How is coconut oil microbial?

Originally posted by Steven Waddell


For those of you that know me you know that I absolutely love coconut oil.  This oil (mainly the medium chain fatty acids) has so many benefits I can’t just talk about them in one post.  In this post I will explain how coconut oil kills bad bacteria and other potentially harmful micro organisms.

Bad bacteria and other microorganisms have a lipid coating around their cell membrane.  The medium chain fatty acids found in coconut oil pass thru this barrier and break apart the cell the result is that the destroyed cell cannot reproduce and is soon cleaned up by white blood cells.  Unlike with antibiotics these lipid coated micro organisms cannot develop a resistance to medium chain fatty acids.  HIV and Hepatitis C are examples of lipid coated microorganisms that get destroyed by coconut oil.  Yes, I did say HIV and it is extremely well documented.  I couldn’t believe it either.  Examples of sugar coated microorganism are the bacteria in our gut (the good kind) and unfortunately the common cold.  Coconut oil will not help kill the common cold, but it has been show to help cure AIDS.

Steven Waddell

After enduring a near-death experience, Steven has embarked on a journey of physical, emotional and mental recovery. A weight loss of over 100 pounds, a complete overhaul of an isolated social life, a discovery of the holistic world, and the development of a career path that celebrates it all can be found on his blog.

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