Coconut oil - amazing superfood




Coconut oil, from the research I have done, is by far the best of the best. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that the benefits of coconut oil include hair care, skin care, stress relief, maintaining cholesterol levels, weight loss, increased immunity, proper digestion and metabolism, relief from kidney problems, heart diseases, high blood pressure, diabetes, HIV, cancer, dental care, and bone strength.

When I read all this I thought I was reading about organic sulfur crystals. So, delving further, I learned that coconut oil is sulfur based. When seeing bottles of coconut oil in stores that were cool from air-conditioning, I noticed that the oil was not liquid but solid. Upon further examination  the solid oil looked like tiny crystals.


But, being an oil and not something that would be consumed frequently in more than minute quantities, coconut oil is extremely beneficial over a long period of time as opposed to the immediate benefits of ingesting organic sulfur crystals on a regular daily basis.

That being said, the following will put into perspective why coconut oil should be added to one's diet regimen.

In the past, there was strong propaganda by the corn and soy oil industries against coconut oil because it was hurting their business and their profits. Their allegations were that due to coconut oil's high saturated fat content it was harmful to one's health. Yet, this oil has been used extensively in tropical countries like the Philippines, India (it is used extensively in the Ayuevedic system), Thailand, etc. for generations with no adverse side effects. Coconut oil was also very popular in the western countries like the U.S. and Canada but they succumbed to the propaganda and cut back on its use only until the early 2000s when the propaganda was questioned and seriously looked into. What they discovered brought back coconut oils' popularity.

The benefits of coconut oil is due to the presence of lauric, capric, and caprylic acids in it and the antimicrobial, antioxidant, antifungal, and antibacterial properties inherent within the oil. Our bodies convert the lauric acid into monolaurin, which fights the viruses and bacteria associated with herpes, flu, HIV, listeria, and giardia.

Despite coconut oil being more than 90 percent saturated fat, most of which are medium chain triglycerides, the lauric acid is the chief contributor to its assimilation. It also is rich in linoleic acid, oleic acid, poly-phenols, which are responsible for its fragrance and taste, vitamin E, vitamin K, iron, and organic sulfur.

Coconut oil is solid, before using it should be easy to keep warm in the sun, or immerse in the container with hot water

For hair, coconut oil promotes healthy growth, keeps hair shiny, reduces protein loss, eliminates dandruff when used in head massage, provides essential proteins for nourishing damaged hair, is an excellent conditioner and helps in the re-growth of damaged hair. It is applied topically after bathing.

For skin, it is a great moisturizer, prevents skin dryness, flaking, delays wrinkles and sagging, helps in treating psoriasis, eczema, and other skin infections. As such, coconut oil is the foundation of body care products like soaps, lotions, creams, etc.

For heart disease, despite its high saturated fat content, the lauric acid helps in preventing heart problems including high cholesterol and high blood pressure. Unlike other vegetable oils, the saturated fats in coconut oil are not harmful and does not increase LDL (bad cholesterol) levels) and in reducing injuries in the arteries is effective in preventing atherosclerosis.

For weight loss, the short and medium-chain fatty acids help if taking off excessive weight. It is easily digested, promotes healthy functioning of the thyroid gland, increases body metabolism by reducing stress on the pancreas, and burns more energy, which equates to weight loss.

For digestion, its internal use is as a cooking oil. It improves the digestive system, prevents various digestive related problems including irritable bowel syndrome, the saturated fats, with their anti-microbial properties, help in dealing with bacteria, fungi, and parasites that cause indigestion, and it helps in the absorption of other nutrients like vitamins, minerals and amino acids.

For the immune system, the anti-microbial fats, lauric, capric, and caprylic acids, through their antifungal, antibacterial, and antiviral properties, strengthen the immune system. The lauric acid, which is converted into monolaurin helps in dealing with viruses and bacteria that cause herpes, the flu, HIV, and giardia.

For healing infections, coconut oil protects the infected part of the body by forming a protective covering preventing the entry from dust, air, fungi, bacteria, and virus. For bruises, it speeds up the healing process by repairing the damaged tissue. According to the Coconut Research Center, coconut oil kills viruses that cause the flu, measles, hepatitis, herpes, SARS, etc., and kills the bacteria that cause ulcers, throat infections, urinary tract infections, pneumonia, gonorrhea, Candida, ringworm, athlete's foot, thrush, diaper rash, etc. For bruises and infections it is used externally.


