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Me too!

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Coconut oil is good for your face also I use for a butter substitute

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That sounds plausible since moisture causes mould.

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I thought it was odd also. Someone told me that introducing water to the mix is what causes it. Not sure.

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Oh no. It shouldn't get mouldy. It has a shelf life of a couple of years. Maybe there is something in your oil???

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The only thing is it gets moldy fast. You have to keep it in the fridge and it lasts a lot longer. It's pretty much a miracle for my dry hands emoticon

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emoticon Are you going to share the recipe with us?

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I found an amazingly simple recipe for coconut oil lotion. It's the only thing that will heal my dry winter hands.

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Hi LILYBELLE!

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Hi fellow coconuters ... I just want to share that I am using coconut oil exclusively now for my night moisturizing cream. LOVE IT!!

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Thanks Ani! It's always great to find more ways to use CO.

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love it thanks! will be printing this one out!!

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Great article ANI! emoticon

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Just in case anyone wants a refresher on the benefits of coconut oil:
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That cococnut nectar is nice stuff. Yeah. Mine says it's raw also... I like Elana Amsterdam's recipes but she ALWAYS uses AGAVE. It's nice to use the coconut nectar (or honey) instead.

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Oh yeah, I've been wanting to share a little something. A while back, maybe on this very thread there was mention of putting coconut oil in one's tea and I just couldn't wrap my head around that idea at the time. Well now I've completely repented of that mistake and have been putting a bit of coconut oil in my tea. I figured that since we put cream in our coffee and tea, and that's basically fat, why not coconut oil?? Hey, it works and it's very tasty.

Here's my little tea recipe:
Brew your favorite black tea (mine's Traditional Medicinal's Chai) nice and strong (takes about 15 minutes). While it's brewing gently heat a big glob of coconut milk with about 1/2 to 1 teaspoon coconut oil in a little pan. When the brewing is done I pour the tea into the pan with the milk and oil just to help it to heat back up to where I like it. (The 15 min of brewing tends to cool the tea).
YUM!

PS: Don't boil anything, just keep it nicely warm.

Edited by: ANIDUCK at: 6/4/2011 (11:35)
Hospitals are terrific for traumatic care; for acute care. They do a really, really good job in saving lives when it’s a sudden bleeding emergency. But in terms of chronic care, they’re terrible; (that is) in terms of the illnesses that most people have, endure, that cost the most money, that last the longest and ultimately die from. -Dr. Andrew Saul


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I've been using the coconut syrup for a couple of days now and I like it pretty much. It says on the bottle that it is "raw"; only minimally heated for evaporation to make it thick. I wish it wasn't quite so thick! I've used it in eggnog, tea (with coconut milk) and a little dip concoction I made for myself that was a combo of sesame butter, coconut butter, coconut oil, coconut milk and a small bit of coconut syrup. I whipped this up and used it for a dip for apple slices. I also did this recipe with the addition of some cocoa powder. REALLY TASTY! Coconut products give such incredible texture; fluffy, smooth, mouth watering.

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Thanks for the great info. I eat a couple of teaspoons a day and sometimes put it in my smoothies. Amazing what a little coconut can do!

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Shoot, sometimes I amaze myself with my empty-headedness! It just dawned on me that I have a bottle of coconut nectar in my pantry that I had totally forgotten about--gaaawwlll! I bought it several months ago..what a dork! I haven't even tried it yet. I'm going to go get it and have it there for me in the morning to use in something; don't know what yet, maybe just put some in my eggnog or tea.

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I love the nectar. I use it 1:1 as honey, maple syrup, etc.

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I want to try Cocoa Bliss and coconut butter one day.

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Yea, that is essentially what Cocoa Bliss (Artisana) is Ani, though yours sounds just as yummy if not more so! (Ingredient: Artisana™ Organic Raw Coconut Butter, Organic Raw Coconut Oil, Organic Raw Agave Syrup, Organic Raw Cacao, Organic Raw Cacao Butter.)

And you can always make your own coconut butter if you have a good enough food processor. I posted the "recipe" (can't really call it that it is so simple) on our coconut recipe section.

I make coconut butter every other week-end - I add in melted dark chocolate and add it into my vegan overnight oats. i am addicted to it! I make a big enough batch to last for 2 weeks.

My problem is my food processor is just barely powerful enough to make the shredded coconut turn into butter. It takes me about 30 minutes, when a really good food processor takes about 7-10 minutes. But it is much cheaper than buying Artisana. However, I do buy that as well - just because I sometimes can't face using my processor for 30+ minutes ...and the Artisana is sooo yummy and easy.


Hey Laura I just bought some Coconut nectar (or something like that- all of a sudden I can't remember what it is called exactly). I remember that you ordered some online - it can be used as a sweetner. Do you like it? And what sort of portion do you use? Is it a 1:1 exchange for say maple syrup? Or is it sweeter and you need to use less than you would for maple syrup?

Or if anyone else knows the answer...feel free to chime in!

