The benefits of coconut oil


In this weeks episode of Dragon’s Den, of which I am an avid viewer! I saw a really sound guy trying to get investment for his business which was already growing. It was coconut oil and supporting products for those of us lazy enough to not make our own. 

Deborah meadon made an awesome point totally unrealated to my own but worth a mention… It encompassed not peaking too soon… That’s right, not rush rush rush into mainstream so the consumer can’t see all your flaws and forevermore discount your brand! Sound advise and naturally, do excuse the punn, he took noth Deborah and Nick Jenkin’s to take the world by storm … Eventually. 

And I am sure he will, he’s a good and nice guy with great support and most importantly a formidable product and here’s why I think that…

Coconut oil is a superfood which means that it’s properties and natural make up have benefits akin to those currently achieved by medicine. The reason natural remedies is preferable to medicine is simply in it’s nature. Man made substances expose our genetic make up to a new and different environment triggering chain reactions, beneficial for their purpose but can be a cocktail which takes your body down a very bad route upon mutation of cells. 

Coconut oil the superfood


Nutritional profile

Coconut oil contains 3 fatty acids:

  • Lauric acid
  • Capric acid
  • Caprylic acid

What does this mean to us humans and pets

  1. Plant based, does not contain cholesterol which is often associated with diabetes, stroke and heart attacks. The medium chain fatty acids are both easy for the body to burn as fuel and have antimicrobial properties.
  2. Once absorbed, it morphs into monolaurin which is found in breastmilk, known for it’s antiviral, antimicrobial and antibacterial properties.
  3. It also contains essential vitamins such as E, K and Iron.

Using it in everyday life

Medicinal uses

  • Fight inflamation: inflamation is one of the causes of chronic diseases so regular consumption can support healthy kidneys and liver.
  • Boost immunity: anitfungal, antiviral, and antibacterial properties boost the immunity by actively fighting viruses, funguses and bacterial on intial contact without allowing them the time or the environment to thrive by it’s very nature.
  • Osteoporosis: free radicals are linked to psteoporosis so regular consumption replaces oestrogen deficient fats preventing bone loss and in turn depletion.
  • Sleep aid: use as a carrier oil along with lavendar, chamomile and ylang ylang for a greta nights sleep.
  • Acne: antibacterial properties provide an unstable environment for bacterial growth often responsible for acne. Removing make up with coconut oil mixed with chamomile and moisturising with coconut oil mixed with rose will help.
  • Fat burner: medium chain fats are easy to burn off and so use makes it’s use in the movement of abdominal fat a great success! 
  • Hormone balancer: hormones are produced by our body to create the best condition for our bodies to work but can also over produce in response to negative influences such as inflamation and other hormones resulting in imbalance. To acheieve homeostasis (or the best balance), coconut oil uses these medium chain acids to lower cortisol. In turn thyroid and adrenal glands fond their task easier and can focus on other areas, it also reduces inflammation caused by some female type hormones creating the perfect environment on homeostasis. 
  • Digestive support: ever heard of healing your leaky gut? Well daily consumption can regulate your bowels, attack bad bacteria, be absorbed and burn off easily and help control parasites.
  • Diabetes: as it is easily absorbed and reduces bad cholesterol, coconut oil stabilises blood sugar levels, essential in those of us that have type 2 diabetes in their family line. Prevention before cure.
  • Heart disease: lowering cholesterol, stable fuel and lowering blood presure removes pressur put on the heart by the body in it’s attempt to supply tour body with blood. 

Where can you get it?

The simple answer everywhere! It has be highlighted by scientists, health professionals and ancient folklore ove centuries and so can be found in most suspermarkets! The reason we maybe have overlooked it is simply that we don’t know why it’s super, welll now you do go and invest in your health! 

Balance is looking at your finanaces and seeing how much more time needs investig in that area; it is also looking at yourself in the mirror and seeing how much time needs investing there; it is also looking at your personal and professional relationships and being brutal enough to see what work needs doing there. This article will attack your health and wellbeing, the rest can only be up to you … Unless you’re that guy on Dragon’s Den who just got his finances injected by coconut oil too! Good on him!  

What does success mean to you?

I have all these ideas running round inside my head and my other half is always guilty of thinking I’m a flip-flopper. The truth of it is that I see opportunity in almost everything and I have to consider all my options – unlike most I believe my day is full of all these exciting options, which one we choose, leading us to our end result. 

Success. 

