We know what you’re thinking, “Coconut oil as the supplement of the month? But it’s not a supplement…” Well this month we thought it was time to shed some light on this little wonder substance. While it certainly has many uses, from cooking to even being used as lotion, when it is taken by the spoonful it can have some amazing effects on your body. We call coconut oil a wonder substance because it might be one of the most beneficial supplements on the market. It is naturally anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and completely non-toxic – it’s like a wonder drug. Additionally, adding coconut oil to your diet can help with things such as increasing your metabolic rate, supporting your thyroid function, and helping lower your risk of heart disease to name a few. The best benefit may just be that adding coconut oil can lead to a flatter stomach. Studies have shown that over time (12 weeks or longer) those that supplement with coconut oil will see a decrease in overall weight (thank you increased metabolism) but more importantly a decrease in waist circumference. So why not add a couple of tablespoons of this awesome stuff to your diet? Eat a spoonful or two, add it to a smoothie, or put it on your toast. Any way you do it you will be glad you did.