7 Benefits that make coconut oil a really healthy "fat"
(Natural News) Coconut oil originally had a bad rap among health experts and health buffs alike, being branded with terms like “deadly” or “unhealthy.” This is mostly due to its significant saturated fat content, which experts claim to increase cholesterol levels and increase your risk of a heart attack. However, coconut oil eventually dragged itself... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Jan 24 2020 This Week in Cardiology Jan 24 2020 This Week in Cardiology
Executive physicals, coconut fat, leadless pacemakers, coils, and independent nurse practitioners and physician assistants are the topics discussed by Dr. John Mandrola in this week ’ s podcast.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - January 24, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Blue Innovation in the Commonwealth
By Patricia ScotlandJan 23 2020 (IPS) With 95 per cent of the ocean still unexplored by humans, we are only just beginning to understand its profound influence on life on earth, including its effect on global climate and ecosystems. As we do so, more and more countries are exploring the immense potential of the ‘blue economy’ to build wealth, create jobs and improve lives, and how this can be done in ways which protect ocean health and promote sustainability. The value of ocean assets (including natural capital) is conservatively estimated at US$24 trillion, and the worldwide ocean economy is worth around US$2...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Patricia Scotland Tags: Biodiversity Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Featured Global Green Economy Headlines Health Labour Natural Resources TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Source Type: news

Coconut Oil Consumption Linked to Increased LDL Coconut Oil Consumption Linked to Increased LDL
The high saturated fat content of coconut oil could be driving adverse cholesterol changes, authors of a new review of published studies suggest.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - January 20, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Comparing milks: Which is best for you?
(Natural News) In recent years, an increasing number of people have switched from cow’s milk to nondairy, plant-based alternatives, including coconut, rice, almond, hemp, oat, soy, quinoa and spelt milks. The reasons for this switch vary, with everything from ethical concerns to the need to avoid lactose motivating people to make the change. Since these... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eleven dead, 300 treated after drinking coconut wine in Philippines
At least 11 people have been killed and more than 300 treated in hospital after drinking coconut wine in the Philippines, including some who were celebrating at a Christmas party, health and local authorities said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Coconut water: Healthy drink or marketing scam?
(Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)
Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - December 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ghana: Coconut Water - May Be Useful for Blood Transfusions, Crushes Kidney Stones, Cardioprotective & Fight Cancer
[Ghanaian Times] Coconut water is a popular beverage now in Ghana with huge economic potential. It is dubbed "Mother Nature's sports drink,"according to a WebMed article authored by Kathleen M. Zelman, MPH, RD, LD. Its Low in calories, naturally free of fat and cholesterol, more potassium than four bananas, and super hydrating -- these are just a few of the many benefits ascribed to Ghana's latest health craze: coconut water. No doubt there is a proposal for coconut sellers to wear special uniforms and also contribute to S (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 29, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Is this the ultimate hangover cure? Scientists claim drinking coconut water, pear and lime helps
The foods facilitate the breakdown of alcohol by boosting the activity of two enzymes. This, scientists at the Institute of Chemical Technology in Mumbai claim, could help the body to overcome a hangover. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why coconut oil might not deserve the 'health halo' it's been given
It's regularly touted as a "superfood" or a "healthy fat" and is found in health food stores across the country. But coconut oil is made up almost entirely of saturated fat. Marketplace looks at how the product came to be seen as an attractive alternative for cooking, baking — and even in coffee. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

The antifungal properties of coconut oil extend even to opportunistic pathogens: Study
(Natural News) Coconut is a popular health-promoting and versatile medicinal food that provides a variety of  benefits, including boosting heart health, reducing stress, and preventing brain diseases like Alzheimer’s. Now, recent research suggests that coconut, specifically coconut oil, has antifungal properties as well. A study published in the American Society of Microbiology’s journal mSphere found that... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the best ways to eat coconut oil?
People can eat coconut oil in many different ways, including as a cooking oil, as an alternative to butter in baking, and in smoothies. Learn about how to use it, and how much to use, here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Coffee and coconut oil: The perfect pair?
(Natural News) Coffee is arguably one of the world’s most popular beverages. It comes in different kinds – espresso, cappuccino, mochaccino – but the newest trend in mixed coffee introduces an uncommon ingredient: coconut oil. Individually, coffee and coconut oil have their own nutritional benefits, but the potential effects of drinking a mixed brew remain... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Affects the Nutritional Quality of Plant-Based Milk Substitutes?
Discussion People today may be eating more plant-based products because of: Allergen avoidance – lactose or cow’s milk allergy, 14% of people with cow’s milk allergy will also have soy allergy. Cultural importance Contamination avoidance e.g. growth hormone or antibiotic residues in cow’s milk production Specific diseases, e.g. cholesterol/lipid issues Environmental impact Ethical or religious considerations Improved nutrition With population growth “[t]he demand for food is expected to grow by 70% until 2050….While the expected protein consumption is believed to grow by 80%.” ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 30, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Most Young Children Shouldn ’ t Drink Plant-Based Milk, New Health Guidelines Say
(CNN) — Most children under the age of 5 should avoid plant-based milk, according to new health guidelines about what young children should drink. Plant-based milk made from rice, coconut, oats or other blends — with the exception of fortified soy milk — lack key nutrition for early development, according to guidelines released on Wednesday by leading health organizations. They should also avoid diet drinks, flavored milks and sugary beverages and limit how much juice they drink, the guidelines said. Plant-based milk is made from rice, coconut, oats or other blends that lack key nutrition for early develo...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Syndicated CBSN Boston CNN Milk Source Type: news

