3 Steps to Relieving Constipation for Babies with Coconut Oil

Why do babies get constipated so easily nowadays? Thanks to the infant formula that contains little or no dietary fiber and medium-chain fatty acids that are critical for infants to move their bowels regularly.

In contrast, exclusively breastfed infants are rarely constipated because breast milk has a good amount of medium-chain fatty acids that almost always help to soften stools and stimulate bowel movement for infants.

So, if you exclusively feed your baby infant formula, you need coconut oil since coconut oil has considerable amount of medium-chain fatty acids (especially lauric acid) that are also present in breast milk. Here are the 3-step guide to help your baby relieve constipation with the correct use of coconut oil.

Step 1: Choose Organic Virgin Coconut Oil

Virgin coconut oil carries the best nutritional structure for both health improvement and bowel movement. And if it's organic, that will be even better for infants since you wouldn't want to expose them to pesticides, unknown substances or artificial chemicals. So, make sure you choose only organic virgin coconut oil for your baby.

Side note: If you feel like using refined coconut oil since it costs relatively cheaper and it has no coconut odor, you can try ...read more »

3 Benefits of Coconut Oil for Acne Scars

After clearing your acne, what's left behind are the scars. This is the next big thing you have to worry about because it still doesn't look good on your face though it's a lot better than having acne that causes not just ugliness but pain to your skin.

If you simply leave your acne scars just like that, the scars will heal by itself and fade over time because our skin has its own natural healing power. Of course, on the premise that you can withstand the sneering look from others. But if you want to expedite the healing process so that your skin will look flawlessly smooth and even in a shorter time, then you must use coconut oil for its strong benefits on acne scars.

By the way, coconut oil also benefits acne treatment. What I mean is, you can actually use coconut oil straight to treat both your acne and acne scars, rather than having to use a different treatment for acne and then use coconut oil for acne scars.

Now, let's see how coconut oil benefits acne scars.

1. Fight Germs

Do you know how much germs our skin has to deal with and keep off in just one second?

Millions of them.

While trying to fight off the bad guys, your skin will somewhat take longer to generate new cells to replace the discolored old cells that form acne scars. But if you bring coconut oil into the picture, its antimicrobial fatty acids will join ...read more »

4 Steps to Treating Acne on Your Face with Coconut Oil

Your face is the most crucial part of skin that needs immediate attention because you need to meet people. And if you got acne on your face, the impression you leave on them will somewhat get discounted and may affect your performance bonus (if you're in the service line). Not to worry, you can use coconut oil to salvage your face. Here's the 4-step acne treatment procedure with coconut oil...

Step 1 – Open Your Skin Pores

The skin pores on your face are normally shrunk to keep away dust and other foreign micro-particles from entry. This can make absorption of coconut oil into the skin of your face difficult. So first thing first is to wash your face with warm water or cover your face with a warm washcloth to open up the pores so that they're ready to absorb coconut oil when you apply it to your face.

You can actually make your pores even larger for quicker and easier absorption by using slightly hotter water or washcloth, but make sure you don't scald your skin. Keep the temperature comfortable for your skin.

Step 2 – Avoid Saturation on Skin

Bear in mind not to slather too much coconut oil on your face for treating acne as our skin has a ...read more »

2 Disadvantages of Coconut Oil on Skin

Frankly speaking, it's actually quite a challenge to list the disadvantages of coconut oil on skin especially this tropical oil has given me so much goodness and health benefits for the past 10 years. The only few so-called disadvantages I can think of are the way our skin reacts to the oil.

1. Causes Breakout on Skin

Coconut oil has created quite a hoo-ha among the acne sufferers. Because they got more breakouts than before they use it on their skin, they started to accuse coconut oil of being pore-clogging and hence, passing the verdict that coconut oil is bad for skin and causes acne. Even if you have no acne you should not apply coconut oil to your skin for fear you might get some tiny bumps popping up on your skin.

Well, that's not true.

The reason for coconut oil to break out more acne is not because it clogs pores, but because of the ...read more »

4 Mistakes When Using Coconut Oil for Skin Care

It may seem easy to just put some coconut oil on your skin and your skin will become good and glow. Actually not. Some people got some "side effects" by using coconut oil the wrong way for skin care.

1. Applying Too Much in One Sitting

You should apply a thin layer and wait till this layer gets absorbed before you put on another thin layer. The reason for doing this is our skin can only absorb that much of the oil, so if you apply too much the oil will simply sit on your skin for hours and will make you feel greasy and dirty as dust in the environment sticks to you.

A small amount goes a long way.

