I hope you enjoy this post and discover even more ways to use this amazing wonder of nature.
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Coconut Oil – An Overview
Coconut Oil Is:
- Anti-bacterial (kills bacteria that cause ulcers, throat infections, urinary tract infections, gum diseases, and other bacterial infections)
- Anti-carcinogenic (coconut oil has antimicrobial properties so it effectively prevents the spread of cancer cells and enhances the immune system)
- Anti-fungal (kills fungi and yeast that lead to infection)
- Anti-inflammatory (appears to have a direct effect in suppressing inflammation and repairing tissue, and it may also contribute by inhibiting harmful intestinal microorganisms that cause chronic inflammation.)
- Anti-microbial/Infection Fighting (the medium-chain fatty acids and monoglycerides found in coconut oil are the same as those in human mother's milk, and they have extraordinary antimicrobial properties. By disrupting the lipid structures of microbes, they inactivate them. About half of coconut oil consists of lauric acid. Lauric acid, its metabolite monolaurin and other fatty acids in coconut oil are known to protect against infection from bacteria, viruses, yeast, fungi and parasites. While not having any negative effect on beneficial gut bacteria, coconut oil inactivates undesirable microbes.)
- An Antioxidant (protects against free-radical formation and damage)
- Anti-parasitic (fights to rid the body of tapeworms, lice and other parasites)
- Anti-protozoa (kills giardia, a common protozoan infection of the gut)
- Anti-retroviral (kills HIV and HLTV-1)
- Anti-viral (kills viruses that cause influenza, herpes, measles, hepatitis C, SARS, AIDS, and other viruses)
- Infection fighting
- Has no harmful for discomforting side effects
- Known to improve nutrient absorption (easily digestible; makes vitamins and minerals more available to the body)
- Nontoxic to humans and animals
Weight in pounds/kilograms
Number of tablespoons of coconut oil daily
125+ / 57+
75+ / 34+
50+ / 23+
25+ / 11+
- Virgin (unrefined) coconut oil tastes and smells coconutty and is great for cooking and baking where you want that flavor. You can use it for anything but it will impart a coconut taste (mild) and odor (pleasant in my book)! Unrefined coconut oil retains the most nutritional value and is superior to refined oil.
- Expeller pressed (refined) coconut oil can be used for anything. It does not have a coconutty smell or taste. It is still outstanding to use but does lose some of it’s health properties during the refining process.
- Food grade should always be used.
Coconut Oil for Personal Hygiene/Body
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it externally, but some don't
blood tests becoming normal after ingesting coconut oil daily
pollen will cling to the oil.
have read that coconut oil is a really great healer for this.
congested from a cold or allergies
pain. Also fights the infection itself.
enemas twice a day depending on the location of the warts)
recipes with coconut oil.
pans, pie crusts, etc.
skin and hair, bites and stings
dermatitis, and itchy skin
their water bowl daily.
energy metabolism and decrease the amyloid protein buildup that
results in brain lesions in older dogs.
stuck chewing gum, leave in for about 30 minutes, then roll the gum
between your fingertip. Voila! It’s out!
paste. Apply to the “sticky” area and let it set for a minute. Then scrub
off with an old toothbrush or the scrubby side of a sponge.
all over exposed skin. Keeps insects off better than anything with DEET!
Tons safer too.
towel and then wipe down the statue. It cleans and helps deepen the
color of your bronze.
wood furniture. However, I recommend you test it first on a very small,
unobtrusive part of your furniture to make sure it works the way you’d like.
discussed in this post but not the focus)
source of fat in your diet)
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Enig, PhD, and Sally Fallon