A GUILT FREE HOLIDAY SEASON

canstockphoto8061548 (2)The Holidays approach us, it seems in hurry

Bringing again the temptation that gives me great worry

The turkey, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes and gravy

I’ll devour a quantity that could feed a great Navy

 

The stuffing, the ice cream, the cakes and the pie

I’ll be a glutton until January, when again I’ll ask why

Why is my waist the size of a house?

Why can’t I wear by biggest stretch blouse?

 

Why did I eat all the candy and cheese?

Why did I answer to seconds, “Yes please!”

Why is it that I surrender my will?

Eating carbs and sugar; never feeling my fill

 

Why can’t I stop with just a little taste?

Why does my best friend have such small waist?

How does she curb her appetite with such ease?

Please tell me her secret, I’m begging you please

 

Let this be the January I wake with much pride

Noticing my hips is a little less wide

When I step on the scale without a tinge of guilt

And see such a small number instead of the word “Tilt”

 

Ummmmm Turkey, mashed potatoes, yams, lots of butter, cranberry sauce, stuffing, Whipped Cream piled high on Pumpkin and on Cherry Pie, had to have a piece of both.   The taste is incredible and the urge to splurge is well beyond the boundaries of reason.  Just when Thanksgiving is over, the holiday parties start and it would be rude to turn down all the dishes placed before your eyes.   Then there is Christmas Eve dinner, Christmas Dinner and the inevitable New Years dinner party and celebration. 

TRAUMA THURSDAY MORNING, January 2, 2014, finds you stepping on a scale, AND IT GROWNS, while you are whispering, Shessh!  When you look in the mirror the reflection reminds you of an distorted amusement park mirror and you ask yourself, why does my tummy and my bottom look so big … then you burp!

We have the power to change the future, STARTING RIGHT NOW!  We can have the power to enjoy the taste of fine holiday food without over indulging. You see, IT’S NOT EATING good tasting food that causes Trauma Thursday, IT’S OVEREATNG.  The TRICK/SECRET to eating right during the holiday season, involves implementationof “TRIGGERED LIMITS”; a Balanced Life Wellness tool.

With TRIGGERED LIMITS, you do not have to consciously fight the urge to eat, and eat and eat.  you will automatically serve yourself a reasonable “taste” quantity of your most enjoyable foods; feel satiated when you have completed your Balanced Meal and turn Trauma Thursday into Triumphant Thursday, for you will have defeated the Holiday Temptations.

It is about being polite, satiated, and guilt free.

There is an additional benefit of TRIGGERED LIMITS; 2014 Weight, Nutrition and Exercise Resolutions you can keep without fear, without reservation and with incredible results.  Your new meal plan will be easy to follow, your exercise schedule will be automatic and your weight will move in the desired direction with little or no deviation temptation.

To learn more about the Balanced Life Wellness “TRIGGERED LIMITS” tool, please call….

 

Laughter the Secret to Reducing Stress!!!

Being stressed out is something that everyone can identify with. Stress can be an unwelcome companion, but if you think of ways to handle it well, you won’t even notice it’s there. Being prepared helps, and that’s where this article comes in. Here are some smart ways to cope with stress so that it won’t paralyze you.

Laughter

Laughter is a very effective, healthy and natural way to reduce stress. Laughing naturally resolves tension and the activities that cause you to laugh can also help take your mind off your issues. A couple of ways you can get yourself to laugh and have a good time are to go out with a friend to a comedy club or rent a comedy to watch.

To reduce the amount of stress hormones in your body, find ways to laugh! Laughter has been proven to be one of the best defenses the body has against stress. Try keeping a few funny jokes, pictures, or videos on-hand so that you can look at them when you’re feeling burnt out. You’ll be surprised at how much better a little laughter makes you feel.

If you’re feeling stressed out, one fantastic cure is laughter. Do something silly with your family. Throw a water balloon. Watch a funny movie or some stand-up comedy. Laughing half an hour every day can have a dramatic improvement on your overall outlook and reduce your stress immensely.

