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Coconut Sugar
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Posted by Kimi (Los Angeles, Ca) on 12/31/2011

[YEA]  I started using sugar after coming off of an intense candida cleanse (during which I used mostly xylitol and stevia). I find that coconut sugar doesn't aggravate my candida at all, and it tastes better than real sugar!

I sometimes mix xylitol and coconut sugar together- especially when a recipe calls for a bigger amount of sugar.

Replied by Roger Bird
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Coconut sugar is something else. I am very sensitive to excess regular, cane sugar. It raises my inflammation skyward, and presumably that is my insulin spiking. So I know that coconut sugar does not do that; I can eat it by the tablespoonful and have no problem.

One lab in the Philippines did a study on the glycemic index and the glycemic load. They reported GI = 35 and GL = 1. 4. This causes me to doubt them. The GL = GI times total carbs divided by 100. How could something that was almost 100% carb do that?

I found that this is the only lab that has done this study. The lab is in a country that is heavily dependent upon coconut exports. And all my Filipino in-laws lie like it was some kind of hobby; I never know if I am getting the truth from them or not.

The only sense that I can make out of my experience and this doubtful lab's results is that coconut sugar has a lot of long chain saccharides. But I find not this or a whole lot more on the Internet regarding coconut sugar. It seems that there is not a lot of study on coconut sugar; it seems that sometimes you really do get to the end of the Internet.

In my opinion, coconut sugar is one of the best kept secrets in health, and I am sorry that it is. I hope that some enterprising grad students will do some serious scientific studies on coconut sugar.

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Posted by Alexandra (Wayne County, Ohio) on 01/30/2008

[YEA]  Since I started cooking with coconut oil, I have noticed that if I do catch a cold, it lasts maybe half as long and the symptoms are milder.

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Posted by Jill (MH, USA) on 07/04/2007

[YEA]  I have been taking coconut oil soft gels for 2 months now. It has tremendously took my dermatitis away. I have suffered from dermatitis for 5 years now. Used tons of creams and ointments. Yet still never got full relief. Since taking the pills I have been irritation free. I feel as good as before I developed it. It to me its just amazing.

Digestive Issues
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Posted by Irene (Bayville, NJ) on 12/20/2006

[YEA]  Coconut Oil cured my IBS and Bowel Distention. It was a little tough getting used to the taste tried all sorts of ways to get used to it but I actually don't mind it in my morning coffee. It has also made my skin very soft and my nails are growing like crazy. I will keep this one in my diet I feel so much more energy and it has only been a week!

Posted by Zoe (West Monroe, LA) on 07/04/2006

[YEA]  Coconut oil cured my digestive problems... I lost 10 pounds -- it does make to eat less. skin is softer, bowels are much better. and i just feel better. i take 1 tablespoons 2 times a day. it made me sick at first, but not for long and it all went away. all it was doing was cleaning my body. mine is liquid and i put it in the ice box, and take it when it is hard. i like it.

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Posted by Sandy (Hendersonville, TN) on 08/12/2007

[YEA]  re: COPD & Lung Cancer and virgin coconut oil -- I found almost immediate relief from thick mucous taking VCO. I started out with 1 T. with each meal, sometimes in tea or room temp juice. It thins the mucous making it easy to cough up. I also drink 2 quarts of water in addition to the VCO. The water alone did not help. My nasal passages are both open for the first time in years and breathing is much easier. VCO makes the skin lovely.

Replied by Cindy
Wichita, Kansas
Water cannot do its thing without salt. Salt is number 3 on the list of things you can't live without. 1 and 2 are air and water. I suspect that if you do not take salt (preferably unprocessed sea salt) the body will break down the calcium in the bones to get at the salts they contain. I've done a lot of research on dehydration but have not seen this correlation anywhere. It is merely my suspicion due to the relationship between chronic dehydration combined with low salt intake teachings and the epidemic of osteoporosis. It is suspected that over 75% of people in the US are chronically dehydrated which means that 75% of the human bodies in the US are operating in emergency, water rationing mode. Sipping doesn't count and neither do other liquids. The body does not process other liquids the same way it processes plain water on an empty stomach. Water is used by every system in the body. Including the process it must go through to steal water from the colon. My personal rule of thumb is that any liquid that is not plain water belongs to the colon.

Posted by Joy (Simi Valley) on 09/26/2006

[YEA]  I started him on 3 tablespoons of virgin coconut oil about 9 months ago to try and help with his arthritis. So far it has not helped with this problem but he went in for his bi- annual check up where they stick the camera down your throat. He has Barrett's which is a constant irritation of the esophagus. It can lead to cancer and the doctor told him it was not curable and that he would have to live with this for the rest of his life. All they can do is keep tabs on it. Well much to the doctors surprise that after evaluating this chronic disease for over 5 years, it was completely gone. The only thing I can contribute it to is the oil since nothing else has changed in his diet. I was jumping off the walls for him. Now to get that arthritis!

