A Revolution in Our Understanding of Oils and Nutrition: OilNutrnRevln.htm
Gut Infections: HIV/AIDS, Measles-virus/ASD, Yersinia entercolitica/Ankylosing Spondylitis Unknown-gut-infection/lower back pain.
Exotoxins are released by living bacteria; Endotoxin is released when microbes die.
COPD-Specific recommendations: Shift fat-balance to include tropical oils, virgin olive oil & leaf extract.
POPG aerosol a hypothetical experimental mecicine.
Coconut Oil Antiviral & Antibacterial Characteristics Coconut - MaryEnig info.com:
Monolaurin inactivated pathogens in GI, respiratory, blood & lymph systems:
OIL Pulling: Mouth Hygiene and Lavoris
Pediatric Nutrition Formulas---Most Were/Are-still? Deficient in Lauric Acid:
Scientific Research on the Anti-Viral Functions and Effects of Lauric Acid: (and other saturated fats)
Mary Enig cites 24 references in Lauric Acid for HIV-infected Individuals
Restriction or elimination of essential tropical oil precursors in our diet is contributing to gut, blood, lymph and respiratory dysbiosis. Lauric acid (LA) in coconut oil converts to monolaurin (ML) in the gut. ML dissolves gut microbe’s lipid coatings and interferes with their ability to bind to target cells. (Ref: 3)
Certain oil molecules are precursor molecules for essential molecules made in the body. Saturated tropical oils have been given a bum rap. They are not harmful. Some “bad=saturated” oils have essential, beneficial modalities. Oil intake needs balance, which is missing in our diet based on the marketing nutrition propaganda we hear. (Refs: 1-6)
Lack of certain oil-derived precursor molecules restricts hormone, and/or enzyme production and action. Lack of certain oils and oversupply of other oils (canola and peanut oil [Omega-6]) can lead to inflammation caused by immune system up disregulation. Other web sources mention the positive antimicrobial action of olive leaf extracts and extra virgin olive oil.
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid =AA) also has an antibacterial and antitoxin action if administered by injection or as a high dosage IV. Oral AA in high, frequent dosage can control and kill gut viruses, such as Measles. Phospholipid (lecithin) encapsulated Liposomal-AA has improved gut to blood and blood to brain transport characteristics.
Vitamin C is an essential component molecule in the adrenal glands’ making of vital hormones. About 5 grams of AA are stored in the glands. If there is a vitamin C dietary deficiency, or a rapid depletion of AA levels from systemic toxemia (of any kind) then rapid onset scurvy may result which can lead in serious cases of toxemia or poisoning to anaphylaxis and sudden death.
Mary Enig described some bad effects of the fat diet components promoted by U.S. government and agriculture marketing lobby: low intake of tropical oils (Lauric, Palmitic, Capric, Caprylic, Myristic acids) causes susceptibilities to microbes, e.g. HIV, RSV, yeasts, TB and Mycoplasma pneumonia. These microbes persistently colonize our bodies and invade our cells, increasing inflammation, arthritis symptoms, etc. Other web searches extend the “microbes affected by LA” list. See below.
Dr. Enig has noted neglected papers that report insufficient butter intake in the presence of high amounts of refined canola oil has lead to heart lesions. In refining, the oil is heated, vitamin E and omega3 oil components are removed/converted, and the oil becomes a Trans-fat form to prevent spoilage. So much nutrition is lost that it kills in test diets when used alone. (Tests from Japan and Canada) Extra-hydrogenated tropic oils lose their nutritional benefits, in order to change their melting point and increase their shelf life. Un hydrogenated, fully-saturated tropic oils retain their natural nutritional, antimicrobial and health benefits. These are the fats with an even number of carbon atoms, Nc is an even number, 2, 4, 6, 8,….etc.
A surfactant, sodium lauryl sulfate, (SLS) a common detergent, derived from lauric acid and coconut oil, might play a similar role in the gut. However, a few websites describe the dangers of ingesting this common detergent. The manufacturing process (ethoxylation) results in SLS and related compounds contaminated with 1,4 dioxane, a carcinogenic by-product. The natural, gently processed oil is the preferred medicine.
