Ted's Coconut Oil Feedback
Of all the cures I have written, nothing is as dramatically important for me as the coconut oil cure. What tipped me off to write this particular update occurred about the beginning of this year as I was trying to find a local source of bromelain (a protease enzyme commonly found in pineapples), when the owner of a factory gave me an industry secret in reducing death rates of piglets, by giving them a teaspoon of MCT (Middle Chain Triglyceride) mixed with a tiny bit of bromelain enzyme.
Normally farmers report a 50% survival rate for piglets, but when fed with this MCT and a small amount of bromelain, you have roughly 100% survival rates. The MCT happens to be found mostly in coconut oil. While bromelain is helpful, most of the survival rates actually came from the MCT. The content of coconut oil is the only oil that I am aware of that contains high levels of MCT. It contains 60%.
You might wonder what's all the fuss about MCT? That answer lies in the basics of cellular nutrition. In case you haven't figure it out, I consider the piglets' sudden death and Sudden Infant Death (SID), the condition that afflicts human babies, the same condition.
You see, if a baby doesn't have enough glucose in their blood, for a very short period, brain cells die quickly. The cell's prime nutrition requires actually two source of energy, one from glucose and another one from MCT in the form found in coconut oil. Ordinarily the body makes uses of MCT when eating coconut oil by the liver which converts it to ketone bodies. What's even more interesting, is the mitochondria - the energy centers of the cells - can actually directly access MCT right through the blood brain barrier and give the mitochondria the needed energy.
So babies born prematurely or starving babies can actually survive, if they have sufficient levels of MCT, where the mother could supply them through breast milk, after she eats coconut oil, or coconut oil is mixed in a milk formula or given directly, as in the piglets' case. The cells require energy and metabolism and have two sources, either glucose or a backup, MCT, if the glucose was in short supply even for a second. I have seen that people with low blood sugar for even a few seconds can faint. So the brain needs the backup system, and this comes from MCT. This allows a more stable energy source, much like the UPS (Uninterrupted Power System) should your glucose level be temporarily low. So the people who faint easily may actually have an MCT deficiency, which can be supplied from coconut oil.
What is so special about MCT and coconut oil is that brain cells DO NOT REQUIRE ANY special receptors to utilize this source of energy!
People who are too weak, sleep all day, the kind who have very long term illness, whether Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer disease, or just people who seem to be in a comatose state may actually have problems similar to those of a piglet that doesn't have a sufficient supply of MCT because their glucose level are unstable, or more likely as you get older, the cells lose their ability to uptake glucose. This is exactly what happens in patients with brain conditions such as Alzheimer, Parkinson's, etc. The brain cells lose their "insulin receptors". The insulin receptor is needed so that the brain cells can uptake the glucose.
This means that if a person were to go into coma, in many instances, sugar can't be utilized, but the cells can directly access the MCT so the brain cells can function. It takes on the average 3 hours to notice the sudden improvement in speech, memory, and other cognitive abilities. Long term, if these cells can have the energy source, the brain cells will recover, and reduce or stop the brain death that occurs with Alzheimer's. In other words, brain cells starve to death because they lose their insulin receptors to access the needed glucose. MCT is like a spare tire, should the original tire not work because the tire became old and worn out.
The other advantage to be found in coconut oil has got to do with our late 20th century to early 21st century civilization's diet that's killing us. The diet is already lacking in MCT, which was always mostly found in coconut oil and now you will find it lacking or nonexistent in most cooking oils you use today. One of today's characteristic health problems is high cholesterol mostly in the form of LDLs, with low HDLs and high triglycerides. This is the typical pattern. What's interesting about coconut oil is it increases HDL, reduces LDL, and reduces the triglycerides all at once.
