I am so in love with Coconut Oil! This year in California the weather has thrown off so so many things. Be it weather that is affecting insects/bug or the dry air affecting my skin! After reading and researching the uses and benefits of coconut oil I am sold. I am so very excited to keep track of my journey in using this fabulous "cure-all"!
Some of the health benefits include hair & skin care, stress relief (and who can't use some of that?!), weight loss and management. You can even see a boost in your immune system, relief from kidney problems, heart diseases and high blood pressure! There are so many more benefits with the use of coconut oil I cannot wait!
More uses....(excerpt from Organic Facts)
Coconut oil is strongly recommended for a number of other benefits that are explained below. Using coconut oils has been shown to mildly help the following:
Liver: The presence of medium chain triglycerides and fatty acids helps in preventing liver diseases because those substances are easily converted into energy when they reach the liver, thus reducing the work load of the liver and also preventing accumulation of fat.
Kidney: Coconut oil helps in preventing kidney and gall bladder diseases. It also helps to dissolve kidney stones.
Pancreatitis: Coconut oil is also believed to be useful in treating pancreatitis.
Stress relief: Coconut oil is very soothing and hence it helps in removing stress. Applying coconut oil to the head, followed by a gentle massage, helps to eliminate mental fatigue.
Diabetes: Coconut oil helps in controlling blood sugar, and improves the secretion of insulin. It also promotes the effective utilization of blood glucose, thereby preventing and treating diabetes.
Bones: As mentioned earlier, coconut oil improves the ability of our body to absorb important minerals. These include calcium and magnesium which are necessary for the development of bones. Thus, coconut oil is very useful to women who are prone to osteoporosis after middle age.
HIV and cancer: It is believed that coconut oil plays an instrumental role in reducing a person’s viral susceptibility for HIV and cancer patients. Preliminary research has shown an indication of this effect of coconut oil on reducing the viral load of HIV patients (Reference).