Recently, an alternative cancer treatment has been revealed after a couple of studies showed that it is able to inhibit colon cancer.

Coconut oil is known as an effective alternative to various medications and people literally use as  a cure-all. However, even though it is time tested remedy and many people swear by it, very little research has been done on its effects. The good news is that a recent research found that it works great as an alternative to conventional colon cancer treatment.

According to a study done by the Adelaide University of Australia, “the lauric acid which is one of the main ingredients of coconut oil has the ability to destroy 93 percent of colon cancer cells. Bot in-vitro and in vivo studies done on the efficacy of lauric acid on colon cancer cells provided equal results.

Moreover, many studies done by the American Nutrition Association found that the fats in coconut oil can be useful in the curing and prevention of conditions like diabetes, osteoporosis, viral diseases (mononucleosis, hepatitis C, herpes etc.), biliary tract diseases, Chron’s disease, and cancer.”

However, despite the huge benefits of coconut oil, big corporations tend to downplay its efficacy, according to many people. Even Ty Bollinger, a proponent of alternative medicine believes that food manufacturers had a critical role in this.

“In the 1960’s, food manufacturers wanted consumers to buy their margarines and hydrogenated oils,” Bollinger notes. “To do that, they had to ‘discredit’ the products people had always used in their homes to prepare their food.”

He also explains that the coconut oil has been accused of causing health issues while it was its replacements that were the real culprits.

“It is the very goods the food manufacturers had been pushing on their consumers for thirty years,” Bollinger writes. “The trans-fats contained in these ‘fake foods’ were incredibly dangerous to your entire body. High fat, high sugar, and high carb diets were put under the microscope and found guilty.”

Even though the health properties of coconut oil are questioned as a result of its high fat content, most experts believe that it is this type of fat which can be used as an alternative treatment for cancer. Consequently, its use in regard to treating cancer is being thoroughly studied.