Thursday, May 31, 2012

More than 101 reasons to use coconut as a home remedy to improve your health naturally

Coconuts are a versatile superfood providing nutrition, health benefits, and amazing medicinal properties all wrapped in one delicious package. Coconuts are totally natural, easily available and affordable; and every part of the fruit is useful. Green coconut water uses: --Natural, healthy source for hydration, energy and endurance, making it the perfect sports drink. --Restores electrolytes after exercise, vomiting, diarrhea. --Antiseptic properties provide antibacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal agents to purify blood -- killing measles, herpes, influenza, AIDS, SARS, hepatitis C... --Useful for emergency transfusions due to being close in composition to human plasma. --Used to prevent vomiting, nausea and replace lost fluids in cases of malaria, typhoid, influenza... --Dissolves kidney stones alkalizing urine pH. --Used as a natural cleanse, coconut water mixed with olive oil eliminates intestinal parasites. Coconut oil medicinal uses: Virgin coconut oil tastes and smells like coconut. Expeller pressed oil has no scent or taste and both types can be used medicinally. --Kills bacteria causing urinary tract infections, gonorrhea, gum disease, staphylococcus, MRSA... --Destroys fungus causing candida. --Kills viruses causing flu, infectious disease, typhoid, HIV... --Inhibits parasite growth such as tapeworm, liver flukes, giardia... --Eases acid reflux, relieves gallbladder disease. --Enhances proper bowel function and lowers incidence of hemorrhoids when oil is consumed. --Relieves and heals intestinal disorders, ulcers, colitis, IBS, and Crohn's disease. --Stabilizes blood sugar and insulin production. --Eases neuropathies and itching from diabetes. --Protects against osteoporosis and reduces problems from cystic fibrosis. --Enhances pancreatic function, enzyme production and reduces pancreatitis. --Improves magnesium and calcium absorption, promoting stronger bones. --Reduces joint and muscle inflammation, supporting repair of tissues. --Regulates thyroid function. --Protects against cancers of colon, breast, and digestive tract. --Medium chain fatty acids (MCFA) protect against development of Alzheimer's disease. --MCFA strengthen heart and circulatory system protecting against artherosclerosis and heart disease. --Prevents oxidation of fatty acids. --Provides antioxidants to fight free radicals slowing aging and degenerative diseases such as arthritis. --Relieves symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome. --Reduces incidence and intensity of epileptic seizures. --Stabilizes female hormones reducing hot flashes and vaginal dryness during menopause. --Lessens symptoms associated with prostate enlargement. --Strengthens the liver and protects against degeneration. --Soothes earaches when mixed with garlic and olive oil. Topical uses for coconut oil: --Forms a chemical barrier on skin to protect and heal infections. --Topical applications relieve pain and swelling from hemorrhoids. --Moisturizes and softens dry skin. --Reduces bags, puffiness and wrinkles under eyes. --Lessens occurrence and appearance of varicose veins. --Preps skin before shaving. --Mixed with baking soda, coconut oil makes an effective toothpaste. --Soothes sunburned skin and promotes healing of burns and blisters. --Heals psoriasis and eczema lesions. --Stops pain, burning, and itching of bug and snake bites. --Prevents itching from poison ivy, oak, and sumac. --Promotes firm skin tone, preventing age spots, sagging and wrinkles. --Eliminates head lice. --Removes makeup easily. --Heals nail fungus under finger and toenails. --Prevent nosebleeds by applying light film inside nostrils. --In combination with cornstarch and baking soda, coconut oil makes an effective deodorant. --Makes an excellent massage oil, a natural personal lubricant, and great sunscreen. --Conditions hair, prevents split ends, reduces frizz, controls flaky scalp and dandruff. --Removes scars and stretch marks. --Repairs cracked, sore, dry nipples from nursing. --Heals diaper rash and removes cradle cap on babies. Nutritional uses for coconut oil: --Enhances absorption of nutrients and improves digestion. --Provides a quick energy source and stimulates metabolism. --Produces immediate, usable energy source rather than being stored as fat. --Increases metabolic rate, stabilizes body weight, and controls food cravings. --Enriches milk supply for breast-feeding women. --Doesn't form harmful by-products during cooking when used at high heat. Sources for this article include: http://www.accessmylibrary.com http://www.thefreelibrary.com http://www.dshs.texas.gov/wichd/gi/wicnews_text_mar-apr.shtm#Coconuts http://www.naturalnews.com http://www.coconutresearchcenter.org/ http://www.organicfacts.net http://www.earthclinic.com/Remedies/coconut_oil.html http://www.uniben.edu http://faculty.ucc.edu/biology-ombrello/POW/coconut_palm.htm http://naturalnews.com/

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