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Ma Devlins https://www.madevlins.com Feel Good Range Tue, 03 Jul 2018 15:27:23 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.1 147927759 Treating Keratosis Pilaris with Coconut Oil https://www.madevlins.com/treating-keratosis-pilaris-with-coconut-oil/ https://www.madevlins.com/treating-keratosis-pilaris-with-coconut-oil/#respond Tue, 03 Jul 2018 15:27:01 +0000 http://www.madevlins.com/md/?p=1381 In the past, we’ve talked about a whole host of uses for coconut oil – as a beauty aid, in cooking and general health benefits – but it can even be used to treat specific skin conditions, such as keratosis pilaris (KP). If you’re not familiar with the scientific name, it is also colloquially referred to as ‘chicken skin’, and is characterised by rough, raised bumps on the skin which are often a pink/red colour on light skin, and brown bumps on darker skin. It appears most frequently on your back, outer arms, thighs and face, but can occur almost

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In the past, we’ve talked about a whole host of uses for coconut oil – as a beauty aid, in cooking and general health benefits – but it can even be used to treat specific skin conditions, such as keratosis pilaris (KP). If you’re not familiar with the scientific name, it is also colloquially referred to as ‘chicken skin’, and is characterised by rough, raised bumps on the skin which are often a pink/red colour on light skin, and brown bumps on darker skin. It appears most frequently on your back, outer arms, thighs and face, but can occur almost anywhere on the body. Keratosis pilaris is incredibly common and affects somewhere between 30-50% of adults, and 50-80% of adolescents (which is also the stage of life when it most frequently develops). It is more common in women than men and is passed down genetically, but despite all of this, it is entirely harmless.

Many people, however, wish to treat KP for entirely cosmetic reasons, and this is where coconut oil comes in. There are many different proposed treatments for the condition, but as a completely natural solution, applying coconut oil directly to the affected area commonly comes out on top. This is due to the high levels of lauric acid preventing an excessive build up of keratin in hair follicles, which causes the bumps to develop in the first place. As well as this, coconut oil (particularly virgin or extra virgin coconut oil) has anti-inflammatory properties, which should reduce the redness of the bumps as well as generally moisturising the skin if it’s dry.

Ma Devlin’s coconut oil is ideal for treating common skin conditions such as keratosis pilaris and other similar ailments. Browse our online shop today and buy with the confidence of knowing that you are getting the highest quality extra virgin coconut oil available.

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Delicious Baking with Coconut Oil https://www.madevlins.com/delicious-baking-with-coconut-oil/ https://www.madevlins.com/delicious-baking-with-coconut-oil/#respond Tue, 03 Jul 2018 15:25:48 +0000 http://www.madevlins.com/md/?p=1379 Baking with coconut oil is flavoursome and full of refreshing goodness. This natural oil has a delicately pleasant aroma, that is absent in any other vegetable oil. Every dish prepared using coconut oil is deliciously aromatic and has a subtle flavouring of coconut to its taste.   This oil can be used in your baking to produce some really great tasting dishes. Coconut oil is an excellent substitute for butter, margarine, shortening and oil. It can be used to bake both savoury and sweet treats. It is healthier too, as virgin coconut oil contains lauric acid and several other healthy

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Baking with coconut oil is flavoursome and full of refreshing goodness. This natural oil has a delicately pleasant aroma, that is absent in any other vegetable oil.

Every dish prepared using coconut oil is deliciously aromatic and has a subtle flavouring of coconut to its taste.

 

This oil can be used in your baking to produce some really great tasting dishes. Coconut oil is an excellent substitute for butter, margarine, shortening and oil. It can be used to bake both savoury and sweet treats.

It is healthier too, as virgin coconut oil contains lauric acid and several other healthy ingredients. Although it is a source of saturated fat, the composition in which constitutes coconut oil is actually beneficial to our body.

 

When substituting coconut oil for butter in baking, here are the necessary points to remember.

