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Benefits From Using Coconut Oil – From Head to Toe, improve overall well-being

Benefits From Using Coconut Oil – From Head to Toe, improve overall well-being

Benefits From Using Coconut Oil
There are many BENEFITS FROM USING COCONUT OIL – FROM HEAD TO TOE including health, weight loss management, and overall well-being. In this article I will explore the many ways it can benefit you based off of information I have researched, not from a medical doctor or nutritionist. Some of these benefits have been scientifically proven and some may only be personally seen as a myth. I hope you find what I have to say is helpful, easy to understand, and beneficial for you and your healthy living goals.


Coconut Oil and Weight Loss

Coconut and Weight loss

Adding “Coconut Oil ” in a ketogenic diet (or a diet that’s rich in plants and wild meats), is a great way to lose weight fast. The recommended dose is 1 tablespoon a day. You can use it when cooking or just by adding it to one of my very own smoothie creations or one of yours.

How to mix coconut oil in your smoothie?  Watch this video.

When using coconut oil to cook with, you will find that your food will be juicier and more flavorful. This can be helpful when cooking those healthy tasteless meals that are sometimes dry. Coconut oil is one of those “Good Fats” that benefit you to eat. It contains fats such as monounsaturated fats also found in olive oil, nuts, avocado. This healthy fat can reduce high cholesterol, promotes good cholesterol, and digest slower boosting your metabolism for longer periods. The more energy you have the easier it is to lose weight

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Coconut Oil and Fitness

Energy & Endurance – Dr. Axe said “Coconut oil makes it easier for your body to burn fat for fuel. This is ideal for athletes because it’s the type of fat with a medium-chain fats that your body can use the fastest as fuel”, (remember it helps blood sugar level’s as well which plays a big part in energy and endurance).

Do you need that adrenaline rush without the caffeine and the crashing side effects? This is the best substitute for a natural energy booster and best of all, it can aid in building muscle mass when included in a ketogenic diet. Learn more about the ketogenic diet here.

Are you a coconut oil newbie? Take it slow, your body will let you know how much coconut oil it needs for that maximum muscle mass building benefit. Most people working towards building muscle mass start with 2 tablespoons of coconut oil per day and work up to about 3-6 tablespoons a day.

Other Benefits from Coconut Oil – Information taken from “Dr. Axe”

Scientific Facts:

  • Easy to digestEasier to digest
  • Not readily stored as fat
  • Anti-microbial and anti-fungal
  • Smaller in size, allowing easier cell permeability for immediate energy
  • Processed by the liver, which means that they are immediately converted to energy instead of being stored as fat

1. Fights Alzheimer’s – Can help overcome Alzheimer’s naturally by including in the diet

2. Lowers blood pressureLower blood pressure

3. Fights inflammation – Coconut Oil offers 3 types of fat your body needs more of to help fight off inflammation:

  • Medium-chain fatty acids
  • Omega 3 fatty acids, found in wild-caught salmon and chia seeds
  • Monounsaturated fats, found in things like avocados and almondsHealthy Fats

4. Cancer-fighting potential when following a coconut ketogenic diet along with plenty of green, leafy vegetables, and herbs like turmeric daily.;

Compounds like lauric acid, capric acid, and caprylic acid specifically fight Candida in the body and fungal overgrowth. Dr. Axe says that some doctors believe that cancer acts as a fungus in the body and spreads and replicates in your system.

5. Helps boost the immune system – 75% of your immune system is located in your gut, in your digestive tract.

Coconut oil and bone broth helps boost your immune system and supports digestive health

6. Memory & Brain FunctionBrain Health

7. Energy & Endurance – Coconut oil makes it easier for your body to burn fat for fuel – ideal for athletes because it’s the type of fat with a medium-chain fats that your body can use the fastest a fuel, (remember it helps blood sugar level’s as well which plays a big part in energy and endurance.

