Experts: Virgin coconut oil can help prevent swine flu
May 6th, 2009 by admin
by MICHELLE OROSA, ABS-CBN News
Two experts say there are a lot of cheap, available means to protect oneself from contracting the deadly H1N1 Influenza A strain, such as coonsuming coconut products, particularly virgin coconut oil (VCO).
Former Agriculture Secretary and President of the Federation of Free Farmers Rep. Leonardo Montemayor says virgin coconut oil has natural properties that boost the immune system to avoid catching the strain.
“There is no drug that has been proven to be effective against the virus. Our best cure is p revention. And virgin coconut oil VCO helps do that effectively,” he says.
Virgin coconut oil has long been advocated by industry leaders, members of the academe, and loyal consumers as an immune-system boosting product that helps fights several viruses, including even HIV.
Dr. Tess Espino of the University of the Philippines-Los Baños says there is scienfitic basis for the claim, since VCO has lauric acid, a natural anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal compound.
“The natural derivative of lauric acid, monolaurin, actually breaks down the barriers surrounding the virus’ cells, effectively destroying the virus,” she explains.
Espino says the recommended dosage for virgin coconut oil VCO to be effective is 3 tablespoons a day.
But Montemayor adds there are also many other ways one can consume virgin coconut oil VCO or coconut, such as using the oil to cook, or eating directly from a coconut.
“Parang Pacquiao match lang yan, para matalo niya si Hatton, he has to train very well, strengthen himself and his body. Ganun din tayo, we have to strengthen our immune system against this very deadly virus,” says Montemayor.
Both Montemayor and Espino clarify that virgin coconut oil VCO itself is not a cure, but that if the virus is contracted, then it would still be effective in minimizing the impact of the strain.
MANILA, Philippines–A former secretary of agriculture is extolling the virtues of virgin coconut oil (VCO) in fighting against the spread of the swine flu virus.
ABA-AKO Rep. Leonardo Q. Montemayor said the high lauric content of virgin coconut oil VCO has been known to strengthen the human immune system against microbes and viruses like the swine flu.“This crisis can be turned into an opportunity for our coconut farmers and processors,” said Montemayor, noting that the Philippines was one of the world’s biggest coconut producers.
Montemayor said he would ask the World Health Organization to conduct clinical trials to prove the potency of VCO virgin coconut oil as a supplement to boost immunity against epidemics since his claims on VCO’s virgin coconut oil benefits were largely anecdotal.
VCO virgin coconut oil has become a heath fad whose advocates swear that it increases metabolism, reduces weight, improves skin and helps keep the heart healthy.
Davao City (6 May) — The Philippine Coconut Authority in Region XI is optimistic about the tree of life and the industry that it supports.
Lornito Orillanada, Regional Manager of PCA XI during the Kapihan sa Dabaw at Sm City Davao last Monday (May 4) said that they are expecting an increase in copra prices. He said that big milling companies like Franklin Baker and Legaspi are buying copras already at P20 compared to last week’s price of P15-17.
He said this is due to the rising prices of copra in the world market. Orillanada said that the low prices that the copra industry suffered were due to the waning demand in the world market due to the global economic crisis.
Orillanada noted that because of the low copra prices, some farmers have already engaged in whole nut trading rather than processing it to copra. The increase in copra prices would be beneficial not just to the coconut farmers but also to farm workers who depend on copra for a living.
According to data from the PCA, the Davao Region is one of the top producers of coconuts not just in the Philippines but also in the whole world. The region alone produced a total of 1.2 million metric tons of coco products which range from copra, coco oil and desiccated coconut.
The total national coconut production is about 2.5 million metric tons and is the top coconut producing country in the whole world. Last 2008 coconut export receipts totaled about $700-million with major markets in the United States, Europe and Asia.
Orillanada said that currently there are 376,000 hectares of farmland planted to coconut in the region. Only 1.5% of these lands were lost to banana plantations. He said that 14,000 hectares have been added as new coconut farmlands. The PCA is targeting 30,000 hectares of new coconut plantations.
He cited the PCA’s diversified product development as reasons for the coco growth, one of the products developed which has gained attention in the world market is coco-sugar. Coco sugar is being preferred as a sugar substitute because of its low glycemic index perfect for persons afflicted with diabetes. (PIA XI)
By Dr Bruce Fife
Coconut In Modern MedicineModern medical science is now confirming the use of coconut in treating many of the above conditions. Published studies in medical journals show that coconut, in one form or another, may provide a wide range of health benefits. Some of these are summarized below:
Kills viruses that cause influenza, herpes, measles, hepatitis C, SARS, AIDS, and other illnesses.
