Coconut oil better than DEET at repelling insects, compelling new research shows
(Natural News) DEET is currently considered the gold standard when it comes to insect repellents, known for being long-lasting and highly effective. Yes, it has a host of concerning side effects, but many people take on the risks in hopes of avoiding serious mosquito, flea and tick-borne illnesses. Soon, however, people may not have to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to use coconut oil for hair
Coconut oil offers a variety of benefits for the hair, which include reducing frizz and preventing the damage that harsh chemicals and pollution can cause. Learn how to use coconut oil for hair here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Coconut oil studied for its potential to reverse Alzheimer's
(Natural News) Could coconut oil help mitigate the effects of Alzheimer’s disease? Some research has indicated that it very well could be a natural way to boost cognition, and possibly even reverse the effects of this dreaded disease. Alzheimer’s disease is currently the most common form of dementia across the globe, and there is no currently... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coconut oil: Does the popular oil really have health benefits and should we eat it?
COCONUT OIL has been hailed for having various health benefits ranging from promoting healthy skin to helping people to lose weight. But is the popular oil really that good for you or is it just a fad? Express.co.uk spoke to one dietitian who explains the truth behind coconut oil and whether we should be including it in our diets. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Top 12 natural remedies for eczema
Many natural remedies can relieve the dry, itchy skin that eczema causes, including aloe vera, coconut oil, special baths, and essential oils. In this article, we discuss the best natural remedies for eczema and how to use them. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Atopic Dermatitis / Eczema Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What foods help burn fat?
Foods that help people burn fat include split peas, chili peppers, coconut oil, and oily fish. Learn more about the best foods for burning fat, and how to add them to the diet, here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Why coconut oil should be a part of your survival stockpile
(Natural News) Coconut oil is a staple in any prepper’s pantry. Aside from being a shelf stable product, coconut oil is a nutritious substitute for cooking oil. Additionally, coconut oil has various survival uses. (h/t to TheOrganicPrepper.com.) There are many different types of coconut oil, and two of them include refined or unrefined coconut oil. Refined coconut oil is... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother claims her son's second degree burns cleared up thanks to a £7.99 pot of coconut oil
Tracy Hallwood, 24, of Cheshire, only turned her back for a second last October when her son Arlo, now 20 months, pulled a boiling brew off the kitchen counter. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Why the 'bulletproof coffee' trend isn't a magic bullet
Do you take your coffee black or with cream and sugar? How?about with butter and coconut oil? A current diet trend blends butter, coconut oil and coffee together in what's referred to as "butter coffee" or "bulletproof coffee." Does a cup of high-fat coffee translate to health benefits as some ?supporters claim? Katherine Zeratsky, a [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - December 6, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

WATCH: How to use fats and oils for healthy hair, skin
Dermatologist Whitney Bowe explains the key skincare ingredients to look out for and how household items like olive and coconut oil improve your skin and hair. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Benefits of oil pulling with coconut oil
Oil pulling is a method of cleansing the mouth by swishing oil around for up to 20 minutes. Learn about the possible benefits oil pulling with coconut oil here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: 9 healthful substitutes for butter
There are several common substitutes for butter, including coconut oil, mashed bananas, and avocado. Learn about the possible alternatives to butter here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