Beat Candida and balance your gut health with these 20 anti-fungal foods
(Natural News) Patients with a candida infection need to eat as many anti-fungal foods as possible. These healthy foods kill the yeast by starving them of sugar and breaking down candida’s cellular walls. One of the best anti-fungal foods is coconut oil. It contains caprylic acid and lauric acid which support the immune system. Apple... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Making Mayo's Recipes: Soba noodle stir-fry with coconut curry sauce
Try this great stir fry with soba noodles. Plus, using coconut milk and shredded coconut with curry gives a nice flavor. Each Thursday, one of the more than 100 video recipes from the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program is featured on the Mayo Clinic News Network -- just in time for you to try over the weekend. You [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - September 12, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Adding coconut oil to your keto diet can prevent, treat Alzheimer's
(Natural News) A recent review of dietary interventions aimed at preventing and treating Alzheimer’s disease suggests that the ketogenic diet is a promising nutritional approach, and at the forefront of this recent finding is coconut oil. Researchers from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand examined existing studies on the prevention and reversal of Alzheimer’s, including... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Drinking Alternative Milks
-- Many alternative milk products are available on supermarket shelves, including milks made from soy, rice, almond, coconut and oats. These products may not have the same nutritional value as dairy milk, says the Dairy Council of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 14, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: 5 ways to get rid of blisters
It is possible to help a blister heal by applying lemon balm, coconut oil, or aloe vera to it. Prevention is also possible. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Plant-based milks on the rise: A quarter of Britons are drinking them
Whether it's almond, soy or coconut it seems cow's milk is being ditched for alternatives. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eczema: Is coconut oil the answer to curing eczema symptoms?
ECZEMA is a lifelong health condition connected to a person ’s immune system. Symptoms vary according to the age of the person but often include scaly and itchy patches of skin. What is the best treatment to help cure the symptoms? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study reveals coconut oil is a better insect repellent compared to DEET, a harmful chemical ingredient
(Natural News) A recent U.S. Department of Agriculture study revealed that compounds in coconut oil could ward off insects better than DEET, the main ingredient in insect repellent products. In the study, which was published in the journal Scientific Reports, scientists from the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service identified coconut oil fatty acids which showed significant repellent properties, especially against disease... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Limited Knowledge of Plant Biosecurity Increases Biological Threats
Plant Biosecurity 'Champions' with facilitators in Brisbane this week for Crawford Fund Master Class in Communication after 4 weeks of biosecurity placements around the Australia. By Caley PigliucciUNITED NATIONS, Jun 3 2019 (IPS) The plant-life on the Pacific Islands is currently under threat as protections against diseases and pests are left in the hands of under-trained personnel with limited facilities. Talei Fidow-Moors, the Principal Quarantine Officer at the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries in Samoa, warned in a statement to IPS of an “increased potential of introducing regulated pests and diseases that ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Caley Pigliucci Tags: Asia-Pacific Biodiversity Economy & Trade Education Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Palm oil: Down from the conservation barricades and out of the rhetorical trenches
(Norwegian University of Life Sciences) Oil palm is neither the devil's work, nor a godsend to humanity. Its effects on its surroundings largely depends on case-specific circumstances. Those who ask to boycott all palm oil due to its contribution to deforestation should also consider boycotting coffee, chocolate and coconut if they wish to be consistent. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 28, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Homemade sunscreen is a recipe for burns
A study by the Nationwide Children's Hospital in Ohio found 68 per cent of DIY sunscreens on Pinterest offer poor UV protection, with many being made up of essential oils, shea butter and coconut oil. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Recall
Certain batches of Ben & Jerry's Coconut Seven Layer Bar bulk and Ben & Jerry's Chunky Monkey pints may contain undeclared tree nuts that could put people with an allergy or severe sensitivity to tree nuts at risk for a life-threatening allergic reaction. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Unilever Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Tree Nut in Limited Quantities of Ben & Jerry ’s Coconut Seven Layer Bar Bulk and Chunky Monkey Pint
Unilever is voluntarily recalling a limited quantity of Ben& Jerry ’s Coconut Seven Layer Bar bulk and Ben& Jerry ’s Chunky Monkey pints, which may inadvertently contain tree nuts including almonds, Brazil nuts, and hazelnuts that are not declared in the ingredient list or allergy information list. Both affected products include a “Contains Walnuts” and a “May contain other tree nuts” label on the bac k of the pack. Persons who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to these undeclared tree nuts run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume the re...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - April 16, 2019 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to use coconut oil for vaginal dryness
Some people prefer a more natural approach to relieving vaginal dryness. Pure coconut oil is free from additives, and studies suggest that it is generally safe to use on the skin. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Women's Health / Gynecology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is it safe to use coconut oil for vaginal dryness?
Some people prefer a more natural approach to relieving vaginal dryness. Pure coconut oil is free from additives, and studies suggest that it is generally safe to use on the skin. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Women's Health / Gynecology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the most healthful oils?
Healthful oils are an essential part of all diets. In this article, we compare some of the most popular oils, looking at their health benefits, nutrition, and uses in cooking. We include olive oil, coconut oil, canola oil, and vegetable oil. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

