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Re: coconut oil and ACV...miracle cure-alls?
Reply #15 - Jun 8th, 2007 at 9:02am
 
I don't think it will make a difference if you have the cold compressed stuff or noot for topical use. 

I could never eat a spoonfuled as suggest in the site you posted above.  As I said, I get it on my asparagus, butter on my bread, etc.  Many veggies like avacado (and of course then there are the meats, fishes and dairy products) contain all the fat you need in a day.
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Reply #16 - Jun 8th, 2007 at 10:24am
 
I've been reading your posts, and if it is ok, I'll put my 2 cents in!
Why not use flax seed oil if you are going to ingest oil?  You can either put it in your salad,smoothie,oatmeal etc.  You just don't drink it,it won't do anything for you.  You'd have to mix it with something in order for it to have benefit.  I've used it on my salads,vegan smoothies etc.  Why not give it a try?  It does have to be refridgerated  though and used within the exp. date or it goes rancid.  Alittle pricey,but well worth it!
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Reply #17 - Jun 8th, 2007 at 6:33pm
 
we use sesame oil for a lot of different things.  mmmmmmmmmmmm!
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Reply #18 - Jun 8th, 2007 at 8:34pm
 
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Re: coconut oil and ACV...miracle cure-alls?
Reply #19 - Jun 8th, 2007 at 9:08pm
 
As I recall, flax seed contains a lot of protein (the actual seed, not the oil)...that could be wrong, but anyway, I do use it in my smoothies, but now when I cook, I find the flavour too strong...but that is just me.
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Reply #20 - Jun 14th, 2007 at 2:10am
 
I use coconut oil on my ends when they feel dry.It's also a good oil to use when you want to put strength back into your hair. Smiley
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Reply #21 - Feb 5th, 2008 at 4:08pm
 
i love coconut oil, i eat 3 tablespoons full a day, i use it as a moisturiser, i deep and light oil with it too on my hair.

All organic oil solidifies, i put mine on my radiator to get it to an oil, never microwave as it takes the goodness out.

I love it!!
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Reply #22 - Feb 5th, 2008 at 4:15pm
 
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As for the coconut oil, they say it should be kept in the fridge...that said...I need a chisel to get any when I need it when it is chilled!!!

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you never put coconut oil in the fridge, theres no need it has a shelf life of 4 years...no wonder you needed a chisel!! some do freeze it though to use on top of ice cream, that doesn't appeal to me though i like it better on toast or in a jacket potato much nicer
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Reply #23 - Feb 17th, 2008 at 8:13am
 
Joanne,

Sorry to disagree with you but you should refidgerate coconut oil if it is a good quality.  ALL oils should say "cold pressed' on them if they are of good quality.  If they are not cold pressed (which is the process by which they extract the oil from...in this case the coconut) then a whole lot of nutrients have already been toasted and you might as well leave it on a shelf.  Yes, even with the cold pressed it does have a long shelf life but that does not mean that leaving it out will maintain the nutrients.

Here is another thought for you all.  Have you ever noticed that the cheap bulk oils sold in a store are in clear glass?  There is a reason for this.  The more expensive ones are kept in dark glass to shield them from light which prevents them from losing nutrients.  Many people actually put tin foil around the bottles to further seal the light out even if they are in a dark bottle.

This all said, I don't keep my coconut oil in the fridge during the winter as I tend not to use it orally, just topically.  Perhaps this is a mistake on my part.  I don't really know.  I do know, it is a pain in the rear end to use it when it has been in the fridge.  You really do need a chisel!!

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Reply #24 - Feb 17th, 2008 at 4:33pm
 
hi joey,
im going to have to agree to disagree here! i am of course talking of virgin coconut oil, which i have tubs of 2 years old which are not rancid!
http://www.virgincoconutoil.co.uk/more_faq.htm ; Shocked
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Reply #25 - Oct 19th, 2008 at 12:04am
 
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Stacy, I am curious.  You say that you use a couple of 'drops' of coconut oil.  Is it liquid what you use?  I ask because mine is solid.  They say it is cold compressed so it is better for cooking with because instead of empty calories you get good nutrition with it since, other  than cold compressed, nutrients are lost in the processing.

If you use liquid, I wonder if anyone can tell us which is better for the hair, if either.


Old topic, I know but it is pertinent to my situation. I quoted this person just to say my 2 cents about coconut oil: When it is cool or cold,it turns to a solid. At a certain level of heat, it will be an oil (staring at my bottle of coconut oil that is right now very solid, but over the whole summer it was very much a liquid!) Any "oil" that stays in liquid form when the temperature is low isn't really coconut oil or must have a ton of some other ingredient in it....
ANyway I have used coconut oil as my facial moisturizer for the past 2 years. It saved my skin. It's so exfoliating yet moisturizing and just.. amazing.
Anyway... back on topic haha. I am starting to oil my scalp again with coconut oil every other night or so in the winter to prevent dandruff (my skin dries easily). Just a tip to anyone that might want to try it. Coconut oil really is a wonder oil!! 

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Reply #26 - Jan 3rd, 2009 at 12:30pm
 
I got all excited about coconut oil a year or so ago. I'm hypothyroid and some websites claim that it can treat that condition. I took myself off my thyroid pills and tried it for about four months, using it instead of margarine and for cooking. As much as I wanted it to work, it didn't, and my health suffered until I went back on the pills. I still use it instead of other oils sometimes because I believe that it is a healthy oil, but only the organic, cold-pressed oil (when it's hydrogenated it's just as bad as hydrogenated palm and any others -- BTW, organic palm is also a healthy oil.)

I use organic expeller-pressed coconut oil in my 82% organic hemp oil soap & shampoo bar (Smallbones: described under the Burt's Bees discussion). It is a liquid above 76F degrees and solidifies below that. I also use it on my skin, just a bit rubbed in every night. It feels a little greasy for a while, but absorbs relatively quickly and doesn't leave grease marks on my pillowcase. If you do a web search for organic coconut oil, you'll find quite a few suppliers. I haven't used it on its own on my hair, but now I'll try it on the ends as recommended by others here!
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