One great way to deal with stress is to go to a local improv or comedy theater. This is great because laughter is one of the best natural ways to feel better about your life. Laughter truly is a great medicine. Simply a change of scenery may also be what you need to help get over your stress.

If you have ever heard the saying that laughter is the best medicine, it’s true! A great way to reduce stress is simply to laugh. Laughter is nature’s way of reducing the levels of stress hormones in your body. Along with reducing stress hormones, laughter also increases the good hormones in your body like endorphins and neurotransmitters, all of which help to make us happy.

Use these tips to start coping with stress in a better way. When you start handling stress smartly, you will see that unwelcome companion start to retreat. Take it slow and don’t let stress take over your life. Take control and cope well so you can move on in a happier way.

If you’ve lost your laugh then why not schedule an appointment so we can get your laugh back!
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Benefits of Drinking Coffee

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Happy New Year Everyone,

Hope all of you are having a wonderful new year.

Wanted to take a moment to say thank you to all my readers and wish everyone health & wellness for the New Year.

If you watched the movie The Bucket List, you heard about the most expensive coffee in the world, Kopi Luwak. The cost per cup has been as high as $85.00.

The general consensus of the Coffee Industry is that Kopi Luwak tastes terrible. The pretentious Edward Cole played by Jack Nicholson made it a point to drink the coffee to differentiate himself from the rest of the world much to the amusement of his new friend, blue collar worker Carter Chambers played by Morgan Freeman.

Had Edward Cole known about another, much less expensive, exotic coffee that is considered one of the best tasting coffees and, by far, the healthiest coffee, he would have used it in his espresso machine.

This coffee has much less caffeine, does not cause stomach aches, helps people sleep better at night and contains Ganoderma Lucidum, a mushroom extract that has healing powers.

This coffee contains antioxidants that eliminate body toxins, supports the immune System, and is said to rejuvenate and promote longevity. The coffee also helps promote weight loss, reduces mental and physical fatigue and improves your cognitive powers.

I’ve been drinking this coffee for over 2 months and the benefits I’m experiencing are amazing.  My tongue no longer has heavy coating in the morning, sleeping better every night, more energy, my acidic stomach is now calm, my digestive system is eliminating much better and, no jitters or caffeine  crashes,  I’ve lost several pounds without even thinking about restricting my calories.

More importantly, when you drink this exotic blend of coffee, it tastes fantastic, is incredibly satisfying and you feel like you are drinking the most expensive blend of coffee on the market.

Each cup costs only $1.00 and each cup takes less than a minute to make. It literally makes you feel wealthy, like drinking champagne on a beer budget.

I would love for you to try this product and share your success story.  Please email or call for you free sample. 949-554-5003.

To Your Good Health In 2013!

Staying Healthy and Fit Over the Holidays

For most people, the holidays are a time of indulgence, a time when diets are ditched and discipline is thrown to the wind. This holiday season can be different. With a bit of planning and persistence it is possible to stay healthy and fit over the holidays.

Step One: Start Small

Aim to make one change per week, and wait until that change has been fully integrated as a habit before moving on to the next one. For example, try eliminating sodas one week. The next week, work on another change, such as switching to nitrate-free meat products. In this way, lifestyle changes will be set in motion rather than merely adopting holiday habits that disappear with the arrival of the New Year.

Step Two: Have a Plan

Eating healthy during the holidays might be easy at home, but what about holiday parties? Holiday parties are often a time when food and alcohol consumption levels are high, which leads to countless empty calories and blown portion control.

It is vital to have a plan when attending holiday parties. Limit alcohol consumption by sipping a glass of water between each drink. This assists with staying hydrated as well controlling cravings for alcoholic beverages. If water is not enough, try adding lemon or cranberry juice to sparkling water.

Portion control is another key factor to control cravings. Eating before a party lessens the likelihood of mindless snacking. Choose a smaller plate and fill it with fruit and veggies. Don’t linger near the snack table; instead, keep a plate or drink in hand to reduce the temptation to graze.

