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Hybrid Rasta Mama: 160 Uses For Coconut Oil

@Mrs. S Thanks for your questions! I love to share my knowledge on this amazing product. For dandruff, I like to soften the coconut oil (if it is solid to the core due to cold weather) theen rub it into my scalp, leaving it on for about 30 minutes. I then wash with 1/4 of baking soda mixed with 1 1/2 cups of warm water and 3 drops of grapefruit essential oil. For internal use I prefer to use the highest quality coconut oil – unrefined virgin coconut oil. For acne, I suggest the following:Before getting in the shower, apply a thin layer of coconut oil all over the face. Good luck!

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52 Uses for Coconut Oil - The Simple, The Strange, and The Downright Odd! - Delicious Obsessions <<Update 03/20/12 — Make sure you take some time to read through the comments on this post. When I first wrote this post back in January 2012, I thought 52 uses for coconut oil was amazing. Little did I know that my readers would leave double, and probably even triple that many new uses in the comments! Really? DISCLAIMER: Please note, these uses are not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease. 52 Uses for Coconut Oil Eat a spoonful when you need an energy boost. Check out the printable list of 122 Uses for Coconut Oil Check out these fun graphics with different ways to use Coconut oil What is your favorite way to use coconut oil? If you’re interested in making your own skin care products, I highly recommend this eBook: “Coconut Oil For Your Skin – Nourishing Your Body From The Outside In“. For lots of health-related information on coconut oil, I have found this book from the founders of Tropical Traditions to be very informative. Virgin Coconut Oil Book from Tropical Traditions

122 Uses for Coconut Oil - Even More of the Simple, the Strange, and the Downright Odd - Delicious Obsessions Many of you have seen my post 52 Uses for Coconut Oil – The Simple, The Strange, and The Downright Odd! Well, when I created that post, I was shocked that I could come up with 52 ways to use coconut oil. Lo and behold, there are many more ways than that! You can read the Original 52 Uses for Coconut Oil (in case you missed them) Check out my NEW printable versions of the 122 Uses of Coconut Oil here. Check out these fun graphics with various uses of coconut oil on them here. The following uses are all suggestions from readers – both from comments on the post and from emails I received or discussions with friends and family. So, instead of forcing everyone to read through 400+ comments, I have pulled out the new uses and compiled them in this post. DISCLAIMER: Please note, these uses are not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease. Some uses are were covered in the original 52 uses, but readers have elaborated on some of them and I thought their tips were helpful. 53. 54. 55. 56.

'Good' bacteria keep immune system primed to fight future infections Scientists have long pondered the seeming contradiction that taking broad-spectrum antibiotics over a long period of time can lead to severe secondary bacterial infections. Now researchers from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine may have figured out why. The investigators show that "good" bacteria in the gut keep the immune system primed to more effectively fight infection from invading pathogenic bacteria. Altering the intricate dynamic between resident and foreign bacteria -- via antibiotics, for example -- compromises an animal's immune response, specifically, the function of white blood cells called neutrophils. Senior author Jeffrey Weiser, MD, professor of Microbiology and Pediatrics, likens these findings to starting a car: It's much easier to start moving if a car is idling than if its engine is cold. Similarly, if the immune system is already warmed up, it can better cope with pathogenic invaders. The study was funded by the US Public Health Service.

"There is a Cure for Arthritis" There is A Cure for Arthritis By Dr. Bruce Fife “I have had chronic pain for 10 years,” says Barbara Moody of Redmond, Washington. Conventional treatments for arthritis rely on drugs and surgery to calm inflammation and deaden pain. Although arthritis can occur at almost any age, the risk of developing this degenerative disease increases as we get older. Over the years many theories have been proposed as to the cause of arthritis including food allergies, genetics, trauma, and infection. If arthritis is caused by microorganisms then you might think the solution would be simple—antibiotics! Without blood circulation, white blood cells and antibiotics are less effective in fighting off invasion. If antibiotics are of little value in combating the arthritic infections what can be done? The first step is to build up your immune system so it can more effectively fight off chronic infection. The second step is to actively fight off the infection within the body and the joints.