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Old 04-15-2007, 07:05 AM   #121
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http://www.coconut-connections.com/hypothyroidism.htm

Read above or Google your question. Hope this helps.

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Thanks for the link

I read it and did not find the exact answer to my question, though, unless I'm just overly tired from being up all night, and overlooked it.

It was an interesting read, though.

I guess I will try, again, to google the answer since so far no one has the answer for me.

Thanks again, Deila, for the link and info!
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Old 04-15-2007, 07:52 AM   #122
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I thought I read somewhere that coconut oil shouldn't be used with people who have high triglycerides. I cant find where I read it at, now, though. Anyone know if this is true?
In my favorite book by Jonny Bowden, The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth, it states that:

"Coconut oil has a neutral effect on blood cholesterol, even in situations where coconut oil is the sole source of fat."
--Dr. George Blackburn (a Harvard Medical School Researcher).

HTH

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Old 04-15-2007, 08:22 AM   #123
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can you take the original bark to work or will it melt?

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Old 04-15-2007, 08:39 AM   #124
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If you have an ice pack in your lunch box it will be fine, otherwise it will melt
I wrap mine in saran wrap and place it on the ice pack no problems

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Can this be too good to be true. . .??????

If you are using the bark and coconut oil to lose weight, how much are you consuming a day?

All of you, please, pretty please. . .report your amounts, and your results.

I know individual results may vary. . .but this seems just too good to be true!!

BTW, thanks, Kevinpa, for your lovely picts and experiments. I WANT to try these, but I need some anecdotal advise!!!! And success stories!!!!

I'm struggling here!
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Old 04-15-2007, 08:48 AM   #126
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Read above or Google your question. Hope this helps.

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Oh, thank you Deila, for that link. . .I have autoimmune thyroiditis. . .supper hypo. . .and I thought my wonderful doc who has really saved my life (or quality of life)would have told me this. . .

I'm off to the store!

Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you!
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Old 04-15-2007, 09:07 AM   #127
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Thanks for the link

I read it and did not find the exact answer to my question, though, unless I'm just overly tired from being up all night, and overlooked it.

It was an interesting read, though.

I guess I will try, again, to google the answer since so far no one has the answer for me.

Thanks again, Deila, for the link and info!
I'm sorry if I wasn't much help Yummy. I wasn't quite sure what your question was.

http://www.newstarget.com/009701.html

Another link which may be better for you to read.



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Oh, thank you Deila, for that link. . .I have autoimmune thyroiditis. . .supper hypo. . .and I thought my wonderful doc who has really saved my life (or quality of life)would have told me this. . .

I'm off to the store!

Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you!
I'm glad to have been assistance to you. Thanks!
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Old 04-15-2007, 09:08 AM   #128
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can you take the original bark to work or will it melt?
I take mine in a little plastic covered dish and it's fine.
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Old 04-15-2007, 09:15 AM   #129
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can you take the original bark to work or will it melt?
I premake DH's in muffin tins then store them in the freezer. He takes them to work in little sammich baggies with no problems.
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Old 04-15-2007, 09:18 AM   #130
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Sorry, Kevin, but I have to ask. Is it okay to just use the powdered e? If so, just how close to 1/2 cup would "almost 1/2 cup" be?
Yes, that would work Kisal. I would be using powdered myself but i am out. A loose 1/2 cup will work and make the sweetness adjustment in the splenda.
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Old 04-15-2007, 09:50 AM   #131
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Can this be too good to be true. . .??????

If you are using the bark and coconut oil to lose weight, how much are you consuming a day?

All of you, please, pretty please. . .report your amounts, and your results.

I know individual results may vary. . .but this seems just too good to be true!!

BTW, thanks, Kevinpa, for your lovely picts and experiments. I WANT to try these, but I need some anecdotal advise!!!! And success stories!!!!

I'm struggling here!
I don't know the answer to this. In my case I can say that I have been maintaining a plus or minus 5 lbs for almost a year now using a generally low carb intake and a rigorous exercise routine. I have been eating 4 to 6 pieces of this coconut bark per day over the life of this thread and have seen no change in my normal results.
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Old 04-15-2007, 10:09 AM   #132
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Can this be too good to be true. . .??????

If you are using the bark and coconut oil to lose weight, how much are you consuming a day?

All of you, please, pretty please. . .report your amounts, and your results.

I know individual results may vary. . .but this seems just too good to be true!!

BTW, thanks, Kevinpa, for your lovely picts and experiments. I WANT to try these, but I need some anecdotal advise!!!! And success stories!!!!

