Good-morning, kittens & dawgs! I crawled out of bed at 5am to a bone chilling 7℉. What a way to start the day! For the next few days Knoxvillans will think they are in a freezer.
Amanda from SelfSagacity and I are teaming up to bring to you our combined memes into a brand new hop called…
At the moment, this is still a work-in-progress venture. For those of you who have been so faithful in keeping with Amanda’s Thursday Two Questions, then keep doing what you been doing as nothing has changed. At this point, we don’t have an official button for the hop, so please bear patiences with us as we decide.
I use Grammarly’s plagiarism checker because sometimes it pays to let the cat out of the bag. When I think of coconut the first thing that always comes to mind is the commercial jingle…
I know coconut oil is receiving positive press on its many benefits, but the one thing that interested me initially is its use for personal lubrication. Its natural with no additives or perfumes.
On Sunday afternoon, we ventured to Earth’s Fare to buy some. The only thing I knew was I wanted expeller cold-pressed extra-virgin coconut oil. Our local whole food store did not have a lot to choice from, but after studying the labels we came to a decision based on the store’s supply. We bought two brands: Nutiva and Garden of Life.
I wasn’t totally flying by the seat of my pants on this venture. A few days prior, I stumbled upon the hard working of one woman who did quite a bit of coconut oil testing. She listed her recommendations; if you would like the low down on her discoveries, then click here.
However, I was very surprised to learn about the health-boosting properties from the oil of this nut. Unlike other fats, coconut is good for your heart. I have a good ticker, but others aren’t as fortunate. Coconut oil can help to restore your thyroid with better insulin use by the body and boosts the metabolism. Did you know that when the thyroid doesn’t work properly, then it increases your cholesterol levels? Of course, we all know when the thyroid isn’t functioning properly weight gain is one of the side effects. Another reason to get your thyroid back on track.
One thing that particularly fascinated me was by incorporating coconut oil in your diet breaks down healthy fats in the liver for energy and I found out it helps to reduce that stubborn belly fat. Hallelujah, I am all for that! Also, the antioxidant action of coconut oil helps our body to cease the damage to our skin. Could this mean, I have found the Fountain of Youth? Probably not, but anything I can do to stop unneeded aging then count me in! The oil has been found to be a good moisturizer for the skin and hair, aids in digestion (great for people such as myself with an intestinal disorder), brain function, and it’s an anti-viral/bacterial/fungal fighter.
Armed with these little perks of coconut oil, I made myself a lab rat. Yesterday, I started eating straight from the bottle, 2-tablespoons of coconut oil. I am not sure how soon I will see the effects of my personal science experiment, but as I see developments I plan to reveal my findings.
2. What prompted you to begin using coconut oil?
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Not long ago, I converted my children’s book to e-format ($1.99). That’s isn’t a bad deal. Now, it’s even better! For the entire month of June, I’m running a $0.99 cent special! At checkout, be sure to enter Coupon Code: NE47C to get the 50% off savings!
Wait, there is more…
If you would like a personally autographed copy of my book ($7.99 MSRP) from my personal reserve, then I’m going to extend the 50% off offer to those who buy the e-book version. Your cost will be $4.00 plus shipping/handling.
To complete the special pricing a manual PayPal invoice will need to be generated. This is easy-peasy! All you’ll need to do is send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll be happy to do this for you.
NOTE: This offer is effective only while supply lasts or until June 30, 2012 which ever comes first.
Okay, I’m not talking about CCR’s hit song. In fact, at 11:35 p.m. on May 5th there will be a full moon. It won’t be like any other full moon. As pictured below in 2011, we had a similar occurrence.
The Bible describes the moon as the lesser light of the night. This Saturday, the moon will come within 221,802 miles from Earth and predicted to be 16% brighter than normal.
Scientist report there is no reason for alarm. The slight distance difference isn’t enough to cause any weird acts of Mother Nature. However, it should be an excellent opportunity for sky gazers to view a spectacularly bright and big moon nicknamed, Supermoon.
Get ready and get your camera out! 😉
25 very useful ways to use coffee filters:
I have not used coffee filters in these sorts of capacity other than in a coffee maker but I certainly will consider some of these some time. Good ideas!