Skip to comments.333 Uses For Coconut Oil
Posted on 10/03/2012 11:37:35 AM PDT by EveningStar
Offering a myriad of health benefits, coconut oil is affordable, readily available and completely natural. I use it for EVERYTHING. Literally. I buy it in 5 gallon increments and keep it all over my house. I even have some in the car. So here is a little information to inspire you to check out this amazing oil!
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What is the ICD-9-CM code for that?
Wow.. it sure has a lot of uses and benefits. One point I would like to share.. just be careful using it as a hair conditioner. My daughters and I used it once as a deep conditioner. The only problem is it didn’t rinse out. You needed two extra shampoo routines to get it stripped. (just my experience) Perhaps we used too much?
Humans can survive on nothing but coconuts. It is an amazing ‘nut’? Anyway, you’ve got the coconut meat and a handy drink all in one container. I HIGHLY recommend buying Thai coconuts. They are DELICIOUS and addicting too. You go on YouTube to learn how to crack one open. You have to be careful but poking a hole in the right spot near the top will start a circular crack around the entire lid to pop off.
I was told by my Dr that Coconut oil is one of the tropical oils I am to avoid. I am to avoid ALL tropical oils
Speaking of artery health, not body fat. Anyway I am open to my Dr being wrong for sure, just sharing :)
So where does one get 5 gallon cocoanut oil containers? That cocoanut oil enema intrigues me. AND it even cures genital warts. That’s a plus. A big plus.
Since I know that anything coconut will send my son-in-law into anaphylactic shock, perhaps I should get a small supply...j/k, j/k
We use a fair amount of coconutoil (makes the best popcorn), but I wouldn’t exactly call it “affordable”.
I have a Doctor friend who says exactly the opposite. C oil is fantastic and it’s Canola (Rapeseed) Corn, Palm, and Soybean oils that should be avoided.
How does coconut oil work on fingers cut off by machetes cutting open coconuts???
Thanks for the link !!!
We love cocount oil and coconut derived products like syrup and sugar.
Has anyone tried coconut oil as a BBQ degreaser? I’d really be interested to see if that works. I can’t get mine degreased.
Your doctor is behind the times by a couple of decades.
Saturated fat used to be the bogie-man before they did the research and found that fat consumption (saturated, unsaturated, and anything in between) had zero effect upon cholesterol levels.
Modern heart attack prevention is all about cholesterol, cholesterol, cholesterol.
You may want to ask him why you should avoid saturated fat since it dosn’t contribute to high cholesterol levels?
Put the lime in it. Drinkem bot' togedder.
When we lived in Hawaii, a girl showed us how to hold a coconut (with top facing you and 2 eyes on top) and tap it in 3 places on the sides with a smooth stone and the lid will lift right off.
My Dr is not anybody special, certainly correctable. She tells me to go with Canola, olive and avoid all tropical oils especially palm.
But I will ask her about coconut oil (unsaturated for sure)
She also told me that if anything I eat tastes good, I am to spit it out :)
It depends on the type of hair you have. I have thick, long, curly hair that drinks conditioner. I wash with shampoo every four days; the rest of the time I “co-wash” with a mixture of conditioner and coconut oil. I need the residue that’s left behind, and my hair looks better than ever.
Your doctor was talking about hydrogenated coconut oil; that’s the type we were always told to avoid. Pure organic virgin coconut oil is very healthy. It’s been shown to have antibiotic/antiviral/anti-inflammatory properties, and is fine for your heart.
Incidentally, I find it’s always cheaper at vitamin stores than health food places.
The cardiologist did say that studies by reputable entities (Cleveland Clinic and Johns Hopkins for example) are being done, but it may take some years to get results. In the meantime, he advised me to avoid all saturated fats, including coconut oil.
I wouldn't recommend anything except listening to your doctor but it seems that he/she is just repeating the old (questionable) wisdom about saturated vs. unsaturated fats without regard to the other benefits of coconut oil.
Coconut oil had a terrible reputation years ago. The problem was that there was a study done that showed it was one of the worst oils out there (health-wise).
The problem was that the study was done on hydrogenated coconut oil, which artificially creates trans-fat. None of these negative effects hold true for unrefined coconut oil. In fact, together with lard, palm oil, and several other oils like avocado, coconut oil is one of the healthiest oils out there — as long as it is not hydrogenated.
As far as your doctor is concerned, remember that doctors get virtually no education in nutrition, and most of what they say is merely regurgitated conventional wisdom. I don’t hold that against any doctor, but I also ignore anything they say regarding diet, unless there is a very specific problem.
333 kernels of popcorn!
Let me get this straight:
You put the lime in the coconut and drink it all up.
Is there nothing I can take to relieve my fingerache?
