The Coconut Tree– a Tree of 1,000 Uses (Part 1)

The coconut palm (Cocos nucifera) rightfully deserves its title of the “Tree of Life” as it boasts of an amazing 1,000 uses. Every part of the coconut tree has particular applications in nutrition, carpentry, ornamentation and agriculture. The leaves can be stripped away from the stalk and made into thatched roof or woven into baskets.… Read More The Coconut Tree– a Tree of 1,000 Uses (Part 1)

Human Nature – My Treasure Trove of Organic Personal Care Products

One day, while searching online for a healthier alternative to my brand of mosquito repellent, I chanced upon Human Nature (HN), a line of affordable, natural and organic beauty products manufactured right here in the Philippines.  A quick tour through the website made me a convert.  Here are my thoughts. Human Nature is pro-Philippines.Human Nature… Read More Human Nature – My Treasure Trove of Organic Personal Care Products

A Warning Against Hydrogenated Oils

The naturally beneficial effects of coconut oil can be destroyed by hydrogenation, a common industrial process employed by many cooking oil manufacturers.  Hydrogenation is essentially a way of making oils more commercially viable by extending its shelf life and producing a butter-like consistency and mouth-feel.  It is not only coconut oil which is being hydrogenated. … Read More A Warning Against Hydrogenated Oils