Thursday, February 18, 2010

Coconut Oil Provides a Solution to the Spread of MRSA

Source: Kim Evans, citizen journalist
http://www.naturaln ews.com/028139_ coconut_oil_ MRSA.html

(NaturalNews) MRSA is often described as a contagious, potentially
lethal bacterial infection that's difficult to eliminate because it's
resistant to antibiotics. But the problem is that doctors are trying to
use antibiotics to fight the disease - and antibiotics are immune
destroying drugs that pathogens are known to develop resistance against.
In addition, doctors are neglecting to use natural antibiotic substances
that germs, pathogens and bacteria don't develop resistance to - and
that don't fundamentally destroy our first line of immune defense.
Coconut oil is one such solution and for a MRSA sufferer, it can be used
both internally and externally.

Taken internally, coconut oil is a renowned and powerful antiviral,
antifungal, and antibacterial agent. With time, its disease-fighting
lipid compounds build in the body and provide on-going protection for
numerous problems. Of course, coconut oil also helps eliminate immediate
pathogenic problems. Staphylococcus aureus, the pathogen with MRSA, is
among the many bacteria and viruses that coconut oil has been shown to
inactivate. A therapeutic dose of coconut oil is generally 3 to 4
tablespoons each day.

Coconut oil also helps the body detoxify itself. This is important
because MRSA not only affects the skin, but it also poisons the blood.
In fact, MRSA has been found to cause almost 40 percent of all of the
blood poisoning cases in the U.K. And when your blood is being poisoned,
the only logical solution is to help your body remove those poisons.

Externally, coconut oil can be used as skin lotion which creates a
protective barrier on the skin. Because of this barrier and the fact
that your skin will have now protective antibacterial compounds in it,
using coconut oil externally regularly before entering a hospital or
coming in contact with an infected person may prevent you from catching
the disease.

Coconut oil acts with compounds on our skin to create an acidic surface
that is inhospitable to pathogens. When this barrier is in place, very
few pathogens are found on our skin. Our bodies have this acidic barrier
naturally, but soap frequently washes it away. This leaves us open to
problems that enter the body through the skin - including MRSA. For this
reason, it's best to use coconut oil on the skin immediately after
bathing to restore this protective barrier quickly.

For extra MRSA fighting power, the natural antiseptic and antibacterial
agent tea tree oil can be added to coconut oil before applying it to the
skin. Tea tree oil has been shown in studies to be effective against the
disease, and coconut oil will help draw the tea tree oil into the body
as well.

Most doctors don't know what they're doing to the long-term immune
health of patients by giving them antibiotics, but it's right in the
Merck Manual that antibiotics destroy our healthy bacteria. And because
our healthy bacteria are our first line of immune defense against
unhealthy bacteria and other pathogens, it's ridiculous that drugs that
destroy them are given to patients - and particularly to those with
major bacterial problems to begin with.

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