Coconut Care -The Benefits and Uses of Coconut Oil

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For years coconut oil had a awful reputation for being “unhealthy” due to high levels of saturated fats, but what research has found is that coconut oil is immensely beneficial and packed full of nutrients, vitamins, trace minerals, and poly-phenols. Close to one third of the worlds population relies on coconuts for food and or their economy to survive. The healing properties of coconut oil are far beyond any other nutritional oil and has been used broadly in traditional medicines, mostly in Asian and Pacific populations. Being as a rich food source and medicine, coconut tree’s have been given a majestic name of “The Tree of Life”.

With coconut oil being as powerful a medicine as it is a rich food source, coconut oil assists a wide variety of health troubles and cures many detrimental illnesses.  A short but varied list of these aliments are as follows Asthma, baldness, bronchitis, burns, colds, coughs, ear ache, fever, irregular or painful menstruation, kidney stones, nausea, rash, prevents tooth decay, prevents weight gain, scurvy, sore throat, swelling, tooth ache, tumors, upset stomach, weakness and many more. Coconut oil is also excellent for expelling unwanted parasites, bacteria, fungi, or viruses. Many people use coconut oil specifically for their skin, hair, and nails as it strengthens them and prevents protein loss which can cause hair loss, broken cuticles, or flakey dry skin.  It is difficult to list everything coconut oil is good for because it has so many benefits inside and out. Coconut oil is truly a remarkable food source, medicine, and topical treatment making it an all around health booster.

 

 

 

 

The Importance of Traditional Superfoods

CLO Even with a healthy diet and exercise, our modern diets are so lacking in important nutrients that we must consider the need for supplementation. I’m not talking about the synthetic supplements boasting ridiculous health claims that you buy at GNC; I’m talking about the traditional superfoods that have kept people healthy for centuries.

New-age, synthetic supplements are not recognized and utilized by our bodies as effectively as the nutrients from whole foods. What this means is that you are likely spending a lot of money for a product that offers little to no benefits. Some synthetic supplements are even down right dangerous. They often contain fillers, flow agents, stimulants, artificial flavors and colors, synthetic dyes, and other harmful chemicals. When it comes to my body, I avoid synthetic supplements entirely. Still, I know that our modern soil lacks important minerals and thus our modern food lacks important nutrients as well.

For this reason, I supplement my diet with traditional superfoods including grass-fed beef liver, green pastures cod liver oil, virgin coconut oil, chia seeds, maca, goji berries, and more! These foods should be thought of as Nature’s multivitamin, as they are incredibly nutrient dense with vast nutritional profiles. Of all the traditional superfoods that I supplement my diet with, I believe that fermented cod liver oil is the most important.

Traditionally fermented cod liver oil is packed with omega fats as well as vitamin A and D. Our modern diet is significantly lacking healthy fats, and up to 80% of the American population is deficient in vitamin D. Fermented cod liver oil works to prevent and correct common nutrient deficiencies while simultaneously boosting overall health. Traditional superfoods are extremely important because they boost your overall nutrient intake, health, and wellness, while causing little to no side effects. Superfoods have become even more important now that our diets are lacking in so many important nutrients. For optimal health, eat healthy, exercise often, and supplement your diet with traditional superfoods.