I am with you! Not to make fun of the folks that use it, they may get the last laugh.
I know that Condritin and glucosomine(sp on both) have both been discredited by many studies, along with shark cartilage etc, but it is a multi million/billion dollar industry.
Jack Hanna does commercials for this product claiming it helps with bone troubles in dogs, I guess he is payed well to say it.
Nice Nilsson reference!
I have an amazing naturpath, who is also a FReeper. His coconut oil is wonderful.
It’s not a water based oil so any amount you use will make your hair oily.
I take coconut oil in coffee in the morning and for some reason it makes me nauseated so thus.... I have no appetite.
You such a silly freeper.
Put the lime in the coconut.
Viking Kittehs no like Lime in the Coconut.
There’s coconut shrimp, lemon shrimp, pineapple shrimp, pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, shrimp and potatoes, shrimp burger, shrimp sandwich.
I am happy it does so well with your hair. I knew it had the potential of being great... I guess it is the hair type/need. We looked like homeless people until a stronger shampoo finally stripped it (thank goodness for Prell!). I will say that the coconut oil smells divine!
Please, watch this.
Wait, wait -- are you saying there's actually a study out there suggesting that BACON IS GOOD FOR YOU!!!?????
Yet more proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy. (P.S. -- I'm going to run with this now that I read it somewhere on the internet. Please don't correct my post or suggest that my conclusions are wild and unsupported. Bacon is a health food.)
What I get all the time are people telling me about some herb or whatever that will help me lose weight. Usually, these recommendations originate from Dr. Oz. He's on tv during the day. Now, Dr. Oz received his medical degree from Johns Hopkins and is a cardiac surgeon by profession, but he hawks zillions of products with claims that they cure everything. Most of his products are quackery. I'm reasonably sure he's well paid to promote this stuff of maybe he has some financial interest in the products. Whatever...but even if these products are harmless, I'd go broke if I bought them all. But there are fans of his who would jump off a cliff if he told them to.
I prefer to trust in my own cardiologist and in information from reputable sources such as Cleveland Clinic Nothing wrong with being old fashioned. I've followed my “old fashioned” doctor's advice and he hasn't failed me yet.
LOL! Yes, it smells wonderful.
The worst stuff I ever tried on my hair was mayonnaise, way back in the 80s when I was a teenager. Oh, my. I had to wash my hair a dozen times to get it out, and then clean the gunky grease out of the shower. So gross!
Throw conventional wisdom into the trash (along with vegetable oil, all soy products, and processed foods) and you will realize that, yes, God does love us.
Or at least you. Bacon and I don’t get along so well. Fortunately, in a sign that God provides for all, albeit in different ways, I prefer beef bacon anyway, so all is good.
” What studies have been done are flawed or suspicious since many of the studies were done by or on behalf of manufacturers”
You mean like the Statin drugs? :)
In Jamaica, we toss the coconut in the air, like a tennis ball, and then we chop the top off with the machete, while the youngest child catches the coconut before it hits the ground. It’s a sight to see.
Statins were studied by independent, reputable researchers. My information is that such studies on coconut oil have not been completed.
YOUR doctor may be behind the times: surprisingly, there is little evidence of a connection between cholesterol and heart disease, as a Google search will amply reveal. Here's a summary from one of numerous sites that discuss this issue:
'The diet-heart idea the notion that saturated fats and cholesterol cause heart disease is the greatest scientific deception of our times The public is being deceived by the greatest health scam of the century,' states George V. Mann, ScD, MD, the co-director of the well-known Framingham Heart Study. In the study more than 240 risk factors for heart disease were uncovered.
"The fact that statins, brand names Crestor, Lescol, Lipitor, Mevacor, Pravachol, Vytorin, and Zocor, are not the heart disease preventing wonder drugs that drug companies want physicians and the public to believe is not the worst of it. Both men and women with the lowest cholesterol levels died earlier of all causes, including cardiovascular events.
"The death rate was 5 times higher for elderly women with very low cholesterol in a French study reported in the medical journal Lancet.
"A 15-year study of several European countries included 149,000 men and women and found low cholesterol was significantly associated with increased all- cause deaths.
"A University of Hawaii study conducted over 20 years and involved 3,500 Japanese-American men found men with the lowest cholesterol levels died at younger ages of all causes. Lead researcher of the Hawaiin study, Dr. Irwin Schatz, warns, 'Prudence dictates that we be less aggressive in lowering cholesterol in the elderly.' The research findings also state: 'Our data accords with previous findings of increased mortality in elderly people with low serum cholesterol, and show that long-term persistence of low cholesterol concentration actually increases risk of death. Thus, the earlier that patients start to have lower cholesterol concentrations, the greater the risk of death.'
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