Benefits of Coconut Oil

Benefits of Coconut Oil

A lot of my recipes call for Extra Virgin Coconut Oil.  Coconut oil is so good for you!  I feel like it is one of the things that has helped me with my inflammation and pain.

Ideally you should eat about 2 tablespoons a day.  That may sound like a lot but as you start to cook with it you might be surprised at how often you can put it in your diet.

Here is a list of some of the benefits that I feel are important.

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Do you want to live to be 100?

A few years ago I was asked if I wanted to live to be 100 years old.  The answer is simple.  Yes, if I am healthy.  Will I live to be 100?  Be healthy?  Have disease? Cancer? Diabetes? Arthritis?  I don’t know for sure, but one thing I do know.  My chances are pretty good that I will be healthy.  That I will not have these diseases.  When I die I want to die healthy.  I don’t want to be sick and miserable.

Does the food we eat really affect our health?  I believe that it does completely!

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Wild flower hike

Last weekend my husband and I went on a wild flower hike at Brighton ski resort here in Utah.  It was beautiful!  They had 4 levels of hikes, beginner, easy, intermediate, and advanced.  We decided to try the advanced hike.  I wasn’t sure if I was going to be able to do an advanced hike. But the advanced hike went to the lake and I really wanted to hike to the lake. I don’t know that it was really advanced but it was a beautiful hike.  And I was able to do it!  I feel so accomplished every time I do something like this.

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Nutrition

Nutrition

I want to talk a minute about the food we eat and nutrition.  There are so many “diets” out there.  You hear eggs are good for you.  No, eggs are not good for you.  Gluten free is the way to go.  Grains are healthy.  Carbs are good.  Carbs are not good.  Meat is healthy.  Meat is unhealthy.  Butter is good.  Butter is not good for you.  We can go on and on with the things we hear and the contradictions we hear.

This is how I feel about nutrition and the food you eat.  First, is it natural or man made?  Anything natural is good for you as long as it has not been altered or processed.  Basically, is it in it’s whole form.

I have fibromyalgia and arthritis.  I have been able to put it in remission for over 6 years.  You can read about how I started on this path here.

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