 

  1. Substitute an equal quantity of coconut oil for the quantity of oil or butter that the recipe calls for.
  2. Coconut oil has a distinct flavor. If you wish to reduce its intensity, you can consider replacing half the butter in the recipe with coconut oil.
  3. The baking time should be approximately the same when baking with coconut oil, as it would be if butter or vegetable oil were used in the recipe. When checking for whether the dish is cooked, look for the same conditions that the original recipe asks to check for.
  4. The consistency of coconut oil is pretty similar to butter. If the recipe calls for solid butter, use coconut oil at room temperature. Do not cool it, since it can become too brittle and hard.

 

Now that we have all the necessary information, lets get baking. Impress yourself and your loved ones with this quick and simple version of an all-time family favourite.

Chocolate Chip Cookies using Coconut oil

 

Ingredients for approximately 20 cookies:

 

1 and ½ cups all-purpose flour

½ cup coconut oil at room temperature

1 egg

¼ cup granulated sugar

½ cup dark brown sugar

½ tsp baking powder

½ tsp baking soda

¼ tsp salt

1 tsp vanilla extract

½ cup dark chocolate chips

 

Preparation:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 deg F/ 180 deg C. Prepare cookie sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Mix the flour, baking powder and baking soda. In another bowl cream together coconut oil with granulated sugar and brown sugar till light and fluffy. Next, add the egg and vanilla extract and beat till combined.
  3. Add the dry ingredients slowly, and beat well till incorporated. Stir in the chocolate chips and slowly fold it into the mixture.
  4. Prepare cookies with about 1 and ½ tablespoons of dough per cookie. Place each cookie on the cookie sheet, space them apart by 3 inches.
  5. Bake for 8-10 minutes. The edges should start to brown. Remove from the oven, and cool for 2 minutes before transferring onto a wire rack to cook completely. Enjoy!

 

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The Benefits of Coconut Oil Compared to Other Oils https://www.madevlins.com/benefits-of-coconut-oil-compared-to-other-oils/ https://www.madevlins.com/benefits-of-coconut-oil-compared-to-other-oils/#respond Tue, 03 Jul 2018 15:24:22 +0000 http://www.madevlins.com/md/?p=1377 The benefits of coconut oil are wide-ranging; no other oil compares to this excellent product in terms of the health benefits it offers. It is also more versatile than most other oils. There is a popular misconception that vegetable oil, sunflower oil, canola oil etc. are very healthy since they are derived from plants. There is little truth in this, as these oils contain polyunsaturated and omega-6 fats that are not good for your body. Many people chose to stay away from coconut oil for a long time, considering it would alleviate heart problems. At the same time, seed and

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The benefits of coconut oil are wide-ranging; no other oil compares to this excellent product in terms of the health benefits it offers. It is also more versatile than most other oils. There is a popular misconception that vegetable oil, sunflower oil, canola oil etc. are very healthy since they are derived from plants. There is little truth in this, as these oils contain polyunsaturated and omega-6 fats that are not good for your body.

Many people chose to stay away from coconut oil for a long time, considering it would alleviate heart problems. At the same time, seed and vegetable oils were portrayed as heart-friendly by the media. Research has proven otherwise. Coconut oil is found to be healthy and more nutritious than many other oils.

Coconut oil is one of the best cooking oils. Cooking with an oil can be considered healthy only if the oil that is used stays healthy even after it is cooked. Oils such as sunflower oil, corn oil, soya bean oil and extra virgin olive oil are quickly affected by heat. Their chemical structure is that of long chain fatty acids and triglycerides which are easily altered. It is also a fact that their anti-oxidant properties are lost on exposure to heat, and they form free radicals that are dangerous to health. On the other hand, one of the benefits of coconut oil is very stable and isn’t damaged by heat. This oil is rich in medium-chain fatty acids and triglycerides which are more resistant to heat damage. The chemical structure also allows it to be easily absorbed by the body.

