Extra Virgin cold-pressed coconut oil: pick health-food name brands.
Coconut oil has been shown to have powerful antiviral, anti-fungal, and anti-microbial effects. Used internally (eaten) and externally (on the skin).
If your family will let you cook with it, that would be great. Many don't want coconut flavored meals.
It is difficult to get a child to take a Tablespoon of oil, but the oil could be made into coconut macaroons or some similar confection.
Create dosage that are easy to swallow pill size. At room temperature, coconut oil is liquid. Place into refrigerator, take out before totally hard, cut into 1 Tablespoon servings, return to the refrigerator so it becomes very hard. If you feel this is too large to be swallowed, then half it again (and again if necessary) so that it is small enough to swallow.
Coconut oil is claimed to be a cure-all by islanders for centuries. One lady cleared up 90% of her eczema in only two months. She puts two tablespoons daily into a protein shake. The oil hardens when it hit the cold liquids. Because she shakes it up, it only makes small beads which are easily swallowed with the shake.
A fuller explanation of coconut as a medium MCT oil is in the Comprehensive Guide to Autism. Hyperlink to that page and search for coconut. It is a huge e-book.
Common Health Benefits
Alzheimer when taken with ketones or while in ketosis.
Antiviral: lauric acid is a fatty acid. Virus
Balding Hair Loss
Blood Sugar: Stabilizes blood sugar levels.
Body Odor: antibacterial controls odor. But you might smell like a coconut bonbon.
Digestion: poor digestion. Requires fewer enzymes for digestion. Provides energy more quickly than other oils without taxing the liver and gall bladder. Digestion problems can also be cleared up with food grade Diatomaceous Earth and digestive enzymes.
Gallbladder: oil needed to help clear out secretions. Less burden on the gallbladder than other oils.
Memory: Improves memory and helps prevent senility.
Mood: Prevents stress and anxiety.
Skin: Gentle moisturizer. Restores sagging and damaged skin, increases blood flow to the skin, lightens stretch marks. Treats dry skin and some forms of psoriasis that are caused by fungus. Use topically on the skin and/or internally. Cook with coconut oil. Supplement: It may take about three months of 2 to 3 Tablespoons of coconut oil taken daily for the healing to be seen. The body heals other areas prior to the skin. Be patient.
Teeth and Gums: See Oil Pulling. Put some oil in your mouth and swish it around for about 3-5 minutes (which will seem like a long time).
Thyroid: Stimulates thyroid function, relieves hypothyroidism, increases metabolism. This might be the reason some people claim it is great for weight loss.
If you do a search on this site, you will find many more uses for coconut oil because many consider it a cure-all remedy.
MCT Oil Precautions
Coconut Oil is an MCT oil:
Quotes from Comprehensive_Guide_to_Autism
To utilize these MCT oils requires coenzyme B6 (Pyridoxal 5' Phosphate, often referred to as P5P), and magnesium. Some might have essential fatty-acid deficit symptoms, but the problem could really be a lack of vitamin B6 and magnesium. You must supplement vitamin B6, zinc, and magnesium, especially when using Coconut Oil. Remember, that a zinc deficiency adversely influences coconut oils tending to a fatty liver. P5P is apt to be more effective because a large majority of “healthy” people do not convert the regular vitamin B6 to its metabolite form. One study showed 19% were deficient in one or more B-vitamins, but 62% were deficient in the necessary metabolites. Zinc deficiency can also look like a fatty acid deficiency, and children with milk intolerance have been shown to be deficient in EFAs. I suggest that you supplement magnesium, zinc, and P5P (Super Nu Thera by Kirkman Laboratories) before doing the essential fatty acids. Be aware that many P5P preparations contain supplemental copper to prevent pyridoxal retinopathy in copper-deficient people. The maximum of Vitamin B6 supplemented should be 500 mg Pyridoxine or 100 mg P5P.
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