Coconut oil bacterial illness? Coconut oil exterminates harmful bacteria ONLY, while leaving beneficial ones unharmed.
Before the discovery of antibiotics, all doctors could really do was make the patient as comfortable as possible while the body fought the disease. Thank goodness for antibiotics!
But one drawback to using antibiotics is that they almost always kill both bad AND good bacteria. Many bacteria are harmless and even necessary for optimal health.
Coconut oil is predominantly medium chain fatty acids (MCFA). These unique and relatively rare fat molecules pack an incredibly strong antibacterial punch. Below is a table of bacteria neutralized by MCFA-rich coconut oil. Also listed are the diseases caused by each bacterium. Note that this is just a tiny fraction of the antibacterial capabilities of coconut oil.
|Chlamydia||Periodontitis, Genital infections, Conjunctivitis, Parrot fever pneumonia|
|Staphylococcus||Staph infection, Urinary tract infection, Food poisoning|
|Helicobacter pyloris||Stomach ulcers|
|Streptococcus||Pneumonia, Sinusitis, Throat infections, Dental cavities, Rheumatic fever|
|Gram-positive organisms||Gastroenteritis, Tetanus, Anthrax|
|Neisseria||Gonorrhea, Meningitis, Pelvic inflammatory disease|