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I was just finishing my morning green smoothie Saturday and about to head out the door to run my errands when I decided to grab a spoonful of coconut oil (ala Starfire). I enjoy the creaminess as it slowly melts in my mouth. As I was driving I was thinking how a feeling of calmness and well-being began to wash over me. I stood in line at the bank almost dazed, feeling very mellow. I went to my hfs and shopped around. As I checked out and made small-talk with the cashier, he noted, "I can always count on you to be 'chill'". I'm assuming that meant mellow! Or am I just "cool"? lol! I thought to myself, what I'm feeling on the inside must be showing on the outside!! For someone who used to take antidepressants, I'm finding that coconut oil is a wonderful replacement. Just sharing!
11-12-2007, 10:16 AM
That's brilliant, I'm very happy for you.
Do you feel quite sure that it's the coconut oil or do you think it could be raw in general?
Raw in general is making me feel wonderful. The control I feel is very empowering. So, you may be right. Raw may have a lot to do with it. However, I really feel different when I take the coconut oil. I missed it this morning and almost turned around and went back home! I'll just take it when I get home this evening.
11-12-2007, 04:51 PM
I use it to oil pull and yes it is VERY calming almost drug like fr about 45 min to an hour. Does not affect me when I put it in smoothies... wonder why
Oh well I LOVE the oil. Came back from my VA appointment with 61 points in cholesterol down ! puts me at 190 ! and 24 points up in HDL (good cholesterol). all my blood and liver levels were perfect and... this is the big one...... YES they had to lower my synthroid dose !!!!!!!!!! first time in 11 years !!!
and believe it or not I told the doc that I ate a lot of young coconuts and I consumed virgin coconut oil almost every day.
after a loss of 75 pounds and a complete 180 turn around in blood test levels they still told me I should not be doing that! I laughed and said (as people have heard me say before) you’re a doctor you wouldn’t understand.
Raw is the way !
Good to see you again Ghost27M! Great numbers! Wonderful news on the thyroid. I agree w/your take on the oil--almost drug like! Glad you're doing so good. That's not 75 lbs gone since May, is it?!!! Raw IS the way, neighbor!
11-12-2007, 05:04 PM
75 since the oil but i have lost 55 on raw since may
So you were oil pulling before becoming raw, right? I quit oil pulling after about three times. Immediately got a sore throat and ulcer just below my weak tonsil. I also got scared that all my fillings would fall out. Can't afford that right now. Don't know how it would react w/my root canals. Did you have any issues? I'd really love to do it.
11-12-2007, 05:41 PM
Just the calmness from cocanut oil other oils did not do the same. but I have seen no negative reactions from pulling and really no positive either I just do it for the calm So i guess that is a good. (speaking of fillings) I also brush my teath with REAL soap and all my cavities are GONE the holes in the teeth are there cause I can feel them but no pain at all even when I stick my finger nail into one on the side of my molar.; used to I could not even brush that tooth. my lower teeth were soooo wine stained in between the teeth and at the gum line and NO whitening tooth paste or silly bleaches helped. but SOAP has eliminated all but in the very inbetween and I figue it will all be gone in 5 monthes.
11-12-2007, 05:50 PM
??? What is oil pulling?
I understand some of the benefits of coconut oil, but how do you use it when it is solidified?
11-12-2007, 05:54 PM
I have a heater on a timer in my bathroom :) by the time I get up its toasty in there and enough of the oil is melted for a table spoon. GOOGLE oil pulling and get all the info you need !
hehe I compensate cold showers with a 95 degree bathroom :)
11-12-2007, 06:02 PM
What's REAL soap?
Any testimonies for Crohn's using coconut oil?
What did you mean by timer/ Kind?
11-12-2007, 06:08 PM
I make my own soap with Lye water and Fats (cocanut and olive blend).
BUT DR. Bronners (my be misspelled) has a nice hemp oil soap the ROCKS! Just dont use liquid BAR only! first time I did it I nearly hit the floor from the pain! soon as that soap hit the cavities man it was harsh but only for 3 seconds and never had pain again! oh and any little over bite I had is gone and my teeth do not move when I push my bottom teeth againsted my top ones it is truly amazing!
11-12-2007, 06:31 PM
What is oil pulling?http://www.oilpulling.com/
11-12-2007, 07:42 PM
I chuckled when I read
"You’re a doctor, you wouldn’t understand.":D
You made me smile. I would have love to have been there and seen the doctor's face.
Congratulations on your continuing journey toward better and better health.
Raw is the way!
11-29-2007, 10:56 AM
Congratulations - raw rawks!
11-29-2007, 03:38 PM
I agree... I just had my synthroid upped today. This is the second time in 6 months. And I have been like 75-80% raw for months now.
I'm sure if you do a search on thyroid here you'll come up with a wealth of info. There are some wonderful testamonials about this. Start a new thread asking for info if you don't find what you are looking for. Your question will be noticed by those with more to share.
11-29-2007, 09:48 PM
heh...heh...heh... :D yes.... my secret 'chill pill'.... hehehheee.... actually ... I'm sure he not only meant that you were so relaxed and calm... but honey -- we all know how truly cool :cool: you are too!!!
it is amazing how coconut has so many benefits that affect us in so many ways.... truly a gift from the Gods!!! :D
http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s43/FireStar_830/2666.gif .... ommmmmmm!!
Oh, Starfire, you talkin to me?? Thanks! But you're the coolest!!
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