Step Three: Stress Management

The holidays can be a stressful time especially if adequate sleep and fitness are missing from the equation. Getting plenty of restful sleep at night is essential to a stress management plan that supports fitness goals.

Proper sleep actually aids in eating healthy. Fatigue makes it harder to control cravings and makes people more inclined to reach for high carbohydrate foods that are laden with sugar in order to get a quick burst of energy.

Instead of high carb foods, focus on eating protein, staying hydrated and taking vitamins and minerals. Eating protein helps stabilize the blood sugar and control cravings. Staying hydrated helps the body to distinguish between hunger and thirst. Taking vitamins and minerals ensures that the body receives proper nutrition to stay on track with fitness goals during the busy holiday season.

Tips On How To Manage Stress Levels During the Holidays

At 7 a.m., you wake up, make coffee, drag yourself to work for 8 + hours, come home, make dinner, wash dishes, shower, brush your teeth and repeat the cycle all over again in the next day. Dealing with the daily grind can take a lot out of a person and be exceptionally stressful! This article provides many helpful tips and tricks to managing your stressful everyday life.

Instead of just thinking about how you can lower stress, write your thoughts out. Develop two lists for yourself: one that covers stresses you may have the ability to control and one that lists stressors out of your hands. Let go of the stresses that you can’t control and concentrate on the list of stressors that you can change.

Keeping a journal can go a long way in alleviating stress since it is an outlet for letting go of what stresses you out. Writing down your thoughts for instance, in a formal journal or free writing lets things out instead of bottling them up inside you. This is a great way to relieve stress.

Holidays

To keep stress to a minimum around the holidays, plan as much as you can ahead of time and do not take on more than you can handle. Have a potluck-style meal instead of cooking everything yourself, and have your spouse purchase gifts for his or her side of the family. Delegating tasks is a good way to keep your stress level under control.

Stress Management

If you have tried all sorts of ways to try to control and reduce your own levels of stress, and have not been successful, it is time for you to seek medical attention. Talk to your doctor for their recommendations of stress management sessions you can attend to get you back on track and feeling in control again.

Take a Bath with Essential Oils

Take a hot bath with lavender oils. Lavender has relaxing properties, both in its smell and when directly in contact with sore muscles. Soaking in a hot bath with lavender oils will allow you some time to yourself in the warm water, which has its own soothing effects as well.

Nutrition

Eat food that will make you feel positive about yourself and build your body. Eating lifeless and fatty fast food will stress you out. Don’t think that the food that you eat has nothing to do with the way you feel and why you are stressed. Even if you crave the sugar or fat, these kinds of foods only lead to making you feel worse.

Laughter

If you’re feeling stressed out, one fantastic cure is laughter. Do something silly with your family. Throw a water balloon. Watch a funny movie or some stand-up comedy. Laughing half an hour every day can have a dramatic improvement on your overall outlook and reduce your stress immensely.

Hypnosis & Self Hypnosis

Learning the technique of self hypnosis is a great way to relieve stress. The power of this technique lies in positive auto-suggestion and does not require anyone except you. It can induce states of deep relaxation and calmness. It reduces stress levels and reduces stress hormones, and can be very effective in controlling depression and anxiety also.

Now that you have learned a bit about stress management, you can get out there and enjoy the finer things in life! Everyone experiences stress in their life and it can happen for many reasons, but knowing how to manage that stress is the key to success. Now go get yourself some much needed beauty sleep!

5 Benefits of Eliminating Sugar from Your Diet

Immediately Lose Weight and Gain Healthy Skin

A lot of foods that are high in sugar are void of any real nutritional value. By replacing these foods with better options, you’ll be giving your body the fuel that it needs to function instead of junk, and this is great for your overall health. Eliminating junk food from your diet is good for weight loss, but it can also contribute to having healthy skin. Moreover, people who are obese tend to live shorter lives, and so it’s easy to see how weight loss is one of the keys to healthy aging for many people.

