Crazy for Coconut Oil

Crazy for Coconut Oil

Our latest treatment method with Valentino is coconut oil, coconut oil and more coconut oil.

Coconut oil is said to benefit the lung function and help with weight gain and digestive issues. I’m not sure yet how coconut oil can benefit lung function. I have read some information that says it is ant-viral and anti-fungal. So I’m thinking the coconut oil helps fight infection. I will continue to research and post links as I find substantive research. If anybody already has links to reputable informational sites, please let me know.

We have been adding coconut oil to Val’s food, rubbing it onto his body, and in particular massaging it into his belly before bed. I have used the extra oil on my hands to rub into my hair, my face and body. The side effect of Valentino’s new treatment therapy is that my hair looks extremely healthy and shiny and my skin is nice and soft. My chapped lips have also been cured.

As for Valentino, we have been able to stop using the Miralax as his constipation has been eased. We have also stopped using the chemical laden Pediasure and have instead opted for homemade baby food with coconut oil and vitamins added to the food. I’m thrilled to have him off of the Pediasure since the ingredient list is pretty terrifying.

For now we’ll stick to coconut oil, coconut oil and MORE coconut oil.

This morning’s family breakfast:

pureed carrots with coconut oil (Valentino)

scrambled eggs with cheese (cooked in coconut oil) and sour cream on top

4 Comments

  1. Margaret Kane 10 years ago

    Tiffany,
    Sending best wishes to you, your family and everyone at the clinc for a good 2010! I was not aware of your son’s health issues until I came across your blog. I sincerely hope all goes well for little Valentino. He has the best possible care and the greatest Mom and Grandma in the world! Keep writing to let us know how things are going for you.
    Margaret Kane

  2. Marlene 10 years ago

    Coconut oil…..My favorite also!!!! Here are a couple of links that may interest you. The first one, from Weston Price Foundation, is long and you’ll need to go down quite a ways to Items IV & V to get to the antibacterial/vrial explanation. Very interesting.
    The second one is self explanatory.

    http://www.westonaprice.org/A-New-Look-at-Coconut-Oil.html

    http://www.usnews.com/health/managing-your-healthcare/treatment/articles/2008/10/30/coconut-oil-may-help-fight-childhood-pneumonia.html

  3. Gillian 10 years ago

    I found coconut milk kefir at Whole Foods. I used it this am to make my protein shake instead of milk (added some water because it was pretty thick). Its pretty much sweet, sweet, sweet, but great in a shake.

  4. Suzanne Unger 9 years ago

    The coconut is amazing! I once got into a knock-down drag- out with my two brothers at a sushi dinner when they doubted me after I told them that during WWII when the supplies of blood were low, coconut water was placed directly into the veins of soldiers. My father who was a corpsman in the Navy backed me up saying it was used as a blood-volumnizer and re-hydrater. They were still skeptical so I found this link…actually here are a couple of links with info on Coconut oil, milk and water.

    #1)”Nearly 50% of the fatty acid in natural coconut oil is lauric acid, which converts to the fatty acid monolaurin in the body. Monolaurin has adverse effects on a variety of microorganisms including bacteria, yeast, fungi, and enveloped viruses.”

    “Lauric acid is a main component of human breast milk and helps protect children from illness during infancy.”

    “Capric acid, which comprises another 7% of coconut oil fat content, also stimulates anti-microbial activity”

    “Coconut oil is a “functional food,” defined as a food that “provides a health benefit over and beyond the basic nutrients.”(See endnote 5.) It is an immune-system enhancer”

    http://www.thaifoodandtravel.com/features/cocgood.html (there are also links at the top of the page for recipes 🙂
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    #2) Coconut oil improves the immune system’s anti-inflammatory response….always a good thing!

    “recently published research has shown that natural coconut fat in the diet leads to a normalization of body lipids, protects against alcohol damage to the liver, and improves the immune system’s anti-inflammatory response. ”

    http://www.coconutoil.com/coconut_oil_21st_century.htm

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