coconut oil uses and benefits
Have you heard of all the coconut oil uses and benefits provided from consuming the oil of the coconut alone? You cannot help but reap mega health benefits from coconut oil.
I saw a woman put a heaping tablespoon of coconut oil into her coffee once and I about gagged. What was she thinking? I wanted to ask her what the big deal is with all this coconut oil and coconut water hype?
But the more I thought about it, the more I thought I’d better just do my own research; I’d have to anyway because half of what a person hears seems to be exaggerated these days and the other half doesn’t seem to have anything to do with the question you just asked.
So I came home and finally sat down to do some reading about what the best parts of the coconut were and what the coconut oil uses and benefits were. Actually there are some extraordinary health benefits derived from the coconut oil.
I guess that gal who was “drinking solid white coconut oil in her coffee” knew exactly what she was doing. This was a great idea for several reasons all around, but the main reason she used it in her coffee was because it gave her a jolt of energy before she began her aerobics work out every day. Yeah, I did finally ask her why she did it!
Then I read several articles about what the coconut oil uses and benefits of coconut anything were; I wasn’t surprised to find energy boosting among them. The instant she dipped that huge white slab into her coffee cup, it began to melt. It appears that the melting and cooking point for coconut oil is fairly low as well which is a good thing.
Actual Coconut Oil Uses and Benefits
As I Googled for coconut oil, I got a few thousand pages of hits; articles that began with what the health benefits of coconut oil were, to the Mayo Clinic’s answer for Alzheimer’s Disease, etc. It was a mile-long list of articles to choose from but most of them just had the basics. A couple of them did have something to do with “type 2 diabetes” and the health benefits for that disease.
I think that you will be surprised and elated at the same time with some of the health benefits. I know I have been cooking with coconut oil for quite some time now because I knew some of the benefits, but there are many uses for it that I didn’t know myself; this was a learning experience for me too.
The best parts of the coconut turn out to be the coconut oil itself. Yikes! Get prepared to rid yourself of every other oil in your home, with the exception of cold pressed virgin olive oil.
Coconut oil supports proper thyroid function. It has anti-inflammatory properties that help to reduce inflammation in the body. Inflammation leads to hypo-(or low) thyroid and hyper-(or high) thyroid. Either direction and it supports the thyroid well.
Just think of all the people who had their thyroids blasted when Chernobyl blew up, or more recently, Fukushima. I don’t think that coconut oil can help in this dilemma; all we can do is pray for those that will be touched for hundreds if not thousands of years because we chose to mess with radiation as we have.
I lost my own thyroid to Grave’s Disease (hyper-thyroid). I became ill after spending a hefty amount of time in W Germany when Chernobyl was spewing its clouds of radiation about and it began its float around the world. I just happened to be much closer to the site of radiation for that period of time; apparently for too long.
Inflammation in the body comes in many shapes and sizes. In fact, as with most illness and disease, inflammation is a key consideration for the use of coconut oil. Coconut oil helps the body rid itself of inflammation. This is huge.
Coconut oil promotes healthy brain function as well. One of the many malfunctions of brain cells as in Alzheimer’s Disease; they found that ketones in coconut oil work as an alternative energy source for these malfunctioning brain cells. Here is what a diseased brain might look like.
It boosts our immune system. Coconut oil contains lauric acid, antimicrobial lipids, capric acid, and caprylic acid. These are all known for having antifungal, antibacterial, and antiviral properties.
Thus, regular use of coconut oil will help to prevent colds, the flu, and even to alleviate some illnesses like Hep C, Herpes, and the Eppstein-barr virus. I didn’t read the studies far enough to find out how much or how long coconut oil must be used to help in these situations. But to be sure, the sooner we get started, the sooner the better in any situation.
For the promotion of coconut oil uses and benefits, it is said to have very healthy weight loss outcomes. Coconut oil is an excellent type of fuel and it stimulates the metabolism, helping the body to lose stored fat.
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Another thing that coconut oil does; it helps with digestion. It does not produce insulin spikes in our bloodstream and it is easy on our digestive system. Consisting of medium-chain fatty acids; these are easily absorbed in our digestive tract compared to the long-chain fatty acids in polyunsaturates.
Coconut oil uses and benefits are also important when we need help with the health of our heart. Total LDL and HDL levels are improved greatly by the use of coconut oil too. Coconut oil’s saturated fats increase “good” HDL and help convert the “bad” LDL into less harmful forms.
