lauric acid benefits

Why Do Registered Dietitians use Coconut Oil?

One of the biggest questions that I hear all the time is “The saturated fat in coconut oil is so high, so why would I use it?”. Unfortunately, saturated fat has “gotten a bad rep” from studies that were done many years ago. The studies that were performed about saturated fat being bad to consume were about the animal based saturated fats. Coconut oil on the other hand has been found to be a plant-based saturated fat, making it easily digestible and used as an energy source. Yes, coconut oil does have a higher amount of saturated fat, however this […]

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DIY Razor Burn Relief

Let’s just start by saying, I hate shaving. My skin is so sensitive and I almost always get razor burn. The problem was made worse when I, by VERY last resort, had to use a single blade razor. (I blame Dave for buying them because they were on sale) I immediately regretted that decision. Thankfully, my jar of coconut oil was right next to my vanity and I started lathering it on my legs. The lauric acid in coconut oil is anti-bacterial, which means it can prevent any of those annoying bumps from becoming infected. Unfortunately, even the best razors […]

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Coconut Oil: Mama’s Little Helper

Breastfeeding is one of the most rewarding, but also often one of the most difficult things a new mother will do.  It hurts, it’s hard, it takes a lot of time, and if your milk doesn’t come in right away or in quantities great enough to make you feel confident in nurturing your babe, you worry. So when someone offers tips for increasing milk supply, all breastfeeding mamas will listen. From past experience and further research, here are three great products/ideas that I think every nursing mother should know about: Milkmakers Lactation Cookies I think these cookies are such a […]

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