What is it to you? To me, success is making the most of myself, impacting my life and everyone I encounter in a positive way. I want me and my other half and my son, mum, family, in-laws and all my friends to have prosperous, happy and contented existences. Sure, this seems like a tall order but I can’t supress this nagging feeling I get that one of those options today could lead us all to that point. My success. 

Now when I asked someone I know about success recently, like many conversations regarding an ideal future, I received a list including be rich, house status, marriage, kids, holidays etc and it wasn’t until today that I considered that success was not those goals or milestones but instead a final destination, what achieving all these things would do for me and those around me. 

It then occured to me that until now I had it  wrong, it doesn’t matter the journey and so focusing my vision on the objects, statuses and educational pointers has probably always hindered my progress towards what I actually wanted to achieve. Maybe the point is that these are all just steps. Options we choose every day and who cares whether my step is a masters and yours is a nvq just as long as the end destination is the same … In fact I feel almost stupid for having wasted so much energy hankering after these superficial somethings to achieve, many of them have done more to add strain to relationships than they have helped make everyone in my life happier, healthier and more prosperous. That being said, I feel a well rounded indvidual who knows more today than yesterday which can only be to the benefit of both me and those around me. 

Not the usual basis of my blogs but when one has epiphanies it would be beneficial to share them with the rest of the world so they don’t waste all the time I have on pointless tasks. Find your destination and do what it takes to get there – don’t get caught up in the journey! 


Sunshine city

The weather is totally gorgeous today and I have made the most of being outside in it. 


I have been trying ways to find ‘the balance’ and can determine that I have neglected exercise … I don’t like it – it’s a problem. So instead I have decided to take up an old hobby, ballet, to give me an hour each week which I eill hopefully enjoy enough to not feel like I am exercising.


There are many areas of neglect from me and I am all about self improvement so I am growing my own vegetables to become more earthy and cooking meals from a cook book (it turns out I’m not a natural cook, haha) to aid my nutritional intake; me and my son are doing more socilising than ever in an attempt to balance our relationship area and we have recently been on a little break with the man of the house to nuture love too. In careers area I am trying to improve my current practise by being stricter than ever with my own standards and I am taking on new and exciting roles … (It’s just some sort of shame this Chakra book I read didn’t touch upon winning the lottery though isn’t it). 

 

As a result of all this balance I am hoping for love, peace and tranquility in all areas however I’m relatively skeptical that Cadbury didn’t steal all that for their diary milk. 

… Oh I didn’t get to the point of my blog today. My communication balance is all outta whack. I recently had a scenario where I was so magnificently misunderstood – partially I think because sometimes people like to think they know you better than you know yourself, but mainly because I just don’t put it out there enough. I love to blog and communicate myself with the outside world however sometimes I am just afraid  to stand out for the wrong reason … Through blogging I’ve learned just how open-minded, diverse and evolving I always am … So put that in your pipe if ya think you’ve got my number! ; ), haha.

I trust my judgement and love to grow, my gutt never leads me far wrong so I will blog to express myself and more regularly as I am hopeless at being consistent. I have been putting it last when my chakra needs it consistently, apparently … (See, another lesson learned and a little growth already) … Who came up with this chakra stuff? – it’s all rather inspiring! 

Day One C9

Goals:

1) Drop to approx. 51kg (pre baby weight)

2) Tone and Define my tum, bum, arms and thighs

3) Be the healthiest version of myself

AM

I walked into my kitchen, 7:30 Luca crying for a bottle –  and as if by complete madness I reached out for a small banana and shovelled it in my mush whilst waiting for the bottle to warm – doh!

It’s okay, you can’t fail at the first hurdle Jump right back on that horse and let this half-awakeness be a lesson! 

So 2 Forever Garcinia +, a Forever Therm and 120mls Forever Aloe Gel down and a glass of water is in order.

Whilst changing Luca’s rather stinky nappy, I consider my 2 min warm up and 5 min stretches … I stick to the old dance warm up routine I used for years:

arms, neck, shoulders and then sides and back to floor pelvis and leg stretches … I consider this my entire warm up. I then spend 10 minutes doing a sunrise yoga routine including sun worship (may have made that name up) and the warrior. I decide I’ll do a brisk walk to the Doctors with the buggy today … My brain thinks the C9’s exercise suggestion ‘hiking’ is right up my street but Peterborough is FaLAT! … And i have a 5 month old to look after – not to mention myself minus food (totally ignoring that banana!).

