Colorectal cancer (also known as colon cancer, rectal cancer, or bowel cancer) is the development of cancer from the colon or rectum (parts of the large intestine).
Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer mortality in America. Unfortunately, most people with colon cancer do not have any symptoms in the early stage of the disease.
Although this type of cancer is responsible for thousands of deaths every year, it is highly treatable if caught early.
After all these years, coconut oil is getting the positive scientific attention it deserves.
There’s a reason cultures around the world have been using it for thousands of years. The benefits of coconut oil have filled entire books. There are very good reasons for that.
Full of healthy saturated fats, coconut oil is a great source of fatty acids, which are commonly found in fish and seeds. In fact, it is one of the richest sources of saturated fat known to man, with almost 90% of the fatty acids in it being saturated.
Coconut oil has previously been shown to help decrease the harmful side effects of chemotherapy, and improve the quality of life for cancer patients.
“According to a study published in the journal Cancer Research, the lauric acid in coconut oil has anti-cancer properties. Lauric acid constitutes about 50% of coconut oil, and researchers at the University of Adelaide discovered that it completely exterminated more than 90% of colon cancer cells after just two days of treatment in a colon cancer cell line in vitro. Researchers also cited other studies that support their findings.”
Nearly 50% of coconut oil’s fatty acids contain lauric acid, which has been praised as able to kill any harmful pathogens that enter the human body. In this study, lauric acid actually ‘poisoned’ cancer cells and unleashed tremendous oxidative stress, while at the same time reducing glutathione levels.
This experiment was performed “in vitro”(it was performed on cells outside of their normal biological system), which may cause some to discount the findings.
Performing more research costs money, lots of money, which is hard for researchers to come by without a pharmaceutical company backing them.