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May, 2013

The Coconut Oil Thyroid Link

The effects of thyroids remain a puzzle for those who are either adversely gaining or loosing weight. Understanding how the thyroid works may give the readers a clearer picture of the Thyroid function and what can be used to keep it in check.

The thyroid is the gland that controls the burning of calories necessary to supply your body with the energy it requires to function. Coconut oil can be used to stimulate metabolism while supporting normal thyroid function. It also helps many to achieve their ideal body weight.

Coconut Oil Kills Head Lice

Head lice is tiny wingless insects that live in human hair and are common, particularly in children. They are grey-brown in colour, the size of a pin-head when hatched and of a sesame seed when fully grown.

They cannot fly, jump or swim and spread by head-to-head contact, climbing from the hair of an infected person to the hair of someone else and only affects humans.

If lice are visible in the hair permeate the hair with approximately 5mls of melted coconut oil rubbing it into the roots before bedtime. Shampoo next morning.

Should it not be visible, part the hair down the middle then dip your finger in melted coconut oil and dab a few drops of oil down the part on the scalp and one or two drops in the roots above the ears. The drops of oil will spread through the hair killing new nits that may have hatched. Coconut oil is a natural good smelling hair oil the oil conditions the hair as well as displaces the nits.

Great Coconut Oil Makeup Remover

There are lots of brands named facial cleansers and make-up removers. Many may sound familiar, however; there are also natural ways of removing make-up. These are with olive oil and perhaps even honey. These products may work but can be a turnoff as they are both extremely messy to use and in the end leaves one smelling like food.

There is a better product on the market that can be used as a makeup remover. It is a lot easier, and cleaner to use. This is organic coconut oil. Coconut oil solidifies when it is cooler than body temperature, so it is often in solid form to scoop out of the jar.

It even gets off every trace of makeup, even waterproof mascara.

You Can’t Get Away From It But You Can Treat It

We at Coconut Oil UK not only want to promote better health, but at times we focus on problems that affect our customers. We provide the necessary tips to either help you cope with an ailment or problem, and show practical ways of preventing it altogether.

A rash or more specifically inflamed skin, is something that everyone of us at some point in time experienced. Whether it was one caused by a fungus, bacteria or virus, they all come at the most inconvenient time. Along with there visit, they also bring with them a hail of symptoms and problems. These can be very problematic causing us many distress.

Listed below are the most common rashes seen today, and with the proper diagnosis, infections and itch can be contained.

Eczema- This can occur in both adults and children and its condition is not contagious. There are many branches of eczema, however Atomic Eczema is the most common form of them all. It’s cause is not known, but it often affects people with a family history of allergies.

This can be triggered by allergens, skin irritants, environment and more importantly “stress”.

Psoriasis- This is a bumpy scaling eruption of the skin. It mostly occurs on the scalp, face, neck, elbows and knees, and leads to flakes that scale and eventually fall off. It’s symptoms are itchiness, skin redness and fluid filled blisters.

Scabies- This is caused by an itch mite. Babies can get this in the soles of their feet and palm of their hands. This causes intense itching and can lead to the formation of sores, blisters and scabs. Scabies is very contagious thus immediate medical treatment is recommended.

Head lice- This is when lice lays eggs while attached to head hair. When these eggs hatch, they cause itching of the scalp. They are commonly found on the hairline, neck and behind the ears.

Diaper Rash – This occurs in most infants who wear diapers with feces or urine for too long. The irritation causes tiny openings in the skin which allows bacteria or fungi to invade.

Chicken pox- This begins as red marks on the body and face, resembling mosquito bites. The marks soon develop into fluid filled blisters that soon burst leaving scabs. This rash is extremely itchy and is quite contagious.

Acne- This is the most common rash found in teenagers. This results due to the blockage of hair follicles resulting in an over production of sebaceous in the skin. If not treated correctly, acne can become severe leading to scarring.

This list is not exhausted, but are a few of the most common rashes affecting many today.

All these rashes have a very similar symptom. They are inflamed due to too much moisture or not enough moisture. A common treatment that can be used to control all of these is Extra Virgin Coconut oil. The impurities found in the oil not only eases the symptoms, but in some cases gets rid of the problem, such as the case of head lice.

The use of coconut oil to treat such ailments is not new, but has gained popularity over time due to it’s benefits. It is proven that a regular use of coconut oil not only in our diets, but also on our skin can prevent many of these problems.

We do not advise the use of coconut oil as a replacement to prescribed medication, but it is safe enough to be used along with same. Treatment to each of these ailments are adverse, thus in all instances care and caution must be taken.

As long as we live we will always have to deal with rashes, however prevention in most cases are better than cure.

Coconut oil is a very soothing product for rashes. For more info on the use of coconut oil for same, CLICK HERE.

Coconut Oil To Treat Oily Skin

Telling someone who has oily skin they need to moisturize may sound silly but thats exactly it. Even the oiliest skin needs moisture thus, skipping oil can lead to skin that is chronically dry which is why skin starts to produce more oil.

Many with acne avoid oils, but there are some oils like argan and coconut oil that are compatible with the skin, absorbs well, and even work [to prevent] acne. These oils have antibacterial properties that help balance the skin. It may seem strange to slather on some coconut or argan oil over your broken-out skin, but it may just do the trick.

Coconut Oil a Soothing Product For Rashes

When it comes to healthcare and ointments for children, most parents are always willing to share their health tips. While many mothers are willing to share what have worked for them, it is not always wise to follow suit. This is because most children skin type are different and acceptance to a medication or ointment on one child, could turn out to be a skin nightmare for another.

One product that is extremely light, does not block pause and helps with these rashes is coconut oil.

At first, coconut oil increases skin rashes, itching, inflammation, and dry skin. This is because the toxins coming out make the skin unusually dry. These reactions are part of the healing process that will change and improve with regular use of coconut oil treatment.