Colorectal cancer is one of the most frequently diagnosed cancers. Each year, there are around 95,000 new cases of colon cancer and 40,000 new cases of rectal cancer in the United States. Almost half the patients who get this diagnosis then die of it. This is due to, among other things, the fact that conventional treatments such as surgery or chemotherapy aren’t always successful with all cancer types. On top of that, they also have various side effects.
American Scientists have made a discovery in a published study in the Cancer Research Journal at the University of Adelaide that the lauric acid contained in coconut oil has cancer-killing properties. In only two days, this component exterminated 90 percent of the cancer cells. The experiments were performed in a Petri dish, under hermetic conditions and were not carried out on a living organism.
So far, the lack of financial means have prevented further studies on the positive effect of cancer-killing coconut oil properties. The reason for this is that there has not been much interest shown by the pharmaceutical companies, who obviously want to sell their products.
But coconut oil has many other positive effects on health. The lauric acid found in coconut oil, which is actually also a component of breast milk, strengthens the immune system. According to the American Society for Nutrition, several studies have shown that coconut oil protects you from other diseases and it can even cure them. It has proven particularly useful with osteoporosis, viral diseases (for example, hepatitis C, herpes), gallbladder infections, Alzheimer’s, chronic illnesses and cancer. Furthermore, coconut oil helps to mitigate the side effects of chemotherapy.
So, coconut oil, as it turns out, is a silver bullet in combating various diseases. But even in the cosmetics industry, it is a popular remedy for skin blemishes. In addition, many women swear by the ultimate effect it has on making hair silky and shiny.