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    I got mine at Super K-Mart for $7.95

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    Nutiva is an excellent coconut oil and is reasonably priced on their website or on Amazon. They recently had a special for 1 gallon and introduced 2 of their new products. My husband and I both use coconut oil so for us it is a good buy.
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    Thanks to Suz for the recipe and everyone on their input about coconut oil. It is a very good thing to use for the health benefits. I use the organic pure version and put organic unsweetened flakes in the Vitamix blender to make coconut butter---YUMMMM!
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    Quote Originally Posted by delma_paulk View Post
    Put it in oatmeal at breakfast, make a salad dressing with it. I read that you need the pure coconut oil, not one that has been purified, pasterized. Try a google search on it.

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    and definitely not "hydrogenized". I think this was on tv and we all must have seen it. Gonna be trying to find it too.
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    Let's not forget that coconut oil, even non-hydrogenated, is high in saturated fat (commonly associated with heart disease) - one of the few vegetable oils that is that high. Like many things there is a risk-benefit trade-off.

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    The research I have read (I am in the medical field) indicated to purchase only the organic extra virgin coconut oil. It does NOT contribute to heart disease and has even been shown to help clean the arteries. Others are heat treated or hydrogenated (Lou Ana) which is NOT what you want! It is a medium chain triglyceride in its natural state but different companies process and treat it differently and that changes its beneficial properties. I have severe restless leg syndrome. The doctor has me on a medication for Parkinson's which has helped but in the evening and at night it would still kick in. Since I have started using the coconut oil (and I am still taking the RX also) I have had no bouts at night or in the evenings. I can't say that all symptoms have completely disappeared, as I still have some tingling in my leg and foot but I no longer have the constant uncontrollable urge to shift around and jerk my left leg. I figured if the Parkinson's med was supposed to help maybe this would also.
    I shopped around on the internet and purchase Nutiva in 1 gallon plastic bucket. I cook and bake with it, put it in smoothies, add it to hot cereal, and even put a teaspoon in my hot chocolate when I enjoy that. It doesn't leave an oily slick feeling in your mouth so theoretically you could take a tablespoon or so of it without the nasty feeling that you would have if you did that with vegetable oil. There are big differences in price out there so shop around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ptquilts View Post
    Let's not forget that coconut oil, even non-hydrogenated, is high in saturated fat (commonly associated with heart disease) - one of the few vegetable oils that is that high. Like many things there is a risk-benefit trade-off.
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    I buy the cold pressed extra virgin coconut oil and take 1-2 Tbsp a day for weight loss. 10# gone in 6 weeks. I like the taste of it from a spoon. I didn't know about all these other benefits. Thanks for the info.

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    I did a search and found that it does help slow down Alzheimer's but it also increases possible cardiac problems. One must weigh the two results. I buy mine Coconut Oil in the form of soft get capsules from Puritan Pride.

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    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? Maybe the 4T a day would help, but excess could cause problems, but don't see how it can clear arteries and add to the problems both at the same time.
    Am wondering if a lot of the claims might be mind over matter. I have not tried it thus far because of heart problems but will keep reading and an open mind just in case.

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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.
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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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