42 Healing Ways to Use Coconut Oil


42 Healing Ways to Use Coconut Oil

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Coconut oil is one of the healthiest foods on the planet! There are many populations who have thrived for generations by eating coconut, Here are some of the amazing benefits & uses of this superfood.

  • Lower cholesterol

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    Consume regularly to help lower cholesterol.

  • Improve immune function

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    Regular consumption of coconut oil improves the body’s resistance to both viruses and bacteria.

  • Use in place of cooking oil

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    Coconut oil has a high smoke point and will not burn like other cooking oils such as olive oil or butter. It's great for sautéing, baking and stir-frys.

  • Help with weight loss

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    Coconut oil can help with weight loss if taken daily, since it isn't stored as fat..

  • Add to smoothies

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    It gives a host of nutritional benefits. Click here for a great smoothie recipe!

  • Use in place of coffee creamer

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    Coconut oil is a healthy alternative to coffee cream.

  • Boost your metabolism

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    So you can burn calories quicker.

  • Use as a skin moisturizer

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    Use in place of your daily lotion for extra hydration.

  • Use as a deep conditioner for your hair

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    Treat your ends to a conditioning treatment.

  • Act as a cuticle softener

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    Apply to your nails to soften your cuticles.

  • Act as a natural sunscreen

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    It's only SPF 4 though!

  • Soothe a sunburn

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    Or any other type of burn.

  • Hydrate dry, cracked feet

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    Coat the feet in oil and sleep overnight with socks on.

  • Use as a soothing eye make-up remover

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  • Soothe psoriasis and eczema skin conditions

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    Slather it on to see the benefits.

  • Kill intestinal parasites and yeast overgrowth

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    Take orally to kill intestinal parasites and yeast overgrowth.

  • Replace butter in baking recipes

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    A great alternative to butter to add moistness.

  • Use as a natural antibacterial ointment

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    Can be used for skin rashes and scrapes.

  • Soothe bug bites

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    Reduces the itch around bug bites.

  • Support healthy thyroid function

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    Stay healthy inside and out.

  • Use as a scalp treatment for dandruff

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    Soothe an itchy scalp and prevent dandruff in the future by keeping your scalp moisturized.

  • Stimulate hair growth

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    Coconut oil provides many great hair benefits.

  • Smooth frizzy hair

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    Hair oils are very popular, this is a great natural alternative.

  • Make a detoxifying body scrub

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    Mix with epsom salts to make the scrub.

  • Make a whitening toothpaste

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    Mix with baking soda to make toothpaste.

  • Improve digestion

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    Take before meals to improve digestion

  • Use as a natural baby lotion

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    Can also be used as diaper rash cream.

  • Fight signs of aging

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    Coconut oil is a natural facial moisturizer.

  • Heal cold sores naturally

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    Apply topically to heal cold sores.

  • Help with allergies

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    Take daily to help with your allergies.

  • Improve sleep and mood

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    Take daily to improve sleep and mood.

  • Improve insulin levels for diabetics

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  • Remove bacteria and plaque from the mouth

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    Through oil pulling, an ancient Ayurvedic practice, this provides a host of health benefits.

  • Use as a tropical massage oil

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    What more do we have to say?

  • Shed “difficult to lose” abdominal fat

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    Take daily doses of 2-3 tablespoons of coconut oil.

  • Use as therapeutic treatment for brain disorders

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    Such as epilepsy and Alzheimer’s disease.

  • Reduce appetite

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    Consume regularly to reduce appetite

  • Reduce hot flashes

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    coconut oil regulates hormones, which can reduce hot flashes.

  • Absorb fat-soluble vitamins better

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    Helps with the absorption of vitamins A, D, E & K.

  • Use it for shaving

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    It doesn’t wash off & it moisturizes your skin!

  • Make into a homemade deodorant

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    Stay fresh!

  • Prevent stretch marks

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    Just rub onto a pregnant belly.

I love coconut oil! Here’s why you should too. Coconut oil is one of the healthiest foods on the planet! It used to be believed that saturated fats such as coconut oil were harmful to the body and contribute to heart disease, but we know now that this is not true. In fact, coconut oil is a heart-healthy food that can be used for many health benefits.

There are many populations around the world (such as Thailand, Sri Lanka and the Philippines.) who have thrived for multiple generations by eating large amounts of coconut.

Coconut oil contains lauric acid, which kills harmful pathogens like bacteria, viruses and fungi. Breast milk is the only other natural source that contains such a high concentration of lauric acid, which could explain the drastic decrease of infections in breast-fed babies.

This tropical oil is also made up of medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs), which are metabolized differently than other short-chain and long-chain fatty acids. They are not absorbed by the body as fat, instead they are converted for the use of energy.

