How Gut Health Is Linked To Arthritis

How Gut Health Is Linked To Arthritis

When physicians treat arthritis, generally they recommend certain medications, supplements, physical therapy, lifestyle changes, and more. 

However, they rarely focus on adding or eliminating foods from their patients’ diet to assist in relieving arthritic pain or delaying the progression of the disease.

However, some research suggests that dietary changes can impact the inflammation that causes arthritic pain – from different types of arthritis, including psoriatic arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. 

While arthritis is largely a genetic or age-related disease, there are things you can do to manage your symptoms naturally, slow the progression of inflammation in your joints, and even prevent the onset of the disease.

How Gut Health Can Impact Inflammation

So, how does gut health affect inflammatory conditions like arthritis – and what is gut health, anyway?

Your digestive tract is filled with microbes and microorganisms. The trillions of microbes that live in your body are called a “microbiome.” The microbes that live in your GI tract help digest food, but they also help digest and create certain vitamins and cofactors that impact the growth and health of cells throughout your body.

When your gut health is disrupted, this can trigger an abnormal immune response – sparking inflammation in the gut. Inflammatory cells then move into the rest of the body from your inflamed gut, settling into your musculoskeletal system – impacting joint health.

Immunological dysregulation is the cause of many non-infectious human diseases such as autoimmunity, allergy and cancer. The gastrointestinal tract is the primary site of interaction between the host immune system and microorganisms, both symbiotic and pathogenic.” 

Reduce Inflammation - Relieve Arthritic Pain

Despite common belief, arthritis isn’t just one condition. There are dozens of different types of inflammatory arthritic conditions, like rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, gout, and more. 

Even osteoarthritis, which is generally considered a breakdown of joints through wear and tear over time, involves inflammation. This arthritis has been linked to chronic inflammation. This type of inflammation can be changed by altering the gut’s biome and the chemical output of that biome.

There are several ways to combat inflammation by improving gut health. First, you want to see if you have any food sensitivities. Certain foods can trigger a series of reactions in the body that lead to widespread inflammation, leading to prolonged joint pain. 

For instance, one study suggests that arthritis may be a visible symptom of celiac disease – or gluten intolerance. 

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In addition to removing foods from your diet that may trigger inflammation, you can also include anti-inflammatory supplements. 

We developed our Tart Cherry Extract to give you an option for natural, everyday relief. Tart cherries have long been used as an herbal remedy for arthritis and gout pain.

They contain powerfully anti-inflammatory anthocyanins and flavonols that work within the body to reduce inflammation. This concentration blocks the same anti-inflammatory enzymes as over-the-counter pain relievers while promoting joint health and decreasing oxidative stress throughout the body.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dr. Meredith Warner is the creator of Well Theory and The Healing Sole. She is a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon and Air Force Veteran.

She is on a mission to disrupt traditional medicine practices and promote betterment physically, spiritually and mentally to many more people. She advocates for wellness and functional health over big pharma so more people can age vibrantly with more function and less pain.

At Well Theory, Our surgeon-designed products are FDA Registered and formulated to help people:

  • Manage the symptoms of musculoskeletal pain
  • Recover vibrantly from orthopedic related surgeries
  • Fill the gaps in our daily diets
  • Manage pain associated with inflammation

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6 Reasons This Orthopedic Surgeon Uses Olive Oil

6 Reasons This Orthopedic Surgeon Uses Olive Oil

Why This Surgeon Uses Olive Oil:

6 amazing health benefits

Hi, Dr. Meredith Warner here –

I have a very strong opinion about olive oil. I love it and I think you should too. Here are some reasons why:

Olive oil has 6 reasons that it should be the primary fat of anyone’s diet.

  1. Virgin olive oil has hundreds of micronutrient constituents; these include polyphenols.
  2. Extra virgin olive oil has abundant phytosterols and antioxidants.
  3. Olive oil has low levels of linoleic acid; this is the precursor of arachidonic acid.
  4. There are no trans-fats in olive oil
  5. Olive oil has a very high content of monounsaturated fats, especially oleic acid.
  6. Olive oil has a lower content of saturated fatty acids.

