Tag Archives: coconut oil

Kids Need Fats

I NEVER purchase low-fat products. I avoid them like the plague. The whole low-fat craze is a marketing gimmick. People have heard “eat low-fat” for so long, that they don’t know it’s really not healthful. What we should be eating are healthful fats. A recent study by Cornell University found that people over-consume low-fat foods. […]

Babies, Puppies and Coconut Oil

The last few weeks have been unusually busy. Jenny, my third daughter, had a C-section. The C-section was not expected and threw everything into high gear. Not only does she have to heal from the operation and care for newborn, Tyler, but she has a 24-month-old son, Tristan, as well. We kept Tristan with us […]

Coconut Oil’s Bad Rap

Saturated Fat Any fat that is solid at room temperature, like butter and coconut oil, is a saturated fat. Four decades ago a negative campaign launched about saturated fat, including coconut oil, changed the way America cooked. Coconut oil has a melting point of 76 degrees and was a favorite in the baking industry. Most […]

Nonna’s Home Remedies

Natural cures have been developed over centuries, and were common before the era of modern medicine. Food and especially herbs have long been used to treat every ailment. Hippocrates the father of medicine said, “Let your food be medicine and your medicine be your food.” For the most part they have been forgotten. Some natural remedies […]

Fat Is Bad, Right?

You have a fat head! You do, you know. Fat makes up over 60 percent of your brain, so you have a fat head. Despite what you may have heard, fat is good. Every body needs fat; although we need the right kinds of fat. In fact, Omega-3 oils are vital for good health. Toddlers […]