2.4 g ML and 3 receiving, coconut oil had a lowered viral count. The CD4/CD8 counts showed a favorable increase in 5 patients. There were no serious side effects observed.

Three patients developed AIDS on 3rd month of therapy when their CD4 count dropped below

  1. One of these three, who was in the coconut oil group. died 2 weeks after the study. The two other AIDS patients were in the 2.4 g ML group; one recovered fully on the 6th month and the other showed a rapid return towards normal CD4 and CD8 counts.



Folkloric and Ayurvedic writings are replete with accounts of the efficacy of the coconut for

many ailments -from the cure of wounds, bums, ulcers, lice infestations to dissolution of kidney

stones(l) and treatment of choleraic dysenteries(2). The people of South Asia and the Pacific also look to the coconut as an important provider of food, drink and fuel, not to mention its many uses in industry. Hence, it has been called the tree of life.


More recently, Lim-Sylianco et al demonstrated in animals a powerful protecting effect of

coconut oil against six powerful muta-carcinogenic chemicals, (such as benzpyrine, azaserine and nitrosamines). The protection was observed not only when coconut oil was given with the diet for several days before the mutacarcinogen but also when it was given in one bolus or dose with the mutacarcinogen(J.4). In both experiments, coconut oil gave a significantly higher protection than soybean oil. In another animal study by Lim-Navarro, et al (5), evidence for another protectant effect of coconut oil was obtained, i.e. significant prevention against shock in rats injected with E. coli endotoxin. The mechanism for these anti-inflammatory, antitoxic, antimutacarcinogenic actions are still not known.


Anti-Infective Action

In a series of papers published in the 70s, Jon J Kabara et al (6-10) and other workers studied

the anti-microbial activity of various fatty acids. They found that the medium chain fatty acids

(MCF A) with 6 to 12 carbons, possessed significant activity against gram positive bacteria, but not against gram negatives; they were also active against lipid coated viruses as well as fungi and

protozoa. Saturated fatty acids, longer than 14 carbons long had no such activity. And of the MCFA, lauric acid (CI2:0) was most potent, particularly in its monoglyceride form (monolaurin); it was more active than caprilic acid (C-8) caprie acid (C-I0) or myristic acid (C-14). The dilaurin and trilaurin (di and triglycerides) had no activity. This finding has found use in the incorporation of monolaurin in cosmetic products and mouth washes; but although classified by the USFDA as GRAS (Generally Regarded as Safe), its oral use for systemic inflections has not been tried.


HIV-AIDS Patients and the Coconut

According to Mary Enig(11), the AIDS organization, Keep Hope Alive, has documented several

HIV -AIDS patients whose viral load fell to as low as undetectable levels, when they took coconut oil or ate coconut (half a coconut a day) or when they added coconut to their anti-HIV medication (anti protease and/or antiretrovirals) that had previously not been effective. The amount of coconut oil consumed (50 ml or 3 1/2 tablespoonfuls) or half of a coconut, would contain 20-25 grams of lauric acid, which indicates that the oil is metabolized in the body to release lauric acid and/or monolaurin.


The Monolaurin Trial on HIV-AIDS

The first clinical trial (pilot study) using Monolaurin for 6 months as monotherapy on 15 mv

patients was just completed (12). These 15 patients (Table 1) ages 21 to 38 years, 5 males and 10

females, were all regularly reporting to San Lazaro Hospital, the hospital for infectious disease of

the Department of Health. None of them could afford’ or ever received anti-HIV treatment. The

males averaged 58 k in weight (49 to 68 k) and the females, 54k (39 to 65 k). Seven showed

elevated liver enzymes (ALT and AST) and 12 had unexplained eosinophilia. Two patients had

high serum cholesterol and one had elevated triglyceride. No one had renal dysfunction. Their viral load ranged from 1,960 to 1,190,000 except for one patient (#94-022B) whose load was too low to 3 count (below 400). This fact unfortunately was not determined before the random assignment of the patients to the 3 treatment groups. The monolaurin used was 95% pure. It was given in capsules, each containing 800 mg ML. The coconut oil was administered by tablespoonfuls.


The 3 treatment groups to which the 15 patients were randomly assigned were {Table II):

  1. a) High Dose Monolaurin (HML): 7.2 grams (9 capsules) ML 3 time daily or about

22 grams daily

  1. b) Low Dose Monolaurin (LML): 2.4 grams (3 capsules) ML 3 times daily or 7.2

grams daily.

  1. c) Coconut oil (CNO): 15 ml 3 times daily or 45 ml daily. The ML content of this

dose is about the same as HML.

All patients were observed daily for any side effects. Baseline, 3-month and 6-month laboratory

examinations included: viral load (by PCR method), CD4 and CD8 counts (by-flow-cytometric

method), complete blood count, tests for liver function (ALT, AST), renal function (urea N and

creatinine), blood lipids (cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL) and body weight (k). Treatment benefit

was defmed as reduction in viral load and increase in CD4 count.