These 6 features of olive oil combine to make this oil beneficial to health. In fact, I believe that not eating olive oil and substituting it with other fats can even be detrimental to your health. The domination of olive oil in the diet is one of the main reasons the Mediterranean diet works.

Delve more into the science behind the health benefits of common foods – and access free recipes by visiting The Herbal Kitchen!

The Benefits Olive Oil Offers:

Basically, just about 3 tablespoons (50gm) a day of olive oil will give you the following:

  • Phytosterol 100-150mg
  • Polyphenol 50mg
  • Hydrocarbon (squalene) 50-300mg

This is a benefit of phytochemicals not found in other vegetable oils.

When there is an imbalance in the oxidative and antioxidant systems of the body, oxidative stress happens. 

The oxidants, or reactive oxygen species (ROS), are produced during normal bodily functions and soon overwhelm the cells. The outer walls of our cells are destroyed by the ROS and systemic damage occurs. 

Oxidative stress will increase the arachidonic acid cascade of damaging chronic inflammation. 

Read More: 5 Signs You’re Experiencing Oxidative Stress

This combination of increased inflammation and oxidative stress is the reason that there is so much cardiovascular disease and other lifestyle problems.

Due to its abundance of phytochemicals, olive oil is antioxidant by itself. In my opinion, it should be the primary fat of our diets.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dr. Meredith Warner is the creator of Well Theory and The Healing Sole. She is a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon and Air Force Veteran.

She is on a mission to disrupt traditional medicine practices and promote betterment physically, spiritually and mentally to many more people. She advocates for wellness and functional health over big pharma so more people can age vibrantly with more function and less pain.

At Well Theory, Our surgeon-designed products are FDA Registered and formulated to help people:

  • Manage the symptoms of musculoskeletal pain
  • Recover vibrantly from orthopedic related surgeries
  • Fill the gaps in our daily diets
  • Manage pain associated with inflammation

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Why This Surgeon Takes Tart Cherry Extract Every Day

Why This Surgeon Takes Tart Cherry Extract Every Day

Tart Cherry Extract:

why this orthopedic surgeon takes it every day

Hi, Dr. Meredith Warner here:

Tart cherry extract is a convenient and low-calorie way to obtain all the benefits of the tart cherry fruit. It is possible to eat tart cherries and to drink tart cherry juice of course, and I do that occasionally too. But to take a standard amount of tart cherry extract without unhealthy added sugars, I’ve found that a supplement is the best way to take it.

Tart cherry is one of the best natural anti-inflammatories and antioxidants there is. These benefits are specific to tart cherries – not sweet ones. You won’t get these benefits from Bing sweet cherries. Tart cherries usually make your mouth pucker when you eat them. These are the cherries that are traditionally used for cherry pies.

Tart Cherries:

why they're naturally anti-inflammatory + antioxidant

Dark-colored fruits have been found to reduce stress-mediated signaling in animal microglial cells. Microglial cells are support cells for the nervous system – these are the cells that carry pain signals from an injury to the brain, giving you the sensation of pain.

The nervous system is the brain and all of the peripheral nerves along with the spine. By supporting the function of the nervous system, I feel that I am supporting my brain’s health and reducing my chances of having everyday pain.

Pain is normal of course and is part of life, but if I can take a natural and healthy supplement to tamp that down, why wouldn’t I?

Oxidative Stress

what it is + how it impacts your health

Oxidative stress occurs when your body has difficulty breaking down free radicals. For example, when you breathe in, oxygen molecules are broken down. When unpaired electrons, the building blocks of molecules, are released during this process, they can wreak havoc on the body. Your body naturally releases antioxidants to capture these electrons, but a variety of factors can impact your body’s ability to create them. Lifestyle choices, environmental factors such as pollution, and more can impact this process, causing oxidative stress.