I'm struggling here!
I PERSONALLY eat 6T of coconut oil daily, in bark form. I also use CO for all my cooking needs. It seems to be the right amount for what I weigh. It helps me eat a LOT less than I used to... and seems to put my metabolism in high gear. DH keeps complaining about how HOT I am in bed now (like a piece of charcoal).
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I have been doing the coconut since yesterday and today I feel like I am peeing more than normal. Is it the coconut and I will be lighter by morning?
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Old 04-15-2007, 02:32 PM   #134
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This is the 1st time I used it so I have no idea how it tastes with chocolate but I see nothing nasty about the taste of this mixture. Perhaps you used too much by accident. I have noticed with other flavors that I have used that the flavor is distorted when too much is used.
we were trying to make a strawberry syrup and got a bitter taste. so hopefully mixed it will change the taste. ty
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My newest twist

1/2 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup dehydrated strawberries
1/4 cup granular erythritol (ground into powder for a volume of almost 1/2 cup)
12 drops sweetzfree (1/2 cup equivilent)
1/4 teaspoon strawberry flavor oil

Put the coconut oil in a glass mixing bowl and microwave until the coconut oil is almost completely melted. (approx 30 to 40 sec.on high)
In a mini prep food processer grind strawberries and erythritol into a powder.
Add the melted coconut oil, sweetzfree, flavor oil to the powder and process until very smooth.
Pour into an 8 x 8 foil lined pan and put in freezer to set.



one other thing can I use fresh strawberries instead of dehydrated ones.
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Old 04-15-2007, 03:12 PM   #136
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I would think so tink, it just might take a tad longer to set.
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Old 04-15-2007, 03:15 PM   #137
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we were trying to make a strawberry syrup and got a bitter taste. so hopefully mixed it will change the taste. ty
Who knows, with fresh strawberries you may not need it. Again, if you use too much of any of these oils it will taste bitter.
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well so far it is looking great....

I used a 1/4 chopped fresh strawberries purred with the coconut oil(you may have to re-melt the coconut oil part of the way and pour back into the mixture so it will mix. I also put in 10 drops sweetzfree. It is setting up great. It tastes pretty good. Will let know how final results are.
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Old 04-15-2007, 04:37 PM   #139
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Thanks, again, Deila

I don't see anything in either of those articles that says its not recommended to use coconut oil if you have high triglycerides, but I remember reading it somewhere.

Has anyone,here, who has high triclycerides used coconut oil? If so, can you tell me if you seen any change in your triglycerides after using it? I just wante to be as sure as I can before I decide if I want to try this or not.
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the strawberry turned out great.

I also made a coconut bark that had a TBSP of Peanut Butter in it and it tastes great.
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Did I hear somebody say Coconut Oil Peanut Butter Fudge?

1 cup coconut oil
14 oz coconut milk
1/4 cup extra dark Hershey's cocoa powder
1/4 cup granular erythritol (ground into powder for a volume of almost 1/2 cup)
1 splenda quick pack
2 T. DiabetiSweet Brown
1/4 t. peanut butter loranns flavor oil

In an electric mixing bowl combine and whip all ingredients with wisk attachment on high until stiff.
Scrap into a foil lined 9 x 9 pan with a spatula and spread even then freeze to set.

Cut into 3 x 3 squares and enjoy!!



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Old 04-16-2007, 05:56 AM   #142
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Man, that looks really good!
Seems the ideas on this are boundless.
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Old 04-16-2007, 06:24 AM   #143
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I'd divorce my DH to marry KevinPa... but I'd probably get fat(ter) being his guinea pig for all his new recipes!!!!



Keep 'em coming KP! You've saved me time and again from raiding the candy eisle at Wal*Mart!!!!

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where do you get loran oils
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I dont think the coconut oil thing is working for me. I gained a pound
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Kevin ...

Thanks for great recipes. I made the cream cheese version yesterday. Used some raspberry lorans and topped them with some slivered almonds. They're incredible

Didn't you do a peanut butter coconut oil fudge at some point? Perhaps in a different thread? I'm not so much of a chocolate person, but Peanut Butter fudge, now that's right up my alley!!!
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Didn't you do a peanut butter coconut oil fudge at some point? Perhaps in a different thread? I'm not so much of a chocolate person, but Peanut Butter fudge, now that's right up my alley!!!
I made the PB bark before but this uses coconut milk also and gets whipped very light and as a result is thick like fudge.
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Kevin ..

Quick question ..

How do you measure your coconut oil. Do you melt it first then measure out what you need or do you just measure it out like you would Crisco? Just curious.

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Quick question ..

How do you measure your coconut oil. Do you melt it first then measure out what you need or do you just measure it out like you would Crisco? Just curious.

TIA
Like crisco, I spoon it out of the container and smash it into the measuring cup then I melt it.
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What can I use in place of chocolate? Allergic to it and get bad migraines from it.
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