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Why Coconut Oil KILLS Belly Fat (Research Update) There have been some very interesting studies done on the relationship between coconut oil (or any type of coconut fat, including coconut milk and coconut cream) and how it can affect your body fat. The findings may surprise you. A 2009 study published in the Journal Lipids consisted of testing the effects of either 2 tablespoons of coconut oil or 2 tablespoons of soybean on a group of 40 women over the span of 28 days. Results showed that the group that ate the coconut oil had a decrease in abdominal fat, while the soybean oil group actually showed a slight increase in belly fat. Additionally, the group that ate the coconut oil showed increased HDL ‘good’ cholesterol levels, while the soybean oil group had decreased HDL cholesterol and increased LDL ‘ bad’ cholesterol. The Journal of Nutrition published a study where researchers investigated all studies relative to medium chain fatty acids (MCFAs) that are abundant in coconut fat and weight management. The studies showed that diets rich in fats such as those found in coconut oil prompted a boost in metabolism, increase in energy, decrease in food consumption, reduced body weight and lower body fat mass. The study authors highly recommend using oils that contain MCFAs, such as coconut oil, as a tool to drop extra abdominal fat, manage a healthy weight, and even as a way to treat obesity. Yet another study that assessed body weight and fat storage relative to three different types of diets including a low-fat diet, high-fat diet with long chain fatty acids (LCFAs) and a high fat diet with MCFAs. In order to bring about weight gain, caloric intakes were adjusted for the diets. At the end of the research period (which lasted 44 days), the low-fat diet group stored an average of 0.47 grams of fat per day, the LCFA group stored 0.48 grams of fat per day, and the MCFA group only stored a mere 0.19 grams per day (despite purposely increasing calories). Those in the MCFA group (coconut fat) had a 60 percent reduction in body fat stored compared to the other diets. Another added bonus of consuming organic coconut oil (and coconut cream or milk) is that it tends to make us feel fuller for longer. Studies indicate that MCFAs help increase feelings of fullness and lead to a reduction in calorie intake when compared to the same amount of calories from other fats. When MCFAs are metabolized, ketone bodies are created in the liver – these have been shown to have a strong appetite reducing effect helping you to lose fat faster. If you thought from reading about how using coconut oil daily for helping to reduce abdominal fat is pretty incredible, you’re going to be blown away by the powerful health benefits of coconut oil on the page: 9 Reasons To Use Coconut Oil Daily, including benefits to thyroid, brain, skin, oral health, heart health, detoxing, cancer, and more.
Study: Apple Cider Vinegar Slashes Blood Sugar (The Secret Is In The Mother) Yes, believe it or not, the same stuff your grandmother used to make you drink when you had a cold, or what your great Aunt used to kill weeds in the garden, is powerful enough to regulate blood sugar - better than many conventional therapies. But, don’t trust us ... trust what science has to say about one of Mother Nature’s most healing foods. Apple cider vinegar is one of the most potent ‘all-purpose’ tonics around. Among its huge array of health benefits, multiple studies have found that it may help lower blood sugar levels. The traditional uses of apple cider vinegar are vast. To name just a few, it has been used:
to ease digestion;
to aid in flu prevention;
to reduce inflammation;
to regulate pH balance;
to alleviate allergy symptoms;
to ease nausea and heartburn;
as a staple in detox regimens;
for a number of skin conditions, including reducing acne and smoothing wrinkles.
One study (http://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/30/11/2814.full), conducted at Arizona State University by Doctors Carol S. Johnston and Andrea M. White, PhD, surveyed 11 people afflicted with type 2 diabetes. The researchers found that taking two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar right before bed lowered the blood sugar levels of these individuals by 4 to 6 percent by morning. Another study (http://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/27/1/281.full) led by Dr. Johnston gave subjects, some with insulin resistance and some without, 20 grams of apple cider vinegar and 40 grams of water. Results showed that the after-meal blood sugar levels of the subjects with insulin resistance lowered by 34 percent when they drank the apple cider vinegar. Dr. Johnston says, “scientific studies over the past 10 years show benefits from vinegar consumption. It’s inexpensive and can be easily incorporated into the diet. Used in combination with diet and exercise, it can help many people with type 2 diabetes”. Yet another study (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10702577), performed at Tokyo University in Tokyo, Japan, discovered that the acetic acid found in vinegars inhibits the activity of carbohydrate-digesting enzymes, including sucrase, mastase, lactase and amalase. This inhibition results in select sugars and starches passing through the digestive system without being digested, having less impact on blood sugar levels. Don’t miss out on the other awesome benefits of apple cider vinegar as follows. Sunburn Ouch… love the sun but hate the burn? Soak a clean cloth in apple cider vinegar and apply to skin – it will instantly soothe your skin and help the burn to heal faster. Sore Throat No one like a sore throat – ease the pain naturally. Add about a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar to a glass of warm water, and use it to gargle. Then (for adults), swallow one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar. Heartburn Stop the burning pain in your chest before it begins. Add two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to a glass of water (about six ounces), and drink before meals to ease heartburn. Mouthwash Commercial mouthwash contain ingredients that only mask the bacteria that cause bad breath, not kill them. Combine about a teaspoonful of apple cider vinegar with ¼ cup of water, and use as a mouthwash after you brush. This will destroy harmful (and odor-causing) bacteria in your mouth and help break down plaque. Deodorant Sick of conventional deodorants that are full of chemicals? Splash a bit of apple cider vinegar into your palms, and rub under your arms. This will help to kill bacteria, and keep body odors at bay. Mother’s secret is out of the bag! When choosing an apple cider vinegar, make sure to select one that is organic and unpasteurized, as the pasteurization process can destroy many of the health benefits. Organic, unpasteurized apple cider vinegar may have a cobweb-looking solid floating inside; this is known as mother of vinegar, and is a natural cellulose produced by the vinegar bacteria. The cloudy and somewhat cobweb-like structure that you may see in raw ACV is endearingly referred to as the mother, because of its life-giving properties. As the vinegar ages, the mother becomes more pronounced, and if you hold the vinegar bottle to the light you can almost always see the makings of the mother - usually suspended close to the bottom of the jar. In the mother are valuable nutrients and beneficial bacteria that make unprocessed ACV so special. Raw ACV should also have a strong aroma and make you pucker when you taste it. These signs, along with the visible appearance of the mother, are good indications that your ACV is of high quality. Some of the beneficial ingredients in raw, organic ACV include the following.