Coconut oil contains a special ingredient called lauric acid. Lauric acid has powerful antibacterial and antimicrobial properties that can help your immune system. A notable difference coconut oil possesses in comparison to other vegetable oils is that it thickens and becomes white at lower temperatures. This is because coconut oil contains a mixture of saturated fatty acids. The fats in coconut oil, unlike in animal fats, are in an unusual composition which are good for the body. Saturated fats are a good source of energy through the diet.

Unlike other oils, coconut oil doesn’t go rancid quickly. Ma Devlin’s virgin coconut oil is 100% organic and tastes great. It is also less refined and processed when compared to seed and vegetable oils, which should ideally be avoided altogether. Most of the other oils are also found to contain trans-fats, which are toxic ingredients that harm your health and heart.

To store your stock of coconut oil properly, place it in a cool, dark place away from moisture. If it is thick you can always liquefy it by placing the container in a warm water bath for a couple of minutes. Coconut oil is a superb oil when it comes to cooking and even otherwise. It has a flavour unsurpassed by any other oil, so make it a part of your diet and enjoy the taste and the goodness!

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Coconut Oil Benefits – 28 Ways It Can Help Your Body https://www.madevlins.com/coconut-oil-benefits-28-ways/ https://www.madevlins.com/coconut-oil-benefits-28-ways/#respond Tue, 03 Jul 2018 15:23:14 +0000 http://www.madevlins.com/md/?p=1375 The buzz about coconut oil is that it will heal almost any ailment you have. While this is sadly not true, the benefits of coconut oil are wide-ranging and powerful since it is an incredible source of fatty acids, which are very beneficial to the body. The reason for this is that fatty acids don’t have to be processed by the body to be absorbed. Most of the fats (saturated or unsaturated) that are consumed these days have to be broken down in the body before they can be absorbed, meaning your body has to work harder to get the

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The buzz about coconut oil is that it will heal almost any ailment you have. While this is sadly not true, the benefits of coconut oil are wide-ranging and powerful since it is an incredible source of fatty acids, which are very beneficial to the body. The reason for this is that fatty acids don’t have to be processed by the body to be absorbed.

Most of the fats (saturated or unsaturated) that are consumed these days have to be broken down in the body before they can be absorbed, meaning your body has to work harder to get the benefits of the fats in coconut oil. Your body needs fat to create energy, as well as carbohydrates and protein. In order to have the perfect healthy body, you need to consume all of three in balanced amounts. Thankfully, the fats in coconut oil have more benefits for the body than most other fats. Below are some of our favourite uses for coconut oil:

Coconut Oil as a Beauty Aid

  • Coconut oil lotion bar
  • Eye-makeup remover
  • Lighten age spots – it has a natural sun block (SPF 4)
  • Prevent stretch marks during pregnancy
  • Prevents dry skin (hands, elbows, feet)
  • Natural chap stick
  • Help soothe psoriasis or eczema
  • Built-in deodorant
  • Prevents frizzy hair and gives it a shine (a little dab will do)
  • Great for shaving legs and under arms – doesn’t leave razor burn
  • Help get rid of cellulite

Coconut Oil for Body Health

  • Add to smoothies for energy
  • Support healthy thyroid function
  • Supports teeth as a toothpaste (it also keeps you plaque-free)
  • Kill yeast infections
  • Coconut oil contains lauric acid to boost the metabolism
  • Helps heal skin faster after injury or infection
  • Can be used to kill head lice when added to apple cider vinegar
  • Increases memory function
  • Reduces the itch of insect bites
  • Coconut oil has anti-inflammatory properties (e.g. joint pain from arthritis)

Coconut Oil Can Replace

  • Butter, margarine, and other fats with coconut oil
  • Store-bought nappy cream (rub on baby’s bottom – no more nappy rash)
  • Rids babies of cradle cap – just massage on the head, leave on for a few minutes and gently rinse with a warm wash cloth
  • Can reduce appearance of varicose veins
  • Makes a wonderful insect repellent
  • Soothe the itch of chicken pox or poison ivy
  • Any fat ingredient in recipes

The benefits of coconut oil don’t end there. There are ongoing studies testing for coconut oil benefits, such as whether it can improve insulin levels. However, we already know that you can use coconut oil to replace any of the oils in your kitchen, and many people use it for oil pulling, tanning and dry skin relief. You can add a little coconut oil to coffee grounds and have a wonderful facial or body scrub. It can even help you lose weight if you consume it daily – a teaspoon will do. The studies and tests that are ongoing show coconut oil can greatly benefit the body, so if you want a healthy body, try replacing other oils with coconut oil and reap the benefits!