Cooking with coconut oil is great since it has such a high smoke point, or burning point. This means that you can cook at higher temperatures without burning the oil and damaging it’s properties. (Consuming burned oils is very bad for your health which is why you also shouldn’t be cooking at high temps with extra virgin olive oil.) Note – cooking with coconut oil doesn’t make your food taste like coconut, it actually has a nice, butter-like appeal.

Here are just some of the many amazing benefits and uses of this miraculous super-food:

  1. Lower cholesterol through regular consumption of coconut oil.
  2. Improve immune function and the body’s resistance to both viruses and bacteria with regular consumption of coconut oil.
  3. Can be used in cooking since it has a high smoke point and will not burn like other cooking oils such as olive oil or butter. Great for sautéing, baking and stir-frys.
  4. Can help with weight loss if taken daily, since it isn’t stored as fat and may boost your metabolism. (Results have been seen with 1-3 tablespoons a day.)
  5. Add to smoothies for a whole host of nutritional benefits. Try this one!
  6. Can be used as a healthy creamer substitute for coffee.
  7. Can boost metabolism so you burn more calories naturally.
  8. Can be used on the skin as a moisturizer.
  9. Can be used on the hair as a deep conditioner.
  10. Apply to your nails as a cuticle softener.
  11. Apply to skin as a natural sunscreen. (Only an SPF 4 though!)
  12. Soothe a sunburn or any other type of burn.
  13. Hydrate dry, cracked feet by coating the feet in oil and sleeping overnight with socks on.
  14. Can be used as a soothing eye make-up remover.
  15. Soothes psoriasis and eczema skin conditions.
  16. Take orally to kill intestinal parasites and yeast overgrowth.
  17. To replace butter in baking recipes.
  18. Can be used for minor scrapes and skin rashes as a natural antibacterial ointment.
  19. Can soothe bug bites and reduce the itch.
  20. Supports healthy thyroid function.
  21. Can be used as a scalp treatment for dandruff.
  22. Can stimulate hair growth.
  23. Can smooth frizzy hair.
  24. Mix with epsom salts for a detoxifying body scrub.
  25. Mix with baking soda for a whitening toothpaste.
  26. Can improve digestion if taken before meals.
  27. Can be used as a natural baby lotion and diaper rash cream.
  28. Fight signs of aging as a natural facial moisturizer.
  29. Heals cold sores naturally when applied topically.
  30. When taken daily, can help with allergies.
  31. When taken daily, can improve sleep and mood.
  32. Can improve insulin levels for diabetics.
  33. Can remove bacteria and plaque from the mouth with oil pulling.
  34. Use as a tropical massage oil.
  35. May help you to shed “difficult to lose” abdominal fat by taking daily doses of 2-3 tablespoons of coconut oil.
  36. Can be therapeutic for brain disorders such as epilepsy and Alzheimer’s disease.
  37. Reduce appetite with regular consumption.
  38. Reduce hot flashes through coconut oil’s ability to regulate hormones.
  39. Absorb fat-soluble vitamins better (like vitamins A, D, E & K).
  40. Can be used for shaving. It doesn’t wash off and it will moisturize your skin as you shave!
  41. Can be made into a homemade deodorant.
  42. Rub on a pregnant belly to prevent stretch marks.

Now, what are you waiting for? This is life-changing stuff. Get your hands on some coconut oil right now! Make sure you choose organic, unrefined, virgin coconut oil for the most benefits. Here’s a great brand that I would recommend.

Have you used coconut oil in any other ways? Comment below!

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Certified Functional Diagnostic Nutritionist at www.RealFoodHeals.com
Jennifer has worked in the health and wellness field for over ten years, starting out as a licensed massage therapist, and then moving on to getting her bachelors degree in holistic nutrition. She is now co-owner of a Day Spa in Southern California and offers nutritional consulting at her website.

Jennifer has learned that if you give the body what it needs, it will heal itself on its own. A simple concept, yet hard for many to realize. She believes that eating a real food diet, as opposed to the standard american diet (SAD) can help you find relief from symptoms, heal from many disorders and get to a healthy weight. She's the creator of the 28 day program to heal leaky gut found at www.HowToHealYourGut.com.

Jennifer uses functional diagnostic testing to discover the root causes of what is really malfunctioning in the body and creating symptoms. After four long years of trying to conceive, she has healed her own infertility with these methods and is expecting her first child.

She offers Functional Diagnostic Nutrition consultations and wellness coaching by phone and Skype. You can reach out to her at jennifer@realfoodheals.com.

Do you suffer from leaky gut? For a more in-depth method on how to heal leaky gut, check out her 28 day online program on gut healing at www.HowToHealYourGut.com.
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