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Health Tips and Benefits of Coconut Oil

Health Tips and Benefits of Coconut Oil

Benefits of coconut oil

  1. Helps in weight loss.
  2. Helps to fight infections.
  3. Treats kidney and bladder stones.
  4. Most effective treatment for dry skin.
  5. Acts as an Anti-dandruff.

How to properly use coconut oil for weight loss?
The easiest way to start using coconut oil for weight loss is by eating it by the spoonful.

Use the following guidelines to consume coconut oil before each meal:

  • 1 tablespoon of pure coconut oil before each meal for a total of 3 TBS per day.
    If you find that coconut oil makes you a bit nauseous in the morning, it is recommended to be taken along with your black coffee shots.
  • How does it help to fight infections?
  • For ear infections or blocks: Fill a sterilized dropper with organic, extra virgin coconut oil that is heated to a lukewarm temperature and put several drops into your ear canal to help soothe an ear infection. Lie still for several minutes to allow the oil to travel into the canal.
  • For swelling and infections: Apply a coconut oil-based moisturizer to the skin following your bath or shower. The fatty acids in coconut oil help to re-establish the skin’s acidic balance and speed the healing of inflammation and infection

How to use coconut oil to treat kidney stones?
1 tablespoon of coconut oil along with coconut water every day may provide greater benefit to kidney disease patients.  3.5 tablespoon of coconut oil (max.) is enough to kill the bad bacteria causing infection.

How to use coconut oil to retain moisture in dry skin?
Directly apply coconut oil on your skin, and coconut oil works as an excellent moisturizer for dry skin. It is also a natural anti-bacterial and anti-fungal, helping to prevent dry and damaged skin. Apply a thin layer of coconut oil to your dry skin and massage for 5 minutes. Leave it on for a couple of minutes and take bath with luke-warm water or later use a wet towel to wipe it off (Do not rub harshly with the tool . Just do gentle dabbing.). Repeat the process at least three times a week.

How can you use coconut oil to defeat dandruff?
If longtime use of chemical shampoos, conditioners, styling products, or colorants has left you with itchy, flaky, dandruff—you can use coconut oil to heal your scalp. Just follow these steps daily and watch your dandruff problems disappear.

At the end of the day/half an hour before your bedtime, take the required amount of coconut oil and melt it and wait for your coconut oil to come to room temperature. Use your fingers to gently massage the oil on your scalp. (If you have long hair, it may be easier to flip your head upside-down in order to apply oil to your entire scalp).Wrap your head with the towel or cloth and leave coconut oil on your scalp overnight for best results. The following morning, you may use an organic shampoo to remove excess shed skin cells from your scalp.

People having frequent cold attacks, sinusitis, etc can apply the oil in the day time, (instead of an overnight application) leave it on for 45 mins and shower with lukewarm water

Most important:
Use only freshly-pressed coconut oil from the mill instead of store-bought ones, as all the delicate micronutrients in the oil will be preserved and no chemicals will have been used in processing.

Always use organic, extra virgin coconut oil for medicinal purposes. Coconut milk, the clear liquid found in the fruit’s center, is a healthy alternative.

Hair and pregnancy

Hair and pregnancy

Due to hormonal changes, the growth phase of hair is prolonged which makes it grow faster and thicker.

After delivery, however, once the hormone levels get back to normal, the normal hair cycle pattern resumes and hair shedding is observed as before. The follicles that were retained throughout the pregnancy phase also start to shed, which is why one feels there is increased hair fall.

Apart from this, other causes of hair fall during this phase are:
• Postpartum stress
• Sleeplessness
• Mother usually starts neglecting her own health looking after the baby. One who has been careful throughout the pregnancy with a nutritious diet stops taking food on time, cuts of from all the supplements thus depriving the body of nourishment.

Postpartum hair care:

• The most important thing one needs to keep in mind is that this is a temporary phase and one should not be obsessed and stress too much about the hair fall as stress will only increase it.
• Take nutritious food on time and care for yourself as much as you care for the baby.
• Try to get as much sleep as you can.
• Do not use too many hair products for hair growth or to reduce hair fall, as they can cause more harm than good. Please consult a dermatologist if you wish to get treated and use products and supplements as recommended.

Stay healthy! Stay happy!

All you need to know about permanent laser hair removal

Laser hair removal is a permanent hair removal method that makes use of laser beams to attack the hair roots and kill them permanently.

Who can get this done?
Anyone who wants to get rid of excess, unwanted hair from the body can get this procedure done. Initial consultation with the doctor is required to rule out any medical concerns that can interfere with the procedure.

Why should I get this done when there are other hair removal methods?
Because, this method is a permanant solution with absolutely no side effects. While other convetional methods like waxing, tweezing, shaving and epilating are temporary, needs continious maintanance, may not always be convenient. Also, in many sensitive skin people, hot wax can leave your skin with rashes and pigmentation. So, here’s all you need to know about laser hair removal:

Factors on which laser hair removal depends:
The treatment depends upon 3 factors: skin color, hair color and hair thickness. Thicker and darker hair have better results compared to finer hair.

How many sessions are needed for permanent results?
Most people going through this treatment will require atleast 4-6 sessions. (depending on hair thickness and the the area being treated.) as to attain permanent hair loss. In order to have lesser density hair and not complete hair removal, 2-3 sessions are required. The duration between each session keeps increasing with each passing session, as the hair growth is slowed down. Typically 30 -45 days gap is given between each session.