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MAXIMUM BENEFIT OF COCONUT OIL

To get the maximum benefit of Coconut Oil one should consume three tablespoons a day. This can be spooned or melted in a warm drink like herbal tea. It can also be used in food like in warm oatmeal, toast, or fried eggs. Ideally, Coconut Oil should be used for all your cooking, baking, and frying as it is very stable to cook with. It is used cup for cup in recipes. Use a little less in cookies or they go flat, and mix it with cold water for pie crusts. Use it to bake bread and in all your recipes. Bake or fry potatoes with it, put it on steamed veggies, etc. Use it to replace processed vegetable oils. Vegetable oils are highly processed and extremely concentrated. Natural is always better. Be aware that many people are scared of natural fats due to misinformation and don't eat enough. Low or non-fat does not exist in nature. Your body may not be able to handle 3 tablespoons a day of Coconut Oil. It is best to start with one or two teaspoons a day and work up to three tablespoons. Because fats and oils are damaged by light, heat, and oxygen, they have a limited shelf life. However, the more saturated the fat is, the more stable it is. Most Coconut Oil is 95-98% saturated fat. Because of this it will last years in food storage. This is also dependent on the moisture content of the oil. Because of its low moisture content Coconutreat Coconut Oil will last much longer than cheaper processed or expeller pressed coconut oils. No refrigeration necessary. Coconut oil is unique as it is the only significant food source of Medium Chain Fatty Acids like those found in breast milk. Please read Dr Bruce Fife's books on Coconut Oil, namely Coconut Cures, Eat Fat Look Thin, and The Coconut Lovers Cookbook for more information. As a hair conditioner, it embellishes the hair, leaving it soft and silky. Wet hair with warm water, take a tablespoon of cocunut oil in the hands and rub it till liquid. Rub the oil into the hair and wrap with a towel for 20 minutes or more. Wash out in the shower. (In certain countries, the pulp is used as a balm to stimulate hair growth; a small amount of virgin coconut oil massaged into the scalp at night conditions both the hair and scalp). To help eliminate dandruff, wet hair with warm water. Rub at least a tablespoon into hair and massage into scalp. Wrap head with a towel and leave on for at least two hours or overnight. Shampoo and rinse. Repeat when necessary. As a massage oil and body lotion, it leaves skin soft and smooth, relieving dry skin itchiness and other skin diseases, making the skin supple. The elderly of the Philippines have used raw coconut oil as their before or after bath lotion for hundreds of years. "The ideal lotion is one that not only softens the skin but also protects it against damage, promotes healing, and gives it a more youthful, healthy appearance. Pure coconut oil is the best natural skin lotion available. It prevents free-radical formation and the damage it causes. It can help prevent the skin from developing liver spots and other blemishes caused by aging and overexposure to sunlight. In some cases it can even restore damaged or diseased skin. It helps to keep connective tissues strong and supple so that the skin doesnt sag and wrinkle. People with a variety of skin problems have experienced remarkable results from using coconut oil. Many people who have tried it wont use anything else. When usin g coconut oil as a lotion, it is best to apply a small amount and reapply it as often as necessary. When first applied it may seem like youre spreading a very oily substance on your skin, but because it is quickly absorbed, it doesnt leave a layer of greasy film the way many commercial lotions and oil do. If you apply too much oil all at once, the skin becomes saturated and will not absorb it all. This will leave a greasy film. People with extremely dry skin need to reapply the oil often when they first start using it. The real benefit of coconut oil will come with repeated use over time. While other lotions temporarily soften dry skin, they wont heal it. Coconut oil will gradually soften the skin, removing dead layers, and encourage the growth of new, healthier tissue. More information on using coconut oil on problem skin is found in the book by Bruce Fife, Coconut Cures." Do you have problems with foot fungus? Massage the oil on the feet and work it between the toes at least three times a day. This a great way to prevent and even treat foot fungus. Feet are often abused

and neglected, causing them to be dry, cracked and infected. We receive many reports from people telling us how wonderful their feet look after using coconut oil. All batches of Coconutreat Extra Virgin Coconut Oil are tested for contaminants like E-coli and Salmonella with lab chemical analysis.
Coconut Food Value: Source: University of Florida IFAS Coconut Meat: One cup shredded raw unsweetened coconut contains:

