Over the years I have done a ton of researching, reading and testing. My lists have grown to a point that I needed to have somewhere to place and share my best resources and ideas. Some of these resources contain affiliate links which goes towards expenses in running this site. Thank you for reading and supporting coconut oil post. If you have any of your favourites please add them to the comments below.
Books on Healing
1Coconut Cures – Bruce Fife N.D.
I have read many books and information on Coconut oil and I always come back to one of my favourite authors which is Bruce Fife N.D. I like to read books that are straightforward without too much waffle and I find Bruce’s books fit that bill. I have referenced Bruce’s information throughout many of my articles and began my journey with coconut oil from reading this book. If you are looking for a complete guide to coconut oil then you can’t go past Coconut Cures by Bruce Fife N.D.
2Coconut Water – Bruce Fife N.D.
Learn all about the nutrient powerhouse called Coconut Water. Used for over 60 years as intravenous fluid, coconut water’s unique nutritional profile will aid exercise performance, reduce swelling, improve digestion and work preventably against cancer, heart disease and digestive issues.
3Eat Fat Look Thin – Bruce Fife N.D.
Need to read some fat busting myths! This is the book for you. Full of the latest research on coconut oil and it’s fat burning ability. Included in the book is a total wellness program that can aid diabetes, hypoglycemia, chronic fatigue and yeast infections. Read my article on weight loss.
4The Coconut Ketogenic Diet – Bruce Fife N.D.
Learn the secrets of the Ketogenic Diet. Gone are the days of low fat diets, counting calories or terrible starvation that comes with traditional diets. Exposing some of the most popular myths about fats and weight loss, the Coconut Ketogenic Diet has proven successful in helping with weight loss as well as many other health conditions.
5Stop Alzheimer’s Now! – Bruce Fife N.D.
Each year more people are being diagnosed with dementia, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s and even more alarming is that it’s starting at a younger age. The good news is that dementia and neurodegenerative diseases can be prevented and successfully treated. Ketone therapy and diet has been proven successful in restoring mental function and overall health regardless of age. Learn how to prevent and even reverse symptoms associated with neurodegenerative diseases.
6Stop Vision Loss Now! – Bruce Fife N.D.
Bruce Fife gives you an account of his own cure from Glaucoma. Modern medicine or protocols have no cure for visual impairment caused by age-related diseases such as cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy. However there is a key to curing these diseases which is coconut! Learn about the underlying causes of chronic eye disorders and what you can do to prevent them.
7The Magnesium Miracle – Carolyn Dean
Most of us are magnesium deficient, and for those who are following paleo, raw food diet, LCHF or a Keto diet than you are most definitely deficient. Magnesium is needed for more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body and is essential for maintaining normal muscle and nerve function, keeping heart rhythm steady, supporting a healthy immune system, and keeping bones strong too name a few. The book provides a magnesium rich diet plan as well as the best way to absorb magnesium; hint – it’s not swallowing it. Read about my DIY magnesium oil.
8Cooking with Coconut Flour – Bruce Fife
Need an alternative to wheat flour or all those gluten free flour combo’s. Coconut flour is chook full of fibre and adds a nice crumb that other gluten free flours lack. This book is full of old and new recipes and teaches the correct way to use coconut flour for all your baking needs. Check out my article on coconut flour.
Oil Pulling has gained more and more recognition as being a practical solution to many oral health issues such as bad breath, cavities, gum disease and infections. More than that oil pulling can also relieve and in some cases rid the body of chronic pain such as headaches, arthritis and diabetes. So many diseases and chronic health problems start in the mouth, the perfect environment for a trillion bacteria. Oil pulling helps to rid the mouth of bacteria and reach the “hard to” places that brushing and flossing are unable to. Full of case studies, Bruce Fife presents in his usual relaxed style all the evidence that will have you adopting oil pulling before you know it. Read my oil pulling stories.
10The Salicylate Handbook – Sharla Race
Complete guide to understanding salicylate sensitivity. Here are my articles on Salicylate Sensitivity.
11The Complete Low-FODMAP Diet – Drs Sue Shepherd, Peter Gibson and William D. Chey
Clinically tested, the Low-FODMAP Diet has brought significant relief to people who suffer with IBS and other gastrointestinal issues. Both myself and my daughter have had success with using this diet. A practical book it identifies high fodmap foods as well as outlining a suitable dietary plan with shopping lists, menus and how to’s for entertaining or eating out.