Mid morning 

Catching up with the C9 community and I see others struggling with the taste of their Aloe Gel … I have had what I deemed a virus for 9 days now … I’m thinking it’s maybe a throat or chest infection now by the longevity of the virus but, now back to the point, that Aloe Gel has soothed my throat straight from the fridge for days! I love it! Better than a soothers! Still, I suggest making it into a smoothy utilising some ‘free’ foods:

3 Strawberries

1/2 Kiwi

120mls Aloe Gel

100mls Water

… YUMMMM

Okay, so things I have had to dodge already (following this morning’s ‘banana incident’)

Favorite Tiger Bread (already sliced) and a cuppa!
 I have to walk past Christmas tidings all the time, my dining room is the heart of my home! … But you know what? I did it, and I will continue to do it! (I was about to say for 9 days but my goal is pre baby weight which is likely to take my into a F.I.T 1 plan too) At first I considered hiding it all from myself but stuff that!

I am strong, I am woman.

The legend that is SITC 

 


PM

Having no hunger pangs what-so-ever I hit up 1:30pm without my fibre drink .. this to be honest was the one I was dreading. Being a nurse and dishing these out regularly (alongside pain management for those of you who are interested, pain killers clog you up ; ) ), I had seen people wince and typically stereotyping my own C9 in with the medical examples on the market expected gritty, thick and clinical tasting. Much to my genuine surprise, it was like cloudy water. No flavor, texture or trouble finishing the 250mls I drank it in … phew! relief!

Onto my lunchtime chocolate protein shake by which time, having passed the chocolate bowl 5 times already, I was ready to devour and enjoy it! As it was my second set of 2 Forever Gardenia +, 1 Forever Therm and 120ml Aloe Gel I decided to whack the Gel in with the shake … not to it’s detriment!

Could a cleanse, without food, without squash or juice or salt or tea be just fine? More than fine, enjoyable and pleasant? …erm. yep.

  

 


DINNER

Ok, so at this point, still having the energy despite a brisk 15 minute walk with Luca in the buggy to the Dr’s and back again. (We are fine by the way, me being  a Hypercondriac – Luca’s Croup is also Virus, his Reflux he will grow out of and my 9 day temperature, sore throat and poor breathing is also a Virus – I have to say I feel awful for wasting the Dr’s time however after 9 days of a Virus for me and 11 for Luca, I was starting to worry – no more!) I was able to understand the need for the free foods section of the ever-so-helpful information booklet.

I grabbed a handful of strawberries, black grapes and steamed myself some aubergine, courgette, broccoli and cauliflower – turns out there’s a reason courgette isn’t steamed! – but I was … hey, I am. Satisfied! In actual fact, I feel great!

  

   


EVENING

As day 1 draws to a close, I start to consider the need for this to be considered “tough going”… as I take 120mls more of my Aloe Gel and take another 250ml’s glass of water .. I will take the remaining 2 glasses of water to bed – I almost feel too full to consume it now!

Maybe tomorrow the TOUGH will make sense, although I hope not .. sheepishly skulking off to bed. Just before bed I’ll log into my Business Webinar from 8-9pm …. In my PJ’s?! Yep, my PJ’s! 


 

  

 
  

Work from home with Carley

Hi guys, with my Forever business taking off I am looking to recruit a winning team so we can all succeed earning income from home. 

Whether you are looking for an extra income to pay for that big event or to work full time fitting in life around children, Forever offers a flexible and self motivated opportunity that I have struggled to find elsewhere. 

Understanding the apprehension and scepticism I felt when first hearing about the opportunity, I am able to offer you all a link connecting you live to others doing what I do who have already established their teams. This will also cover how they have achieved success around their current jobs. 

Great news for my friends overseas! As an International business, Forever is able to offer the opportunity to you too with head offices and distribution centres available in most countries.

If you are interested in hearing more Email me.

  
With Forever Living products being the worlds no.1 growing seller now is the time to jump on board selling an internationally renouned product. Developed by scientists to improve the health benefits of you and those around you, you could also be earning money whilst enjoying the benefits of the products.

Advice from the successful … not me of course! lol mmm … yet! POW

One part of owning a Forever Living business is the immense amount of support and community that it brings with it.

Like minded people just trying to build a successful and fruitful future. I am one of those people. Naturally the twice a week – FREE – online webinars are taken full advantage of!

One of the webinars I watched was directly to do with online marketing, of which I realised I was making all sorts of school boy errors, but what was most significant was one comment the speaker said. “so-and-so is doing fantastically, probably because she listened and proactively did what I told her to do.”

The significance of the comment just made something click. On how many occasions throughout life have I received advice from someone around me and then subconsciously choose not to take on board that advice or exercise it as a habit rather than a one-off. And, on how many of these occasions could I have prevented a much worse position had these habits been instilled when I had the choice.

