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Old 03-06-2013, 07:45 AM   #31
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Thank you! Will try and get to a store, and if not order online.
I am not sure if you can order these brands in the UK, but I really like Nutiva, Tropical Traditions and my latest love is Rapunzel coconut oil... All have a nice, subtle flavour. I also use the expeller pressed organic without the flavour for all other uses when I don't want the taste or smell, but do want the benefits. Rapunzel also do a variety like that.
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coconut oil + unsweetened cocoa + EZ Sweets = fabulous chocolate candy

I typically melt 1/3 cup coconut oil, mix in about 1/8 cup of cocoa and a few drops of EZ Sweets then pour into candy molds, put into freezer and wait about 10 minutes for heavenly candy.
Do you eat it all in one day? I made a batch and I ate it all I still dropped a lb. but not sure I should eat that much in one day what do you think?
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I've seen coconut oil referenced frequently on this forum so I'm just going to drop my post here.

At first, I was real skeptical about trying it out. Quite frankly, I absolutely hate coconut. But I decided that so many people here (and at other places on the internet) were praising it (even a few that also expressed a disgust for coconut) that I'd give it ago.

So today I put about 2 teaspoons of it in my coffee (I may up it a bit tomorrow), and it taste delicious! I don't notice an overwhelming coconut flavor, but it does add a nice little sweet taste to my coffee. I also don't notice it making the coffee oil like or slick. It does make my lips feel like they're getting some moisture/oil on them. But it's in a chapstick kind of way, and I frequently apply chapstick so it saved me from having to do that. Other than that, I don't feel like I'm drinking any oily drink.

Very glad I tried it! Most seem to recommend a tablespoon in their coffee, so I may try that level of a "dose" tomorrow.
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I've seen coconut oil referenced frequently on this forum so I'm just going to drop my post here.

At first, I was real skeptical about trying it out. Quite frankly, I absolutely hate coconut. But I decided that so many people here (and at other places on the internet) were praising it (even a few that also expressed a disgust for coconut) that I'd give it ago.

So today I put about 2 teaspoons of it in my coffee (I may up it a bit tomorrow), and it taste delicious! I don't notice an overwhelming coconut flavor, but it does add a nice little sweet taste to my coffee. I also don't notice it making the coffee oil like or slick. It does make my lips feel like they're getting some moisture/oil on them. But it's in a chapstick kind of way, and I frequently apply chapstick so it saved me from having to do that. Other than that, I don't feel like I'm drinking any oily drink.

Very glad I tried it! Most seem to recommend a tablespoon in their coffee, so I may try that level of a "dose" tomorrow.
Go easy when you first start out. It can really upset your stomach resulting in some contemplative bathroom time. Nausea even. I took about a week going from 1tsp to 1tbs. The first time I used it I used 1tbs and it made me a bit sick.
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Ok, thanks for the heads up. I'll stick with the lower dose for a longer period of time. I've had some stomach upset this morning, but it could be from last night lol.
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The first time I used it I used 1tbs and it made me a bit sick.
Same here, and I have a cast-iron stomach. I started with about 1/4 a teaspoon per cup of coffee and worked my way up. Even now I rarely use more than a teaspoon per cup.
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I have a pretty sensitive stomach so now I'm thinking I'll just keep it at the teaspoon level lol.
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Your body will get acclimated to it and you can eat a lot at one time without ill effect.

I have 2oz every morning in my ~20oz of coffee. I usually eat an oz straight off the spoon early in the evening.

I'd read some time ago that the reason it makes you sick-ish when you first zap your belly with it is that it has a big initial impact on gut flora and then things get back into balance.
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Do you eat it all in one day? I made a batch and I ate it all I still dropped a lb. but not sure I should eat that much in one day what do you think?
1/3 cup of coconut oil has over 600 calories and 72 grams of fat. To me that seems like an awful lot for something that should be a treat or snack food.
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1/3 cup of coconut oil has over 600 calories and 72 grams of fat. To me that seems like an awful lot for something that should be a treat or snack food.
OMG well I did it still lost a lb. However I bet that makes me gain tomorrow.
I ordered some coconut flakes from netrition they are really big flakes any suggestions? Wonder if I can chop them up some how.
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For those with high Trigs, CO should not be used. Also, as noted here it can cause intestinal distress. Those with IBS may want to use it with caution.

Hmmm..not so sure I would want to ingest something that I can also use externally. That would be like me eating my shampoo
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Old 03-07-2013, 01:22 AM   #42
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For those with high Trigs, CO should not be used. Also, as noted here it can cause intestinal distress. Those with IBS may want to use it with caution.

Hmmm..not so sure I would want to ingest something that I can also use externally. That would be like me eating my shampoo
I disagree. The distress that people get is caused most often due to candida or parasite die off, and thus it is advised to start with a little and build up the quantity. People with IBS (I am one of them) should avoid too much fiber. Fat has never caused me issues other than... Well you get the picture.

As for high Trigs and not eating CO, can you say why this is?

