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How Coconut Oil May Help Fight Certain Diseases, Says Professor Shirasawa

Extracts from the book "FOOD FOR THE BRAIN, by Prof. Shirasawa, PHD, MD, specialist in anti-aging. ISBN 978-967-14205-0-8"


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Inflammation, characterized by various white blood cells that are attracted to an area of ​​infection or disturbance, is the body's defense mechanism or even rehabilitation and healing. If successful, the inflammation goes away on its own. But if this is not successful, the inflammation persists, becomes chronic, and eventually becomes the disease itself, producing other symptoms and complications.

We then go back to the “Nature” doctor for help.

We find there the coconut palm and its fruits; the water, proteins and oils of its fruits, where nature seems to have created a defensive arsenal for us. Here are growth factors, anti-inflammatory and regulatory factors ready for use. It is now proven, for example, that coconut oil inhibits or negatively regulates pro-inflammatory cytokines (like IL-1, IL-6, IL-8) and positively stimulates or regulates cytokines anti-inflammatory drugs (such as IL-10).



This finding gives us some insight into why coconut oil can be beneficial for such diverse diseases.

Virgin coconut oil is different from other cooking oils because its medium chain fatty acids contain caprylic acid, capric acid and lauric acid, all of which are good components, beneficial for health.


Monolaurin (also known as glycerol monolaurate) is a natural component found in coconut oil and is known for its protective biological activities as an antimicrobial agent against Candida albicans. Dr. Murata et al demonstrated that monolaurin has potential antifungal activity against C. albicans and can modulate the pro-inflammatory response of the host.9

9 Chen, E., D. Seleem, B. Benso, V. Pardi, R. Murata, (2016) In vitro evaluation of the antimicrobial activity of 1-lauroyl-rac-glycerol on the biofilms of Candidaalbicans. Retrieved from HTTPS://DOI.ORG/10.7287/PEERJ.PREPRINTS.1717V1

“All of the above texts are direct quotes from Professor Shirasawa's book. They are presented here to learn about the latest results regarding coconut benefits. This information can in no way be considered as a recommendation to modify medical treatment. Like any other quality food ingredient, coconut can only provide benefits when combined with a balanced diet and regular exercise. "



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