Is Coconut Oil the Cure for Arthritis?

The secrets of coconut oil.

I am one of many Americans who suffers from arthritis.  Now that I’ve passed 60 years old, the disease became painful and disturbing.  My physician told me that there is not much I can do to stop or reverse it.  The anti-inflammatory drugs have severe side effects, if I would decide to take them.  I had a dog which died from severe stomach bleeding, kidney and liver damage related to a high dosage of anti-inflammatory drugs, prescribed for this type of arthritis.  After that experience I decided to take my arthritis pain with dignity, which is not always easy.  One day I read an article written by Dr. Bruce Fife, on causes and treatments of arthritis.  Accordingly to a group of scientist, arthritis is caused by bacteria and viruses attacking the joints and the cure is in the use coconut oil. 


What makes coconut oil a cure for arthritis?  Here is what Dr. Fife says. On page 78 of his book “The New Arthritis Cure”.


What makes coconut oil such an effective antimicrobial agent? And what makes coconut oil different from any other dietary fat?  The key to unlocking the secret to coconut oil’s remarkable healing powers comes from the study of human breast milk.


Years ago it was discovered that human breast milk contains a unique group of saturated fats known as medium-triglycerides (MCT’s). These fats are very different from the fats found in meats and vegetables.


When eaten, the body transforms MCTs into monoglycerides and medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs), both of which possess powerful antimicrobial properties capable of killing disease-causing bacteria, viruses, and fungi.  It is due primarily to the presence of MCTs in human breast milk that protects babies from infections for the first few months of their lives, while their immune systems are still developing.  MCFAs from MCTs are nature’s antimicrobials.  They are deadly to disease-causing germs, they are completely harmless to us.


What does this have to do with coconut oil?  Like mother’s milk coconut oil also contains MCTs.  In fact, coconut oil is composed predominately of MCTs.  The MCTs in coconut oil are identical to those find in mother’s milk and possess the same antimicrobial potential.  For this reason, food manufacturers have been putting coconut oil, or MCTs derived from coconut oil, into baby formula for years in order to give the formula the same disease-fighting capability as natural breast milk.  If you fed your children formula when they were infants, you were giving them coconut oil in some form or another.


I own the book and I know that coconut oil works.  I use it three times a day to rinse my mouth and I also take coconut oil internally.  It’s only been three weeks that I have devoted myself to this routine and I’m a “free woman” again.  I walk with ease up and down the stairs, I run with my dogs and I finally sleep through the night.  On the top of everything, my gums do not bleed anymore when I brush my teeth, nothing helped this problem in the past.  If you are questioning my findings, try it for yourself, all you have to loose is pain.  To find out more about the benefits of coconut oil and a few other oils, please read the book mentioned above as well as Dr. Fife’s other book “Oil Pulling Therapy”.  Unfortunately these books are not available in book stores, you do have to go online.  I got mine through Barns and Nobles in Deerfield, and since I am a member, the express shipping was free.


Remember, take care of the best body you have ever had, your own.



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Renu Day Spa/Anna Pamula May 07, 2013 at 08:44 PM
I am not a doctor and I cannot give you advice. What I could suggest is to read the book which has all the advice and how to use it. I can only tell you that I help myself holistically and I feel almost no pain. Once again I can't prescribe any medication
Marcus November 13, 2013 at 07:37 PM
Hi Anna, Thanks for the information about coconut oil and its curing ability for arthritis. I am just about to end week one and my ankle is feeling much better already. I can't believe it. I have a question, when is the best time to take the coconut oil? I have found, through experimentation, that taking it with a meal reduces stomach upset. Are there any capsules on the market that you know of? Spooning the stuff works but it it not the most pleasant thing in the world. Not so much the taste, which is innocuous, more the oiliness. Thanks again for the tip.... Marcus (email is marcuskirkman@gmail.com)
Bambi December 31, 2013 at 10:52 AM
Marcus, There are Coconut Oil Supplements in vitamin shops and health food stores. I take a 1000 mg capsule once a day with breakfast. I have taken this for the past 2 years.
Marsha Hoyt February 17, 2014 at 06:13 PM
I've been on a high dose of methotrexate for systemic arthritis caused by a little bit of arthroscopic knee surgery done 12 years ago. I ran 10.5 miles the day before the surgery. Since then, I've gone downhill and can barely move. I've always joked that the surgeon didn't wash his hands. But, after reading this, maybe it's not a joke. I added some Virginia coconut oil to my coffee yesterday and noticed I felt better. Is this possible? I turned to the www and found your article. Brilliant! Thank you for sharing this!


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