The best way of receiving all the wonders of the coconut with all of its miraculous ingredients is to take it right from the tree and eat it at that time. Herbs of Light has decided to be of service in distributing a Coconut Oil whose process has maintained as much of its micronutrients and life force energy as humanly possible. We package our coconut oil in 15oz. amber glass jars to maintain integrity. Problems of the Past In the past, coconut oil was found to raise blood cholesterol and cause heart disease. However, the analysis made was using a coconut oil that had been hydrogenated. Hydrogenation creates trans fatty acids which are toxic entities, which enter the cell membranes and block the utilization of fatty acid and impede cell functionality. Trans fatty acids also cause a rise in blood cholesterol. These substances are not present in coconut oil that has been processed with integrity. Another reason people believed coconut oil must be bad for you is due to a misguided association that all saturated fats are harmful. Our leading scientists now recognize that just as there is good cholesterol there is good saturated fat. Fats are classified as short, medium, or long chain based on the number of carbon molecules they contain. When we ingest long chain fatty acids, they must be emulsified by bile salts in the small intestine before they can be absorbed into our body. Weight Loss Help Nearly 2/3 of the saturated fat in coconut oil consists of medium-chain fatty acids. Short and medium-Chain fatty acids, such as those in coconut milk, are easily absorbed into our body. Most of the saturated fat in coconut oil is easily digestible and converted into quick energy. These types of fatty acids are less likely to cause obesity because they are immediately used as fuel by the body and have no opportunity to be stored. Increased Energy When the body uses carbohydrates, insulin produced by the pancreas is required for the glucose molecules to enter into the cell. Many people develop a resistance to insulin as the get older and it becomes increasingly more difficult for the body to get these molecules into the cells. Any extra glucose, which does not get used by the body for energy, is turned into triglycerides. You can have high triglycerides in your blood and not eat an ounce of fat. Even total vegetarians can have high triglycerides from eating a high carbohydrate diet. Triglycerides and lipoproteins, in the same manner as glucose, travel across cell membrane to be used as energy. They too require carrier enzymes in order to permeate both membranes of the cells mitochondria where their energy is released. Since the longer chain fatty acids demand special enzymes to pull them through the double membrane, the energy production process is much slower and taxing on the enzyme reserves. Medium chain fatty acids are unique in that they can easily permeate both membranes of the mitochondria without the need of extra enzymes and thus provide the cell with a quick and efficient source of energy. This is great news! Protection From Virus, Bacteria, Fungus & Parasites Nearly 50% of the fatty acid in coconut oil is lauric acid, which converts to the fatty acid monolaurin in the body. Lauric acid has adverse effects on a variety of microorganisms including bacteria, yeast, fungi, and enveloped viruses. It destroys the lipid membrane of such enveloped viruses as HIV, measles, Herpes simplex virus 1, influenza, and cytomegalovirus. Its usefulness in treating AIDS is currently under investigation. The only other abundant source of lauric acid is in human breast milk, through which it helps protect children from illness during infancy. Coconut oil provides an effective defense against many troublesome parasites including giardia. Like bacteria and fungi, giardia cant stand up against medium-chained fatty acids found in coconut oil. Research has confirmed the effectiveness of medium chained fatty acids in destroying giardia and possibly other protozoa. By using coconut oil and other coconut products everyday, you may be able to destroy giardia before it can establish a toehold. In so doing, you also eliminate the possibility of developing food allergies, chronic fatigue, and other related symptoms. If youre currently troubled with these conditions, coconut oil used liberally with meals may provide a source of relief. Another use for coconut oil is for the removal of intestinal worms. In India it has been used to get rid of tapeworms. The authors of some pet books apparently have had success with coconut. They recommend feeding animals ground coconut as a means to expel intestinal parasites. In India, coconut oil is rubbed into the scalp as a treatment to remove head lice. Integrity For Your Welfare Herbs of Lights vision in making this miraculous oil available has been guided in every direction to ensure its micronutrient and life force being made available for use. This oil has not been heated above 113 degrees or 45C while the organic coconuts are processed within 1 hours of being opened. The normal industry statement of cold pressed is heated above this level which kills the enzymes which transport life force within its cells. We have used an amber glass container in limiting the light and stopping the leakage of toxins from the plastic containers that are normally used. Use & Dosage Take 4 tablespoons daily for six days on and one day off as follows 1 Use 2 tbs. in a warm tea in the morning and evening. 2 Add 2 - 4 tbs. to a smoothie. Use equal amounts of banana, fresh pineapple, and strawberries. Add organic apple juice, yummmm. 3 Use instead of other oils for your food preparations, especially in salad dressings. Heat to liquefy if solid. You will be pleasantly surprised. 4 Its sensual use as a massage oil is undeniable and wonderful for the skin and senses. Please enjoy.
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