LOL on the eating shampoo!!! I use lots of stuff from my kitchen on my body, so I guess I'm just weird, LOL!
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I disagree. The distress that people get is caused most often due to candida or parasite die off, and thus it is advised to start with a little and build up the quantity. People with IBS (I am one of them) should avoid too much fiber. Fat has never caused me issues other than... Well you get the picture.

As for high Trigs and not eating CO, can you say why this is?

LOL on the eating shampoo!!! I use lots of stuff from my kitchen on my body, so I guess I'm just weird, LOL!
I don't think I am supposed to link things, so I will just say if you do some research on the internet, it states that CO can raise trigs. Since mine are already borderline high, I am not so sure I want to take that chance. If someone can disprove this otherwise, please let me know
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I ordered some coconut flakes from netrition they are really big flakes any suggestions? Wonder if I can chop them up some how.
Do you have a food processor? Toss them in and give them a few pulses.
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I disagree. The distress that people get is caused most often due to candida or parasite die off, and thus it is advised to start with a little and build up the quantity. People with IBS (I am one of them) should avoid too much fiber. Fat has never caused me issues other than... Well you get the picture.

As for high Trigs and not eating CO, can you say why this is?

LOL on the eating shampoo!!! I use lots of stuff from my kitchen on my body, so I guess I'm just weird, LOL!
No, you are not weird. Unless I am weird too I believe I use the coconut oil more in my bathroom than I do my kitchen I have heard the saying, "don't put on your body what you won't put IN your body". My hormone specialist told me (and my DH that I dragged to the appointment) that I should be very careful what I put IN and ON my body when I asked about how to get rid of my estrogen dominance. No chemicals, thalates, sulfates, food with added hormones.....etc. So you are right on the mark
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Check out Tropical Traditions on line. They have a great explanation of various types of coconut oil and have tons of recipes (not all low carb, but most are easily adapted)
Other good coconut products are coconut cream concentrate and coconut flour.
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I disagree. The distress that people get is caused most often due to candida or parasite die off, and thus it is advised to start with a little and build up the quantity. People with IBS (I am one of them) should avoid too much fiber. Fat has never caused me issues other than... Well you get the picture.

As for high Trigs and not eating CO, can you say why this is?

LOL on the eating shampoo!!! I use lots of stuff from my kitchen on my body, so I guess I'm just weird, LOL!
I am so thankful for the CO. I had lyme disease a few years ago and was on antibiotics for two years. I keep yeast infection in my colon all the time. I have suffered with it for years. With CO it keeps it at bay and I am ever so thankful. I agree the feeling sick when you first use it to me was a good sign because it is killing some toxins your body has thar you may be unaware of. That is just my take on it. I also use it on my body. If I had a swimming pool I think I would just fill it with warm CO and take a dip everyday in it...
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I've been known to add some to protein shakes - a little heavy cream, a TB coconut oil, a few frozen strawberries, a bit of water and a scoop of strawberry or vanilla protein powder blended and it's kind of like a strawberry milkshake - yummo! Also, I've fried foods in it.

I've never put it in coffee, though. I wonder - what does it do to the texture? Does it give the coffee an oil slick feel?

As for the whys, Here's text from the Dr. Oz website:

"Conventional thought used to consider fats like coconut oil to be unhealthy and contribute to heart disease. We now know that this isn’t true. In fact, coconut oil is actually a heart healthy food that can keep your body running smoother in a few different ways.

What are the health benefits of coconut oil?
Studies have show that intake of coconut oil can help our bodies mount resistance to both viruses and bacteria that can cause illness. Even more, it also can help to fight off yeast, fungus and candida.
Coconut oil can also positively affect our hormones for thyroid and blood sugar control. People who take coconut oil also tend to have improvements in how they handle blood sugar since coconut can help improve insulin use within the body. Coconut oil can boost thyroid function helping to increase metabolism, energy and endurance. It increases digestion and helps to absorb fat-soluble vitamins.

Can coconut oil reduce cholesterol?
Coconut oil has a saturated fat called lauric acid, a type of MCT. It has been shown that lauric acid increases the good HDL cholesterol in the blood to help improve cholesterol ratio levels. Coconut oil lowers cholesterol by promoting its conversion to pregnenolone, a molecule that is a precursor to many of the hormones our bodies need. Coconut can help restore normal thyroid function. When the thyroid does not function optimally, it can contribute to higher levels of bad cholesterol.

How does coconut help keep weight balanced?
Coconut fats have special fats called medium chain triglycerides (MCTs). It has been shown that breaking down these types of healthy fats in the liver leads to efficient burning of energy. One 2009 study found that women who consumed 30 milliliters (about 2 tablespoons) of coconut oil daily for 12 weeks not only did not gain more weight, but actually had lowered amounts of abdominal fat, a type of fat that is difficult to lose, and contributes to more heart problems."
Thank you for this!! Someone in another unrelated forum was telling NOT to ingest CO..blah, blah. I needed to link to something you'd understand and trust. I searched and found this on his website and posted it for her. I also told her that we all have to find what works for each of us and LC and healthy oils only was what lowered my BP and helped me lose 25lbs. Can't wait to here what she says to this!
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