A couple of weeks ago I received a large glass jar of coconut oil to review. Our organization frequently tests and reviews books and product and we've done so for about a dozen or more years. I guess its because of the trust so many have in us and our findings.
I've long been aware of the health benefits of coconut, even enjoying it greatly as a child. Over many decades in natural health I've learned much about the real benefits of coconut oil and how it can be beneficial for many things.
Probably I got extremely interested in this food when I was working with a retired Air Force colonel with ALS and also my work with Keep Hope Alive on HIV and AIDS.
Coconut oil is one of the three oils I recommend to all my clients.
The week before I received the oil and set up my plan to review it I suggested coconut oil to three people for different health concerns. The most serious was for a person a major candida overgrowth problem for a person who had just been discharged from the hospital following "treatment" for pneumonia. The aggressive use of antibiotics without concomitant use of probiotics was the iatrogenic cause of this super infection. This person developed an extreme case of "thrush" from the antibiotics; it completely covered their mouth and esophagus. They could not eat or drink and they also have Stage 3 renal failure.
I suggested coconut oil to their home care worker who is a friend of mine. I explained that it would give calories, melt at body temperature so there was no work to ingest it, just to let it melt and coat the mouth, throat and esophagus. Within two days the candida overgrowth was clearing up, this person was taking much needed fluids, and had begun to eat.
I had made some additional suggestions, including a reminder to start using those cans of coconut milk I'd sent by. Through donations received at CHI we can donate health products to people in need.
While the brand of coconut oil I've been using is a bit more expensive than most of what is sold in even health stores, I have to say I'm convinced there is a difference.
Firstly this is an organic product. Yes, there are other organic products sold for less money but all of then are mechanically expressed.
Secondly, this coconut oil, to me at least seems to be very different. Maybe it is an energetic difference or something I can't put my finger on, but I know it is different.
When the package arrived the oil in the jar was liquid. As our weather cooled I watched little bubbles form of the oil molecules as it hardened, and this was fascinating to observe.
I'd taste tested this oil when it was liquid and the taste was noticeable lighter and less acidic that others I have used. As the oil hardened I tasted it again each morning, and it was just a pleasing hard, as liquid.
Cooking with this oil was a breeze as it melted very quickly, faster than what I've been using. There was no change in taste to what food I was cooking and it stayed "melted" in smoothies I'd made.
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"We all come from the same root, but the leaves are all different." -John Fire Lame Deer