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A New Tool for Antibiotic-Resistant Killer Bacteria: Essential Oils

What should you stock to protect yourself? A few weeks ago, we reported that, while many across the country are concerned about measles, which occurs in a largely vaccinated population and has caused no deaths, a larger threat wasn’t receiving proper attention: drug-resistant tuberculosis—and antibiotic-resistant “superbugs” in general. These infect at least two million Americans each year and kill 23,000, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

As we’ve reported previously, superbugs are created through antibiotic overuse—both by doctors who rely too heavily on antibiotics and by industrial farming operations. Consider these statistics: a Medscape poll found that 95% of healthcare professionals said they prescribe antibiotics when they aren’t even sure they’re needed. A whopping 70% of all antibiotics used in the US are used on livestock.

Fortunately, there are alternatives to using pharmaceutical antibiotics, and essential oils head the list.

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What should you stock to protect yourself? A few weeks ago, we reported that, while many across the country are concerned about measles, which occurs in a
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How the Calorie Theory of Obesity and Disease has Harmed Public Health

One of the most damaging theories in human nutrition espoused by government authorities such as the USDA, is that all calories are equal, and that watching one's calorie intake has a positive effect on one's health. One look at the nation's health and rising obesity rates should give us a pretty good clue that this theory is false. A recently published article authored by Dr. Sean C Lucan from the Department of Family and Social Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center in New York, and Dr. James J DiNicolantonio from the Department of Preventive Cardiology, Mid America Heart Institute at Saint Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, exposes the fallacies of such thinking and public policy, and its harm on public health.

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One of the most damaging theories in human nutrition espoused by government authorities such as the USDA, is that all calories are equal, and that watching
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Benefits of Long Sourdough Fermentation

In recent years we have seen a resurgence of interest in breads given a longer fermentation time via sourdough leavening. While these may seem like a lot of work due to the delay between mixing and baking the dough, they can actually be prepared quite simply with no more hands-on time than your usual loaf of bread. A little timing and planning are all that are required.

The reasons for the longer fermentation are many. With digestive problems on the rise, those with compromised guts are finding breads made with a longer fermentation (rise) period to be more easily digested.

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In recent years we have seen a resurgence of interest in breads given a longer fermentation time via sourdough leavening. While these may seem like a lot of
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Homemade Coconut Oil Deodorant Recipe with Essential Oils

Deodorants can be among the most toxic skin care products on the market. You can make your own non-toxic deodorant with virgin coconut oil and essential oils with this easy recipe!

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Deodorants can be among the most toxic skin care products on the market. You can make your own non-toxic deodorant with virgin coconut oil and essential oils
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Strawberry Coconut Creamsicles

Fresh strawberries and home made coconut milk make the best frozen treat to help you cool off and enjoy summer!

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Cool off from the summer heat with a pretty frozen strawberry treat!
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Study: Doubling Saturated Fat in Diet Does not Increase Saturated Fat in Blood

2014 will undoubtedly be remembered as the year the dietary belief that saturated fats are bad and lead to heart disease began to crumble in the mainstream media.

This "news" of course is not "news" at all for those of us in the alternative media, as we have been saying this for well over a decade now. The research in the scientific literature showing the health benefits of saturated fats in the diet has been around for even longer.

What should be carefully noted in the mainstream media's reporting on saturated fats, however, is that it is almost exclusively related to dietary advice, and the sale of certain groups of food high in saturated fats, such as butter. The reason for restricting the change in the saturated fat myths of the past 50 years or so to only dietary advice is most likely due to the fact that processed food companies (such as Big Dairy) can still produce products that take advantage of this shift in consumer trends, as consumers wise up to the fact that when you restrict saturated fats in the diet, you tend to replace them with refined carbohydrates, which are linked to many health problems that are historically blamed on saturated fats. Undoubtedly, the processed food industry's answer will be more highly processed saturated fatty foods now.

Where the change in the saturated fat myth is still not applied in the mainstream media is in the lipid theory of heart disease related to cholesterol. This is a holy grail in the pharmaceutical industry that supports a hundred BILLION dollar drug industry to lower people's cholesterol levels. So the cholesterol myth will die a hard death. Sadly, it will live on to bring in billions of dollars in pharmaceutical profits for the foreseeable future.