Where can I buy coconut oil?

Right here! Ma Devlin’s sells a range of organic, extra virgin coconut oil available for you to purchase today. All of our coconut oil is unrefined, cold-pressed and completely natural, so feel free to browse our online store, or contact us if you have any questions whatsoever.

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I Thought Saturated Fats Were Bad For You? https://www.madevlins.com/i-thought-saturated-fats-were-bad-for-you/ https://www.madevlins.com/i-thought-saturated-fats-were-bad-for-you/#respond Tue, 03 Jul 2018 15:22:00 +0000 http://www.madevlins.com/md/?p=1373 We need some fat in our diet. Fats help with the absorption of some vitamins, provide a source of energy, maintain cell membranes and regulate cholesterol. There are many different types and sources of fat in our diets today. Basically they are good fats and bad fats split up so: HEALTHY FATS (known as unsaturates): Monounsaturated fats: Olive, canola and peanut oils, sunflower oil, avocados, non-hydrogenated margarines, nuts and seeds. Polyunsaturated fats: Soybean oil, corn oil, Safflower oil, flaxseed, walnuts, sesame foods and pumpkin seeds, soya milk, tofu and fatty fish like salmon, sardines and tuna. Omega-3 fat: Safflower, sesame,

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We need some fat in our diet. Fats help with the absorption of some vitamins, provide a source of energy, maintain cell membranes and regulate cholesterol. There are many different types and sources of fat in our diets today. Basically they are good fats and bad fats split up so:

HEALTHY FATS (known as unsaturates):

Monounsaturated fats: Olive, canola and peanut oils, sunflower oil, avocados, non-hydrogenated margarines, nuts and seeds.
Polyunsaturated fats: Soybean oil, corn oil, Safflower oil, flaxseed, walnuts, sesame foods and pumpkin seeds, soya milk, tofu and fatty fish like salmon, sardines and tuna.

Omega-3 fat: Safflower, sesame, sunflower and corn oils, non-hydrogenated margarines, nuts and seeds

Omega-3 fatty acids are a type of polyunsaturated fat. These are often known as the super fats that are good for the heart and the brain, preventing depression, reducing memory loss, heart disease, arthritis and such.

Omega-6 fat: Fattier fish, canola and soybean oils, flax seed, omega-3 eggs, walnuts

Omegas – omega 3 and omega 6 polyunsaturated fatty acids are essential nutrients for health

These fats are good for your heart, your cholesterol and overall health. Both omega 3 and 6 are found in green leafy vegetables, milk and eggs. An adequate intake of both may control a number of inflammatory conditions.

A good fat can become bad if heat, light, or oxygen damages it. Polyunsaturated fats are the most fragile. Oils that are high in polyunsaturated fats must be refrigerated and kept in an opaque container.

UNHEALTHY FATS

Saturated fats: Chicken with the skin, butter, cheese, Ice-cream, coconut oil, palm oil and whole-fat dairy products like milk and cream.

Trans fats: naturally in some foods at low levels, such as those from animals, including meat and dairy products processed foods such as biscuits and cakes

Artificially created through a process called hydrogenation, which forces unsaturated fats to combine with hydrogen to create a more stable fat, eating too much from the trans-fat group is associated with heart problems, depression and increased cholesterol levels.

So what make coconut oil good for me if it is a saturated fat?