The neuroprotective benefits of coconut oil
(Natural News) It’s no surprise that in some regions of the world, coconuts are called the “tree of life.” It’s not just because no part of the tree goes unwasted, it’s also due to its multiple health benefits. Recent studies, in particular, have shown that the use of coconuts — especially coconut oil — is... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Housecall: Coconut oil and weight loss
THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES Coconut oil for weight loss: Does it work? Coconut oil is from the dried fruit (nut) of the coconut palm tree. Although it's called an oil, it's essentially solid at room temperature, more like the texture and consistency of vegetable shortening.?Coconut oil is widely promoted for weight loss. While the promises [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 25, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Rugby player and former England captain Chris Robshaw, 32, answers our health quiz
The Rugby player admitted his hangover cure is a day on the sofa, broccoli and some coconut water. He revealed he's keen on lager tops, 'nothing too wild'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Does coconut oil promote weight loss?
Many people claim that adding coconut oil to the diet can help promote weight loss. However, these claims tend to rely on studies that investigated medium-chain triglycerides oils rather than coconut oil itself. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness Source Type: news

CBD Oil Is Everywhere, But Is It Really Safe and Healthy?
You might have seen it in your neighborhood health store, your local spa or your corner coffee shop. CBD, aka cannabidiol, is getting mixed into cocktails, lotions and drinks. But what is CBD, exactly? Does it have real health benefits? Is it even safe? To get a better understanding of the compound, TIME spoke to two scientists on the cutting edge of CBD research: Dr. Esther Blessing, an associate professor of psychiatry at New York University, and Margaret Haney, professor of neurobiology at Columbia University Medical Center and director of the university’s Marijuana Research Laboratory. Blessing and Haney agree th...
Source: TIME: Health - March 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized onetime Research Source Type: news

Scientific review proves that coconut palm is the most naturally widespread medicinal fruit plant
(Natural News) It is official and scientific. The world’s most widely distributed fruit plant – more commonly known as the coconut palm (Cocos nucifera) – is a medicinal plant of the highest order. A recent phytochemical and pharmacological review examined the tree from the tip of its root to the top of its stem. The study identified... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Book Review: Living Light:  The Art of Using Light for Health & Happiness
While it’s hard not to notice the brilliant display of colors set off by a sunset over the water, we seldom consider the biological, or even psychological, benefits of light. “It is my belief that good quality light in our daily lives is far more important than we might think,” writes Karl Ryberg. In his new book, Living Light: The Art of Using Light For Health And Happiness, Ryberg brings us his life’s work — studying the obvious and not so obvious ways in which light affects us and how we can use light in our lives not only function better, but feel better. Light, we know, plays an important...
Source: Psych Central - March 10, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Nana Tags: Book Reviews Disorders General Habits Psychology Seasonal Affective Disorder Self-Help Treatment artificial light Light therapy Living Light natural light Ryberg SAD Source Type: news

One of Nature's most refreshing beverages, coconut water is a powerhouse of evidence-based health benefits
(Natural News) If manna indeed exists, it may be in the form of coconut water. Science is now validating the mythical reputation of the refreshing beverage, concluding the drink to be a powerhouse of amazing health benefits, from increased hydration to lowered blood pressure. Here are some evidence-based benefits that you should take note of:... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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

Less Beef and More Beans. Report Recommends a New Diet for Planetary Health
(NEW YORK) — A hamburger a week, but no more — that’s about as much red meat people should eat to do what’s best for their health and the planet, according to a report seeking to overhaul the world’s diet. Eggs should be limited to fewer than about four a week, the report says. Dairy foods should be about a serving a day, or less. The report from a panel of nutrition, agriculture and environmental experts recommends a plant-based diet, based on previously published studies that have linked red meat to increased risk of health problems. It also comes amid recent studies of how eating habits aff...
Source: TIME: Health - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Candice Choi / AP Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition onetime overnight Source Type: news

A superfood station, the future of fitness and more in L.A. wellness news
Superfood delivery company Daily Harvest — which delivers coconut chia puddings, mushroom and miso soups and more to your front door — is going the pop-up route.The upcoming Refueling Station by Daily Harvest is being designed as “a place to go when you need to take care off yourself the way you... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - January 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kavita Daswani 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

Researchers examine the potential of coconut shell liquid smoke for promoting burn wound healing
(Natural News) You can get medicinal use out of the shells of spent coconuts. By burning them in a certain way, you can turn them into liquid smoke. According to an Indonesian study, this coconut shell liquid smoke can speed up the healing of burn wounds. When compared to more mundane wounds, burns are much... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news