Oils

 
  Rice Bran Reduces Body Fat, Bad Cholesterol, Artery Damage  

Rice Bran Reduces Body Fat, Bad Cholesterol, Artery Damage
Rice bran is a healthy way to help you lose weight, improve your cholesterol levels and increase the health of your arteries. It also supplies a vast number of nutrients, phytochemicals and other healthy compounds. And for a supplement it’s fairly cheap. Sounds like a win-win-win right?

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  15 Reasons to Keep Coconut Oil in Your Bathroom  

15 Reasons to Keep Coconut Oil in Your Bathroom
While multiple companies manufacture and market “new and improved” consumer goods that we use every day, such as soap, toothpaste, deodorant and body lotion, one of the best and most natural products has been right under our noses, so to speak.

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  Reverse the effects of a fatty diet with fish oil supplements  

Reverse the effects of a fatty diet with fish oil supplements
Fish oil has been held in high regard for its myriad of health benefits for a number of years now. Hearing it is good for youis really no surprise, but we are really just beginning to understand how beneficial it truly is.

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  A Key Healthy Saturated Fat and Lipid Regulator  

A Key Healthy Saturated Fat and Lipid Regulator
Emerging science reveals palmitoleic acid’s role as a key regulator of fats in the body

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  vegetable-oils  

Vegetable oils cause cancer, heart disease, diabetes and more: Use these healthy alternatives instead
Vegetables oils have been heralded as a healthy alternative to using normal fat when cooking. However, it turns out that vegetable oils are not all they're cracked up to be when it comes down to it. We've all been told, even by government and medical associations, to use more vegetable seed and bean oils, such as soybean, corn, safflower and canola.

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Coconut Oil and Other Saturated Fats Are Essential for Health
Saturated fats are commonly solid fats like animal and dairy fats and plant fats like nuts, avocado, and coconut oil. Unprocessed coconut oil remains solid up to 76 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Birch Essential Oil for Arthritis, Muscle and Joint Pain

Once you move beyond the basic, everyday essential oils that we all know and love, it becomes time to explore some of the oils that solve specific ailments. In my own exploration of essential oils, a specific ailment high on my list was relief from muscle and joint pain.

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External Flaxseed Oil Treats Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is considered mysterious to conventional medicine. Now we find proof that nature helps solve the riddle of the carpal tunnel by virtue of flaxseed oil - also referred to as linseed oil.

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Health Basics: Processed ‘Vegetable’ Oils Fuel Inflammation and Cancer

What if you bought a brand new car or truck and you immediately filled it with used oil and ethanol-laden gasoline? How soon would you experience major engine malfunctions, and how soon compared to a new car that you gave only the cleanest oil and gas possible? Many people perceive vegetable oils as healthy, but excessive consumption of vegetable oils leads to actual structural changes within our fat stores and within our cell membranes.

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No more toxic fungicide: Oregano essential oil protects corn crops from fungal infections

For those concerned about crops being infected with fungus, as is the case in Argentina where the combination of slow-drying corn kernels and the area's wet weather conditions wreak havoc on corn, the solution may be in common essential oils. In particular, oregano essential oil has been found to protect corn crops from fungal infections.

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Oil pulling: A cheap, easy and effective solution to health woes? Modern research says yes

Dating back thousands of years in Ayurvedic medicine, oil pulling may seem like an unlikely curative miracle due to its simplicity. Yet practitioners of the therapy laud its effectiveness in healing everything from AIDS to diabetes, and heart disease to leukaemia. Testimonials aside, scientific research has shown oil pulling can vastly improve the condition of the gums and teeth by reducing dental bacteria, viruses and fungi - which in turn fosters overall health.

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Olive oil protects heart from air pollution, lowers blood pressure

The Mediterranean Diet has received plenty of praise in recent years for its role in protecting against disease. And two new studies provide further clarity as to why this is the case, having found that the olive oil component of the popular diet helps to not only protect against the damaging effects of environmental pollution but also lower blood pressure in people who consume it alongside nitrate-rich vegetables.

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Let Food Be Your Cosmetic: Coconut Oil Outperforms Dangerous Petroleum Body Care Products

What you put on your skin goes directly into your body. Indeed, human autopsy studies have shown that mineral oil widely permeates our internal organs; major moisturiser brands have been found to cause tumour formation in treated animals. All the more reason why we need healthy "food cosmetics" as alternatives to petroleum-derived body care products.

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Chicken farmer uses oregano oil, cinnamon in place of antibiotics

Chicken and oregano may seem like an obvious pairing to culinary enthusiasts, but at least one Pennsylvania farm is demonstrating its extraordinary health benefits in food production as well. For three years or so, chickens at Bell & Evans have been dining on a special feed laced with oregano oil and cinnamon, to protect against the bacterial diseases all too common among commercial food producers.

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Choosing the best oils for your health

Contrary to popular belief, not all fat is bad for your health. Many fats, in fact, actually promote healthy weight maintenance and a well-functioning cardiovascular and nervous system, among many other benefits. But with so much misinformation out there about the nature of fats and oils, it can be difficult for many people to make sense of the issue, to the detriment of their own health.

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