The vast majority of the fats and oils we eat are composed of long-chain triglycerides (a form of dietary fat found in meats, dairy produce and cooking oils. The liver also makes triglycerides). Probably 98 to 100% of all the fats we eat consist of these long-chain triglycerides (LCT).

Coconut oil is unique because it is composed predominately of medium-chain fatty acids (MCT), primarily lauric (44%) and myristic (16.8%) acids. The size of the fatty acid is extremely important because physiological effects of MCTs in coconut oil are distinctly different from the long-chain fatty acids more commonly found in our diet. It’s the MCT in coconut oil that make it different from all other fats and for the most part gives it its unique character and healing properties. Almost all of the MCTs used in research, medicine, and food products come from coconut oil.

Consuming too much fat can lead to weight gain. Vegetarian sources of healthier, unsaturated fats are fruit, seeds, nuts, vegetables, olive oil and sunflower oil.

Good fats such as the monounsaturated fats, polyunsaturated fats, and omega-3s have the opposite effect. In fact, healthy fats play a huge role in helping you manage your moods, stay on top of your mental game, fight fatigue, and even control your weight.

The answer isn’t cutting out the fat—it’s learning to make healthy choices and to replace bad fats with good ones that promote health and well-being.

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Ma Devlin’s Coconut Oil Improves Your Social Life https://www.madevlins.com/ma-devlins-coconut-oil-improves-your-social-life/ https://www.madevlins.com/ma-devlins-coconut-oil-improves-your-social-life/#respond Tue, 03 Jul 2018 15:20:50 +0000 http://www.madevlins.com/md/?p=1371 Coconut, and especially coconut oil, has continued to gain increasing momentum as an excellent health food. There are seemingly endless stories of people who have used it to aid themselves in a variety of different ways – for skin problems and digestion, increasing energy levels, as a weight loss treatment, strengthening the immune system, stabilising blood sugar and a multitude of other conditions. It is being more widely reported that it can be even used to help animals, so your pets can benefit too! By getting your friends, family and pets involved, Ma Devlin’s 100% Organic Virgin Coconut Oil really

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Coconut, and especially coconut oil, has continued to gain increasing momentum as an excellent health food. There are seemingly endless stories of people who have used it to aid themselves in a variety of different ways – for skin problems and digestion, increasing energy levels, as a weight loss treatment, strengthening the immune system, stabilising blood sugar and a multitude of other conditions. It is being more widely reported that it can be even used to help animals, so your pets can benefit too!

By getting your friends, family and pets involved, Ma Devlin’s 100% Organic Virgin Coconut Oil really is a product for everyone. With so many benefits available, you’d be missing out by not giving it a try!

Ma Devlin’s 100% Organic Virgin Coconut Oil can be used internally or externally on you and your pets:

Internally:

  • For a wide variety of cooking purposes – see our blog post for more info!
  • As a sweetener/flavour enhancer in smoothies and other drinks.
  • Rinse it around in your mouth – read more about coconut oil pulling!
  • Eating a small amount daily to improve overall health.

Externally:

  • Exfoliate with Coconut Bath Oil & Salt Scrub. Let the radiant you out!
  • Use as a moisturising lotion for soft, smooth, beautiful skin.
  • Use as an effective deodorant!
  • Brush daily through your hair – it will nourish your scalp and prevent hair from breaking.

Coconut oil speeds up the metabolism, boosts the immune system, and reduces inflammation by killing fungi, yeast and bacteria. Coconut oil improves calcium and magnesium absorption, whilst supporting the development of strong bones and teeth. Digestion and bowel function are also enhanced. By supporting your thyroid function, coconut oil helps to prevent wrinkles and sagging skin, thus improving the look and health of your hair.

So feel fresher and look shiny from the inside out. This will make you more confident and more attractive. Looking radiant and feeling more confident, you are more likely to get dressed up, make up, hair brushed and go out. People are attracted to smart, confident people who glow. This should increase your breadth of friends as the more confident you goes out more, increasing opportunities for a fabulous social life.