Tables II and III summarize the effects of the 3 treatment groups on the viral load, CD4 and

CD8 counts. On the 3rd month, 2 showed decreased viral count with HML, 2 with LML and 3 with CNO for a total of 7 patients benefited. The other patients all had increased viral load. Patient #94- 022A continued to have undeterminable viral load and was excluded from the computation. On the 6th month, and end of the study. 8 of the 14 patients had decreased viral count, (2 of the 4 given HML, 4 of the 5 given LML and 3 of the 5 given CNO). The decrease in viral count was, however, significant only in 3 patients using the log Baseline-log 6th month ~ 0.5 criterion. Two of these significant decreases were in the CNO group and one in the LML group. The CD4. and CD8 counts (Table III) increased only in 5 patients and did not quite correlate with the fall in viral load, decreasing even when the viral load fell and increasing when the viral load rose. Patient #93006 had a steady viral load during the first 3 months but suffered a severe secondary infection in the 5th and 6th month, which caused the HIV infection to worsen despite fairly good CD4/CD8 response.


AIDS (CD4 less than 200) developed in 3 patients on the 3ni month of LML therapy (2 patients)

and CNO therapy (1 patient). The last mentioned patient (#86-001) died 2 weeks after the termination of the study. The patient under LML, however, fared better; one (# 93028) recovered by the 6th month. and the other (#95052) was showing improvement of both CD4 and CD8 counts at the end of the study.

Eleven (11) subjects gained weight -from 1 k to 23 k -including the 2 who developed AIDS and

were recovering. The single AIDS fatality lost 6 k. The other 3 who failed to gain weight had

decreasing viral and rising CD4 counts.


About one-half of the subjects in this study complained of feeling of warmth and a greenish

hue to their urine (Table IV A), Both occurred at the beginning of the study and did not interfere

with its continuation. Another 3 subjects had flaring up of their acne.

There were 11 subjects with eosinophilia at the start and 7 subjects with some liver dysfunction

(Table 1). The treatment caused a rise of the eosinophilia in 7 of the II, and a rise in ALT/AST in 3 of the 7 (Table IVA).

The patients with normal liver and kidney functions showed no effect from the treatments.

At the beginning, 2 subjects had elevated cholesterol and another one had high serum triglyceride (Table !VB). After 6 months, 4 patients had abnormal cholesterol and triglyceride, 3 had high cholesterol only and 2 had high triglyceride only.


Conclusion from the Study

This initial trial confirmed the anecdotal reports that coconut oil does have an anti-viral effect

and can beneficially reduce the viral load of HIV patients. The positive anti-viral action was seen

not only with the monoglyceride of lauric acid but with coconut oil itself. This indicates that coconut

oil is metabolized to monoglyceride forms of C-8, C-IO, C- 12 to which it must owe its antipathogenic

activity. More and longer therapies using monolaurin will have to be designed and done before the defmitive role of such coco products can be determined. With such products, the outlook for more efficacious and cheaper anti HIV therapy is improved.


Anti-pathogen Mechanism of Monotriglycerides of MCT

The fact dlat monolaurin’s activity is limited to lipid coated organisms (gram positive bacteria,

enveloped viruses) suggests strongly that the relatively short C-12, C-IO or C-8 [Icelandic scientists have recently reported on the effectiveness of monocaprin (C-IO) against HIV virus] probably exert their action on the lipid-layered coat or plasma membrane to destabilize it or even to cause its  rupture. If this mechanism proves correct, monolaurin (and monocaprin and monocapryliu) could be bactericidal and could act synergistically with the present anti-HIV agents (the antiretrovirals and protease inhibitors).



With all the opprobrium cast against it, it bears repeating again and again that no evidence has

ever been presented to prove that coconut oil causes coronary heart disease in humans. All the

evidences presented have been in various species of animals who were given coconut oil alone

without the necessary dose of essential fats or PUFA that should be given, just like the essential

vitamins and minerals. On the contrary, the human epidemiologic evidence proves that coconut oil

is safe. Coconut eating peoples like the Polynesians (Table V) and Filipinos (Fig. I) have low

cholesterol, on the average, and very low incidence of heart disease.


Virgin Coconut Oil Fights Off Cancer


Coconut oil is a medium-chain triglyceride fat derived from coconut. Most saturated and unsaturated fats that we consume are long-chain triglyceride fats. Because coconut oil is medium-chained, it is easier for the body to metabolize than long-chained triglycerides. As of 2011, there are no studies suggesting that medium-chained fat by itself can make cancer shrink, but medium-chained fat proves promising as a cancer treatment when combined with a ketogenic diet regimen.

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil contains saturated medium-chain triglycerides. Long-chain triglycerides cannot enter the bloodstream from the intestinal tract directly. Bile acids assist in converting them into water-soluble fat molecules that enter the bloodstream via the lymphatic system. Unlike long-chain triglycerides, medium-chain triglycerides do not require bile acids for their digestion and can enter the bloodstream without having to go through the lymphatic system first. Medium-chain triglycerides are thus easier to metabolize, entering the bloodstream in a way that is similar to the way glucose enters.


Coconut Oil as a Cancer Treatment

Coconut oil is a saturated fat, and saturated fats are less likely than unsaturated ones to form cancer-inducing chemicals when digested. So eating coconut oil could help prevent cancer in the first place. A ketogenic diet given to cancer patients often includes a large percentage of medium-chain triglycerides, as this composition of fat seems most effective in reducing cancer growth. But as of 2011 no one knows the exact role medium-chained triglycerides play in the treatment of cancer.