47% water, 283 calories, 3 mg protein, 26 mg total fat, 24 mg saturated fat, 12 mg carbohydrates, 2.6 mg vitamin C, 1.9 mg iron, 3 mg fiber, and No cholesterol.
Santa Maria Virgin Coconut Oils (VCO) are rich in lauric acid -- a powerful biochemical to help boost the immune system and treat a vast range of medical conditions from common allergies to critical ailments. VCO helps in absorption of fat-soluble vitamins (A,D,E,K), vit. B and minerals (Ca, Mg, Fe). It is easily absorbed by the body and by the skin, it is food for the skin and can slow the aging process by keeping the skin healthy. VCO has an energizing effect and makes the body work, heal, metabolize & defend better. It has anti-viral, antifungal, anti-bacterial and immuno-boosting action. It has a slimming effect. VCO has an anti-inflammatory action when massaged on limbs and joints. It can be used to relieve gout, arthritis, rheumatism, joint pains, swelling, kill skin fungus and help in wart removal. It can stimulate hair follicle growth when massaged on the scalp. VCO can also lock harmful effects of many toxins (such as ethanol, MSG, aflatoxin, E.coli endotoxin). It can rejuvinate diseased tissues and stimulate white blood (T cell) production. It can be used to help the body detoxify.

Nutrition Facts Serving Size: 1 Tbsp (15ml) Amount Per Serving Calories Total Fat Saturated Fat Cholesterol Sodium Total Carbohydrates Protein Iron Calcium 134 Fat Calories % Daily Value* 14 g 12 g 0g 0g 0g 0g 0.2 mg 0g 22% 59% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1% 0% 134

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calories diet.

Directions For weight control and constipation drink one table spoon (15ml) three times a day 30 minutes before meal. Otherwise, take it anytime of the day. You can apply oil to your skin, scalp and hair. Do not refrigerate, oil solidifies at temperature below 25C. Avoid direct sunlight. Do not microwave.

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100% Virgin Coconut Oil


"The Life Saving and Health Giving Oil!"
You all know that we are passionate about Extra Virgin Olive Oil! We are equally excited to add 100% Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO) that has been cold processed from beginning to end to our stock of elite oils. The Olive Bar is the sole importer and exclusive U.S. distributor of the Santa Maria 100% Virgin Coconut Oil from Amazing Foods Corp in the Philippines. We have done our homework on this one and have even flown to the Philippines to meet with our supplier and to see the process for ourselves. We feel we have chosen the best coconut oil in the world.

Pure and Healthy Oil


Santa Maria VCO is pure, unrefined, unbleached, non-deodorized and non-hydrogenated. It has no preservatives, no cholesterol, no chemicals added and no artificial flavors or colors. Santa Maria Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO) is Cold-Processed, A-No-Heat method (ANH), no-cooking, at any point of its manufacture to retain all of its micro-nutrients, short and medium fatty acids, vitamins A, C and tocopherol (vitamin E). It takes 28 to 30 days to produce Santa Maria Virgin Coconut Oil because heat is not used in any part of the production process. The ANH method gives Santa Maria Virgin Coconut Oil advantages over mass produced and highly processed coconut oils that use heat to accelerate the production process. Advantages include:

absorbs faster by the skin and body longer shelf life mild coconut aroma viscous or thick but not greasy retain all of its micro-nutrients, short and medium fatty acids, vitamins A, C and Tocopherol (vitamin E) thus getting all the benefits to help healing the skin problems faster.

Virgin Coconut Oil is Good for your Health


The Health Benefits of Virgin Coconut Oil, or VCO, are endless. Here are a few:

It is rich in lauric acid -- a powerful biochemical to help boost the immune system and treat a vast range of medical conditions from common allergies to critical ailments. VCO helps in absorption of fat-soluble vitamins (A,D,E,K), vit. B and minerals (Ca, Mg, Fe). It is easily absorbed by the body and by the skin, it is food for the skin and can slow the aging process by keeping the skin healthy. VCO has an energizing effect and makes the body work, heal, metabolize & defend better. It has antiviral, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and immuno-boosting action. It has a slimming effect. VCO has an anti-inflammatory action when massaged on limbs and joints. It can be used to relieve gout, arthritis, rheumatism, joint pains, swelling, kill skin fungus and help in wart removal. It can stimulate hair follicle growt when massaged on the scalp. VCO can also lock harmful effects of many toxins (such as ethanol, MSG, aflatoxin, E.coli endotoxin). It can rejuvinate diseased tissues and stimulate white blood (T cell) production. It can be used to help the body detoxify.
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For these reasons , many people consider it to be The Healthiest Oil on Earth

Try a jar of Santa Maria Virgin Coconut Oil and find out what it can do for yourself or visit our Learning Center to read more about the health benefits of Virgin Coconut Oil.