As a teen, I was head strong and did as I felt rather than I knew, quite frankly how could I possibly have known? – I’d had no life to draw experience from!

I promised going forwards to assess who was advising me and would then listen to their advice.

I am now in the process of amending lots of aspects of my social media accounts in order to assume online networking greatness!!!


 

The speaker of the online networking training encouraged us to adopt an inspirational lifestyle quote on our profiles, in order to inspire and enthuse customers and potential assistant supervisors. I love the idea of inspirational quotes and use them personally all the time so thought a little Google was in order.

I came across inspirational quotes which, Joyce-Grenfell-stylee, went off in a tangent to also include advise from successful businessmen. Great! I thought, These are the epitome of the types of habits I would like to adopt to further improve myself and my outlook! … In all my excitement I text my friend who has also embarked upon the Forever journey and told her how amazing my findings were. Since she was having a day of self-doubt (and don’t we all when we’ve taken a leap of faith), it was just the Ticket.

I set about compiling an email including these useful habits, advice and inspirational quotes I had collected throughout the morning. My email quickly escalated into a poorly informed jumble of mess – too many words and little space for narration makes for a very poorly formed email. Instead, I said to myself, Why not share this information with the world? Sure they’ll be people... like me  …who will maybe read and who it will make no difference to but there will be one or two of you out there that will take something away from it all. Like my new self. Furthermore I can then email my friend this link – she can see the information I wanted to cheer her up looking all pretty and professional and it will remind her that sometimes, taking a risk can be rewarding.

It was a risk putting myself out there on a platform like this, over a year ago, without a stage name in mind, I committed to putting myself out there under the guise of me! I then went to share it with the world, and far more scarily, the people I call friends and family. Sure some will think me a loon, but some, maybe one or two or even my step-daughters will see that being different can sometimes pay off. I have made friends and acquaintances through this website, blogging all things – me.

It’s rewarding to be liked for just you.

So without further ado …


 

Business advice from Billionaires

Success doesn’t happen by chance, it takes hard work and a large dose of luck!

  1. Create happy customers: None of the strategic planning is any god if you can’t keep the lights on because you’re not making enough sales or money if you are in a salary driven role. Tej Kohli, Estate and software business.
  2. Learn your lessons: It’s fine to celebrate success but more important to heed the lessons of failure. Bill gates.
  3. There are NO shortcuts: Rise early, work hard, strike oil! J.Paul Getty, Getty’s oil. 
  4. Forget perfection: You are NOT unstoppable or fool proof. Instead, aim for success. Eike Batista, Mining, Oil and Gas exploration.
  5. Enjoy it: more than just money. Tony Hsieh, Internet entrepeneur & CEO of Zappos.
  6. Really be an entrepreneur: strike out new paths instead of treading worn paths of accepted fortune. John D Rockefeller.
  7. Stop stopping yourself: The biggest risk is not taking any risk, in a world that is continually changing, the only strategy that guarantees failure is to not take any risk at all. Mark Zuckerberg, Founder of Facebook. 
  8. Give back: There has to be balance to life. A balance of business, family and the opportunity to learn and teach. Chuck Feeney, Irish-American businessman who founded American Philanthropies, one of the largest private foundations in the world. 

Excellent tips by Warren Butler

Business entrepreneur voted 3rd on the Forbes ‘rich-list’.

  • On Earnings: Never depend on a single income. Make an investment to create a second source.
  • On Spending: If you buy things you do not need, soon you will have to sell things that you do need.
  • On Saving: Do not save what is left after spending, but instead spend what is left after saving.
  • On Taking Risk: Never test the depth of the water with both feet.
  • On Investment: Never put all your eggs in one basket.
  • On Expectations: Honesty is a very expensive gift. Do not expect if from people who are cheap.

 

