Body detoxification is key to maintaining and restoring health. The detoxification treatment presented in this article is an effective and completely natural way of removing parasites, viruses, and fungal infections. What makes this detox so effective is the coconut oil, oil which is made of medium chain triglycerides which strengthen the immune system. Moreover, it contains both caprylic and lauric acid, containing antimicrobial, antifungal, and antiviral properties. These acids destroy harmful bacteria while leaving the friendly ones intact. Consequently, they help maintain a balanced flora in the digestive system. It has been scientifically shown that coconut oil kills yeast and fungal overgrowth in the body.
Candida overgrowth is very common these days and it is even considered to be epidemic. Many people experience systemic candida, a condition in which the problem spreads through the body and causes many adverse side effects. The detoxification based on coconut oil eliminates the consumption of sugar and other carbohydrates, starving off candida in the system. Those who suffer from candida will experience a significant improvement after the coconut oil detox, in terms of reduced sugar cravings, fatigue, acne, eczema, sinus infections, and poor concentration.
- Fungal Infections
Fungal infections, such as jock itch and ringworm are associated with fungal organisms in the body as well as an imbalance of bacteria. Given the fact that both caprylic and lauric acid are antifungal, a coconut oil detox is a great way to detoxify the entire system and eliminate fungal growth. Many people have reported feeling much better after the cleansing period.
- Digestive Conditions
Coconut oil detox restores health and balance to the digestive system, which in turn helps treat digestive conditions like leaky gut syndrome and irritable bowel syndrome.
Lauric acid is turned into monolaurin in the body, a compound with strong antiviral properties. This compound prevents and destroys lipid-coated viruses, such as influenza and herpes.
WHY CLEANSE USING COCONUT OIL
As mentioned in the very beginning, coconut oil is made up of medium-chain fats, which are sent to the liver for energy rather than storage. Given the fact that it provides energy at times when less food is consumed, this type of fat is perfect for a cleanse. These medium-chain fats are very important when it comes to eliminating toxins from the body as well. Given the fact that virgin coconut oil detox accelerates the healing process by eliminating toxins from the system, coconut oil is regarded as a natural superfood.
HOW TO CLEANSE USING COCONUT OIL
Virgin coconut oil cleanse lasts for about 3-7 days and it is based on the replacement of regular food with virgin coconut oil. You should start with 2 tablespoons of virgin coconut oil a day and gradually work your way to 14 tablespoons daily. It is recommended to take the virgin coconut oil plain, but feel free to mix it with warm lemon water o plain organic yogurt in case you cannot stand its flavor. You shouldn’t consume sugar during the detoxification process, but you are allowed to sweeten the lemon or yogurt with stevia. According to Dr. Bruce Fife, the author of Coconut Cures, you can add 4 ounces of fresh coconut meat daily, if needed.
You should use organic, raw extra virgin coconut oil. Note that the oil should be unrefined, unbleached, not deodorized, and cold-pressed. By using this type of oil you can be sure that you are getting the most of it.
In case you have never taken coconut oil before, you should allow your body to adapt to it, by incorporating it in your diet gradually, even before the detox starts. It is recommended to start with half a teaspoon three times daily and gradually work your way up to a tablespoon or two three times a day. It usually takes about two weeks to reach the point of taking the full amount. Once you feel fully adjusted to it, it means that you are all set and ready to start the detox.
Introducing virgin coconut oil to your diet before doing the detox helps ease die-off symptoms which may begin once you start the detox process. These symptoms usually include dizziness, fogginess, joint stiffness, and headaches. They usually last for 3-5 days and indicate that your body has started eliminating the detrimental substances.
Below you have a recipe for a tasty drink which can help you nourish the body while on the cleanse. Make sure you drink plenty of filtered water as well!
- 1 cup filtered water
- 1 cup pure lemon juice ( works as cleansing agent)
- 1 tsp sea salt (replaces minerals which may be lost during a cleanse)
- Natural sweetener ( optional)