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About Coconut Oil

If coconut oil is high in saturated fat, how can it still be healthy?

There is a widespread misconception about saturated fat being bad. This is one of the best videos I have seen to explain this misconception:

Is coconut oil fattening?

Coconut oil is made up predominantly of medium chain fatty acids. What does this mean?

This means that coconut oil is treated very differently by the body. Unlike other oils coconut oil is not stored as fat in the body, but rather is converted by the liver into a source of energy.

Therefore despite the 'high calorie' content found in coconut oil, it is not fattening. On the contrary because of the way the MCFA's in coconut oil are metabolised it will assist the body in shedding unwanted kilos and body fat.

How do I take coconut oil for weight loss?

The best way to take coconut oil for weight loss is;

  • First thing in the morning with warm water and lemon juice.
  • In a green smoothie every day.
  • In your coffee or green tea every day.
  • Oil pulling therapy.
  • Use it as a cooking oil. Replace all butters and other cooking oils with coconut oil.

Coconut oil being a medium chain fatty acid converts by the liver directly into energy, it increases metabolism, burns up kilojoules and detoxes the body. All of these benefits contribute to healthy weight loss.

The recommended dose for weight loss is 3 tablespoons per day, taken with meals. The MCT (medium chain trygliceride) components of coconut oil will help burn up the kilojoules of each meal.

The thing to remember is to really get the benfits of coconut oil, and for it to work it's magic in your body, it is important to stop taking the foods and oils that cause weight gain. Hydrogenated oils for example will completely counteract the positive affects of coconut oil.

Here's a list of foods to avoid:

  • Processed and GMO foods. All packaged foods pretty much fit into this category.
  • Hydrogenated oils, vegetable oils (canola, soy bean, peanut, margarine, sunflower and safflower oils).
  • Refined carbohydrtaes such as pasta, white breads and pastries. And Refined sugars, including white, raw and cane sugar.
  • Dairy products. Animal products such as dairy consist of long chain fatty acids. They are difficult for the body to assimilate, they create toxicity and are mucus forming, and they do not give the body energy but rather store as fat.

For healthy weightloss the body needs to have a high plant based diet, that is lots of fresh and raw fruits, vegetables, and healthy fats.

See our Recipes for lots of plant based meals including delicious sweet sugar free treats.

Is Coconut Oil a natural sunscreen, and is it safe to use in the sun?

Surfers and sun lovers are using coconutoil to take care of their skin in the sunny months. How is that?

Coconut oil has skin protection properties. It helps to neutralise toxic micro-fungi and bacteria on the skins surface. This helps prevent sun burn.

Coconut oil deeply hydrates and moisturises the skin also. This is how the Natives on Islands have such beautiful skin, naturally. Each morning when they wake up they wash, knowing that they are washing off their natural skin oil (Sebum). They then coat their bodies with virgin coconut oil, and go out for the day in the tropical sun.

Their skin remains tanned, youthful, blemish and wrinkle free. Why? because coconut oil replenishes our natuarl skin oil, and builds the skins natural immune system.

I personally love it, and so does my husband. I have olive skin but my husband is fair an freckly. He has been prone to skin cancers in the past and uses only coconut oil now.

With regards to coconut oil for skin care and as a sunscreen the feedback and experience has been mixed. Some swear by it, lather it up and go out in the sun. Others report back that they burn.

I therefore inquired about this with Dr Bruce Fife, authority in the research of coconut oil and its benefits, and he related that diet plays an important role. He says that for full sun protection with coconut oil, it is important that the diet is also clean, and that toxic oils, hydrogenaated vegetable oils for example, are flushed from the system. Coconut oil being taken 3 times a day for around 2-3 months will achieve this.

I recommend you start slowly, give it a go. Drink plenty of water, and start using coconut oil for cooking and taking 1-3 tblsp per day with lemon water, herbal tea or in your green smoothies. Coinsider a lifestyle of cleansing and alkalising foods.

Is it ok to use coconut oil during pregnancy?

For a healthy pregnancy the body requires healthy fats. Saturated fat, such as coconut oil has an important role to play in balancing hormones. Coconut oil also containes lauric acid, a key ingredient found in mothers breast milk which is beneficial to the growing babies health.

Click on the link below for more detailed information.

Is Coconut Oil Safe to Use During Pregnancy?

What are the other uses of coconut oil?

There are so many use of coconut oil, which is why it is known as the most versatile and healthiest oil on earth.The list is endless honestly, we have seen people posting articles with over 100 uses for virgin coconut oil.

We will share with you today, the most popular and beneficial uses. It's a great idea to make a lifestyle with coconut oil just because it is such an incredible product.

Coconut oil can be used both internally and externally. It is an excellent source of energy and when ingested as a food oil or health tonic it ads both flavour and therapeutic benefits.

As a health drink tonic you can mix it into your smoothies.
Mix it in with your herbal tea, chai, warm water , lemon juice or any of your favourite hot drinks..
Use it for cooking. Coconut oil is one of your best cooking alternatives as it isso stable that when heated it will not oxidise or go rancid.
Coconut Magic’s coconut oil is so delicious with a subtle coconut flavour and texture of pure heaven, you can eat it straight off the spoon.
Use it as a spread on toast, breads, and an overall replacement for butters.
Coconut Magic’s raw coconut oil is an excellent choice for raw food recipes.
Coconut oil (and coconut flour) is delicious wheat free alternative whenused for baking dishes such as breads, muffins, cakes and so on.
Blend it into a salad as a dressing.
Use it as a skin and hair moisturiser, deodorant, eye make up remover and so much more....
See Coconut Body Care.

