Coconut Oil is one the few foods that can be classified as a “superfood.” Its unique combination of fatty acids can have profound positive effects on health. This includes fat loss, better brain function and various other amazing benefits of coconut oil. There has been a lot of controversy surrounding coconut oil for a very long time due to the large amounts of saturated fat. Coconut Oil is known for large amounts of fatty acids which 90% of them are saturated fat. However new data is showing that saturated fats are harmless. Many studies that include hundreds of thousands of people prove that the whole “artery clogging” idea was a myth. Coconut oil doesn’t contain your average run-of-the-mill saturated fats like you would find in cheese or steak, they actually contain so-called Medium Chain Triglycerides, which are fatty acids of medium length. These medium length fatty acids are metabolized differently than others, they go straight to the liver from the digestive tract, where they are used as a quick source energy or turned into so-called ketone bodies, which can have therapeutic effects on brain disorders like epilepsy and Alzheimer’s. Coconut oil can also increase your energy levels which directly effects weight loss. One study found that 15-30 grams of MCT’s (which is found in coconut oil) per day increased 24 hour energy expenditure by 5% totaling about 120 calories per day. Almost 50% of the fatty acids in coconut oil is the 12-carbon Lauric Acid. When coconut oil is enzymatically digested, it also forms a monogyceride called monolaurin. Both lauric acid and monolaurin can kill harmful pathogens like bacteria, viruses and fungi. Another amazing benefit of coconut oil is the fact that it can actually kill your hunger. Studies have shown that men eating most MCT’s ate 256 fewer calories per day, on average. Another study in 14 healthy men discovered that those who ate the most MCT’s at breakfast ate significantly fewer calories at lunch. Saturated fats raise HDL (the good) cholesterol and change the LDL cholesterol to a benign subtype. In one study in 40 women, coconut oil reduced Total and LDL cholesterol while increasing HDL compared to soybean oil. There are also rat studies showing that coconut oil reduces triglycerides, total and LDL cholesterol, increases HDL and improves blood coagulation factors and antioxidant status. This improvement in cardiovascular risk factors should theoretically lead to a reduced risk of heart disease over the long term. Many people are using coconut oil for cosmetic purposes and to improve the health and appearance of their skin and hair. Studies on individuals with dry skin show that coconut oil can improve the moisture and lipid content of the skin. The Amazing benefits of coconut oil is endless, this great product can increase your weight loss, improve your health, and also provide protection against hair damage, moisturize skin and function as a sunscreen. Here at HEALTHandMED.com we carry some of the best coconut oil around, ReZealiant Living’s, Living Coconut. To try out this great product visit http://www.healthandmed.com/p-2935-rezealiant-living-living-coconut-oil-18oz.aspx!
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Here at HEALTHandMED.com we are pleased to announce the release of our brand new IonizeMe Elite! This amazing new Ionic Foot Detox machine is a simplified, bulked up version of our great Ionic Foot Detox machine that we sell already. This machine comes with a FIVE YEAR WARRANTY and is so simple, anyone can operate it! This machine comes with two great therapies in one device, Ionic Foot Detox and FAR Infrared Therapy. During foot detox sessions, you can use the FIR belt to relieve muscle aches, increase the cell’s activities and increase blood circulation. FIR belt may also be used independent of the ionic foot detox. Three different intensity levels are available. It also comes with a carrying case to keep that nice professional appearance, prevents damage to the foot bath system and helps to keep your foot detox accessories organized. Unit operates at 110v (users in the UK/Australia will need a Step-Down Transformer to run the unit). Very safe to operate with safety features like a grounded cable, over-current protection, fuse protection, short circuit protection, and over temperature protection. No wrist strap required. Operates at 17 volts and 1.0 – 2.5 amps. The IonizeMe Elite also comes with Free Expert Detox Phone Consultation to maximize your results from detox. Bonnie Rose, CRT is available by phone to help customize a treatment program for your situation or answer questions. Two 30-50 session Arrays, Power Cord Integrated into the machine, step by step instructional DVD produced by HEALTHandMED, step by step operating instructions that make learning to use the foot bath system simple and easy, fourteen page booklet complete with protocols, best practices and background information on ionic foot detox and five year warranty covering defects in material and workmanship on the machine. Check it out here at http://www.healthandmed.com/p-3405-ionizeme-elite-professional-ionic-detox-foot-bath-no-wrist-strap-dvd.aspx
Todays Blog posting is centered around the on-going battle between Detox and Diet. Detox vs Diet-The Ultimate Battle of Weight Loss. With the amount of information each and every person receives on a daily basis due to social media, it is quite hard to determine between fact and fiction. Especially when it comes to health and fitness. On a daily basis we troll social media avenues like Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest to see what will work best for our clients so we can provide the best service possible. During these trolling sessions we run across hundreds and thousands of “do it yourself” bloggers who say they have a great new ways for you to lose weight. Now we hope that our customers are a little too picky about their bodies to take some random bloggers advice as gospel but just to be sure we wanted to write this blog to help you sort through the “fat” no pun intended. To start off lets define the difference between Detox and Diet. “Diet” technically means to restrict oneself to small