In the past, coconut oil has gotten a bad reputation. But the fact of the matter is that coconut oil has one of the richest sources of saturated fat, with about 90% of its calories in saturated fat. It also has a plentiful amount of uses for your skin, all of which will help to preserve the glow of your natural skin.
Why You Should Use Coconut Oil on Your Skin Instead of Lotion
Those other commercial moisturizers make you feel as though your skin is nourished because of the water, but as soon as that water dries, your skin becomes dry and dehydrated. Many of these moisturizers contain petroleum-based ingredients that will, in the long run, suffocate your skin. However, coconut oil can provide you with a deeper cleansing for your skin. It will help to strengthen your primary tissues. It can also remove any excess dead cells on the skin's surface which can make your skin appear rough and scaly. Coconut oil can solve plenty of skin issues. It can soothe bug bites, help with any rashes, get rid of flaky skin, easily remove any eye makeup, soften wrinkles, protect you from sun damage, and it can keep your tan in place for longer. Lastly, it can heal skin faster. This is because coconut oil has medium chain fatty acids. It will quickly absorb into the skin where it will then be used for nutrition and energy. This process provides your skin with all the energy that it will need to heal and maintain itself.
Benefits of Coconut Oil
* Coconut oil has been proven to have antibacterial and anti-fungal properties.
* It can help cure your acne; it kills the bacteria causing the blemishes in the skin.
* Coconut oil can be applied as a deodorant and can be used to remove any body odor.
* Mixed with a few drops of Bergamot essential oil, coconut oil can help to heal chapped lips and cold sores.
* Coconut oil is natural - there are no chemicals in it. * The Vitamin E found in coconut oil is known to help soothe psoriasis and eczema.
* There are three fatty acids found in coconut oil: capric acid, lauric acid, and caprylic acid. All three of these acids can kill candida, which is a common cause of fungal infections in the skin.
* Coconut oil can be used as a cloth diaper cream. It can be used as a barrier to help prevent diaper rash.
* Coconut oil helps lighten age spots.
* It helps prevent stretch marks when pregnant. * When used consistently on skin, it can get rid of cellulite.
* It can help to improve the itch of chicken pox and poison ivy.
* Coconut oil, when placed on cuticles, can help nails to grow.
For Best Results For your face, apply as you would with any other moisturizer. Only use a small amount; use about twice a week. Wipe off after two minutes. If irritation occurs, stop use. If no irritation occurs, start applying all over body and leave overnight. While it does have a greasy consistency, it’s great at absorbing rapidly into your skin.
Skin can get dry and sometimes you need a quick way to fix that problem. You can just go into your kitchen and find some products which are just as great for your skin as any lotion you can find in stores. Here are ten of the best foods to put on your skin.
1. Strawberries - There are two easy ways to apply strawberries to your face. One way is by smashing the strawberries and placing them on your face as a mask. Another method is to just rub the strawberries all over your skin. Working as an antioxidant, the strawberries will get rid of any oils on your face which will result in brightened skin.
2. Eggs - You can use either the whole egg or just the egg white. The whole egg will offer your skin more moisturizer than the egg white would. The egg whites will tighten your pores, though, and will help you in getting firmer skin. All you have to do is rub the egg all over your clean face and then a simple egg mask will form.
3. Baking Soda - Baking soda is one of the best and most inexpensive ways to get rid of any pesky dead cells on your face. To get the best results, start off with a freshly cleaned face. Gently scrub your face with a paste of baking soda and distilled water for about 10 minutes.
4. Lemon Juice - Lemon juice is a great thing to add to any mask. It brightens your skin, tightens your pores, and cuts through the oil on your face. You can apply it right onto your face for about five minutes or just add it to an egg white mask.
5. Honey - Honey can be applied just as the lemon juice. It can either be used by itself or be mixed with another mask. It can be used as a moisturizer and will even help control all of those gross breakouts. You can put it on your face and leave it there as long as you would like.
6. Bananas - You will want to use bananas that have some brown in them as these will work the best. Bananas can greatly exfoliate your skin and will give a dull skin a greater complexion. They will moisturize and are great for all skin types. Mash up the bananas and rub all over your skin – adding a bit of honey if you’d like. Rinse off after about 10 minutes.