Virgin Coconut Oil helps patient with Parkinson’s disease

(NaturalNews) Imagine for a moment that you are a 74-year-old man diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, and you are quickly losing your ability to think, move and function, despite adhering to an intense regimen of all the latest pharmaceutical offerings for this miserable disease. Then imagine that nearly all of your symptoms subside almost miraculously after beginning a dietary routine that involves taking large doses of all-natural coconut oil every day.

Would you not tell the world about your amazing healing experience and encourage others in similar situations to do the same thing for their own health? This is what one older man did recently when he shared his powerful story on, a question and answer support forum for people suffering from all sorts of illnesses and health conditions.

When drugs failed him, man adopted coconut oil regimen that changed his life

In a forum posting entitled “Coconut oil has improved my life,” the man, who identifies himself by the handle “fwes,” explains how his quality of life deteriorated quite rapidly after agreeing to undergo conventional treatment for Parkinson’s at the renowned Mayo Clinic. He explains how he had been taking drugs like Mirapex Er (pramipexole dihydrochloride), Azilect (rasagiline) and Sinemet (Carbidopa/Levodopa) to no avail.

His symptoms reportedly worsened on these drugs, leaving him in a state of catatonic pain and immobility. He describes his symptoms as including severe slowness, distorted facial expressions, chronic stiffness and joint pain, unsteadiness, severe swelling on his left leg and extreme lower back pain. These and many other symptoms are characteristic of late-stage Parkinson’s, and eventually lead to a total inability to take care of one’s self.

After three-and-a-half excruciating years of taking these multiple drugs for his condition and seeing no improvements, the man decided to take matters into his own hands. Research he discovered over at, the blog of Dr. Mary Newport, M.D., led him to start taking coconut oil every day and building himself up to a tolerance of eight tablespoons daily. And the results were astounding.

Drastic improvements observed after just a few days on coconut oil

According to his personal account, the man experienced “significant improvements” after just a couple of days on the coconut oil. Family and friends were both shocked and delighted that he was suddenly able to move around the house quickly, for instance, and rise from any chair unassisted. He was also able to start performing what he describes as “football agility drills,” or shifting right and left and moving forward and backward in response to commands.

As long as he takes his coconut oil every day — four tablespoons at breakfast, two at lunch and two at dinner is his routine — then he experiences minimal symptoms and is able to go about his daily life in a mostly normal fashion. Besides improved agility and higher movement capacity, the man says his facial expressions have improved as a result of the coconut oil, and he no longer has any swelling on his left leg.

“I still have Parkinson[‘s] symptoms, but my quality of life has vastly improved,” he writes. “We are about at the end of 3 months, and the benefits are maintaining. Something real has happened to me.”

Coconut Oil for General Health and Wellness

  1. Appetite Suppressant– the fat in coconut oil triggers the release of the cholecystokinin hormone which slows down food movement through the digestive tract. It is the last nutrient to get digested and leave the stomach, supplying you a delayed feeling of satisfaction after eating.
  2. Breastfeeding– for breastfeeding moms, consuming at least 3 ½ tablespoons of coconut oil daily will enrich and increase the milk supply.
  3. Bones and Teeth – coconut oil aids in the absorption of calcium and magnesium leading to better development of bones and teeth.
  4. Digestion– the saturated fats in coconut oil help control parasites and fungi that cause indigestion and other digestion related problems such as irritable bowel syndrome. The fat in coconut oil also aids in the absorption of vitamins, minerals and amino acids, making you healthier all around.
  5. Energy Boost– coconut oil boosts energy and endurance making it a great supplement for athletes as well as those needing a quick pick me up.
  6. Fitness– coconut oil has been proven to stimulate your metabolism, improve thyroid function, and escalate energy levels, all of which help decrease your unwanted fat while increasing muscle.
  7. Improves insulin secretion and utilization of blood glucosemaking it great for both diabetics and non-diabetics who want to get their blood sugar stabilized before addressing other health issues.
  8. Lung Function – increases the fluidity of cell surfaces.
  9. Pregnancy– helps prevent gestational diabetes; keeps kidneys functioning; keeps morning sickness in check; and protects a mother-to-be from a host of potentially threatening infections as well as boost her immunity, which is naturally weakened during pregnancy.
  10. Prevents oxidation of fatty acids
  11. Skin Tone– promotes firmer skin tone and less sagging.
  12. Stress Relief– relieve mental fatigue by applying coconut oil to the head in a circular, massaging motion. The natural aroma of coconuts is extremely soothing thus helping to lower your stress level.
  13. Vitamin and nutrient absorption– specifically magnesium and calcium.
  14. Weight loss– the saturated fats contribute to weight loss and also increases metabolic rate.