The action of vinegar as a gut sterilizing medicine is well treated in the book, Folk Medicine by D.C. Jarvis, M.D. Fawcett/Ballentine Books, 1958. What is remarkable is that any form of vinegar taken 3x/day in 3 tablespoon doses diluted in 6 oz water, taken like a medicine, was proven effective in controlling and killing HIV in the gut; and the HIV in the blood drops to “none-detectable” levels within a week after starting the dosage. Vinegar has also been used as a folk medicine for food poisoning and to “clean” the gut microflora, since acid-loving gut microbes, especially yogurt and buttermilk bacterial probiotic cultures appear to be more healthy. Honey is also antimicrobial and can be used to make the vinegar more palatable.
Lecithin, which supplies phospholipids, especially phosphatidylcholine, improves the HDL/LDL ratio and is a choline precursor food that improves brain and memory functions. It should reduce heart disease, but it did not in one study reported in Nature. It was recently discovered that a specific bacteria in the gut converts the lecithin and speeds the growth of arterial plaques in mice. What was first thought to be a genetic factor is actually a gut infection that may be a root cause, nourishing the arterial plaque/biofilm infections.
Finding the gut bacteria action may also explain why excess choline intake can cause an increase in Alzheimer’s progression and plaques. One theory is that the plaques are a defense mechanism against brain microbial infections. The seat of the infection may also be in the gut bacteria. This opens the way to new treatments for arterial and brain plaques together.
Possible candidates for brain infections may be Borrelia (Lyme disease), Chlamydia pneumonia, Mycoplasma, and various herpes viruses. Dr Garth Nicolson reports: “Evidence of Mycoplasma species, Chlamydia pneumoniae, Borrelia burgdorferi, human herpesvirus-1, -6 and -7 and other bacterial and viral infections revealed high infection rates in the above [neurodegenerative] illnesses that were not found in controls.” Saturated tropic oils (coconut and palm oils) in the gut and systemically dissolve the waxy coating of the microbe envelopes and kill them. Capric and caprylic acids [from goat butter and cheeses] are particularly effective against fungal and yeast microbes. Palmitic acid from butter is the source of a respiratory surfactant molecule that reduces inflammation and makes breathing easier. Acetic acid (vinegar) is actually a short carbon-chain fatty acid where Nc=2.
HIV, EBV=monucleosis recovery or reversal has been reported based on coconut oil and/or vinegar (acetic acid), taken incessantly, like a drug, several times a day. MMR-live-vaccine sometimes causes chronic measles gut-infection. Autism (ASD) inflammation would be reduced if this vaccine measles strain gut infection is eliminated.
Dr Archie Kalokerinos has linked gut bacteria produced endotoxin with inflammations elsewhere in the body, especially in ear, nose, throat, adenoids and respiratory tract infections.
Systemically, antioxidant ascorbic acid (A-AA) levels are depressed by the higher reactive oxygen species/stress (ROS). The A-AA converts to dehydroxyascorbic acid (DHA), the oxidized form of AA. The A-AA/DHA ratio is a measure of vital health. When the A-AA/DHA ratio decreases to 1 and below, one feels very sick; vitality decreases to a life-critical dangerous state that resembles anaphylaxis. If A-AA is depleted, it is sucked out of its storage areas in the body, oxidized by toxins and microbe induced ROS to DHA. Since many vital chemical pathways in the body need A-AA and DHA does not work, the many pathways shut down. This can lead to sudden death. Supplementing with a few grams of AA each hour can be immediately restorative. In serious cases (hemorrhagic fevers), tens of grams of IV sodium ascorbate per hour may be needed to sustain vital biochemical functions.
Antioxidant AA Depletion
Dr Kalokerinos linked endotoxaemia, vaccination, and A-AA depletion to vaccine-induced sudden deaths after mass vaccinations caused a 50% mortality in Australia. Many years later in Uganda, mass vaccination programs were again linked to mass deaths and sudden onset scurvy.
