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Chaparral Infused Coconut Oil

去年のRaw Fes 2009で出会ったココナッツオイル。
私が買ったのはこの↓Chaparral Infused Coconut Oil

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Chapparralとはヨモギ属の植物で頭髪、にきび、湿疹など肌に良いとのこと。
肌の保湿、日焼け、肌のかゆみ、髪のホットオイルトリートメントとして使用できる。
それに肝臓や血液のクレンジングに良く働くという。

その当時、肌の調子が悪化していたのと、治すために肝臓のクレンジングが必要だったため、このココナッツオイルも使ってみることに決めた。


毎日少しづつスープに混ぜたり、サラダのドレッシングに混ぜたりと使ってみた。
保湿効果があるおかげか、かさかさだった肌に少しづつ潤いが戻ってきたのを覚えている。

詳しい詳細はこちら(English)
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by yummy-girl | 2010-02-25 06:22 | 日々の変化

Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil Health Benefits

The Healing Benefits of Coconut Oil


Coconut
oil has been used as cooking oil for thousands of years.


Popular cookbooks advertised
it at the end of the 19th century. Then came the anti-saturated fat campaign
and the promotion of polyunsaturated fats, such as flaxseed, canola,
soybean, safflower, corn, and other seed and nut oils plus their partially
hydrogenated counterparts (margarine, "I can't believe it's not
butter", etc.) as the way to go.



Indeed, saturated fats have been
supposedly causally linked to high cholesterol and heart disease, multiple
sclerosis and other bad health conditions. I don't know how anyone came
to this conclusion, since it would be hard to find a person in America
who has a high saturated fat diet. Why? Because nearly all commercial
foods, including bread, crackers, chips, dips, many candies, zero cholesterol
coffee creamers, all mayonnaise and all salad dressings, many pastries
and ice creams, most dietetic (for weight loss or diabetes) "foods",
many cereals, and nearly all crunchy snacks contain either polyunsaturated
or partially hydrogenated fats (which contain some margarine and some
of the unsaturated fat mixed together).



These foods are often advertised
as healthy "all vegetarian," "no-cholesterol" foods.
Even the so-called saturated fat in commercial meat is partly unsaturated
because most cows are fed corn and soybeans, both of which contain unsaturated
oils. Are there any people who live on saturated fats who are
healthy? Yes! People who live in tropical climates and who have a diet
high in coconut oil are healthier, have less heart disease, cancer, colon
problems and so on, than unsaturated fat eaters. Two such groups of people
include those from Melanesia and the Yucatan. These people are slightly
hyperthyroid because of the thyroid stimulating effects of coconut oil
plus a diet which includes protein (fish) and adequate fruit (stimulates
thyroid function).

Can you eat unsaturated fats and get away with
it?


It all depends.
The Eskimos ate cold-water fish, high in unsaturated oils BUT they
also ate the whole animal, including the animal head, brain, thyroid
glands, etc. and got the hormones from these glandulars. This caused
them to become hyperthyroid, 25% higher than Americans, and they were
classified as "pathologically hyperthyroid" by standard medical
definition. However, this so-called pathological condition allowed
them to burn the unsaturated fats in the foods they ate. If you are
not an Eskimo and eat mainly an unsaturated fat diet, you may be in
trouble.


Now you know why I wonder how anyone can associate high cholesterol
or saturated fats with heart disease, multiple sclerosis or any disease.
Over the past 40 years, Americans have increased their consumption
of unsaturated fats and partially hydrogenated fats and have decreased
their consumption of saturated fatty acids and butter. Lauric acid,
the major fatty acid in coconut oil and breast milk, is rarely present
in the American diet.



Yet saturated fats are still being called the
health culprits while grocery stores abound with many kinds of seed
and nut oils. Many have been told that if the unsaturated oil is
unprocessed, it is safe. This is untrue. The harmful effects of unsaturated
oil lie in their unsaturation, or the presence of many double bonds,
which are very labile and easily peroxidized (become rancid inside
the body). Details of this are given in the report on unsaturated oils.
Here is a summary of the health benefits of coconut oil. In general,
coconut oil stimulates thyroid function and has wonderful antiseptic
properties.


The Stability of Coconut Oil

Unsaturated oils in cooked foods become rancid in just a few hours,
even in the refrigerator, one reason for the "stale" taste
of leftovers. However, according to Peat, eating fresh unsaturated
fats is even worse, because once inside the body, they will oxidize
(turn rancid) very rapidly due to being heated and mixed with oxygen.
Not so with coconut oil. Even after one year at room temperature, coconut
oil shows no evidence of rancidity even though it contains 9% linoleic
(omega - 6) polyunsaturated acid. Peat theorizes that coconut oil may
have antioxidant properties, since the oil doesn't turn rancid and
since it reduces our need for vitamin E, whereas unsaturated oils deplete
vitamin E.



Anti-Aging Effects of Coconut Oil

Many researchers have reported that coconut oil lowers cholesterol
(Blackburn et al 1988, Ahrens and colleagues, 1957). In 1981, Prior
et al. showed that islanders with a diet high in coconut oil showed
no harmful health effects. When these groups migrated to New Zealand
and lowered their daily coconut oil intake, their total cholesterol
and especially their LDL cholesterol - the so-called evil one - increased.
The cholesterol-lowering properties of coconut oil are a direct result
of its ability to stimulate thyroid function. In the presence of adequate
thyroid hormone, cholesterol (specifically LDL-cholesterol) is converted
by enzymatic processes to the vitally necessary anti-aging steroids,
pregnenolone, progesterone and DHEA. These substances are required
to help prevent heart disease, senility, obesity, cancer and other
diseases associated with aging and chronic degenerative diseases.