7. Oats - Grind them into a powder and add water. The oats with the added water will make a great moisturizing scrub. Substituting water for milk can soothe dry and sunburned skin.
8. Yogurt - The lactic acid in yogurt is a great way to leave your skin feeling fresh and exfoliated. Yogurt can be used as a brightener and a moisturizer.
9. Almonds - Like oats, you will want to grind up almonds too. Turn them into a powder. They will moisturize, exfoliate, and cleanse your skin.
10. Olive Oil - Olive Oil is a great moisturizer for your face.
Of course, consider a s skin test first to avoid sensitivity or allergic reactions.
YAY! It's official! I am a member of the Social Team of the #NourishedFestival in Denver, moved online September 24-26, 2020. Go follow my social pages at @mssaraestewart or @theglutenconsultant for more information. It was a good time last year and this year will be a bit different. It's gluten free, nut free, Paleo and plant based. If you have concerns about what you eat, this is the place to be.
Having used yoga as a part of my post stroke rehabilitation, then having become a certified yoga teacher, I learned to adapt yoga poses to my ability. After formal yoga training, I sought a way to help others with what I had learned about recovery. I fell into the the fastest fitness trend. Stretching; both dynamic and static, meditation and mindfulness practice work together to increase range of motion and flexibility, increasing a person's activities of everyday living and overall quality of life.
SELF has a article on the very topic of the mind muscle connection . In the classes I lead, we start with meditation and relaxation during that time, I guide the senior participants to set their intent for the class and to ask their body to work properly to carry out those plans. We know that what we think and the words heard during recovery enhance the process.
SELF also has a article on the explosions of stretch studios. This new trend is like a yoga studio used for the purpose of stretching instruction or physical assistance. When I found out this trend was so big, I was already doing this instruction with my senior clients. We have seen vast improvement in as little as two months.
I remind my senior clients that to gain a greater level of fitness doesn't require a large gym, heavy or expensive equipment. Isometric , static movements produce wonderful results.
This post is thanks to Flint Rehab and the link to the original post is below. Learn why post stroke exercise is so important and how to gauge how much exercise to do.
How Much Exercise After Stroke Is Enough?
Every stroke patient will benefit from a different amount/level of exercise because every stroke is different. However, for the sake of this article, here’s a quick rule of thumb:
Move a little every day, and you’ll be better off than not exercising. If you struggle with post-stroke paralysis, even passive exercise or stretching counts.
But beyond a little daily movement, you’ll be in the best shape if you move strategically every day.
Here’s what we mean by strategic:
What’s the Best Strategy for Stroke Exercise?The purpose of exercise after stroke is to rewire the brain through neuroplasticity.
Since neuroplasticity is activated by repetition, your strategy should involve emphasizing repetition during your physical therapy stroke rehab exercises.
The more you repeat each exercise, the better you will get at making that movement. But how much repetition is enough?
It's just that simple! When you don't except "NO", 1 of 2 things things happen.
Here is an example. Yesterday, I needed to figure out why my clothes washer was not taking in hot water. Since, I can get behind my washer without to much effort, I had a YouTube video telling my DIY self to start by checking the hot water inlet. I went to turn off the hot water supply from behind the washer. As I turned the knob, it fall off it my hand. It was missing the nut. So not knowing the size of the nut, I put my phone under the stem and took a picture of the complete cold water side. With knob, washer and phone with photo, I headed to my local Ace Hardware. I love Ace because they usually have very helpful staff and 2 walls of nuts, bolts, washers and stuff I can't even explain and the best part is, I can buy just the quantity I need.
Today is CELIAC AWARENESS DAY, so I wanted to share a few recipes that I think look interesting and that I plan to try real soon. Enjoy! Slip me a comment in the CONTACT ME if you have questions about Celiac.
Buttermilk Cheddar-Onion Biscuit
Read more at https://celiac.org/marketplace/recipe/buttermilk-cheddar-onion-biscuits/#623vKWbMXT3rbVQK.99
This is the first installment of Sunday Self Care. This is where I give you self care tips and recipes on Sunday so you can get the ingredients during the week, to use next Sunday. So, I am going to start simple with one of my favorites... SMOOTHING BODY SCRUB. Raw sugar exfoliates to give skin a healthy glow. Less irritating than salt, this scrub is gentle enough of most all skin types. Add a citrus for a summer refresher and a mint for those bothersome allergies.
