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Old 12-22-2008, 06:08 AM   #31
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My hair and skin feels softer even b/f noticed it with my hair. A forum friend and I have started taking it and she says the same as I, a slightly nauseous feeling after taking it.

Hope thats passes. I am taking 3 Tbsp a day (in coffee cause the bark? well lets just say I like it too much and ate too much)

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Old 12-22-2008, 07:58 AM   #32
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Vicki,

There are studies on the website Tropical Traditions. As far as taste--the virgin tastes like coconut. My organic Virgin Gold label from Tropical Traditions actually tastes more like butter; the expeller pressed doesn't because they go an extra step to remove the taste. As for off the spoon--I prefer it that way to get it over with!!! That way I can also ensure to get my appropriate dosage for the day. And I don't have to guess how much was actually soaked up by the eggs (if I were to fry something like that in a pan), and/or pour the drippings on my plate.
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Old 12-22-2008, 02:25 PM   #33
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I was on that website earlier today. I'm going to go back when I get the chance and look into it more. Thanks for the info. Butter, eh? Me likes butter. :blush:

I mixed about a half teaspoon with a teaspoon of sunflower butter this morning. I could see a serious addiction there.

What do you guys think of mixing equal amnts of peanut butter and CO, and keeping it on hand, as opposed to mixing it daily?
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Old 12-22-2008, 03:25 PM   #34
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for bark? it will probably not solidify in fridge if its mixed together, but frozen would prob keep it fresher longer. Hey great idea! Thanks

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Old 12-23-2008, 05:42 AM   #35
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Vicki,

I don't see a problem with that. And with the cooler temps you don't have to worry about it melting so soon LOL. A lot of people mix coconut bark and have pieces at a time and not the whole thing. Now you have to remember that different brands of coconut oil will taste differently--the Gold Label by TT has a buttery flavor to me. But that is me--it might taste coconutty to you. You just have to try.......and the green label ( a step down from the gold label) might not taste like butter, but more coconutty too. That is why when I decided to try the Gold Label I got just a quart jar and not a gallon. Didn't want to have to get a whole gallon bucket of something I didn't like.
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Ok dumb question. What's bark? I just mixed the oil with the coconut (ooh that sounds like a song. lol) and put it in the fridge. I had some this morning. It tastes just like peanut butter (or in this case sunflower seed butter mmmmm), just slightly oiler. I really like it. I gave some to my oldest DD and she liked it too. She's prego and can't keep anything down. So she threw it up, but she'll keep eating it.
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Ok dumb question. What's bark? I just mixed the oil with the coconut (ooh that sounds like a song. lol) and put it in the fridge. I had some this morning. It tastes just like peanut butter (or in this case sunflower seed butter mmmmm), just slightly oiler. I really like it. I gave some to my oldest DD and she liked it too. She's prego and can't keep anything down. So she threw it up, but she'll keep eating it.
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Old 12-23-2008, 04:23 PM   #38
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Thanks, looks like something I may have to try.
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im struggling. i cant eat it plain. dont like coffee or tea. dont like it on my eggs. wut to do?
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im struggling. i cant eat it plain. dont like coffee or tea. dont like it on my eggs. wut to do?

Try it in hot cocoa or mixed with almond or peanut butter. It's yummy, I promise!
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im diabetic, so i cant have peanut butter and i dont like hot cocoa.
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Well fooey...
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lol thanks for tryin!
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why do you need to gradually increase the amount of coconut oil?
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why do you need to gradually increase the amount of coconut oil?
Because it's hard on the tummy for some people.
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lol thanks for tryin!
Do you ever make shakes or smoothies? Some people hide it in there.
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no i cant have carbs.
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You can use it to fry up your meats, etc instead of regular cooking oil..
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Some people put CO in their egg cream, but that didn't work for me. I use CO as a skin moisturizer/makeup remover and I oil pull with it every morning. There are claims that it helps with gum problems and I have one tooth that needs help.

