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Sunday, August 23rd, 2015 | Author:

Coconut oil is very much beneficial for those persons who are suffering from thyroid disease. It doesn’t matter that you are suffering from hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism. In both cases coconut oil is beneficial. Generally, coconut oil stimulates thyroid function and it has various antiseptic properties.

There are several different type of Thyroid medications available in the UK however Coconut Oil is natural and can be sometime a lot more effective with minimal side effects.

Buy Coconut Oil for Throid Medication

According to many researchers, it has been found that coconut oil helps in lowering the cholesterol level. Due to its ability of stimulating thyroid function coconut oil has the cholesterol-lowering properties. Cholesterol gets converted into necessary anti-aging steroids, pregnenolone, progesterone and DHEA by the enzymatic processes, but the presence of adequate thyroid hormone is necessary. These converted substances are necessary and helpful in curing and preventing heart disease, senility, obesity, cancer and other diseases related to aging and chronic degenerative diseases.

It is also found that because of thyroid stimulation, coconut oil has weight loss stimulating properties also. It is also found that because coconut oil supports thyroid function and the thyroid governs the brain development of human body including myelination and the result might reflect the difference between normal and hypothyroid individuals. Another important point is that some medium chain saturated fatty acids in coconut oil has the ability to inhibit the liver’s formation of fat very likely synergizes with the pro-thyroid effect which allows energy to be used not to be stored.

Coconut oil is good because it contains saturated fats. Unsaturated fats lead to lower blood sugar. Unsaturated oil damages the mitochondria which cause respiration to be uncoupled from energy production and it means that fuel is burned without any useful effect. The anti-thyroid actions suppress the activity of the respiratory enzyme, which decreases the respiratory production of energy.

If you are in UK then find the best coconut oil in uk.

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012 | Author:

Tooth decay is very serious, and most people don?t realize that anywhere from 60% to 90% of children in industrialized countries experience it at some point. Finding a way to reduce this tooth decay is very important indeed. Some of the research out there that is being conducted indicates that the use of coconut oil is a great way to eliminate the bacteria responsible for tooth decay problems. It may soon be an ingredient you see in various dental care products out there.

Streptococcus bacteria is the name of the bacteria that will result in tooth decay if it isn?t stopped in its tracks. The results from various forms of studies are favorable that the use of coconut oil can reduce this type of bacterial problem. Some of the studies conducted have been completed by Irish research facilities. They believe that in addition to reducing the risk of tooth decay, coconut oil can also assist with reducing the yeast and bacteria that is responsible for the development of thrush.

At a recent Society for General Microbiology conference, this type of information was shared. It generated a great deal of interest. However, these aren?t the only researchers that have been looking into the benefits of coconut oil. For example, a team from Atholone Institute of Technology in Ireland has conducted studies with coconut oil as well as olive oil and vegetable oil. They have done testing both relating to Streptococcus bacteria and the digestion process.

The only one of these three oils that worked to reduce the growth of the Streptococcus bacteria was the coconut oil. In these tests, it was also determined that it helps to reduce the Streptococcus mutans that play a big role in tooth decay due to the acid they create. With the use of the fatty coconut oil though the enzymes that case such acid are reduced significantly.

Previous research that was already conducted indicated that Streptococcus mutans weren?t able to bind on the teeth as they did before once enzyme modified milk was being consumed by that individual. The research being done at this point in time though is building on that and is showing that when the Streptococcus bacteria comes into contact with the coconut oil, then those bacteria forming enzymes that cause tooth decay are being halted in their tracks.

One of the agreements among the researchers involved in these studies is that the use of coconut oil can be beneficial in very low amounts. They also find that it is a great option compared to the use of various chemical additives. The ability to fight off microbial infections when so many people are becoming increasingly resistant to antibiotics is very important.

The other studies in place right now regarding the benefits of coconut oil have to do with helping the overall process of the digestive system. These studies take an in depth look at the antibacterial activity in the human gut. It is promising that the use of coconut oil can slow down that antimicrobial activity so that a person has a healthier digestive system.

 

Friday, February 06th, 2009 | Author:

We are using coconut oil for centuries because of its many benefits. It is a vital source of energy and vitamins and because of these properties; it is also called “Tree of Life”. Coconut oil plays a very significant role in providing balanced and nutritious diet. According to many medical research and studies, it is found that at least 30% of our daily diet should contain fats or oil.

Coconut oil has great benefits when it is used as cooking oil. It generally creates favorable HDL/LDL ratio. Apart from these, there are some more benefits of coconut oil as cooking oil such as it has antiviral, antibacterial, antimicrobial and antiprotozoal properties. For a long time coconut oil had been considered as a harmful product because it contains saturated fat. But by research it has been shown that the saturated fat found in coconut oil is different from other because of its unique structural make-up. And because of this unique structural make-up it is beneficial for our body not harmful. Coconut oil is the highest source of saturated fat and it is also highest source of saturated medium chain triglycerides. These medium chain triglycerides (MCT) is made up of lauric acid, which is the most essential fatty acid required in building and maintaining the body’s immune system.