Coconut Oil for Chronic Health Problems (when taken internally it is known for aiding, preventing, relieving or even curing these health issues)

  1. Acid Reflux/Indigestion Aid(if taken after a meal)
  2. Adrenal Fatigue
  3. Allergies(seasonal hay fever)
  4. Alzheimer’s/Dementia
  5. Asthma
  6. Autism
  7. Blood Pressure Regulation
  8. Bowel Function
  9. Bronchial Infections
  10. Cancer– has been shown to prevent colon and breast cancer in laboratory tests
  11. Candida Albicans
  12. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  13. Cataracts
  14. Cholesterol– improves HDL (‘good’ cholesterol) to LDL (‘bad’ cholesterol) ratio
  15. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  16. Crohns Disease and resulting inflammation
  17. Circulation/feeling cold all the time
  18. Colds and Viruses
  19. Constipation
  20. Cystic Fibrosis
  21. Cystitis
  22. Degenerative Diseases – provides antioxidants to fight free radicals which slow degenerative diseases such as arthritis
  23. Depression
  24. De-Quervains Tenosynovitis
  25. Diabetes– helps with cravings by stabilizing blood sugar. Also eases neuropathies and itching.
  26. Dysentery
  27. Eczema– in addition to taking it internally, many have success applying it externally.
  28. Edema
  29. Endometriosis
  30. Energy boost
  31. Epilepsy – known to reduce epileptic seizures
  32. Fever Support
  33. Fibrocystic Breast
  34. Flaky, Dry Skin
  35. Gallbladder disease and pain
  36. Gas
  37. Gastritis
  38. Glaucoma
  39. Gonorrehea
  40. Gout
  41. Grave’s Disease
  42. Gum Disease
  43. Pylori
  44. Halitosis
  45. Hashimoto’s
  46. Head Lice
  47. Heart Disease– protects arteries from injury that causes atherosclerosis.
  48. Hemorrhoids and Piles – can applied externally or internally twice a day. Also lowers the incidence of hemorrhoids.
  49. HIV
  50. Hormone Regulator
  51. Hyperthyroidism
  52. Immune System Builder
  53. Inflammation
  54. Influenza
  55. Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  56. Jaundice
  57. Kidney Disease
  58. Kidney Stones – aids in dissolving them
  59. Liver Disease
  60. Lou Gehrig’s Disease (ALS)
  61. Low Blood Clotting(from Vitamin K Deficiency)
  62. Lung Disease
  63. Lupus
  64. Malabsorption Syndrome
  65. Malnutrition
  66. Menstrual Cramps
  67. Mental Clarity
  68. Menopause– stabilizes hormones reducing hot flashes
  69. Menstruation Relief– regulates pain/cramps and heavy blood flow
  70. Migraines– with regular use, coconut may help reduce the number and severity
  71. Mononucleosis
  72. MRSA
  73. Multiple Sclerosis
  74. Osteoporosis
  75. Pancreatitis
  76. Parasites(such as tapeworm, liver flukes, and giardia)
  77. Parkinson’s Disease
  78. Periodontal Disease and Tooth Decay
  79. Pneumonia
  80. Prostate Enlargement(benign prostatic hyperplasia)
  81. Retinitis Pigmentosa
  82. Retinopathy
  83. Rickets
  84. Skin problems
  85. Scurvy
  86. Smoker’s Cough
  87. Spider Veins
  88. Staphyloccus
  89. Stomach Ulcers
  90. Tinnitus
  91. Toenail fungus
  92. Thrush
  93. Thyroid Function
  94. Typhoid – kills the virus which causes it
  95. Ulcerative Colitis
  96. Urinary Tract Infections(Bladder Infections)
  97. Vaginal Yeast Infections(you can also apply externally to relieve itching)

Coconut Oil for Chronic Health Problems (when applied topically it is known for aiding, relieving, or even curing these health issues)

  1. Acne
  2. Allergies/Hay Fever– rub a little inside the nostrils for quick relief. The pollen will cling to the oil
  3. Arthritis
  4. Athletes foot
  5. Back Pain/Sore Muscles
  6. Baldness– apply three times a day to affected area of hair loss. Coconut oil supports cell regeneration.
  7. Boils and Cysts
  8. Canker Sores
  9. Cellulite
  10. Cold Sores
  11. Conjunctivitis– applied around and in the eye
  12. Contact Dermatitis
  13. Decongestant– rub coconut oil on the chest and under the nose when congested from a cold or allergies.
  14. Eczema
  15. Genital Warts – through topical application over 6 weeks and coconut oil enemas twice a day depending on the location of the warts.
  16. Gum Disease and Gingivitis– use as a toothpaste or rub directly on gums
  17. Herpes(applied topically and taken internally)
  18. Hives
  19. Itchy Eyes– put a dab of coconut oil in itchy eyes. You will have blurred vision for a couple of minutes but the itch will be gone!
  20. Keloids– apply coconut oil to the keloid or scarred skin three times daily to help reduce puffiness and restore healthy looking skin.
  21. Keratosis Pilaris– use alone or in conjunction with salt or sugar to form an exfoliating paste.
  22. Pink eye– applied around and in the eye
  23. Psoriasis
  24. Rosacea
  25. Shingles
  26. Warts

Coconut Oil For Sporadic Health Issues, Skin Problems and Occasional Illness or Injury

