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Spring
Monday, May 21, 2012, 8:47pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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How under the sun can something so delicious and so powerful against some of our worst enemies be a total avoid for people like me?  


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For anyone that likes young (green) coconut water, this was my source for fresh coconuts until SWAMI put the kibosh on coconuts for me:


I'd order a case of 12 at a time, and the coconut water made the best tasting coconut water kefir (much better even than the ones I'd previously purchased at WFM).



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There's been a bit of a debate on here about coconut water. Dr D has only tested coconut milk/meat and coconut oil. Very few people, if any, get coconut milk or meat on their SWAMI. Many get coconut oil as neutral or better. Coconut water has not been evaluated  by Dr D at all.

Some people say that coconut water should follow the coconut milk/meat rating, since it's the closest thing to it. Others consider it "untested and therefore neutral." I personally won't consume it because I'm not healthy enough to take chances- I'm sticking to foods I know are OK for me. You need to decide for yourself how comfortable you are consuming an unrated food.

You can still make water kefir with compliant juices.

Connor, I know that you're not personally consuming coconut water right now, but I wanted to clear up the confusion for others reading this thread.


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As a B, coconut oil is the only compliant coconut item. I drank coconut water before starting doing BTD/GTD. I noticed that the high potassium content helped with water retention but my muscles were still not doing well (it was post-car accident). I noticed immediate improvement after eliminating the coconut water.


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Quoted from cajun
Many on this forum have said it really "cleans you out" so I am a little hesitant to eat the oil.

As a fellow Teacher, I do great with coconut oil. Any oil will perform a thorough cleaning if you're not careful  
My favorite way to use it is to add about a tablespoon to brown rice cooking water. It makes for a fantastic texture, and the flavor is just delish  


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Coconut milk is a black dot on my SWAMI. I did eat some finely milled, fresh coconut during T_giving and didn't have any obvious problems with it. Didn't overdo it, though!


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I'm glad coconut stuff is an avoid for me.  They don't grow where I live so it's just something else I don't have to search for to eat. And that hard oil, I've seen it in stores, that looks like a complicated process for someone to extract that stuff from a big hairy brown nut.  I liked in that documentary someone posted here "Fat Head"..."how do you get oil from corn anyway....I can't squeeze it or grind it up and get corn oil"....lol.  
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Coconuts are much higher in oil than corn is. Making coconut oil is similar to the process of extracting cream from whole milk- smash the coconut pulp, then let it sit so the oil rises to the top and skim off the oil (or use a centrifuge to speed up the process.) It's a pretty low-tech, traditonal method of making oil.


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Quoted from ruthiegirl
Coconuts are much higher in oil than corn is. Making coconut oil is similar to the process of extracting cream from whole milk- smash the coconut pulp, then let it sit so the oil rises to the top and skim off the oil (or use a centrifuge to speed up the process.) It's a pretty low-tech, traditonal method of making oil.


I have even made oil at home in my kitchen  

Only problem I end up with this high fibre coconut flour that the lowcarbers lover- and that I am not supposed to eat


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I will have to go buy a coconut now.  Grind it up, extract the oil from the pulp and see if it looks just like the stuff on the shelf at Walmart.  
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I will have to go buy a coconut now.  Grind it up, extract the oil from the pulp and see if it looks just like the stuff on the shelf at Walmart.  


I heated my pulp- cause I used a recipe from an Indonesian girl


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I will have to go buy a coconut now.  Grind it up, extract the oil from the pulp and see if it looks just like the stuff on the shelf at Walmart.  


It's going to look way better than anything you'll find at walmart!!!!


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ChrissyA,
OK..I will try a little cocnut oil when I make my rice.
Do you use it topically for hair or skin? I love Trader Joe's organic coconut oil in a jar. It absorbs easily and am told it smells nice.(I still have no sense of smell.)


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