VIRGIN COCONUT OIL (Photo courtesy of Philippine Coconut Authority)


Since Natures Blessings owns the organic coconut plantation, we are able to pick the nuts at exactly the right age. The nuts are delivered on the same day to our processing plant which is also right in the plantation. The coconuts are de husked, grated and the fresh coconut meat is cold-pressed and filtered. The coconut milk then flows into the centrifuge machine, which separates the water from the coconut oil. Our process retains the enzymes, lauric acid and all the other immune system building nutrients. Except for picking and opening the nut, there is little human handling in our process. Stainless steel mechanical equipment is used in order to provide a sanitary controlled environment in the processing plant. The coconut oil is strained and immediately bottled. No chemicals or preservatives are added. You only get pure unadulterated VIRGIN COCONUT OIL.

The finished product is strained and carefully filtered straight into the sanitized pet bottles.

Every batch of VIRGIN COCONUT OIL undergoes strict quality control, prior to distribution. We believe that our Virgin Coconut Oil is the best in the marketplace.

ORGANIC VIRGIN COCONUT OIL has been used for cooking and medicinal purposes in the Far East for hundreds of years. We handle our own marketing and distributing centers, thereby being able to provide you the best possible prices from the farm. We at Natures Blessing suggest you use VIRGIN COCONUT OIL for all your cooking needs. VIRGIN COCONUT OIL is said to be the healthiest oil on earth.

Here are what the experts say:


Coconuts play a unique role in the diets of mankind because they are the source of i mportant physiologically functional components. These physiologically functional components are found in the fat part of whole coconut, in the fat part of desiccated coconut, and in the extracted coconut oil. Lauric acid, the major fatty acid from the fat of the coconut, has long been recognized for the unique properties that it lends to non food uses in the soaps and cosmetics industry. More recently, lauric acid has been recognized for its unique properties in food use, which are related to its antiviral, antibacterial, and antiprotozoal functions. Now, capric acid, another of coconuts fatty acids has been added to the list of coconuts antimicrobial components. These fatty acids are found in the largest amounts only in traditional lauric fats, especially from coconut. Also, recently published research has shown that natural coconut fat in the diet leads to a normalization of body lipids, protects against alcohol damage to the liver, and improves the immune systems anti -inflammatory response. Clearly, there has been increasing recognition of health supporting functions of the fatty acids found in coconut. Recent reports from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration about required labeling of the trans fatty acids will put coconut oil in a more competitive position and may help return to its use by the baking and snack food industry where it has continued to be recognized for its functionality. Now it can be recognized for another kind of functionality: the improvement of the health of mankind.

Dr. Mary G. Enig, Ph.D., F.A.C.N.


Source: Coconut: In Support of Good Health in the 21st Century

Coconut Oil may reduce spread of HIV A Philippines research study shows that the coconut oil can delay as well as reduce HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) which spreads AIDS. The breakthrough may come as a light at the end of the long dark

