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November 22, 2012 2:46 AM
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November 22, 2012 2:47 AM
I'm in Australia and I buy it in from:

www.naturepacific.com

I buy 5 litres at a time and it works out half the price of store bought.

Hope this helps.

The other oils I use are Macadamia and Avocado.
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November 22, 2012 2:55 AM
I cook ONLY with it now. Have done so for about 4 months now. I get it bulk & cheap. 1ltr bottles & I get 4 at a time. I love it & it's wonderful as a butter instead of butter on toasties.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/2-x-1L-COCONUT-OIL-ORGANIC-EXTRA-VIRGIN-COLDPRESSED-FIJI-/290787987979?pt=AU_Body_Care&hash=item43b450920b



$18.50 per bottle if got single. Brilliant price. Direct from the ppl who make it.
Edited by pinkraynedropjacki On November 22, 2012 3:01 AM
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November 22, 2012 2:57 AM
I make a bath scrub by mixing it with sugar. My skin feels so amazing afterwards and its a fraction of the price of other skin scrubs.
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November 22, 2012 2:57 AM
heard about it but haven't tried it. So now, think it is on my shopping list tomorrow. thanks!
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November 22, 2012 3:03 AM
I watched a documentary once that a female doctor's husband was diagnosed with altzheimers (spelling). he could not draw a clock for the time and was in the later stages. she started feeding him natural coconut in everything and in 30 days he showed progress. Could carry on regular conversations and draw the clock with the time on it again. She noted that it brought him back out of the problems of the crippling disease. She is hoping they can find the properties that did that from the coconut oil and reproduce them in a pill form. Who would have guessed?
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November 22, 2012 3:21 AM
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November 22, 2012 3:28 AM
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Nutritionalist started my daughter on straight up 3TBS a day to correct thyroid and insulin resistance so I began researching it. Found out a ton of information. The book "Coconut Cure" is very helpful. A tsp in tea or coffee 20 minutes before meals aids in weight loss by decreasing cravings, correcting metabolism. I've personally experienced the decrease in cravings. It does so much more and I have some info on my profile.


I just purchased some and have used it lightly. I'm interested in learning more.
  8750155
November 22, 2012 3:49 AM
Love coconut oil as well. Not for cooking for some reason (unless I'm making a curry or something else I actually want tasting of coconut), but in my coffee. I did start using it thinking of the health benefits, but now I just use it because I love it. I think I have 2 or 3 spoons of the stuff a day these days, and coffee's just not the same without...

I use Tiana brand, as that's what they happen to sell in the closest place I get it from.
Edited by noojim On November 22, 2012 3:50 AM
November 22, 2012 3:55 AM
Hi, I have just started using coconut oil in my cooking, it's great. You mentioned that you use it on your skin - do you use it for a particular ailment? How do you apply it and do you mix it with anything else?
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November 22, 2012 4:02 AM
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Hi, I have just started using coconut oil in my cooking, it's great. You mentioned that you use it on your skin - do you use it for a particular ailment? How do you apply it and do you mix it with anything else?

Personally I just use it as a regular moisturiser! I massage it into the skin the same as I would any other. I coat my feet with it before bed and put cotton socks over the top, massage it into my face and use it as an eye cream before bed. I put it on my daughter if she has dry skin or a nappy rash.
I've heard of people mixing it with sugar or salt to make a facial scrub, but it makes a good moisturiser just by itself.

I've found it great for eczema, and dry itchy scalp. :) Apparently it has a minor spf, something like 4, so helps protect your skin in the Summer without being over the top.
Edited by HayleyHat On November 22, 2012 4:03 AM
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November 22, 2012 4:13 AM
I have read many good things about coconut oil. I do cook with it, but if I have too much it gives me acid reflux. Does anyone else have this problem?
November 22, 2012 4:14 AM
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My husband and I've been using coconut oil since January 2012. Great stuff for SO MANY things. The brand I use (and is also the cheapest ) is the LouAna brand - found at Super Walmart in the cooking oil section. You can hardly detect any taste of coconut as this is much more neutral tasting than most of the others. Just make sure when using it internally is that it is the NON-hydrogenated kind with NO transfats. Also, you want to start with only a teaspoon or so at a time to build up to it so you don't get an upset stomach or cramps.

