My Trips to the Hospital

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My Trips to the Hospital

Hi, I'm Cari. When I was a teenager, my best friend Claire's mom got cancer. I started offering to take Deb (the mom) to the hospital for her treatments to help give the family a break. They had all been in and out of the hospital so much, and since I'm basically family to them, it was nice to support Deb and Claire. Not to mention, I was able to learn a lot about different medical topics just be listening and watching while waiting in the hospital. It was fascinating. To everyone's joy, after a long and hard two years, Deb finally beat cancer! I decided to start this blog as a memorial to all those who have struggled with health problems and as a resource to for anyone who needs to know more about hospitals and treatments.



What Does Your Doctor Have To Say About Coconut Oil?

Everywhere you go, people are raving about the many benefits and perks of coconut oil. Could this information be true? Before you put your faith and money into the healing properties of this common household product, ask your doctor how coconut oil can be used to improve well-being.

Ask your family provider about the potential benefits of coconut oil, including:

For good health. The fatty acids in coconut oil have some amazing medicinal qualities, according to many doctors and healthcare providers. Furthermore, there is some evidence that eating coconut oil can improve blood pressure and potentially lower your cholesterol, too.

For shinier hair. Coconut oil also has some benefits for hair, too, and you will notice how much shinier and smooth your hair is when used. Apply it when you shampoo as a conditioner, leave on for 30-minutes and rinse well with plenty of warm water. You can also use coconut oil as a leave-in conditioner, rubbing a dime-sized amount through your hair well when styling.

For clearer skin. Some physicians endorse coconut oil to clear up acne on skin or a rash. Make an easy scrub using equal parts of coconut oil and organic sea salt; apply to your skin and rub gently, exfoliating any dead or dry skin. Wash your face well with warm water, then splash with cold water to close up open pores.

For first aid. Rub coconut oil on a sunburn or wound for instant relief that will also help reduce the looks of scars later on. Coconut oil can kill bacteria, pathogens, and microorganisms which could help you to avoid illness and prevent infections.  Check with your physician about using it on deep wounds, as it may not be recommended for severe injuries.

For weight loss. Coconut oil may seem like a no-no when it comes to dieting, but it is suggested that this oil can help you reach your weight loss goals. The fatty acids in coconut oil can leave you feeling fuller and more satisfied, and it is reported to suppress appetites in many individuals. The medium-chain triglycerides or MCTs can increase your metabolism which may lead to weight loss.

With so many reported benefits, it makes sense to try coconut oil for yourself. Talk with your family doctor about the benefits and health advantages of using coconut oil, and ask about specific applications that could potentially improve your own health and well-being.