Thursday, September 24, 2009



Gilda Sapphire Erguiza, MD*, Arnel Gerald Jiao, MD, Michelle Reley, MD and Shelesh Ragaza, MD

Philippine Children's Medical Center, Quezon City, Philippines

PURPOSE: The objective was to determine the efficacy of virgin coconut oil (VCO) as an adjunct therapy in pediatric community acquired pneumonia.

METHODS: This is an experimental single blinded randomized controlled trial conducted to 40 children admitted because of community acquired pneumonia. Group A (VCO group) received intravenous Ampicillin plus 2 ml/kg/day of virgin coconut oil orally taken for a maximum period of three days and Group B received intravenous Ampicillin alone. After the observation period, they were evaluated as to good clinical response or treatment failure. The time to normalization of respiratory rate, temperature, oxygen saturation, proportion of patients with adverse effect and overall duration of hospitalization were determined. The outcome was analyzed using the t-test, Chi-square or Fischer's exact test.

RESULTS: The VCO group had 1 treatment failure while the control group had 2 treatment failures but this was not statistically significant. The respiratory rate of the VCO group significantly normalized earlier than the control group [32.6 hrs (SD=21.73) vs 48.2 hrs (SD 17.62); p= 0.017]. More patients under the control group were still noted to have crackles at 72 hours compared to VCO group [12/20 (60%) vs 5/20 (25%) p =0.025]. VCO supplementation resulted in earlier time to normalize temperature (18.8 hrs vs 24.6 hrs; p 0.299) and oxygen saturation (60.9 hrs vs 74.15 hrs; p 0.48) and shorter hospitalization (75.9 hrs vs 91.85 hrs; p 0.391) than the Control group but was not statistically significant. Forty percent developed soft stools, 5 % had vomiting and 55 % had no adverse effect with VCO supplementation.

CONCLUSION: Virgin coconut oil is an effective adjunct therapy for pediatric community acquired pneumonia in accelerating the normalization of respiratory rate and resolution of crackles.

CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS: Pneumonia is still a significant cause of morbidity and mortality. The use of interventional measures such as VCO as an adjunct therapy can improve management of this problem.

DISCLOSURE: Gilda Sapphire Erguiza, None.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

VCO-Pemusnah Virus, Bakteria dan Protozoa


Minyak kalapa dara adalah pemusnah virus, bakteria dan protozoa. Kandungan Lauric asid dalam minyak kelapa dara adalah 'medium chain fatty asid' yang mempunyai tambahan fungsi yang amat berguna untuk membentuk monolaurin didalam tubuh manusia atau haiwan. Monolaurin adalah bersifat antiviral, antibakteria dan antiprotozoal. Monoglyceride yang digunakan oleh tubuh manusia atau haiwan berperanan memusnahkan lapisan atau kelongsong lipid pada virus, seperti HIV, herpes, cytomegalovirus, influenza, berbagai bakteria pathogen termasuk listeria monocytogenes dan heliobacter pylori, serta protozoa seperti giardia lamblia. Setengah kajian juga menunjukkan bahawa ia berfungsi sebagai antimikrobial.

Tindakan antiviral yang dikaitkan dengan monolaurin ialah ia mampu mencairkan lapisan lipid dan phospholipid pada kelongsong atau envelope virus yang menyebabkan kerosakan pada envelope virus berkenaan. Secara mudah, fatty asid dan monoglycerides menghasilkan kesan pemusnahan ialah dengan menghancurkan dua lapisan plasma membrane pada organism berkenaan. Kebanyakan daripada organisma pathogen yang dilapurkan tidak aktif dan musnah dengan tindakan antimicrobial lipids adalah di ketahui organisma yang bertanggung jawab sebagai ‘opportunustic infections’ bagi individu yang HIV positif.

Dari beberapa kajian dan penyelidikan mutakhir ini, telah membuktikan bahawa kesan antimikrobial monolaurin adalah berhubung kait dengan gangguan terhadap sebarang isyarat ke atas mekanisma cell organisma berkenaan untuk replikasi (replication)

Monday, September 7, 2009


Article below appeared in "The Australian" National Newspapers' Weekend Magazine 16 - 04 -2005

Organic extra virgin cold pressed coconut oil from Aclara Health is suitable for gourmet cooking and general baking. Organic extra virgin cold pressed coconut oil is one of the main ingredients in the revolutionary Coconut Diet for speeding up metabolism and thyroid health. Organic extra virgin cold pressed coconut oil is also ideal for cosmetic application to hair and skin. Aclara Health are Australian the suppliers of Organic desiccated Coconut and Organic Coconut chips.
Aclara Health supply kosher and Organic certified extra virgin cold pressed coconut oil for both bulk and domestic orders with in Australia and internationally.

Extra Virgin Coconut Oil and why the demand is growing for it?
New research (see Coconut news for 16-04 2005 Article on Coconut oil in "the Australian") is verifying that organic extra virgin coconut oil is the best oil for your health, weight managenment and has the potential to cure many of the ailments that have manifested in our bodies through having a highly refined diet. Aclara Health Pty Ltd is dedicated to bringing to you the wonderful health benefits of organic extra virgin coconut oil.

What Coconut Oil DOES NOT do: it does not increase blood cholesterol levelit does not contribute to heart disease it does not contribute to weight problems it does not contain trans fats & is NOT hydrogenated

What Coconut Oil DOES do: it supports healthy metabolic & thyroid function that promotes weight Coconut oil is the only natural source of beneficial Lauric acid other than human breast milk it has a mild delicate flavor. it is highly resistant to spoilage due to the antioxidant nature of the oil it is heat resistant (the healthiest oil for cooking). it helps prevent premature aging it functions as a protective antioxidant which may reduce risk of cancer and degenerative conditions. it supports immune system function. it helps prevent bacterial, viral, and fungal (including yeast) infections.

Extra Virgin coconut oil is not the same as inferior Copra (or Cophra) oil which is produced under industrial conditions with high heat, requiring bleaching,deodorizing and refining to produce an edible product. Extra Virgin coconut oil (VCO) is produced under low heat conditions (<>
Coconut oils chemical structure remains intact and resistant to mutations when heated to high temperatures making it the safest oil to use for cooking. It has a long shelf life because it is so stable.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

2009 A(H1N1) pandemic

In the 2009 flu pandemic, the virus isolated from patients in the United States was found to be made up of genetic elements from four different flu viruses – North American Mexican influenza, North American avian influenza, human influenza, and swine influenza virus typically found in Asia and Europe – "an unusually mongrelised mix of genetic sequences." This new strain appears to be a result of reassortment of human influenza and swine influenza viruses, in all four different strains of subtype H1N1.
Preliminary genetic characterization found that the hemagglutinin (HA) gene was similar to that of swine flu viruses present in U.S. pigs since 1999, but the neuraminidase (NA) and matrix protein (M) genes resembled versions present in European swine flu isolates. The six genes from American swine flu are themselves mixtures of swine flu, bird flu, and human flu viruses. While viruses with this genetic makeup had not previously been found to be circulating in humans or pigs, there is no formal national surveillance system to determine what viruses are circulating in pigs in the U.S.
On June 11, 2009, the WHO declared an H1N1 pandemic, moving the alert level to phase 6, marking the first global pandemic since the 1968 Hong Kong flu. READ MORE...

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

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Harga Biasa:RM40
Harga Kami:RM35
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Harga Biasa: RM205
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Harga Biasa: RM205
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Set Isteri -SI Harga Biasa:RM155 Harga Kami:RM135
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