Disease Prevention and Treatment Uses for Coconut Oil




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"The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease."
- Thomas Edison

See also our page on healthy fats.

Most animal and vegetable fats and oils are long-chain fatty acids. Coconut oil and palm kernel oil are medium chain fatty acids, and so these fatty acids rarely end up as body fat. Instead they are burned by the body for energy.

Monitor your body composition - fat, bone mass, etc. 1, 2



The following list is from pages 124-125 of the book The Coconut Oil Miracle by Bruce Fife, C.N., N.D. Dr. Fife recommends replacing other cooking oils with high quality coconut oil and consuming three to four tablespoons of coconut oil daily.


Disease Prevention and Treatment Uses for Coconut Oil

Research and clinical observation have shown that medium-chain fatty acids, like those found in coconut oil, may help prevent and treat a wide range of diseases. Coconut oil can help:

  • Prevent heart disease, high blood pressure, atherosclerosis, and stroke

  • Prevent diabetes and relieve the symptoms and health risks associated with the disease

  • Support the development of strong bones and teeth

  • Protect against osteoporosis

  • Promote loss of excess weight

  • Kill viruses that cause mononucleosis, influenza, hepatitis C measles, herpes, AIDS, and other illnesses

  • Reduce symptoms associated with pancreatitis

  • Reduce severity of problems associated with malabsorption syndrome and cystic fibrosis

  • Relieve symptoms of gallbladder disease

  • Relieve symptoms associated with Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and stomach ulcers

  • Relieve pain and irritation caused by hemorrhoids

  • Reduce chronic inflammation

  • Protect the body from breast, colon, and other cancers

  • Prevent periodontal disease and tooth decay

  • Prevent premature aging and degenerative disease

  • Relieve symptoms associated with chronic fatigue syndrome

  • Relieve symptoms associated with benign prostatic hyperpasia (prostate enlargement)

  • Reduce epileptic seizures

  • Protect against kidney disease and bladder infections

  • Prevent liver disease

  • Kill bacteria that cause pneumonia, earache, throat infections, dental cavities, food poisoning, urinary tract infections, meningitis, gonorrhea, and dozens of other diseases

  • Kill fungi and yeast that cause candida, jock itch, ringworm, athlete's foot, thrush, diaper rash, and other infections

  • Expel or kill tapeworms, lice, giardia, and other parasites

  • Ward off skin infections

  • reduce symptoms associated with psoriasis, eczema, and dermatitis

  • Relieve dryness and flaking

  • Prevent damaging effects of UV radiation from the sun such as wrinkles, sagging skin, and age spots

  • Control dandruff




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