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katrinab
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there is an LLMD near me who i hear gives coconut ol to his patients. Do you know why he might do this?
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randibear
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coconut is a good anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and it's natural.

never heard of a doc giving it but i do know people who take it for candida.

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The three of us are on it.

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We have been using coconut oil for years... way before I even know I have Lyme. We get the gallon size Organic Cold hand pressed coconut oil.

We use them for:

Cooking (it's stable at high heat so great for frying and it will not burn or stink up the house!)

Baking (makes my brownies to die for!)

Oil pulling (do this when I have teeth pain also makes your teeth whiter!)

Body lotion (the best body lotion ever! Safe and soo soft... and so good for you!

Lubrication (it's safe, gentle, smells great [Wink]

Hair conditioner (use as a leave in conditioner)

As a base to mix w/ essential oils.

Now I have tried to take a table spoon but I did NOT like it. For me it was the texture thing and I couldn't swallow it. But some folks like my friend take 2 table spoons a day and love it!! Lots of health benefits!

Here is one article about the benefits.


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-mercola/coconut-oil-benefits_b_821453.html

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Nutiva is my favorite brand, has a really nice coconut taste/smell. Others I have tried have no coconut taste at all. If you don't like the actually taste of coconut, you may not like this brand. I make organic popcorn and cook it in this. Gives it a great flavor, just add sea salt and you're done! No need for butter even!
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do a search here

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emla999/Lyme
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Along with the antimicrobial properties of coconut oil some people such as Dr. Ray Peat recommend coconut oil as sort of an "antidote" for polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA's) overload within the body.

Ray Peat and others seem to think that an overload of PUFA's cause numerous health problems and metabolic problems.

http://180degreehealth.blogspot.com/


If you don't like the taste of virgin coconut oil you could try the tasteless expeller pressed version. Tropical Traditions uses a mechanical process method and they claim that it doesn't affect the quality of the coconut oil.

http://www.tropicaltraditions.com/expeller-pressed_coconut_oil.htm


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glm1111
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www.coconutoil.com

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It is supposed to be one of the best oils to use. Some people say it helps with brain fog and dementia. I did not see any difference but I do like the taste.

I bought a five gallon container from tropical traditions for about $100, free shipping. The horses get that. I buy the virgin oil that tastes like coconut for myself. It is fantastic in home made granola.

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So with Dr C says low fat diet, to reduce inflammation where does that put coconut oil.

I realize one of the coconut oil properties has been to reduce imflammation but he does state pretty clearly that a low fat diet will help in recovery.

Thanks, MattH

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Matt,

There are "good" oils and "bad" oils. Coconut oil is one of the good guys. : ) Everything about coconut oil is good, internally and externally.

http://products.mercola.com/coconut-oil/

http://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=health+benefits+coconut+oil&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8

Gary

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In addition to whats mentioned above I use cocnut oil regularly. Being on mepron, I have to make sure I consume enough fat to absorb the med.

I usually just put a tablespoon in my coffee if I'm not going to have a meal with sufficient amounts. Since I have to have the fat it might as well be the user friendly type.

And by the way it doesn't make you fat. [Smile]

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Gary and Average Joe,

I will continue to use it! I put a tea spoon in my tea a couple times a day.

I really like it but needed some clarification.

Many Thanks, MattH

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I use Spectrum brand unrefined.

I use it in the morning to scramble my eggs (and they don't stick to the pan as much).

I also spread some of my gluten-free toast.

I was told not to consume more than 2tbsp a day.

I find myself craving it now and have been using it for about 6 months.

I don't know if it's helping, but I don't think it's hurting anything:)

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scorpiogirl
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One4islands,

Who told you not to consume more than 2tbsp a day if you don't mind my asking? I use this as my body lotion which I lather on at least 4 times a day and trust me it's way over 2 tbsp. But I also use it for cooking, baking, and everything else in btw. I have been doing this for at least 3 years maybe longer... so I'm curious to hear who said it and why?

Oh and I also consume at least one young coconut a day (except for when I cannot find them!).

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