12Well Fed: Paleo Recipes for People Who Love to Eat – Melissa Joulwan
Well Fed is a great book if you are new to the world of Paleo or grain free cooking. Melissa makes some great comfort food and shows the easy approach of batch cooking and preparing ahead for those “Oh what to cook days”. Find Melissa’s recipe for slow cooked cinnamon beef stew.
The Body Ecology Diet (BED) was the breakthrough for me after suffering 6 years with a major candida infection. The book explains how our inner ecology gets out of whack quicker than we can blink which results in gut dysbiosis and systemic fungal and yeast infections. Includes dietary plans and the key principles of the BED diet that will have you on the road to recovery in no time.
14Gut and Psychology Syndrome – Dr Natasha Campbell-McBride
Gut and Psychology Syndrome captures the experience and knowledge firsthand of the author who has a child with learning difficulties. She believes that the link between learning disabilities, the food and drink that we take, and the condition of our digestive system is absolute, and the results of her work have supported her position on this subject.
15Nourishing Traditions – Sally Fallon
If there was ever a book to challenge and hearten you at the same time then this is the book. Sally Fallon delivers a strong message that debunks the low fat diet mythology and implores you to take back ancestral and traditional diet protocols that include healthy fats, rich sauces and beautiful broths.
16Dr. Bernstein’s Diabetes Solution: The Complete Guide to Achieving Normal Blood Sugars – Dr Richard K Bernstein
The book that played a key role in my friend’s decision to embark on a LCHF diet with her whole family in order to help her son manage Type 1 Diabetes. A must read for anyone that has problems with blood sugar, Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes. You can listen to Amanda’s interview here.
17A Mind of Your Own: The Truth About Depression and How Women Can Heal Their Bodies to Re
claim Their Lives – Kelly Brogan M.D.
A very insightful book that delves into the over prescribed and use of antidepressants for treating depression and other mental health issues in women. Kelly Brogan says “the best way to heal the mind is to heal the whole body”. Included is a 30 day step by step plan that looks at diet and nutrition, sleep, detox and stress management techniques. A must read for anyone struggling with mental health issues and also those that have gastrointestinal disorders. The gut brain axis will help you to understand how one affects the other.
18Hormone Harmony: How to Balance Insulin, Cortisol, Thyroid, Estrogen, Progesterone and Testosterone To Live Your Best Life – Alicia Stanton
Hormone imbalance is close to being the Number 1 health issue that women face today. So many other health conditions are a product of our “out of whack” hormones. Alicia Stanton addresses the myths about menopause being the primary trigger for midlife symptoms and focuses on how keep the balance of the six key hormones. Easy solutions that include practical and economical ways to restore hormone harmony.
19Escape Your Shape: How to Work Out Smarter, Not Harder – Edward J Jackowski
Ever wondered why the more you exercise the more your weight seems to grow even when you are doing targeted exercises for your trouble spots. Even after months or years those changes just don’t seem to be happening. Don’t worry I did to and many others for that matter. The answer could be that you’re exercising the wrong way for your body type. We are all born with a natural body shape and it’s important to know that there’s “no one size fit all” when it comes to exercise. The exercise routine you have right now could be the very thing that’s making it impossible for weight loss or muscle definition. The solution is not that hard thank goodness. Escape Your Shape will help you to find your unique shape, follow an exercise program for your body type with easy and inexpensive workouts that you can do anywhere anytime and see results quickly.
20Escape Your Shape: 21-Day Body Makeover – Edward J Jackowski
DVD – 21 days of exercise for your body type. Each routine goes for approx 20 minutes and is on a rotational basis. Educational and results oriented.
If you are battling with illness, chances are your cleaning products could be making you sick. Your environment, personal care products and your fresh produce all pack a punch when it comes to chemicals, pesticides, preservatives and additives. Thankfully there are solutions to living a clean and green lifestyle that will not only detox your house but your body as well. Full of great practical advice – Super Natural Home will have you skipping through your cleaning routine and breathing fresh air into your home and your health.
Resource List for Ingredients
There are many companies that are producing coconut oil these days and you can walk into your providore or grocer and find more than 1 brand to choose from. My first question always is: Is the brand fairtrade certified. A company that is fairtrade certified means that coconuts were produced with care for both the people and the environment as well as farmers were supported financially to invest
in their families, farms and communities.