Apart from cooking oil, coconut oil has many more benefits. Coconut oil is also beneficial in case of weight lose. According to research, it has been found that coconut oil can increase the metabolism rate of a human body and due to which you can burn you fat faster and this leads to the weight loss. Everybody thinks that fat is harmful for body and it gains weight. But in real life fat is an essential need of our body and it is needed for producing hormones and cellular membranes. But the proper burning of the fat is also important. If fat will not burn properly then you are going to gain huge weight and this gets done perfectly with the help of coconut oil.

Other than weight loss, it has some more benefits such as it is used for making products of hair care, skin care and medicines. Coconut oil is widely used as hair oil in most parts of the world. It helps a large in removing the dandruffs from the hair. It also helps in reducing the falling and breaking of hair. Many therapists use coconut oil for body massage also. And sometimes it is used for making medicines also. Apart from these coconut oil is beneficial in many other manners also such as in immunity, proper digestion and metabolism, relief from kidney problems, heart diseases, diabetes, high blood pressure, cancer, HIV, bone strength and dental care. Coconut oil is beneficial in all these cases because of the presence of lauric acid, capric acird and caprylic acid in the oil. Coconut oil has some unique properties also such as antifungal, antibacterial, antimicrobial and antioxidant. All these things together make coconut oil a very important part of our life.

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009 | Author:

Found a post by Kebod on oil pulling with Coconut Oil:

[I started oil pulling on Aug. 1 of 2006, hoping for better over-all health. After googling “oil pulling” and learning how it is done, I started using coconut oil and gently swishing 2 teaspoons through my mouth each morning on an empty stomach. Instantly, I noticed whiter teeth and a pinker tongue. The process is thought to remove toxins from the body, and I was curious as to what other health improvements I would notice. On day 21 of oil pulling, I realized my skin was 90-95% clear of all the little bumps.
Google “oil pulling” for more information. I hope some of you try this.
Kebod]

Oil pulling is great and worth a try. Make sure you do the Oil pulling on empty stomach.
The correct method:
In the morning before breakfast on an empty stomach you take one tablespoon in the mouth but do not swallow it. Move Oil Slowly in the mouth as rinsing or swishing do this for 10-15 minutes 20 minutes is better.
Do not swallow the oil.
Do not gargle.
Do it slowly.
Wash and disinfect the sing when finished.

Thursday, December 04th, 2008 | Author:

Diagnosed with genital herpes?  Have been trying to treat using salt water baths and taking high dose vitamin E with no result?

Try Coconut Oil

You should get cold-pressed, extra virgin coconut oil (tropical traditions, Coconut Oil UK  are some brands).  Search Google for Coconut Oil and candida  to learn more.

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008 | Author:

The evening before the first screening, Dr. Newport stayed up late researching both drugs. During that research she discovered a third that had shown unbelievable results — actual memory improvement.

“Most drugs talk about slowing the progression of the disease … but you never hear the word ‘improvement.’ Right then I knew I had to find out more,” she said.

She began vigorously researching online and uncovered the new medication’s patent application. She found an in-depth discussion of its primary ingredient, an oil composed of medium chain triglycerides known as MCT oil.

In Alzheimer’s disease, certain brain cells may have difficulty metabolizing glucose, the brain’s principal source of energy. Without fuel, these precious neurons may begin to die. But researchers have identified an alternative energy source for brain cells — fats known as ketone bodies, explained Dr. Theodore VanItallie, a medical doctor and professor emeritus at the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University in New York City. He has been researching ketones for more than 35 years.

“Ketones are a high-energy fuel that nourish the brain,” VanItallie said, explaining that when you are starving, the body produces ketones naturally. When digested, the liver converts MCT oil into ketones. In the first few weeks of life, ketones provide about 25 percent of the energy newborn babies need to survive.

As Dr. Newport continued to read about MCT oil and the new medication, she discovered something surprising: Non-hydrogenated coconut oil is more than 60 percent MCT oil, and this medication derived its MCT oil from this readily available tropical tree.

Newport was not accepted for the first clinical trial. He was unable to remember the season, month or day of the week, and he scored a 14 out of 30 on the mini-mental state examination, a test used to screen for dementia and assess the level of impairment. He tested too low and, according to the results, had “severe” Alzheimer’s.

One important test for Alzheimer’s progression is to draw the face of a clock from memory. That afternoon, Newport could barely remember how the clock looked, said Dr. Newport.

“We were devastated,” she said.

She tried to reassure herself and her husband by looking forward to the next day’s second screening, but she was beginning to feel hopeless.