Read More: What Is Oxidative Stress?

Oxidative stress in the brain and nervous system leads to pain, decreased cognition and a decline of motor abilities over time. The body has a certain capacity to combat oxidative stress, but this decreases with age along with the lifestyle factors mentioned above. Worse still, oxidative stress generally increases as we age. Therefore, anything that helps us to fight oxidative stress should be explored and considered in my opinion.

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Polyphenols, chemicals found naturally in plants, provide such defenses for us. Polyphenols are plant-based compounds that are anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. Tart cherries have polyphenols that are considered helpful in halting the negative effects of aging.

Tart cherries also have an abundance of anthocyanins. Anthocyanins are a polyphenol class and are usually responsible for the rich coloring of fruits and berries. Cyanidin is one of the most plentiful anthocyanins in tart cherries. Tart cherries also produce flavan-3-ols and flavanols. These compounds allow tart cherries to reduce inflammation and to decrease oxidative stress in the brain and throughout the body.

How Oxidative Stress Impacts The Nervous System

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When assaulted, cells in the nervous system and in the body have an increase in oxidative stress and inflammation. Markers of this stress are NO, tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) and cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2).

Tart cherry can decrease nitric oxide (NO) production and inducible nitric oxide synthase expression. In studies that induce inflammation in animals, those pre-treated with tart cherry powders had decreased levels of NO, TNF-alpha and COX-2.

These are just a few reasons why I choose to take a tart cherry supplement every day and recommend it to many of my patients who are looking for less invasive ways of managing their pain. I especially recommend tart cherry supplements to patients struggling with gout, as it has also been shown to help with gout flares; this powerful + natural remedy reduces the damage and pain associated with gout.

Tart cherry has also been found to reduce pain in fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis and also in situations with induced oxidative stress and muscle damage. This means that while tart cherry is a great option for treating certain diagnosable conditions, it is also great as a daily supplement to address pain after exercise and other mild aches and pains.

 

I take tart cherry daily because it has such overwhelming anti-inflammatory and antioxidant capacities I feel that it will certainly help me to age optimally. 

This is why I decided to develop my own Tart Cherry Extract supplement – to give you the same benefits I enjoy every day.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dr. Meredith Warner is the creator of Well Theory and The Healing Sole. She is a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon and Air Force Veteran.

She is on a mission to disrupt traditional medicine practices and promote betterment physically, spiritually and mentally to many more people. She advocates for wellness and functional health over big pharma so more people can age vibrantly with more function and less pain.

At Well Theory, Our surgeon-designed products are FDA Registered and formulated to help people:

  • Manage the symptoms of musculoskeletal pain
  • Recover vibrantly from orthopedic related surgeries
  • Fill the gaps in our daily diets
  • Manage pain associated with inflammation

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Dr. Warner’s Well Theory Self-Care Routine

Dr. Warner's Well Theory Self-Care Routine

Hi, Dr. Meredith Warner Here –

As an orthopedic surgeon, I lead a pretty active lifestyle – seeing patients, developing new Well Theory products, and more. This means that when I engage in self-care, it has to be both an intentional choice and fit seamlessly into my often-hectic lifestyle.

I think that most of us probably struggle with balancing work, life’s many difficulties, and a well-rounded self-care routine – so I’ve decided to share what my usual, daily self-care routine looks like, so you can get a few ideas to incorporate into your day as well.

Morning Self-Care Routine

My mornings usually start early. Generally, I’ll try to get some light exercise in, like a few sun salutations, then move on to breakfast and my supplement regimen. I truly believe in the importance of taking a good, well-rounded multivitamin. I do my best to eat nutritious meals so most of my key vitamin intake comes from the food I eat, but to ensure I’m not missing out on key vitamins and minerals, I reach for one of my multivitamins.