The following Coconut oils and products are all Fairtrade Certified
Extra Virgin Coconut Oil Powder is the perfect way to reap the benefits of the rich fatty acids and valuable MTC’s (Medium Chain Triglycerides) found in coconut oil with the added benefits of high fibre and good protein. BANABAN NOURISH Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil Powder is high in energy and ideal for active sports enthusiasts and bodybuilders. It is an excellent food supplement for the elderly and in-firmed. Just add powder to a glass of milk or your favourite healthy smoothie. All the benefits of Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil now available in powder form 50% Lauric Acid 35% Fibre 16% Protein-
An easy way to maintain a dose of coconut oil each day. Each softgel capsule contains 1 gram (1000 mg) of pure, cold pressed certified organic extra virgin coconut oil – with no other additives or fillers included. Softgel capsules make for easy swallowing, or chewing for those who prefer. Suitable all year round in both summer and winter. Convenient for travelling. Ideal for those who don’t like the taste of coconut. Banaban Organic Virgin Coconut Oil® Capsules will solidify below 18 degrees C (65 degree F). Store in dry cool place The Banabans are an indigenous people from a small Pacific Island called Banaban or Ocean Island. By purchasing this product you are helping the Banaban people build a better future. To learn more about the Banabans who are now known as the Forgotten People of the Pacific visit www.banaban.com
Lucy Bee specializes in the production of organic coconut oil. When Lucy Bee first used coconut oil, what struck her was how expensive it was. So the founder set about finding the best quality unrefined, extra virgin, organic, raw coconut oil and wanted to source it at a price that meant it could be used every day, not just as a ‘treat’. It was also a determination to source a Fair Trade product.
Lucy Bee Extra Virgin Organic Raw Coconut Oil is a nutritious dietary oil made from organically grown coconuts. It’s also a fairtrade product to help improve workers, farmers and producers quality of life.
Dr Bronner’s Fair Trade & Organic Virgin Coconut Oil is renowned for its versatility in both culinary and body care uses. It is a great cooking oil to use for stir-frying, braising and baking. Dr. Bronner’s continues its mission and commitment to building an engine for promoting and advancing positive social change. From pioneering USDA certified organic personal care products, to creating Fair Trade projects across the world that ensure fair and just treatment of farmers and workers, to creating a socially responsible workplace here in the U.S., we strive to honor our heritage with progressive business practices, while devoting profits to worthwhile causes and charities worldwide.
Coconut is one of the world’s most nourishing superfoods. This creamy taste of the tropics is great for sautéing and baking, enhancing your favorite recipes, and body care. This virgin coconut oil is cold-pressed and never refined, deodorized or bleached! Savor its rich aroma and its smooth and sweet flavor. It’s ideal as a medium-heat cooking oil, a nutritious substitute in baking and even “better than butter” on bread, vegetables or popcorn. A pinch of salt will reduce the coconut flavor in savory recipes.
Perfect for jello, panna cotta’s and puddings.The health benefits of grass fed gelatin are unlimited and is an amino acid for building strong bones and a healthy immune system.
A gelatin that doesn’t set so is perfect for smoothies, hot or cold beverages,
sauces and dressings.
Chia Seeds contain 8 times the amount of omega 3 fatty acids than Salmon.
Activated almonds are a welcome addition to any diet. Mineral and protein rich, easy to digest and nourishment for bones, muscles, skin and nervous system. Here’s my DIY activated almonds recipe.
Plant based protein powder suitable for vegetarians and vegans. Perfect for smoothies or shakes.
High in amino acids specifically Leucine, Isoleucine, and Valine. Great for people who have low dietary protein and can help build and strengthen muscle. Also good for post exercise fatigue. Perfect for adding to drinks for post exercise recovery.
This powder is especially useful as it can be taken internally directly, made into an extract, put into capsules, or used externally as a poultice. This powder is 100% pure and free of any excipients, preservatives or additives.
Slippery Elm is a soothing herb that is consumed in many forms including lozenges and liquid extracts.
- Supports Immune System
- Promotes Healthy Immune Function
- Support for Seasonal Changes
- GMP Quality Assured
- A Dietary Supplement
Each lozenge contains Elderberry Concentrate that is formulated with Zinc and Vitamin C. Zinc is a trace mineral that plays an important role in supporting the immune system. Echinacea, Propolis and Slippery Elm have been added to complement this unique formula.
Body Ecology’s Culture Starter ferments vegetables and cream into delicious-tasting probiotic foods! It’s the most economical way to maintain the flora in your digestive tract. Cultured foods with enzymes are easier to digest than raw foods and have valuable probiotic effect. I have used this starter for many years and it is still by far the easiest way to make fermented vegetables.
Perfect pick me up as well as a great digestive aid. Take up to 3 times a day – 1 – 2 teaspoons in a glass of water.