Replied by Cynthia
Jacksonville, Alabama
I was told by a friend this cured his relative of crippling arthritis after 2 monthes. We have been doing it for 2 yrs and it does really help.

Gin raisens. Take golden raisens and clean them out and pick out any not good looking ones on a tray. Fill a jar 3/4's full and fill the rest of the jar with Gin. We use Bombay. Gin has lots of herbs. We are alcoholics and don't drink but don't have a problem with this. After 8 days, eat 8 raisens every day. It works wonders. Good luck.

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Posted by Beverly (COLORADO SPRINGS, CO) on 04/05/2007

[YEA]  By January of 2006, my nine years old Shar Pei senior dog, suffered from severe arthritis with bad hips and almost non existent front elbows. The vets suggested I put him to sleep for he needed both front and rear wheels to stay mobile. Being an individual that doesn't take "impossible" for an answer I did my own research. I got on the wonderful library highway of the web, and found this Earth Clinic website with natural remedies and cures. After only two weeks, with one tablespoon per 50 pounds of organic extra virgin coconut oil, Taz was up and running like a puppy on all four legs. After putting one tablespoon of the organic virgin coconut oil in the dog's food daily, Taz was better. It has been over a year, and he's still truckin'. He's not as spunky as back then, but who of us are as we age? More importantly, he is still fully mobile and has no handicap signs.

Posted by Sherry (Evans, GA) on 01/20/2006

[YEA]  I give the oil to my Shar Pei. She has allergies and dry skin and scratches a lot.

Posted by Dog Owners (Ogden, UT)

[YEA]  I don't know about humans, but it's worked wonders for my dog's coat. Greatly increased shine; reduced scratching, chewing and odor.

Dry Skin
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Posted by Lisa (Salt Lake City, Utah) on 05/20/2008

[YEA]  I have been using coconut oil on my face and legs for about a month I also take a tablespoon daily along with oil pulling with sesame oil. The results are fantastic. Where I live is very dry and my skin has taken a beating for years. Dry patches on my cheeks and nose, legs so dry that I was embarrassed to wear shorts. But with the coconut oil I have glowing healthy looking skin.

Quick tip: If you have a problem taken coconut oil internally because of the taste or texture. Here is a great recipe:

Mix two tablespoons of coconut oil, 1 Tbspn of Cocoa Powder and sweeten with honey. It has a frosting type consistancy and is delicious.

Replied by Marion
Riverside, Ca
Dear Lisa, Thank you so much for the cocoa and honey tip! I will definitely try it. Cocoa is also a natural source of Flavanol Antioxidants. The coconut oil and Cocoa combination should be really beneficial. I'm hoping this will take care of my chocolate craving and save me from all of the icky sugar and dairy that is in most chocolate candy. I love this site and thanks again! = )~
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Replied by Marilyn
Sewell, NJ
Thanks to Lisa from SLC, UT for the VCO/Cocoa Recipe!

I'd like to share my modification of Lisa's recipe:

VCO Chocolate Truffles:
1 1/2 T Cocoa Powder*
3/4 t powdered sugar (10x Confectioners)

Blend VCO, powdered sugar, and cocoa powder until thoroughly integrated. Form into 3 balls; roll balls in cocoa.

The above recipe will provide a daily recommended dosage of 3 T of VCO. If using the ratios in the above recipe, you can increase the amount to make several days of recommended daily dosages.

*Because I like dark chocolate, I used a special dark chocolate cocoa blend for the truffles and rolled the truffle balls in regular cocoa.

Note: Most special dark chocolate cocoas are a blend of natural and dutched cocoas and therefore have less antioxidants than natural cocoas.

Drawback - This may make it difficult to consume ONLY the daily recommended dosage of VCO.

Replied by Kallu
Omaha, Usa
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]   This is for Extreme dry skin and possibly dermatitis. I had a allergy patch around my neck. After two weeks I go to the doctor(Tried ACV which helped but did not cure). They suggest fungal medicine until the test results come back in two weeks. After two weeks, we find out it is not fungal and they prescribed Steroids.

On the sameday someone suggested Coconut Oil. I applied it all over my face and neck(At this point my face was full of dry skin and dark circles due to skin allergy under my eye). Amazing. Its been five days now and its almost gone. Dark circles are better but still there, patch around my neck has healed but still have the scar. I also soaked my feet in Epsom salt at night. Drank Cinnamon tea at night. I think Coconut Oil might be the cure for lots of ailments. I will have to wait and test it out on my other issues.

PS. A year ago when I tried to intake coconut oil I had loose stools and I also thought I was allergic to coconut oil. That might have been something else.