“And then it hit me,” she said. “Why don’t we just try coconut oil as a dietary supplement? What have we got to lose? If the MCT oil in it worked for them, why couldn’t it work for us?”

Trying out coconut oil and testing result

On the drive home, she stopped at a health food store and bought a jar of nonhydrogenated, extra-virgin coconut oil. The experimental medication’s patent application was complete with dosage information, and she did some quick math, converting the measurements.

The next morning she stirred two tablespoons of coconut oil into her husband’s oatmeal, and she tried it in hers, too.

On the way down to the second screening in Tampa, Dr. Newport quizzed her husband, asking him the day, month and year.

“I prayed harder than I’d ever prayed in my life,” she said.

Her prayers were answered. Steve scored an 18 on the exam, the highest he’d scored for more than a year and four points higher than the previous day.

“It was like the oil kicked in and he could think clearly again,” Dr. Newport said. “We were ecstatic.”

Newport was accepted into the trial but more importantly, the coconut oil he’d ingested seemed to “lift the fog.” He began taking coconut oil every day, and by the fifth day, there was a tremendous improvement.

“He would face the day bubbly, more like his old self,” his wife said.

More than five months later, his tremors have subsided, the visual disturbances that prevented him from reading have disappeared, and he has become more social and interested in those around him.

Nothing can repair the brain damage he has sustained as a consequence of Alzheimer’s disease, and there is no cure. But it appears the oil is helping, Dr. Newport said.

Studying effect of diet on other diseases

The Newports are not the only ones who have found positive results with ketones. In 2005, Dr. VanItallie studied the ketogenic diet’s effect on Parkinson’s disease. In his study, five patients stuck to the diet for one month, and all of the participants’ tremors, stiffness and ability to walk improved, on average, by as much as 43 percent.

“Our study was very successful for our patients,” Dr. VanItallie said, explaining that the one drawback is that the ketogenic diet mimics starvation. It is low carb, low protein and nearly 90 percent fat, he explained. “People can’t really stay on this diet for long, it’s too restrictive.”

His study was preliminary, but he said he hopes it will “pave the way for future research.”

Parkinson’s is similar to Alzheimer’s in that it is neuro-degenerative, and glucose metabolism may be affected, Dr. VanItallie said.

“We know that if we give patients ketones, we can bypass this glucose block,” he said. However, researchers don’t know if the effect is short term or long term. He is pushing for larger and more disciplined studies.

Since starting the coconut oil regimen with her husband, Dr. Newport has become somewhat of an expert on the subject. Though not a neurologist, her background as a medical doctor and her biochemistry classes in medical school have helped her understand the way MCT oil is converted into ketones, and how beneficial this dietary supplement can be for those unable to process glucose.

Additionally, ketones may be beneficial to those with Huntington’s disease, multiple sclerosis, Lou Gehrig’s disease, and Type I and II diabetes.

“I think (Dr. Newport) is quite courageous. Most people give up when they are facing severe Alzheimer’s, but she feels she’s got significant improvement,” said Dr. Richard Veech, chief of the lab of metabolic control at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md.

Dr. Veech has been working with ketones for more than 40 years and has become a valuable resource to the Newport family. Currently, he is working for the military, looking into ketones as a way to improve the performance of troops in severe conditions.

He has written several articles about the subject and is convinced that ketones can provide more cellular energy than glucose and that they may be the key to aiding those with neuro-degenerative diseases.

He has helped guide Dr. Newport in her personal study and answers many of her questions. Though her experience with ketones is not the peer-reviewed, double-blind clinical work researchers like to see, Dr. Veech said her results are promising.

“(Dr. Newport) is getting the best she can with what she has,” he said.

Dr. Veech stresses the importance of consulting a physician before trying coconut oil at home. He said ingesting too much of one type of fat can be dangerous and can also cause diarrhea and vomiting.

Dr. Newport realizes more research is needed, but she is pleased with what she’s seen so far.

“I’ve got living proof that this will help people,” she said. “I want to just tell everybody about this. It may help them improve, too.

“All I’m asking is to investigate this further. After living through Alzheimer’s, anything that can stabilize or help improve (your loved one) will be worth every drop.”

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Wednesday, November 12th, 2008 | Author:

The evening before the first screening, Dr. Newport stayed up late researching both drugs. During that research she discovered a third that had shown unbelievable results — actual memory improvement.

“Most drugs talk about slowing the progression of the disease … but you never hear the word ‘improvement.’ Right then I knew I had to find out more,” she said.

She began vigorously researching online and uncovered the new medication’s patent application. She found an in-depth discussion of its primary ingredient, an oil composed of medium chain triglycerides known as MCT oil.

