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 »

4 Natural Ways to Relieve Your Flu Symptoms

When flu strikes you, its symptoms can make you feel miserable... soreness and swell in the throat that makes you swallow even fluid painful, blocked nose that makes your breathing difficult, runny nose that flows out mucus like running tap and finally, cough that disrupts your sleep and your entire life.

Though there's no immediate cure for flu, you can actually perform some natural flu relief techniques to help relieve the symptoms so that your life won't turn out as miserable as it should.

1. Relieving Sore Throat

Feeling "sandpapery", scratchy and painful when you swallow something... these are the reasons why sore throat is unwelcome. It affects your food consumption. But usually it will go away by itself in 1 or 2 days provided you improve your health and watch your diet by refraining from eating acid-forming food like ...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 »

3 Ways Coconut Oil Reduces Your Calorie Intake for Weight Loss

When someone says "eat fat to lose fat", the fat that he refers to must be coconut oil without a shadow of a doubt. That's because coconut oil so far is the only dietary fat that truly helps to effectively reduce your calorie intake for weight loss. How does it help you with that?

1. A Low-Calorie Fat

Coconut oil is a low-calorie fat by itself. It comprises about 64% medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs). All animal fats and most other vegetable oils (including olive oil but excluding palm kernel oil, relative of coconut oil) contain 100% long-chain fatty acids.

As the name suggests, long-chain is longer than medium-chain, so the effective energy value of long-chain must be greater than that of medium-chain.

After some studies, researches and calculation, I realize that one tablespoon of coconut oil has an energy value of only ...read more »

3 Tips to Eat Coconut Oil for Weight Loss

Coconut oil can boost your metabolism, thus activating your fat-burning mechanism and keeping it running 24 hours round the clock. But you must eat it the right way in order to achieve the weight loss result you're expecting from eating it.

1. Choose Organic Coconut Oil for Weight Loss

If the coconut oil you eat is not organic, which means, it may contain certain degrees of pesticides, bacteria, fungi and other contaminants, then your body, instead of fully concentrating on burning fat to lose weight, has to partially handle removal of these bad, toxic chemicals.

What's even worse is that the fat-burning compounds in coconut oil which are also capable of fighting bacteria and purging toxins will be used by your body to deal with these unwelcome invaders.

In other words, if it's not organic, the weight loss effect of coconut oil will be greatly negated.

So, organic coconut oil is what you need to eat for effective weight loss.

2. Eat the Right Quantity for Weight Loss

If you ask me, "How much coconut oil should I take for greatest fat-burning effect?"

My answer would be, ...read more »

3 Tips to Get the Most Health Benefits from Virgin Coconut Oil

Maximizing virgin coconut oil's health benefits

Of the different types of coconut oil, virgin coconut oil gives you the most health benefits due to the way it is extracted and handled. However, its health benefits can easily be depreciated or even neutralized when you eat it the wrong way. By contrast, you can get the most benefits for your health when you apply these 3 tips...

1. Don't Take It Like a Supplement

Virgin coconut oil is more than just a supplement. It's a food by itself. And you should eat more of it just like any other food. I recommend a daily dose of 3-4 tablespoons of virgin coconut oil for best health benefits for both men and women.

So, how can you achieve that amount every day? Simple. Just substitute it for ...read more »

3 Mistakes When Eating Coconut Oil for Health Benefits

Eating coconut oil mistakes

Although coconut oil does provide tremendous health benefits for us, you won't get too much benefits out of it if you make these same mistakes that many people have committed.

Mistake #1 – Taking Too Much Coconut Oil

After hearing so many good things about coconut oil and how it benefits our health by improving our immunity and boosting our metabolism, many people just can't wait to lay their tongues on it. And when they do, they eat too much in one sitting.

I mean, there's nothing wrong with consuming a lot of coconut oil for health benefits. But the thing is, coconut oil may trigger diarrhea-like symptoms when you take too much of it in one sitting. Heard of that?

Coconut oil contains very potent ...read more »

4 Ways Coconut Oil Benefits You

Coconut oil benefits

How do you look healthy?

You seldom fall sick. Even if you do, you recover very quickly. You're always full of energy. You look younger than your age. Also, you have a slim (but not skinny) figure. These are the criteria for a healthy look. And if you want to be that person with such a healthy look, coconut oil can help you with that by:

1. Boosting Your Immunity

You want to become impervious to attacks by bacteria, viruses, fungi and other super germs in the air you breathe in or on the food and water you consume, you have to step up your immunity.

Bad news is, our immunity can only protect us to a certain extent due to its limitation in producing antibodies at any one time. Meaning, they're easily outnumbered when you put yourself in a highly contaminated environment for long hours.

Good news is, with just one tablespoon, coconut oil benefits your health by supplying thousands of ...read more »

3 Reasons Coconut Oil is Good for You

Coconut oil is good

Coconut oil's health benefits is no new thing today. But honestly, do you really know why it's so good for you? What makes it so powerful that it keeps getting positive reviews from users around the world?

1. Coconut Oil Carries Plenty of Antimicrobials

We're constantly exposed to millions of harmful microbes or germs invisible to our eyes every single second. And our body is only able to produce antibodies to a certain quantity at any one time.

As soon as the germs outnumber and overpower our antibodies, we collapse.

The food we normally eat can't help us much especially when we're attacked by super germs that come in battalions.

We need something powerful to keep us alive and not just alive, strong and robust enough to kill those germs. Coconut oil fits the bill.

The 10 different types of fatty acids such as lauric, capric, caprylic, myristic etc (see nutrition facts of coconut oil) that coconut oil holds are all antimicrobial compounds. Each type has its own "special skill set" against certain kinds and strains of bacteria, viruses, fungi and other hostile microbes.

When they meet up and join forces in coconut oil, they form ...read more »