And as for your current friends, what fun to feed and groom together, not only yourselves, but your pets also. Introduce them all to Organic Virgin Coconut Oil and its many, many wonderful benefits.

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What is Coconut Oil Pulling? https://www.madevlins.com/what-is-coconut-oil-pulling/ https://www.madevlins.com/what-is-coconut-oil-pulling/#respond Tue, 03 Jul 2018 15:19:35 +0000 http://www.madevlins.com/md/?p=1369 Oil Pulling is a term used for used for when swirling liquid around the mouth, back and forth between our teeth and gums to clean them. This process intensifies your metabolism, which leads to improved health, such as the elimination of bleeding gums, the fastening of loose teeth and the visible whitening of the teeth. There are many such products on the market that people use daily for this such as Listerine to cleanse and sterilise our mouths protecting our teeth and gums from harmful bacteria. Unknown to many this is in fact an ancient Ayurvedic technique from centuries ago.

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Oil Pulling is a term used for used for when swirling liquid around the mouth, back and forth between our teeth and gums to clean them. This process intensifies your metabolism, which leads to improved health, such as the elimination of bleeding gums, the fastening of loose teeth and the visible whitening of the teeth.

There are many such products on the market that people use daily for this such as Listerine to cleanse and sterilise our mouths protecting our teeth and gums from harmful bacteria. Unknown to many this is in fact an ancient Ayurvedic technique from centuries ago.

Swishing with coconut Oil is now coming into vogue as a way to clean out undigested and partially digested food residue caught up in our teeth and gums. If left they could become toxic to the body as they rot the teeth and would most certainly begin to cause a foul smell. Left unattended these partial food pieces could also begin to compromise our immune system.

Swishing with coconut oil will help eliminate these dangerous bacteria as it assists your body to function more healthily, through the prevention of disease, inflammation and excess body fat.

Keeping your mouth clean by oil pulling with coconut oil will aid in food digestion, joint pain, fatigue and even hormonal issues. Working similar to a detox there is the added benefit of a beautiful glowing head of hair and a rosy complexion.

If swishing isn’t for you, another way to use the coconut oil product would be to put some oil into hot water – maybe a small teaspoon worth – and to slowly drink it throughout the evening.

For best result remember to always use 100% Organic Virgin Coconut Oil, like Ma Devlin’s, ensuring also that it has a good accreditation behind it.

The exciting factor of oil pulling is its simplicity and the main benefit is its healing power. Many therapists will offer this as a healing treatment in their practice but save your money, buy a good quality coconut oil product and do it for yourself on a daily basis.

Use in the morning, before breakfast when your stomach is empty.

  • Mix a teaspoon of oil with luke-warm water and
  • one small intake at a time, slowly and deliberately swish around your mouth, back and forth between your teeth and
  • you should notice the oil changing color, becoming lighter
  • spit it out
  • Repeat this process for 15/20 minutes
  • Clean your teeth thoroughly with clean tap water
  • Clean your sink properly. Remember your spittle contains harmful bacteria and toxic bodily waste.

The oil will have mixed with your saliva, activating the enzymes to draw out any toxins to cleanse your blood.

The oil pulling is best done before breakfast but if you wish to accelerate the healing process, you can repeat this up to three times a day, always on an empty stomach before meals.

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Pet Care with Coconut Oil https://www.madevlins.com/pet-care-with-coconut-oil/ https://www.madevlins.com/pet-care-with-coconut-oil/#respond Tue, 03 Jul 2018 15:18:15 +0000 http://www.madevlins.com/md/?p=1367 We are aware of the several benefits of coconut oil. Not only is it a healthy product that is good for our body, it can also cater to several of our daily skin and hair care requirements. Once you try this product, it will be an invaluable component in your daily personal care regime and a staple in your pantry. The use of this miracle product does not end here. Did you know that coconut oil can be used on your pets too? This natural product offers benefits to animals too. So, why not introduce your furry friends to it,

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We are aware of the several benefits of coconut oil. Not only is it a healthy product that is good for our body, it can also cater to several of our daily skin and hair care requirements. Once you try this product, it will be an invaluable component in your daily personal care regime and a staple in your pantry. The use of this miracle product does not end here.

