Study Review: Coconut Oil, Monolaurin & Other Derivatives As Antivirals

Study Review: Coconut Oil, Monolaurin & Other Derivatives As Antivirals

The quick summary: There are multiple published clinical studies on the antimicrobial properties of virgin coconut oil (VCO) and its derivatives, and they’ve been around longer than you may think. We asked a leading dermatologist and dermatopathologist, Dr. VermĂ©n Verallo-Rowell, who is a specialist in contact dermatitis, psoriasis, and its secondary infections — and whose …

Another Disinfection Technique

Another Disinfection Technique: Wash Your Hands, Use Monolaurin…and Virgin Coconut Oil Your Nose!

With new bugs and superbugs, we’re looking for more ways to prevent infection. Improving our nutrition and overall well being is important (which includes lessening stress and getting enough sleep). Another is increasing our probiotic intake. Some classic best practices include frequent and proper hand washing, upping your use of hand sanitizer, and wiping down surfaces with alcohol or bleach. But while alcohol isn’t an allergen, it …