The beautiful Philippine islands are more than just a cluster of over 7,000 tropical islands located at the far western stretches of the Pacific ocean, they are also one of the world’s top producer of the incredible healer – coconuts! With over 15 billion coconuts produced and exported every year, the Philippine islands have over 28 million workers and farmers of coconuts and coconut products throughout the country.
Coconut oil has been all the craze lately for it’s amazing healing capacities for numerous ailments such as inflammation, ulcers, fungus, cholesterol, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, wounds, prostate issues and more. Coconut oil has been found to be an effective wound healer and brain booster. Coconut oil blocks 30% of the sun’s UV rays, making it an excellent sun screen for shorter outside visits. Since eating the oil of coconut helps to balance the metabolism, many have found it an excellent weight loss aid.
Contrary to beliefs of the past, the saturated fat in coconut oil is beneficial and will not clog arteries or raise ‘bad’ cholesterol, but rather, supplies the positive cholesterol our bodies need for vital functions. Coconut oil is also great for your bones by “reducing oxidative stress within the bone, which may prevent structural damage in osteoporotic bone.”
Many companies are jumping on the coconut harvest as they see how the market is so abundantly embracing coconut and all of it’s many products today, especially coconut oil. The Philippines have been a top producer of this incredible healer, and by so doing have contributed a world of health from their corner of the planet.
There are so many uses for coconut oil today. It can be used externally and internally. As a body oil it helps keep the skin lubricated and flexible, healing scars and preventing stretch marks by “stimulating higher collagen cross-linking within the tissue being repaired.” It smooths dry skin, relieves eczema, soothes irritations from rashes and fights wrinkles with it’s amazing antioxidant properties. This amazing oil can also take the sting out of hemorrhoids with both internal and external use.
Internally, it has numerous applications, as listed above, and should ideally be eaten several times per day to equal 1-3 Tablespoons, therapeutically. Coconut oil is the supreme cooking oil as it’s structure can withstand higher temperatures than any other cooking oil without being damaged. Replacing normal butter with coconut oil on foods such toast, rice or popcorn and in baking and cooking can lower your negative saturated fat intake greatly as well as contribute to overall health and well-being.
As an anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-microbial coconut oil can be spread around teeth and gums after brushing to help further prevent tooth decay as well as protecting the enamel of the teeth, not to mention leaving a great taste in your mouth! Don’t forget how great it is for your hair! For a simple, effective oil treatment simply rub coconut oil into the hair and scalp. leave in -either for several hours or overnight (covered with a shower cap)- and then rinse.
Coconut oil now has many entire books written about it’s amazing healing abilities and outrageous benefits. One of the most beautiful and often hard to reach areas in the world, the Philippines, is enjoying both financial and health benefits from their role as one of the top producers of this incredible healer. Find yourself some virgin, unrefined coconut oil today and find out for yourself what all the fuss is about!
Written by: Stasia Bliss