Did you know that coconut oil can be used on your pets too? This natural product offers benefits to animals too. So, why not introduce your furry friends to it, and pamper them with the awesome goodness of this pure oil?

Here are some ways in which coconut oil can help you with grooming your pets. Coconut oil can be applied to the skin and coat of dogs and cats. It will soothe wounds and cure skin infections. The antifungal and antimicrobial properties will aid in clearing up any skin rashes, as well as disinfect wounds and sores. Cracked paws will heal faster when coconut oil is applied.

It is an inexpensive conditioner, and with regular use animal skin and hair will look glossier, and be healthier than before. Topical application of coconut oil will deodorize and make your canine friend smell much better.

Is your dog’s waistline expanding? Feed him coconut oil to get rid of the extra fat. Coconut oil is known to slim dogs who are overweight. When taken internally, it can boost the immune system of animals. The oil also supports normal thyroid functioning. You can get their ear infections, viral infections and yeast infections under control by making coconut oil a regular constituent of their diet.

Your pet will most probably love the taste and smell of coconut oil, and will be pleased to feast on it. However, do not start with a huge quantity. Begin slowly, with half a teaspoon per 20 pounds of weight. If there are no significant changes to how they feel or in the appearance of their stools, continue building up the quantity till you reach two full teaspoons per day.

Consumption of coconut oil improves the digestive process and you can use it when preparing doggy treats. Over time, you will observe his skin clear up and his infections getting much better. Finally, coconut oil can offer significant relief to painful arthritis in older animals, and can ease joint pains and inflammation. It has also been studied to reduce cancer risks in animals.

So, what are you waiting for? Introduce your animal friend to this miracle ingredient and let them enjoy the advantages, just as you do!

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The Advantages of Using Coconut Oil Topically and Orally https://www.madevlins.com/the-advantages-of-using-coconut-oil-topically-and-orally/ https://www.madevlins.com/the-advantages-of-using-coconut-oil-topically-and-orally/#respond Tue, 03 Jul 2018 15:16:44 +0000 http://www.madevlins.com/md/?p=1365 Did you know that coconut oil is hailed as the ‘total solution’ for skin and health problems? This edible oil has been consumed by the natives of tropical countries for centuries and they have been observed to possess good health, great skin and thick hair. It is also well known that these populations do not suffer from many of the deadly diseases that affect the western nations of the world. Coconut oil is great for consumption as well as for topical applications. This natural product is rich in antioxidants and has powerful antimicrobial properties. It is a rich source of

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Did you know that coconut oil is hailed as the ‘total solution’ for skin and health problems? This edible oil has been consumed by the natives of tropical countries for centuries and they have been observed to possess good health, great skin and thick hair. It is also well known that these populations do not suffer from many of the deadly diseases that affect the western nations of the world.

Coconut oil is great for consumption as well as for topical applications. This natural product is rich in antioxidants and has powerful antimicrobial properties. It is a rich source of lauric acid, which is known to fight most pathogens. Regular use of coconut oil strengthens the immunity system and helps the body fight against several bacterial and viral diseases.

More recent studies on this oil have proven that it is beneficial in Alzheimer patients and has been recorded to even reverse the symptoms of the disease. This is because coconut oil contains medium chain triglycerides which are found to improve the brain activity, when introduced into the body through food. The use of coconut oil benefits hypothyroid patients too, by boosting their metabolism and thereby promoting overall health of the thyroid gland. It is a good source of natural saturated fats, which are an efficient source of energy for athletes and strength trainers. Another group that greatly benefits from coconut oil in their diet are diabetic patients. The use of coconut oil helps in the control of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.

