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Coconut oil is known to most people for its health and beauty applications, and possibly for use in cooking as well. But, its applicability can extend well beyond those ends – it can have significant benefits for cancer patients as well. Specifically, it might fight certain cancer cells, lessen the pain from chemotherapy, and fight infection-inducing pathogens. Incorporating coconut oil into the diet or applying it topically can ensure that patients receive all of the possible benefits of this versatile oil.

Key Takeaways:

  • Coconut oil has great possibilities for health benefits and has been used quite often for its antibacterial properties
  • Patients who use coconut oil have shown a decrease in chemotherapy related side effects
  • It easily absorbed through the skin or taken as an oil pull in your mouth

“During clinical studies by the American Society for Nutrition, research showed that the fats found in coconut oil can be used in the treatment and prevention of diseases such as “diabetes, osteoporosis, virus-related diseases (mononucleosis, hepatitis C, herpes, etc.), gallbladder disease, Chrohn’s disease, and cancer.””

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