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Seven Benefits of Coconut Water

Coconut water is the purest liquid second only to water itself. It has many health benefits and uses that you probably did not know about.

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Many persons have gone to the Caribbean , the Pacific Islands , Florida , Hawaii , South America or Southern Asia and have tasted some very refreshing coconut water. The palm trees you have become accustomed to while on vacation are very potent sources of coconut water that has many health benefits and uses that you probably did not know about.

Coconut water is the purest liquid second only to water itself. It is chock full of electrolytes, calcium, potassium, magnesium; everything that is good for you.

Coconut water is the liquid that is taken from unripe coconuts. If coconuts get ripe the liquid that is inside will harden and become a part of the white flesh of the coconut, which is used to make coconut milk. So, picking the coconut while it is unripe will ensure that the body gets all the benefits of coconut water.

Coconut Water Hydrates the Body
Coconut water is an isotonic solution which replaces the fluids and minerals that the body loses during physical activities. For this reason, many athletes and persons who work out regularly are encouraged to drink coconut water to replace all the minerals and fluid that they lose while working out. Even the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) attest to the benefits of drinking coconut water when it fought for a patent in 2000 to market coconut water as the next big sports drinks.

Coconut Water Relieves Urinary Problems
If you consume coconut water on a regular basis it can reduce urinary problems. People who suffer from strangury, polyutra and other urinary ailments drink coconut water to relieve their symptoms

Coconut Water Kills Intestinal Worms
Drinking coconut water with one teaspoon of olive oil for three days will kill intestinal worms and clear the stomach of worms, which makes for better digestion.

Coconut Water Breaks up Kidney Stones
People who have kidney problems and are plagued by kidney stones should drink coconut water in addition to taking their medication.
Drinking coconut water regularly helps to break up kidney stones making them easier to push out.

Coconut Water is Used in Blood Transfusion
Coconut water is almost identical to blood plasma and this makes it easy to use for blood transfusion. In cases of emergency coconut water has been used as an intravenous hydration fluid instead of the standard IV fluid. During World War II many wounded soldiers were saved in the Pacific because of emergency transfusion using coconut water as plasma.


Coconut Water is an Antibacterial
Coconut water contains monolaurin, an antiviral, antibacterial and antiprozoal monoglyceride that is used to kill lipid-coated viruses such as HIV, Herpes, cytomegalovirus, flu and various pathogenic bacteria.

Coconut Water Controls Vomiting
Coconut water is great at reducing vomiting. People who have typhoid, malaria, fevers or other ailments that are known to induce vomiting drink coconut water to settle the stomach. As such, coconut water is also a good thing to drink during a hangover..

Green or unripe coconuts can be found in Asian and West Indian markets. All coconuts that they sell are closed up to keep coconut water from losing its nutrients. So, if you plan on buying a coconut, you can ask someone to chop the coconut open or you can open it yourself at home and drink it.

Source: Tommy Fassbender

Special toilet seat helps constipation patients

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There is hope for people who suffer from constipation. A specially designed toilet seat that can ease this problem is now available in the market. It looks like an ordinary toilet seat, with a protrusion that fits between the tailbone and the anus.

The protrusion or knob contains nano silver which will prevent infection and also the back part of the rectum from overstretching.

The toilet seat known as Colerec, was developed by using Posterior HPS. This is the latest technology for the treatment of perinal disorders including anal fissure, haemorrhoids and constipation. HPS (Hai’s Perinal Support) is named after the Malaysian doctor who invented it.

An anal fissure is very common disorder and often is perpetuated because patients are frequently misdiagnosed with haemorrhoids.

An anal fissure is a tear at the distal part of the anal canal and mostly located at the posterior midline position. It may be present together with haemorrhoids. Typical symptoms are bleeding and pain both during and after a bowel movement. Conservative treatments like sitz baths, and increased water intake are normally ineffective. Medical treat­ments including the use of anal sphincter relaxants and drugs are popular alternatives. However these options are not ideal and may cause side effects.

Surgical lateral anal sphincterotomy that involves cutting the lowest portion of the internal anal sphincter, is often recommended for treating chronic anal fis­sures. This procedure should always be kept as the last option because it is invasive and may cause permanent. fecal incontinence.

In clinical trials HPS was found to have many medical usages and benefits. These were attributed to the mechanical support of the perineum. Various medical institutions are now conducting systematic researches and are yielding very positive results. Scientific papers are been consolidated for publication in medical journals.

The Colerec toilet seat is non-invasive and is anatomically designed to provide optimum support and comfort for the users.

Private colorectal surgeon Francis Seow, previously head of colorectal surgery at Singapore General Hospital, is convinced that it offers patients a good, practical solution to conventional treatment, which could involve surgery in serious cases.

More than 150 of his patients have tried the Colerec toilet seat since it became available in 2008, and most of them have experienced significant improvement in their conditions.

The Colerec toilet seat is not suitable for small-sized people and children who are unable to sit on the knob, and those who travel frequently and are unable to use the seat regularly.

The cost of the Colorec seat is around US$200, a small price for a messy problem.