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9/5/14 10:40 A

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I was introduced to organic extra virgin coconut oil about a year ago. I had no idea what I had in my hand until about 3 months ago. I try and take at least 2tbsp of coconut oil a day. I also use it as a moisturizer and for so many other things. I cook with it. I put it in my tea. I love it. Since I have been using it. . I was recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. I have found that the oil helps to boost my metabolism and I have lost weight. It has also helped to keep my sugar levels in tacked. I did some research and discovered that coconut oil not only curbs hunger but it also is full of good fat and can help lower bad cholesterol. I also use it in place of butter or vegetable oils. I use it in baking recipes. It is one of the best products that I could have in my home. I would recommend it to anyone for over all better health.

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11/13/11 11:39 A

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I have found that coconut oil both raised my metabolism and prevents my carb cravings. That should help a body shed its excess weight. I am a type 2 diabetic, so I need to keep my carbs at or under 30 grams per day. I am elderly and as long as I was eating high protein, I was on a plateau that I could not break. I finally realized that if my body doesn't need all the protein it gets, it converts it to SUGAR! My body socks sugar into fat, so I had to decrease my protein grams to the advocated 0.8/kilo of ideal body weight (putting me at 50 grams per day). That doesn't give me enough calories to sustain a healthful metabolism, so in order to prevent my body from going into its starvation mode, causing cravings and conserving fat stores and energy, I have to make up the difference with fats. The healthy fats, of course! Coconut oil is the queen of the oils and is known for its metabolic stimulation. I also freely enjoy using butter and cream from grassfed cows, ghee, palm oil shortening, lard, and EVOO. My diet is 70% fat. I guess I should add that I have lost 80 lbs since this past January while perfecting this formula that works so well for me and my unique metabolism. You have a unique metabolsim, too. Everyone needs to self experiment, research and find your own formula, I believe.

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4/23/11 9:18 P

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Nice! Woo Hoo!

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4/23/11 10:06 A

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It's been 7 days since I resumed working out and, in a word, it's been....... A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!! I walked close to 6 miles today [for the 1st time, ever!!] and every fibre in my body is emoticon right now!!


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emoticon I am hypothyroid also... my tests showed that I am all normal. I have hypo type 2 (thyroid still function, I am resitant to the thryoid hormone possibly from heavy metal toxicity).

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4/16/11 10:31 P

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I worked out today.....for the first time in about 6 weeks!!! I have PCOS and just about all the symptoms of hypothyroidism [waiting on the results] and I have felt like emoticon emoticon emoticon since January!!




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Nothing to add...just enjoying reading to catch up on the information. Thank you all for being such great sources of things I need to know!

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4/3/11 11:39 A

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Yes! That's what first got my interest when I read the Coconut Oil Miracle book.

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4/3/11 5:07 A

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Apparantly coconuts are also very good for thyroid hormone regulation. Did you know that all plants/animals found near water or grown in water are good for the thyroid. Fish,seaweed,lotus stems and seeds,coconuts,watercress etc.

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Well, coconut oil has been shown to speed metabolism. In fact, the first week I took it, my basal body temp shot up an entire degree. Basal body temp is an indication of how efficient your metabolism is working. I have hypothyroid, so mine is less than efficient. My body temp is almost in a normal range now... so that's one thing.

Also, what I said about it not being turned into fat. It is immediatlely metabolized as fuel in our bodies, unlike other types of fat.



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Yes..I soooo totally agree about the carb thing. I keep my carbs at the same levels...though I aim for below 100gms. I too keep my fat high. My interest here is specifically weight loss related. Both these books talk about C. oil as a weight loss tool. I wonder if it really is that. Not to confuse that with it being a healthy fat.

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Well, the other parameters for me are NOT the same. When you add fat, you usually lower carb intake. My carb intake is between 75-150 grams per day. I also do not eat grain or starches. My protein intake is fairly high.
When you up protein and fats you lower the glycemic load of food. Protein and fat digest slowly and are metabolized differently than carb.
Also, I wanted to point out other cultures that eat high fat diets that have no problems with obesity or obesity related disease, such as the Inuit. There diet is MOSTLY fat from seal blubber. (Rich in omega 3's and Vitamin D)

The Coconut Diet by Cherie Calbom seems a little bit too low calorie for my liking. Maybe because I exercise a lot.... but any type of low calorie diet will work, at least for a while.
The Coconut Oil Miracle is a great book. Love that book.

Also, another interesting point. Fat from coconut oil is medium chain fatty acid. When it hits your liver, it turns immediately into fuel. Ready to be used by your body. The same cannot be said for any other oil. Cannot be said for someone who has eaten to many carbs either. Too many carbs turn into SATURATED fat in our bodies. NOT the good kind either.

I'm sure you already know this since you have read your homework. lol

So, I guess, in conclusion. If you were to REPLACE the fat you already eat with coconut oil, you really aren't eating anymore fat that you did already. But, you are emaking better use of the fat you are eating, which has now become a readily available fuel source for your body.
Make sense?

For me, since I have opted out of eating grain, I do eat more fat than Spark recomends. But this is personal as grain was not working very well for me (as I also have a gluten intolerance)

Hope this helps!

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4/1/11 1:42 P

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I have read The Coconut Miracle , As well as The Coconut Diet by Cherie Calbom. I also notice that all along the worlds coasts,where the maximum amount of coconuts are eaten, people are generally lean. But I would really like to know if anyone has actually had success with this. My question is really this...have you noticed that you lose weight faster while adding C oil,while all other parameters remain the same ?

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