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Posted by: speedy, Monday, December 31, 2007, 5:39pm
I would love to know why coconut oil is an avoid for all but O non -secretor's. Everything I have read about coconut oil on the internet gives out that it is wonderful in everyway and very good for all sorts of health problems. see the link below

Posted by: Victoria, Monday, December 31, 2007, 5:48pm; Reply: 1
The status has changed somewhat in the new Genotype food breakdown.
Posted by: C_Sharp, Monday, December 31, 2007, 5:50pm; Reply: 2
Here is Dr. D'Adamo's comments

This subject has been discussed extensively in the past you might want to do a search and look at old threads on the topic.

Also new threads that deal with coconut oil in the Genotype diet.
Posted by: italybound, Monday, December 31, 2007, 6:17pm; Reply: 3
Quoted from C_Sharp

This comment from Dr D is several years old (but thanks for posting, all info is good info  ;D). I will be thrilled to see what is said about c oil in the GTD book, as Victoria mentions! (but just a teaser  :P ;))
Posted by: Joy, Monday, December 31, 2007, 9:13pm; Reply: 4
Yes, I was pleasantly surprised because after finding out I'm a GT3 Teacher coconut oil is a beneficial.  

That's great because among other things it has no transfats.  If it really is an avoid for some it is an excellent skin moisturizer.

Posted by: speedy, Tuesday, January 1, 2008, 9:51am; Reply: 5
Do you also cook with it or spread it on perhaps veggies?
Posted by: Joy, Wednesday, January 2, 2008, 3:49pm; Reply: 6

Yes, I do cook with it.  It has a very mild coconut flavor but it doesn't affect the taste of the food.  I used olive oil to cook with before.

But as far as I learned from other news is we should only be using Organic Virgin Coconut Oil.
Posted by: Lola, Thursday, January 3, 2008, 12:02am; Reply: 7
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learned from other news is we should only be using Organic Virgin Coconut Oil.

individuality is not contemplated in these cases....
Posted by: 611 (Guest), Thursday, January 10, 2008, 1:33pm; Reply: 8
I'm still confused over the internal use of coconut oil, after having read differing opinions.   I don't yet know if I'm a secretor and I haven't yet read the Genotype diet book.  My cholesterol is well within normal, I have had high LDL, but my HDL is excellent.   Could someone help me out with this?  I do use coconut oil externally and on the rare occasions I've had a teaspoon of it internally it's felt good, but may be I'm deluding myself.   I'd appreciate some advice.
Posted by: Lloyd, Thursday, January 10, 2008, 5:47pm; Reply: 9
By BTD standards you would be best advised to not eat coconut oil, it could be either good or bad depending on epigenetic factors. If you test and find yourself in an appropriate group to use it, then enjoy! Checking your GenoType is fairly simple, if you access one of Dr D's blogs from the link at the top of the page there are further links to show videos of the different measurements you would need to take.
Posted by: 1592 (Guest), Friday, January 11, 2008, 6:52am; Reply: 10
I must say that many foods that are supposed to not be for me do in fact make me feel good.  Coconut oil is one in particular as well as unpasteurized undenatured whey protein powder.  Pasteurized milk however, I do better without. :) :B :)
Posted by: Carol the Dabbler, Thursday, January 17, 2008, 4:13pm; Reply: 11

What brands of organic virgin coconut oil do any of you have experience with?  And what did you think of them -- good or bad?

Posted by: Joy, Thursday, January 17, 2008, 5:18pm; Reply: 12

I've tried the Spectrum brand.  It has a very mild coconut odor and I use it to saute chicken, turkey meatballs, etc.  

organic virgin coconut oil, I've read, has no transfats and is better than regular coconut oil which may cause headache or upset stomache in some people.  

It is also, as a few people mentioned, great as a skin moisturizer (not greasy).

That's my experience with it so far.

Posted by: 2293 (Guest), Thursday, January 17, 2008, 6:05pm; Reply: 13
Tropical Traditions is excellent quality.  Garden of Life is good.  Jarrow is good.  
Posted by: Carol the Dabbler, Thursday, January 17, 2008, 8:15pm; Reply: 14

Thanks for the input!  Can anyone comment further on these brands, or on other brands?

HappyAmom -- I'm glad to hear that you've used Tropical Traditions VCO, because it's one of the brands that I was curious about.  Have you used their Gold Label VCO (the label is actually mostly black) or their Green Label VCO?  What specifically did you like (or not like) about it/them?
Posted by: 2293 (Guest), Thursday, January 17, 2008, 11:06pm; Reply: 15
I use the expeller pressed oil when baking or cooking when you don't want a coconutty taste.  
I forgot another brand that I'm currently using which is nice, it's cold-pressed and easier to find in HFS's, called Nutiva. also has good deals on coconut oil at a good price.  
You can tell a big difference in taste between the nicer quality cold-pressed Virgin Coconut oils and the other cheaper coconut oils.  
Posted by: 2293 (Guest), Thursday, January 17, 2008, 11:08pm; Reply: 16
Oh--I haven't used VCO from TT in a while-I wait to buy from them when they have their big sales, like buy one get one free, so I don't know the difference between their new labels.
Posted by: Carol the Dabbler, Friday, January 18, 2008, 12:00am; Reply: 17

Thanks for letting me know to watch out for their sales!

As I understand it (from reading their web site), the Gold Label is produced as a cottage industry in the Philippines.  The company gives the farmers the necessary equipment and trains them in the traditional way of making coconut oil (basically, they grate up the coconut meat, squeeze out the milk, and let it sit till the cream rises to the top).  The Green Label is made in a factory, where they take the fresh-picked organic coconuts, dry the meat, and squeeze the oil out of it.  Both are considered "virgin" but they're made by two different methods.
Posted by: 1323 (Guest), Friday, January 18, 2008, 12:09am; Reply: 18
What about Coconut Water for Hunters?  Would it be neutral since it's not listed?
Posted by: Drea, Friday, January 18, 2008, 12:25am; Reply: 19
Unlisted foods should be considered neutral.
Posted by: Carol the Dabbler, Friday, January 18, 2008, 1:05am; Reply: 20

If a food is listed on the lists for other GenoTypes, but not for yours, then it's presumably a safe bet that it really is a Neutral for you.  If it's not listed anywhere, then it may have tested Neutral for everyone, or it may not have been tested yet.

In the BTD, Dr. D recommends that any untested foods be considered Neutral.  That seems a pretty safe bet, since most foods really are Neutral on the BTD.  But on the GTD, there are so many more "Beneficials" and "Avoids" (Superfoods and Toxins) that there is a much smaller percentage of Neutrals.  I personally consider anything that I doubt has even been tested as an Unknown rather than a Neutral, meaning that I might eat it once in a while.
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