8. Improves digestion – Adding Coconut oil, bone broth, and certain herbs like licorice root, ginger root, peppermint in your diet will help improve your digestive system.

9. Eases Gallbladder disease and Liver issues – coconut oil can help ease gallbladder issues because it’s easier for your body do breakdown versus other fats including olive oil.

10. Improves skin health – coconut oil is a natural hydrator of the skin.

For acne issues you can mix coconut oil, manuka honey, and tea tree oil. Rub this mixture into the skin and washing it off is a great natural remedy for acne issues.

11. Prevents gum disease & tooth decay – “Coconut oil pulling,” can be more beneficial than flossing for fighting gum disease. Just take 1 tsp of coconut oil and swish it around in your mouth for a minute or two then spit it out in the garbage, not the sink (oil dose clog sinks).

The health of your mouth actually can play a big role in Make your teeth happypreventing things like heart disease along with other health issues of your entire body.

12. Prevents Osteoporosis – The beneficial fats found in coconut oil can help with the nutrient absorption of fat-soluble vitamins like Vitamin D and Vitamin K2, helping with the prevention of Osteoporosis.

13. Improves Type II Diabetes –Improves diabetic symptoms

Dr. Axe said, “If you want to balance those blood sugar levels and stay younger longer, you need to reduce sugar and carb consumption and consume fat, fiber, protein, and natural herbs in every meal diet.” This can potentially improve your overall health and Diabetes (Click here).

14. Weight Loss – Adding “Coconut Oil ” in a ketogenic diet (or a diet that’s rich in plants and wild meats), is a great way to lose weight fast. The recommended dose is 1 tablespoon a day. You can use it when cooking or just by adding it to your favorite smoothies. CLICK HERE for one of my favorite smoothie recipes.

Weight loss

Pure Coconut Oil vs Capsule Form – Pros and Cons

Coconut tree


The best coconut oil to buy is Organic Non-refined extra virgin Coconut Oil. You can cook with it, add to your coffee or smoothie, pop popcorn with it, swish it; whatever it takes to get your coconut oil fix for the day. I like to add it to my smoothie creations (click here for recipes), which I highly recommend. I also found a great website, “healthy oil planet” that use a variety of ingredients, I haven’t tried yet, but they sound delicious; Drink Away the Pounds with these Coconut Oil Weight Loss Shake Recipes.


My favorite way to take coconut oil is at its purest state, fresh out of the jar. It requires less to get the effect than if taking it in capsule form.

There are advantages of taking your dose in capsules. You can travel with it easier, making it easier to bring to work or on a trip. Taking your coconut oil by capsule when on the go would defiantly make life easier than carrying a jar of coconut oil around that could leak or be easily broken.


Some people may not be able to stomach the taste. The taste is a little more on the mild side compared to others, but the texture may not appeal to you. There are other alternatives for those of you that want to include coconut oil in their diets but can’t handle the taste. Coconut oil capsules would be a good substitute, but not as potent.

Low dosage per capsule – Depending on the amount of coconut oil you want to take in a day, you would need to take more capsules to get the same nutrients that are in 1 tablespoon of pour coconut oil.

Most soft gel capsules are usually made of gelatin that is from collagen. If you are following a vegan diet, then be aware that collagen can be made from animal bone and skin.

CLICK HERE for coconut oil supplements


How to Use Coconut Oil – Summary

  • Healthy Popcorn topping – pop it the traditional way in a pot using coconut oil and sea salt

Healthy Popcorn

  • Coffee Creamer
  • Smoothie Nutrient-Boosting Ingredient – For an energy boost right out of bed, try a smoothie with berries, bone broth protein powder and some coconut oil.
  • Skin MoisturizerSkin Care
  • Natural Makeup Remover
  • Coconut Oil Pulling