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I have mixed cocoa powder into a bit of warmed coconut butter (Artisana) along with a bit of sesame butter, let it cool and just ate it for a treat. It was really good. Is the Cacao Bliss just coconut butter mixed with cocoa? I could go look that up but I'm lazy...lol

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Yeah. That stuff is good. Have you tried the Artisana CACAO BLISS? That stuff is to DIE for!!!

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I bought some of the Artisana Organic coconut butter. OMGosh, it's good!! I warmed some up just enough to stir it around and then put some on a minute muffin. What a treat!! I think I actually LIKE that BETTER than I like peanut butter... Delicious!

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Lots of great info - thank you so much for posting it.
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Great info DELORES!!!

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emoticon Mary Enig!! The mother of the re-birth of real food!

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I'm into coconut oil and use expeller pressed organic oil after reading Mary Enig's Phd work on oils. Here is what she claims is the benefits. This is a whole lot of benefit to using. Basically I stopped using olive oil to cook with and switched to coconut to saute with. While coconut oils is a saturated fat it is a medium chain fatty acid which is a good thing. Don't have to worry about amounts as over a week period of time it all works out and is very stress free. Below is a quote from Mary Enig and Sally Fallon's book Eat Fat, Lose Fat:


Fats and Health Problems aided by coconut oil
• Fight pathogens in the digestive tract
• Flax provides nutrient vital for vitamin and mineral absorption
• Omega 3 & 6’s help adrenal function
• Coconut oil alone improves thyroid function
• Cod Liver Oil supplies A and D, needed to assimilate minerals and other vitamins (so does 50/50 omega 3 & 6 without risk of manufacturing problems if you make sure you get cold pressed, refrigerated, fresh flax, borage oil, evening primrose or hemp) The essential fatty acids are light and heat sensitive
• Coconut oil does not require bile for digestion and gallbladder ailment can be helped
• Antimicrobial medium chain fatty acids in coconut oil combine with vitamin a to provide a combination for fighting bacterial infections
• Strong antifungal properties in stomach and topically on the skin help Candida. Candida can also be eliminated by eating whole grains only when properly prepared.
• Help kill the pathogenic lipid coated viruses in the digestive tract
• Enhances the immune system and aid IBS and Crohn’s disease, gas and bloating
• Coconut oil and fish oil help skin
• Avoiding wrinkles with plentiful saturated fat
• Excess polyunsaturated oils make the cell walls “floppy” thereby contributing to wrinkles. Also they can increase aging if oils are rancid and have free radicals
• Dandruff, lifeless hair can be avoided (thyroid support via coconut oil and cod—liver oil.
• Liver support (coconut oil, vitamin A and bone broths –recipe to follow give you special amino acids the liver uses to detoxify)
• The body can use coconut oil for energy more rapidly and efficiently than any other fat source MCFAs (medium chain fatty acids) are not normally stored in your body as fat.
• Small amounts of the MCFAs are used in the complex processes that enable cells to communicate with each other


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good idea....thanks.



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Coconut oil is simply the oil that has been "squeezed" out of the coconut meat.
Coconut butter is all the meat ground up so it includes the oil and all the fiber.
So yes, they "do the same" if you are talking about the greatest nutritional advantage of coconut.

Coconut butter has the fiber and maybe some other things--I haven't looked into the exact nutritional differences. The oil is just more versatile in its use. But I have been discovering delicious ways to use coconut butter.

I find that trying to keep track of exactly how much coconut oil or butter I eat in a day is tedious and just adds another stressor to an already full life. I just eat the stuff! It's a natural thing.
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Does Raw Organic Coconut Butter do the same as Coconut Oil?

I bought Artisana Raw Organic Coconut Butter: contains 100% Raw organic coconut, 2tbsp 186 cals, 18g fats, 16g sat. fat, Cholestrol 0mg, Sodium 10mg, Carbs 7g. Dietary Fiber 5g and sugars 1.9g

I also have: Nutiva Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil tbsp 130cals, 14g fat, sat fat 13g, Cholestrol 0mg, sodium 0mg, Carbs 0mg, Protein 0.

I am trying to use the oil, butter, or eat coconut daily. Just wanted to see if having the coconut butter on my foods would count torward my 2-3 tbsp. per day.



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I want to make a trip to Trader Joes because I think they'll have a lot more of the foods I need. Its just I not very close. We have a very nice health store very close to were I work but I think I'll pay a lot there.

Thanks for your help

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I use the unrefined for everything and it tastes a lot like coconut. I love the taste and smell. some people don't like the smell when you fry with it. The refined type has a milder smell I think. Laura, help me out here 'cuz I don't remember.

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So my question is which of the oils taste more like coconut? I also bought the refine its ok for frying but I'm thinking not good for eating and using for the things I have in mind.

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YUMMM - can't wait to integrate this into our food choices! :-)

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Hey all wanted to share this awesome link with you!! Its about coconut oil! miracleskinnydrops.com/coconut-oil-a
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Thanks so much for clarifying it further!

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The more refined stuff may not be as good as the VCO, but it does stil have nutritional properties. CO is not affected like other oils by high heat. You can also get a cold pressed refined CO from Spectrum. So, it is refined, but it is also cold pressed and does not taste like CO. I like that one for maing mayonaisse.

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Thanks for the info!