But wait, there's more. Coconut oil reduces the work load on the liver and prevents the accumulation of fat; it helps dissolve kidney stones; it is useful in treating pancreatitis; helps with mental fatigue by massaging the head with it; it is effective in utilizing blood sugar thereby preventing and treating diabetes; because it facilitates the body's absorption of calcium it strengthens the teeth and stops decay.

Because coconut oil contains lesser calories than other oils, its fat is easily converted into energy, does not lead to an accumulation of fat in the heart and arteries, boosts energy and endurance, and enhances athletic performance.

If the oil is in its solid form and you want to use it topically, just melt it down to its liquid form. You can do this by putting some in a small bowel and putting it in the sun, or by putting the bottle in warm water, or heating some in a container over a low heat. Under no circumstances use a microwave! A microwave will change the molecular composition, as it does with food, and makes it into something that the body has no idea of what it is consuming. Is this euphemistically saying to throw out your microwave? YES!! If you don't really care about your health, keep it.

Oh yeah, the reason it's so great for cooking is because of its high heat tolerance. Because of this, and unlike other vegetable oils, it will not become rancid from high heat.

If you reflect upon coconut oil's incredible health benefits, it's like reading the benefits of the organic sulfur crystals. Using both on a daily basis will change your health forever.The two together are as effective as Batman and Robin. Imagine!






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Junk Food Shown to Make Men Infertile



A diet high in saturated fat has been linked with a reduced sperm count

A study of 99 men attending a US fertility clinic found those eating junk food diets had poorer sperm quality.

High intakes of omega-3 fatty acids, found in fish and plant oils, were associated with higher sperm concentration.
More work is needed to confirm the findings, the researchers report in the journal Human Reproduction.

The team, led by Prof Jill Attaman from Harvard Medical School in Boston, questioned men about their diet and analysed sperm samples over the course of four years.


Compared with those eating the least fat, men with the highest fat intake had a 43% lower sperm count and 38% lower sperm concentration (number of sperm per unit volume of semen).

Men consuming the most omega-3 fatty acids had sperm with a more normal structure than men with the lowest intake.

Prof Attaman said: "The magnitude of the association is quite dramatic and provides further support for the health efforts to limit consumption of saturated fat given their relation with other health outcomes such as cardiovascular disease."

However, 71% of participants were overweight or obese, which could have had an impact on sperm quality. Furthermore, none of the men had sperm counts or concentrations below the "normal" levels defined by the World Health Organization of at least 39 million and 15 million per millilitre.

Commenting on the research, British fertility expert Dr Allan Pacey, of the University of Sheffield, said: "This is a relatively small study showing an association between dietary intake of saturated fats and semen quality.

"Perhaps unsurprisingly there appeared to be a reasonable association between the two, with men who ate the highest levels of saturated fats having the lowest sperm counts and those eating the most omega-3 polyunsaturated fats having the highest.

 "Importantly, the study does not show that one causes the other and further work needs to be carried out to clarify this. But it does add weight to the argument that having a good healthy diet may benefit male fertility as well as being good general health advice."

   The Fast Food Lifestyle is Threatening our Species

Perhaps the link between junk food consumption and infertility has to do with genetically modified ingredients. The majority of fast food contains GMOs, along with synthetic meat, electronic cigarette fillers, and ingredients used to make silicone breast implants. In 2008, an Australian study linked consumption of GMOs with infertility, providing concrete evidence that GMOs are negatively effecting the reproductive system. This would explain why junk food consumption diminished sperm quality and damages the reproductive system — most junk food is loaded with GMOs!

Unfortunately, so are many other products including many seemingly-healthy products that carry the ‘all natural’ label. One major investigation found that not only do many ‘natural’ cereal products contain GMOs and pesticides, but even products labeled as “Non-GMO” can contain GMOs. Some “Non-GMO” products, like Whole Foods’ 365® Corn Flakes, contained more than 50% genetically modified corn.

   Restoring Your Reproductive Health and Securing Your FertilityAnother study regarding reproductive health and fertility found that despite the troubling link between junk food and seminal damage, there is something you can do about it.

A Japanese study involving 215 men found that those who took part in moderate exercise had healthier sperm with better swimming abilities than those who only took part in light exercise. Imagine the difference between those who never exercise and those who routinely workout 3-4 times per week utilizing high intensity exercise.

Through avoiding genetically modified ingredients and other toxic substances such as trans fat, exercising on a regular basis, and including nutrient-dense foods into your daily nutrition, you can improve the overall health of your sperm as well as your entire body.





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