Cracking the Case of Coconut Oil: To Toss It or Not?

Just like fashion and music trends, health fads wax and wane, and the latest word from the American Heart Association is that coconut oil isn’t as health-conscious as it has been made out to be.

In the recent Presidential Advisory from the AHA, which has caused a firestorm in the health community, a case is built around the adverse effects of saturated fat, how coconut oil is primarily composed of saturated fat, and thus, it’s concluded that we should cut coconut oil from our diets.

So, what’s a coconut oil lover to do?

Well, before you go raiding your pantry, let’s take a look at more of the underlying facts because there’s a lot more than meets the eye in this proclaimed health debacle.

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The Mind-Body Benefits Of Mindfulness & Meditation

Meditation can be broken into a number of different styles: mindfulness, Zen, self-induced transcendence, Vipassana, Yoga Nidra, and Kundalini, just to name a few. Chopra meditation is also a wonderful resource.

Just like eating a hamburger does different things to your body than drinking a chia seed smoothie, different styles of meditation light up different parts of the brain and require different degrees of effort and time. They can also have varying degrees of effectiveness on your performance off the proverbial cushion. So, which style is best for you? Let’s explore two popular styles:

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