Topical application of coconut oil is found to relieve several skin problems. It has been used as a remedy for the yeast infection, Candida Albicans. Coconut oil is suggested as the perfect product to be used for oil-pulling. This age old practice is based on using the oil like a mouthwash. Doing so is found to kill the harmful bacteria in the mouth, and regular practitioners mention improvement in dental health and relief to sinus problems. Coconut oil improves the moisture in the skin and is an excellent product for dry skin. It can be used by people with sensitive skin without any side-effects.

Several communities have been consuming coconut oil as part of their diet since the very initial days of their existence. The only reason this product has continued to exist despite the negative publicity imposed on it during the campaigning of vegetable oils, is because of the quality of the product. 100% pure, virgin coconut oil is a product that has proven it’s strengths for a variety of requirements. It has been used with incredible success in the past, and will continue to do so! This is just a preface to the product, use it to realize all this and more for yourself.

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The Magnificent Coconut https://www.madevlins.com/the-magnificent-coconut/ https://www.madevlins.com/the-magnificent-coconut/#respond Tue, 03 Jul 2018 15:15:13 +0000 http://www.madevlins.com/md/?p=1363 The origin of the coconut is the subject of much debate. One of the earliest mentions dates back to the One Thousand and One Nights story of Sinbad the Sailor, who is known to have bought and sold coconuts during his fifth voyage. Coconut palms are grown in more than 80 countries of the world with a total production of 61 million tonnes per year. Coconut trees are very hard to establish. The coconut palm thrives on sandy soils and is highly tolerant of salinity. It prefers areas with abundant sunlight, regular rainfall and high humidity for optimum growth, so

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The origin of the coconut is the subject of much debate. One of the earliest mentions dates back to the One Thousand and One Nights story of Sinbad the Sailor, who is known to have bought and sold coconuts during his fifth voyage.

Coconut palms are grown in more than 80 countries of the world with a total production of 61 million tonnes per year. Coconut trees are very hard to establish. The coconut palm thrives on sandy soils and is highly tolerant of salinity. It prefers areas with abundant sunlight, regular rainfall and high humidity for optimum growth, so colonising shorelines of the tropics is straightforward.

The extent of cultivation in the tropics is threatening a number of habitats, such as mangroves. New leaves do not open well, and older leaves may become desiccated; fruit also tends to be shed.

Technically and botanically, a coconut is a fibrous one-seeded drupe, known as a dry drupe, which means that it has a hard shell encased in a fibrous outer layer. When the shell is cracked open, it reveals a fleshy white meat and a liquid that is known as coconut water. Cracking open the shell is no mean feat; a number of techniques are used, ranging from baking coconuts to make them brittle to dropping them onto sharp rocks in an attempt to wedge open a crack in the shell. However, when using loose definitions, the coconut can be: a fruit, a nut, and a seed.

The coconut is known for its great versatility as seen in the many uses of its different parts. Coconuts are part of the daily diets of many people. Coconuts are different from other fruits because they contain a large quantity of “water”. When immature they are known as tender-nuts or jelly-nuts and may be harvested for drinking.

The coconut we buy in the store does not resemble the coconut you find growing on a coconut palm. An untouched coconut has three layers. The outermost layer, which is typically smooth with a greenish colour, is called the exocarp. The next layer is the fibrous husk, or mesocarp, which ultimately surrounds the hard woody layer called the endocarp. The endocarp surrounds the seed. Generally speaking, when you buy a coconut at the supermarket the exocarp and the mesocarp are removed and what you see is the endocarp.

When mature, coconuts still contain some water and can be used as seed nuts or processed to give oil from the kernel, charcoal from the hard shell and coir from the fibrous husk. The endosperm is initially in its nuclear phase suspended within the coconut water. As development continues, cellular layers of endosperm deposit along the walls of the coconut, becoming the edible coconut “flesh”.

When dried, the coconut flesh is called copra. The oil and milk derived from it are commonly used in cooking and frying; coconut oil is also widely used in soaps and cosmetics. The clear liquid coconut water within is a refreshing drink. The husks and leaves can be used as material to make a variety of products for furnishing and decorating. It also has cultural and religious significance in many societies that use it.

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