Rather than clogging our arteries, and causing damage to coronary health, and throwing us under the bus for a stroke, saturated fat has been proven to be very good for us.
There are therapeutic benefits for those with brain disorders such as epilepsy. These folks can be helped with the medium-chain triglycerides in coconut oil also. As I said before, coconut oil uses and benefits are known for helping to prevent Alzheimer’s disease which is one of the many problems, caused by type 2 diabetes).’
Coconut oil helps to maintain healthy, young looking skin too. You can apply coconut oil to clean skin. It helps to make the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines healthy and smooth. Coconut oil keeps our connective tissue supple and strong. Exfoliation of dead skin cells also helps skin to a keep a healthy smooth appearance; which is also a benefit of using coconut oil.
Coconut oil can even kill Candida yeast which loves to wreak havoc on our bodies when we use this oil. Studies on mice found them to have less of a colonization of the Candida yeast in their gut which was compared to mice that got other oils/fats such as soybean oil and beef tallow.
And as we all know, vaginal yeast infections can be transmitted sexually. males require the same anti-fungal treatment that a woman requires to rid themselves of the yeast infection. Taking probiotics may help but once diagnosed with the vaginal yeast, you will need a prescription to kill the fungus. Yeast loves places that are dark and moist in which to grow. These places are under the breasts, and after childbearing, many women have folds of skin in the pelvic area where yeast loves to grow.
As an animal lover, I am hoping that they have proven everything they need to at this point and are no longer using mice for testing. I am sure there are other ways of proving that Candida yeast is being annihilated in the gut.
Here is an important video that I think everyone should take the time to watch. This is a video by Dr. Amy Lee; she is a bariatric physician and surgeon. I think that you will be amazed by what she has to say about what is making us fat today and how to help ourselves! It is a fairly long video and I make nothing in the way of commissions from the sharing of it. But it is extremely important for you to hear and understand what Dr. Lee has to say; you’ll be amazed.
Coconut oil also helps to promote oral health. If you massage coconut oil on your gums for ten minutes per day, for a period of three weeks, will reduce plaque and decay-causing Streptococcus mutants. Coconut oil uses and benefits listed so many other talents beside the uses I told about above. It has many applications for beauty and first-aid treatments even. You can use it in certain housecleaning chores and in sanitization too.
While learning about the health benefits of coconut oil, I realized that there are many plants here on earth for our use. Those that have been here for hundreds, if not thousands of years, and we are just now learning about some of the uses to keep ourselves healthy or in many cases, repair injuries we have brought upon ourselves.
Coconut Oil Is A Microorganism Killer
Coconut oil is fairly new to most of us here in the United States. Especially when it comes to an oil as something that is healthy for us in many ways. This particular oil has so many different great qualities, we could almost hardly call it “oil”.
Both of these substances, lauric acid and monolaurin, can and will exterminate harmful pathogens such as fungi, bacteria, and even viruses.
Two very notorious pathogens; Candida albicans (cause of yeast infection) and staphylococcus aureus are obliterated by coconut oil. The coconut oil compounds listed above, the lauric acid and the monolaurin, were able to eradicate and destroy both pathogens.
Imagine that you have an overgrowth of yeast in your gut (not pleasant, I know) but it is fairly common especially with people who do not eat a healthy diet. Now you know what it is that you could use to get this overgrowth gone from your stomach! Coconut oil! If the choice was mine, and it is, I would eat it every single day just to keep the yeast beast gone. And on top of that, I will check into eating coconut oil instead of purchasing those very expensive pre and probiotics.
Simply eat a couple tablespoons of coconut oil everyday with breakfast. If you drink your breakfast as I do in the form of a protein shake, add the coconut oil to the blended shake and you will never even know that you are eating this added benefit in your diet.
Another prescribed but very toxic treatment that they use for head lice; something called permethrin lotion? It can be replaced with coconut oil. Even better, if you blend coconut oil and anise (common) it is twice as effective at eradicating the lice.
Coconut oil will also work on fungal infections, such as a vile form of athlete’s foot or contagious ringworm, which is especially picked up from pets.
Other Coconut Oil Uses and Benefits?
Use Them To Kill Your Appetite
Are you tired of purchasing those trial products that they sell for weight control that you see advertised online? Yep, only to have $180 bucks yanked out of your checking account a month later because you didn’t cancel that stupid trial offer? Talk about rude telephone people and products that are full of rubbish. I have tried so many of them just to be ripped off and only to be really disappointed in myself.