  1. Age Spots(also known as liver spots) – applying coconut oil directly to the age spot will help it fade.
  2. Animal Bites-See a trusted medical professional for all animal bites however, applying coconut oil to the cleansed wound can speed healing and reduce the chance of infection.
  3. Antacid Substitute– coconut oil infused with cinnamon can alleviate occasional heartburn.
  4. Bed Sores– coconut oil can be applied directly to bed sores to reduce inflammation, speed healing, and prevent infection.
  5. Birth Marks– can be used after a laser removal treatment to aid in healing. Can also be applied after an apple cider vinegar treatment to help support and aid the fading process.
  6. Breastfeeding Bite-Apply coconut oil every hour to prevent infection and promote healing.
  7. Broken Bones– speeds the healing process when taken internally by helping with calcium absorption.
  8. Bruises– applied directly to the bruise, coconut oil enhances the healing process by reducing swelling and redness.
  9. Bug Bites and Stings– when applied directly to a bug bite or sting, coconut oil can stop the itching and burning sensation as well as hasten the healing process.
  10. Burns– apply to burn site immediately and continue applying until healed. Will reduce the chances of permanent scarring and promotes healing.
  11. Chicken Pox– taken internally and applied topically, it relieves itching, reduces inflammation, and reduces the severity and duration of the illness.
  12. Dry Eyes – apply a small dab in the corner of each eye at night to relieve dry eyes without the chemicals found in eye drops.
  13. Ear Infection– place a few drops inside the ear twice daily for relief from pain. Also fights the infection itself.
  14. Food Poisoning– reduces the severity of symptoms and kills the bacteria causing it.
  15. Hang Nails– apply to the hang nail to prevent infection and promote healing.
  16. Healing– when applied on scrapes and cuts, coconut oil forms a thin, chemical layer which protects the wound from outside dust, bacteria and viruses. Coconut oil speeds up the healing process by repairing damaged tissues. Plus, it smells a heck-of-a-lot better than anything from the pharmacy.
  17. Impotence–  according to a lot of men on natural health and wellness forums, coconut oil has put the pep back in their step if you get my drift.
  18. Ingrown Toenails– aids in healing, fights infection, and prevents future ingrown toenails.
  19. Insomnia– consuming a daily dose of coconut oil helps to regulate body functions including sleep.
  20. Jock Itch– rub onto the affected area and let the healing begin. The anti-fungal properties will keep flare ups at bay.
  21. Laryngitis– gargle with some melted coconut oil diluted with water (to avoid the gag factor).
  22. Leg Cramps– coconut oil can be rubbed onto the leg as well as taken internally so support the absorption of calcium and potassium, both which prevent leg cramps.
  23. Lice– post coming soon as part of my coconut health series.
  24. Mastitis – consuming 4 tablespoons of coconut oil daily provides you with enough acrylic acid which has a strong antibacterial effect.
  25. Mole Remover– when applied after an apple cider vinegar compress for several weeks, moles have been known to “slide off” or just disappear.
  26. Nausea– rub some coconut oil on the inside for the wrist and forearm to calm an upset stomach.
  27. Nipple Cream– works great to nourish cracked, sore or dry nipples. Apply to a cotton ball and leave on your nipples between feedings.
  28. Nose Bleeds– coconut oil can prevent nose bleeding that is caused by sensitivity to weather such as extreme heat and extreme cold. This condition happens when the nasal passages become dry because of cold or dry air resulting in burns and cracks in the mucus membranes so bleeding happens. To prevent this just put coconut oil in your nostrils. Coat your finger with coconut oil and then lie down and coat your finger inside your nose. Doing this will strengthen and protect the capillaries in the nasal passages.
  29. Oral Health
  30. Oral Surgery– rubbed onto the surgery site, it hastens healing time and prevents infection.
  31. Itch relief and infection protection from poison ivy, oak, and sumac.
  32. Ringworm– apply coconut oil to the area 8-10 times per day until healed.
  33. Snake Bites– stops the pain, burning and itching associated with a snake bite while promoting healing of the wound. Also neutralizes the venom.
  34. Sore Throat Soother– add a spoonful to warm water and gargle away.
  35. Snoring Relief– by rubbing a dab of coconut oil in each nostril before bedtime, you will reduce swelling in the membranes of the lining of your nostrils which will stop the snoring.
  36. Sty Treatment– apply a dab of coconut oil three times daily directly onto sty.
  37. Sun Burn Relief– rub liberal amounts of coconut oil onto the affected area.
  38. Support during Alcohol or Drug Detox– coconut oil will help your body process out the toxins and support your overall health and energy levels through to process.
  39. Swimmers Ear– mix garlic oil and coconut oil and put a few drops in affected ear for about 10 minutes. Do this 2-3 times a day. It usually works within one or two days.
  40. Toothache
  41. Vaginal Dryness– can be used externally and internally.