Ensure you Decrease Your Risk of Diabetes

Dropping your consumption of sugar can also reduce your risk of diabetes. Studies have shown that drinking beverages with a lot of added sugar drastically increases your chance of diabetes, and it’s not good for your health overall. To make the switch from these beverages and remove sugar from your diet in general, you’ll have to find a substitute that you like. Flavored water is a good choice for some people, and fruit juice is also popular. Your drink choices are habits, and if you want to get rid of the old habits, then you have to form new ones. The same thing goes for the foods that you eat regularly. If you want to be successful in consuming a lot less sugar, then the main thing you have to do is build new eating habits by finding food products to eat that aren’t high in sugar.

Sleep Better With Less Sugar

People who take in a lot of sugar often complain about having trouble sleeping. Getting adequate sleep is a major part of healthy aging, and it becomes more important as you get older. If you have trouble getting to sleep because you are so full of sugar, then the next day you might have a problem with getting through your day. The solution that many people choose is to take in even more sugar, and this creates a snowball effect. If you want to cut back on your sugar so that your sleeping habits will improve, then a good place to start is replacing sweet in the evenings with foods like protein rich snacks. Replacing your snacks and other foods with non-sugary alternatives on a regular basis is one of the keys to eliminating sugar from what you eat.

Cut the Sugar and Boost Your Energy

Eliminating sugar from your diet can also lead to increased energy levels. Eating a lot of sugar is known to produce a burst of nervous energy, but most people feel horrible after the effect wears off. Crashing after a sugar high causes people to have low levels of energy, but the nervous and anxious energy that sugar gives you can also wear you down. By cutting even a small amount of sugar from your diet, you will increase your energy and go through fewer highs and lows.

In conclusion

Why not begin the holiday season different this year by trying implementing these five benefits.  You’ll eliminate as much of the sugar as possible and the need to go on a diet in 2013!  Be proactive by cutting back on sugar and finding new ways to get your sugar fix. Start feeding your body healthy and nutritional snacks that will provide the energy you need to get through the holidays and beyond.  If you make these five small changes now you won’t need to make a New Year’s resolution to lose the 10, 15 or 20 lbs. gained over the next couples of month.

 

Sleep Necessity or Luxury?

Most of us might define sleep as something we do when we have the time, sort of a luxury not a necessity. Or some may say I should be sleeping but I just don’t have the time. Either way, to most of us sleep is an activity we consider a luxury we can’t afford to spend too much time doing.

Sleep is where we allow our mind and body to restore itself naturally. Sleep allows us to quiet our external environmental and detach from the outside world and the stimuli that would normally require our attention. As we sleep our vital organs and brain continue to function and perform their nightly maintenance work.

Most of us spend approximately one-third of our lives asleep. If you were to ask the general public why they sleep, some would say it’s something we need to do while other might say I really wish I didn’t need to waste time sleeping. Adequate sleep is necessary for us to function at our peak mentally, emotionally and physically. After a really good night’s sleep we wake up feeling refreshed, alert and better able to handle everyday stressors. Below are 5 myths about sleep and how changing our perception just a small amount can help us get a better night sleep.

5 Myths about Sleep

Myth #1: When sleeping the body and mind will shut down during rest.

During the sleep cycle our nervous systems continues to work actively sending and receiving specific signals to regulate all our organs. Sleep gives the brain a chance to exercise important neuronal connections that might otherwise deteriorate from lack of activity. Which means when the brain is allowed to perform these activities we response more quickly, retain more information and can think at a higher level.

While we sleep our endocrine system increases production of growth hormone which increases bone density, increases lean muscle mass, decreases body fat and increase our capacity to exercise.

During deep sleep our body’s cells also show increased production and reduced breakdown of proteins. Since proteins are the building blocks needed for cell growth and for repair of damage from factors like stress and ultraviolet rays, deep sleep may truly be our way to the fountain of youth.

