Coconut oil is an excellent anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-viral and antifungal wonder food. The main reason it works so well for preventing and treating asthma is the lung surfactant which is secreted by the epithelial tissues is almost solely composed of a substance called palmitic acid. Coconut oil contains around 9% palmitic acid, so it replenishes the supply of this vital substance to keep the lungs healthy and working in tip top condition. Coconut oil also helps to naturally rebuild the tissues that are damaged by the wear and tear asthma has on the body.
Adults should consume anywhere from 2 up to 5 tablespoons a day of organic virgin coconut oil. Small children and toddlers (and pets depending on weight) should have around ½ to 1 tablespoon per day and older kids around 2 tablespoons. Teenagers can have the same as an adult. It’s important to remember that you can’t really overdose on coconut oil so there’s no “perfect” guideline. If you do happen to have too much, the only side effect you may end up with is a small dose of the runs. Nothing to be too concerned about.
Coconut oil is also terrific for oil pulling. According to coconut oil expert, Dr Bruce Fife, there’s a definite link between fluoride build up and bacteria in the mouth and the aggravation of asthma symptoms. So doing regular oil pulling is a very powerful way to remove fluoride and toxic bacteria from the body and prevent asthma attacks. And the good thing about oil pulling is the kids can easily do it too!
Here’s what you do…
Put 1-2 teaspoons of organic raw virgin coconut oil in your mouth.
Swish this around for 15-20 minutes (this is how long Dr Fife says you need to break up and remove the plaque and bacteria, along with fluoride, but it’s not too long that the body will start to re-absorb the toxins and bacteria). You will find that the oil will become thicker and milky as it gets mixed with your saliva.
After 15-20 minutes, spit the oil into the waste. Make sure you don’t swallow any of the oil as it will be full of toxins, heavy metals and bacteria.
Rinse your mouth well afterward with warm water, preferably warm salty water.
Brush your teeth using a natural tooth paste that doesn’t contain fluoride.
For best results, try and do oil pulling 1-3 times a day and make sure it’s done on an empty stomach (first thing in the morning is best). When the stomach is empty, this triggers the full release of enzyme-containing saliva. These enzymes are what pull the toxins and bacteria out of the blood and lymph fluids.