8 morning rituals of the most successful people

  1. Wake up early: Benjimen Franklin, Ernest Hemingway, Starbucks CEO Howard Schulz, Richard Branson, Apple CEO Tim Cook, Pepsi CEO Indra Nooyi, Twitter and Square founder Jack Dorsey all wake up between 5 and 5:30 am while their competitors dream of beating the Titans.
  2. Decide and review what to do for the day: Review and plan your goals, strategies and motivations and have clarity of vision before starting the day.
  3. Work out: Tim Cook gyms around 5 am. Jack Dorsey goes for a 6 mile jog. Paul Poleman CEO of Unilever runs on a treadmill. You need to have a highly functioning body, without disease and stress to face day-to-day tasks. Working out releases endorphins which reduce stress and maximise energy.
  4. Focus, energy and will-power will finish tasks: With daily practice, successful people transform their habits into rituals; They reach a level of automation so they can use their resources for more demanding tasks. After reflecting, planning and strategising about their goals, successful people begin work with the focused execution of the most challenging but more rewarding tasks early in the morning. Science has proven that will-power is highest in the morning and depletes throughout the day. 
  5. Out-learn your competition: Successful people are obsessed with learning. Voracious readers include Barack Obama, Winston Churchill, Stephen Fry, Mahatma Gandhi and Disney CEO Bob Iger. These businessmen read and learn from newspapers, books & audio books, journals and magazines all whilst their peers waste their time on worthless entertainment. (What the Kardashians aren’t informative?)
  6. Eat a healthy breakfast: Eat 5 -6 times throughout the day. Managing your glycemic level will mean you won’t “boom and bust”, A.G.Latley of Proctor & Gamble. 
  7. Maintain a journal: An idea or gratitude journal. Mark Twain author of Huckleberry Finn, George Lucas film maker of Star Wars and Indiana Jones, Charles Darwin, Ernest Hemingway and Ludwig Van Beethoven all kept a journal. They recorded their thoughts, ideas, gratitude, plans, strategies, goals, progress and reminders.
  8. Meditate: Madonna, Hugh Jackman, Liv Tyler, Jennifer Anniston, Oprah Winfrey, Sir Paul McCartney and Jack Dorsey meditate daily to improve focus, to bring clarity and peace of mind, eliminate distractions, reduce stress and to boost health.

Inspirational quotes

  • The secret to change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new.
  • Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.
  • Sometimes people around you won’t understand your journey. It’s ok. It’s not for them.
  • A simple “Hello”could lead to a million things.
  • You can’t lead a positive life with a negative mind.
  • 21/90. It takes 21 days to build a habit and 90 days to create a lifestyle.
  • Go Confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you’ve imagined.
  • Love yourself enough to live a healthy lifestyle.
  • Each new day is another chance to change your life.
  • The minute I stopped caring about what other people thought and started doing what I wanted to do was the day I was free.
  • Be so good they can’t ignore you.
  • The 3 C’s to life: Choices, Chances and Changes. You must take a chance that may change your life.

For those of you that this has empowered. I have included below a list of literature which is along similar lines from reputable people who might be able to teach us all something insightful which may change our lives too!

 

  • Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
  • Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
  • Losing my virginity by Richard Branson
  • Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
  • As a man thinketh by James Allen
  • Eat that forgery Brian Tracy
  • The monk who sold his Ferrari by Robin Sharma
  • On the shortness of life by Seneca

 

 

Weight Loss

Okay, so following my recent purchase of the book ‘the fit girls guide’ I am able to establish that I do not like the recipes. I also found the exercise plan over complicated and simply impossible with a little one.

At a near loss for easy fixes to lose my post baby weight, I stumbled across the well acclaimed C9 Cleanse.

Forever Living are an Aloe Vera based product manufacturer who, based upon the research of a GP’s masters surrounding the effects of Aloe Vera on the human body, have established a brand of family orientated products since 1979. Originating in Arizona, this now international brand have been slamming the ball in the back of the net ever since.

Celebrities are said to use the cleanse as a kick-start to any weight loss, from further investigations of the testimonials for myself and through word-of-mouth via friends, I have been able to establish that the kick start includes a vigorous cleanse which provides the body with all it’s required daily nutrients, a by-product of the lack of excess garbage equals, wait for it … weight loss!!!! Some claiming as much as 9 pounds in as many days!

The success of this product led me to further investigate the brand which I found to be both credible and which had a loyal and regular following of all sorts really! I have since embarked upon the Forever Living business myself having been so balled over and impressed!

Should anyone like to try the C9 Cleanse please click on the picture below which will take you to my shop and information. Those wishing to take up the C9 Cleanse will be accepted into the Forever Living C9 Cleanse community which will offer you access to peeps who will enable you to succeed in your weight loss and lifestyle change! … According to research done, weight loss embarked upon within a community is 85% more likely to kept off!

For those who love this program, as many do, you are able to purchase F.I.T 1 and F.I.T 2 in order to progress onto further weight management and muscle toning plans however many continue on with a 30ml shot of the much acclaimed – and original Forever Living Aloe Vera drink in order to maintain healthy living and wellbeing. All of which are available to be purchased and delivered to anywhere in the world via my website!!!

Many happy weight losses to follow I am sure!

Further information, products and offers will ensue as you can imagine as this is now a business for me – I am proud to say that it is to promote a product in which I believe!

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