The latest study showing the fallacies of the saturated-fats-are-bad belief system comes from Ohio State University.

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Homemade Coconut Oil Sunscreen Recipe

Most commercial sunscreens contain a wide variety of toxic ingredients. Make your own sunscreen at home using safe oils, including coconut oil.

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Most commercial sunscreens contain a wide variety of toxic ingredients. Make your own sunscreen at home using safe oils, including coconut oil.
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Study: Saturated Fat Not Associated with Risk of Coronary Artery Disease, Coconut Oil and Dairy Fat Healthy

The lipid theory of heart disease continues to crumble. There never was any solid science linking traditional saturated fats and cholesterol to heart disease, but that didn't stop Big Pharma from making billions.

The lipid theory of heart disease continues to crumble. There never was any solid science linking traditional saturated fats and cholesterol to heart disease, but that didn't stop Big Pharma from making billions.
The lipid theory of heart disease continues to crumble. There never was any solid science linking traditional saturated fats and cholesterol to heart disease,
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The Truth About Coconut Palm Sugar: The Other Side of the Story!

Coconut palm sugar is gaining a lot of popularity in the U.S., but is it the healthy, sustainable sugar that many tout it to be? As of right now, there is just not enough evidence proving that it is.

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Coconut palm sugar is gaining a lot of popularity in the U.S., but is it the healthy, sustainable sugar that many tout it to be? As of right now, there is just
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Gluten-free Ketogenic Diet with MCTs Reverses Autism and Eliminates Seizures

The ketogenic diet was developed as a natural cure for epilepsy, when drugs failed. Today, the diet therapy is coming back into favor. The results of this modified diet in one girl’s life was that it reversed autism and stopped seizures.

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The ketogenic diet was developed as a natural cure for epilepsy, when drugs failed. Today, the diet therapy is coming back into favor. The results of this
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Virgin Coconut Oil Bests Mineral Oil for Dermatitis

Virgin coconut oil is superior to mineral oil for lessening both the signs and symptoms of mild to moderate atopic dermatitis in children and senile xerosis in elderly adults, according to findings from separate randomized controlled studies.

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Virgin coconut oil is superior to mineral oil for lessening both the signs and symptoms of mild to moderate atopic dermatitis in children and senile xerosis in
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Easy Coconut Oil Sugar Scrub Recipes

If you’ve ever looked at the fancy sugar scrubs in stores, they are often full of unnecessary ingredients, preservatives, and artificial colors and/or scents, all of which have no place on our delicate skin. Thankfully, you can make your own coconut oil sugar scrubs for a fraction of the price and it allows you to control the quality of ingredients used. Coconut oil has long been used on the skin (see: Coconut Oil for Skin Health), and sugar adds gentle, non-drying exfoliating power. The nice thing about these coconut oil sugar scrubs is that they are fast and easy to make, plus they also make great gifts for loved ones! You can use these sugar scrubs on the hands, feet, body, and face.

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Making your own sugar scrubs at home is easy and inexpensive to do, plus, it allows you to control the quality of the ingredients and avoid toxins. Get three
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Coconut Oil: Research on the health benefits of coconut oil.
Introduction
Coconut Health brings you the top research and news regarding the health benefits of coconut oil. Coconut Health is brought to you by Brian and Marianita Shilhavy. Unlike many people who write about  coconut oil by simply reading about it, Marianita Shilhavy actually grew up on a coconut plantation in the Philippines and in a culture that consumed significant amounts of coconut fat in their diet. She later went on to earn her degree in nutrition and worked as a nutritionist in the Philippines. Brian Shilhavy also lived in the Philippines for several years with Marianita and their 3 children observing firsthand the differences between the diet and health of the younger generation and those of Marianita’s parents’ generation still consuming a traditional diet. This led to years of studying Philippine nutrition and dietary patterns first hand while living in a rural farming community in the Philippines. They are authors of the best-selling book: Virgin Coconut Oil: How it has changed people’s lives and how it can change yours! 

CoconutOil.com is the Internet's oldest and most up-to-date resource on the health benefits of coconut oil, and CoconutDiet.com contains the Coconut Diet forums in archive, with the historical records of the Coconut Oil Revolution, containing thousands of coconut oil users' discussions starting in the year 2000.