My CBD Multi contains clinically high doses of vitamins I always recommend to my patients. I decided to develop this multi based on the recommendations I have always made to my surgical patients during their pre-op and post-op consultations. The best way to prepare for surgery is to make sure your body is primed to heal efficiently and quickly – and the best way to ensure that happens is through proper nutrition.

This multi contains Vitamins C, D3, Zinc, Magnesium, and others to support healthy immune function, bone regrowth, healthy joints, and more. It also contains Full Spectrum hemp-derived CBD powder for an added anti-inflammatory and antioxidant boost.

My PEA Multi Is another great option for your daily multivitamin intake. It too is a source of high-potency vitamins and minerals – and contains PEA for anti-inflammatory, pain-relieving, and neuroprotective benefits. 

PEA (palmitoylethanolamide) also stimulates the endocannabinoid system.

When I choose to take the PEA Multi, I’ll usually also add a few drops of my CBD Oil Tincture to a morning smoothie to get that added boost of CBD, as I’ve found it to be beneficial. 

All of my products have zero THC or below the threshold for industrial hemp (0.3% total).

Afternoon Self-Care Routine

After my day begins, it’s usually nonstop until I get home. As a surgeon, I work a lot with my hands – in the actual operating room, typing up patient records, etc. I’m also on my feet most of the day, so I’ll usually experience a little soreness in my hands, wrists, and feet. Surgeons are particularly prone to neck pain.

I’ve found my CBD Spray Lotion to be beneficial throughout my day. When I notice that my fingers hurt from working on legions of medical records, or I have a chance to sit down and feel some soreness in my ankles from standing on my feet most of the morning, it’s easy to spray the lotion exactly where it hurts, and because of the Lidocaine and Menthol, the relief is instant. 

And I know that throughout the day, the blend of essential oils and CBD Isolate in the formulation will work to continue relieving my pain as the day goes on.

Evening Self-Care Routine

As I wind down for the day, I make a conscious effort to put away glowing screens and relax. My eyeglasses are all blue-blocking; that is they all block the harmful spectrum of light called ‘blue’. The right amount of sleep, and the right quality of sleep, are essential parts of maintaining your overall well-being. 

If you’re wondering what new habit you should undertake to start improving your health, getting better sleep is absolutely where I recommend starting. When you wake up with more energy, you’ll be able to start new routines later – good sleep should be the foundation of your wellness routine.

To ensure that I get restful sleep, I usually use these three products:

First, these CBD Softgels are a great option for ensuring restful sleep. They provide a convenient way to get a standard dose of CBD – these softgels are easy to take and are tasteless, so you can take them right before bed. CBD has long been known to be a great stress reliever and relaxation agent. Additionally, it is one of nature’s most powerful antioxidants; the brain can only detoxify during sleep, why not enhance that function?

My Pain Relief + Recovery Cream has become my go-to pain reliever at the end of the day. This cream is designed to be used anywhere where there’s soreness – elbows, knees, shoulders, neck, and more. I’ve found that it’s helped relieve tension and ensures that I don’t have too much trouble falling asleep and staying asleep. This is especially helpful for my neck soreness that happens when I forget to do yoga!

For the massive antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits, I take tart cherry (1500mg) each night also. I take this to protect my brain and nerves, general wellness, and optimal aging. 

Tart cherry extract is extremely beneficial for general wellness and is an excellent source of pain relief for those with arthritis.

Adapting My Self-Care Routine:

Sometimes, it becomes essential to adapt your self-care routine as your daily schedule changes – or even as the seasons change. When the cold and flu season rolls around, I add in the Herbal Immunity Defense multi to help boost my immune system and restore its function – to give my body a fighting chance against viruses and allergies. I am a front-line health care worker, so I also take a flu vaccine every year.

Read More: Why You Need A Seasonal Self-Care Routine

During the winter months, I also tend to struggle with my energy levels as the days get shorter. In addition to taking one of my multivitamins, which are both high in vitamin D for better energy in the morning, I’ll make sure to add more CBD into my evening routine to ensure restful sleep – so I can wake up feeling more refreshed.

