According to research, whenever lactating women add foods rich in lauric acid to their diet, the amount of lauric acid available in her breast milk increases substantially to levels three times the original level and nearly double the amount of capric acid. Dr. Claudio Pillow said the following; “Coconut oil contains large amounts of lauric acid, a powerful anti-microbial fatty acid that protects the immune system of the fetus and newborn. Pregnant and nursing mothers should eat coconut oil to increase the quality of the womb environment and breast milk”.
Swimmers ear also known as Otitis externa is a condition that causes inflammation (redness and swelling) of the external ear canal (the tube between the outer ear and eardrum). Repeated exposure to water can make the ear canal vulnerable to inflammation. Swimmer’s ear is when bacteria or fungus grows in the ear canal. This happens when water, sand, or other small debris irritates the delicate skin in the ear canal. Other things that can irritate the ear canal include hearing aids, lots of ear cleaning, and eczema of the ear… Read More »
If not chapped winter lips, it is dry and crackly summer lips. We all at some point in time would have had this experience. It is both painful and uncomfortable. Coconut oil is a natural, homemade lip balm recipe. Try it and say goodbye forever to “chapped, dry, cracked” lips. On extremely low heat, melt 2 Tbsp coconut oil in a small stainless steel bowl or pot. After the oil is liquid, add 1 Tbsp of dried scented flowers of your choice and stir well. Allow to steep (again, on… Read More »
Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the airways within the lungs that affects over 17 million people in the United States. An asthma attack occurs when these airways narrow and the muscles around them tightly contract. The membranes lining the inner walls of the airways become swollen and inflamed, and the glands within these walls produce excess mucus. An asthma attack can be brief, or it can last for several days. Asthma sufferers whom incorporated coconut oil in their diets have seen a reduction in their asthma symptoms.
Not only does Coconut Oil taste delicious but it is also perfect for cooking, gum disease/gingivitis. It does not form harmful by-products such as trans fats, when heated to normal, medium or even high cooking temperatures. Many affected by gum disease or gingivitis can use coconut oil as a toothpaste. The coconut oil kills bacteria that cause gum disease and cavities. It also prevents periodontal disease and tooth decay.
Lung disease refers to the many disorders affecting the lungs, such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, infections like influenza, pneumonia and tuberculosis, lung cancer, and many other breathing problems. The lungs need saturated fatty acids in order to work effectively. Coconut oil is extremely high in these saturated acids. Maintaining a healthy intake of coconut will assist the lungs in its day to day function thus preventing lung diseases. Coconut Oil now is also easier to digest than various other oils.
Breastfeeding is a beautiful way to nourish your baby but sometimes, breastfeeding Is just painful! New mamas, as well as experienced ones, all seem to have one common complaint about breastfeeding. Sore cracked and sometimes bleeding nipples. It is no fun and far too often the reason that new mothers gives up on breastfeeding. This does not have to be the case. Coconut oil is the ideal nipple cream for nursing mothers who experience cracked, sore or bleeding nipples. Coconut oil will help heal the nipples by moisturizing the sensitive… Read More »
Studies have shown of all the organs in the body the liver probably receives the greatest benefit from coconut oil. Coconut oil helps eradicate the symptoms of liver disease by fixing the problem at the cause. Coconut oil heals your liver. Studies have shown that Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT) or Medium Chain Fatty Acids (MCFA) found in coconut oil can prevent alcohol-induced liver damage by suppressing excessive free-radical formation. Not only can these rare fat molecules guard against free-radical injury, but MCFAs can also shield your liver. Medium chain fatty… Read More »
Sometimes healing Bug Bites are expensive and complex. Here’s a natural remedy that not only heals bug bites but nourishes the skin in the process. Apply extra Virgin coconut oil to a bug bite. Coconut oil forms a thin layer over bite, protecting the wound from dirt and bacteria. Once applied to insect bites, it stops the itching sensation thereby speeding up the healing process.
Coconut oil help with the release of bodily gases and is the feedstock for biodiesel for diesel vehicles. Extensive research done in the Philippines have shown the use of coconut oil as an engine lubricant, engine cleaner and diesel for transport. Several other tropical island countries are using coconut oil as an alternative fuel source to drive automobiles, trucks, and buses, and to power generators. Further research into the oil’s capacity is on going in the islands of the Pacific, however, to date it appears it is not useful as… Read More »