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.
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.
Ten years ago, coconut oil was deemed the oil to avoid, as it contains saturated fat. But celebrities and health enthusiasts now state that it is THE new miracle food. Not only can it improve the unpleasant symptoms of brain degenerative diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, but it can soothe diaper rash, heal marks and scars, prevent dandruff, and leave the locks looking shiny and frizz-free. Is there nothing it cannot do? Is Coconut Oil A Health or Hype?
If you believe that the only sunscreen that is effective against sunburn are the conventional brands that fill the shelves of the supermarket and beauty stores, think again! These conventional branded sunscreens contain ingredients that are difficult to pronounce, yet we still smother our skin in them. Some sunscreens can increase the risk of free radical damage and even skin cancer. If you plan to do your own research on skin cancer and sunscreen, ensure that you look into the independent research, which will not be bias toward the benefits or disadvantages of conventional sunscreen.
It is important to be aware of what you put on your skin because it is the largest organ in the human body. Organic coconut oil is a miraculous oil not only for the hair, skin, and nails, but it’s also edible and is ideal to use in cooking. Now there is evidence to suggest that coconut oil can reduce the appearance of cellulite.
There are some oils that are more beneficial than others, and coconut oil is just one of them. Did you know that coconut oil has anti-fungal properties? Therefore, it helps to treat dandruff, psoriasis, athletes foot, and other skin problems. The body converts the anti-fungal lauric acid into monolaurin.