It’s important to leave room for growth and change when starting new habits. Give yourself grace if you miss out on exercising one day, have a cheat meal, or forget to take your vitamins. Investing in your overall wellness means investing in the whole of your being – mental, physical, emotional, and even spiritual – so be kind to yourself.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dr. Meredith Warner is the creator of Well Theory and The Healing Sole. She is a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon and Air Force Veteran.

She is on a mission to disrupt traditional medicine practices and promote betterment physically, spiritually and mentally to many more people. She advocates for wellness and functional health over big pharma so more people can age vibrantly with more function and less pain.

At Well Theory, Our surgeon-designed products are FDA Registered and formulated to help people:

  • Manage the symptoms of musculoskeletal pain
  • Recover vibrantly from orthopedic related surgeries
  • Fill the gaps in our daily diets
  • Manage pain associated with inflammation

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Natural Sources Of PEA

Natural Sources Of PEA

What Is PEA (Palmitoylethanolamide)?

PEA is a natural fatty acid compound that has been found in various clinical trials to modulate pain and mood receptors in your body’s natural regulatory, or endocannabinoid, system. This makes it a great modulator of pain, inflammation, and mood, regulating more balanced stress response.

Pain and inflammation are normal parts of your body’s recovery processes. If you injure yourself, the subsequent pain and inflammation protect the injury site to prevent further damage.

PEA works directly on PPAR receptors in your endocannabinoid system. These are a group of cellular receptors that are involved in your body’s pain and inflammatory pathways. Your body naturally produces PEA to help your body recover from pain and inflammation. Still, when your body doesn’t produce enough PEA, you can experience prolonged pain and inflammation that does more harm than good.

Other Sources Of PEA

PEA can be found in a variety of foods: It is located in egg yolks. The anti-inflammatory and immune-enhancing effects were discovered in 1939 during a study of underprivileged children; those who received PEA from egg yolks had no rheumatic fever recurrence despite repeated attacks of hemolytic strep infections. Soybeans, alfalfa, and peanuts are also excellent sources of PEA.

It’s also possible to supplement with PEA. We decided to include PEA in our Essential Multivitamin and topical creams for its potent anti-inflammatory, neuroprotective, and analgesic properties. We utilized micronized, and ultra micronized PEA to allow for better absorption.

The Essential Multivitamin reduces inflammation by giving you a high-potency source of vitamins and nutrients that are commonly missed in the modern diet. This enables your body to regulate its responses naturally – but we also added PEA to the formulation to give this multi an added boost.

Why You Should Supplement With PEA

Taking PEA to supplement your body’s shortage of essential healthy fatty acids and fatty acid products is a great way to regulate inflammation naturally. PEA is also neuroprotective, making it an excellent resource for controlling the symptoms of conditions such as diabetic neuropathy, sciatic pain, low-back pain, and other conditions such as multiple sclerosis. PEA has also been shown to support eye health.

There are no known adverse side effects of PEA supplementation. Even if you aren’t actively suffering from nerve pain – PEA is neuroprotective, which means that it can help protect your nervous system from future damage that occurs as you age. PEA generally reduces inflammation that is harmful while supporting helpful inflammatory responses against pathogens.

If you are currently taking medication for chronic pain or inflammatory disorder, PEA has been shown in some preliminary research to enhance the medication’s effect naturally. There are no known clinically significant interactions with medications.

You can also use PEA topically to relieve muscle, joint, and ligament pain at the application site. We formulated our new Pain Relief + Recovery Cream with PEA, Menthol, Turmeric, and other natural botanicals to both immediately cool and relieved topical pain and slowly melt away recurring inflammation over time. 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dr. Meredith Warner is the creator of Well Theory and The Healing Sole. She is a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon and Air Force Veteran.