My absolute favourite peanut butter made with nothing but peanuts and salt. Yum!
Coconut butter is the perfect spread for toast, great in protein or fat bombs and delicious in smoothies or just straight from the jar by the spoonful.
Hand picked, organic sun dried flakes of dulse from the Isle of Grand Manan, New Brunswick. The easiest way to include sea vegetable benefits in your diet. Very low sodium, amazingly delicious, and endlessly versatile.
From Amazon. Real kefir you make at home! Milk kefir grains are live active cultures consisting of yeast and bacteria existing in a symbiotic relationship. Adding the kefir grains to fresh milk yields a delicious probiotic drink in about 24 hours. Milk kefir can be enjoyed plain, flavored, or used in many recipes, like salad dressing, bread, and ice cream. Each box contains 1 packet of traditional heirloom-style milk kefir grains. Dehydrated kefir grain are easy to use, safe to ship, and rehydrate in just 3-7 days. This kefir starter culture is reusable and can be used to make up to one quart of kefir every 24 hours. Suitable for use with cow or goat milk. With special care, may be used with coconut, soy, or rice milk. Ingredients: Organic powdered milk, organic milk, live active cultures. Packaged in a small amount of organic powdered milk to extend shelf life. Non-GMO. Allergen information: Our Milk Kefir Grains are a gluten-free product (less than 5ppm). Manufactured in a facility that produces products made with soy and dairy.
From iherb. For individuals who need a more broad-spectrum digestive aid, Thorne Research offers Bio-Gest. Bio-Gest contains HCl, pepsin, pancreatin, and ox bile, which are important for those who need support for protein and carbohydrate digestion, and fat emulsification and absorption.
Compared to many plant based enzymes which can sometimes cause problems for histamine intolerance. My daughter who has a histamine intolerance has taken these with no problems.
Assist Full Spectrum is a powerful, fast acting, high potency enzyme formula. It is specially formulated to provide the widest range of useful digestive enzymes to help break down food, absorb nutrients and prevent gas and bloating. Some food groups need several types of enzymes to become fully digested and to allow all the nutrients to be available for assimilation. Five different types of Protease are included to assure digestion of proteins over the entire pH range from 2.0 to 11.0, as found in the stomach and small intestine. Other formulas may only include one or two types of Protease. Assist is one of the most complete and powerful digestive enzymes available!
What makes Vitality SuperGreen different from all the other green drinks on the market today? Why is ours so special? With a unique focus on nourishing the inner ecosystem, this very alkalizing formula, especially created by Donna Gates, will soothe and help rebuild the lining of your intestines. A generous amount of nutrient-rich elements like GlutImmune (a covalent bonded glutamine), FOS from chicory inulin, GMO-free lecithin, and aloe vera extract (200:1) help establish and maintain a healthy mucosal lining. As the leader in fermented food and nutrition we know how important it is to establish and nourish an inner ecosystem. This civilization of beneficial micro flora need healthy food just like you do; and they love algae. So, we’ve spared no cost in blending together an extraordinary spectrum (or life force) of fermented algae and cereal grasses, fermented green veggies, enzymes, probiotics and food-based supplements providing you the highest quality green drink on the market today. Use it to rebuild and strengthen your immunity and to create new vitality. Vitality SuperGreen is one of our most popular products. It’s a must each morning and it makes a great afternoon pick-me-up. It’s an excellent source of complete, easily assimilated protein, enzymes, vitamins, minerals, lignans, essential fatty acids, nucleic acids, and beneficial microflora.
The human intestinal tract contains trillions of bacteria that, in a healthy person, coexist with us in a beneficial, symbiotic relationship. They help digest food, produce vitamins, regulate the metabolism, and control a normal immune response. Probiotic bacteria promote a healthy intestinal environment by producing lactic acid and by secreting fatty acids that are helpful to the growth of other beneficial microorganisms. Bacillus coagulans is a lactic acid-producing bacteria that represents a breakthrough in probiotic supplementation. This beneficial bacteria is dormant in the bottle, then reverts to a growing bacteria in the intestines. Because of this, it resists being killed by stomach acid; in contrast, many Lactobacillus probiotics lose most or all of their potency before use and do not survive their trip through the stomach.
Completely biodegradable and vegetable-based, our Castile Liquid Soaps have been called the “Swiss-army knife” of cleaning – usable for just about any cleaning task. These simple, ecologically formulated soaps are gentle enough for washing body, face or hair, but also powerful enough for tasks like dishwashing, mopping, laundry and even pest control. Different tasks call for different dilutions of the soap.