I have a friend whose chiropractor is teaching nutrition classes and said that unless the coconut oil was cold pressed and EV, then it doesn't have any benificial properties in it. (I had purchased the LouAna brand at Walmart.) I checked out the info - and it doesn't seem clear because there aren't any standards regarding purity, etc although the LouAna brand doesn't say that it's EV - only that it's "pure." It doesn't taste coconutty at all - but I like using it! I'll try one that says EV next time..


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Good question.
Cold pressed refers to HOW the oil is extracted from the meat
"Virgin" or "Extra virgin" refers to WHEN it is extracted. "Extra Virgin", in coconut oil production is the very first pressing. There is no "Virgin". That term is used in olive oil production and the difference between EV and V is about acidity, V being more acidic.
Cold pressed is the most healthy way to extract oil. It means the oil isn't heated or are the use of chemicals (hexane) used both of which are used in most commercial oil extraction processes.
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I may have missed this but is there a difference between extra virgin coconut oil and cold pressed coconut oil?

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I`ve been using it on my body. I`m very dry!!! So, it works realy well.

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I love using coconut oil as a body moisturizer! Put it on straight out of the shower, without drying off, and then just dab off the drops of water that are still on the skin (don't rub). And it smells SO GOOD!

I tried it on my face, but I broke out :-( Of course, I have acne, so that's not suprising. If this happens to you when you use it on your face, you may try jojoba oil. It's the oil that most closely resembles human sebum.

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I experimented a little bit yesterday and took a small container with the Nutivia EVCO, melted it and added a small amount of essential oil (that we used in fragrance burners) it is 100% oil. It was a "tropical" scent (think Pina Colada) - added a few drops to the coconut oil and am using it for a lotion on hands and feet. Haven't tried it on my face yet, but may do that this evening. It smells heavenly!!

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wow thanks for all the info! all those sites are pretty interesting. all kinds of options now.
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Thanks for that link Laura!
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I don't know how to make my own products (yet), but check out these products. 100% natural, organic...
www.tropicaltraditions.com/organic_s
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Have a look at this
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Alba skin care products contain toxic ingredients. Go to this website and you can check ingredients to see how they rate
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Hospitals are terrific for traumatic care; for acute care. They do a really, really good job in saving lives when it’s a sudden bleeding emergency. But in terms of chronic care, they’re terrible; (that is) in terms of the illnesses that most people have, endure, that cost the most money, that last the longest and ultimately die from. -Dr. Andrew Saul


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Not sure if this is where I should post this, but here it goes. I've been looking for a face lotion forever that isn't too light and isn't too greasy. Tonight I put coconut oil on my face and it feels amazing! Plus, I don't look like a grease ball :) Not sure if this causes problems if you do it too often or not. Now I just need to figure something out for face wash that doesn't dry out or bother my skin. Are there any home recipes with coconut in it? Has anyone ever tried the Alba skincare or hair care products with coconut in them?

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I occasionally see mangosteen at the farmer's market - they aren't available often (at least not at the farmer's market I go to here on Oahu. I will be sure to pick one up next time I see one!

Here are some pictures of mangosteen, Laura

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I've never actually seen one. I sometimes take a mangosteen, pomegranate, blueberry antioxidant capsule though...

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See this? Look what is at the top of the list.
I've never had a mangosteen; guess I better go look for one!
articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/
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I'm on a little roll!

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Good article. I had actually already been thinking about changing the name to encompass Coconuts rather than just the oil... maybe I should post a new thread in this regard.

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http://www.detnews.com/article/20110317/LI
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Came across this article tonight.



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Nice! Thanks! I bookmarked!

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This site has a lot of good info on coconut oil and coconut products:

www.coconutresearchcenter.org/

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There is some suggested reading on the INTODUCE YOURSELF forum. I jighly recomend the Coconut Oil Miracle by Bruce Fife.
There is a ton of info on the internet also. I cannot cite any ":FORMAL SCIENTIFIC STUDIES" as I'm fairly certain the scientific and medical community would just rather not have something like coconut oil help people with good health. That's what drugs and medical treatments are for.
But if you look at the history of people, their diets, their environments, you will soon see that pattern that emerges....
Now, go on! Do some reading! lol You will like what you find.

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I've been hearing a lot about coconut oil lately and have tried using it in cooking on occasion--mostly because I like coconut. I'm intrigued by the health claims, however I haven't had much luck finding any studies to back any of them up. Could someone point me in the right direction?



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I've been looking for an oil that is considered to be more healthy! Thank you for all the information! I'm excited!

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I have read articles about coconut oil. I knew about the sites. Thank you for starting this site.

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Coconut oil speeds metabolism. The calories in coconut oil are less than 7 calories per gram. This is unlike ANY other oil which normally has 9 calories per gram.
Coconut oil is also a desirable energy source for the body. Normally carbs are the body's main fuel source, but coconut oil is actually better for fule than carbs.

Here is a GREAT article that explains it better than me, and for those who do not want to purchase or read the entire book.
www.miracle-of-coconut-oil.com/cocon
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-oil-nutrition.html


Here is another EXELLENT article.
www.organicfacts.net/organic-oils/or
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