Coconut oil has a long and highly respected reputation in many cultures throughout the world, not only as a valuable food but also as effective medicine. Coconut and its oil have been used to treat many degenerative diseases. It has been seen to get rid of chronic psoriasis, eliminate dandruff, remove precancerous skin lesions, speed recovery from the flu, stop bladder infection, overcome chronic fatigue, and relieve hemorrhoids.
In the Central American country of Panama, people are known to drink coconut oil by the cup to help themselves overcome sickness. In India, coconut oil has been used for thousands of years in Ayurvedic medical formulations. In Jamaica, coconut is considered a health tonic good for heart health. In China, ancient medical textbooks over 2000 years old include the use of coconut for the treatment and cure of at least 69 diseases. Polynesian and Asian people call the coconut palm the “Tree of life”
In addition to this, the scientific literature reports its possible use in treating dental cavities, peptic ulcers, benign prostatic hyperplasia, cancer, epilepsy, Alzheimer’s, genital herpes, hepatitis C, and HIV/AIDS. Yes, as incredible as it sounds.
In September 1996, HIV patient Chris Dafoe of Cloverdale, Indiana, figured his time was running out. He had lost a great deal of weight, lacked energy, and felt worse and worse with each passing day. His lab results seemed like the final nail in his coffin. It showed he had a viral load of over 600,000 an indication of rampant HIV infection and a sign that he didn’t have too much time left to live.
Apprehensive and without hope, he made arrangements for his funeral, paying all the expenses upfront. However, while he still had some strength left, he wanted to take one last vacation before he dies, a dream vacation to the jungles of South America. So he flew to the tiny Republic of Suriname and venture his way into the jungle where he stayed briefly among a group of the country’s indigenous people. While there, he ate the same foods as the natives, including a daily serving of cooked coconut.
“The tribes Chief told me, “says Dafoe, “that they use the coconut as the basis for all their medicines. They eat cooked coconut every morning to help prevent illness.” While there, Dafoe’s health took a turn for the better, his strength and energy increased, and he regained 16 kilograms. Home again six weeks later he went in for another lab test. This time the results showed his viral lead had plummeted to undetectable levels. The HIV that once flooded his body was no longer measurable.
He continues to eat coconut cooked in coconut oil for breakfast every day, mixing it with hot cereal. He is convinced that it keeps the virus under control and allows him to enjoy good health. With a renewed zest for life, he says,” I feel great. I have more energy than ever.”
This is the true story of Chris Dafoe who returned from the Jungles of South America with Restored Soul.