In Thailand, because it is U.S. aligned, we have rejected the use of coconut oil and use the imported U.S. oil so that we end up with the same disease that afflicts the U.S. That's because of clever marketing. What the advertisers here in Thailand did was to say that if you put coconut oil in the refrigerator, it hardens, but not for soybean oil, corn oil, etc. Therefore, they would say, this is the one that clogs your arteries. This is false advertising. The hardened oil is actually HDL, and not LDL. In fact the fact that these soybean oils don't harden, means you will have low HDL. It's the HDL that prevents LDL from sticking. So that's a relatively simple advertising to counter that claim.
Once you understand that cells can't access the glucose (not just brain cells) you may wonder where am I going to go from here. Well it goes everywhere. I recently visited a comatose client, who is 82 years old, and her skin was in such bad shape that one of her children (she has 15 of them!), decided to give her coconut oil applied to the skin. The skin condition improved dramatically within days. That's because as your skin gets older, it may lose its insulin receptors, and cannot access the needed glucose. So for the body to get the glucose needed, the body responds by increasing the blood sugar, to diabetic levels! But there is a way around that of course. Coconut oil!
One other fact, the NUMBER ONE CURE FOR CANCER on this planet is to starve the cancer cells of glucose. Cancer cells die off quickly once you starve them of sugar! Cancer patients are weak, have no energy, because cancer cells STEAL GLUCOSE from the body so then healthy cells die and cancer cells live on. It is important to realize that cancer cells feed off fructose and glucose very efficiently. A couple of months ago one of my clients, after recovering quickly from a stage IV liver cancer with lymphatic cancer plus cachexia (using my typical liver cancer remedy) after 5 days, she decided to sneak and drink 2 full glasses of coconut milk without telling me about it. She ended up going into cachexia again. By the time I found out about it, B3, B1, B6, and B50 were provided to lower the blood sugar, white tea as a diuretic to pee out all those sugars and took another 3 days to get her improving again. You might be asking, so what have coconuts got to do with liver cancer, or any cancer, especially brain tumors?
Most cancer patients cannot eat glucose, or carbohydrates for that matter, because they give the cancer the SUGAR THEY NEED. This is true for honey, fruit juices, bananas, watermelon, ripe mangos, sticky rice, wheat, and white bread for that matter! So how are you going to get the energy to do anything? Try coconut oil! In fact coconut oil is a fairly efficient fuel source compared to glucose, and the extra fats of coconut oil are not even stored in the body. They are usually utilized. Coconut oil contains several components that are antifungal and antiviral, which makes it interesting in treatment of viral caused illness, and from my own experience, nearly every case I encountered with cancer is viral in nature, including Parkinson's disease and Alzhiemer's.
In case you are wondering, the antiviral wonder drug came mostly from lysine. And in case you are wondering why soymilk is a bit more healthy than cow's milk, it has a lot to do with the lysine to arginine ratios. The lysine to arginine ratio for soymilk is 1:1, while a typical cow's milk is around 1:2, more arginine then lysine. Now for those who are aware of arginine, the arginine supports virus growth, whether they are viral cancer, herpes cancer, etc. but for soymilk, because of the higher lysine level at 1:1 ratio, it places soymilk at an advantage when it comes to antiviral properties.
So whether you are recovering from a long-term illness, in a comatose state, a person in a nursing home, Alzheimer's, or Parkinson's disease, or just simply want more beautiful skin, the cells simply need that coconut oil so they can get the energy they require for more beautiful skin. What it does to the skin, it will do the same for the brain cells and all the organs inside the body, because all cells need fuel so they can properly function!
My coconut oil remedy requires 1 tablespoonful twice a day, preferably taken with meals. In other situations, you can take 2 tablespoons in one dose. You should see some results in about 3 hours on the average, in terms of energy. Athletes may be interested in coconut oil too.
p.s. To give bromelain a fair review, the bromelain was added to the MCT for the piglets as a natural antibiotic, as the bromelain reduced the piglets' rates of dying from infections. In the human arena, most of the infections are under control with proper sanitary measures, but the MCT is one supplement that is definitely missing in the human diet that I believe to be essential, should the cells not be able to access the required glucose.
p.p.s. Footnote on the 82-year-old patient. She's out of her two months' coma, but still sleeps most of the time through supplements using clove oil, methylene blue and hydrochloric acid drops. In case you are wondering how I get people out of coma, it takes between 30 minutes to 12 hours on average to get them out, unless of course MRI reveals large sections of dead brain (I have one case like that), and I am trying on that one! Most comatose conditions may have to do with energy deficit, lack of ability for the brain cells to utilized the needed glucose, and this is where coconut oil comes in, along with the other things mentioned.