When a successful antibiotic kills a microbial colony, endotoxins released can cause a life threatening or misery increasing depletion of A-AA by conversion to DHA. As A-AA drops below a critical level, histamine levels increase exponentially, resembling an allergic attack. A Jarish Herxheimer reaction or an antibiotic allergic response may be diagnosed. If A-AA supplementation of several grams per each hour is provided, the A-AA blood level depletion is replaced. The patient can feel the A-AA depletion and self medicate if instructed to eat more vitamin C when his discomfort increases.
Persons who take a lot of vitamin C each day, 6-20 grams per day, rarely have adverse drug allergic drug reactions, asthma or hay fever attacks.
Dr Cathcart has published a paper Titrating to Bowel Tolerance”. When you are sick, you can eat more and more vitamin C (A-AA) to an upper limit; then the gut gets loose and purges. Below the upper limit AA does not act as a laxative. The upper limit is highly variable, depending on the type of illness and the amount of A-AA systemic depletion. The gut purge is useful to eliminate gut endotoxins and the exotoxin generating gut bacteria. See the table in How Much Vitamin C. In order to get the most gut to blood transfer for water soluble AA, take smaller dosages more frequently.
Cleaning out the gut, sterilizing with diluted vinegar and tea, rebooting the gut flora and repopulating gut with probiotics, buttermilk, yogurt & Kefir, should help by changing the gut ecology. Maintain new ecology with daily coconut and palm oils and refresh probiotics with yogurt cultures and fermented sauerkraut. For IBS, a fermented cabbage culture was found to help.
Water-soluble, oral ascorbic acid taken 2-3 grams every 1-3 hour, up to 12x per day, has controlled/killed serious measles infections after 3 days of concentrated treatment. (Klenner-see below) Ascorbic acid with this level of intake acts like a systemic antibiotic/antiviral, provided its blood concentration is not allowed to drop for several days. Since it transfers from gut to blood at less than 15% efficiency, more than 85% of the input AA remains in the gut to kill viruses like measles virus there.
Coconut oil and palm oils with natural vitamin A (Carotenoids) are strongly antiviral. Palm oils with natural Tocopherols (4 active vitamin E components) and tocotrienols (4 active Vitamin E Components Beyond Tocopherols) are also antiviral providing antioxidants that protect the liver under stress by microbes and oxides. Gut uptake to blood for lipids is much more efficient than for vitamin C.
Proteolytic enzymes (Serapeptase, Papain, Bromelain) will also act to dissolve coatings of intestinal (worm) parasites, improving gut health by decreasing the persistence of the parasites. Fresh fruit daily: Pineapple, Papaya, Kiwifruit will provide these enzymes naturally. Serapeptase should be taken on an empty stomach.
A palm oil derivative, Palmitoyl-oleoyl-phosphatidyl-glycerol (POPG), a phospholipid surfactant, is normally found in the lungs. It plays a complex beneficial role in binding to respiratory synclinal virus (RSV), to Mycoplasma pneumoniae, and likely to other COPD bacterial components. POPG interferes with the respiratory microbes’ ability to invade epithelial cells and immune cells, to replicate, and to form plaques/biofilms. It also interferes with RSV’s ability to attach to molecules that stimulate immune reactivity. (Refs: 7,8)
A dietary intake low in palm-derived oils, (or excluding butter) denies nutritional precursors to POPG, and is likely to predispose to COPD, by reducing this beneficial surfactant component on the air-tissue boundary. POPG reduces the film surface tension, making it easier to breathe. Starve yourself of butter and you will have less POPG made and not enough is available to block the microbial ligand function that enables the microbes to invade epithelial cells, and to trigger the immune reactions. This is why all the butter starved mice fed exclusively canola oil died.
Add butter, palm, palm kernel, and coconut oils to the daily diet in amounts of several tablespoons. Use these oils in place of oils from peanut, rapeseed=canola, corn, soybeans, cottonseed, etc.
Vinegar taken daily has a similar microbe coat-dissolving effect in the gut. These ingredients can be added appropriately to recipes or taken separately as a supplement. A few margarines exist that have combined butter and palm oils, seek these out.
POPG is available as a powder in small amounts (100 milligrams) but is expensive. However, only micrograms would be needed in an inhaler/puffer (~50ug/ml) POPG could be liquefied and packaged in a spray bottle by a compounding pharmacy. Nebulizer doses could be made up.
