Health & Healing

Coconut Oil, The Natural Antibiotic

All About Medium Chain Fatty Acids (MCFAs)

MCFAs, Nature's Remedy

Did you know? Did you know that ..Monolaurin, another coconut oil-derived supplement, is used as a general-purpose antibiotic...MCFAs are used in a variety of medications... [Stop Autism Now!, Dr. Bruce Fife, pg. 140-141]

Please note: If your health situation, medical preferences or medical advisors recommend antibiotics, be sure to eat yogurt or kefir or both daily to help re-populate healthy gut bacteria while taking the antibiotics. Also note that some people may be sensitive to coconut oil, so start with small amounts (1/4 teaspoon) every other day.

Studies show that MCFAs, from coconut oil, are effective in killing [bad] bacteria that cause such things as gastric ulcers, sinus infections, bladder infections, gum disease and cavities, pneumonia, gonorrhea, and many other illnesses.... [The New Arthritis Cure, Dr. Bruce Fife, pg. 78-80]

...They [MCFAs] kill fungi and yeasts that cause ringworm, athlete's foot, jock itch, and candidiasis...They kill viruses that cause influenza, measles, herpes, mononucleosis, and hepatitis C. They are so potent that they even kill HIV, the AIDS virus. [The New Arthritis Cure, Dr. Bruce Fife, pg. 78-80]

Coconut oil is composed mainly of Medium-chain Triglycerides or MCTs. ....Medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs), which are created from MCTs during digestion, have been studied extensively as potential antimicrobial agents that can be used in foods, cosmetics, and drugs. Researchers have found that MCFAs possess very powerful antimicrobial properties. This is well documented in the medical literature. The New Arthritis Cure, Dr. Bruce Fife, pg. 78-80]

...MCFAs do not promote antibiotic resistance or the development of supergerms. When MCFAs come into contact with microorganisms, these fatty acids are absorbed into the fatty outer membranes of these organisms, which decreases the strength of the membrane wall to such a degree that the germs simply fall apart and die. White blood cells then clean up the debris.... [The New Arthritis Cure, Dr. Bruce Fife, pg. 90]

Although MCFAs are deadly to many disease-causing microorganisms, they are completely harmless to us. In fact, they are so safe that nature puts them into mother's milk to nourish newborn infants....As safe and as good as they are, MCFAs do not kill all harmful microorganisms...For example, rhinovirus, which causes the common cold, and hepatitis A virus are two such organisms...why haven't we heard more about it [coconut oil] in the treatment of infectious illness? The problem with coconut oil is that it is a natural product. Pharmaceutical companies cannot patent it, so they have little interest in developing or promoting it... [The New Arthritis Cure, Dr. Bruce Fife, pg. 90]

MCFAs in Coconut Oil Kill Viruses

...MCFAs do another thing antibiotics can't; they kill viruses. Antibiotics can't touch viruses. In fact, there are no medications that can effectively kill viruses...MCFAs offer a natural, harmless method of ridding the body of these [virus] troublemakers, or at least of allowing you to live a normal life without serious symptoms. No medication can do that. [The New Arthritis Cure, Dr. Bruce Fife, pg. 90]

The Problem With Antibiotics

...For acute bacterial infections, antibiotics are useful. However, antibiotic therapy isn't without risks. While antibiotics may be necessary at times, the problem with them is that they are often toxic to us as well as to the bacteria they are designed to kill. Side effects include...colitis, kidney dysfunction, liver damage, blood disorders, deafness, and increased sensitivity to the sun, to mention just a few...In contrast, coconut oil does no harm. [The New Arthritis Cure, Dr. Bruce Fife, pg. 85]

...In some cases antibiotics may be necessary, but only when you have a serious bacterial infection. If you have a viral infection avoid antibiotics. Antibiotics are worthless against viruses and may cause undesirable side effects. One of the side effects of antibiotic therapy is candida overgrowth. This problem can be partially avoided if coconut oil is taken with therapy. [Coconut Cures: Preventing and Treating Common Health Problems With Coconut, Dr. Bruce Fife, pg. 213]

...Adding another reason for doctors to avoid the overuse of antibiotics, new research shows that a reduction in the variety of microbes in the gut interferes with the immune system's ability to fight off disease.... [Antibiotic use makes immune cells less effective in fighting infections]

Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have found that antibiotic use made neutrophils, a type of immune cell, less effective in fighting infections and weakened the intestinal barrier against invading bugs.... [Antibiotic use makes immune cells less effective in fighting infections]

Note: Many people underestimate the potency of natural antimicrobials such as coconut oil, garlic, ginger, turmeric and others. For this reason, it is a good idea to start with a small daily dose (example: 1 teaspoon of coconut oil) with food and work up to a larger maintenance dose over several weeks or months as able.