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The many benefits of coconut oil

Returning to nature for your medicine cabinet doesn’t require exotic ingredients. In fact, I mostly stick with easily obtainable, simple ingredients.  One of my absolute favorite additions to my natural medicine cabinet is  COCONUT OIL. Organic, virgin coconut oil.

trader joes coconut oilYou’ll see arbitrary language on coconut oil labels. The main thing to keep in mind is virgin, or cold pressed.  Here is what Trader Joe’s says about their organic coconut oil: “To make our Organic Virgin Coconut Oil our supplier starts with freshly harvested coconuts that are de-husked and grated. Then, when the meat of the coconut is still fresh, it’s cold pressed and filtered to remove any remaining pieces of the fruit. That’s the process. Nothing more. Some coconut oil is extracted using high heat, chemicals and even bleach. Not ours. Producing the oil in this more pure, natural way, we are able to retain the nutrients, flavor characteristics and aromas of fresh coconuts. Use Organic Virgin Coconut Oil in cooking – it stands up to relatively high heat and imparts a distinctive flavor – in salad dressings, for baking, and even as a moisturizer for dry skin. It’s true! It will fluctuate from a liquid to a solid state, depending on the temperature at which it’s stored, so don’t be surprised when you see liquid in a jar that’s been stored in a hot pantry.” Read More→

Hey Honey!

darkhoneyantitoxinsI’ve always preferred a more natural approach to health over a pharmaceutical approach. Being a registered nurse, my practice has an alternative bent and a complimentary emphasis. I just believe that Americans are too dependent on drugs, have lost common sense and replaced good old fashioned home remedies with immediate trips to the clinic. Health care costs are soaring. Health insurance premiums are through the roof. I know how to bring those costs down:  STOP RUNNING TO THE DOCTOR FOR EVERY RUNNY NOSE!  I’m going to be posting regularly articles that I find from other blogs that I read.  Please feel free to take what you like, and leave the rest. Not everything is going to appeal to everyone. But, there are A LOT of really good, natural, ideas out there, and I’d love to share them with you.

I’m going to start with Honey.  Check out this great article about the benefits of honey and cinnamon, written by Tara Green for Natural News.  Enjoy!



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