The enzyme Serapeptase is known to lyse fibrin, to liquefy mucus, and to destroy respiratory bacterial biofilms. It can be taken as needed to reduce congestion and facilitate breathing. It lyses biofilm colonies systemically.
Another decongestant, Guaifenesin, is found in Mucinex and similar cold medicines. A Guaifenesin protocol for fibromyalgia is described here. Google [Fibromyalgia, Guaifenesin] for more citations. Guaifenesin in medically active levels induces a Herxheimer reaction where symptoms get worse, indicating toxemia from killed bacteria. Probably from breakup of biofilms protecting the microbe colonies. AA supplementation to manage the symptoms and the use of Angiotensin Release Blocker (ARBs) drugs can be helpful. See the Trevor Marshal Protocol.
Olive leaf extract and or extra virgin olive oil is also recommended as a COPD remedy. The olive tree leaves and fruit are highly antimicrobial, including viruses. See COPD Countermeasures.
Xanthan gum is made by some bacteria for the purposes of stabilizing biofilm colonies. It is a thickening agent used in foods, like puddings. It is likely that eating xanthan gum promotes biofilm stability and microbial communication in animals, because xanthan gum is an important virulence factor in plant biofilm studies.
Many of the systemic yeast, bacterial, protozoa, and viral infections have a persistent colony in the gut. Candida (yeast), Mycobacteria paratuberculosis, Yersinia entercolitica, Listeria, Giardia, Cryptosporidium, Polio, Measles, AIDS, Tuberculosis, etc.
Coconut oil, more than any other oil, dissolves the lipid membranes of RNA and DNA viruses, many bacteria, protozoa, and pathogenic yeasts.
If the gut colony of a microbe is eliminated, and the ecology changed by repopulating with acid-loving probiotic cultures, the host may have a lasting remission.
Mary Enig: Coconut Oil Antiviral & Antibacterial (Synopsis below) Coconut-info.com:
There was a case history in the US in which an infant tested HIV positive had become HIV negative. It was fed with an infant formula with a high coconut oil content… … the 'viral load' of HIV came down when fed a diet generating Monolaurin in the body. (gut, blood and lymph systems)
Monolaurin inactivated other viruses such as measles, herpes, vesicular stomatitis (VSV) and Cytomegalovirus (CMV)
Indian Coconut Journal, Sept., 1995, Dr. Enig stated: (Synopsis below)
Antimicrobial activity of the monoglyceride of lauric acid (Monolaurin) has been reported since 1966. (Jon Kabara). Early work by Hierholzer and Kabara (1982) … … virucidal effects of Monolaurin on (lipid membrane) enveloped RNA and DNA viruses.
Monolaurin disrupts the lipid membranes of envelope viruses and also inactivated bacteria, yeast and fungi. Of the saturated fatty acids, lauric acid has greater anti-viral activity than caprylic acid (C-10) or myristic acid (C-14). Monolaurin dissolves lipids ...in the virus’s envelope causing its disintegration, and killing the virus. Coconut oil is fed to cattle to treat Cryptosporidium, (a protozoa), in India.
Viruses Inactivated include:
HIV, measles, stomatitis virus (VSV), herpes simplex virus (HSV-1), HHV-6a probable as all other HHVs.
Visna (MVV=COPD/pneumonia in sheep), cytomegalovirus (CMV), SARS, hepatitis C virus, Influenza virus, Pneumonovirus, Respiratory Syncytial virus (RSV), Rubeola, EBV=monucleosis, Leukemia virus, Sarcoma virus, Influenza virus
Liposomal AA was reported to cure leukemia and SARS together, by Dr Thomas Levy for a farmer in New Zealand.
Bacteria inactivated include:
Listeria monocytogenes, Mycoplasmas, Staphylococcus aureus, Groups A, B, F and G streptococci, Helicobacter pylori, Chlamydia pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae, Escherichia coli (E. coli), Gram-positive organisms; and gram-negative organisms, if treated with chelator. Ascorbic Acid is a chelator.
