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    I have been using coconut oil for about a year. Great for stir fry, on toast, on veg. Also for hands and feet. Just be sure to read the label. There is some out there labeled for beauty purposes but not for cooking. The refrigerator suggestion is good. I keep some out for cooking and add to it when necessary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    My hair conditioner has coconut oil in it and it is wonderful. I would think it would be equally nice for skin. As for using it to ingest...tasty but high in calories I believe?
    Today on the Dr OZ show they said to rub your dry hair with coconut oil before shampooing and let it sit for 30 min --then shampoo.. I also heard to mix your conditioner with coconut oil --- i tried this and my hair no longer looks dry .
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    I love coconut oil. I buy the organic, virgin coconut oil at Costco and it is wonderful. I've been using it as a moisturizer for several months and love it. If you have dark spots on your face or hands and use it every day, they will lighten significantly. (I can barely see the one on the back of my hand.)

    I also use it in cooking and baking, but my very favorite thing is using it as popcorn oil. We only eat real popcorn popped in a pan on the stove and it is so yummy cooked in coconut oil. Love it!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by tkee View Post
    I use it in place of shortening in my biscuits and pie crusts.
    Do you use it as equal replacement cup for cup????? What about in cookies etc?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geri B View Post
    Does this solidifying/ liquefying change hinder the properties of the product? I am going to keep mine in the fridge for storage, I think, take out what I need and leave on counter......
    It says right on the jar: "Highly Stable". it really should not go into the refrigerator. I've never had any go rancid, and have had it around on my counter and pantry shelves for years. The raw, unrefined coconut oil is the kind that is best for you. You can use it in place of butter or other shortening in any cookie or cake recipe.

    A friend told me it is very good for preventing Altzheimer's.

    And it has a high smoke point. As in: it doesn't smoke as easily when heated too hot.

    I use it for frying my eggs every morning, and use it when I fry potatoes. I put in plenty.
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    I make air popped popcorn and drizzle coconut oil and just a little butter. I also whip it and add some essential oils for a lotion.
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    I cook with it all the time. Coconut smell goes away as it is cooking. I leave mine on the counter for months and have never had it go rancid. Purchase the extra virgin cold pressed - just like when buying olive oil. is also good for weight loss. There is a lot of info on facebook about it too.

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    have been using it for several years now, I only use the organic- even our local grocery stores stock it now. I used to buy it on the internet and it was expensive.So many medical uses for it,as wells as daily skin care.very good for pets,too.Just add a teaspoon(daily) to their dog food. Most of the stuff you read about it on the internet is true, if you can believe that.

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    Saying good for dogs fur/skin...how about cats? I have a kitty that deep is hot spots...wonder if this might help

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    Can you buy it at Wal mart? What is the name of the coconut oil? as some one said Luann was not a good brand so what are the brands to buy?

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    Yes, you can buy it at WalMart. It's in with the other oils and shortenings. I think there are two or three different brands. Just check the label. I buy organic coconut oil and I've never had it go bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crafty pat View Post
    It is great for skin and cooking. I get a rash from most lotions but can use coconut oil with no problem.
    My daughter uses it to make her homemade deodorant. She gave me some. No aluminum in it.
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    Well, now I guess I'm going to have to get some coconut oil! I very seldom believe what I read on the computer but I know I can trust this group. My granddaughter uses it in her smoothies.

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    Coconut oil can be used in the place of butter or other oils in baking. It is a lot healthier than the other oils.

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    so you spread it on toast instead of margarine?

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    Quote Originally Posted by francie yuhas View Post
    Being an Oregonian,and all....one must know that it's great for use in extracting useful compounds from what's known as Oregon's largest cash crop.....for medicinal purposes,of course. I just read about it.
    I will try it, since I have just discovered that the soybean oil I have been using is toxic to me, and I am afraid of working with olive oil (afraid of it gettting too hot and going rancid). My eye pressures are back to normal, and no Grand Mals. Works for me.
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    I love coconut oil--there is also one just for the skin and in liquid form. I use it on itchy places and in cooking. Some people use on hair to give it shine. I use it in smoothies and on toast instead of butter. There is one I think that is coconut oil cream or butter--not sure but more fiber in it--I prefer just the coconut oil. As soon as you touch it --it goes from a solid to a liquid. I buy the Spectrum brand. I even bought a jar of coconut sugar the other day--it sprinkles on like sugar.

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    I am hearing more bad things about soy in products--I can't use it because I take a blood thinner and some are advising using almond or coconut milk in drinks--I use both almond & coconut milk--less calories than regular milk.
    Quote Originally Posted by madamekelly View Post
    I will try it, since I have just discovered that the soybean oil I have been using is toxic to me, and I am afraid of working with olive oil (afraid of it gettting too hot and going rancid). My eye pressures are back to normal, and no Grand Mals. Works for me.

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    I spread it on toast/pancakes/waffles instead of butter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarleneC View Post
    I am hearing more bad things about soy in products--I can't use it because I take a blood thinner and some are advising using almond or coconut milk in drinks--I use both almond & coconut milk--less calories than regular milk.
    Well, soy's a goitrogen, it's been linked to certain chemicals and it's a phytoestrogen (a xenoestrogen) so can be linked to estrogen dominance which is linked to still more cancers not to mention lots of other bad symptoms. It also has to be cooked to make it "less" toxic. I don't think it's ever been food but we put it in everything these days!

    I've changed to coconut milk. I like it better than almond (which I drank for years) and I find it sits better in my stomach than the almond milk. It's also a little nicer in tea than the almond - creamier more like the milk I can't drink.

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    I love coconut oil. My friend uses it in her brownies and says it adds a wonderful flavor, though it's very slight. I use it for many things, it's great for your hair and scalp. Also do something called "oil pulling", taking a teaspoon of it before breakfast and swishing for 10 minutes, removes toxins in your mouth and helps with gums and teeth. It works for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geri B View Post
    ...friend is raving about it for body rash! Anyone know anything about it? Or is this another health ruse? She said one can cook with it too! I have looked on net, but we all know how true that can be......just wondering.....
    I always have coconut oil about for hair conditioner and for my nails and general skin use, thank goodness as the other day I badly burnt my arm and frequent applications of coconut oil sorted it out quickly, no home should be without a jar IMO

    http://wellnessmama.com/5734/101-uses-for-coconut-oil/

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarleneC View Post
    I spread it on toast/pancakes/waffles instead of butter.
    Oh my, I'll have to try this...

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    ..if soy is not a food type crop why is it grown? In my part of Illinois all I see are corn and soy fields!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geri B View Post
    ..if soy is not a food type crop why is it grown? In my part of Illinois all I see are corn and soy fields!
    Soy used to be used to replenish the soil. It was grown between food crops to help restore nitrogen.
    Once we figured out we could make it more digestible by cooking or heavily fermenting it, it "became" food.

    It's high in phytates and lectin which are hard for the body to digest, binds to important nutrients and minerals in our bodies causing them to be unavailable for use and the lectins can cause or contribute to leaky gut which has a myriad of health issues associated with it.


    Quote Originally Posted by ArchaicArcane View Post
    Well, soy's a goitrogen, it's been linked to certain chemicals
    Also, this should have read: "Well, soy's a goitrogen, it's been linked to certain cancers"

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