She is on a mission to disrupt traditional medicine practices and promote betterment physically, spiritually and mentally to many more people. She advocates for wellness and functional health over big pharma so more people can age vibrantly with more function and less pain.

At Well Theory, Our surgeon-designed products are FDA Registered and formulated to help people:

  • Manage the symptoms of musculoskeletal pain
  • Recover vibrantly from orthopedic related surgeries
  • Fill the gaps in our daily diets
  • Manage pain associated with inflammation

Surgeon Formulated
For Your Peace of Mind

Natural Ingredients + Cutting-Edge Medical Breakthroughs.

100% NATURAL PAIN RELIEF FOR PEOPLE WORLDWIDE

5 Things You Should Know About CBD Before Your First Purchase

5 Things You Should Know About CBD Before Your First Purchase

Hi, Dr. Meredith Warner here –

I use CBD every day to enhance my health and overall well-being. There are many ways to take CBD, and as its popularity grows, so does its availability from many different retailers. The science surrounding CBD is relatively new, and as companies create new products in varying types of potency, it can be challenging to ascertain which product is right for you.

Here are a few things you should keep in mind as you go to purchase CBD:

Consider Your Lifestyle

Think about what you’re hoping to accomplish from your new CBD routine. If you simply want to sleep better, try choosing a product that you can take at certain times of the day. It’s always a good idea to initially select a product that allows dosing modification.

Our CBD Oil Tincture is a great product to start with. You can choose your dosage drop by drop – making it our most easily customizable product.

Choose Products From Trustworthy Sources

CBD has become extremely popular – and supply has risen to the demand – some CBD vendors are more trustworthy than others. 

You should look for CBD vendors with detailed 3rd party lab testing results readily available – either directly on their website or available upon request. Most CBD will come from a USDA-approved industrial hemp farm; you should be able to verify that information.

You can find our lab testing results on each of our product pages!

Which Extraction Type Do You Want?

CBD is available in Full Spectrum, Broad Spectrum, and CBD Isolate. 

Full Spectrum CBD contains the full range of beneficial terpenes and cannabinoids from the hemp plant and may contain trace amounts of THC – though not enough for psychoactive effects. By definition, if CBD is derived from the industrial hemp plant, it will have less than 0.3% THC, which is negligible.

Broad Spectrum contains most of the terpenes and cannabinoids CBD has to offer – with the THC removed.

CBD Isolate contains only CBD, with no cannabinoids or terpenes.

If you’re looking to see how only CBD will affect you, products with CBD Isolate are an excellent option for you. If you’re interested to see how Full Spectrum and Broad Spectrum CBD affects you, give them a try! CBD’s effects are very personalized, regardless of the extraction type or potency – so it’s essential to test and see.

Read More: Microdosing: The Best Way To Start Taking CBD

CBD Products Are Legal -

in all 50 states

With the Farm Bill In 2018, hemp-derived CBD was declared legal if its production followed strict regulations. CBD products cannot contain more than 0.3% THC, so all legal CBD products will not get you “high.”

The Science Behind CBD Is Still Developing

While CBD has been shown in clinical trials to benefit medicinal effects, including being used as an effective treatment for epilepsy, much about CBD is still unknown. There is a massive amount of research being done, most of it outside of this country. It’s essential to manage your expectations while taking CBD. If your friend found it helpful for their anxiety, you may find it more useful as a joint and muscle pain reliever.

This doesn’t mean that CBD cannot have a relaxing effect – it just means that your body might respond differently to it. This can change depending on the type of product you use, how fast it absorbs, and how much you use at a time. This may also depend upon any other medications you may be taking – and if you are on prescription medications, check with your physician about the compatibility.

At Well Theory, we believe that your wellness journey is entirely your own. In my clinic, I practice patient-led medicine – meaning that when I see my patients, we take their entire lifestyle and habits into account before recommending a treatment plan. 