Lancaster, Ca, Usa
Hi Ted, thank you for the information on coconut oil, it has been extremely helpful. Sad to say the one of my dear friends died or should I say they pulled the life support plug on her due to doctors saying she was brain dead and she was in a coma for less than 1 month... They did'nt even give her a chance to recover. Anyway my question is how do you administer coconut oil to comatose patients? Thank you in advance.
Orange City, Florida, Usa
I may be able to answer some of your questions about administering food or liquids to comatose people. There is usually a feeding tube in the patient, either in/down the nostril to the stomach or a gastric feeding tube threw the wall of the lower abdomen to the stomach, either way it has portals that liquids are administered through, and you all ways flush this hole with water after giving anything, if that thing is an oil I suggest you use warm water to clear the tube all the way to the stomach after giving oil.
Dear Ted, I have read yr remdies and various responses from all over the world. These are truly incredible. I have 10 years old daughter and she is suffering from Guatte psorisis for last two months. She is also suffering from soar throat and running nose.
The attck is very severe. I gave her ACV for a week or so but no results. Now I have started off with Coconut oil. So far I gave here one teaspoon coconut oil in a hot cup of milk .
Please help me out in finding the right solution to her problem. Thanking you in advance.
rgds, Rizwan Malik
Boca Raton, Fl
So I agree with you on everything but the soymilk. Soy has too many photoestrogens to be considered healthy. In my opinion. As for administering coconut oil to comatose patients, you can also give it intravenously. Great post though overall. Thank you.
Hi Ted, I just read your article on coconut oil and comas you posted 11/01/2010. I have a friend that was seriously injured three days ago and in critical condition at the moment. He has severe edema throughout his body and they say his brain is damaged in the area of the vortex for his motor skills. The rest I believe they say would be capable of functioning when he is out of coma. Many people desperately praying and hoping for his recovery. Can you please tell me more about the coconut oil and other possible remedies that may speed heal his brain and how it should be administered in a hospital? Thank you!! :)
Leanne, Most hospitals at the moment don't allow Virgin Coconut Oil to be administered. That's the policy. The reason it can be done is when they gave up on him, or that the relative with consent of the doctor, otherwise its sneaking in things is the most common I seen. That's how I saved people, the other is they be transferred to Nursing home because of the "cost" and you have some connections, and that's difficult in U.S. The other is easier, if self care, and doctors give up on him and allowed to "die" at his home where the treatment is handled.
As far as brain damage is concerned, the concern is to restore circulation to the brain is far more important and regenerative properties of aloe vera oil, or at least aloe vera extract but at low dose such as 10 drops should be fine. The regenerative tissues can only occur is that the scar tissues does not occur and that can be done with bromelain. I used a bromelain 10% to mixed with water taken 3 times a day, at 1/8 or preferably 1/4 teaspoon three times a day. Aloe vera oil is given once a day. For some reasons all patients has an unusual need for N acetyl cysteine, given 250 mg x 8 times a day to help with the phlegm, as this is critical also for synthesis of glutathione. If there is any fever, I don't use antibiotics I used usually 750 mg lysine with is 1/3 teaspoon of lysine given hourly for four hours and threonine 350 mg for example or 1/8 teaspoon approximately given the same time period. It is given once in morning (4 doses) and once in evening (4 doses) for at least 3 days. On the third day especially I will add glutamine to the remedy, which is added to the lysine protocol at 1/4 teaspoon. This is to get immune system up and fight off the infection. If it last to 3 days and show no sign of letting up, 25 mg of zinc acetate given everyday for one week, would be the way. Bromelain 10% is given throughout the time and so is aloe vera oil.
