Coconut Oil and How It Heals Us and Our Pets
Coconut oil and I go back 40 years, when I first discovered how good it really was, no one really cared, or wanted to know back then about anything natural, because everyone simply reached out to the drug store pharmacy vs farmacy, and bought products. But for me it was a major eye opener, into the world of natural health, getting back to nature and what it intended to do for us.
Virgin coconut oil is a healing product, no other explanation for it, simply put it is a life changer, and the information on it today is vast and worth the exploration if you are new to its uses. I USE IT FOR EVERYTHING!
It is made up of what is called medium chain fatty acids, and one of the benefits of virgin coconut oil is that it is easily digested and does not stay in the body for any length of time.
Virgin coconut oil contains fat, but has fewer calories than other fats and does not cause the related weight gain that others do. Virgin coconut oil is a natural healing oil and doesn't remain in the blood stream as other fats do instead, it goes directly to the liver where it is converted into energy.
Because it is a medium chain fat, I remember researching it to give to my mom and dad, my dad when he cachexia (weakness and wasting of the body mass and muscles, due to severe chronic illness and loss of appetite) from his last years with dementia and my mom for her end of life cachexia from her last months with lung cancer, and anyone who has lost loved may also have noted the body weight loss in severe illness, as a result of this.
I call it a hitchhiker oil, as it aids in helping to deliver the nutrients into the body where it is needed, where they are more easily absorbed, then metabolized in the liver and used for energy as it improves digestion and nutrient absorption . It supports healthy metabolic and immune system functions. Reduces risk of atherosclerosis, cancer and other degenerative conditions. Helps prevent bacterial, viral, and fungal and yeast infections, as well as aiding in the control of diabetes.
There has also been great talk of coconut oil reversing dementia/ alzheimer's disease lately by taking it daily, and as a preventative by using it regularly in diet, and certainly no one has anything to loose by using it.
Coconut oil has so many uses, and it is so vast in its goodness, it is hard to really tell people the extent of the benefits to mankind.
The white blood cells in our bodies are in constant battle mode fighting to remove diseased and cancerous cells. When too many germs enter the body, the white blood cells can become overworked. In time or during stress, the immune system struggles and cancerous cells are not removed as effectively or efficiently, which allows the cells to grow and expand. Virgin coconut oils medium chain fatty acids help the body to eliminate these disease causing germs which alleviates some of the stress on the immune system allowing our white blood cells to do their job and ATTACK cancerous cells.
It kills bacteria that cause ulcers, throat infections, urinary tract infections, gum disease and cavities, pneumonia, and and other diseases, as well as fungi and yeasts that cause candidiasis, ringworm, athlete’s foot, thrush, diaper rash, and other infections.
I use it with epsom salts, and as a scrub for my skin and face. I also use it as my base for all my herbal creams. I use it for bushing my teeth and as a mouth wash for my gums. For skin it is amazing, it is absorbed quickly into the skin.
Refined coconut oil refers to coconut oil that has been bleached, and deodorized.
Unrefined coconut oil is often referred to as virgin or pure coconut oil. It is coconut oil extracted from fresh coconut meat and retains the distinct flavor and odor of coconut.
Choose unrefined coconut oil if you desire the fullest coconut flavor and the most phytonutrients. Choose refined coconut oil when cooking at higher temperatures. Refined coconut oil has a smoking point of 450 degrees Fahrenheit, while unrefined coconut oil has a smoking point of 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Take a hour or two and research Virgin Coconut Oil, as I cannot possibly cover its amazing uses, make sure it is virgin, and start making it a part of you, your family and pets diet and life. You can generally find it either on line or at any herb store. It is harmless and may just be what many of us need for that boost in health.
This link here is also where you can purchase it, as I always provide a link to products I personally endorse and use, and more LOVE!
Stay with me as I rebirth my past writings, and share the many natural things that make life a little more back to nature, but better I use them and they work. Coming up soon I will show how I make some of my creams, and how useful they really are.
Soulspiring with you - Vicky