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Old 07-05-2014, 15:28   #21
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Coconut oil can cause a major detox effect the first time you eat it (or, if you have not partaken in a long time). Start with very small amounts and work your way up (or plan on three or four days of detox-style eliminations). Once it has you cleaned out, so to speak, it tends to support healthy insides.

I eat it. I cook with it. I use it as a make-up and face cleaner (smear it on, rub it in, let it soak a few minutes, then wipe off with a warm, damp cloth). I use it as skin and face moisturizer. I put it on cuts and scrapes. I put it on scars (it takes a few months, but many of them faded or vanished). I use it in place of deodorant. I massage it on my non-stinky feet. I oil pull with it. I use it in place of sun screen (have not had a sunburn since I started this one).

Actually, since I found CO about six years ago, it has become kind of central to life as I live it.

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I have recently started using CO and have been using it in cooking, putting it in my morning coffee and also found out it is the best thing for yeast infections. I tried it and it works! Let the oil hardened in the fridge and then insert about a spoonful before bedtime and it works! Better than any vaginal cream I've ever used.

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I had not thought of that one. Will keep it in mind.

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There is a detox effect?? I just got my first jar today and took only one tablespoon. I'll wait a couple days before upping the dose to see what happens. The smell reminded me of macaroons (which I used to love).

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I like it in my cocoa after workouts. 1 tsp 100% cocoa powder + 1 tsp raw coconut oil, dissolves well and is pretty good for 1.2g carbs and the cocoa flavonoids on top of the coconut oil benefits.

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Detox does not happen to everyone. But when I started CO, I felt like I had the flu for three days. I understood what was happening and gutted it out. Sneaking up on it in gradually increasing amounts may be the better plan

OH! I forgot to say I had mild psoriasis on my ankles for decades - took CO about two months to clear it. And an eczema on an eyelid - gone in five weeks. (Can you tell I love CO?)

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I have dry skin conditions too, so if CO helps that also, that would be a bonus! No detox issues yet for me.

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After consuming most of a 56 oz jar of CO I finally bought a small single serving blender. Now I can blend and whip my CO with cream in my coffee. Before the oil would just float to the top of the cup for the first 1/4". It reminded me of drinking hot motor oil, no woner it would want to find its way out quickly. It's much better blended.

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I've been using CO and HWC in my coffee for a long time. Only recently I learned about putting my coffee in a "Magic Bullet" (which is like a mini blender) along with the CO and HWC and whirring the contents a minute or less. To me it is like the fancy drinks I see advertised by Starbucks.

I probably should know the answer to this question, but I don't - so I will ask and see if anyone here knows. Are there guidelines for how much CO to use per day? I love the stuff, but as someone has indicated, for some of us it has 'undesirable' effects. Maybe for me it is 'all things in moderation'

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I've been using CO and HWC in my coffee for a long time. Only recently I learned about putting my coffee in a "Magic Bullet" (which is like a mini blender) along with the CO and HWC and whirring the contents a minute or less. To me it is like the fancy drinks I see advertised by Starbucks. I probably should know the answer to this question, but I don't - so I will ask and see if anyone here knows. Are there guidelines for how much CO to use per day? I love the stuff, but as someone has indicated, for some of us it has 'undesirable' effects. Maybe for me it is 'all things in moderation'
I use a 1/4 cup co along with 1/2 cup HWC in my morning coffee. Sometimes I'll have a smaller more "normal" size cup after dinner and use 2T co and 1/4 cup HWC. So I have up to 6T a day of co, minimum of 4. No issues for me.

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