amounts or special kinds of food in order to lose weight. “Detoxify” is defined as changing eating habits in an attempt to remove toxic substances or qualites. The problem is that many of us think of “detox” as a noun, as in to do “a detox” for a few days here and there. We emphasize a “detox” in the verb form, ie detoxing continually, as we also amass toxins constantly. Diets focus on what you are eating and how much you are eating. Common diet’s out there keep you to a certain alloted amount of calories on a daily basis and filter out common foods like meat’s, bread’s, and sugar’s. The problem we have with this type of diet is that it is not substainable to most. The average person that loses weight on a calorie limiting diet will bounce back up to their prior weight or more due to the strict limitations of food. “I lost 10 lbs in the last two weeks! I think I deserve a candy bar…or 3.” This type of mentality is the problem with diets, and leads to people trying numerous diets written by numerous people that may or may not have the authority or knowledge to design. Another major problem with calorie alloted dieting is the LACK OF FOOD! You may lose 10-20 lbs but your energy levels are down, your skin and nails weaken, hair begins to fall out, and your overall feeling of wellness is plummeted into a dark abyss of malnutrition. Detoxification on the other hand has numerous benefits if you do it CORRECTLY! Detoxing should be a constant plan in your lifestyle to stay healthy and clean yourself of unwanted toxins in your system. On a constant basis we are absorbing toxins into our body that cause numerous health problems and yet the misconception of a detox being a one time thing still exists. The focus should instead be on creating a proper nutrition plan that will crave all the urges you have for every kind of food, creating stability, and sustainability. Antioxidant-rich, fibrous natural foods in your diet will constantly detoxify your body by removing all of those unwanted toxins and chemicals that do not belong in your body. Detoxification is a natural process that your body is constantly doing, it just needs a little aid from you to help it run smoother and faster. Detoxification done properly will help you naturally lose weight with no malnutrition, and will better your general health and wellness much more than your standard diet. When planning on losing weight or starting a diet or detox, remember think of it in terms of length compared to immediate reward. Detox vs Diet-The Ultimate Battle of Weight Loss, who do you think will prevail?
HealthandMed.com followers do you have unwanted skin damage that you would love to receive treatments on but cannot afford the costly expense? Well we are here to provide you with a At Home remedy to your problems! One of our excellent products that we continue to sell here at HealthandMed.com is our At Home Microdermabrasion Machine. Get rid of that unwanted skin damage in the privacy of your own home with your own personal Microdermabrasion machine. This cost efficient machine will save you money and time while giving you that beautiful glowing skin at a fraction of the cost! Also included to help you better understand your personal Microdermabrasion machine is our one of a kind instructional DVD. Professional tutorial training on the HEALTHandMED microdermabrasion systems by Master Estheticians from The Skin Institute Esthetics School. Comprehensive Set Up and Troubleshooting included. Learn the skills you need to get the best results from your diamond microdermabrasion system.
We have and continue to work hard to help our customers understand and correctly use their foot baths. This past week we finished creating a DVD showing live video and audio for each machine we sell. This DVD is a step by step guide of how to use your machine, how to troubleshoot it, and how to take care of your machine and arrays. This DVD is FREE with every purchase of a HEALTHandMED ionic detox foot bath system. It is also available for individual purchase here. If you have any other questions please leave them in the comments and we will address them in our next frequently asked questions post.
Our New Instructional DVD walks you through each step of using our ionic foot detox machines from what to bring for your session to filling the basin and adding the salt.
- Step by Step of the following systems: FB321, FB401, FB622B, FB621, FB631, FB632, FBPRO, FB802, FB102, FB804 and FB803.
- In-Depth Troubleshooting
- Array Cleaning Instructions
Yesterday, my 17 year old daughter discovered that our cat had caught herself a rabbit. She then took this opportunity to dissect the rabbit (I wonder if she will be a Veterinarian some day). But, in her enthusiam for discovering the rabbit brain, the scalpel cut deep into her hand, so that we could see the fatty tissue of the hand quite a lot. We quickly got a rag and put some pressure onto it and got her inside. Then we got out the jar of Redmond Clay and put her cut into a bowl of the clay. At our house, we always have some Redmond Clay pre-mixed and ready for use. In my opinion, Redmond Clay should be found in all first aid kits. The pain left as soon as the clay touched her hand! After a few minutes, she left the clay and got up to wash her hand and inspect the damage. While her hand was under water, she noticed just how deep the cut is. It was bleeding quite a bit and throbbing a lot! After she was done cleaning herself up, we put a glob of clay onto the cut and then wrapped her wrist and hand in plastic wrap and then a bandage. OH, and she has absolutely zero pain or throbbing with the clay on! Today, her hand looks like a raisin, but it the wound is closing up and healing. I love Redmond Clay — it my favorite product lately! It has hundreds of applications.
Now available with Red, Blue, and Yellow Light Therapy! Most older models will only perform Red and Blue Light Therapy.
420 LEDs total! Approximately 140 LEDs of each color.
Helps reduce wrinkles, spots, fine lines, reduces inflammation, fights acne, reduces scars, helps with skin cell repair, and more.
Includes 1 Year Warranty!
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