Saturday, August 15, 2009

Microorganism and Virgin Coconut Oil

Antibiotics still work for most bacterial infections; viruses, however, are another matter. They are all, in a sense, supergerms because there are no drugs that can effectively kill them. Antibiotics are only useful against bacteria, not viruses. To date , no grugs have been developed that can effectively eradicate viruses and cure the illnesses they cause. Antiviral drugs may reduce the severity of the infections but do not eliminate them completely. That is why there is no cure for the common cold – a viral infection. Whwen you get aviral infection such as a cold, flu, herpers, or mononucleosis, there is little the doctor can do for you. The doctor’s only option is to help you feel a little more confortable by reducing the severity of the symptoms while your body fights the infection.

The most effective weapons against viruses are vaccines, but these are used to prevent disease, not treat it. Vaccines used dead or weakened viruses that are injected into the body. The body recognizes a vaccine as a viral infection and mounts a feverish attack by producing its own “antiviral” compounds, called antibodies. These vaccines, however, have the potential to cause infections and other illnesses, so they aren’t completely safe. Viruses are continually mutating and new strains emerging, so vaccines for most of them aren’t available. The only real protection against viral infections is our body’s own natural defenses.

Because they is no cure for viral infections, they can become deadly, especially individuals with depressed immunity. Many children and elderly die each year from flu that ordinarily would not be fatal. One of the most hideous outbreaks in modern times is AIDS, caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), and the latest is H1N1 . Particularly the HIV virus attacks the cells of the immune system, leaving the person vulnerable to infection by any number of opportunistic organism. Infection by these organism eventually causes the victim’s death. As yet, none of the antiviral drugs can stop it.

We are in the age of supergerms, and our environment is teaming with microorganisms. They are in the air, we breathe, the food we eat, and the water we drink, and they even live on our skin. Many of these germs cause disease. Some have become drug-resistant supergerms. Medications can’t be relied on to protect us against all infectious organisms.. Fortunately , nature has provided us a number of medicinal plants to help protect us from attack by these harmful pests. Coconut is one of these. We need something more to boost our immune system and help us fight these troublesome invaders – a super antimicrobial, virgin coconut oil.

Virgin coconut oil : A super antimicrobial

When coconut oil is eaten, the body transforms its unique fatty acid into powerful antimicrobial powerhouse capable of defeating some of the most notorious disease-causing microorganisms. Even the supergerms are vulnerable to these lifesaving coconut derivatives. The unique properties of coconut oil make it, in essence, a natural antibacterial, anti viral, antifungal and antiprotozoal food.

Most bacteria and viruses are encased in a coat of lipid (fats). The fatty acids that make up this outer membrane or skin enclose the organism’s DNA and other cellular materials. But, unlike our skin, which is relatively tough, the membrane of these microorganisms is nearly fluid. The fatty acids in the membrane are loosely attached, giving the membrane a remarkable degree of mobility and flexibility. This unique property allows these organism to move, bend, and squeeze through the tiniest opening.

Lipid coated viruses, such as Human immunodeficiency virus HIV-1 or HIV+ , Influenza virus, Herpes simplex virus-1 &2 and many others and lipid coated bacteria, such as listeria monocytogenes, Staphylococcus aureus and many others are easily killed by MCFAs, which primarily destroy these organism by disrupting their lipid membranes. Medium-chain fatty acids, being similar to those in the microorganism’s membrane, are easily attracted to and absorbed into it. Unlike the other fatty acids in the membrane, MCFAs are much smaller and therefore weaken the already nearly fluid membrane to such a degree that it disintegrates. The membrane literally splits open, spilling its insides and killing the organism. Our white blood cells quickly clean up and dispose of the cellular debris. MCFAs kill invading organisms without causing any known harm to human tissues.

However, there is evidence from some recent studies that one antimicrobial effect of monolaurin is related to its interference with signal transduction in cell replication.

Let try Virgin Coconut Oil to cure H1N1.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Coconut Oil is an effective treatment for Candida Yeast Infections

Here I found interesting article about coconut oil by Darren Craddock;

Coconut oil was found to be effective in killing some forms of Candida, which causes candidiasis in humans during a study performed at the University College Hospital in Ibadan, Nigeria. This study was later published in the Journal of Medical Food.

For those that suffer with candida, Coconut oil is an anti-fungal by nature, which means it is a yeast-fighter as well. The yeast on the inside is fought by coconut oil and when eaten it relieves these symptoms on the skin as well. It is a natural enhancer of the immune system since it is both anti-bacterial and anti-viral.

The use of Caprylic acid for candida has been done for years and it is one of the medium chain fatty acids that are found in coconut oil. Capric acid and lauric acid, the same as what is found in mother's milk, are both effective as a long-term cure for candida. They work together with the caprylic acid to achieve the destruction of the yeast. Coconut oil takes care of a variety of candida symptoms.

Symptoms of Candida

*vaginal yeast infection and vaginitis *itching of the rectum *thrush- more common in babies *disruptions of the skin such as diaper rash, cradle cap, seborrheic dermatitis and psoriasis

When using virgin coconut oil to cure thrush in an infant it is recommended that you feed them small portions of it throughout the day. It is not only safe but it helps to meet the nutritional needs of the baby.

There are many forms of coconut oils for the treatment of candida, such as fresh coconut, coconut water, coconut flour, coconut flakes, coconut cream and solid creamed coconut. You can also get coconut oil from coconut milk. The best is virgin coconut oil when it comes to the benefits of coconut oil and candida. Don't let the use of the words "extra virgin" with coconut oil mislead you. This is taken from the olive oil industry and there is no such thing or standard when it comes to the production of coconut oil. The use of these words is a ploy used in marketing to help you think that there are more benefits than in virgin coconut oil.

There are numerous companies that now sell coconut oil capsules. Two to four tablespoons of coconut oil each day is what is recommended for people. This is equal to about twenty-eight 1000mg capsules each tablespoon. The companies that sell these recommend three to six of these capsules each day, which is just a couple drops of coconut oil. It is extremely expensive to get enough coconut oil with capsules and a large amount of gelatin is taken in with them. It is best to get coconut oil from one of its natural forms that from the capsules that are on the market today to be sure that you get a full dose each day without the ingestion of large amounts of gelatin.

Now you know the benefits of coconut oil and candida. Take charge of candida, coconut oil is a fantastic cure.

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