If you’ve been following this blog from the beginning, you probably know that there have been a number of posts in which coconut oil featured prominently. It has been one of my all-time favorite self-help health aids/foods for years now and you need look no further than the chart below, which serves to give you some of its many benefits in a (coco)nut shell, to see why….
But it looks like someone is going to have to come up with a bigger chart because the list of what coconut oil can help with just continues to grow. I just got through reading this article from Natural News by staff writer Ethan A. Huff about the postive effect using the oil had for a man with Parkinson’s Disease. Very exciting stuff!
(NaturalNews) Imagine for a moment that you are a 74-year-old man diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, and you are quickly losing your ability to think, move and function, despite adhering to an intense regimen of all the latest pharmaceutical offerings for this miserable disease. Then imagine that nearly all of your symptoms subside almost miraculously after beginning a dietary routine that involves taking large doses of all-natural coconut oil every day. Would you not tell the world about your amazing healing experience and encourage others in similar situations to do the same thing for their own health? This is what one older man did recently when he shared his powerful story on HealthUnlocked.com, a question and answer support forum for people suffering from all sorts of illnesses and health conditions.
When drugs failed him, man adopted coconut oil regimen that changed his life
In a forum posting entitled “Coconut oil has improved my life,” the man, who identifies himself by the handle “fwes,” explains how his quality of life deteriorated quite rapidly after agreeing to undergo conventional treatment for Parkinson’s at the renowned Mayo Clinic. He explains how he had been taking drugs like Mirapex Er (pramipexole dihydrochloride), Azilect (rasagiline) and Sinemet (Carbidopa/Levodopa) to no avail. His symptoms reportedly worsened on these drugs, leaving him in a state of catatonic pain and immobility. He describes his symptoms as including severe slowness, distorted facial expressions, chronic stiffness and joint pain, unsteadiness, severe swelling on his left leg and extreme lower back pain. These and many other symptoms are characteristic of late-stage Parkinson’s, and eventually lead to a total inability to take care of one’s self.
After three-and-a-half excruciating years of taking these multiple drugs for his condition and seeing no improvements, the man decided to take matters into his own hands. Research he discovered over at CoconutKetones.com, the blog of Dr. Mary Newport, M.D., led him to start taking coconut oil every day and building himself up to a tolerance of eight tablespoons daily. And the results were astounding.
Drastic improvements observed after just a few days on coconut oil
According to his personal account, the man experienced “significant improvements” after just a couple of days on the coconut oil. Family and friends were both shocked and delighted that he was suddenly able to move around the house quickly, for instance, and rise from any chair unassisted. He was also able to start performing what he describes as “football agility drills,” or shifting right and left and moving forward and backward in response to commands. As long as he takes his coconut oil every day — four tablespoons at breakfast, two at lunch and two at dinner is his routine — then he experiences minimal symptoms and is able to go about his daily life in a mostly normal fashion.
Besides improved agility and higher movement capacity, the man says his facial expressions have improved as a result of the coconut oil, and he no longer has any swelling on his left leg. “I still have Parkinson[‘s] symptoms, but my quality of life has vastly improved,” he writes. “We are about at the end of 3 months, and the benefits are maintaining. Something real has happened to me.”
You can read the man’s full story by visiting HealthUnlocked.com: www.healthunlocked.com.
You can also learn more about the work of Dr. Mary Newport, and how coconut oil may be able to help you or a loved one experience relief from degenerative disease or dementia, by visiting CoconutKetones.com: www.coconutketones.com.
For an article on how coconut oil helps prevent tooth decay: http://www.naturalnews.com/041821_coconut_oil_tooth_decay_bacteria.html
And check out this post from Wellness Mama for 101 uses for coconut oil, including to heal burns, curb appetite, speed up metabolism, on varicose veins, in coffee and tea, polishing stainless steel, as a furniture polish, on acne scars, to defrizz the ends of your hair, help remineralize teeth, and many more:
Also, I haven’t tried this yet, but apparently a simple recipe to give yourself an energy boost is to combine 1 TBS coconut oil 1 TBS chia seeds. Let me know how you like it and if you could tell a difference.
And if you haven’t read some of my other posts about coconut oil, now’s your chance! https://selfhelphealth.wordpress.com/2013/05/18/coconut-oil-one-of-the-yummiest-health-aids-ever/ https://selfhelphealth.wordpress.com/2013/05/22/coconut-oil-cleanse/ https://selfhelphealth.wordpress.com/2013/05/23/more-on-coconut-oil-reversing-alzheimers/ https://selfhelphealth.wordpress.com/2013/05/28/oil-pulling-with-coconut-oil/ https://selfhelphealth.wordpress.com/2013/07/05/all-natural-suncreen-recipe-with-coconut-oil/ https://selfhelphealth.wordpress.com/2013/06/16/coconut-milk-ice-cream-a-way-to-have-health-eat-it-too/ https://selfhelphealth.wordpress.com/2013/08/04/more-on-the-coconut-oilalzheimers-connection/
And a great resource/site for all things coconut is: http://www.coconutresearchcenter.org
–FYI, you can get raw, organic, extra virgin coconut oil and other coconut related products at discount prices at Vitacost.com, one of my favorite on-line places. If you shop at Vitacost, sign up for a free account at eBates.com beforehand, if you don’t already have one. That way you can use the eBates portal to shop at Vitacost and earn cash back on your purchases. Plus, if you are new to Vitacost and spend a certain amount (I believe it’s $25), you will get a $10 coupon to use; eBates also gives a gift card or some other “prize” when you place your first order of $25 or more. How does it get any better than that?!
iHerb.com is another good discount place to shop (use code CJG192 if you are a new customer and spend more than $40 and you will get $10 off), plus you can choose something from their free samples and take advantage of their wonderful trial offer section; shipping is free on orders of $20 or more and you get an extra 5% off on orders over $60.
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Disclaimer: Please note that any information here is provided as a guideline only, and is not meant to substitute for the advice of your physician, nutritionist, trained healthcare practitioner, and/or inner guidance system. Always consult a professional before undertaking any change to your normal health routine.