I use up to 3 Tablespoons a day. Good for hair, skin, and even found a great recipe for my own homemade deodorant! I was skeptical but it really does work and no, it does NOT leave an oily mess or stain on your shirts! It is Nature's miracle I say...Too many good things to list here but I swear I will never stop using it. We started using it originally for a possible cure for fighting the onslaught against Alzheimer's disease. We had nothing to lose and only hope to gain from using it. Alzheimer's Disease runs in my husbands family and so we thought it was worth a shot. My mother-in-law died this year from it and it was horrible watching her disease progress for over 10 years.
I also have a LOT more energy since I started using it. We've completely stopped using margarine & use it in place of my EVOO as salad dressing with a bit of balsamic vinegar. I also found a recipe for making homemade chocolate bars using the oil with pure cocoa powder. I haven't tried it yet but will be very soon.

Sorry this was so long but I can't say enough good things about coconut oil.


Wow! Amazing
  8750155
November 22, 2012 4:16 AM
Totally into coconut oil here! Using Nutiva right now and it's amazing. I read alot on coconutoil.com for information. I just use a dab for facial moisturizer. In the summer I didn't get a sunburn because I used coconut oil and not toxic sunscreen.
November 22, 2012 4:20 AM
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Just reading how, when ingested, it is one of the only directly absorbed into the cells form of energy, never stored as fat and converted into energy immediately


This has been an informative topic.
  8750155
November 22, 2012 4:40 AM
Bump...awesome info! Thanks :D
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November 22, 2012 4:52 AM
I saturate the ends of my hair with it. African American hair--(well some of us) air or normal wear- dries up the ends of our hair and tangles into knots--it's awful. Coconut oil turns those ends into soft wavy strands that melt apart.

I also heard it was instrumental in weight loss--- but the heavy coconut-oily taste is a turn-off unless I am making a tropical tasting entree.
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I will have to try to get get used to it--as I plan to take it daily in smoothies.
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November 22, 2012 5:15 AM
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November 22, 2012 6:20 AM
Coconut Oil is awesome I've used it on savory dishes, deserts , fruit salads and its taste is oh so good
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November 22, 2012 6:29 AM
I need to look into this!
November 22, 2012 7:47 AM
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Just reading how, when ingested, it is one of the only directly absorbed into the cells form of energy, never stored as fat and converted into energy immediately

Wow!
Do you have any evidence for these wild assertions?
Coconut oil is fine but it isn't magical.

While we're at it, please provide any evidence that "oil pulling" has any efficacy whatsoever. Deepak Chopra doesn't count.
All pseudoscience.
Edited by FredDoyle On November 22, 2012 7:53 AM
November 23, 2012 6:00 AM
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I make a bath scrub by mixing it with sugar. My skin feels so amazing afterwards and its a fraction of the price of other skin scrubs.


Great idea! Even to give as gifts!
  8750155
November 26, 2012 9:18 AM
Coconut oil is made up of medium chain fatty acids as apposed to long chain fatty acids found in other oils including olive oil. This is absorbed by the liver and used as energy immediately. Long chain fatty acids are more likely to be stored as fat. For weight loss, use coconut oil in place of other oils in cooking. Not sure taking as a supplement, especially 3-4 tbsp, is a good idea because each tbsp has about 120 cals.
Edited by Gettinyoung On November 26, 2012 9:21 AM
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November 26, 2012 9:32 AM
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I am a huge coconut oil advocate. I use it in my diet and topically!


Me too!! It's so much better for you than other oils and lotion.
November 26, 2012 9:38 AM
QUOTE:

My husband and I've been using coconut oil since January 2012. Great stuff for SO MANY things. The brand I use (and is also the cheapest ) is the LouAna brand - found at Super Walmart in the cooking oil section. You can hardly detect any taste of coconut as this is much more neutral tasting than most of the others. Just make sure when using it internally is that it is the NON-hydrogenated kind with NO transfats. Also, you want to start with only a teaspoon or so at a time to build up to it so you don't get an upset stomach or cramps.

I use up to 3 Tablespoons a day. Good for hair, skin, and even found a great recipe for my own homemade deodorant! I was skeptical but it really does work and no, it does NOT leave an oily mess or stain on your shirts! It is Nature's miracle I say...Too many good things to list here but I swear I will never stop using it. We started using it originally for a possible cure for fighting the onslaught against Alzheimer's disease. We had nothing to lose and only hope to gain from using it. Alzheimer's Disease runs in my husbands family and so we thought it was worth a shot. My mother-in-law died this year from it and it was horrible watching her disease progress for over 10 years.
I also have a LOT more energy since I started using it. We've completely stopped using margarine & use it in place of my EVOO as salad dressing with a bit of balsamic vinegar. I also found a recipe for making homemade chocolate bars using the oil with pure cocoa powder. I haven't tried it yet but will be very soon.

Sorry this was so long but I can't say enough good things about coconut oil.


please share the chocolate bars recipe!
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