In Alzheimer’s disease, certain brain cells may have difficulty metabolizing glucose, the brain’s principal source of energy. Without fuel, these precious neurons may begin to die. But researchers have identified an alternative energy source for brain cells — fats known as ketone bodies, explained Dr. Theodore VanItallie, a medical doctor and professor emeritus at the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University in New York City. He has been researching ketones for more than 35 years.

“Ketones are a high-energy fuel that nourish the brain,” VanItallie said, explaining that when you are starving, the body produces ketones naturally. When digested, the liver converts MCT oil into ketones. In the first few weeks of life, ketones provide about 25 percent of the energy newborn babies need to survive.

As Dr. Newport continued to read about MCT oil and the new medication, she discovered something surprising: Non-hydrogenated coconut oil is more than 60 percent MCT oil, and this medication derived its MCT oil from this readily available tropical tree.

Newport was not accepted for the first clinical trial. He was unable to remember the season, month or day of the week, and he scored a 14 out of 30 on the mini-mental state examination, a test used to screen for dementia and assess the level of impairment. He tested too low and, according to the results, had “severe” Alzheimer’s.

One important test for Alzheimer’s progression is to draw the face of a clock from memory. That afternoon, Newport could barely remember how the clock looked, said Dr. Newport.

“We were devastated,” she said.

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Monday, November 10th, 2008 | Author:

Doctor says an oil lessened Alzheimer’s effects on her husband
By Eve Hosley-Moore, Times Correspondent
In print: Wednesday, October 29, 2008

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After two weeks of taking coconut oil, Steve Newport’s results in an early onset Alzheimer’s test gradually improved says his wife, Dr. Mary Newport. Before treatment, Steve could barely remember how to draw a clock. Two weeks after adding coconut oil to his diet, his drawing improved. After 37 days, Steve’s drawing gained even more clarity. The oil seemed to “lift the fog,” his wife says.

The only thing that kept Dr. Mary Newport positive in the face of her husband’s early onset Alzheimer’s disease was that he didn’t seem aware of how much ground he was losing.

“He didn’t know the full ramifications of his decline — I hate to say it but that was the only blessing. I was watching my husband of 36 years simply fade away,” said Dr. Newport, 56, a neonatologist and medical director of the newborn intensive care unit at Spring Hill Regional Hospital.

An accountant, Steve Newport left his corporate job the day his first daughter was born, allowing his wife to finish her medical training. As time went on, he worked from home, keeping the books for her neonatology practice and taking care of their two daughters, now age 22 and 26.

About six years ago, Newport began struggling with daily tasks. He took longer to complete the business’ payroll and was making more mistakes.

“I didn’t know what was happening to me. I was confused,” Newport said of his prediagnosis days.

“There were big clues, and I knew that something was going on here,” Dr. Newport said.

They saw his primary care physician, who referred him to a specialist. The diagnosis of early onset Alzheimer’s was a devastating blow. According to the National Institutes of Health, as many as 4.5-million Americans have Alzheimer’s. Early onset Alzheimer’s strikes people age 30 to 60 and is rare, affecting only about 5 percent to 10 percent of those with Alzheimer’s.

While there is no way to confirm an Alzheimer’s diagnosis, Newport tested positive for the genetic marker that puts a person at higher risk for early onset Alzheimer’s.

He was put on several FDA-approved medicines to help slow the progression of the disease, but he continued to decline. In August of last year, Dr. Newport said, her husband underwent a “drastic change,” losing more than 10 pounds.

“He had completely lost interest in eating, and that was not a good sign,” she said. He also abandoned the kayaking and gardening he loved so much.

Dr. Newport searched the Internet for clinical drug trials that would accept her husband. In May, he was set to apply for studies in St. Petersburg and in Tampa.

A fuel that nourishes the brain from birth.

Tuesday, November 04th, 2008 | Author:

Coconut Oil Diet is for everyone young or old. Big or small.

The Coconut Diet picks up where traditional diets fail. Low-fat diets don’t work. Our body needs a proper balance of good fats, but in recent years traditional, healthy saturated fats have been substituted with harmful transfatty acids. We now know that these harmful transfatty acids that are found in most vegetable oils are not the healthy oils they were once thought to be, and they are considered as one of the major culprits in modern diseases and obesity.

The Coconut Diet replaces these highly refined harmful fats with one of the healthiest fats known to mankind: e.g. coconut oil.

Eat Coconut Oil regularly. You eat it directly or cook with it. In our recipes section you will find many delicious recipes which you can use.

Thursday, October 30th, 2008 | Author:

Yes you can really fight cold and flue with Coconut Oil.

To fight against cold and flu, you can rub hot virgin coconut oil on the head, chest and nose.

This will help you against runny nose and provide you relief from blocked nose.

You can also douse your head with coconut oil and try rubbing in with fingertips and leave overnight if possible.

You will feel much better in the morning.

 

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