tunnel in the worldwide fight against AIDS. The study, carried out by the government's San Lazaro Hospital and pharmaceutical giant United Laboratories since 1989, discovered that coconut chemical lauric acid inhibits, delays and reduces the spread of HIV virus. Lauric acid is the basis of monolaurin and sodium lauryl sulfate which were found as the active chemicals promising in controlling HIV. On July 19, 1995, Dr. Mary Enig, noted biochemist and nutritionist, was quoted in an article published in The HINDU, India's National Newspaper as stating that coconut oil is converted by the body into "Monolaurin" a fatty acid with anti-viral properties that might be useful in the treatment of AIDS. The staff reporter for The HINDU wrote about Enig's presentation at a press conference in Kochi and and reported on Dr. Enig's observation the "Monolaurin helped in inactivating other viruses such as measles, herpes, vesicular stomatitis and Cytomegalovirus (CMV) and that research undertaken so far on coconut oil also indicated that it offered a certain measure of protection against cancerinducing substances." Here is a recent report published by the Philippine Daily Inquirer, a leading Philippine Newspaper "HEALTH Secretary Manuel Dayrit stirred the national adrenalin at the Senate hearing on SARS recently when he unveiled virgin coconut oil as a potential cure for viral epidemics such as the deadly Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome. "While the senators cackled over the appellation virgin, Dayrit was careful to mark the word potential. "Dayrit is well aware of the potential of virgin coconut oil. His own father, Dr. ConradoDayrit M.D., has been successful in using virgin coconut oil since 1980 to combat the AIDS virus among AIDS patients in the San Lazaro Hospital. "The elder Dayrit is currently conducting test applications of virgin coconut oil to SARS patients in cooperation with The Research Institute for Tropical Medicine at Alabang. "Medical director of the Potenciano Medical Center (formerly Polymedic), emeritus professor of pharmacology, University of the Philippines and past president of the National Academy of Science and Technology, Dayrit has been quietly at work on 14 patients ages 22 to 48 on a shoestring budget. "The elder Dayrit's work has been documented in the research book The Healing Miracles of Coconul Oil, written by Bruce Fife, American doctor of naturopathy, and cited by the Michigan State University's Department of Chemistry and Pharmacology. "Unfortunately, local research into coconut oil as medicine failed to take off on a larger scale since pharmaceutical companies were not interested in funding research of a natural readily available substance that they cannot protect with a patent and charge exorbitant prices for. "What makes coconut oil, virgin at that, a potent healing food for an extremely health-challenged world? "In nutritional terms, coconut oils are rich in medium-chain fatty acids (known as MCFA) of vital nutrients and protective anti-microbials lauric and capric acids. These anti-microbial fatty acids are of the same substance found in mother's milk that protects infants from infectious illnesses when their immune systems are yet immature. This is the same rationale that drives pacific islanders to feed their babies with coconut water from young nuts as a natural infant formula. "Even pharmaceutical companies have recognized MCFAs found in abundance in coconut oil to make them a primary ingredient in infant milk formulas. "It is this powerful antimicrobial/antiviral information that the elder Dayrit is tapping in his search for a cure, if not an immune defense against SARS. "In the ongoing test applications, Dr. Conrado Dayrit's prescription is 4 tablespoonfuls of virgin coconut oil a day to keep viruses at bay.

VIRGIN BEST
"Coconut oil is at its virgin best when cold-pressed and naturally processed from freshly harvested mature coconut meats at a temperature (below 100 F or 40 C) that retains its natural antioxidant properties in Vitamin E, fatty acids and enzymes and -as with other raw virgin oils-preserves the living energy that sustains health.

"The manual process is natural but laborious that only a liter of virgin coconut oil can be produced from 15 to 17 fresh nuts even with mechanized aid. The availability of virgin coconut oil in the domestic market is a challenge as limited quantities are sold selectively in roving organic markets. "Commercial-grade coconut cooking oil is mechanically processed from aged and dried coconut meat (copra) where the oil is extracted at high temperatures and undergoes further refining, in the process losing its enzymes and reducing its MCFA pharmaceutical properties. "In the 1980s, Dayrit's was the first clinical study on coconut oil, which led to the breakthrough discovery that medium-chain fatty acids (MCFA)-specifically lauric, which comprise 53%, and capric-were effective in killing human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in lab cultures. "Since the HIV is a lipid-coated virus as the SARS coronavirus, there is a high probability that virgin coconut oil can produce the same effect on the latter. "Unlike the standard drugs that attack human immunodeficiency virus's genetic material, MCFAs in coconut oil simply break the virus apart. Because MCFAs in coconut oil mimic the fatty acids of the virus's coating (called lipid membrane), the antimicrobial MCFAs are readily absorbed by the unsuspecting virus, weakening its protective membrane until it breaks apart, killing the virus. What is significant thus far is that the most drug-resistant superviruses don't develop immunity to a natural mechanism. "Virgin coconut oil is preferred as medicine over commercial coconut cooking oil because its nutrients and anti-microbial properties are at its most potent state when the oil is raw and unadulterated. "On top of this, coconut oil has the highest source of MCFAs among all palm oils, with antimicrobial lauric acid making up 53 percent of its composition. "Modern medical science is now just beginning to unlock the healing secrets of coconut oil that traditional coconut-eating people have known instinctively. "According to the resource book The Healing Miracles of Coconut Oil, coconut oil sponges out petrochemical waste from factories, exhaust, etc. in the body. Natural coconut oil is proven to be a petrochemical filter and can destroy microbes. "Coconut oil has also been found to kill most STD bacteria including some strains of HIV. It inactivates viruses like measles, herpes simplex 1 & 2; bacteria such as e.coli, salmonella, influenza, yeast infections. Fungus like candida, clamidia and eczema can't grow in coconut oil. "Taken in therapeutic amount of 3 1/2 tablespoonfuls (pure or mixed with coconut water or flesh), coconut oil can remove the bacteria which causes ulcers. "Virgin coconut oil has been recognized for its optimum healing properties in Ayurvedic Indian medicine to treat malabsorption for thousands of years."