2. Freaking out on Breakout

Even when you have a clear skin (without acne), you may experience breakouts in the form of small oily whiteheads. This is due to toxins being drawn to the surface of your skin by the detoxifying effect of coconut oil.

That is why acne sufferers who try to use coconut oil to treat their acne problems freaked out when their acne becomes ...read more »

3 Ways Coconut Oil Helps Acne

Coconut oil helps acne mainly in 3 ways:

1. Reduce Toxic Load on Liver

What has liver got to do with acne?

Your oily skin actually stems from a weak liver. Allow me to explain.

Our liver performs 400+ functions every day. One of its functions is to help regulate the secretion of sebum (the natural oil that protects your skin) by controlling the quantity of active androgens that circulate in your bloodstream. Androgens are hormones that stimulate your sebaceous glands to secrete sebum. If your liver fails to keep these active hormones in check, your sebum will be secreted unstoppably and your skin will become excessively oily. This makes your skin extremely acne-prone.

To reverse the condition and normalize your skin oil production, you need to improve your liver's performance in regulating sebum. How?

An overload of toxins is usually the cause of a weak liver, which is why you need to "ask" coconut oil for help since coconut oil has ...read more »

4 Steps to Using Coconut Oil for Acne

Knowing that coconut oil can help treat acne, some acne sufferers simply smear coconut oil on their pimply face and then expect their skin to clear in a couple of days. But what they normally get is an acne breakout... more severe than before they use coconut oil. Why?

This is because coconut oil is a powerful anti-toxin – it will draw toxins up to the surface of your skin as it gets deeper into the skin (our skin cells do store certain amount of toxins). And when your skin has more dead cells clogging the pores, those toxins can't find a way out and so pimples in the form of whiteheads start to pop up. What's even worse is that your existing pimples will grow even larger due to the expulsion of toxins.

Hence, you need a breakout-free method of using coconut oil for treating acne. Otherwise you'll end up like many others who freak out and then run back to using commercial products that will keep burying more toxic chemicals underneath your skin.

Here's exactly how to use coconut oil for acne... ...read more »

3 Mistakes When Eating Coconut Oil for Weight Loss

No weight loss after eating coconut oil

A fat that burns fat indeed, but you may not see much weight loss or worse, gain more weight with ingesting coconut oil if you make these mistakes...

1. Inadequate Coconut Oil Intake for Fat Loss

You have learned that coconut oil burns fat and promotes weight loss, right? Then it makes perfect sense to take as much as you can (I mean, not to the extent that gives you too many runs making you look like having a diarrhea).

If you're still using corn oil, safflower oil, sunflower oil, peanut oil or other unsaturated oils, use them in other ways like greasing your wooden furniture, oil pulling (if you're fine with swishing oil in your mouth), lubricating mechanical parts or whatever you can think of instead of using them as cooking oils because unsaturated fats in these dietary oils can ...read more »

2 Reasons Coconut Oil is Good for Acne Treatment

Are you plagued by acne? If you've not tried using coconut oil for acne treatment yet, give it a shot because more and more acne sufferers have proven its effectiveness on acne treatment. Why is coconut oil good for acne treatment, by the way?

1. Coconut Oil Removes Toxins

Toxins have a pronounced impact on our liver and a weak liver function relates to acne formation. Let me explain.

When your liver gets overloaded with toxins via your junk food intake, your liver may fail to shut down the androgenic hormones in time.

Androgenic hormones are what stimulate your sebaceous glands to secrete sebum (skin oil). If these oil glands are not shut down in time, they'll keep secreting sebum that makes your skin oily and hence, acne-prone.

Eating coconut oil helps your internal system to get rid of toxins, thus reducing your liver's detoxification load that in turn enabling your liver to more effectively shut down the androgenic hormones when sufficient sebum has already been secreted.

That's one good way coconut oil removes toxins from your body to aid in acne treatment. Another way is ...read more »

4 Differences Between Coconut Oil and Coconut Milk

What are the differences between coconut oil and coconut milk?

1. Composition

Coconut oil contains 100% fats whereas coconut milk contains only about 20% fats and the rest are water, proteins, carbohydrates, minerals and vitamins.

Although coconut milk is the diluted version of coconut cream, consuming coconut milk is almost like consuming the whole coconut since the nutritional composition of coconut milk is pretty similar (but with some differences in the nutritional amount) to a whole coconut that contains coconut meat and water.

But you won't find such a rich mixture of nutrients like carbohydrate, protein, calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium and zinc etc in coconut oil. However, coconut oil does contain very small amount of fat-soluble nutrients like ...read more »