Coconut - A Healthy Nut!
Coconut has recently been reported to reduce the viral load of HIV. It began in September, 1996 when a PLWA, Chris D. of Cloverdale, Indiana, prepaid his funeral and decided to take his last vacation in the jungles of South America.
His HIV viral load was over 600,000, CD4 count was at ten and CD8 was 300. Around October 14,1996, he began eating daily a dish of cooked coconut prepared by the local Indians.
By December 27, 1996, upon returning home, his viral load was at non-detectable levels and he had gained 32 pounds and was feeling great.
He then had a friend who began to eat 1/2 of a cooked coconut each day. In four weeks his viral load dropped from 900,000 to 350,000 and in another four weeks after adding Crixivan alone it became non-detectable.
The Indians in Surinam eat cooked coconut every morning to help prevent illness. Coconut oil contains lauric acid which is converted by the body into monolaurin.
The action attributed to monolaurin is that of solubilising the lipids, in the envelope of the virus, causing the disintegration of the virus envelope.
Coconut for sportsmen and women Coconut boosts energy and endurance, enhancing physical and athletic performance. It quickly creates a nutritional boost of energy that lasts.
It supports tissue and muscle healing and repair, which means that it can help sore muscles after a heavy work to repair quickly, enabling the body to endure heavy exercise sooner.
Coconut flesh, water, milk or cream is utilised by the body to produce energy in preference to being stored as body fat like other dietary fats. It also improves insulin secretion and utilisation of blood glucose.
Coconut as a beautifying agent
Coconut contains a PH that is good for the skin, supporting the natural chemical balance of the skin. It softens the skin and helps to relieve dryness and flaking. Coconut can prevent wrinkles, sagging skin and age spots.
Coconut promotes healthy looking hair and helps to control dandruff. For both the skin and hair, coconut protects from the damaging, ageing effects of the sun.
Coconut for relieving complaints and illnesses
Coconut kills the contagious viruses that cause the common cold, influenza, hepatitis C, measles and herpes.
As an antibacterial, it kills the bacteria that cause ulcers, throat infections, urinary tract infections, gum disease and cavities, pneumonia, and gonorrhoea, and other diseases.
It also has antifungal agents that kill fungi and yeast that cause candidiasis, ringworm, athlete's foot, thrush, diaper rash, and other infections.
It expels or kills tapeworms, lice, giardia and other parasites.
Coconut relieves stress on the pancreas and enzyme systems of the body, therefore reducing the symptoms associated with pancreatitis.
For diabetics, coconut relieves the symptoms and health risks associated with diabetes.
It reduces the problems associated with malabsorption syndrome and cystic fibrosis.
Coconut helps to relieve the symptoms associated with gallbladder disease, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis and stomach ulcers.
It improves digestion and bowel function, solving the complaints of diarrhoea or constipation.
Coconut also reduces the symptoms associated the psoriasis, eczema and dermatitis.
Coconut as a preventive measure against disease
Coconut helps to protect the body against osteoporosis, kidney disease, liver disease and bladder infections. It also protects the body from breast, colon and other cancers.
Coconut is heart healthy; it improves the cholesterol ratio and protects the arteries from injury that causes atherosclerosis, therefore reducing the risk of heart disease.
It helps to prevent periodontal disease and tooth decay.
Coconut also helps to protect the body from harmful free radicals that promote premature ageing and degenerative disease.