Coconut: 101 Reasons

Here’s a start! 

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.

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/036028_coconu_oil_health_solutions.html?utm_source=082712-02-coconut-health-benefits-link&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=bpnl-007#ixzz24zXT3yPL

Can’t get to the gym? Here’s a great resource for workout videos!

You can find a variety of videos like the ones shown below. You can select by your goals, workout types, instructors, brands, etc. You can also purchase equipment and sign up for their newsletter. It is an excellent recent!

Jillian Michaels' Kickbox FastFixKaren Voight's Full Body StretchJessica Smith's 10 Pounds Down: Cardio Abs

Go to: http://www.collagevideo.com/

Protein = Weight Loss!

Protein is a calorie sizzler, an immunity booster and the holy grail of a healthy, strong body.

You cannot be afraid to consume protein. It is the building block of muscle! The key is knowing how much your body needs to get the results you want. On an average, a person needs 1.5 grams of protein per pound of body weight. If you are exercising often and not seeing results, chances are you are not getting enough protein in your diet.

The best foods that are high in protein include:

  1. Beans
  2. Nuts (Be careful, they are also high in fat – limit your consumption)
  3. Fish
  4. Lean Pork (if you eat it. But, be careful because it is high in sodium (which also could lead to high blood pressure and water retention) I guess it’s obvious that I don’t eat it 🙂
  5. Lean Turkey
  6. Lean Chicken
  7. Lean Beef
The best supplements for protein are:
  1. Whey protein isolate (purest form of protein)
  2. BCAA (has many proteins that aid in retaining muscle)
  3. Glutamine (great for recovery and can also be found in Whey protein isolate and BCAA)

Read more >> http://m.self.com/fooddiet/2012/06/protein-and-weight-loss

Heat Styling or Chemical Straightening? Great Tips to Fix that Damaged Hair!

If you style with heat or use any type of chemical on your hair, more than likely your hair is damaged! I found a great article on how to heal damaged hair in both situations!

One of the suggestions for chemical damage is steam treatment with a hot towel. Personally, I like to steam my hair while taking a shower. It is a quick method that can be done when you are in a hurry. Although I must admit using the towel method would come in handy if you are sitting around the house, possibly on the computer (as I almost always am), and you can “kill two birds with one stone,” as some might say.

Want to learn more? Check it out here >>> Burn Notice: Fix Hair Damaged from Beauty Tools | Women’s Health Magazine – http://pulse.me/s/6gr3P

14 Ways to Transition from Relaxed to Natural Hair | Natural Style – Yahoo! Shine

Looking for ways to transition from relaxed to natural, read on:

http://shine.yahoo.com/beauty/14-ways-transition-relaxed-natural-hair-151700122.html