Gut protozoan parasites:
Balantidium Coli, Entamoeba Histolytica, Giardia intestinalis, Giardia lambda, Leishmania, Cryptosporidium
Blood protozoan parasites:
Plasmodium Falciparum – Malaria (cell invading); Toxoplasma Gondii intracellular (cell invading) protozoa;
Trypanosoma Brucei – (cell invading) Sleeping Sickness;
In India, oils are used in the way mouthwashes are used in the United States, for oral and gastric health. Tropical oils, coconut and palm oils provide the maximum benefit. Lauric and Palmitic acid oils have the maximum benefits as anti microbial agents.
Daily application of oil mouthwash is enhanced by brushing teeth before using the small amount of oil as a swishing material for several minutes. The combined oil and saliva is not swallowed, but is spit out at the end of the pulling session. A small amount of the residual oil goes into the respiratory tract and a larger amount goes into the stomach.
Some GI/GERD blogs refer to the older formula used for the mouthwash, Lavoris, as a specific for bad breath from GERD (gastric reflux) which is about 6% alcohol with some soluble zinc/anti-microbe additives. A small amount (2 capfuls of this is swallowed on an empty stomach each day and is not diluted for about a half hour. The Lavoris appears to sterilize the esophagus and stomach epithelial cells. After 2-4 days of this application, the GERD symptoms may vanish until reinfection. Continued intake in this way is not necessary. All it takes is a kiss from an infected person to repopulate the esophagus with the microbes again.
Enig reported (~1992) that only one infant formula "Impact" contains lauric acid. A recent (2011) web references found: recommends that lauric acid be removed from infant formulas because it is not an essential fat (False!), because it is found in mothers’ milk. It is essential, and even higher intake amounts do promote better health. (Refs 1-6, below) The history of why lauric acid was first excluded and then later included in baby formula, after its absence caused global third world epidemic of baby malnutrition and mortality is increasingly forgotten.
A modified ester of lauric acid, Monolaurin (available in capsules), is sold in health food stores.
However, virgin coconut oil is widely available and is a food. It is available most economically in ethnic food markets.
Based on the amount of lauric acid in human milk and correcting for body weight, 24 grams of lauric acid daily for the average (~150 pound) adult. About 3-4 tablespoons of coconut oil. About 7 ounces of raw coconut daily would contain 24 grams of lauric acid.
Scientific Research on the Anti-Viral Functions and Effects of Lauric Acid: (and other saturated fats)
The properties that determine the anti-infective action of lipids are related to their structure, e.g., monoglycerides, free fatty acids. The monoglycerides are active; diglycerides and diglycerides are inactive. Of the saturated fatty acids, lauric acid (C:12) has greater antiviral activity than caprylic acid (C:8), capric acid (C:10), myristic acid (C:14) or palmitic acid C:16. In general, it is reported that the fatty acids and monoglycerides produce their killing/inactivating effect by lysing the plasma membrane lipid bilayer. The antiviral action attributed to monolaurin is that of solubilizing the lipids and phospholipids in the envelope of the virus, causing the disintegration of the virus envelope. However, there is evidence from recent studies that antimicrobial effects in bacteria are related to monolaurin's and POPG’s (palmitic) interference with [microbe-immune cells] signal transduction (Projan et al., 1994). Another antimicrobial effect on viruses is due to lauric acid's interference with virus assembly and viral maturation (Hornung et al., 1994).
The immune regulating snake oil (EPA and Myristic acid) of the 1800’s came from Chinese water snake. See Cetyl Myristoleate.
1. Issacs, C.E. et al. Inactivation of enveloped viruses in human bodily fluids by purified lipids. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 1994;724:457-464.
2. Kabara, J.J. Antimicrobial agents derived from fatty acids. Journal of the American Oil Chemists Society 1984;61:397-403.
3. Hierholzer, J.C. and Kabara J.J. In vitro effects on Monolaurin compounds on enveloped RNA and DNA viruses. Journal of Food Safety 1982;4:1-12.
4. Wang, L.L. And Johnson, E.A. Inhibition of Listeria monocytogenes by fatty acids and monoglycerides. Applications in Environmental Microbiology 1992; 58:624-629.