Coconut Oil for Personal Hygiene/Personal Care Products

  1. After Shave– coconut oil will help heal your skin after shaving without clogging pores. Great for razor burn!
  2. Body Scrub– mix coconut oil and sugar together and rub all over! Rinse off and your skin will be super soft! You can add in essential oils if you would like a specific smell.
  3. Chapstick– just rub a little onto lips and it not only acts as a softening agent but it also has an SPF of about 4-6!
  4. Cuticle Cream– apply to cuticles before manicures to aid in removal. Apply to dry cuticles to prevent hangnails.
  5. Dandruff– coconut oil soaks into the scalp moisturizing dry skin and relieves symptoms of dandruff. It also helps to control oil secretion from the scalp, another leading cause of dandruff.
  6. Deodorant– coconut oil alone can be used as a deodorant, but even more effective in combination with cornstarch/arrowroot powder and baking soda!
  7. Ear Cleaner– a little dab on the end of a q-tip helps gently remove wax.
  8. Exfoliator– coconut oil mixed with sugar or sea salt is a very nourishing and effective exfoliator and safe to use all over the body.
  9. Eye Cream– apply under the eyes to reduce puffiness, bags and wrinkles. Use on the lids in the evening.
  10. Eyelash Conditioner– add a pinch to eyelashes to encouraged growth and strengthen them.
  11. Face Wash/Soap – mix equal parts coconut oil with olive oil, almond oil, avocado oil and castor oil and use in place of soap when washing your face. Wet face, rub oil in and leave on for two minutes, rinse and pat dry. One teaspoon should be adequate.
  12. Hair Conditioner/ Deep Treatment– use as a leave-in hair conditioner by applying a teaspoon of coconut oil to your ends and then running your fingers through your hair to distribute the rest! For a deeper treatment, rub in a tablespoon of coconut oil onto your dry scalp and gently work through to the ends. Put a shower cap on to prevent transfer onto bed linens and leave on overnight.
  13. Hair Dye Repeller– apply along hair line and on tips of ears before dying hair to keep skin from absorbing the dye.
  14. Hair Gel/Defrizzer– rub a little between your palms and either scrunch into hair (for curly hair) or finger comb in through from scalp to ends (for wavy/straight hair).
  15. Hair Strengthening/Darkening– coconut oil bonds to the individual hair follicles making them stronger and darker.
  16. Hand Cleaner– easily removes paint, wax, caulking, and other tough to remove dirt and grime.
  17. Insect Repellent– mix coconut oil with peppermint oil extract and rub it all over exposed skin. Keeps insects off better than anything with DEET! Tons safer too.
  18. Lubricant– it is an all-natural, perfectly safe lubricant. It may not be compatible with latex. The jury is out on that.
  19. Makeup Remover– use a cotton swab and a dab of coconut oil and you would be amazed at how well it works!
  20. Massage Oil – pretty simple; grab some and rub!
  21. Moisturizer– simply scoop some out of the jar and apply all over your body, including neck and face.
  22. Mouthwash– add a little coconut oil to warm water then swish it around.
  23. Nail Polish Quick Dry— Spray on your nail polish to help it dry faster
  24. Nail Strengthener– rub on finger and toe nails to strengthen them and aid in repairing cracks and brittleness.
  25. Oily Skin Fix– prone to oily skin or an oily T-zone? Use a pea sized amount underneath makeup or alone to reduce the appearance of oil.
  26. Perineum Massage Oil– use it in the weeks prior to giving birth to help soften and protect your perineum.
  27. Pore Minimizer– blessed with visible pores? Rub a little coconut oil on at bedtime and watch those pores shrink.
  28. Pre Shampoo Treatment for Hair– rub a little into scalp and hair before shampooing. This is especially useful for those with course or frizzy hair.
  29. Pre-Shave – coconut oil will prep skin for the pending damage caused by shaving.
  30. Shampoo
  31. Prevents Split Endsin hair
  32. Stretch Mark Cream – coconut oil is great at nourishing damaged skin. It may not be the magic stretch mark cure but it will help.
  33. Sunless Tan Lotion– mix coconut oil with used coffee grounds. Apply it liberally but evenly in the tub before your shower and allow it to work its magic.
  34. Sunscreen
  35. Tattoo Healing and Moisturizer– continued use of coconut oil on tattoos will help keep the pigment from fading. Used on new tattoos, coconut will hasten the healing process and decrease the chance of infection.
  36. Toothpaste– there are numerous recipes out there but I just mix coconut oil and baking soda and dab a little of the mix on my toothbrush.
  37. Varicose Veins – helps lesson the appearance of them.
  38. Vaseline Substitute
  39. Vitiligo– helps restore pigment to the skin.
  40. Wrinkle Prevention and Wrinkle Reducer– rubbing coconut oil on winkles and sagging skin helps strengthen the connective tissues to bring back that youthful look!

Coconut Oil for Infant and Children Specific Issues

  1. Attention Deficit Disorder– there is no short explanation as to how coconut oil aids children with a diagnosis of ADD.
  2. Circumcision Healing
  3. Cradle Cap– having issues with dry skin on your baby’s scalp? Coconut oil will not only nourish your baby’s skin, it also helps eliminate cradle cap. Just rub a teaspoon onto scalp daily.
  4. Croup– mamas around the globe swear by a mixture of coconut oil and essential oils rubbed onto their child’s chest.
  5. Diaper Rash Salve – very comforting on a rashy bum with no harsh chemicals. Also safe for cloth diapers.
  6. Formula Booster – coconut oil is the only other good source of lauric acid, which is a key component of mother’s breast milk.
  7. Poop Repellent– sticky meconium or a case of acidic poop is no fun. Rub baby’s bottom with coconut oil and it will form a barrier which also makes poop slide right off. Easy clean up!
  8. Soft Spot Strengthener– In Samoa, mothers rub coconut oil on the baby’s soft spot to help fortify the area.
  9. Teething Pain Reliever– rub directly onto gums of teething babies and children to ease the pain.

