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9 Reasons to Add Coconut Oil into Your Diet

9 Reasons to Add Coconut Oil into Your Diet

In the past few years, organic coconut oil has acquired a bad reputation because of its saturated fat content. However, researchers found out that these fat types are MCTs, which are known for their many health benefits.Considering that fact, maybe it is time for you to add coconut oil into your diet. Here are other reasons: 1. It improves cholesterol levels. Coconut oil has Lauric acid, which helps increase the good HDL cholesterol levels in the blood. 2. It promotes weight loss. As soon as the MCTs break down, metabolism increases because the thyroid hormones and sugar levels are affected. In 2009, a study was conducted to prove this. It involved several women, who were asked to consume 2 tablespoons of coconut oil in a day for 2 weeks....

10 Diet Tips For Fitness Fanatics

If you are interested in maintaining an excellent figure, then you are probably aware that there are two important things: physical exercise and a healthy diet. Physical exercise can help you develop muscular mass and have healthy joints, but it is never enough to stay in shape. You also require a healthy diet, in order to boost your fitness levels and achieve the much-desired weight loss goals. As we understand how important is to maintain a healthy diet, we have gathered top diet tips for you to follow. #1 Eat foods with anti-inflammatory properties When you work out, your muscles have to go through a lot of tension, as well as the joints. At first, inflammation appears as a natural response, due to the constant physical training....

When You Have Pain All Over and You’re Falling Apart

When You Have Pain All Over and You’re Falling Apart

Cindy Perlin, LCSWDo you have pain almost everywhere?  Have you also been diagnosed with diabetes, heart disease, cancer, kidney disease or have debilitating chronic fatigue?  Have you had multiple joint replacements?If your answer is yes, and you’ve been seeing a conventional primary care provider or a number of different specialists to deal with your many chronic conditions, chances are good that you are on a multitude of medications to manage your symptoms.  It’s also highly probable that none of these physicians has looked for common root causes of these systemic conditions.  It is likely that these medications have side effects and that you are on other medications to treat these side effects. It is also likely that you will never get better if you continue...

10 Foods That Help You Poop

10 Foods That Help You Poop

By ALLISON YOUNGNo one likes traffic jams, especially when it comes to your colon. When things are backed up, everything from your mood to your energy level can suffer. Before you grab a "quick fix" fiber supplement, focus on food first, says Molly Morgan, RD, CDN, CSSD, author of Drink Your Way to Gut Health. Here, our top food picks to help you poop.1. Raspberries Raspberries are fiber rock stars, with 8 g per cup—that's double the fiber of strawberries! "Fiber increases the bulk of your stool to help food move smoothly through the digestive system; plus, it feeds good bacteria in the gut for optimal digestion," says Erica Sonnenburg, PhD, a senior research scientist in the department of microbiology and immunology at Stanford University School of...