Potassium: promotes cell tissue and organism growth, and helps prevent brittle teeth and hair loss.
Iron: important for blood health.
Magnesium: vital to heart health.
Enzymes: boosts chemical reactions in the body.
Malic acid: protects vinegar from viruses, bacteria and fungus.
Acetic acid: slows the digestion of starch.
Calcium: builds strong bones and teeth.
Pectin: helps regulate blood pressure and cholesterol.
Ash: maintains a healthy alkaline state in the body.
5 Reasons To EAT Honey Every Day (#4 Is Cancer-fighting) Consumed in moderation, sugar is a helpful source of energy, that is, provided you get it from the right sources. We humans evolved to get our sugar by eating whole foods like fruits, vegetables, and yes, even honey. Your body knows how to extract the maximum benefit from these whole foods. Honey, in particular, has three critical healing effects. First, honey supports your immune system and fights off harmful bacteria. Second, it supplies the “building blocks” for healthy cells. Lastly, Honey burns differently in your body than Sugar! That’s because all the extra enzymes and nutrients in honey not only help the body rebuild itself - they also regulate how the body uses the sugar. Learn 5 More Reasons to Eat Honey EVERY Day.
Lemon Water: Discover One Of The Most Concentrated Sources Of Vitamin C On The Planet Scientists say eating just one lemon gives you nearly all the vitamin C you need in a day. It’s what allowed the lemon to single-handedly wipe out the greatest killer of European sailors in the eighteenth century ... scurvy. Of course, today you don’t need to be concerned about scurvy. Yet, the vitamin C packed inside one small lemon is such a potent source of antioxidants, research shows it can help you balance your cholesterol and triglycerides, suffer fewer colds, heal faster, reduce your risk of getting cataracts, experience less muscle and joint aches, and be better protected against many types of cancer. By simply squeezing the juice from just one-half of this small fruit into a glass of warm water first thing in the morning, you can get the most complete dose of quick energy, immune-boosting, antioxidant protection anywhere on the planet. Which explains why this healing tonic is fast becoming the “sports drink” of choice among top tier athletes, fitness experts, and health enthusiasts worldwide. Discover the amazing healing tonic that solved the greatest medical mystery of the eighteenth century.
Inflammation Erased by Susan Patterson, B.A., CBHC, CMTA, Content Director @The Alternative Daily
Study: Could This Be The Secret Cause Of Cancer? In March, 2012, retired heart surgeon Dr. Dwight Lundell made a startling public confession ... he no longer believed high cholesterol caused heart disease. See, for years, Dr. Lundell “bought” the medical industry’s cholesterol theory on heart disease. Hoping to reduce its toll on human lives, he recommended patients lower their blood cholesterol by cutting saturated fat from their diet, and using prescription statins. However, Americans continued to suffer more heart disease ... not less. All this time, he was sure his advice would help patients feel better and live longer, but it seems it only made things worse. Soon, it became increasingly clear ... heart disease was not the result of elevated blood cholesterol. So, Dr. Lundell began to dig, and he quickly uncovered some shocking “underground” research on heart disease ... something scientists had been investigating for years. Stunned, he couldn’t believe the overwhelming number of studies, data, and reviews the medical establishment had previously glossed over and concealed from sight. Now, there it was, plain as day, a “new” underlying cause of heart disease that heart health experts like himself hadn’t even considered before. Find out what’s really causing today’s exploding heart disease rates.
How This 4,000 Year-Old Golden Miracle Naturally Fights Pain & Inflammation “Turmeric has more than 100 healing compounds that treat no less than 619 different health concerns. The amazing health properties of turmeric and its healing compound curcumin are so extensive that currently there have been 9,487 peer-reviewed articles published in the U.S. National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health since 1949, making turmeric one of the most frequently mentioned medicinal herbs in all of science, and one of the most effective nutritional supplements of our time. That’s why you’ll want to grab a copy of The Turmeric Testament, because we’ll show you proven ways to solve minor health concerns - like sore throats, acne and bloating - as well as more serious conditions - like lowering bad cholesterol, detoxing heavy metals and fighting dangerous free radicals. Think about it ... we created The Turmeric Testament with one thought in mind: restoring true health shouldn’t have to take a lot of work, a lot of time, a lot of money, or, a lot of unnecessary and dangerous prescription medications. So go ahead ... tap into the special healing powers of turmeric ... the world’s most powerful disease-fighting herb.” -Jake Carney
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