Benefits of coconut oil.

Written by Lee Stevenson, sorry I am a lousy editor.

This is not medical advice I a writing the for educational purposes. If you are ill please seek the aid of a qualified and experienced functional medicine practitioner.

Coconut oil

Coconut oil contains monolaurin which has very potent antimicrobial properties against just about every type of microbe. It even helps to fight candida. It even has antiviral properties. I got very ill when I first took coconut oil because candida die of, or even die off from and infection causes endotoxins to be released so if you have an infection you may want to ease into taking it.

Coconut oil is very high in electrolytes so could help replenish many minerals in the body.

Coconut increases ketones in the body which can protect from metabolic diseases like diabetes. Ketones also help to fuel the brain during times of glucose deprivation.

Because ketones help to prevent seizures coconut oil helps to reduce the occurrence of seizures in those suffering from epilepsy.

Coconut oil helps to reduce triglycerides and improve cardiovascular health.

Coconut oil improves the health of the skin and reduces episodes of eczema and other skin diseases. It also protects from the negative effects of UV rays.

The ability to use glucose for energy is inhibited in Alzheimers. Coconut improves brain function in Alzheimers by giving the brain an alternative source of energy. This should help those struggling with hyperinsulinemia which causes hypoglycemia.

Since coconut oil increases ketones it would also increase life span because ketones have been shown to slow down aging.

Ketones improve mitochondrial respiration and improve function of the citric acid cycle which would improve the bodies ability to burn fat for energy which would help to stabilize insulin and glucose levels in the body. This is why coconut oil can prevent obesity.

C-reactive protein levels get high during Covid, Lyme and many other infections and can cause sepsis and even death. Coconut oil helps to reduce C-reactive protein levels which could help prevent the damage caused during infection.

Monolaurin in coconut oil helps to prevent over activation of the immune system which can help prevent autoimmunity. This could also help with asthma and inflammatory diseases.

Coconut oil can cause hypoglycemia if taken in excessive amounts and can actually cause weight gain if taken in excess. A tablespoon a day at most, should be enough.



This is not medical advice and should not be taken as such. I am posting this for informational and educational purposes only. If in doubt don’t get to know a plant and it’s safety before using it.

There are many plants in the Smilax family in my area which is the eastern part of the United States. The ones I am familiar with are S. Ecirrhata, and S. Tamnoides. S. Tamnoides has briars on them that really hurt when jagged by them. We also have S. Glauca, S. Herbaceous, S. Rotundifolia, S. Pulverulenta, and S. Pseudochina in my area. I have eaten the leaves and like the taste. Many say the young shoots taste like asparagus. I have never eaten the roots but they are edible.

Most of them have the same phytochemicals that I am familiar with so they will be the ones I list studies on.

Has anti allergy properties.

fights cancer

Reduces inflammation

Helps with pelvic inflammatory disease.

Protects against myocardial hypertrophy.


Has antimicrobial properties.

May have hepaprotective effects.

Contain Astilbin which is renal protective.

Contains steroidal saponins. Which has antifungal, and anti inflammatory.

Protects from lead poisoning.

Reduces oxidative stress.

Contains taxifolin which has many health benefits. It is also known as dihydroquerciten. Too many benefits to list here.

Fights herpes and other viruses

Helps with gout

Velvet Leaf Plant

Abutilon Theophrasti

This is not medical advice I am posting this for information and educational purposes and should not be taken as medical advice. If in doubt don’t make certain of a plant before you use it.

I have eaten the seeds but no other parts. This plant is new to me. I know it is Roundup ready because I have seen it in field that had been sprayed by Glyphosate containing products so be careful where you forage it. They can overtake a crop and can reduce production. The fiber is used to make rope. I have seen sites that claimed the seeds can remain viable in the soil for many many years. So when I forage them for the seeds I pull the whole plant out because I get them from a friend who grows his crops organically and uses no harmful chemicals.

The leaves have antioxidant, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. The leaves also reduce hydroxy radicals.

Contain Hibiscuslide C which is antifungal.

The flowers are high in flavoniods.