Coconut Oil in the Kitchen

  1. Butter Substitute– use 1 cup to 1 cup ratio when replacing butter in recipes with coconut oil.
  2. Freezer Burn Protection – use as a protective seal for homemade sauces or other dishes before you freeze them.
  3. Ice Cubes– yep! Pour coconut oil in ice cube trays and pop one in your drink!
  4. Nutritional Supplement – melt and add to soups, teas, smoothies, etc…
  5. Oiling wood cutting boards and wood bowls
  6. Prevent water stains– using a small amount of coconut oil, rub a cloth along the inside of your clean and dry kitchen sink. It prevents water stains from forming and will make your sink sparkle and shine.
  7. Replacement for butter/lard/Crisco/PAM– use it in its solid form for greasing pans, pie crusts, etc.
  8. Replacement for various oils in liquid form– baking, cooking, sautéing, etc…
  9. Remove baked-on food from a cookie pan– pour melted coconut oil on cookie pan and wipe clean. Then wash with soap and water.
  10. Roast Meats and Vegetables with it
  11. Rust Prevention on Mason Jar Lids– rub the inside of the mason jar ring with coconut oil before washing to reduce the incidence of rust
  12. Salad Oil– as coconut oil goes solid at lower temperatures, combine the coconut oil 50 / 50 with extra virgin olive oil and then it will stay liquid.
  13. Seasoning cookware
  14. Stain Preventer– rub in your BPA free Tupperware or other non-glass container before pouring in spaghetti sauce or any other foods that usually stain. The coconut oil will keep it from staining the Tupperware.
  15. Utensil Lubricant– rub a little coconut oil on spatulas, slotted spoons, kitchen shears, knives, graters, etc… This provides a wonderful non-stick coating for easy clean up.

Coconut Oil Inside the Home

  1. Bathtub and Shower Cleaner– wipe a thin layer of coconut oil on soap scum and mildew, wait ten minutes, then clean as normal (ideally with baking soda and vinegar)
  2. Bronze Polish– all you have to do is rub a little oil into a cotton towel and then wipe down the item. It cleans and helps deepen the color of your bronze.
  3. Ceiling Fans— rub on your fan to keep dust from sticking and also to stop annoying squeaks in the gears.
  4. Clean decorative snow from windows
  5. Clothes Rod Lubricant– rub some coconut oil on and watch your hangers glide across with ease.
  6. Dry Spotter– coconut oil becomes a stain remover (specifically for silk and silk type fabrics).
  7. Dust Repellant– rub coconut oil onto furniture, inside your car, on outdoor items and watch the dust run for cover!
  8. Furniture Polish – coconut oil with a little bit of lemon juice to polish wood furniture. However, I recommend you test it first on a very small, unobtrusive part of your furniture to make sure it works the way you’d like.
  9. Leather Cleaner and Moisture– use a clean cloth and rub it gently onto leather furniture.
  10. Plant Leaf Shiner – use on both real and artificial plants to make the leaves glossy.
  11. Rust Remover – rub into affected area and wipe with clean cloth.
  12. Squeaky Doors– rub it onto bothersome hinges.
  13. Stainless Steel Polisher – all you have to do is rub a little oil into a cotton towel and then wipe down the item.

Coconut Oil Outside the Home

  1. BBQ cleaner and degreaser– rub coconut oil onto your BBQ, let it sit for an hour, then wipe clean with an old rag.
  2. Garden tools— rub onto your garden tools before using them to keep the dirt from sticking and prevent rusting.
  3. Lawn mower— rub onto your lawn mower blades before you cut the grass to keep the grass clippings from sticking.
  4. Prevent mosquitoes from breeding– to prevent mosquito larvae from contaminating rainwater, pour a layer of coconut oil on top of the water in your rain barrel.
  5. Snow shovels— rub onto your snow shovel in the winter to help the snow easily slide off the shovel.
  6. Weed Abatement(Herbicide)

Coconut Oil For Crafts and Play

  1. Candle Making– use in place of beeswax or paraffin wax.
  2. Finger Paints– color melted coconut oil with your favorite natural color (turmeric, beet juice, spirulina to name a few). Let solidify slightly before painting with it.
  3. Hockey Pucks– live in an area where it ices over in the winter? Freeze melted coconut oil in muffin tins then use the discs as hockey pucks for some winter time fun outside!
  4. Oil Wrestling– clearly adult “play.” (Clearly…Hahaha)
  5. Playdough– use in place of any oil called for in your favorite playdough recipe.
  6. Slip and Slide Lubricant– pour a little melted coconut oil on your slip and slide and enjoy a wild ride!

