An alternative treatment for cancer has come to light after various studies have found that it is able to effectively inhibit colon cancer.
Coconut oil has been touted for a very long time as a natural cure-all and an effective alternative to pharmaceutical treatments and medication. Although it has had years of traditional medicinal use and anecdotes to back up its efficacy, there has been very little scientific research conducted on it. However, new research has shown that coconut oil is a potential alternative to typical colon cancer treatment.
According to one study conducted by Adelaide University of Australia, researchers found that lauric acid, a saturated fat that is one of the main components of coconut oil, was able to destroy 93% of colon cancer cells that it was tested on over a 48-hour period.
Coconut oil is effective in the treatment of diabetes, as it has proven to increase the “good” HDL cholesterol in women and improve the LDL:HDL ratio, which contributes to a healthier weight loss process and abdominal fat reduction. Scientists came to this conclusion when they compared it to soybean oil.
Today, coconut oil is used in the cholesterol treatments for patients diagnosed with chronic heart disease. It is also beneficial in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, and in the regulation of blood pressure and blood sugar levels.
As we already mentioned, coconut oil is 50% lauric acid, a medium chained triglyceride that is not commonly found in other natural products or foods. You may find it useful to know that palm kernel oil is also about 50% lauric acid. Researchers have found that lauric acid makes up about 2% of the fat content in cow’s milk and 6% of the fat in human milk.
The researchers stressed that coconut oil has demonstrated a lot of potential in treating other cancers of the digestive tract and of the body, but that further research must be done in order to truly understand how to use coconut oil medicinally.
For the time being, leading a healthy lifestyle with proper nutrition and regular activity dramatically lowers our chances of developing colon cancer. You can also add more coconut oil to your diet as well incorporate other cancer-fighting foods.