Natures Blessings Virgin Coconut Oil is considered virgin best.

Virgin Coconut Oil solidifies in temperatures under 74 degrees Fahrenheit.

At over 76 degrees Fahrenheit, Virgin coconut Oil will liquefy as clear as water as shown in picture.

How to use Coconut Oil


As cooking oil, it is ideal for use, having a high resistance to heat, and the ability to remain whole without losing its chemical composition despite exposure to high temperatures. (Coconut oil does not lose the properties [Lauric Oil] that help the immune system respond in a beneficial manner, even when used for cooking. Additionally, there are anecdotal reports that consumption of

coconut is beneficial for individuals with the chronic fatigue and immune dysfunction syndrome known as CFIDS.) So use Virgin coconut oil for all your cooking needs.

As salad oil, Virgin Coconut Oil is also ideal for use, given the natural and health-treating benefits provided by its essential ingredients. Create you own salad oil. (Monolaurin is the antiviral, antibacterial, and antiprotozoal monoglyceride used by the human or animal to destroy lipid-coated viruses such as HIV, herpes, cytomegalovirus, influenza, various pathogenic bacteria, including listeria monocytogenes and helicobacter pylori, and protozoa such as giardia lamblia. Also, approximately 6-7% of the fatty acids in coconut fat are capric acid. Capric acid is another medium chain fatty acid, which has a similar beneficial function when it is formed into monocaprin in the human or animal body. Monocaprin has also been shown to have antiviral effects against HIV, which has led to Virgin Coconut Oil being used in treating AIDS.) A hair conditioner, it embellishes the hair, leaving it soft and silky. (In certain countries, the pulp is used as a balm to stimulate hair growth; a small amount of virgin coconut oil massaged into the scalp at night conditions both the hair and scalp. Virgin Coconut Oil will clear your scalp of dandruff and give you immediate relief from itchy scalp. Coconut oil is used in sun products and foam baths, but it can also be added in products for dry and damaged hair given its sheathing properties.) The elders in the Philippines claim that the reason their hair does not turn gray is because of the virgin coconut oil. As a massage oil and body lotion, it leaves skin soft and smooth, relieving dry skin itchiness and other skin diseases, making the skin supple. (It is used to make Mono for example, an ancient Tahitian word meaning "scented oil" in the reo-maohi language, made from Tiare Gardenia blossoms and coconut extract from the Cocos Nuncifera variety. It is more popularly known now as a natural skin care product used by the island dwellers of French Polynesia. The elderly of the Philippines have used raw coconut oil as their before or after bath lotion for hundreds of years. They also credit the virgin coconut oil for the reason the older generation have long healthy black silky hair.)

Nature's Miracle Oil: By Bruce Fife, N.D.


If I asked you which dietary oil provides the widest range of health benefits, what would be your answer? If I asked you what oil can protect you from heart disease, rev up your metabolism, help you lose excess weight, protect you from cancer, and prevent infectious disease, what would you answer? Is it olive oil? Flaxseed oil? Borage oil?...The answer is "no" on all three accounts. Is there such an oil? You bet there is. If I told you that this oil happened to be coconut oil, would you be surprised? Most people would. Once mistakenly believed to be bad for the heart because of its saturated fat content, coconut oil is now known to contain a unique form of saturated fat that actually helps prevent heart disease, stroke, and hardening of the arteries as well as provide many other health benefits. We advise the reader to click on the whole article written by Bruce Fife: http://www.naturesblessings.com.ph/ Conclusions and RecommendationsFrom Dr. Joseph Mercola:
"Coconut products for inedible and especially edible uses are of the greatest importance for the health of the entire world. Some of what I have been telling you, most of you already know. But in saying these things for the record, it is my intention to tell those who did not know all the details until they heard or read this paper about the positive properties of coconut. Coconut oil is a most important oil because it is a lauric oil. The lauric fats possess unique characteristics for both food industry uses and also for the uses of the soaps and cosmetic industries. Because of the unique properties of coconut oil, the fats and oils industry has spent untold millions to formulate replacements from those seed oils so widely grown in the world outside the tropics. While it has been impossible to truly duplicate coconut oil for some of its applications, many food manufacturers have been willing to settle for lesser quality in their products. Consumers have also been willing to settle for a lesser quality, in part because they have been fed so much misinformation about fats and oils."
Source: http://www.mercola.com/2001/jul/28/coconut_health3.htm