A study conducted among malnourished preschool children in the Philippines has shown coconut oil to be superior to soybean oil as a supplement. A group of children whose diet included coconut oil gained weight faster with improved nutritional levels. The group which had soya bean oil for supplement lagged behind in weight gain and nutrition level.
Taken with a well-prepared diet, coconut oil acts like a multivitamin and mineral supplement.
Becoming aware of the nutritional content of diet is a must for pregnant and lactating mothers. Eliminating junk foods, eating more fresh fruits and vegetables, taking a multiple vitamin and mineral supplement, and taking coconut oil daily are vital steps towards a healthy diet hence reducing malnutrition.
Many migraine sufferers have also tried coconut oil to assist with this ailment. Coconut oil can be used to treat that nagging headache or migraine that triggers periodically.
Should coconut oil be taken to treat migraine this should be done in small quantities as some have complained of increased headaches after large consumption. The benefits of coconut oil are many but should not be used as a substitute for prescribed medication.
Kidney stone, also known as a renal calculus (from the Latin ren, “kidney” and calculus, “pebble”) is a solid concretion or crystal aggregation formed in the kidneys from dietary minerals in the urine. Approximately 80% of those with kidney stones are men. They mostly experience their first episode between 20-30 years of age. The few women who do get kidney stone experiences it somewhat later.
A natural home remedy is the daily intake of 16 ounces (0.473 Litres or more a day) of coconut water in addition, at least six 8-ounce (0.236 Litres) glasses of pure water and 1 teaspoon of sea salt. Salt can be added to food or water.
According to research, whenever lactating women add foods rich in lauric acid to their diet, the amount of lauric acid available in her breast milk increases substantially to levels three times the original level and nearly double the amount of capric acid.
Dr. Claudio Pillow said the following; “Coconut oil contains large amounts of lauric acid, a powerful anti-microbial fatty acid that protects the immune system of the fetus and newborn. Pregnant and nursing mothers should eat coconut oil to increase the quality of the womb environment and breast milk”.