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My New Drug of Choice

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Melt it down to liquid form over an open flame and enjoy!



The lists of things this miracle drug can do are never ending:

Inrease metabolism

Reverse signs of Alzheimers

Reduce Wrinkles

Help infections internally and externally

Heal burns and rashes

and the list goes on...


So what is this miracle drug you ask?

Coconut Oil!!

If you read my recent post about trying to get my health back, this is one thing I have added to my routine.

I have been one known to jump in and try something and make my whole family try it as well (apple cider vinegar shots for one example) only to find out it did absolutely nothing for me, except make my husband never trust my suggestions again ;)
So this time I haven't forced anyone into trying it, which I am sure they appreciate, and I have waited 2 months before reporting back my results.

I have been taking 1 Tb of Coconut Oil before breakfast and 1 Tb before dinner and have noticed that it definitely seems to curb my appetite and gives me a full sensation sooner than with my meal alone.  I have had days where I have forgotten to take it and when I look back at my meals I can see I definitely eat more without it.

I also feel less tired throughout the day, which is a definite plus for me!

You can use it in your cooking as well...in place of butter or other oils.  When it is cooked it doesn't taste like coconut hardly at all!  I even used it when making scrambled eggs (don't tell my husband) and they tasted great! 

It has almost no tasted when taking it by the spoonful once you heat it up.  Please beware that your spoon will be extremely hot!

One caution about taking it orally is that I never take it without food.  I take it about 5 minutes before I eat.  If I took it without food, I know I would get an upset stomach.  I also worked my way up to 2 tablespoons a day so that my body was used to it.  You can take as many as 4 tablespoons a day.

I have also been using it on my face as lotion.  It seemed crazy to me at first I mean it is oil after all!!  I first started only using it at night and then I ran out of my regular face lotion so I used it one morning and I was so nervous, especially because I have oily skin to begin with.  To my suprise, my face was only oily for a few minutes.  I now use it every morning!  After my shower I put a small amount in my hand and rub it in my skin.  I follow with my bronzer and my normal makeup.  It gives me a nice glow, without seeming greasy. 

 It has helped reduce those pesky wrinkles on my forehead and those crows feet on my eyes.  I still definitely have my wrinkles, but they used to be way more pronounced!



I promise this is the only time that you will see me without makeup ;)  I wanted to make sure you saw the real thing, this is about 2 minutes after applying the Coconut Oil.

I have been using Nature's Way Extra Virgin Organic Coconut Oil. 


There are a million different brands to choose from.  The most important thing is to make sure that it is Virgin or Extra Virgin and that it is Cold Pressed.  I also wanted to find organic since I knew I was going to be using it on my skin.  The only reason I chose this brand is that it was at our local Fred Meyer for 50% off!  It was normally around $28.  It is about 1/2 full and I have been using it daily for 2 months.  You definitely get your money's worth.

Anyone else use Coconut in their daily diet? 

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I too have been trying to add coconut oil into my diet. I also cook eggs with it and other things. I have not been brave enough to swallow a spoonful like you. Actually I did try it once and it left an oily feeling in your mouth and throat. Have you found this to be the case with you? I too love all of the benefits. - awgirl

Brooke @ Spruce Your Nest said...

I was so nervous about taking a spoonful the first time because I had the texture of olive oil in my head. The taste is so mild that I was shocked and it was so less oily than I expected, so I was pleasantly suprised. I do have a sip of water or my coffee right after it and it seems to get rid of the oily feeling right away.

Tonya said...

You are so beautiful you dont need makeup!!

Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage Co. said...

Hi Brooke, I was looking around at Linky Parties to post my kitchen re-do and saw your post about coconut oil and have to tell you I'm a huge fan of coconut anything! I eat and use the oil on my skin, add half a can of coconut water to breakfast fruit smoothies, use coconut milk in Thai and Indian curry recipes, I could go on! I get frustrated because so many people think it's like lard and it's a bad fat but it's really good for you! I buy the oil from Amazon.com and the 16 oz Nature's Way brand you showed sells for $8.49 and has a 5* rating with 477 reviews! I buy the double jar of Nutiva for $21.00 and it has 520 reviews with a 4.5* rating. How can that many people be wrong? Sheepish grin - I'm also a fan of apple cider vinegar You can dilute it down with water. I use it in salad dressings but buy the good stuff with 'mother' the brown floaty stuff. Geez - I sound like a freaky health NUT!

By the way, your Blog is great!
Sandy

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