Julie was shocked. She had just had a mammogram and received a clean bill of health. But now, just a few months later, her doctor told her she had a very aggressive form of breast cancer and needed surgery immediately.
What happened? How could this happen? She felt fine until she "began feeling a strange sensation in my breast." Within a few months, that sensation "developed into a sharp pain." There wasn't any history of breast cancer in her family. "Before going through with a mastectomy I wanted a second opinion."
After having the operation and months of chemo, she flew to her home in the Philippines. While there, she started having excruciating headaches. She had her doctor X-ray her skull. The next day when she went in for the results, seven doctors greeted her with the bad news. The breast cancer she had was now in her brain. "They had never seen the type of skull cancer I had. Almost half my skull looks like cheese that had been eaten by rats. I was in shock. I asked them what were my chances for survival. They said, ‘In the Philippines, at your stage...none.' I probably had two months."
After flying back to the U.S., and going through surgery (where the surgeon couldn't remove the entire tumor), the doctors told her there wasn't much they could do. They tried chemo, but didn't expect it to work. So she flew back to her farm in the Philippines to visit her family. "I was really weak and would just sit on the hill watching the farmers work among the coconut trees planting coffee seedlings.
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"Just about that time, I came across some research on coconut oil. I read about clinical trials for AIDS in the Philippines using coconut oil. I figured if coconut oil can boost the immune system and cure AIDS, it might work for my cancer. I started taking 3 to 4 tablespoons of oil a day plus whatever I used in preparing my meals. I would add it to my oatmeal in the morning, put it in my hot chocolate, and cook my meals in it. I also snacked on fresh coconut and drank coconut juice."
The results were astounding. Six months later, she went back to the U.S. for a check-up. "To their complete surprise, I had gone into remission. They asked me what I had done. I told them I found a cure-virgin coconut oil. Today I continue to use coconut oil and I am cancer free!"
Is it really possible that coconut oil cured Julie's cancer? Absolutely! For one, her doctors corroborated her story. And second, we know that coconut oil is filled with nutrients and is a powerful antioxidant. While there aren't many studies on coconut oil and breast cancer, there are some. One study looked at 60 women with stage-3 and stage-4 breast cancer. The researchers divided the women into two groups. They gave one group a placebo and the other coconut oil. Here's what they found:
"There were significant mean score differences for functioning and global Quality Of Life between groups. The intervention group also had better scores for symptoms including fatigue, dyspnea, sleep difficulties, and loss of appetite compared to the control group. Although there are deteriorations for sexual enjoyment, the intervention group exhibited improvement in breast functioning and symptom scores for body image, sexual function, future perspective, breast symptoms, and systemic therapy side effects. Virgin Coconut Oil consumption during chemotherapy helped improve the functional status and global Quality Of Life of breast cancer patients. In addition, it reduced the symptoms related to side effects of chemotherapy."
In other words, whether you use chemo or not, coconut oil can go a long way toward improving your condition.
Your insider for better health,
Coconut Cures, by Bruce Fife, ND.
Steve Kroening is the editor of Nutrient Insider, a twice-a-week email newsletter that brings you the latest healing breakthroughs from the world of nutrition and dietary supplements. For over 20 years, Steve has worked hand-in-hand with some of the nation's top doctors, including Drs. Robert Rowen, Frank Shallenberger, Nan Fuchs, William Campbell Douglass, and best-selling author James Balch. Steve is the author of the book Practical Guide to Home Remedies. As a health journalist, Steve's articles have appeared in countless magazines, blogs, and websites.