How to Relieve Constipation for Babies with Coconut Oil

Why do babies get constipated so easily nowadays?

Baby constipation

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 got 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: You can also use ...Find out more »

How to Use Coconut Oil for Maximum Health Benefits

Charger maximizing the use of coconut oil

To gain health benefits from coconut oil, it's not just about eating it and that's all about it.

Of course, eating coconut oil is one way to improve your immunity. But you can leverage the health-promoting properties of coconut oil to the fullest potential and take your health to a higher level. How?

Let me show you.

1. Coconut Oil with the Greatest Health Benefits

We're focusing on making you healthier, right? So, it makes perfect sense for you to use the best coconut oil that offers the greatest health benefits.

In that case, choose virgin coconut oil from the various types of coconut oil available on the market.

It's the best among them all because it is cold pressed and goes through as minimum processing as possible, hence, it gets to retain most of its beneficial properties.

However, this unrefined coconut oil will give off an odor that is naturally present in it. It's aromatic to many of us but you may not like it.

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How Best to Eat Coconut Oil for Health Benefits

3 ways of eating coconut oil for health benefits

Everybody wants to jump on the bandwagon to gain better health from coconut oil. But do you know how best to eat it to reap its health benefits?

1. Eat Coconut Oil Raw

When I say 'raw', it means uncooked or in its most original form.

Yes, you should ingest coconut oil this way so that you can obtain the greatest health benefits out of it.

Though coconut oil is very stable due to its predominant saturated fats, heat (especially the one with temperatures around 220 °F or 104 °C) may mark down its health benefits a bit because this is the temperature that manufacturers use to ...Find out more »

How to Use Coconut Oil for Acne

Coconut oil drips on pimple for acne treatment

Before I show you how you can effectively use coconut oil for acne treatment, I need you to first understand what EXACTLY causes your acne... why you're getting it. This is because IF you're treating your acne with coconut oil but at the same time, you're doing something foolish that offsets the oil's effect on acne, it can cause more breakouts on your face and make your acne worse than before.

I just want to make absolutely sure you're able to clear your acne nicely with the use of coconut oil. So now, let's see why you're getting acne.

Why Do You Get Acne?

You get acne on your face and skin because your liver fails to timely deactivate androgens, which are sex hormones produced by your adrenal gland and sex gland (ovary in females, testis in males).

What have these hormones got to do with acne?

Good question. These hormones can stimulate your sebaceous glands (under your skin pores where hair follicles are) to secrete an oily substance called sebum that helps to lubricate your skin and hair and prevent your skin from drying and cracking.

Actually, there's nothing wrong with the presence of androgens (androgenic hormones) since we need them to help regulate oil production for our hair and skin care, and perform other functions as well.

But problems arise when some of them are not properly deactivated by your liver after they have accomplished their jobs. These "remain-active" hormones then continue to circulate in your bloodstream and stimulate your sebaceous glands to keep producing sebum, resulting in an oily skin or face.

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Coconut Oil Benefits: The Lies, The Truth and The Insight

Benefits of Coconut Oil

I remember that day... vividly. "Someone" took away my beloved coconut snack (the crunchy, puffy and yummy coconut balls) overnight.

Can't remember the brand. But I would buy a large can every couple of days because sometimes I could finish off one large can in a day. That was in the late 1980s.

As usual, I gobbled up a can one day and then went to the supermarket hoping to get a replacement to satisfy my palate for coconut-flavored snack.

To my surprise, I couldn't even find a single can on the usual shelf I bought from. I scavenge at other shelves thinking that the shelf stockers could have re-arranged the goods.

So much stock I just saw the other day and they simply got off the shelves in just a day or two, I couldn't believe!

Well, no luck. I was thinking perhaps they were suddenly selling like hot cakes and thought I could return the following day to get once they replenish the stock. Day after day I got disappointed and I even tried other grocery stores and supermarkets at other places.

Finally, after a month or two, I gave up. I didn't know what exactly happened but I knew something was not right.

Then somewhere in 2006, my girlfriend, Laura (now, my wife) handed me a book called The Coconut Oil Miracle.

I flipped the first few pages and suddenly 'Ding', a light bulb went off in my head. At last, everything became clear. I finally understood why I couldn't find my favorite coconut-based snack 20 years back.

So, it was all because of a well-orchestrated conspiracy led by the American Soybean Association (ASA). You know what they did? ...Find out more »