Colorectal cancer is one of the most common diagnosed types of cancer – there are more than 95 000 new cases of colon cancer and more than 40 000 new cases of rectal cancer each year in the USA alone. The disease is also deadly – more than half of the patients die within a year. The main problem with this type of cancer is that the conventional cancer therapies such as radiation and chemotherapy aren’t always effective, and have terrible side-effects as well.
According to a study published in the Cancer Research journal at the University of Adelaide, there is a safe and natural way of treating colorectal cancer. The natural remedy is coconut oil, an edible oil derived from coconut flesh which contains lauric acid, for which scientists believe it has powerful anti-cancer properties. In studies, the compound managed to eliminate 90% of cancer cells in only 48 hours, although the tests were carried out in-vitro.
Further research on coconut oil’s anti-cancer properties is not possible at the moment due to lack of funding. Pharmaceutical companies aren’t interested in investing in research which will surely cut down their profits.
Besides being a powerful anti-cancer agent, coconut oil also has other health benefits. As we mentioned, it is rich in lauric acid, a compound also found in breast milk. Lauric acid can strengthen your immune system and treat and prevent various diseases and conditions. According to scientists, coconut oil is helpful against Alzheimer’s disease, gallbladder infections, osteoporosis, viral infections, chronic diseases and some types of cancer. The oil can also negate the harmful effects of chemotherapy.
As you can see, the oil is very healthy and a silver bullet for many diseases and conditions. The cosmetic industry also uses it as a remedy for skin blemishes, and many women sweat in its beautifying effects.