Instead of eating CO, I take two tablespoons of MCT oil every day, since that is the part of the CO that is so beneficial.
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whats mct oil?
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There is a lot of information in cyberspace about MCT Oil, but I got this from the Netrition site:

MCT Oil, 100% Pure

* 100% Pure
* Weight Management
* Thermogenic
* Spares Lean Body Tissue
* Vegetarian Product

Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT's) are fats that are naturally found in coconut and palm kernel oil. MCT's are more easily and rapidly digested than other types of fats, as they require lower amounts of enzymes and bile acids for intestinal absorption. MCT's are metabolized very quickly in the liver and are reported to encourage an increase in energy expenditure, while decreasing fat storage. Numerous studies suggest that substituting MCT Oil for other fats in a healthy diet may therefore help to support healthy weight and body composition.

You might be surprised to learn that consuming saturated fat may help maintain a more healthy physique and body weight. But it’s true, and a growing circle of nutritionists and dieticians believe that not consuming enough “good fat” could be responsible for today’s skyrocketing obesity rates. Unlike most saturated fats, Medium Chain Triglycerides are considered beneficial to several areas of human health. They are composed of caprylic and capric acids and occur naturally in sources such as coconut and palm kernel oils.

As the name implies, medium chain triglycerides are structurally shorter (6-12 carbon atoms) than the more difficult to-burn long chain fatty acids. In comparison to other types of fat that require impressive amounts of enzymes and bile acids during intestinal absorption, MCTs are quickly metabolized by the liver. Their unique structure and biological role makes them an ideal source of energy that is capable of utilizing stored fat, improving muscle energy, and increasing the body’s production of ATP (adenosine triphosphate). A number of clinical studies have suggested that supplementing medium chain triglycerides in place of other saturated fats may be helpful in maintaining a healthy body weight and therefore a more desirable physique.

NOW® MCT Oil is a 100% pure formula that contains only USP pharmaceutical grade MCT oil from vegetarian sources. Each tablespoon typically provides 7.8 grams of caprylic acid and 6.2 grams of capric acid, at only 100 calories per serving. It can be used in place of less healthy oils, and makes a perfect addition in smoothies, meal replacements, and pre/post workout protein drinks.
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Old 08-16-2010, 01:04 PM   #52
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coconut oil

I usually prepere myself a glass of water with a vitamin C melt tablet...i then take two tablespoons of the coconut oil, swallow it and then quickly drink the vitamin C water. the sour tast of the vitamin quickly takes away the taste and the slippery feeling of the oil
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I just took mine straight - for the first time - because my husband did it first and I will not be shown up. Well, I'm looking for other options. (gag)
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I put mine in a egg cream or a protein drink. Yummm!

I scramble my DH's eggs with it.
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Hi All! I know this is an old thread, but searches have brought me here several times... I've just started using coconut oil about a month ago. I have replaced all the cooking oils in my kitchen with it, I haven't used commercial lotion on my skin since I started using it, and I love it! But I can't swallow it. Like someone else that posted here, I use it to cook my eggs (the eggs actually do soak it ALL up), and I've tried it in my tea, but I simply cannot swallow it off a spoon, my throat refuses to operate. I have let it melt in my mouth and slowly swallow it, but it still makes me want to gag. So I take gelcaps and use it our food and on my skin! Going to try the bark recipe!
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Some people put CO in their egg cream, but that didn't work for me. I use CO as a skin moisturizer/makeup remover and I oil pull with it every morning. There are claims that it helps with gum problems and I have one tooth that needs help.

Instead of eating CO, I take two tablespoons of MCT oil every day, since that is the part of the CO that is so beneficial.
Reading a book called Coconut Cures by Bruce Fife, N.D., he points out that MCT oil is not as affective as natural coconut oil because it is processed and has lost all but two of its fatty acids, caprylic and caric. Coconut oil contains at least 11 different fatty acids that are apparently all essential to the overall heath affect of the coconut oil.
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