Pain reflects existence of a problem….
Opioids reduce the intensity of pain signals reaching the brain and affect those areas of the brain that control emotion and diminish the effects of a painful stimulus….Medications that fall within this class include hydrocodone, (Vicodin), oxycodone (OxyContin, Percocet), morphine, and codeine….
While coconut oil has dragged itself out of the muck of vast misrepresentation over the past few years, it still rarely gets the appreciation it truly deserves. Not just a “good” saturated fat, coconut oil is an exceptional healing agent as well, with loads of useful health applications.
Some examples of “good” saturated fat include
- Fat-burning: Ironic, isn’t it? A saturated fat which can accelerate the loss of midsection fat (the most dangerous kind). Well, there are now two solid, human studies showing just two tablespoons a day (30 ml), in both men and women, is capable of reducing belly fat within 1-3 months.
- Brain-Boosting: A now famous study, published in 2006 in the journal Neurobiology of Aging, showed that the administration of medium chain triglycerides (most plentifully found in coconut oil) in 20 subjects with Alzheimer’s disease or mild cognitive impairment, resulted in significant increases in ketone bodies (within only 90 minutes after treatment) associated with measurable cognitive improvement in those with less severe cognitive dysfunction.
- Clearing Head Lice: When combined with anise spray, coconut oil was found to be superior to the insecticide permethrin (.43%).[ii]
Article Summary: To be healthy, you must be connected physically, emotionally and spiritually…this is the goal of Chiropractic.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
You were born to express vibrant physical, mental, and spiritual health—to radiate vitality, harmony, peace, joy, optimism, strength, love and healing at any age. This is your natural state! Yet disharmony, illness, disease, depression, fatigue, emotional isolation and spiritual disconnection touch so many lives. Too many of us walk this earth with our bodies, hearts and souls in pain.