Health Impact News Editor Comments: This is a good article by Michelle Moore highlighting the topical benefits of coconut oil as applied towards staph skin infections. Unfortunately, she does give some inaccurate information regarding coconuts, stating: “Mass produced coconut oil, extracted from hybrid and GMO trees using heat and chemical solvents, will provide little, if any, health benefits. Low-quality, highly processed commercial coconut oil could even be unhealthy to your body over time.”
This is inaccurate, as there are no GMO coconut trees at present. Hybrid does NOT equal GMO, as almost every fruit and vegetable we have today is some kind of hybrid. Also, highly processed commercial coconut oil, unless it is hydrogenated, is still healthy, because the medium chain fatty acids are kept in tact even in high heat processing. This would include lauric acid, which is probably the main fatty acid responsible for treating staph infections. Hydrogenated coconut oil with trans fats is almost non-existent in the US. Non-processed or virgin coconut oils are definitely better, but the processed ones are not unhealthy.
There’s a lot of confusion and contradictory advice about saturated fats, even from doctors and nutritionists. Fats, especially saturated fats, have been demonized for decades for causing weight gain, diabetes, heart disease and a host of other health problems.
But just because an oil or fat is saturated does NOT automatically mean it’s unhealthy. This is contrary to what you’ve probably read, heard or seen in the media about fats. Saturated fats, and in particular coconut oil, can play a beneficial role in your diet and your overall health. In fact, coconut oil is the best choice of cooking oil as part of an immune-boosting diet during MRSA Staph treatment.
What the Experts Say
Virtually every major study on the dangers of saturated fats has failed to differentiate between normal saturated fats and artificial trans fats. Trans fats, or hydrogenated oils, are artificial “plastic” fats that weaken your immune system, degrade your health and make you more prone to a number of medical problems. So saturated fats are not the problem so much as artificial saturated fats.
Thankfully, a growing number of doctors, researchers and nutritionists are discovering the health benefits of saturated fats, especially coconut oil. Prominent doctors such as Doctor Oz MD and Doctor Mercola MD are talking about the benefits of saturated fats as a necessary component of a nutritious diet (in moderation). Your cell walls are actually made up of 50% saturated fat. And your brain in mostly composed of saturated fats. So your body needs the right kinds of saturated fats to work properly.
Coconut Oil Benefits
Organic, cold-pressed coconut oil is a healthy, natural saturated fat that strengthens your immune system and supports your overall health. This delicious oil also provides your body with instant energy, without the insulin spike of sugar and carbohydrates. Coconut oil is also the best choice for all frying, baking and heated cooking.
Another potential benefit of coconut oil is its activity against bacteria and other pathogens. The lauric acid found in coconut oil and its metabolites in the body are the main active ingredients. Some people have even used coconut oil as a treatment to heal wounds and lesions. I’ve even heard of positive results with coconut oil applied to Staph skin infections. The oil has a long history of use in skin care and cosmetics because of its soothing and restorative properties.
Here are some of the numerous health benefits of coconut oil:
- Contains good saturated fats that are stable and safe at high cooking temperatures. Free of the toxic byproducts produced by other popular cooking oils at high temperatures.
- Contains lauric acid, a potent antimicrobial lipid and powerful immune system booster.
- Has antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal activity.
- Resists going rancid, even when stored at room temperature.
- Lacks the unhealthy excess Omega-6′s found in canola oil, peanut oil and other vegetable oils. Also free of the GMO (genetically modified organisms or food) found in the majority of vegetable oils.
- May help balance thyroid levels, control weight gain, aid with diabetes and even reduce aging of the skin.
To your best health,
Microbiologist and Natural Health Expert
Author of the Natural MRSA and Staph Treatment and Prevention Guidebook MRSA Secrets Revealed
Read the full article here: http://www.staph-infection-resources.com/staph-mrsa-treatment/coconut-oil-benefits/
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