The brain controls emotions, decision-making processes and social interactions and during deep sleep these types of functions are drastically reduced suggesting that this type of sleep will help people maintain healthy emotional and social functioning during waking hours.

Myth #2: One less hour of sleep has no effect on how we function.

Believe it or not getting one less hours of sleep per day creates what’s called a “sleep debt.” Over time this deficit adds up and the debt becomes too great to overcome creating impair performance. As the sleep debt increases so the does the risk for fatigue, mental apathy and emotional instability. Sleep debt decreases our body ability to regulate blood sugar, stabilize metabolism and maintain healthy body weight.

Myth 3: I know when I haven’t had enough sleep.

Most of us think if we nod off or our eyes feel heavy it’s just part of how our body handles stress or our environment. Similar to the person who drinks too much and says they’re not drunk the sleepy person also loses the ability to realize they haven’t had enough sleep. Intoxicated and sleep deprived people rarely realize how their performance is affected because there are no warning signals. There are some astounding reactions similar to these two groups such as:

  • Thinking they’re awake but briefly nod off
  • Consider their performance stellar
  • Lowered emotional response
  • Response time is slower to most situations
  • Cognitive thinking slower

Myth #4: Our body can quickly adjust to different time’s schedules.

Our bodies possess two internal systems which regulates when we sleep and when we wake. This biological clock can be reset, but only by cues that are appropriately timed and only by one or two hours per day. As a general rule humans function best when sleeping during the night and active during the day.

On the average, our two systems counterbalance each other on a daily basis. However, they can become misaligned during certain situation such as night shift work, jet lag, new baby at home and or any situation which might cause our sleeping/awake patterns to change. When this type of conflict arises our biological clock tries to stay awake when we normally should be sleeping. This often leads to decreased motor and cognitive skills.

Myth #5: Older Adults need less sleep.

Nothing could be further from the truth. Older adults need between 7 and 9 hours of sleep per night, but often get less. As we age, our bodies change and these changes impact the length and quality of our sleep. Many seniors lack the ability to sleep for long periods of time and the ability to reach, restful stages of sleep decreases as they age based on the following factors:

  • As we age, our bodies’ product less of the hormones that helps us sleep: melatonin and human growth.
  • Melatonin is important because changes in the level of this hormone control our sleep cycle. With less melatonin, many older adults feel sleepy in the early evening and wake up in the early morning and experience more trouble falling asleep.
  • Human Growth hormone is what makes children and teenagers sleep more deeply. As we age, our body secretes less of this hormone and deep sleep becomes more difficult.
  • Menopause causes a great deal of hormonal changes in women, sometimes resulting in night sweats and other symptoms that interfere with sleep.
  • Andropause is male menopause which causes low testosterone and can contribute to sleep apnea in men, leading to insomnia or sleeplessness.

Many older adults for a number of different reasons have trouble falling and staying asleep. As we age, we may notice some of the following:

  • Taking naps throughout the day
  • Lack of vigorous exercise
  • Limited sun exposure
  • Alcohol, caffeine and nicotine use
  • Lack of stimulating conversation or activities
  • Taking longer to fall asleep
  • Not experiencing deep restful sleep
  • Waking up three or four times a night
  • Frequent nighttime bathroom trips

Sleep isn’t a luxury but something our body and mind needs every day to function at its  optimum level. After read the 5 myths of sleep, which one resonates with you and what are your plan to change?

Our Skin a Blessing or Curse? Part 1

If we were given three wishes most of us would make one of our wishes healthy and youthful skin.  Many of us spend thousands of dollars each year trying to recapture the radiance glow we once saw in the mirror.

Below is a list of 16  ways we damage our skin everyday and some are so easy to change we can start today.  If you could change three things on this list to get your youthful look back which one would it be?

16 Ways we damage our skin?

Clogged pores – not thoroughly cleaning our face morning and night can hold bacteria, causing infections, inflammation, blemishes and scaly skin.

Dehydration – water helps our organs and cells function properly, help us metabolize fat and flushes waste out of our cells.

