At present, colon cancer is one of the most common types of cancer affecting both men and women. Natural medicine offers a wide array of alternative treatments for this life-threatening disease. However, there’s still isn’t enough medical evidence to support these treatments.
Another major setback is that modern medicine is largely controlled by big pharmaceutical companies, which actually fund most of the scientific research in the field of medicine. Unfortunately, their objective is not human health, but profit.
This, however, doesn’t exclude important and beneficial studies from being published in renowned medical journals.
One such study, conducted by the Adelaide University of Australia, found that lauric acid, which makes up 50% of coconut oil, can destroy more than 93% of colon cancer cells in humans in only 48 hours. The study involved in vitro experiments in petri dishes, as well as in vivo in rats. Both experiments gave the same results.
The study found that lauric acid destroys cancer cells while causing oxidative stress. This significantly reduces the level of glutathione, which cancer cells depend on.
The real problem is that research of this kind is enormously expensive and unappealing to sponsors because natural cures can’t be patented. This simply holds no interest to pharmaceuticals companies to finance such trials, despite the fact that they target the wellbeing of the entire population.
Lauric acid, which is also found in mother’s milk, is a fatty acid that strengthens the immune system and has strong anti-bacterial properties.
As found in the clinical studies of the American Nutrition Association, the fats in coconut oil “can be useful in the curing and prevention of conditions like diabetes, osteoporosis, viral diseases (mononucleosis, hepatitis C, herpes etc.), biliary tract diseases, Chron’s disease, and cancer”.
Coconut oil has also been proved to reduce the side-effects of chemotherapy and improve overall health of cancer patients.
Although pharmaceutical companies turn a blind eye to natural remedies, one thing is indisputable – nature has a cure for almost any existing disease. The sad thing is that without medical research and approval, they remain unknown to people whose health depends on them.