8 natural remedies that can cure preventable diseases in the U.S.
(Natural News) Did you know that a lot of diseases plaguing Americans right now — such as the common cold, diarrhea, and halitosis (bad breath) — can be prevented with natural and effective home remedies? For example, coconut oil, a natural alternative to mouthwash, can improve your oral health and eliminate bad breath. Coconut oil can... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Virgin coconut oil improves your lipid profile
(Natural News) Coconut is known in some cultures as the “tree of life,” and it’s hard to argue against it. People have found a use for every part of the coconut tree, from the leaves down to its roots. It can be processed into many forms, from food and medicine to fuel, timber, and even oil.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Coconut oil - perfect, poison or somewhere in between?
If you search for information about coconut oil online, you'll see it's one of the best things you can put in your body. Or one of the worst. "Some people say it's the best thing since sliced bread. Other people say it's poison," says?Dr. Donald Hensrud, a nutrition expert and author of The Mayo Clinic [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 31, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Coconut oil is a SUPERFOOD: Studies show it can offer unique benefits to your brain
(Natural News) Coconut oil has been the subject of a lot of conflicting information recently. On one hand, you have various bloggers outlining its benefits, and on the other, you have a few very vocal individuals with their own motivations denouncing it. There’s one easy way to clear this up: Take a look at what... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Newborn whose skin erupted in ACNE now has a clear complexion thanks to a £7.99 coconut oil
Henry Holdsworth was just three weeks old when his stay-at-home mother Alex, 31, from Kettering, Northamptonshire, noticed red blemishes springing up on his cheeks. These then spread all over his body. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Caprylic acid, a nutrient found in coconut oil, kills persistent Candida biofilms
(Natural News) Caprylic acid, a natural compound found in abundance in coconut oil, has been observed to penetrate and eradicate persistent Candida biofilms. A recent peer-reviewed study published in Frontiers of Microbiology concluded that a combination of caprylic acid and pectic acid (a water-soluble fiber found in most fruits and vegetables) completely eliminated pathogenic biofilms... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coconut oil is a versatile and natural antioxidant that can be used in food preservation
(Natural News) Another study has proven that coconut oil is indeed healthy. In a study published in the journal Food Science and Technology, coconut oil cake was found to be a versatile and natural antioxidant that can be used in preserving food. There have been no studies as of yet that looked into the utilization... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to use coconut oil for eczema
Coconut oil is a natural moisturizer. It can soothe dry, itchy skin resulting from eczema and help prevent infection. In this article, we look at how to use coconut oil for eczema, other benefits, and risks. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Atopic Dermatitis / Eczema Source Type: news

Leading cardiologist slams professor who claimed coconut oil is POISON
EXCLUSIVE:In a scathing video, Dr Aseem Malhotra, a former cardiologist at Frimley Park Hospital in Surrey, called on Professor Karin Michels to apologise for her 'entirely false' claim and to retract it. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Harvard quack spreads fear about coconut oil, claims it's "pure poison" and recommends eating LARD instead
(Natural News) When it comes to the question of what’s healthy and what isn’t, the medical community seems completely unable to make up its collective mind. This is particularly noticeable when it comes to the issue of healthy fats. A hundred years ago, people happily spread their sandwiches with delicious, farm-fresh butter. Then the whole... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Left-wing media declares WAR on human health: Coconut oil, vitamin D and nutrition under extreme attack
(Natural News) The left-wing media hasn’t merely declared war on reason and liberty; they’re now waging a coordinated, full-on attack on human health. Two recent attacks highlight the nefarious agenda in the anti-human media: The attacks on coconut oil, one of the cleanest, healthiest plant-based dietary fat source on the planet. Attacks on vitamin D,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: You'd be coconuts not to go low carb
Coconut oil is ‘pure poison’, claimed a Harvard professor last week. This must have come as a shock to hundreds of millions of people in India and Malaysia who've used it in cooking for decades. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WATCH: Harvard professor calls coconut oil 'pure poison'
In the aftermath of a scathing speech from a Harvard professor that slammed it as one of the "worst" foods to eat, Dr. Jennifer Ashton discusses how healthy coconut oil actually is. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