But in order of being honest, you would have to stay on one particular product for months to determine if it is going to even begin to work for you and I don’t have $180 bucks every month to shell out on some weight loss gimmick that isn’t going to work for me in the end.
There are many products out there that the people like Dr. Oz have glorified. He has given two thumbs up to so many of them and even he says that they work. But when they say “you don’t have to do anything different, just take the pills”, I’m pretty sure we can all agree that this will not work for someone who has been dieting for most of their adult life.
Because so many people pay rip-off prices for diet products that don’t do what they claim to do and then they throw it in the junk drawer with other bottles of unused, expensive crap; only to move on to another miracle pill that works about the same; can you see the multi-millions being spent on this industry? Aren’t you tired of losing money on garbage? Use coconut oil for several months, following along with the rest of this diabetes curing website, and see how you do.
I just read that there are over 86 million people in the U.S. who have pre-diabetes! There are 9 out or 10 who do not know that they have the pre-diabetes! And on top of the, over 30% will be type 2 diabetic in less than three years. We are building a mass disease and it is mostly not taken care of for many reasons. The doctors don’t tell you how to heal yourself because there are over 11 million docs in the U.S. on the payroll of our big pharma industries. I just read this on the internet. It was listed in the facts section of ADA.
There are coconut oil uses and benefits that can help with diet, dieting, weight loss, weight control, exercise, and even people suffering with the mood disorder of depression. I have been on the same anti-depressant for over ten years and not one doctor has questioned this? Something is desperately wrong with our medical society.
How about using something that just takes away your appetite without the jitters from all the caffeine they put into it? Could you lose weight by simply not eating so much? I don’t think that I eat that much to begin with but it’s a possibility that I am eating a bunch of empty calories I suppose, and don’t remember it at the end of every day. What about you?
I’ve not heard this promise before but they are saying that coconut oil can curb your appetite too. This has to do with how the fatty acids we consume are metabolized.
As we break down fat for energy, ketone bodies are created and are used for alternative fuel by our brain. They are also produced as we digest the coconut oil.
The Ketogenic Diet
This is a low carb, and high fat intake program; it also has applications to help treat other health issues or problems. Check it out, Google it on the internet.
This diet is very much like the Atkins Diet and Atkins emphasizes in his diet that it is important to get into “ketosis”. He instructs you to purchase the strips that you can test your urine with, the color of the strip tells you how far your body is into fat and how far into ketosis you are.
You can get in to ketosis by simply cutting back on almost all of the carbs that you eat and eat only fat and protein. Yes, that’s right and it is healthy for you.
It has helped to reduce epileptic seizures in drug-resistant children and others with epilepsy as well.
A study at New York Obesity Research Center at Columbia University reports that:
“Consumption of medium-chain triglyceride oil as part of a weight loss plan improves weight loss compared with olive oil and can thus be successfully included in a weight loss diet. Small changes in the quality of fat intake can therefore be useful to enhance weight loss.”
“Studies on men consuming the most MCTs (medium-chain triglycerides) at breakfast found they ate less overall at lunchtime. Those eating the most MCTs (medium-chain triglycerides) consumed an average of 256 fewer calories on a daily basis.”
Obviously there is much more to “the ketogenic diet” and if you Google it, you are sure to come up with the exact diet and how it works.
Or, like I said, the Atkins Diet is much of the same thing. It gets your body down and into ketosis.
The internet says “The ketogenic diet is a high-fat, adequate-protein, low-carbohydrate diet that in medicine is used primarily to treat difficult-to-control (refractory) epilepsy in children. The diet forces the body to burn fats rather than carbohydrates”. Thus the reason to not eat carbohydrates or as few as possible.
It’s a great diet because of the simple fact that you can eat as much protein and fat as you like. Because of that you will enjoy what you eat so much more and for a longer period of time. Depending on how fast a person wants to burn fat will key them to eating as little carb as possible so they burn only their fat.
I hope that I have convinced all of you that coconut oil uses and benefits are key to a healthy lifestyle in dealing with many life issues. Weight loss, dieting, healthy bodies, healthy hearts, and healthy minds. Purchase yourself a big tub of coconut oil and get started today.
I wish you all the happiness in the world but we cannot be very happy unless we are healthy; I know this as fact.
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