Medical Benefits of Coconut Oil


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Quick disclaimer – I am not a licensed medical professional nor do I claim to be one on this site. Take what I write as a starting point to do your own research. In no way am I advising you. I am only sharing my experience and suggestions, and are not to be considered medical advice. If you have questions, research them and/or contact your medical doctor.

I didn’t realize how good organic Coconut Oil was for you until I read the research at Coconut Research Center.

I only recommend using organic Coconut Oil.  It’s more expensive, but it’s definitely worth it. Organic means less pesticides, since you’re taking it in internally and/or using it on pets or babies, you want it to be as clean as possible.

My Chiropractor has told me lots of good things about it, including how beneficial drinking Coconut Water is.  It’s a naturally way to re-hydrate and replenishes your electrolytes. It also kills bacteria and helps prevent UTIs.

Coconut Oil is the best oil for you.  Here are 100 benefits of how it prevents diseases and keeps you young and healthy!


Callie baby

I have three long-haired cats who shed a lot. The above photo is my sweet Ragdoll, Callie, she’s a mitted-tortie.  My Veterinarian said you can use Coconut Oil to help them pass fur-balls by putting a small dab on top of their paw for them to lick off.

I also dab a little on their paw pads to keep them soft and from cracking.


Living in Texas, pollen can be very annoying.

Rub a little Coconut Oil inside the nostrils for quick relief, pollen clings to the oil.


For Cradle Cap rub a dab onto babies scalp.

To get rid of baby acne apply a thin layer onto areas.

Coconut Oil works as a diaper rash treatment with no harsh chemicals.

For teething babies, rub a small amount onto the gums for temporary relief.


Coconut oil increases healthy growth of hair and adds shine.

Coconut oil helps control dandruff.

Rub into your hair for an

  • oil treatment
  • add lavender shampoo with coconut oil and lather into your hair



  • wrinkles,
  • sagging skin
  • and age spots

Rub into your skin to

  • reduce wrinkles
  • balance hormones
  • soften skin
  • as a massage oil

Helps treat skin problems such as

  • psoriasis
  • dermatitis
  • eczema


Some say that coconut oil is not good for heart health because it contains a large quantity of saturated fats. As per my Chiropractor and the research done at Coconut Research Center, the fact is that it is beneficial for the heart. It helps in actively preventing various heart problems like high cholesterol levels and high blood pressure. Coconut oil does not lead to an increase in LDL levels, and it reduces the incidence of injury and damage to arteries.

It improves cholesterol ratio reducing the risk of heart disease.

Protects arteries from injuries that causes atherosclerosis and protects against heart disease.

I put a heaping tablespoon in my coffee to start off my day with a healthy dose of good fats.

Add organic Coconut Oil in

  • coffee
  • salads
  • cooking
  • primary cooking oil
  • replace butter with coconut oil
  • add to any foods


Coconut oil helps reduce weight loss by rubbing on your skin or taking internally.


Coconut oil strengthens the immune system.  It contains antimicrobial lipids, lauric acid, capric acid and caprylic acid, which are anti-fungal, antibacterial and antiviral agents.


Prevents gum disease and tooth decay.


Coconut oil functions as a protective antioxidant.

Coconut oil helps relieve symptoms and reduce health risks associated with diabetes.

Improves calcium and magnesium absorption and supports the development of strong bones and teeth.

Supports thyroid function.

Improves digestion and bowel function.

Does not deplete the body’s antioxidant reserves like other oils do.

Helps protect against kidney disease and bladder infections.

Dissolves kidney stones.

Helps prevent liver disease.

Alzheimer’s disease natural treatment.

Improves memory and brain function.

Improves energy and endurance.

Relieves stress on

  • pancreas
  • and enzyme systems of the body

Improves digestion and absorption of other nutrients including

  • vitamins
  • minerals
  • and amino acids

Coconut oil improves the digestive system and stomach issues such as

  • irritable bowel syndrome
  • parasites
  • indigestion

Relieves symptoms associated with

  • Crohn’s disease
  • ulcerative colitis
  • and stomach ulcers

Helps protect the body from

  • breast
  • colon
  • and other cancers


Coconut oil works as a first aid ointment preventing external dust, air, fungi, bacteria and viruses from entering infected area.

It also speeds up the healing process of bruises, healing the damaged tissues.


Coconut oil reduces inflammation.

Coconut oil kills viruses that cause

  • influenza
  • herpes
  • measles
  • hepatitis C
  • SARS
  • AIDS
  • and other illnesses

Kills bacteria that causes

  • ulcers
  • throat infections
  • urinary tract infections
  • gum disease and cavities
  • pneumonia
  • gonorrhea
  • and other diseases

Kills fungi and yeasts that cause

  • candidiasis
  • ringworm
  • athlete’s foot
  • thrush
  • diaper rash
  • and other infections

Relieves symptoms associated with

  • Crohn’s disease
  • ulcerative colitis
  • stomach ulcers

For more reading check out these articles:

Coconut Information

Coconut Research Links

Nutritional Facts

Fats, Oils, and Cholesterol


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