1 cup of raw sugar
1/4 cup of light oil such as almond, grape seed or coconut
5-8 drops of essential oil or 1 tablespoon zest of grapefruit, orange or lemon.
Place the ingredients in a glass container with a lid...mason jars work good.
This scrub is best used while seated. Use your hands or washcloth.
Lightly rinse the remaining sugar off, while leaving as much oil as possible.
Use caution when exiting the tub or shower.
Enjoy your polished and moisturized skin.
What if a disadvantage became a resource?
What if you had practical tools to achieve your goals?
What if you could focus on the result or the outcome and not the effort?
What if you could adopt on outcome orientation to gain the results you want?
What if you understood the presupposition that all behavior has a purpose?
What if you could develop you sensory acuity to increase the flexibility of you thinking?
What of you could change your perception of anything you could judge as negative?
What if you acknowledged feedback rather than failures to get to desired outcomes?
What if you knew that life is a series of small changes that can add up to a bigger accomplishment?
What if you acknowledged that people respond to experiences, not the reality of the experience itself?
What if you knew that your emotional state of mind is a choice that can be changed if you chose to do so?
What if you noticed your moments and patterns of excellence as normal and not exceptional, thereby making exceptional normal?
What if you realized that an assumption doesn't allow you to seek answers or ask questions, because you already think you have
What if you could work through your challenges and presuppositions in a non-judgmental way allowing you to come to an understanding or resolution?
WHAT IF YOU HAD SOMEONE TO HELP YOU DEVELOP ALL THE "WHAT IF" FOR YOUR LIFE?
This is why NLP.
As a reader of YMD News you have learned that elevated fibrinogen, hsCRP, a CT heart scan and homocysteine are among the many known risk factors for progressive heart disease.
It now turns out that there is a blood test that is an even a better indicator than any of these, especially if they are all normal. The test is simple and inexpensive and readily available and reliably shows the level of cardiovascular risk you are at.
For one, this test can show if you need bypass surgery or an implantable defibrillator, and whether even without any symptoms, if you are headed for heart failure.
What is so sad is even the most prestigious medical facilities like Cleveland, Mayo, Johns Hopkins, Harvard, etc. as well as from practitioners who claim to practice alternative, state-of-the-art or advanced medicine rarely if ever check this life-saving test.
Levels over 500 of BNP can predict risk of heart attack 5-8-fold within the next four years.
The test? BNP.
It stands for brain natriuretic peptide, mainly because it was first discovered in the brain over 10 years ago. It is actually a hormone made in the ventricles of the heart which is the main pumping muscle of the heart.
It is a well-established marker for the diagnosis of heart failure and a predictor of death in people who have stable coronary disease with no symptoms and are told that they are "doing just fine"
What is most important is there are no drugs that can fix it, only nutrients.
Research shows that people with a level of over 400 are eight times more likely to die in the next 1-5 years than folks with levels under 100 ng/liter.
As noted above, the test is commonly used to diagnose heart failure, however, it turns out BNP can show if the heart is suffering from ischemia (not enough oxygen delivered to the heart muscle) even though the patient may not be experiencing angina or chest pain or arrhythmia or have any signs of it on EKG, echocardiogram, etc.
No other test comes this close to being as useful a crystal ball since it predicts long and short-term death, independent of other conventional test.
Additional studies show that having a level just over 80 pg/mL of BNP can raise the incidence of death in the next year 5-fold.
And others have confirmed that levels over 500 of BNP can predict risk of heart attack 5-8-fold within the next four years. And rememer this is independent of any other studies, x-rays or blood tests. Remember, these are in people who think they are "stable" and have been told by their cardiologist that they are "doing just fine".
Even though this crystal ball test has been known for quite a while, cardiologists in general do not use it because (1) first there is no drug to correct it. And the (2) second reason they don't use it is because they are not trained in the molecular biochemistry of healing/repairing what is causing the problem in the first place.
by Ronald Grisanti D.C., D.A.B.C.O., D.A.C.B.N., M.S.
Having the stresses of caring for a child with health concerns and going through the termination of a failed marriage, I developed my own chronic health issues. and survived a stroke. My personal experience and research of stroke and autoimmune diseases, lead me to help myself and others.