Coconut oil (organic, virgin) uses and benefits

I love this stuff. I use it to replace butter in cookies, sauté shrimp, use it in stir fries and curries occasionally, and I also use it in the massage therapy room. A dentist client says swoosh it through your teeth for up to 20 minutes to decrease dental issues and infections. Have you tried this? It’s almost impossible! Luckily, eating it is good for you too. Here are some more  benefits to coconut oil. Mostly because they are medium chain saturated fatty acids and are metabolized differently, they affect one’s health more positively than animal-derived long-chain saturated fats.  The references from the site are from medical studies reported in the NIH, so they are not unsubstantiated or unscientific claims. Data suggest coconut oil is associated with decreased abdominal fat, and appetite suppression, antibacterial action, and other uses  such as insect repellant and stain remover.

In other uses, I use it as a make-up remover after performances, and as a skin lubricant in the massage therapy studio (for non allergic clients). As with anything you put in/on your body, make sure you get the good stuff. Organic and virgin unrefined coconut oil only.