After NYT declares war on Vitamin D, nutritionally illiterate Harvard professor claims coconut oil is "pure poison"
(Natural News) Natural and safe ways to boost health are increasingly coming under attack by those who feel threatened by their potential to eat away at Big Pharma profits. We recently saw the New York Times attacking a vitamin D proponent and using the opportunity to cast doubt on its many scientifically proven benefits, and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What to know about coconut oil after a Harvard professor called it 'pure poison'
Coconut oil has become hugely popular for cooking and as a dietary supplement. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Coconut oil has "undeserved health halo," dietitian says
A controversial lecture on nutrition calls into question the health claims for coconot oil. A Harvard adjunct professor called the oil "pure poison." Coconut oil's superfood status was challenged last year when the American Heart Association recommended limited use of the saturated fat. Samantha Heller, a registered dietitian at NYU Langone Health, joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss how the oil, like butter and lard, can raise your levels of bad cholesterol. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why a Harvard professor is calling coconut oil "pure poison"
A lecture from a Harvard professor blasting the popular food product ​ has gone viral (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The facts behind coconut oil is 'pure poison' claim
Cyanide is a poison. Rattlesnake venom is a poison. Certain household products can be a poison. But coconut oil? One professor seems to think so, colliding head-on with consumers who believe it's good for them. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coconut oil: Good or bad? Harvard professor issues stark warning over popular food
COCONUT oil - is it good or bad? It ’s seen a huge surge in popularity over the last few years, with many people dubbing it a “healthier choice”. But a Harvard professor has now slammed these claims describing it “pure poison”. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coconut oil is 'pure poison', says Harvard professor
It is feted as a healthy choice but the oil, which is high in saturated fat, is ‘one of the worst things you can eat’ says expertFor certain health food shops and wellbeing sites it is the panacea that helps everything from bad hair and mental grogginess to obesity and haemorrhoids. But the carefully-crafted image of coconut oil as a cure for many ills has been roundly rejected by a Harvard professor.Karin Michels, an epidemiologist at the Harvard TH Chan school of public health, poured scorn on the superfood movement and singled out the fad for coconut oil in particular, calling the substance “one of the...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 22, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Food Life and style Vegan food and drink Science Health Source Type: news

Harvard medical professor says 'coconut oil is poison'
Dr Karin Michels, who also heads up the tumor research center at the University of Freiburg, made the statement in a 50-minute talk in German last month. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coconut Oil Is ‘ Pure Poison, ’ Harvard Professor Claims
GERMANY (CBS Local) – Months after a report from the American Heart Association (AHA) warned against consuming coconut oil, a Harvard professor is blasting the popular product as “pure poison.” Karin Michels, a professor at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, made the controversial remarks during a lecture that was posted on YouTube and has been viewed nearly one million times. Michels, who is also a director at the University of Freiburg, was giving a presentation entitled “Coconut Oil and Other Nutritional Errors” in German when she made the case that the dietary...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Offbeat Coconut Oil Harvard Local TV saturated fat talkers Source Type: news

Is Coconut Oil Good or Bad for You?
A Harvard professor called coconut oil “ pure poison. ” Not everyone takes such a harsh stand. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN and SOPHIE EGAN Tags: Coconuts Oils and Fats Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Treatment and home remedies for pinworms
A pinworm infection is a common worm infection in children and those living in close quarters. If a person believes that they have a pinworm infection, it is best to seek medical attention initially. A person can then also try a variety of home remedies, such as coconut oil and garlic, as complementary treatments. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

Beautiful hair, naturally: Coconut oil is Mother Nature's deep conditioner
(Natural News) If you have dry and damaged hair, chances are you’ve already tried various hair care products to get that lustrous shine back on your locks. But instead of buying products that contain harmful chemicals, consider using coconut oil, a natural deep conditioner. Coconut oil for lustrous hair Coconut oil is easy to rinse out and it... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The 10 Best and Worst Oils For Your Health
Home cooks have plenty of options when it comes to choosing which type of oil to sauté, bake and drizzle with. Some, like olive oil, are well known, and others, like avocado or coconut oil, are less familiar. Which oil is right for you? That depends largely on the type of cooking you’re doing. An oil’s smoke point, which is the point when oil starts burning and smoking, is one of the most important things to consider. If you heat oil past its smoke point, it not only harms the flavor, but many of the nutrients in the oil degrade—and the oil will release harmful compounds called free radicals. If ...
Source: TIME: Health - July 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

