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    Thank you Suz for the reminder and additional tips. Some I was not aware of.


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    Forgot this important item. Dementia and Alzheimer's patients all have high levels of aluminum in their systems. Where did this aluminum come from? Here is a short list: aluminum beer and soda cans, baking soda, baking powder, pots and pans, deoderant, underwire bras, cookie sheets, collanders, egg poachers, cooking utensils.

    Use bottled beer and soda, aluminum-free baking soda/powder from the health foods store, stainless pans, (I recently purchased new stainless inserts for my egg poacher), Mennens has a women's deoderant (sorry men) called Crystal Clean, use parchment paper on cookie sheets and to line cake pans, stainless utensils.

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    LouAnn's brand of coconut oil uses solvents to express the oil. That's why it's so inexpensive. It's not giving you the benefits of the oil at all.
    Walmart sells the organic cold pressed coconut oil in a pint jar, usually in the Asian food aisle. This is where I buy and the explanation of the expeller process. The site has terrific sales too: http://www.tropicaltraditions.com/ex...oconut_oil.htm

    Coconut and Safflower oil are the only two oils I buy for cooking so it's the only oil I have on hand. I don't deep fry anything and for light pan frying I mix the two oils. I use coconut oil (the non virgin has no coconut taste) instead of butter on hot foods and it works great in baking instead of butter. I've been using coconut and safflower oil for years. I had to stock up when I found them. They weren't available in most stores.
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    Coconut Oils Pros and Cons
    What keeps Don Draper's (actor Jon Hamm's) hair so sleek on "Mad Men"? Coconut oil. We YOU Docs don't actually know he uses it, but it would look the same if he did. Coconut oil has more saturated fats than lard, and that, along with the vitamin E it contains, makes it great for skin and hair. Just don't eat it, at least not much. (Do we YOU Docs differ on this? Maybe.)

    Dr. Mike has always said coconut oil will put you on the fast track for the cardiac care unit: It's loaded with saturated fat. And that turns on inflammation-producing genes, clogs your arteries and breaks your heart. (Just like the boys on "Mad Men"!) But Dr. Oz says it helps prevent diabetes, improves calcium and magnesium absorption -- and isn't to blame for packing on pounds.

    So, yes or no to coconut oil?

    If you're a South Sea Islander eating coconuts as part of a fish-rich diet and leading a physically active life, that's one thing. But add coconut oil to our fat-drenched, inactive lives? That's another story. The bottom line is: Reduce your intake of all saturated fats, but if you must have some, coconut oil isn't a killer -- as long as it's not baked or cooked. Substitute it for other sat-fats in your diet; don't add it on. And remember, its most healthful benefits are for hair and skin: It moisturizes, is anti-microbial, anti-wrinkle and soothes eczema and psoriasis. Plus, it helps protect you from sun damage.
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    We have Trader Joes here and it was around $6 for a pint.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoanneS View Post
    Recently, several people talked about coconut oil being helpful for people with Alzheimer's. One of my friends says it has helped her husband, but it's rather expensive. Does anyone remember if there is a source that sells it for less?
    I get mine at the Health food stores.
    I get unrefined and organic, coconut oil...Virgin...
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    Quote Originally Posted by themachinelady View Post
    I have always thought too that it increases the risk for cardiac problems, but have seen a number of places where it is good to clear out the arteries and helps heart disease, so who do you believe? ...
    The connection between cardiac problems & coconut oil was made in a flawed study. It turned out that they used hydrogenated coconut oil in the study. As we all know now, any type of hydrogenated oil can cause cardiac problems -- not just coconut oil.
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    One simple test my Dr. does every year is to tell me the name of about seven things like shoe, fireplace, pencil..... and tells me to remember them. At the end of my check up he asks me to tell him all I remember. If I show signs of remembering less items then he will know that more tests need to be done. He's been doing this since my 40's. So far so good.
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    Might be an idea to start small and gradually increase the amount of oil daily, til the desired dose is reached. I had disasterous results with fish oil capsules....my digestive system (pretty wrecked by illness) cannot cope with too much oil of any description. Turns out I can't tolerate it at all. When I start any new regime, whether its prescription or supplements my Doctor and I have found out that "starting small" is the best idea.

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    Price doesn't come into play when buying really healthy food. you get what you pay for! I use Dr. Bronner's Magic "All in One!" fair trade & organic. It is fresh pressed, non- refined virgin oil. It is a better oil because the inside skin is left on during pressing so there is more nutrition in it. Coconut oil helps improve blood cholesterol by increasing the ratio of HDL to LDL cholesterol in the blood.

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    You get get it in pill form at http://www.vitacost.com/vitacost-coconut-oil

    they also sell the semi-liquid version too - reasonable rates
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