Organic coconut oil is very beneficial oil that can be used on the hair, skin, and nails. It is rich in medium chain fatty acids, and the lauric acid turns into the anti-microbial monolaurin to treat internal problems in the body, and to support the immune system in AIDS victims. Organic coconut oil releases ketones. Many people follow a low carbohydrate high protein diet to promote the release of ketones to burn fat, but the regular consumption of coconut oil can aid fat loss without the unpleasant symptoms that manifest during a high protein low carbohydrate diet.
The medium chain triglycerides found in coconut oil are absorbed in a different way by the body. There have been many studies to show that the fatty acid content is beneficial to prevent the symptoms of brain degenerative diseases like Alzheimers and Parkinsons. Coconut oil benefits the brain through its release of ketones. There are further studies underway on the benefits of a low carbohydrate high fat diet to treat disorders like epilepsy. A high fat diet has shown to treat drug resistant children with epilepsy.
There are many types of detoxifications methods, from straight water fasting and the maple syrup detox to juicing and dry skin brushing. Fasting with coconut oil is another effective way to cleanse the body and give the digestive system ample time to rest. The digestive system is constantly at work pulling out the nutrients from foods, and discarding the rest for excretion. The human body is a wonderful machine.
If you have a gym membership you will probably also have access to a steam or shower facility. A sauna treatment not only removes toxins from the skin, but it also provides a myriad of other health benefits. Perspiration is the body’s natural cooling mechanism and loose vital salts in the process which can leave your skin looking dry.
The benefits of having a pet are numerous as they can affect both our physical and internal wellbeing. They are known to be great for the heart, our immunity, blood vessels and waistline. Just the thought of seeing an excited pet waiting for you after a stressful day can make you smile. Due of allergies, many can’t have the ever loving cats and dogs however the list of house pets today are unending. From rabbits to hamsters to fish the list can go on.
Nutritionists and weight loss experts recommend that we avoid saturated fats, but cold pressed coconut oil is a beneficial saturated fat. Yes, it is high in calories, but its medium chain fatty acids can support weight loss goals. If you consume coconut oil you’ll find that your body starts to heat up. This is because coconut oil has thermogenic properties. The body is actually breaking down the fat content and using it for energy. This means that cold pressed coconut oil is less likely to contribute to weight gain. Use it for frying foods. Saturated fats are very safe for
Coconut oil used to have a bad press in the health community, as ninety percent of coconut oil features saturated fats. However, what researchers have since discovered is that fat sources are made up of different fatty acids. While most monounsaturated oils like olive and rapeseed are made up of long chain fatty acids that are difficult for the body to break down (and can be stored as fat), coconut oil contains medium chain fatty acids. It is these fatty acids that the body loves, as they are simple to break down. These are less likely to cause weight gain.
Oil pulling is an Ayurvedic detoxification routine that prescribes a teaspoon of oil is swirled in the mouth for five to twenty minutes. During this period, the oil collects any harmful bacterium that has settled in the mouth. This oil is better spat into a tissue and dispersed of, rather than into a toilet or sink. Many people have confirmed that oil pulling has helped to strengthen their gums, prevented the loss of loose teeth, and whitened the teeth.
There is a reason why heart disease is low in tropical countries. The individuals eat a coconut rich diet. Yes, this is a saturated fat, but not all fats are created equal. Coconut oil is nature’s miracle oil, as it is a rich source of lauric acid – found in mother’s milk. A baby’s immune system can be strengthened when it is fed the right concoction of vitamins, minerals, fats and proteins. Children are susceptible to an array of childhood illnesses, but with a strong immune they have a fighting chance of survival.
Life is full of surprises but we should never allow these to push us down to the point where we cannot recover from the unwelcome surprise or trauma. For the last few weeks we focused on the importance of keeping true to ourselves, accepting our current situation and educating ourselves in order to make positive changes.