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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.

    We are all in charge of the health of our families and ourselves. We must do what we can to live in health. Okay, now I'm done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suz View Post

    If anyone is interested in my recipe for the breakfast bars, I will post it. Hope I haven't been too words. Sorry.
    I definitely would be interested in the recipe for the breakfast bars. Please.
    Thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptquilts View Post
    I have not seen where there is any scientific evidence that this works. Not sure I would trust medical news from CBN. It seems so far it is subjective evidence only. ("I gave it to my husband and he seems better". ) Quite a bit different from a double-blind study.

    But I suppose it couldn't hurt. I hate to see people getting false hopes though.
    I agree with this post. CBN is not noted for being impartial. I guess it wouldn't hurt, but I wouldn't use it as my only therapy or discontinue any medical therapy based on this item. I sure hope he is exercising as the calories in coconut oil are lots!

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    I have been cooking with coconut oil for about 3 yrs now. I fry all fried food with it. I buy the Louann brand at wal mart. My daughter use to buy it in 50 lb can and so she bought me some. I use about 2 lb a month. It may be expensive, but it is worth it. the louAnn from walmart is $5.48 for 2 lb jar.

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    Try youngliving.com They have therapeutic grade oils.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ditter43 View Post
    Here is a link with a good explantion as to how and why it works....

    http://www.cbn.com/media/player/inde...p4/LJO190v1_WS
    Dr Oz had it on his show last week including how you could use it on your head and feet before taking a shower and get the benefits of it. Check out his site for more on it. He loves it on his oatmeal.
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    Local H.E.B. here in Texas sells the Lou Ana brand that Dr. Oz reccomends, it is only $5.59 31 and 1/2 oz. It has to be all natural . Here is their website: www.louana.com, I only hope that I can find it when I get back to CA. It is made in Brea, CA. You can use for lots of things,
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    I found the louana at Wallmart in the aisle where they sell all the vegetable oils. Hope this helps
    Last edited by honeybea; 03-05-2012 at 06:44 PM. Reason: spelling

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    Yes, I saw this article too. I noticed it at Trader Joe's on the shelf with their other oils.

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    For those looking for recipes incorporating coconut oil, I found this website:
    http://www.freecoconutrecipes.com/co...il_recipes.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ditter43 View Post
    Here is a link with a good explantion as to how and why it works....

    http://www.cbn.com/media/player/inde...p4/LJO190v1_WS
    Wonderful news, Ditter. I have "lost" a few friends because of this onset. Hopefully this news can be helpful to them and their families.

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    I also use it for body lotion! It is a solid in pure form and needs to be heated to melt... so I would add it to hot foods! Alzheimers runs in my family.... Hoping for a cure!
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    Swanson Vitamins, has the oil and it also has capsules that you can take. I am doing the capsules, can not get 4 T down.
    www.swansonvitamins.com Great source for vitamins, organic shampoos etc. And I think great prices.

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    This is a recipe from Dr. Oz for a Microwave Cup Muffin that is suppose to give you 30 grams for protein in the morning.

    1 tsp. coconut oil
    1 tsp. baking powder
    2 tsp. cinnamon
    1 pkg. of sevia
    1 egg
    1/4 Milled Flax Seed

    put in a LARGE coffee mug (will rise over the top - but not run over)
    50 - 55 seconds in 1000 watt microwave


    J J

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    For those of you that this horrible disease "runs in the family" there are tests that can be done now, a test of the spinal fluid and a pet scan, that can detect whether or not a person has the potential for developing it. Your doctor can start treating long before the first symptoms present and by doing that can postpone the symptoms --- sometimes causing to never happen. I saw that on Dr. Oz about a year ago.
    If no one ever experimented we'd all still be making 4 patches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raptureready View Post
    For those of you that this horrible disease "runs in the family" there are tests that can be done now, a test of the spinal fluid and a pet scan, that can detect whether or not a person has the potential for developing it. Your doctor can start treating long before the first symptoms present and by doing that can postpone the symptoms --- sometimes causing to never happen. I saw that on Dr. Oz about a year ago.
    Because Alzheimer's is in my family I have volunteered in a couple of research projects. I know they have tested me; however, because it is research, the results of that testing is not available to me. I discussed with the Dr in charge of the research about taking the tests on my own. He discouraged it because if the gene is there it does not mean the person WILL for sure get the disease. On the other hand he said that some people with the disease DO NOT have the gene. His opinion was that the knowledge of the results of the testing might cause unnecessary worry in some individuals. Everyone must weigh the situation and make a decision they feel best for them. For me, I think I can take a lot of coconut oil for the cost of the testing.