Diets low in fresh fruits and vegetables – can accelerate free radical damage.

Excess sun exposure – accelerates the effect of aging and possibly cause skin cancer.

Excess Alcohol – creates inflammation throughout the body including the skin.

High Blood Sugar – (elevated glucose levels) this is the process in which sugar and amino acids in collagen adhere to each other, interfering with collagen regeneration, promoting wrinkles, sagging and chicken neck but can be all over our body.

Hypothyroidism – An underactive thyroid can cause dry and flaky skin.

Inflammation – causes puffiness, blemishes and pigmented lesions.

Insufficient amounts of essential fatty acids – insufficient good fat in our diets – avocado, coconut oil, olive oil and omega oils

Skincare products some skin products sit on the surface, over saturated and cause limited nutrient effect, inflammation and clog our pores.

Sleep – most of us know that when we sleep our body renews itself. Consistent and inadequate sleep can damage the skin and make us look older.

Smoking Cigarettes and/or exposure to second hand smoke – can accelerate the normal ageing process of skin, contributing to wrinkles.

Sodium lauryl sulfate – is one of the most irritating cleansing agents used in drug and department store skin-care products. In fact, it’s considered a standard comparison substance for measuring skin irritancy of other ingredients. It strips the skin of natural moisture which causes the skin to look old and tired.

Stress – causes skin cells to appear tired.

Sugar and Starchy Carbs – foods which contain sugar and starchy carbs shows up on the skin as a loss of radiance, dark circles under the eyes, the loss of tone, puffiness, an increase in fine lines and wrinkles, the loss of facial contours and increased pore size.

Toxins – environmental pollutants damage our skin.

Check back on Thursday for Part 2 on 6 Ways to nourish your skin from the inside.

 

 

 

7 Unique Benefits of Coconut Oil

7 unique benefits of coconut oilOn Wednesday, we talked about my experience with coconut oil. It is a common misconception that coconut oil is bad for you. People all over the world are experiencing the healthy benefits of coconut oil. It is actually one of the healthiest oils you can consume. Here are the top seven reasons why you should use coconut oil as an alternative to other common cooking oils.

1. Coconut oil doesn’t turn to fat in your body.

Unlike many other common oils, like soy (vegetable) and corn, coconut oil won’t make you fat. Coconut oil contains medium-chain triglycerides (MCT), which are an easy fuel for the body to burn, without turning to fat. Most other cooking oils and fats contain long-chain triglycerides (LCT). LCT’s are usually stored as fat. Since coconut oil is a MCT, it is more easily absorbed and converted to energy quickly.

People in the tropics have relied on coconuts as a traditional staple in their diet for centuries. They consume large amounts of coconut oil every day. Instead of getting fatter, it helps them stay healthy, lean and trim. When they switch from coconut oil to our modern oils, they develop obesity and the health problems that our modern society faces.

Many in the scientific community have known this truth for decades and have failed to disclose because of the competitive industry they served. When livestock are fed with vegetable oils, they put on weight and produce more fatty meat. When they are fed coconut oil, they become very lean.

2. Coconut oil increases your metabolism.

Not only does coconut oil convert to energy quicker in the body, it increases your metabolism, which promotes weight loss. Because it boosts metabolism, it helps your body burn fat more effectively.

Coconut oil may triple your calorie burn. Since coconut oil is a MCT, it is converted to energy so quickly that it creates a lot of heat. In a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, MCT’s burn three times more calories for six hours after a meal than LCT’s.

The February 15, 2005 issue of Woman’s World magazine stated that coconut oil is the “underground high-metabolism secret.”

This is great news for people who have thyroid problems, since coconut oil improves sluggish thyroids by stimulating the production of extra thyroid hormones. Most other common oils, like vegetable (soy) and corn have been shown to inhibit thyroid function.

3. Coconut oil has omega 3 fatty acids.

Most cooking oils contain omega 6 fatty acids which are extremely unhealthy.  Our omega 6 to omega 3 ratio should be 1:1 but it is more like 50:1. We need to drastically cut back our omega 6 oils and consume much more omega 3 oils to be healthy. And coconut oil is filled with these healthy omega 3 fatty acids.

