By now you have probably heard about turmeric or curcumin and it’s amazing anti-inflammatory properties. I had read about it and started encapsulating dried turmeric to help with my headaches last fall. But it wasn’t until I started working with my doctor (who is wonderful) that I realized that the regular culinary form of turmeric wasn’t going to cut it when it came to really helping me with my inflammation. Or, I was going to have to take a LOT of it to notice a difference.
Last summer I was gifted a bottle of Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut oil along with the book, Virgin Coconut Oil by the company. It has taken me this long to write a review of the coconut oil because of what I experienced when I started eating the oil on a regular basis.
At the time of receiving the oil and the book, I knew of coconut oil’s nourishing and healing qualities. I wrote a post about it in the fall of 2008 talking about the different qualities of coconut oil. I even wrote:
“The principle fatty acid in coconut milk, lauric acid, is a medium-chain 12-carbon saturated fatty acid that has potent antiviral, antifungal, and antimicrobial properties.” Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon
However, I was also not eating coconut oil regularly enough to really benefit from its highly nourishing and healing properties. But when I received the Tropical Traditions oil and read most of the book about its qualities, I decided to start eating it regularly.