Coconut Oil – key benefits (#3 will surprise you!)

Coconut Oil

Introduction – is coconut oil healthy? A typical consumer of coconut oil uses it for frying or baking.  But on top of potentially being the best cooking oil (it does this specific job exceptionally well, as we will soon see) – it has a large number of other surprising applications.  Health benefits of coconut oil are so numerous that whole books have been dedicated to this Superfood! Here are just a few common uses of coconut oil: Adding texture and flavor to smoothies Moisturizing skin, hair or lips Applying topically to treat burns and cuts Cooking Using it as mild natural sunscreen Fighting bacteria or fungi Removing make-up Using it as natural lubricant or massage oil Treating flaky nail cuticles […]

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Sun exposure, skin cancer and hidden dangers of sunscreens

It is amazing how much of public opinion on any subject is formed by marketing efforts of manufacturers and promoters of a specific product, as opposed to scientific facts.   For decades, we have been preached that sun exposure is bad and a direct trigger of skin cancer and have been advised to put on high-SPF sunscreen any time that any patch of our skin gets exposed to sunshine for any period.  We have been marketed sun blocking lotions for any age (including those that were said to be safe for infants) because- God forbid they get some sunshine on their ultra-sensitive skin! The opinions formed by marketing and PR departments of giant manufacturers are extremely hard to change.  Even when […]

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