Are You Reaping the Benefits of Coconut? - May 2016 Newsletter



May 2016



From the water to the oil to the meat, the coconut is one of the most beneficial foods you can have in your diet. Not only does it boost your immunity, but it also has antiviral, antibacterial, and anti-parasitic properties. By absorbing coconut in any one of its many delicious forms, you are helping your body to fight off potential illnesses. The plethora of nutritious fibers, minerals, and vitamins in coconuts provide us with the nutrients we need to live a healthy life. 
The palm tree, from which coconuts grow, has been referred to as “The Tree of Life” by Pacific Islanders for many years. Coconuts are the reason Tom Hanks survived on that island in Cast Away, right? The coconut is the Swiss Army knife of the plant kingdom. Contrary to popular belief, coconuts are actually drupes and not nuts like the name suggests. Drupes have three layers, each layer having the ability to perform a different function. For instance, the husk of the coconut can be braided into rope or used to make brushes, the meat can be consumed or made into oil, and the shell can be an instrument (Monty Python and the Holy Grail). Most of us are probably not picking coconuts off the palm and husking them ourselves, so we probably aren’t going to be braiding husks or making them into fishnets any time soon. 
Coconut meat, which packs 61% of dietary fiber, rivals most fiber sources like wheat bran, oat bran, and rice. It helps the body develop healthy bones and teeth because it aids the body’s ability to absorb calcium and magnesium. When it comes to digestion there are two types of carbohydrates, digestible and non-digestible. Digestible carbs have starch, sugar, and promote calories, while non-digestible carbs don’t contain calories. The body cannot digest the dietary fiber in coconuts, meaning that it has zero effect on blood sugar and no calories are derived from it. The fiber actually slows the release of glucose into the blood stream, which means that less insulin is required to transport glucose into cells, where it converts into energy. It improves insulin secretion and helps reduce sugar cravings. So you won’t be craving your favorite sweets if you snack on coconut. 

Basil Almond Pesto Pasta without Carbs



This is a healthy take on an Italian classic. It tastes so good that you won't even be thinking about how healthy it is. 

Pineapple Ginger Delight Juice 



Start your morning off with a healthy dose of antioxidants to promote better, overall health. 


Beet Juice As A
Natural Hair Dye???


There are many benefits to beet juice, but we all know that. Did you know that you can actually use beet juice as a natural hair dye? What?! Leave the chemicals behind to naturally color your hair. Mix together whipped coconut oil and the juice from two beets (you can add a carrot or two if you want an orange tint). Boil the beet juice down before mixing it with coconut oil in order to have a stronger dye. Put some plastic gloves on, so as not to stain your hands, and generously apply to your hair. Cover it with plastic wrap and let it sit for an hour. Rinse it with warm water and condition as normal.


Central Nervous System Formula


CNS can help your body cleanse itself, correct chemical imbalances, and filter toxins and waste from your system. This can aid you in your pursuit of optimal neurological, mental, and emotional health, as well as assisting your body in achieving and maintaining a healthy hormonal levels.



Enzymes Formula


Menstrual Flow


Folic Acid



"You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it."

— Maya Angelou

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