Coconut Oil and Chemotherapy

The study below found some significant facts regarding health effects of certain food.  This is an attempt by us to interpret the findings so that it could be implemented in everyday health practices.  It has to be understood that good eating habits are necessary for optimal health and that means that a variety of good foods have to be consumed every day.  We do believe that some food has medicinal value and could be used to help in the prevention and support of treatment in certain illnesses.  However, if it is not part of a good nutritious diet, it might lose its value.    Although we do believe in the power of natural food, we absolutely do not claim to cure any disease through the consumption of specific foods.

Kim Sooi Law, Nizuwan Azman, Eshaifol Azam Omar, Muhammad Yusri Musa, Narazah Mohd Yusoff, Siti Amrah Sulaiman, Nik Hazlina Nik Hussain. The effects of virgin coconut oil (VCO) as supplementation on quality of life (QOL) among breast cancer patients.  Lipids Health Dis. 2014;13:139. Epub 2014 Aug 27

This was a prospective study of 60 breast cancer patients in Malaysia. The sample consisted of 60 patients undergoing chemo therapy. Two groups were randomly formed and one group received virgin coconut oil as part of the treatment regime. It was found that the group who received coconut oil had higher quality of life, and less side effects of the chemotherapy treatment. These included fatigue, digestive problems, sleep difficulties, and loss of appetite compared to the control group.