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anyone using coconut oil?

So, I've been hearing alot about how coconut oil can boost your metabolism and a good friend of mine swears by it. She didn't change anything except start cooking her food in coconut oil instead of olive oil and she lost 20 pounds in about 4 months.

I just started taking it yesterday and I'm curious to hear about other's experiences

Mon. Jul 9, 2:17pm

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I have heard this too. But it has to be raw and organic. Buy the good stuff by the jar in health food stores and eat a tablespoon a day. It's delicious.

Monday, July 09, 2007, 3:22 PM

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use it two times a day with my apple cidar vinegar and LOVE IT. I am regular, my skin is gorgeous, my hair and nails look different. It's great for controlling cholesterol and vein health!

Monday, July 09, 2007, 4:33 PM

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i tried this once but almost threw up and could hardly swallow, how do you get it down? It was discusting.

Monday, July 09, 2007, 4:46 PM

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i take it in pill format because i couldn't choke it down either. here's the brand that was recommended to me by my osteopath:

emerald laboratories: extra virgin, certified organic, coconut oil.

Monday, July 09, 2007, 4:47 PM

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4:47, did you get good results also?

Monday, July 09, 2007, 4:53 PM

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OP here- I bought organic, virgin coconut oil at whole foods (brand is Spectrum- I use their ground flaxseed too). I tried to eat a teaspoon the other day and it was a little gross to eat it plain! lol I did mix it into oatmeal yesterday and it was yummy.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007, 10:09 PM

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melt it and you can get it down easier. Sometimes I'll take 1-2 TBSP per morning.

The flavors go really well in stir-fries, too. And the oatmeal trick you used is a good one.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007, 10:36 AM

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What are all the health benefits? How about calorie content? I'm going to google it, but I love hearing the first hand advise !!! Thank you!

Wednesday, July 11, 2007, 11:50 AM

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I read that it's really good as a hair conditioner. Has anyone tried this? Results?

Wednesday, July 11, 2007, 12:18 PM

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