4. Coconut oil gives you energy.

Because of the healthy omega 3 fatty acids and the fact that it increases the metabolism, most people that switch to coconut oil feel a burst of added energy in their daily life.

This is because coconut oil is nature’s richest source of medium-chain triglycerides (MCT’s), which increase metabolic rates and lead to weight loss. MCT’s promote thermogenesis, which increases the body’s metabolism, producing energy. Many people with chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia have found that adding coconut and coconut oil to their diet was helpful to them.

5. One of the best products you can use on your skin and hair is coconut oil.

Coconut oil one of the best things you can apply directly on your skin and hair. It gives temporary relief to skin problems like rashes. It aids in healing and restoring skin to a younger appearance. It has also been known to help with people who suffer from yeast infections in the skin, as well as many other skin problems.

Not only does is soften and smooth your skin, coconut oil has antioxidant properties that protect the skin from free radical damage and coconut oil makes excellent massage oil too.

6. Coconut oil has healthy benefits that most other oils do not.

Evidence is mounting that coconut oil has anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and anti-viral effects when both consumed and used topically on the skin.

Most oils oxidize and turn rancid very quickly causing free radical damage in our bodies. Coconut oil is not easily oxidized and does not cause harmful free radical damage like polyunsaturated vegetable oils. Free radical damage is thought to be responsible for many ailments in our body from arthritis to increased susceptibility to cancers.

Coconut oil also helps our bodies absorb other nutrients more effectively, such as Vitamin E.

7. Coconut oil is one of the best oils you can use for cooking.

It has a higher smoke point than olive oil, which means it can be used at higher temperatures better. There are several healthy omega 3 oils we can choose to consume, such as flax and olive oil, but they don’t do well under the high heat we use for cooking. Coconut oil can be used in higher cooking temperatures.

It is harder for coconut oil to go rancid, unlike other cooking oils, which are usually rancid long before you even bring them home. Rancid oils cause free radical damage in the body, which is a leading cause of cancer. Coconut oil is stable for over a year at room temperature.

Because of the misinformation we have been given for years, we have lost out on the healthy benefits that coconut oil has given the people of the tropics for centuries. But now it has been rediscovered! Coconut oil is so effective, it won’t be long before we see coconut oil supplements promoted, but you can get the jump on the popular crowd and start consuming and cooking with coconut oil today!

What has been your experience with coconut oil? Share your experiences with us.

The Magic Elixir Called Coconut Oil

the magic elixir coconut oilOver the past several years the media has bombarded us with conversation about the latest magical elixir called coconut oil.  The market place is a buzz with products containing coconut water, coconut milk, coconut oil and coconut butter the likes of anything made with coconut.

When I think about coconuts it brings back pleasant memories of my vacations to Hawaii.  Those pristine beaches with brightly colored golden sands, crystal clear blue water, wonderful warm weather, sunny clear skies, heavenly smells of tropical flowers, lying on sun soaked beaches and lush tropical drinks just waiting for me to take a sip of paradise.

Tourist and local walking around sipping from straws stuck inside two tiny holes in the top of the large brown fruit, flower leis, waterfalls and everywhere you walk you see beautiful lush palms trees everywhere and large brown nuts hanging from under the green leaves. When I look at the trees and coconuts I think of a wonderful surprise and how can I get my hands on one as soon as possible.

After months of research, reading countless journals, books and listening to Natural Doctors talk about the wonders of coconut oil I finally decided to give it a try.  What I discovered was coconut oil can help you lose excess body fat, improve digestive problems and boost the immune system.  Of course there are many other benefits we can gain from adding coconut oil to our everyday life but there are too many to list in this blog.  This fruit is truly amazing, so just give it a try.

Check us out on Friday when we list the 7 Unique Benefits of Coconut Oil, but in the meantime, how do YOU use coconut oil?