Study Review: Coconut Oil, Monolaurin & Other Derivatives As Antivirals

Study Review: Coconut Oil, Monolaurin & Other Derivatives As Antivirals

The quick summary: There are multiple published clinical studies on the antimicrobial properties of virgin coconut oil (VCO) and its derivatives, and they’ve been around longer than you may think. We asked a leading dermatologist and dermatopathologist, Dr. VermĂ©n Verallo-Rowell, who is a specialist in contact dermatitis, psoriasis, and its secondary infections — and whose …

Another Disinfection Technique

Another Disinfection Technique: Wash Your Hands, Use Monolaurin…and Virgin Coconut Oil Your Nose!

With new bugs and superbugs, we’re looking for more ways to prevent infection. Improving our nutrition and overall well being is important (which includes lessening stress and getting enough sleep). Another is increasing our probiotic intake. Some classic best practices include frequent and proper hand washing, upping your use of hand sanitizer, and wiping down surfaces with alcohol or bleach. But while alcohol isn’t an allergen, it …

Fall "Skin" Love In 4 Steps

As the leaves turn and fall, do your own shedding and renewal:

Our post-summer skinfest begins with a royal residue-ridding to wash away summer’s big sweat soirĂ©e and flush out the greasy flotsam that strikes fear in every pore. In other words: here’s how to transition your skincare from summer to fall.
Treat yourself to some serious skin love and it won’t be just the autumn leaves looking so fine this fall!

Your Body Skin Deserves Your Love, Too!

You’re working so hard on your overall health: eating right, de-stressing, sleeping well, and exercising. Don’t forget your skin! Dermatologists will tell you that it’s not uncommon to see toned, glowing faces topping dry, lined, and spotted necks and chests. One tends to forget how often our hands are seen. Knees, elbows and thighs can look …