Coconut Oil
Coconut oil, like motherís milk, is rich in lauric acid, which the body converts to the antiviral fatty acid monolaurin. Dr Robert Atkins writes:

"This may help in disarming a number of infectious viruses, including those that cause measles, herpes, Cytomegalovirus, vesicular stomatitis, and possibly AIDS."

However, Dr Atkinsís endorsement doesnít extend to coconut milk, which contains too much sugar.159

(Excessive sugar intake is now recognized as the number one risk factor for heart attacks in women, and number two for men; excessive animal fat intake is number two for women, and number one for men.160 A major part of the explanation is this: just one teaspoon of sugar impairs the immune system by about 40 per cent for several hours, as Emanuel Cheraskin and associates found.161 Many Americans consume an average of two or more teaspoons of sugars of all kinds, every hour and all day, and thus keep their immunity constantly low. A very large number of heart attacks appear to be the result of infection, e.g., by H. pylori and Chlamydia pneumoniae.)

Mark Konlee, in his newsletter, Positive Health News, wrote about how coconuts saved an AIDS suffererís life:

"Chris, an AIDS sufferer, found his viral load had reached almost 700,000. He went for a relaxing vacation, packed all his drugs and headed for an Indian village in Surinam; there he dined on fresh coconut meat every day. Within two days his peripheral neuropathy was gone, and within two weeks he was írunning through the jungleí.

"Back home, continuing to consume at least half of a coconut per day, his lab tests showed the viral load had dropped to just over 300,000. Within another month the viral load had dropped to non-detectable. íMy doctor is completely baffled,í said Chris.

"PPNF members may not be so puzzled. They read about the amazing health benefits of coconut, especially its antiviral characteristics, in Dr Mary Enigís article in vol. 20 #1 of PPNF Health Journal in 1995."
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Authorís Note
This paper enlarges and updates my article on full-spectrum light, first published in Price-Pottenger Health Journal, Winter 1995, with added details, Spring 1995. Recent research, not yet incorporated into this paper, fully supports the statements made and conclusions here reached.
 


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