That's the basic treatment. I may restore some neural connections with a couple of things, 5 to 10 drops of Lithium chloride 10% once a day, piracetam 800 mg, and hydergine 2 mg. once a day, and perhaps gingko biloba extract, with flavones, 1/2 teaspoon maybe twice a day. Coconut oil is given 2 tablespoon a day, can be mixed with food. Since people in coma is seriously drained of energy, that is why they are in coma, they need something above and beyond to get energy levels up, these include 800 mg CoQ10 ubiquinol only, not ubiquinone. taken 3 times a day, methylene blue 0.1% at least 8 drops once in morning and once in the afternoon. All foods if it is tube fed must have 4 drops of Hydrochloric acid per 250 cc of food (of course he may need less), plus a lot of digestive enzymes say 4 capsules with every meal. Clove oil can be applied to the feet this seems to help get out of coma also. In addition alpha lipoic acid and acetyl l carnitine 500 mg capsules combined is given at least twice a day, selenium 200 mcg x 2 day and B3 500 mg in evening and before sleep (that's based on schedule), he sleeps anyway. When in coma energy has a lot to do with it needed to get people out of coma. Now I know poor people who cannot afford all this out in province in Thailand, we used a chopped hot green pepper (equivalent in America its Jalepeno) and chopped garlic down his throat it works most of the time. That's the basic protocol and is for your information only.
I have much more remedies than this, this is just the basics.
Manganui, Northland, New Zealand
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San Francisco, Usa
Thank you. I too believe in the coconut oil health benefits.
My dad (he is 70) has had parkinson disease for about 6 years; he takes many pills which make him fall asleep during meals, and he is slowing down a lot, walking little steps at a time.
What coconut oil regimen do you suggest for him? Did you treat patients who had Parkinson?
Thanks for your help.
Slc , Utah
Enoch, Utah, Usa
Ted, Great post on Coconut Oil. I'm sure you're already aware, but there is no HDL oil, nor LDL fat. The last "L" stands for "lipoprotein", and it's a transport mechanism for fats. HDL is the lipoprotein with no fat molecules attached, and LDL is the lipoprotein with fat molecules attached for transport in the body via the bloodstream. It is usually considered more healthy to have higher HDL because it means less fats floating around in the blood. Dave
03/18/2011: Rizwan Malik from Lahore: Hi Rizwan, I hope you get this... I've been on asthma meds, and have really bad sensitivity to colds/flu, etc. Since I went organic (about 80%) and taking vitamins C1000, D, calcium everyday, I have very little problem with respiratory. I definitely suggest you start your daughter on C1000 (with bioflavanoids and rosehips) and D vitamins everyday, and more if she needs it. Also, honey should help her throat. Regarding psoriasis. I heard someone put ACV mixed in water right on it. And it actually worked. And Coconut Oil, perhaps right after you bathe.. Put coconut oil on. Coconut oil alone is supposed to help psoriasis. Hope this helps. God bless.
I got dental carie, which was extremely painful, I went to dentist who gave me some probably "chemical" antibiotic tablets, he worked a bit but not 100% because I could still feel a kind of back pain and I could feel my brain was kind of damaged too because of pain. I discovered on internet the good effect of coconut oil, I went to an oriental store where I found pure coconut oil 500ml for only EUR 3.95, trust me, the pain is GOoooone! 100% gone! And I feel much better, my brain works properly again. I just read your article and I put some coconut oil on my skin, this oil is a miracle from nature!
Thanks for all the great info!! I started taking coconut oil 2 wks ago to help with my newly diagnosed diabetic condition. I Changed my diet, started walking. I am less bloated and have more energy. I am not hungry all the time and have lost weight. I am not sure if my thyroid level has changed. I have hypothyroidism. Some days I have so much energy its unbelievable!! ( I was sleeping all the time before this). I also have some skin problems and hopefully the coconut oil will help that too.