Coconut oil has a wide range of uses and is also beneficial for our pets. Learn the top 10 uses for coconut oil and horses, including improved gut health, coat, mane, and tail conditioner, and much more! [...]
Paul Fassa - Natural Society | Summer time is beach time, or at least poolside time. But if you want some protection form the sun’s UV rays, don’t always reach for toxic sunscreens. Instead, pack some extra virgin coconut oil along with your beach towel and umbrella.
That’s right, the same extra virgin coconut oil found in your kitchen pantry will do the trick to protect your skin – minus the toxicity from health-compromising ingredients. Coconut oil has been used as an effective su [...]
A new study in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease supports existing evidence that coconut oil may help to alleviate the neurodegenerative effects of Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s. The study is tiled: Coconut Oil Attenuates the Effects of Amyloid-β on Cortical Neurons In Vitro. It helps shine light on a way to use coconut oil to reduce amyloid plaques, also known as (Aβ) peptides in the brain.
One theory concerning Alzheimer’s is that amyloid plaques build up in [...]
The results of research published in April 2014 in the Journal of Medical Mycology demonstrated the benefits of using essential oils for treating Malassezia dermatitis. The researchers treated 20 dogs with dermatitis caused by Malassezia pachydermatis. They used a blend of essential oils containing a mixture of bitter orange (Citrus aurantium) 1%, lavender (Lavandula officinalis) 1%, oregano (Origanum vulgare) 0.5%, marjoram (Origanum majorana) 0.5%, peppermint (Mentha piperita) 0.5% and Helichr [...]
People are using coconut oil for everything from baking to skin care, and with good reason—coconut oil is a versatile, healthful, and useful product. Though some of the benefits of coconut oil are vetted in kitchens and bathrooms rather than scientific labs, others have been tested and proven by researchers. One notable study, published in the journal Lipids, found that coconut oil could have a positive impact for those struggling with obesity.
For the study, the researchers analyzed the effec [...]
Coconut Oil has been a topic of news in the mainstream media again recently, so let's look at some of the misinformation that is still being spread about coconut oil. Mainstream media and the medical community have changed their tune about coconut oil, and gone from formerly stating that coconut oil was dangerous and should never be consumed, to today saying that it is OK in moderation, but should not be consumed in excess. [...]
Last year we brought you the story of a 74-year-old man suffering from Parkinson's disease and his remarkable testimonial of how coconut oil changed his life.
Now, he is taking an online "straw poll" of other Parkinson's sufferers and their experiences in using coconut oil. Several have replied and commented about how coconut oil has changed their lives. [...]
My book is called 'Thoughts of Yesterday.' The reason I gave my book this title is because when Mammy was at her worst with Alzheimer's, she could still remember her first day at school, but her thoughts of yesterday were gone. Her condition deteriorated quite rapidly, as we were advised it would. She had several periods of aggression which proved very difficult to manage and ultimately sedatives were prescribed to ease the symptoms. She had repeated kidney infections, one of which resulted i [...]
When my wife and I shipped the first "virgin coconut oil" from the Philippines into the U.S. back in 2001, there were only two other commercially available coconut oils being sold as edible oils in the U.S. market. Coconut oil was certainly not popular 13 years ago and there were few choices. If you were using coconut oil as dietary oil back then, chances are you were getting your information about fats and oils from Dr. Mary Enig. Many of her writings have been featured in the Weston A. Price F [...]
In what may the first study of its kind, researchers in India extracted the antioxidants unique to virgin coconut oil from the oil and injected them into rats with induced arthritis. They found that the unique coconut oil antioxidants reduced inflammation associated with arthritis more effectively than current pharmaceutical drugs. [...]
I see more and more people online chatting about the benefits of coconut oil for the body. I have found that I have fallen in love more and more while I travel. Having just a backpack full of stuff for a year long trip is hard, especially for a female traveler. In my quest to bring the amount of stuff down in my backpack, I have stumbled upon coconut oil as the ultimate savior. I list below the different ways in which I use coconut oil while travelling. Because of its multi-purpose quality, I am [...]
Coconut oil has been an important part of communities residing in the Pacific for thousands of years. When dentist Weston Price came to investigate the health of Pacific residents in the 1930s, he found that the locals had no traces of cardiovascular disease, had optimal dental health, and were fit and lean – effects that […] [...]