Tuesday, March 20, 2012

First day of spring and coconut oil

I will continue to try and post information on food storage and differnt facts about things in the weeks to come.

Well it is snowing like gang busters out there, really good blizzard going on.  We are up to 8 inches or more of new snow at the moment. I just shoveled off the front deck.

I went out to tend the chickens and clear snow from the Sat. dish and took a tumble.  Of course the dog thought I was playing lol.  She is big help NOT. 10 minutes later and the dish is covered again.

I did notice Lizzie dog had made dog angels in the snow, she loves to roll in it and plow through the snow with her nose.
Here is some info on coconut oil.

Coconut oil


“Coconut Oil and Its’ Benefits” taught by Dr. Ross J Lloyd, Chiropractic Physician, Certified Applied Kinesiologist, Nutritionist. Coconut oil has an indefinite shelf lie, will not spoil or go rancid, needs no refrigeration, and is used for cooking and baking replacing cooking oil and shortening in food storage.

The health benefits of coconut oil include hair care, skin care, stress relief, maintaining cholesterol levels, weight loss, increased immunity, proper digestion and metabolism, relief from kidney problems, heart diseases, high blood pressure, diabetes, HIV and cancer, dental care, and bone strength. These benefits of coconut oil can be attributed to the presence of lauric acid, capric acid and caprylic acid, and its properties such as antimicrobial, antioxidant, antifungal, antibacterial, soothing, etc.

How is Lauric Acid Used by our body?

The human body converts lauric acid into monolaurin which is claimed to help in dealing with viruses and bacteria causing diseases such as herpes, influenza, cytomegalovirus, and even HIV. It helps in fighting harmful bacteria such as listeria monocytogenes and heliobacter pylori, and harmful protozoa such as giardia lamblia. As a result of these various health benefits of coconut oil, though its exact mechanism of action was unknown, it has been extensively used in Ayurveda, the traditional Indian medicinal system. The Coconut Research Center has compiled various references on scientific research done on coconut oil.


Composition of Coconut Oil:

Coconut oil consists of more than ninety percent of saturated fats (Don’t panic! First read to the last word. Your opinion may change), with traces of few unsaturated fatty acids, such as monounsaturated fatty acids and polyunsaturated fatty acids. Virgin Coconut Oil is no different from this. Let us have a bit detailed study of this.

• The Saturated Fatty Acids: Most of them are Medium Chain Triglycerides, which are supposed to assimilate well. Lauric Acid is the chief contributor, with more than forty percent of the share, followed by Capric Acid, Caprylic Acid, Myristic Acid and Palmitic.

• The Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids: Linoleic Acid.

• The Monounsaturated Fatty Acids: Oleic Acid.

• The Poly-phenols: Gallic Acid, which is phenolic acid. These poly-phenols are supposed to be responsible for the fragrance and the taste of Coconut Oil and Virgin Coconut Oil is rich in these poly-phenols.

• Certain derivatives of fatty acid like Betaines, Ethanolamide, Ethoxylates, Fatty Esters, Fatty Polysorbates, Monoglycerides and Polyol Esters.

• Fatty Chlorides, Fatty Alcohol Sulphate and Fatty Alcohol Ether Sulphate, all of which are derivatives of Fatty Alcohols.

• Vitamin-E and Vitamin K and minerals such as Iron.
 Let us now explore the benefits of coconut oil for hair:

Coconut oil is one of the best natural nutrition for hair. It helps in healthy growth of hair providing them a shiny complexion.

Regular massage of the head with coconut oil ensures that your scalp is free of dandruff, lice, and lice eggs, even if your scalp is dry. Coconut oil is extensively used in the Indian sub-continent for hair care. Most of the people in these countries apply coconut oil on their hair daily after bath. It is an excellent conditioner and helps in the re-growth of damaged hair. It also provides the essential proteins required for nourishing damaged hair. It is therefore used as hair care oil and used in manufacturing various conditioners, and dandruff relief creams. Coconut oil is normally applied topically for hair care.

To days pictures.

Also I have started a new story, the link is at the top right of this page.


  1. Thanks for all the good information on coconut oil, I just ordered some and looking forward to using it. I'm grateful the winter has been mild and the last to weeks have been in the 60's and 70's. I'm going to show Steve the pictures. Stay warm!! Sandy

  2. I've been using organic coconut oil for the last 6 months now and I have never felt so good in my life. This stuff is great.


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