Jennifer Douglas is a literary publicist who believes in the right of equality for all authors. With a vision of a world where positivity is the norm and negativity is long forgotten Jennifer works alongside authors creating a marketing and publicity plan that meets the needs of the individual.

With years of experience in publicity, public relations and the marketing industry, which includes working with Allen and Unwin and Palmer Higgs Publishing, Jennifer has become a well sort after reviewer. To work with Jennifer is to know you are working with someone who will not hold back on being open and honest about your book and its marketing possibilities.

Having undertaken many courses in writing and poetry over the years Jennifer has a vast knowledge in the field of writing and reviewing, being able to provide an efficient, effective and professional service. As a qualified Early Childhood Educator and a home educating mum with over 16 years experience, she has a passion for quality children's books and educational resources.

Having spent 6 years as the founder and managing editor of two magazines, Good Gabble and Rattling Reviews, Jennifer has an eye for marketing and sales, knowing what the consumer is looking for and how to reach them. She works individually with each client meeting their needs and the needs of their product. She has many years experience in critiquing websites, placing herself in the shoes of the consumer who is browsing. Many clients return time and time again knowing they will be receiving an honest, open and non judgmental review or critique. Jennifer prides herself on providing a friendly, non threatening and personal service. Her clients are able to contact her personally throughout the whole review process.

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Monday, January 7, 2013

Banaban Extra Virgin Coconut Oil

Cold pressed, organically grown and harvested in Fiji, Banaban Extra Virgin Coconut Oil is not refined, deodorized or bleached, providing a rich natural coconut taste and aroma, with all the health benefits coconut oil has to provide.

There has been a lot of media coverage over the last few months about the benefits of coconut oil, with it being labeled as 'A super food' and 'The healthiest Oil on Earth'

Miranda Kerr has even been reported to say that coconut oil is why she has clear skin, shiny hair and her trim figure.

"I've been drinking it since I was 14 and it's the one thing I can't live without," Miranda said.
"I will not go a day without coconut oil. I personally take four tablespoons per day, either on my salads, in my cooking or in my cups of green tea."

The health benefits of Coconut oil are said to include those of reducing fat accumulation in the body and helping to maintain a healthy ratio of Omega 6 to Omega 3 fatty acids when consumed as part of a diet. Coconut oil has a rich content of lauric acid, the source of disease fighting fatty acid derivative monolaurin and it does not circulate in the blood stream like other fats, being sent directly to the liver where they are immediately converted into energy.

Reports have been made stating that coconut oil is easy to digest, relieving poor digestion and stomach bloating problems and helping control weight. A study reported in the Journal of Nutrition found that coconut oil boosts the metabolism. Participants who consumed two tablespoons of coconut oil per day burned more kilojoules than those who consumed less. A speedy metabolism helps boost the body's immune system and keep weight off. The Garvan Institute of Medical Research found that coconut oil protects against insulin resistance, reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes. Coconut oil has also been hailed as being the cure for Alzheimer and as having great dental benefits.

Applying coconut oil directly to your skin is said to help with the aging process, eliminating wrinkles and sagging. It is said to condition your hair, nail and skin. Many report using it daily for an all over healthy glow.

With all that is being said about the wonders of coconut oil we put Banaban Extra Virgin Coconut Oil to the test, providing a small group of our reviewers with some to try. Our results were varied as far as taste and smell were concerned, some saying they could not taste it when used for cooking, others saying they could not stand the taste of the food they cooked it in. Some loved the smell or were just fine with it, whilst others said they could not stand the smell. These two factors were a personal preference depending on the individual, however all said it had a better cooking texture than other oils and did not leave behind a slimy, icky residue on utensils. Some stated that they felt it did not leave the gross feeling around the mouth that some oils do. We tested it cooking various food products, including eggs, pancakes and bolognaise, finding it suitable for all.

All our reviewers agreed on one thing. That Banaban Extra Virgin Coconut Oil does have many benefits. One of the biggest benefits found was that of weight control. Used over a period of a month some found it stabilized their weight, when they would usually struggle, whilst others found a minor loss. We did challenge our reviewers to the one tablespoon a day before a meal but none could stomach placing a tablespoon directly into their mouths as reported. I tried placing some in my coffee but, being one who does not like the smell or taste of coconut of any type, could not get my coffee to my mouth. Being a little on the podgy side and seeing and hearing the weight benefits of reviewers I am keen to try the Banaban Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil Soft Gel Capsules as these are said to provide the same health benefits but without the taste and smell of the oil. Nature Pacific are proud to be the first company in Australia to develop Virgin Coconut Oil Capsules.

Kelly in Western Australia says: “ I have found so many uses for coconut oil. My husband and two year old son also use it. It is good on my child's eczema . I found it was too strong for cooking as everything tasted of coconut but love it as a hair conditioner. I suffer from mild dandruff and have found it has
helped immensely. I dampen my hair and rub coconut oil into my scalp, wrapping it in a towel and leaving it in for 20 mins. I then wash it out with a natural shampoo. I find I only need a small amount of oil – a little goes a long way.”

Nature Pacific have Kelly's dandruff problem under control, not only in the form of their oil but in the form of their Banaban shampoo and conditioner, which contains 5% virgin coconut oil and is free of
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate.

Samantha stated: “I personally can't taste the coconut flavour in the foods, but it has been made clear to me that others can. It is very strong in smell when cooking which may be a definite no go for some. I tried to take it in hot water and on a tablespoon, as suggest in internet articles, but could not stomach it. It is definitely a healthier alternative than other oils and one I will continue to use.”

When purchasing Banaban Extra Virgin Coconut Oil at this time of the year it is important to remember that as the weather changes to the hotter summer months so does your Virgin Coconut Oil which will become liquid. If the temperature drops at night below 18C your oil will crystallize and set solid again.This is a completely normal process and shows the purity of your oil. We found this to be the case with our Banaban Extra Virgin Coconut Oil. When crystallized it was just a matter of standing the jar in a bottle of warm water to liquidfy it.

Overall our reviewers felt that Banaban Extra Virgin Coconut Oil was a product they would continue to use. When going over the web site we were impressed with the range of products we saw. Nature Pacific has everything covered, from organic food to body products, sensual oil, pet products, stop itch and of course the shampoo, condition, virgin oil and capsules, there is a product that allows all to benefit from the properties of the wonderful coconut oil.

To find out more and purchase products visit www.naturepacific.com