We are exposed to endless pollutants and toxins in the air we breathe every day. Air pollution is of major concern. Not only are we subjected to car exhaust and environmental pollution, chemicals used in carpets, paint, glue, insecticides are the most common indoor pollutants. Harmful chemicals and disease causing germs are revolving around us, 24/7. No matter what we do, we cannot prevent contact with all harmful substances nor can we stop all toxins entering into our bodies.
However, our bodies are capable of neutralizing and eradicate toxic substances to maintain good health. However when the accumulation of toxins become overwhelming, they can poison the body directly or interact with volatile lipids (like polyunsaturated fatty acids we ingested through the consumption of very liquid oils like soyabean oil) to form free radicals, causing degenerative diseases, premature aging, chronic diseases such as atheroschlerosis and all kinds of illnesses. Exposures to increasingly drug-resistant germs caused similar effects.
It is generally an accepted practice that now and then we will need to give our body periodical flushes to remove accumulated toxins. Consuming Virgin Coconut Oil is a good form of detoxification especially when it comes to expelling harmful microbes. A good detoxification program using virgin coconut oil can greatly improve overall health and help in alleviating symptoms of serious health problems. Most detoxification programs include drinking lots of fluid especially water, and tea to flush the toxins out while eating light, high fiber food to help cleanse the intestines and reduce the load on your organs. Apart from the Virgin Coconut Oil, other supplements like psyllium husk, chlorophyll, vitamins, minerals, and medicinal plants such as cilandro also assist with a detoxification program, from helping to nourish the body and boosting the immune system to chelating heavy metals. Sauna is highly recommended, because it helps the body sweat out toxins as they are released.
|Glutamic acid /MSG||Dimethynitrosamine|
|Benzpyrene||Exotoxin / Endotoxin|
(Source: Dr Bruce Fife - Coconut Cures)
Virgin Coconut Oil, with its heavy content of MCFAs, transcend beyond being an excellent functional food to one that has natural abilities to help our body manages its defenses against harmful toxins and microbes.