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    Since alzheimers' has no cure, no way to slow the progress or no way to prevent, caregivers' will try any thing they think might help. I don't really think a caregiver will get false hope. Seems as if our hope is destroyed when your loved one is diagnosed. You just live each day and hope for a cure or someway to slow down this insidious disease.
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    I don't know anything about its help with Altzheimers but.....my daughter has been making cookies using it in place of
    butter and they are quite good, she said its pricey to buy tho....I am going to try it one day soon....
    Nancy

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    coconut oil

    My recipe for Coconut Breakfast Bars

    1-1/2 c. chopped dates
    2 c. chopped unsalted almonds (I use raw from the health foods store)
    3-1/2 c. unsweetened coconut
    1-1/4 c. melted coconut oil
    1/2 c. honey (could also use real maple syrup)
    1 t. vanilla or almond flavoring
    1/2 c. raisins or dried cranberries
    lots of cinnamon - not measured, just a really good shake

    (Taste and add more cinnamon, if necessary. Also, you may need less honey if sweetened coconut is used.)

    I spray a large glass cake pan. Dump the above into the cake pan and pack down with the back of a spoon. Pack really tight and then refrigerate. The honey and solidified coconut oil will hold the bars together although they are a little crumbly. They taste just as good from a spoon. Once they are hardened, cut and move to a sealed container or wrap individually.

    Many of the ingredients in this recipe are available at the health foods store. Hope you like them. Enjoy!!!

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    I use it to pop popcorn. This is so yummy and so much better for you than the microwave kind. So darned yummy!
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    Proud pugmom to Preston Robert, Clancy, Jen Jen, Ted E. Bear, Sophie, Cammie Sue and Jake

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prism99 View Post
    For those looking for recipes incorporating coconut oil, I found this website:
    http://www.freecoconutrecipes.com/co...il_recipes.htm
    How about making trail mix with it? Any of you who can shop at the military stores the commisary also carries it. I think the main thing that is to get enough of it. We can cook with it but we have to watch and make sure that we are getting the right amount into our bodies to make it count. I'm so glad the quilting board isn't just about just quilting but so much more. Keep up the great work. Go quilters.
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    It sounds as if you cannot get an adequate amount from taking capsules. See this article:
    http://www.tropicaltraditions.com/coconutoilcapsule.htm

    It's a bummer, because I too cannot just "eat" 4 T of coconut oil a day. (I tried a small amount on a spoon yesterday -- Barlean's, which is supposed to be good quality.) That's why I'm looking at the recipe link I posted. Looks like smoothies are a good way of getting in a tablespoon or two.

    Hopefully people know it's important with coconut oil to start out with small amounts and work up gradually to the 4T -- at least for people like me, who can have a pretty severe reaction to a sudden major change in diet.

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    You can make delicious coconut oil "kisses". I must add, (I stopped reading on page 2 so maybe this has been mentioned), Extra Virgin or Cold Pressed Organic Coconut Oil is best (Tropical Traditions or Global Goods have great prices) to use.

    Take a cup of EVCO and mix in honey to taste (I whip mine in my KitchenAid with the whisk) I add a teaspoon or so of Vanilla or Almond extract and once it is whipped I make little dollops (that look like kisses) on parchment paper and put them in the freezer.

    Once they are hard I keep them in a covered dish in the fridge. I pop one in my mouth whenever I feel like my blood sugar is low, it is a great BS stabilizer.

    I wish I had known about coconut oil when my late FIL was diagnosed with alzheimer's. EVCO is an anti bacterial and anti fungal and has manyh, many health benefits.

    Some folks use it in their coffee or tea instead of cream!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dreamboat View Post
    I have been cooking with coconut oil for about 3 yrs now. I fry all fried food with it. I buy the Louann brand at wal mart. My daughter use to buy it in 50 lb can and so she bought me some. I use about 2 lb a month. It may be expensive, but it is worth it. the louAnn from walmart is $5.48 for 2 lb jar.
    Thanks for the memories Growing up my folks had the theatre in town, made LOTS of popcorn with Coconut oil from the 50 lb can. Some of the customers liked their popcorn with butter, others liked it with the melted coconut oil on it.

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    I bought it at ACME grocery store....10.00 a jar....I haven't tried it yet...

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