Are you tired of using medication for Arthritis or any other inflammatory conditions? You might have tried several different NSAID’s (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) such as Advil or ibuprofen, Aleve or naprosyn, aspirin, Mobic, Celebrex or Voltaren gel and are worried about the long-term side effects. For some people, these don’t even help very much. People with peptic ulcers or any GI bleeding should avoid NSAID’s as well as anyone with kidney disease, cirrhosis of the liver, uncontrolled hypertension or taking blood thinners. Asthma may be induced or exacerbated by NSAIDs Source: http://www.aafp.org
If you’d like to try a more natural alternative, give Virgin Coconut Oil a try! Anyone that knows me, knows that I am a coconut loving freak! I will consume anything made with coconut, coconut milk or coconut oil. I am always looking for recipes with it as well because of all of its health benefits. While looking for a recipe over the Memorial Day weekend, I came across this amazing website: “Healthy Traditions” Not only do they have a whole page of recipes: How To Use Coconut OIl, they also have tons of Peer-reviewed research about the health benefits of coconut oil. One study published on PubMed.gov, May 2014 states:
Polyphenolics isolated from virgin coconut oil inhibits adjuvant induced arthritis in rats through antioxidant and anti-inflammatory action.
These arthritic rats showed an increase in antioxidant enzymes and a decrease in white blood cells and c-reactive proteins when treated with Virgin Coconut Oil.
Another study in 2013 talks about how Virgin Coconut OIl reduces LDL cholesterol while raising HDL (the good cholesterol) you can read the study here.
You can purchase coconut oil, coconut cream concentrate (which I ordered and can’t wait to try!), coconut flour and dried coconut from their website. It doesn’t stop there…. they also have coconut skin care products, essential oils, 80% dark chocolate from Costa Rica and Dominican Republic (dark chocolate and coconut: sounds like heaven to me!!!) What I love about them is their higher standard of manufacturing coconut oil. They do not refine, bleach and deodorize the coconut meat with chemicals the way most mass-produced commercial manufacturers do. They use a “wet milling” process that extracts the oil from the fresh coconut meat, not dried coconut.
If you order anything from this website, you will also receive a FREE e-book “Virgin Coconut Oil: How it has changed people’s lives and how it can change yours!“ This book is packed with testimonies and solid research showing how healthy coconut oil is, and it also includes over 85 recipes showing how you can incorporate coconut into your diet.
If you order by clicking on any of my links and have never ordered from Tropical Traditions in the past, you will receive a free book, as I mentioned above, and I will receive a discount coupon for referring you. This will not increase the cost of anything for you.