Toxin Purge – By Oil Pulling based on testimonies were what convinced me. The evidence that this worked for me was less pain and blood flow as opposed to clots. Enough to prove that it works a whole heap better than drugs without all the horrible side effects.
Feeling of being nourished and satisfied – While it took a little bit to get used to the flavor and the smell all my family love it now. The thing I love about coconut oil is that it makes me feel so yummy, if there’s such a feeling.
Treatments for cold sores, sunburn and sunscreen – Since as young as I can remember I have had cold sores. If you have read my bio you will know that my immune system was way below healthy for a long time. I grabbed my coconut oil that I faithfully carried when ever I went away and started rubbing it into the cold sore every hour religiously as if my life depended on it for the rest of that day. I was so pleased when the following morning the cold sore had reduced in size, started to dry out and crust a little (sign of the infection going) and the pain had been reduced by 90%.
Since that one I have not had another cold sore since.
Sunburn and sunscreen – I read about this – again in Bruce Fife’s book (Coconut Cures) and was quite impressed. I had also become aware of all the nasties in sunscreen for some time and was always looking for a more natural option.
So I tried it – firstly on a little too much summer sun a year or so ago. The coconut oil worked a treat. It’s such a great feeling to know that there are so many great reasons to use coconut oil as well as having an alternative to all those chemicals that I had been exposing my skin and body to for so many years.
Immune system boost – Aches and pains, especially small joint pain have plagued me since my early 20’s but got progressively worse in my early 40’s. After being on coconut oil for about a year I noticed that the small joint pain disappeared. After taking coconut oil the aches and pains have gone and I no longer have any excessive joint or muscle pain after exercising.
Weight loss – This is a works in progress but I have been using coconut oil to address weight loss by following the diet recommended by Bruce Fife in his book, “Eat Fat, Look Thin”. So far it is working.
Increased energy and vitality – When I mention energy I bet you think I’m talking about physical, which I am but it is the mental energy and clarity that I have experienced since taking 3 tablespoons a day that has really convinced me of the goodness of coconut oil. Head fog has been with me for most of my life. It left me about 12 months ago and has not returned. Being able to think clearly and make decisions is worth a million and to top that I have physical energy as well. Who needs caffeine!
Fungal Infections gone – Athletes foot, fungal toe nails are finally a thing of the past. Lotions and potions available from the chemist do very little and it takes many bottles and lots of dollars. But it wasn’t until I started taking coconut oil orally that I noticed that the infections did not return.