I have probably done more posts on coconut oil than anything else, but I can’t help myself. They keep coming out with more and more ways it can serve as a great self-help health aid…..
Coconut Oil Hailed as ‘Miracle’ Dental Breakthrough,
Deadly Bacteria Killer
The research comes from the Athlone Institute of Technology, where Ireland-based scientists examined the effects of natural and digested coconut oil on common strains of bacteria within the mouth. What they found was that not only did the coconut oil effectively inhibit a majority of the bacteria strains single-handedly, but it was also particularly harmful to candida albicans. This is important when considering the fact that an excessive amount of the yeast known as candida albicans can be brought upon by a poor diet consisting of processed foods and sugar.
Candida infection, also known as Candida overgrowth or the ‘candy disease’, can be associated with symptoms like chronic tiredness, recurring yeast infections, and digestive issues. It can also lead to a mouth infection known as thrush — a condition typically ‘treated’ using anti-fungal medications preceded by an x-ray of your esophagus. Now, researchers are highlighting how coconut oil intake can be an alternative solution with far less side effects and concerns.
In their report, the scientists state that coconut oil could be ‘an effective alternative to chemical additives’ in most dental hygiene products. This refers to the many sulfate chemicals linked to numerous conditions, added fluoride, and many others.
It is important to ensure that you purchase the right kind of high quality coconut oil when purchasing it online or from your local supermarket. An important consideration is that the scientists conducting the study may have actually used an inferior low quality coconut oil, meaning that the results may have actually been even more positive if they were to use a 100% organic, extra virgin source. As a general rule of thumb, just as with vitamins and other supplements, avoid purchasing a generic brand of non-organic coconut oil from your local chain supermarket.
Instead, look for a USDA certified organic or 100% organic label that is unrefined and cold-pressed. Personally, I would recommend *Nutiva’s coconut oil on Vitacost for a high quality source that isn’t going to be highly expensive (I have no ties to either company). As a side note, coconut oil is also great to store as a preparedness food as it has a very long shelf life and is packed full of nutrients.
*I was reading an article the other day by Mike Adams of Natural News about how Nutiva’s products are some of the highest quality around, and he’s one of the most health-conscious people I know, so I figure he knows what he’s talking about. See below for tips on shopping at Vitacost.
Related articles about coconut oil fighting/preventing gingivitis and tooth decay and freshening breath, and about how oral bacteria has been linked to colorectal cancer and more, so coconut oil and its bacteria-fighting power is a great self-help health tool to know about:
FYI, you can get Nutiva coconut oil (mentioned in the aritcle), as well as the other ingredients mentioned in the recipe, at discount prices at Vitacost.com, one of my favorite on-line places to shop. If you are new to Vitacost, use the link on my webpage, and spend a certain amount (I believe it’s $25), you will get a $10 coupon to use. And if you plan on shopping at Vitacost after that, you should sign up for a free account at eBates.com , if you don’t already have one. That way you can use the eBates portal to shop at Vitacost and earn cash back on future purchases. Plus, eBates also gives a gift card or some other “prize” when you place your first order of $25 or more. How does it get any better than that?!
iHerb.com is another favorite discount place to shop (use code CJG192 if you are a new customer and spend more than $40 and you will get $10 off (and an extra 5% off on orders over $60), plus can choose something from their free samples and take advantage of their wonderful trial offer section. Shipping is free on orders of $20 or more.
Other coconut oil related Self-help Health posts:
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Disclaimer: Please note that any information here is provided as a guideline only, and is not meant to substitute for the advice of your physician, nutritionist, trained healthcare practitioner, and/or inner guidance system. Always consult a professional before undertaking any change to your normal health routine.