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Old 10-11-2007, 09:30 AM   #16
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i bought the tropical traditions oil, and i have to say, i wasn't too impressed... it was a good price, but not smooth like the nutiva.
good to know. i also bought the tropical traditions...once it's gone, i will try the nutiva...
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Old 10-11-2007, 09:36 AM   #17
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so is yours sort of chunky, too? i thought maybe i got a not so good batch... i don't like the taste as well, either....
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Old 10-11-2007, 10:26 AM   #18
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don't know...i have been a bit afraid to try it. I haven't had it very long...
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Old 10-11-2007, 10:28 AM   #19
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oh! you haven't tried it yet... why afraid?
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Old 10-11-2007, 11:14 AM   #20
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I just wasn't 100% sure what to do with it. I kept meaning to post about it and look up some ideas...I just never got around to doing it.
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Old 10-11-2007, 11:28 AM   #21
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To get started, a good way is cook eggs in 1/2 coconut oil and 1/2 butter on lowish heat. You don't ever want to use high or med high--it destroys more nutrients and the fats can lose some of their wonderful qualities.

If you ever have dry skin, a tiny bit of CO will melt right into your skin--prevent infection, stop itching, relieves pain of eczema, etc. etc. etc.

Also, it helps cure cold sores. Just a tiny bit once a day.
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Old 10-11-2007, 12:24 PM   #22
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Could I have a link to the nativa{Thats the better right?}please I havent tried any but the tropical traditions but I would like a better consystancyits not chunky tho.
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Old 10-11-2007, 01:45 PM   #23
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http://www.amazon.com/Nutiva-Organic.../dp/B000GAT6NG

you can maybe get it for sheaper elsewhere...
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Old 10-11-2007, 03:55 PM   #25
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To get started, a good way is cook eggs in 1/2 coconut oil and 1/2 butter on lowish heat. You don't ever want to use high or med high--it destroys more nutrients and the fats can lose some of their wonderful qualities.

If you ever have dry skin, a tiny bit of CO will melt right into your skin--prevent infection, stop itching, relieves pain of eczema, etc. etc. etc.

Also, it helps cure cold sores. Just a tiny bit once a day.
A couple of "confessions"

I have tried a bunch of times on cold sores, it does NOTHING for mine -- I gave up after day 4 or 5 and used my homeopathic remedy which cleared it right up.

For me, coconut oil was totally a "acquired taste". I can't eat it plain, can't eat it with eggs and can't tolerate it on toast (instead of butter - we are dairy free). It took a long time for me to manage to eat it when it wasn't cooked Now I can tolerate it in dehydrated cookies and in almost all of our baked goods as well as over popcorn I can also enjoy it in lukewarm tea (like lisa said don't want to destroy all its properties I want to try it plain but am afraid cuz the smell makes my stomach turn I was thinking of trying it in smoothies but think it would be chunky

I do LOVE it on my skin but it didn't help with dh's fungal rashes or with savana's skin rashes. For savana only plain aloe helped. I don't know why it was like this for us. Maybe my oil was too old by the time I tried it on these things. Now that I go through a gallon every 3rd month or so, it would be stronger.

I also use Nutiva. I was actually going to email CLNF to find out their brand good to know about the tropical traditions - I am so picky about this coconut oil thing that I probably shouldn't change brands EVER .

Only posting this to be honest and maybe figure out what I am doing wrong that it's not working on cold sores, fungal infections, etc.
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I'm using NOW Virgin Coconut Oil. I want to use it in baking. Do you just replace the butter with the same measurement?

Also, does anyone take it in capsules? I gag when I take it and it makes me feel icky for about 1/2 hour after. I think it's the feel of it. For some reason I can do olive oil, but not co.
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I'm using NOW Virgin Coconut Oil. I want to use it in baking. Do you just replace the butter with the same measurement?
Yes, I use it exact amounts.

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Do you use it in only your dehydrated recipes? Or do you use in regular oven baking, too? I tried replacing butter w/ CO in our pizza crust and in a cake recipe and it was AWFUL. (we bake them in the oven--no dehydrator ) We threw both out, they were so bad (me throwing out chocolate--it's gotta be bad).
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Do you use it in only your dehydrated recipes? Or do you use in regular oven baking, too? I tried replacing butter w/ CO in our pizza crust and in a cake recipe and it was AWFUL. (we bake them in the oven--no dehydrator ) We threw both out, they were so bad (me throwing out chocolate--it's gotta be bad).
Yep, oven baking (cake, brownie, sweet breads), pancakes, waffles, dehydrator recipes, bread, rolls, etc. IN fact, my chocolate brownie recipe with Coconut Oil and sweetened with cane juice is . . . well. .fantastic -- not to brag but everyone is always asking for the recipe which I laugh and tell them better homes and gardens with a few changes .

I do not make pizza crusts anymore though - we buy sourdough pizza crusts cuz Luke doesn't like my pizza crusts

We coconut oil for everything except frying eggs and greasing stuff (like greasing the pan before baking the brownies) and buttering bread. Sometimes I even use it in tomato sauces instead of olive oil I will say that I am moving towards palm oil for my bread cuz the bread is softer than when made with coconut oil -- found that out when I ran out of coconut oil. It's our "staple" oil. THat's why we go through a gallon every 3 months or so - I have gone through a gallon in two months before if I was on a "baking spree"
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I love CO!!! I've known about it for quite a while but after my 3rd and 4th babies I forgot all the good fat info I had learned though WAPF, NT, and Dr Mercola, and I went low fat hoping to loose weight. Well, I gained!! I recently went over some of my dietary info and I realized I needed to add CO into my diet. I immediately lost 5lbs w/o trying. This after being unable to loose no matter what I did and being bigger than ever.
I us it ase a moisturizer also and it works great.
You all have reminded me that I should use it for some scalp issues I'm dealing with.
I recently bought a gallon from mountain rose herbs for a very good price and it tastes great (I don't generally have a problem with Coconutty flavor anyway)!
For more detailed info you can check out Dr mercola and weston a price foundation web sites.
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