Lightboxes and Dawn Simulators
Inspired by the naturally brightening light of the sunrise, the Philips HF3500 Wake-up Light gradually increases in brightness over a 30-minute period before your wakeup time, growing more intense until your room is filled with bright yellow light. This process of changing and increasing light stimulates your body to wake up naturally and comfortably. By the time light has filled the room, a gentle beep completes the wakeup experience, leaving you ready for the day ahead. Scientifically proven to be a more effective way of waking up, the Wake-up Light also leaves you more energized and in a better mood upon awakening.
The Rise and Shine Wake-Up Light provides the external cues required to regulate circadian rhythms and maintain healthy sleeping and waking patterns without drugs and stimulants. The Wake-Up Light helps you fall asleep and wake with a harmonious blend of light and sound therapy, increasing your quality of sleep. This specially-designed dawn and dusk simulator dims or brightens while decreasing or increasing volume to create a natural sleep and wake-up experience. The Rise and Shine Wake-Up Light helps you to fall asleep naturally and wake feeling rested and revitalized.
Improve your mood and energy – naturally and comfortably – with Light Therapy from Verilux. Broad, even and clean “light field” allows for flexible positioning options. HappyLight by Verilux. The best-selling Light Therapy brand: More than 1,000,000 sold. Trusted: No fake reviews. Bring natural spectrum lighting into any room or work area with soothing, energizing illumination. Up to 5,000 lux of natural spectrum daylight improves mood, energy and concentration. Don’t take chances with your eyes. Safety tested to the highest standards. UV and Flicker-free, ETL, FCC and ROHS certified.
Up to 2,500 lux of natural spectrum daylight improves mood, energy and concentration. Prompts the body’s natural energy enhancers to combat the effects of the winter blues, seasonal change, shift work, jet lag, malaise and fatigue. Balanced natural spectrum daylight gently helps the body recalibrate and stabilize. Bring natural spectrum lighting into any room or work area with soothing, energizing illuminatio. Compact, space-saving design is easy to move from room to room; Energy efficient bulb uses only 26 watts to produce 150 watts of natural spectrum light.
When natural light is scarce, look to HappyLight Liberty 10,000 LUX of Natural Spectrum Light. Cues your body’s natural energy enhancers, improving mood and energy levels Emulates natural daylight to help you experience improved energy and concentration. Sleek, space-saving design is ideal for home office or dorm room. Energy-efficient bulb uses only 36 watts to produce up to 300 watts of Natural Spectrum daylight* Helps activate natural mood enhancers without exposure to harmful UV rays Use while on the computer, reading, or watching TV to improve your mood naturally without drugs or artificial stimulants.
Plastic Imported. System includes 10,000-lux light therapy and negative ion therapy. Balances your body clock, leaving you feeling rested, refreshed, and nourished all over. Clinical studies show that ion therapy provides an automatic antidepressant effect within a few days of use. Not to be used by people with Bi-polar disorder. Recommended by Columbia Department of Psychiatry and the New York State Psychiatric Institute.
These high quality cobalt blue glass bottles with Fine Mist Sprayers, are perfect for storing your essential oils, perfumes or colognes. The cobalt blue glass provides protection from potentially harmful light and the convenient size makes it perfect for travel.
Now with a high quality and durable Calmar Trigger Sprayer! Our 16 oz glass spray bottle is perfect for mixing your own essential or fragrance oils! It fits nicely in your hand, and features a trigger sprayer with spray, stream, and off options. The blue glass bottle provides UV protection for light-sensitive chemicals, and will last for many uses!
- Cobalt Glass Protects Contents From Light Degradation
- Perfect For Storing/Dispensing Lotions & Liquid Soaps
- Overall Height: 6.125″, Diameter: 1.875″
- Pack of 6 bottles each with pump top
Set of (2) 16oz Cobalt Glass Boston Round Bottles with Stainless Steel Pumps- cobalt blue refillable glass boston round pump bottles are very versatile and can be used in many ways such as home cosmetic, cleaner or cooking project. Great for Essential Oils- With essential oils being one of the top trends today, this glass pump bottle is just what you need. It will work great for essential oils, essential oil blends, or any other oil application. Durable- Our glass lotion pumps are made from a high quality glass and feature a sturdy stainless steel removable lotion pump that you can reuse for years to come. Safe to Use- Glass is naturally bpa free, and a safe and greener alternative to storing your lotion or other contents in plastic. The dark cobalt color of these bottles is great for keeping out light, therefore preserving the qualities of the contents.