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MZZCHIEF
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11/25/12 10:25 A

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Thank goodness for the Internet and sharing we do here on forums like ours here at Spark.

There's a lot of hookum and hoodoo on the internet, too... fear driven misinformation and people looking to make money.

So it pays to research any new thing you are going to take, and who is manufacturing it, side effects, contraindications, before you plop down your dollar and swallow!

Bottom line... know what your eating, and why... keep an open mind... its okay to change your opinion if new data comes in that proves a belief you've held true, is false... you're not "wrong"... you're growing!

That's my Sunday Sermon. ha
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11/25/12 9:33 A

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Thanks Mzzchief. I use coconut oil, 1 tbsp in the morning, also as a moisturizer sometimes, and cooking as well. It has sure been given a bad rap but glad the real information is coming out.

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11/19/12 10:20 P

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Hey Lesley!

I have been using coconut oil for many years, for many things other than eating. Its great for massages, a pre-wash hair conditioner, mixed into your lotion to make it richer, and as an ingredient in a wood polish I make.

Coconut oil is a medium chain fat, which means it can be used for energy by the body without having to be broken down. That said, its got the same amount of calories (9) per gram as any other fat. Meaning you've got to include it in your daily total of calories or you'll gain...its not water.

The reason why it had a bad rap was because back in the day, they hydrogenated it... turned it into a trans fat... so it actually was bad for your health.

Our government has a vested interest in promoting seed oils and creating a market for them, since it pays subsidies to corn, canola and soy farmers. Coconut oil isn't produced here, so there's no reason for the government to promote its use or correct this misperception that coconut oil contains trans fats and is unhealthy.

I don't take it as a supplement, I simply use it as a replacement for cooking oil. I also make my own CoQ10 supplement from raw CoQ10 and coconut oil to make it more bioavailable.

But that's me. Some people put it on toast with cinnamon in place of butter, or in their breakfast oatmeal, or on their veggies. Or just eat it off a spoon. To each their own, I say!

But my opinion is that coconut oil is like most things in life, good when taken in moderation... that its tasty and beneficial... but it ain't magic!

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11/19/12 6:57 P

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Very interesting. What do you think about coconut oil, been reading alot of good stuff lately, but it used to be awful for you???



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Thought I'd write about this a bit today.

Ya'll know that soda should be avoided, as they're just awful for weight management and full of empty calories and chemicals that have no business being in your body.

This article is about one of those chemicals... BVO, or Brominated Vegetable Oil, which imparts that "day glo" color to some sodas... mostly citrus sodas like Mountain Dew, Squirt, Fanta.... and the electrolyte replacement sports drinks known as Gatorade or Powerade.

BVO is used most frequently as a fire retardant.

Bromine, bromides are halogens that interfere with iodine in the body.

As you know, that number at the end of our thyroid hormones, T1, T2, T3, T4... is how many iodine atoms are attached to the main thyroid hormone.

Iodine is necessary in other places in our bodies.
But not tons of it, as too much can mess trigger an auto-antibody attack on the thyroid.

So putting a halogen that interferes with iodine into our bodies its not a good thing.

BVO has been banned in India, Europe and Japan.

There's no way we can control every thing that comes down the pike as being "bad" for us.
That said there are small changes we can make, substitutions... phase out things we're using not necessarily because we're in love with them, but just because they're convenient.... for healthier alternatives.

A lot of small do-able changes can add up make a big difference.

Anyways, here's an article that sums it all up nicely.


healthychild.org/blog/comments/why_are_the
re_flame_retardants_in_soda/



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