Other Uses for Coconut Oil

  1. Anointing Oil
  2. Base for Homemade Vapor Rub
  3. Body Wax Remover– waxing your eyebrows or other body parts inevitable leaves behind a little residue. Swipe a little coconut oil across the remains and off it comes!
  4. Brush Cleaner – removes paint from paint brushes, makeup from makeup brushes, and stuck on food kitchen brushes.
  5. Bug and Sap Remover – rub your vehicle or outdoor furniture with coconut oil and get every last bug and drop of sap off.
  6. Car Dashboard Cleaner– rub a little coconut oil into your car’s dashboard for an instant shine.
  7. Chewing Gum in Hair Remover– just rub some coconut oil over the stuck chewing gum, leave in for about 30 minutes, then roll the gum between your fingertip. Voila! It’s out!
  8. Clean Crayonfrom a blackboard or inside of clothes dryer – Rub coconut oil on the crayon marks, let soak for 10 minutes, then blot clean with a cloth.
  9. Denture Cleaner– brush dentures daily with coconut oil and rinse in warm water. For a deeper clean, soak it in melted coconut oil for an hour.
  10. Extracting Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the active chemical in cannabis
  11. Fabric Paint– see this post for the recipe.
  12. Fishing Line— rub onto your fishing line before casting, it will help the line travel farther.
  13. Free a Stuck Zipper– use a cotton swab to apply coconut oil to the teeth of a zipper, then gently ease the tab down.
  14. Free a tongue stuck to frozen metal in winter-pour melted coconut oil on the metal around the tongue. (Then laugh at the person who was goofy enough to do this!)
  15. Fuel for Cars
  16. Fuel for Diesel Machines
  17. Fuel for Generators
  18. Fuel for Various Pumps
  19. Fuel for Rice Mills
  20. Goo Gone– just mix equal parts coconut oil and baking soda into a paste. Apply to the “sticky” area and let it set for a minute. Then scrub off with an old toothbrush or the scrubby side of a sponge.
  21. Grease Bicycle Chain— rub a little on your bike chain to keep it from sticking
  22. Keep maggots and flies out of trash cans– coat the trash cans with a thin layer of coconut oil.
  23. Kitty Litter— rub the bottom of the kitty litter box with coconut oil to keep the litter from sticking.
  24. Mattress Squeak Eliminator– take squeaks out of a box spring mattress. Remove the fabric covering the bottom of the box spring mattress (by simply removing the staples), and rub the springs with coconut oil. Staple the fabric covering back in place with a staple gun.
  25. Mouthguard Cleaner– if you wear a mouth guard for martial arts or to keep your teeth safe from nighttime grinding, this makes a great daily cleaner. Just brush it with coconut oil and rinse.
  26. Nozzle Clog Remover– clean clogged spray paint can nozzles by removing the nozzles from the spray paint can and a can of coconut oil spray. Place the nozzle from the spray paint can on the coconut oil spray can, give it a couple of quick squirts, and replace both nozzles.
  27. Oil Lamp Fuel
  28. Oil Painting– mix it with an Alkyd resin to stimulate drying.
  29. Oil Pullingwith coconut oil offers a two for one health benefit!
  30. Prevent wax from sticking to a candle holder– before inserting a candle, rub a thin coat on the base of the holder. Dripped wax should easily wipe or peel away.
  31. Rings— use it to help remove rings that are stuck when your fingers swell up in the summer time.
  32. Satellite Dishes— Spray your satellite dish in the winter time to keep the snow from sticking.
  33. Seasoning Animal Hide Drums
  34. Shoe Polish
  35. Skateboard Wax
  36. Soap Making– coconut oil can be used as one of the fats in soap.
  37. Snowboard Wax
  38. Squirrel Deterrent – put coconut oil on metal poles or wires and squirrels will no longer be able to run across and get from tree to tree in your yard.
  39. Stringed Instrument Lubricant
  40. Thread Electrical Wire Through Conduits – rub coconut oil on the electrical wire to help it glide through winding conduits.
  41. Waterproof Work Boots or Leather Shoes
  42. Wheel Rim Cleaner– makes removing brake dust a breeze.

Coconut Oil and Domestic Animals


Check with your veterinarian but the recommended dosage for animals is 1/4 teaspoon for every 10 pounds of body weight twice daily when taken internally.

Skin Conditions

  1. Applied topically, promotes the healing of cuts, wounds, hot spots, dry skin and hair, bites and stings
  2. Clears up skin conditions such as eczema, flea allergies, contact dermatitis, and itchy skin
  3. Disinfects cuts and promotes wound healing
  4. Makes coats become sleek and glossy
  5. Prevents and treats yeast and fungal infections, including candida
  6. Reduces allergic reactions and improves skin health



  1. Aids healing of digestive disorders like inflammatory bowel syndrome and colitis
  2. Aids in elimination of hairballs and coughing
  3. Improves digestion and nutrient absorption
  4. Reduces or eliminates bad breath in dogs


Immune System, Metabolic Function, Bone Health

  1. Aids in arthritis or ligament problems
  2. Contains powerful antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-fungal agents that prevent infection and disease
  3. Helps prevent or control diabetes
  4. Helps reduce weight, increases energy
  5. Helps sedentary dogs feel energetic
  6. Medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) have been shown to improve brain energy metabolism and decrease the amyloid protein buildup that results in brain lesions in older dogs.
  7. Regulates and balances insulin and promotes normal thyroid function



  1. Bovine Mastitis treatment
  2. Deodorizes skin and fur
  3. Ear Cleaner
  4. Great for dogs and cats for general wellness. Just add a teaspoon to their water bowl daily.
  5. Lubricant (apply inside rectum to ease the flow of impacted fecal matter)
  6. Poop Remover – rub a little onto dried poop that is stuck onto fur.
  7. Udder Balm










Over 300 Uses For Coconut Oil-Who Knew? |