September 18, 2012

NBC 25: Coconut oil - you can cook with it, rub it on your skin and put it on bug bites

By Liz MacFarland, NBC 25

"Throw out your vegetable oil! The only oils you need in your house are olive oil and coconut oil!" That's what Dr. Dan Kehres says, a wellness physician and chiropractor in Saginaw.

Dr. Kehres says If you are cooking something that is so hot it will smoke, use coconut oil. Anything that will not be heated or only lightly sautéed, you should use olive oil.

Experts say to look for expeller-pressed, organic coconut oil. If the coconut oil is expeller-pressed, it is less likely to taste like coconuts. Dr. Kehres uses it to cook eggs, chicken, vegetables and more.
You can also use coconut oil on bug bites to stop itching and to help it heal. For dandruff even! You can rub the oil on your scalp, let sit for 15 minutes and wash out. It also works as hair conditioner, there are a variety of uses for coconut oil.

Coconut oil can also easily be made into a lotion for your skin. The easy recipe be found by clicking here. 
Coconut oil is available at Kehres Health & Chiropractic in Saginaw or can be found at your local health food store.


  1. I couldn't agree more! I am also a long-time user of coconut oil and all the benefits that it gives are the reasons why I like to use it for just about anything.

  2. We have been using coconut oil for the past 5 yrs. It's uses are endless.