Weight Loss Stimulating Properties of Coconut Oil




In the 1940's farmers tried coconut oil to fatten their animals but
discovered that it made them lean and active and increased their appetite.
Whoops! Then they tried an anti-thyroid drug. It made the livestock
fat with less food but was found to be a carcinogen (cancer causing
drug). In the late 1940's, it was found that the same anti-thyroid
effect could be achieved by simply feeding animals soybeans and corn.



Anti-Cancer Effects of Coconut Oil

In 1987 Lim-Sylianco published a 50-year literature review showing
the anti-cancer effects of coconut oil. In chemically induced cancers
of the colon and breast, coconut oil was by far more protective than
unsaturated oils. For example 32% of corn oil eaters got colon cancer
whereas only 3% of coconut oil eaters got the cancer. Animals fed unsaturated
oils had more tumors. This shows the thyroid-suppressive and hence,
immuno-suppressive effect of unsaturated oils. (Cohen et al. 1986).



When Albert Schweitzer operated his clinic in tropical Africa, he
said that it was many years before he saw a single case of cancer.
He believed that the appearance of cancer was caused by introduction
of the European diet to the Africans. Many studies since the 1920's
have shown an association between consumption of unsaturated oils and
the incidence of cancer.

Antimicrobial (Antiseptic) Effects of Coconut Oil




Coconut oil contains medium chain fatty acids such as lauric (C-12),
caprylic (C-10) and myristic (C-14) acids. Of these three, coconut
oil contains 40% lauric acid, which has the greater anti-viral activity
of these three fatty acids. Lauric acid is so disease fighting that
it is present in breast milk. The body converts lauric acid to a fatty
acid derivative (monolaurin), which is the substance that protects
infants from viral, bacterial or protozoal infections. This was recognized
and reported in 1966.



Work by Hierholzer and Kabara (1982)
showed that monolaurin has virucidal effects on RNA and DNA viruses,
which are surrounded by a lipid membrane. In addition to these RNA
and DNA viruses, in 1978, Kabara and others reported that certain
medium chain fatty acids, such as lauric acid have adverse effects
on other pathogenic microorganisms, including bacteria, yeast and fungi.
These fatty acids and their derivatives actually disrupt the lipid
membranes of the organisms and thus inactivate them. This deactivation
process also occurs in human and bovine milk when fatty acids are added
to them.





For further reading try the

Coconut Oil White Paper by John Kabara,

an internationally recognized expert in tropical oils.

Cocopura - Raw, Organic, Ethical



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by yummy-girl | 2010-02-25 05:57 | ローフード

クレープ

バレンタインデーにいただいたもの。私の大好きなクレープ。
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上にはチョコレートがかかってて、そして横にはチョコレートアイスクリーム。
甘さも控えめなになっていて美味しくいただいた。
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by yummy-girl | 2010-02-17 11:53 | ローフード
知り合いの誕生日。
バースデーケーキを作ることになった。
周りにはチョコレート、中にはチョコレートクリームとラズベリークリーム。
そして上にはストロベリー。
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Happy Birthday!
素敵な誕生日になりますように・・・。
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by yummy-girl | 2010-02-12 13:55 | ローフード

大雪

2月10日。
予報で大雪になる・・・と言っていたが、ホントになった。
多くの学校はこの日の為、事前にクローズすることを決めていたらしい。
うちの前も真っ白だった。
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こんな日に外に出る人もいないだろう・・・
いつも人がいるはずのうちの近くの地下鉄内もガランとしていた。
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北国育ちの私にとって、これくらいなんてことはない。むしろなぜか外に出てみたくなる。
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いつもは車どおりが多いストリートも今日はさすがに少ない。
その代わりに除雪トラックが忙しそうに走っていた。
さて、明日はどうなっていることやら・・・。
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by yummy-girl | 2010-02-11 11:02 | 日々の出来事

サポディラ

またしても初めてのものに出会った。サポディラというフルーツだ。
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外側は茶色で卵ぐらいの大きさ。
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中身は赤褐色。甘くてシナモンのような味がした。
和名はチューインガムノキといい、チューインガムを作る木として有名だそうだ。
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by yummy-girl | 2010-02-10 14:19 | フルーツ

チョコレート

今週末に控えてるバレンタインデーのチョコレートができた。
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1つ1つ心をこめてすべて手作業で作った。
皆さんのお手にとってもらえますように・・・。
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by yummy-girl | 2010-02-09 15:14 | ローフード

試作マリネ

おなかすいたな~と言ったら出てきたのがこれ。
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Danがフリーレシピ用に試作していたもの。
ポートベロマッシュルームはガーリック、しょうが、しょうゆ、そしてオレンジを使ってマリネしてある。
オニオンとアスパラガスはアップルサイダービネガーにアニスシードを入れてマリネ。
ほんのりオレンジの味とビネガーの酸味がマッチしていてなかなかいける。
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by yummy-girl | 2010-02-04 13:10 | ローフード

バレンタイン

もうすぐやって来るバレンタインデーに向けての試作。
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そして箱詰めもしてみる。
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なんだかさみしいので、これにリボンでもつけようか・・・と試行錯誤中。
来週にはこれがQuintessenceLive-Liveの店頭に並ぶ。
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by yummy-girl | 2010-02-03 14:12 | ローフード

ローピザ

久々にピザを作った。出来上がりはこれ↓
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中にはチーズをたっぷり、上にはベジをいっぱいのせた。
ローピザを食べたことのない友達にもおすそ分け。
『本物のピザみたい~!』といってほおばっていた友。
なかなかのできににやり。
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by yummy-girl | 2010-02-02 13:59