coconut oil and inflammation

Naturally Easing Arthritis with Coconut Oil

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The first time I ever heard of coconut oil was when my husband was told to use it for his arthritis. His physician said the anti-inflammatory properties could help ease some of his joint pain. Turns out – this isn’t out of the blue. Coconut oil helps reduce the inflammation in sunburns and the same properties may help in the joints. A new study out of India looked more into the why. The researchers were looking for a natural alternative to the current pharmaceutical options available, which can carry side effects. The study concluded the anti-oxidants in virgin coconut oil […]

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Coconut Oil, Heart Health and You

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How’s your heart health? It could be better by including virgin coconut oilin your diet. That’s the take-home message from a recent animal study published in Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine and a review of studies on dietary fats and health in Advances in Nutrition. Here’s the lowdown: All fats and oils are made up of fatty acids. Some saturated fatty acids clog arteries and increase your risk for cardiovascular disease. However, the specific saturated fatty acids found in virgin coconut oil may help improve heart health in a number of ways by: 1) Preventing blood pressure from rising 2) […]

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