5. Issacs, CE et al. Membrane-disruptive effect of human milk: inactivation of enveloped viruses. Journal of Infectious Diseases 1986;154:966-971.
6. Anti-viral effects of monolaurin. JAQA 1987;2:4-6 7. Issacs CE et al. Antiviral and antibacterial lipids in human milk and infant formula feeds. Archives of Disease in Childhood 1990;65:861-864.
Vitamin C Antiviral Functions: Dr Frederick Klenner: (1953) Early Clinical Usage of Vitamin C.
“Our interest with vitamin C against the virus organism began ten years ago in a modest rural home. Here a patient who was receiving symptomatic treatment for virus pneumonia had suddenly developed cyanosis. He refused hospitalization for supportive oxygen therapy. X-Ray had been considered because of its dubious value and because the nearest department equipped to give such treatment was 69 miles distant. Two grams of vitamin C was given intramuscularly with the hope that the anaerobic condition existing in the tissues would be relieved by the catalytic action of vitamin C acting as a gas transport aid in cellular respiration. This was an old idea; the important factor being that it worked. Within 30 minutes after giving the drug (which was carried in my medical bag for the treatment of diarrhea in children) the characteristic breathing and slate-like color had cleared. Returning six hours later, at eight in the evening, the patient was found sitting over the edge of his bed enjoying a late dinner. Strangely enough his fever was three degrees less than it was at 2 P.M. that same afternoon. This sudden change in the condition of the patient led us to suspect that vitamin C was playing a role of far greater significance than that of a simple respiratory catalyst. A second injection of one gram of vitamin C was administered, by the same route, on this visit and then subsequently at six hour intervals for the next three days. This patient was clinically well after 36 hours of chemotherapy. From this casual observation we have been able to assemble sufficient clinical evidence that prove unequivocally that vitamin C is the antibiotic of choice in the handling of all types of virus diseases. Furthermore it is a major adjuvant in the treatment of at other infectious diseases.
“This experimental “strike” on vitamin C as an antibiotic opened a new avenue of approach to the problem of dealing with the virus bodies. With a great deal of enthusiasm we decided to try its effectiveness with all of the childhood diseases. Measles was singled out more so than the others because of the knowledge that it was a small virus like the one causing poliomyelitis. It was reasonable to assume that if measles could be controlled then Poliomyelitis, too, would have a drug that could prevent as well as cure the disease. The use of vitamin C in measles proved to be medical curiosity. For the first time a virus infection could be handled as if it were a dog on a leash. In the Spring of 1948 measles was running in epidemic proportions in this section of the country. Our first act, then, was to have our own little daughters play with children known to be in the “contagious phase.” When the syndrome of fever redness of the eyes and throat, catarrh, spasmodic bronchial cough and Koplik spots had developed and the children were obviously sick, vitamin C was started.
“In this experiment it was found that 1000mg every four hours, by mouth, would modify the attack. Smaller doses allowed the disease to progress. When 1000mg was given every two hours all evidence of the infection cleared in 48 hours. If the drug was then discontinued for a similar period (48 hours) the above syndrome returned. We observed this of and on picture for thirty days at which time the drug (vitamin C) was given 1000 mg every 2 hours around the clock for four days. This time the picture cleared and did not return. These little girls did not develop the measles rash during the above experiment and although exposed many times since still maintain this “immunity.” Late cases were given the vitamin by needle. The results proved to be even more dramatic. Given by injection the same complete control of the measles syndrome was in evidence a 24 and 36 hour periods, depending entirely on the amount employed and the frequency of the administration. Aborting of these cases before the development of the rash apparently gives no interference to the development of immunity. Recent progress on the rapidity of growth (a development) of the virus bodies by means of the electronic microscope makes intelligent the failure experienced by earlier workers when employing vitamin C on the virus organism (or bodies). Unless the virus is completely destroyed, as demonstrated in the experiments with the virus using measles, the infection will again manifest itself after a short incubation period. Small, single daily doses do not even modify the course of the infection.” The blood half life of vitamin C is 30 minutes with no intake.