Posted by on January 7, 2015

Coconut 3

It’s a New Year and our thoughts are turned to health and wellness–at least for a couple of weeks! So, I think it is important to talk about an oil that is pretty amazing–both for our physical and mental health. That oil is none other than coconut oil!

Modern medical science is now confirming the use of coconut in treating many of the conditions below. Published studies in medical journals show that coconut, in one form or another may provide a wide range of health benefits. I have found over fifty uses for coconut oil and since that is too many to put in one blog, I’ll divide them into two different blogs. Also, these bullet points do not provide detailed information about the uses of coconut–but you can find detailed information online, if you are interested.

Needless to say, coconut oil is an amazing oil and can be use to treat many different things from your skin to your bladder! You can purchase coconut oil from Costco. It looks like shortening–because it is very white, but it can easily be melted and is not affected by heat. I put one tablespoon in my daily protein drink. I think after reading these two blogs on coconut oil you will agree–its uses are varied and many and you should add it to your daily diet.

Twenty-six Reasons to Consume Coconut Oil or Coconut Meat:

  1.  Reduces epileptic seizures
  2. Helps protect against kidney disease and bladder infections
  3. Dissolves kidney stones
  4. Helps prevent liver disease
  5. Is lower in calories than all other fats
  6. Supports thyroid function
  7. Promotes loss of excess weight by increasing metabolic rate
  8. Is utilized by the body to produce energy in preference to being stored as body fat like other dietary fats
  9. Helps prevent obesity and overweight problems
  10. Applied topically helps to form a chemical barrier on the skin to ward of infection
  11. Reduces symptoms associated the psoriasis, eczema, and dermatitis
  12. Supports the natural chemical balance of the skin
  13. Softens skin and helps relieve dryness and flaking
  14. Prevents wrinkles, sagging skin, and age spots
  15. Promotes healthy looking hair and complexion
  16. Provides protection from damaging effects of ultraviolet radiation from the sun
  17. Helps control dandruff
  18. Does not form harmful by-products when heated to normal cooking temperature like other vegetable oils do
  19. Has no harmful or discomforting side effects
  20. Functions as a protective antioxidant
  21. Helps to protect the body from harmful free radicals that promote premature aging and degenerative disease
  22. Does not deplete the body’s antioxidant reserves like other oils do
  23. Improves utilization of essential fatty acids and protects them from oxidation.
  24. Helps relieve symptoms associated with chronic fatigue syndrome.
  25. Relieves symptoms associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia (prostate enlargement).
  26. Is completely non-toxic to humans


Sharlene 2014





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