The benefits of MCT oil
(Natural News) You may have heard of the many benefits of coconut oil, especially to your skin. But what you may not know is that coconut oil also has potent antibacterial properties, thanks to its medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) content. Clostridium difficile is a hardy bacteria known to survive even the onslaught of antibiotics. However, it... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coconut oil prolongs life in peroxisomal disorders
(University of Bonn) 'Lorenzo's Oil' was to help a seriously ill boy suffering from a peroxisomal disorder (adrenoleukodystrophy/ALD). The true story was turned into a film which made the rare disease well known. Scientists from the University of Bonn, the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases and the German Cancer Research Center investigated such peroxisomal diseases on fruit flies. They were able to prove that a coconut oil diet significantly increases the vitality and lifespan of the flies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is coconut oil a laxative?
Coconut oil has many different uses. Nutritionally, it is considered healthful in moderate amounts, so may be worth a try to relieve constipation. However, any evidence that coconut oil works for constipation is anecdotal. Learn more about coconut oil for constipation and some other lifestyle changes that may help. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Constipation Source Type: news

IDLife, LLC Issues Allergy Alert on Various Undeclared Allergens in its Bars
IDLife, LLC of Frisco, TX is voluntarily recalling its line of Protein Bars (Lot #s PR33471, PR31771,& PR31971), Snack Bars (Lot #s SN32071& SN30771), and Kids Bars (Lot #s A3617-1& 03047-1), because they may contain undeclared allergens. As part of its quality control review process, IDLife discovered that the lots of Protein Bars referenced above may contain undisclosed almonds, the lots of Snack Bars referenced above may contain undisclosed peanuts, and the lots of Kids Bars may contain undisclosed almonds and coconut oil. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - March 6, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

The 6 Best Snacks for Anyone Cutting Out Sugar, According to a Nutritionist
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - February 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD Tags: Uncategorized Food Healthy Eating onetime Source Type: news

Woman has regained the use of her severed hand
Santha, 58, from Iiritty, India, was working in a coconut-oil factory on January 12 when her left arm slipped into the machine and her hand was chopped clean off. She was rushed to hospital. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Maui medical marijuana dispensary adds capsules to offerings
Maui Grown Therapies, one of Hawaii ’s eight licensed medical cannabis dispensaries, has added standardized dose capsules to its product line. The company said the new cannabinoid capsules are made using supercritical CO2-extracted cannabis oil infused into organic coconut oil and are available in a range of ratios and formulations – including pure THC, CBD and combinations of the two. “Physicians have been asking for dose-regulated capsules for quite some time,” Greg Yim, Maui Grown Therapies'… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 2, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Anna Hrushka Source Type: news

Maui medical marijuana dispensary adds capsules to offerings
Maui Grown Therapies, one of Hawaii ’s eight licensed medical cannabis dispensaries, has added standardized dose capsules to its product line. The company said the new cannabinoid capsules are made using supercritical CO2-extracted cannabis oil infused into organic coconut oil and are available in a range of ratios and formulations – including pure THC, CBD and combinations of the two. “Physicians have been asking for dose-regulated capsules for quite some time,” Greg Yim, Maui Grown Therapies'… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 2, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Anna Hrushka Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Coconut oil: Healthful or unhealthful?
Coconut oil is shrouded in controversy. While health organizations advise a limited intake, it is seen by many as a superfood. What is the latest? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Claire Coleman: Proof coconut oil is GOOD for you?
Dr Mosley decided to investigate coconut oil with researchers from the University of Cambridge to separate the myths from the facts about the increasingly popular food. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coconut oil
sales are rocketing, but is it a cholesterol-busting wonder food, or is this dangerous hype? (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news