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    coconut oil

    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?

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    I bought LouAna at Wal-Mart. I didn't look for any other source. You can search online for places and prices.

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    How is it supposed to help?

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    My husband is willing to try the oil, but how do you get 4 tablespoons a day into a diet? I haven't found an answer to that yet.

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    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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    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
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    Raw coconut oil. Blend into a smoothie. It's really tasty. Also nice to rub into your skin. Here's a smoothie I make for my DH and myself:

    2 cups unsweetened almond milk
    1 banana
    handful or two of frozen strawberries
    1 - 2 tablespoons coconut oil
    tablespoon raw cacao powder (raw cacao powder, not the kind you use for baking) this is optional
    little pinch of sea salt
    1/2 teaspoon vanilla
    1 teaspoon raw honey

    blend and enjoy :-)
    another option is to blend in a big handful of baby spinach, you won't taste it in the smoothie but you get a good nutritional boost, adding frozen blueberries turns it purple so you don't see the green so much.

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    Thanks for that, my parents will be interested in this
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    Quote Originally Posted by Newby0709 View Post
    I bought LouAna at Wal-Mart. I didn't look for any other source. You can search online for places and prices.
    What department did you find it in? Will look tomorrow for it. Thank you.

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    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.

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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.delma
    We don't eat oatmeal every day. 1 Tablespoon of salad dressing is about all I put on a helping of salad. The info I read was if you don't have the 4 Tablesp per day you don't have an effective amt. How can you swallow that much oil? I tried using it instead of butter on toast. It didn't work very well.

    Google didn't turn up ways to use it, only advise to take it.
    Last edited by TanyaL; 03-04-2012 at 06:16 PM.

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    It's with the cooking oils at WalMart.

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    Dr. Oz has had a few segments on using it. I would check out his information and Dr's that recommend using it every day.
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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.
    When my Grandma was alive we would have tried it. Sometimes false hope is better than no hope at all.
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    It actually looks like Crisco, smells HEAVENLY - and I also buy mine at WalMart - $10 or under. When your oatmeal is done cooking, I add coconut oil and a little honey. It is becoming quite the thing - 'will have to google for other recipes.

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    I found it in the vitamin section..
    Quote Originally Posted by jaxgranny View Post
    It's with the cooking oils at WalMart.

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    Our Walmart doesn't sell too much of it. I got the last container. It took 3 clerks to find it. It was on the back of the shelf with a case of Crisco oil in front of it. LOL. I have used it fry potatoes, okra and eggs in. Pretty expensive just for regular cooking, but am really looking for ways to get it into the diet in sufficient amts.
    Last edited by TanyaL; 03-05-2012 at 06:14 AM.

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    You can buy coconut oil in health food stores ,organic, or pill form. I use (1/4 tsp.)of the oil in my scrambled eggs. Since he needs more I think you would be better off using pill form I like to use Puritans's Pride.

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    Dr oz just talked about cocnut palm sugar as a great replacement can use it in baking equal to reg sugar
    I`ll be its expensive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Damsel in DisDress View Post
    You can buy coconut oil in health food stores ,organic, or pill form. I use (1/4 tsp.)of the oil in my scrambled eggs. Since he needs more I think you would be better off using pill form I like to use Puritans's Pride.
    4 Tablespoons is the dosage that Dr. Mary Newport found to be effective for her husband. Where did you get the dosage that you are taking?

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    I drink whey protien shakes, and added coconut milk instead of water to the chocolate flavor and it turned out really thick like a fast food shake. I don't know if coconut milk has any benefits like coconut oil.

    I cook with the oil, it's great for Thai food, like curry. I use it as a wonderful face soother also. I mix in a little virgin olive oil to make it more spreadable. I bought mine online, but can't remember where, it's been a while. It is in the news more often now. It is also supposed to help break down "brown fat", the kind that collects around your organs and causes disease.
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    interesting for sure ..
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    I use the Wal Mart brand, and it has worked. I let it melt in his soup, use it in cereal, fry with it, and will try the smoothie. My husband has Parkinson w/dementia, mask like face. After the first day he woke up, smiled ( unusual) raised his eyebrows, Really unusual , and talked in a normal voice. I'm trying to get the right dosage. But for him, a remarkable improvement! He even said he wanted to start going places with me, and he felt better.

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    Coconut Oil

    I use coconut oil in my homemade breakfast bars, I put it on toast (sometimes w/peanut butter), salads, cooked rice cereal, cooking and just plain eating off the spoon. I like the flavor and smell of it. I good source is Tropical Traditions or the local health foods store. It may seem a little pricey, but the benefits. . . . . , its all preventive. My first husband recently died of Alzheimer's and my two children are in line to get it as it is hereditary.

    Please Goggle Dr. Newport Coconut Oil and watch the testimonies. There are/were 5 or 6 videosand are informative. It does take time to watch them to the end, but if one is concerned about dementia, etc., it is time well invested. Her husband has early stage, as I recall, she is a pediatric doctor who attempted to get her husband into two drug tests. The interviews to get into the studies were two days in a row and you will see the improvement in her husband after 2T of coconut oil. Check out the clock test to see the improvement. She also speaks of his continued improvement.

    Someone mentioned Dr. Oz. One of his guests (4x) Dr. Mercola, has been on recently and I suggest you look at his website. He really tells us the truth. However, keep in mind that he is also sells. Recently, he has started speaking about the benefits of Vit. K2purported to be as necessary at Vit. D3. Site: www.Mercola.com. Check out his newsletter.

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

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