Kills bacteria that cause ulcers, throat infections, urinary tract infections, gum disease and cavities, pneumonia, and gonorrhea, and other diseases.
Kills fungi and yeasts that cause candidiasis, ringworm, athlete’s foot, thrush, diaper rash, and other infections.
Expels or kills tapeworms, lice, giardia, and other parasites.
Provides a nutritional source of quick energy.
Boosts energy and endurance, enhancing physical and athletic performance.
Improves digestion and absorption of other nutrients including vitamins, minerals, and amino acids.
Improves insulin secretion and utilization of blood glucose.
Relieves stress on pancreas and enzyme systems of the body.
Reduces symptoms associated with pancreatitis.
Helps relieve symptoms and reduce health risks associated with diabetes.
Reduces problems associated with malabsorption syndrome and cystic fibrosis.
Improves calcium and magnesium absorption and supports the development of strong bones and teeth. Continue Reading »
Coconut sugar is the next big thing to happen after vco virgin coconut oil was introduced in the market about three years ago. The raw coco sugar granules is dark brown in color like the moscuvado sugar from cane. It tastes like an ordinary cane sugar but with a difference, it smells like burnt coconut meat. The sugar particles look rough, but felt soft in one’s hand, easily melted in the mouth and tasted only slightly sweet.
For the health conscious consumers and diabetics, it can be considered to be the best sweetener substitute once it is available in the market because of the many benefits that it has to offer. Tests done by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute ( FNRI) and Department of Science Technology (DOST) of the Philippines has revealed a low glycemic index (GI) of 35 compared to that of cane sugar’s glycemic index of 50.
Virgin Coconut Oil-AIDS victim tells of healing virtues of VCO
Apr 30th, 2009 by admin
-AIDS victim tells of healing virtues of virgin coconut oil
By Cesar C. Villariba-Inquirer News Service Philippine Daily Inquirer
Editor’s Note: Published on Philippine Daily Inquirer
IN COMING out to tell a story that has to be told, Tom, 28, lends a face of hope to the 2,250 AIDS sufferers in the Philippines, who have been drawn into the global fight against the dreaded disease.
Beneath the sunglasses he wears are eyes moist not with self-pity but in triumph.
An all-covered getup, in the summer heat, hides a body scarred by a disease Tom contracted as a victim of gang rape while he was working in the Middle East.
Coming home in 2002, Tom was devastated to learn that hospitals and drugs could not help alleviate at least his pains, if not deliver him from the virus slowly gnawing at his cells and taking his life away.
His was the kind of pain that came not so much from the infections ravaging his body but from the shame the disease had brought him.
Given up for dying, Tom knew he had to look elsewhere-beyond drugs-to win his battle.
Franchise or Distribute Mr.Coconut Products
Jan 4th, 2009 by admin
Its so easy to become a Franchisee or Mr.Coconut distributor.
I. DISTRIBUTOR- Steps to distribute Mr.Coconut
First, try our product. we have to know that our distributors are happy with our product and can easily promote by experience.
Second, notify us on your plans by sending us a letter of intent and the area of distribution.
lastly, just purchase the allocated quatity for each type of distibutor.
3 Types of distributor:
The coconut nut is a giant nut
If you eat too much, you’ll get very fat
Now, the coconut nut is a big, big nut
But its delicious nut is not a nut.
- “The Coconut Song” sung by Smokey Mountain,
composed by Ryan Cayabyab
At first I think it’s panocha, a type of brown sugar made from a concentrate evaporated from sugarcane extract. Usually sold on half a coconut shell, it’s what’s usually sprinkled on top of bibingka (rice cake). A muted caramel in color, it’s sweet (but of course), and cleanly so, without any of the cloyingness that ordinary white sugar has. No, it doesn’t taste like coconut and yes, I’m crazy about it. That it’s low in calories and sugar free is a sweet plus.
This is coconut sugar, a sugar made from the watery sap that drips from the coconut tree’s cut flower buds. Already a hardcore sugar fan, I’m ecstatic about adding another type of sugar to my already very sweet collection of sugary favorites. This coconut sugar has replaced my muscovado for now as my sweetener of choice in my afternoon cup of coffee. And naturally, when I’m nuts about something (pun intended), I must find out all about it. Continue Reading »