Now about the Doctor I went to: Barely checked me, kept suggesting products, did not check me for issues I had mentioned to the nurse, did not even look at the two big moles the nurse thought looked curious. He scanned my chart, suggested products and allergy tests to be done for a week with three doctors visit($120 copay and of course later for checkups and visits). I think the medical business needs to be checked into by some experts. This is not the first time I see this kind of a scam. Somebody's got to stop this human abuse and exploitation. I should add here that I do have wonderful doctor friends and family and my above statement is only for those who exploit general public.

Replied by Malcolm.54
Miami Beach, Florida
I have REALLY dry skin and Id like to try using the Virgin Coconut Oil cure... But doesn't the oil transfer to your pillowcase, clothing, etc.? Is this oil expensive? Please reply ASAP.
Replied by Pbird
Everett, Wa, Usa
Malcolm, the coconut oil sinks in so fast, always assuming you don't literally butter yourself with it, that if you wait for a while it won't oil your bedding. Just use what will sink in in a few minutes

It is not horribly expensive. All different price ranges. Get virgin organic from Trader Joe or online at a variety of places. A gallon of the best is about sixty dollars online. I don't remember what the pints in the store cost.

Replied by Mmsg
Somewhere, Europe
Malcolm.54, the coconut oil is roughly $15 or less for a lb. You will only need a drop for your whole face, use very sparingly. It absorbs well, so if your skin stayed shiny, you have used too much.

After days of using it once a day, there is a very noticeable softening and moisterizing of the skin. At least for me!

Replied by Kelly
Cambridge, Ma
Organic virgin coconut oil at Trader Joe's is $5.99 for a 16oz jar. (It's a glass jar, too - important.) I use one tablespoon a day internally and use it externally as a skin moisturizer and that 16oz jar lasts me months and months.

Posted by Kay (London, UK) on 05/17/2008

[YEA]  I suffered with skin complaints for a long time, I often got those little red bumps on my arms.also red lumps under and around my nose and general teenager style spots on my face. I started using coconut oil on the surface of my skin only. The brand I use is _____which is made in the UK and contains no other ingredients other then natural 'pure' coconut oil (thats what it says on the label). I experimented with different ways of using the oil on my face and body. I found that the skin on my face and arms became softer and I now rarely get spots or skin irritation (except at that spot). The best method for my face is to use the oil on my skin as a cleanser to open pores, then remove the excess with a cotton pad. After that I cleanse with an astringent. I use pure distilled rose-water which smells beautiful, closes my pores nicely and also makes my skin wonderfully soft. To top it off I moisturise again with the coconut oil, leave it on the surface to sink in a little, and take the excess of with a cotton pad (usually in places like my forehead and chin which don't absorb as much). I can't stress enough how much healthier my skin is. My complexion is brighter and I have less to no problem zones anymore.

Replied by Dilys
Stroud, UK
Kay, also living in the UK and only just having found out about coconut oil where did you buy it and what make?

Posted by Sondra (Rialto, California) on 12/25/2007

[YEA]  Coconut oil cured my dry skin irritation. last 10 years or so I have been developing some sort of scalely skin on the lower portion of my legs happening in the winter months more so. The Dr. had no idea what it was, I was using victoria secrets lotions and aveena body wash and lotions. store brand harsh soaps, changed all my products to a healthier soap and now I virgin coconut oil as my all over lotion, this is the first yr I have not seen any irritation. VCO IS MY FRIEND FOR LIFE

Posted by Lucinda (Lisbon, Portugal) on 11/26/2007

[YEA]  I have been using pure coconut oil in cooking and on my skin for 6 months now. I had no dry skin problems during the summer (portuguese summers are really dry) and have not had any adverse reactions on eating the oil. I love the oil. no more buying expensive face creams!!

Posted by Rhonda (Gallatin, TN) on 02/27/2007

[YEA]  I read your Blogs about Coconut Oil.I was wondering if anyone has used the cheap brand LouAna Coconut Oil? Is it safe to use? It says 100%Pure All Natural on the bottle. I bought the Extra Virgin Coconut Oil online and have been using it.Just after 3 days we can see a difference in skin tone and blemishes. I think we've finally found something that works.

Replied by Mary
Magnolia, Tx
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]   Coconut Oil and Dry Skin: I have only been using CCO for 3 days. I have something wrong with my complexion. No dermatalogist has been able to figure it out. I am hopeful.I bought the brand Nutiva organic extra virgin CCO at walmart because it has no pesticides in it and although I hate the taste of CCO I am willing to give it a try. I have read some testimonies of bad reactions to CCO but I have suffered none thus far. It has reduced the wrinkles around my eyes. I am 45 but have been told I look 36. However looking even younger is better! Good luck to you!
Replied by Aliya
North Carolina, States Of America
Keep using it externally and internally. Mix 2 teaspoon in the food you cook. see the results in 2 weeks..