We offer more natural methods of relief that my patients can even practice at home, because my goal as a clinician has always been to improve wellness – not just treat symptoms. We believe in empowering you to understand and manage your health and wellness with us.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dr. Meredith Warner is the creator of Well Theory and The Healing Sole. She is a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon and Air Force Veteran.

She is on a mission to disrupt traditional medicine practices and promote betterment physically, spiritually and mentally to many more people. She advocates for wellness and functional health over big pharma so more people can age vibrantly with more function and less pain.

At Well Theory, Our surgeon-designed products are FDA Registered and formulated to help people:

  • Manage the symptoms of musculoskeletal pain
  • Recover vibrantly from orthopedic related surgeries
  • Fill the gaps in our daily diets
  • Manage pain associated with inflammation

Surgeon Formulated
For Your Peace of Mind

Natural Ingredients + Cutting-Edge Medical Breakthroughs.

100% NATURAL PAIN RELIEF FOR PEOPLE WORLDWIDE

The Surprising Health Benefits Of Coconuts

The Surprising Health Benefits Of Coconuts

“Consider the coconut”. By now, very few of us have not eaten, drunk, or worn the extremely popular coconut fruit/nut/seed. Yup, you are hearing it right, coconuts are considered all three! We are far from the days of coconuts only being known for their inclusion in the tropically fun piña colada. 

Coconuts are now a staple in our everyday lives, be it in the food we eat, the drinks we like, or the beauty products we wear.

Coconut water, milk, and oil all have their benefits. Today we are going to talk about some surprising health benefits you might not have considered!

 

Dietary Benefits Of Coconuts

Whether you like your coconuts consumed as flakes in your acai bowl or as milk in your coffee, you could be receiving some health benefits you didn’t even know about!

Nutrition
Coconut is a very nutritious source of fat, protein, minerals, and vitamins. Coconuts are especially rich in manganese (benefits bone health and helps metabolize carbs, proteins, and cholesterol), copper and iron (increase red cell count), and selenium (an antioxidant to protect your cells)

Blood sugar
The high fiber content of coconut meat may help your body stabilize blood sugar levels by slowing down your digestion and improving insulin levels. It is believed that this fiber may target Beta cells in the pancreas to make more insulin.

Antioxidants
Coconuts naturally contain several known antioxidants such as gallic acid, caffeic acid, p-coumaric acid, and salicylic acid. These antioxidants help your body slow down oxidative stress and reduce the risks of several diseases. 

Read More: What Is Oxidative Stress?

Aesthetic Benefits Of Coconuts

Coconut oil is a popular ingredient in many beauty products such as moisturizers, conditioners, body scrubs, lip balms, and even deodorants. Coconut oil is an excellent hydration source for our skin, hair, and nails, but coconut oil benefits go beyond just moisture!

All coconut oil contains MCT (medium-chain triglycerides), a type of fat, with natural antimicrobial properties that help with acne, folliculitis, athlete’s foot, and cellulitis that thrive when bacteria and fungi find the perfect environment on our skin – meaning that it is naturally antimicrobial and antifungal.

Dr. Meredith Warner included MCT coconut oil in Well Theory’s CBD Oil Tincture. Typically coconut oil also contains LCTs (long-chain triglycerides), but we only use MCT coconut oil separated from the other LCTs. 

What to learn more about MCT coconut oil? Check out this blog: MCT Coconut Oil Vs. Olive Oil.

Want to try our CBD Oil Tincture? Order a bottle today!

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dr. Meredith Warner is the creator of Well Theory and The Healing Sole. She is a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon and Air Force Veteran.

She is on a mission to disrupt traditional medicine practices and promote betterment physically, spiritually and mentally to many more people. She advocates for wellness and functional health over big pharma so more people can age vibrantly with more function and less pain.

At Well Theory, Our surgeon-designed products are FDA Registered and formulated to help people:

  • Manage the symptoms of musculoskeletal pain
  • Recover vibrantly from orthopedic related surgeries
  • Fill the gaps in our daily diets
  • Manage pain associated with inflammation