Coconut Oil Pulling

  • Cellulite Solution – mixing coconut oil with grapefruit essential oil, rubbing it on your skin rigorously or in circle motions and right up and down on an area where you have cellulite for two minutes, can be effective at reducing the appearance of cellulite.
  • Stretch Mark Reducer – You can mix coconut oil with juniper oil or frankincense oil and rub into the areas with stretch marksReduce Stretch Marks
  • Helps remove gum from hair

Gum in hair


Coconut Oil Video with “Dr. Axe”



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Authors Note



Hello Everyone,

I hope you found my article informational and rewarding. I have heard for the last several years about how good coconut oil is for you, but never thought much about it. I was sure missing out on something so great for me! My objective when writing this article was to share this great news with my audience because I didn’t want you to be left in the dark as I had been. The benefits of adding coconut oil goes on forever. It will be added to my everyday diet from here on out. Thanks for visiting my site. Please leave me any comments, suggestions, or questions in the reply box below.

Thanks and best of luck,


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About The Author


I live in North Carolina and I recently graduated in May 2017, from Davidson County Community College with a degree in Network and Cyber Security. I love working on websites and doing research which brings me here. I didn’t know much about fitness and everything involved in it to be fit. I soon realized that being in my 40’s and staying in shape is going to take a lot more work and support. That’s when I decided to build my website around my personal problem areas, with hopes that I will not only get rid of mine, but help others as well.


  1. Devara

    I would love to hear your thoughts on this article. I’m sure there’s more benefits from using coconut oil than what I found. I know one thing I missed is, it’s good for a deep conditioning treatment on our hair.
    Look forward to hearing from you,

  2. Curtis Henderson

    As a Type 2 Diabetic, I am always looking for things that will help me with that issue, that are not medications. This looks like a great idea for me. I love raw coconut meat so I am sure I will like this.
    Thank you for the very detailed information on this product.

    • Devara

      Hello Curtis,
      Thanks for visiting my site. I’m glad you found my article informative and helpful. I don’t have any experience with Diabetes and hope I never do, but I’ve found some good information to refer back to if I ever need it. I’m not sure what you are referring to when you say “raw coconut meat”. I’ve never heard it said that way. It’s something I will have to research a little.
      Thanks again and please stop back by for more great articles coming soon.

  3. Sharon

    Hi Devara,

    I used to apply coconut oil to my hair years ago before switching it to herb-infused olive oil. I didn’t know there were so many benefits to coconut oil. Perhaps I should switch back to it. Consuming it? Hmm, I am not too sure if I can take the taste but it is worth a try though. Let’s see if there is a smaller tub which I can buy to try out.

    Thanks for sharing its many health benefits.


    • Devara

      Hi Sharon,

      The oil isn’t so bad when mixed in a smoothie, but I can’t take it by itself. The is smaller quantities that you can buy, I just placed the better deal on my post.  If you click on the item it’ll take you to Amazon where you can chose the best size quantity for you.  If you’ve never consumed it before I would recommend the smaller container or capsules.

      Thanks for visiting my site,


  4. Jessica

    So I just bought a Jar of coconut oil to try. My question is that the consistency in the jar is hardened, not liquid like you buy olive oil. So I had a hard time getting it to mix with other ingredients when I tried to put it in my smoothie. Did I buy the wrong kind??

    • Devara

      Hi Jessica,
      Thanks for the great questions? This is something I should have included in my article.
      It sounds like you bought the right coconut oil. The coconut oil that comes in liquid form is not as good as the solid. When it is sold in a liquefied state, some of the fatty acids are eliminated from the oil. Those fatty acids are what makes coconut oil so great! All saturated fats should be soild at room temperature.
      If you are wanting to mix it in something like a smoothie, you can melt the oil “gently” so that its not too hot. Then slowly pour the oil into your blender while it’s in motion. Your smoothie should come out creamy as ever with no clumps of the coconut oil in it.
      Please let me know if this helps resolve your issues.
      Thanks so much and take care,

    • Devara

      Hi Jessica,
      I added a short YouTube video on my article showing how to add coconut oil to a smoothie. I hope this helps.


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