Lisa Borg Dip DCNH, Nutritional Therapist – Lisa is a qualified Nutritional Therapist. She has been practicing nutrition for 8 years across a broad spectrum of health conditions. She has a special interest in Rosacea, and her research, together with hands-on experience, led to the writing of her thesis entitled “The Nutritional Management of Rosacea”.)
Combat Rosacea With Coconuts – There are many health benefits of Coconuts, their Water and their Oil in an effort to convince you to use it frequently in your diet to combat Rosacea.
Coconuts have so many potential health benefits, according to many sources, and the likelihood of truth in these claims is largely supported by their long history of use in traditional diets across the planet.
Some of these claims are:
- Increases fat loss within 1-3 months of using it daily
- Boosts brain health, and helps remedy depression (benefits Rosacea)
- Helps prevent and treat Parkinson’s Disease via effects on the brain
- Reduces cellulite
- Has wound healing properties (can be used both internally and externally – benefits Rosacea)
- Has potent anti-candida properties (candida is a yeast found in the human body which when overgrown becomes a potential pathogen, a disease causing organism – benefits Rosacea)
- Improves Digestion (benefits Rosacea)
- Moisturises Skin (benefits Rosacea)
- Helps to balance blood sugar and improve energy (benefits Rosacea)
- Helps to whiten teeth without the detrimental side effects of common teeth whitening products
- Used in the mouth the antibacterial properties of coconut oil destroy bacteria that cause tooth decay
How to Use:
- Add 1-2 tablespoons to fruit/vegetable smoothies to boost their nutritional value and increase satiety
- Use in place of butter/oil to pop organic corn kernels, then add a sprinkling of sea salt when they’ve popped
- Use in baking, sautéing, frying and to grease oven dishes in your favourite recipes
- Use as a topping for jacket potatoes, especially great on baked sweet-potato
- Take 1⁄2-1 teaspoonful up to 3 times daily to ease a sore throat/combine with Fennel herb tea with 1⁄2 teaspoon of coconut oil to sooth a sore throat.
- Use a pea-size amount to moisturise any dry skin patches on your body using a circular motion to rub it in
- A great make-up remover without chemicals (benefits Rosacea)
- Add 1kg Epsom Salts plus 1⁄4 Cup of coconut oil to a warm bath and relax. The Epsom Salts help remove toxins, supply some magnesium (the relaxing mineral) and the coconut oil will help sooth dry skin
- Use as a lip balm
- Feminine lubricant
- Mix equal parts coconut oil with baking soda, add a few drops of aromatherapy peppermint oil for an all-natural mouth wash and teeth whitener,combine with baking soda and aromatherapy oil to make your own deodorant.
- For cellulite: mix 1 tablespoon coconut oil with 10 drops of grapefruit essential oil and massage into affected area
- For the men: use coconut oil in place of shaving cream. Rub a pea-size amount of coconut oil into your palm and when melted, rub into your face and then shave, rinse well and pat dry
- Dabbing coconut oil onto cold sores several times per day reduces healing time and soothes pain
- Use 1⁄2-1 tablespoon on nappy rash and allow to soak in before applying the clean nappy
- Remove chewing gum from hair or furniture
- Combine with Eucalyptus essential oil for a natural vapour rub
- Regular consumption of virgin coconut oil helps fight inflammation (benefits Rosacea)
- Due to it’s antifundamentalist, anti-microbial and antibacterial properties, coconut oil is an immune system booster (benefits Rosacea)
- If you or a loved one suffer from Alzheimer’s Disease, take 1 tablespoonful of organic virgin coconut oil 3 times daily
- Mix with tea tree oil and raw honey to help combat Acne
- Take at least 1 tablespoon coconut oil daily if you have Candida overgrowth (benefits many people with Rosacea)
- Promotes the growth of beneficial bacteria in the gut (benefits Rosacea)
- Helps to heal a leaky gut (benefits many people with Rosacea)
- Assists in the control of parasites, fungi and other microbes in the digestive system (benefitsRosacea)
The liquid found in coconuts is described as ‘water’ but one needs to realise just how nutritious this particular water actually is. This natural juice is loaded with minerals like zinc, selenium, iodine, sulphur, iron, calcium and manganese (commonly deficient in those with compromised digestion,high stress levels, and a chronic health condition . . . all of which describe the Rosacea sufferer.
Coconut water also supplies B complex vitamins, bioactive enzymes, immune boosting cytokines and electrolytes such as magnesium, potassium and sodium.
Coconut water has an alkalising and anti-inflammatory effect on the body (benefits Rosacea). It has an amazing rehydration effect and so many people, including those with Rosacea are chronically dehydrated without knowing it. The nutrients in coconut water have a very positive effect on skin health. I recommend consuming coconut water several times per week, and especially if you have combination or dry skin, and it beats any isotonic drink for those who have a workout regime.
These are the reasons why Coconuts are considered to be a Super Food, and I hope I have convinced you to introduce them into your diet.
This Week’s Quote:
“The drugstore in a bottle” is how coconut oil is now called in the Philippines where virgin oil has been creating literally an “explosion” of the sick and not so sick treating every imaginable disease with this oil – and achieving, unbelievably rapid relief and cures”
Conrado S. Dayrit, MD, FACC, FPCC, FPCP, Emeritus Professor of Pharmacology, University of thePhilippines, College of Medicine
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