Oil Pulling

Oil Pulling is a very simple and effective way to detox your body that also cleans and treats your teeth and gums. It is an age old ancient Ayur Vedic healing tradition that has been around for hundreds of years.

The process is most effective when done first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. You simply put a tablespoon of coconut oil inside your mouth and swish it around for 10-15 minutes and then spit it out and rinse or wash your mouth and teeth clean. The enzymes in the fat literally ‘pull’ toxins, pus and mucus from inside your body’s cells, blood and gut. The antibacterial properties of coconut oil can help with clearing gum disease and tooth infection. It is known to also improve digestion because of its detoxifying effects on the gut.

What kind of coconut oil should I buy?

Certified organic, cold pressed, raw, virgin coconut oil.

Terms such as ‘extra’ virgin are designed for marketing purposes. There is no such thing as extra virgin coconut oil, it is either virgin or non-virgin.

Do not use refined coconut oil or coconut oil in capsules as these will have been stripped of most of the benefits.

Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO) is high in Medium Chain Fatty Acids (MCFA’s), this is the important component of VCO. It is a combination of Lauric, Capric, Capryllic and Mysristic acid. All of these elements work together as a whole to benefit your health.

There are also a number of brands now using the Lauric acid content as their marketing strategy to have you believe they have higher quality oil. This is slightly inaccurate because the Lauric acid content will hardly be the same from batch to batch. I prefer to tell my customers that the Lauric acid content in our coconut oil is what we derive naturally from our VCO, by using fully matured coconuts, with the highest development of the MCFA content. I have viewed independent reports and in our pure unrefined coconut oil, the range for Lauric acid will vary from 45%-55% on average. The range itself may continue to vary. Other elements such as Capric, Caprylic and Myristic acids are equally as important.

The best way to know how pure and beautiful a coconut oil really is, is to taste and smell it. Pure unrefined, virgin coconut oil is clean, smooth and totally delightful.

In the old days before coconut oil became so big in the West it was only ever called VCO, modern mainstream marketing like to add all these new bells and whistles.

Lets keep it real coconuts. You want to buy Virgin Coconut Oil, Cold Pressed and Certified Organic.

When substituting olive oil with coconut oil for cooking how much should I use?

Health advocates today are highly recommending to use coconut oil for cooking. This is because coconut oil has a high smoke point and will not break down when heated forming dangerous trans fatty acids, which cause free radical damage.

When making the switch you can replace butter, margarine and your regular cooking oils with coconut oil.

You can use equal amounts. If you were previously coooking with olive oil, or you are following a recipe which suggests 1 tablespoon of cooking oil, you can use the equal amount of coconut oil.

I love the taste of Coconut Magic virgin coconut oil so much in our cooking, and becuase of its wonderful health benefits I like to lather it on.

Why cook with coconut oil?

Coconut oil is highly regarded as the healthiest cocoking oil.

Being a highly stable saturated fat, when heated, coconut oil does not oxidise or break down and form dangererous trans fatty acids.

Coconut oil can be heated to temperatures as high as 375 degrees F and still maintain it's benefits and integrity.

Mainstream cooking oils such as canola, soy bean and other vegetable oils. Often labelled as 'heart healthy' are mostly hydrogenated, trans fats full of chemicals and very bad for your health. These oils are highly toxic and should be avoided.

Simply switching to a healthy and safe virgin coconut oil for cooking can completely transform your health.

you will receive the health benefits from coconut oil you will no longer ingest the dangerous trans fatty acids found in commercial vegetable oils
you will no longer ingest the oxidised components forming free radicals in the body.
When using coconut oil for cooking it helps to use a gentle, mild tasting coconut oil so to not have an overpowering flavour throughout your food. The best tasting coconut oils are found in their raw, virgin, unrefined form.

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Doing the Coconut Cleanse

What is The Coconut Cleanse?

This is it. You are here. The Coconut Cleanse is an online 10 day Coconut Oil Detox program. Our goal is that you will follow this program. Enjoy your coconut oil in ways that will cleanse, heal and detox your body, and feel so good at the end of it that you will let go of bad habits and embrace new healthy ones.

The program is designed to educate and inspire you to eating more plant based whole foods, super foods and coconut oil. It will help you to transform your life to living clean and toxic free, both inside and out.

Video: The 10 Day Coconut Cleanse

Coconut oil is making me feel a bit sick is this normal?

It can happen yes, and is caused from a combination of things. If you have any type of yeast or bacterial infection such as candida, the antifungal and antibacterial properties of coconut oil will start to fight off the bad bugs, this can cause feelings of nausea.

If you have been used to a diet high in processed foods, or a toxic chemical lifestyle, once again as the detox affects of the coconut oil kick in you might feel a slight reaction.

This will normally pass within a few days. It is best to lower your intake of VCO, for example take 3 teaspoons rather than 3 tablespoons until your body builds back some of it’s natural immune function. Then you can increase to the recommended daily 3 tablespoons per day.

Loose stools are a sign of your body cleansing itself and getting rid of toxins. It can be unpleasant I know, but it will pass as your body recovers.

Ideas on shopping for The Coconut Cleanse

Getting prepared for The Coconut Cleanse can be fun. It's time to get stocked up on good wholesome foods and super foods!

Shopping for food is important because what you have in your fridge and pantry, is what you and your family will ultimately eat. Please go organic as much as possible.

Of course you will need some good quality coconut oil. Start with a few jars in the kitchen for your daily dose and for cooking, and one jar in the bathroom for oil pulling and body care.

You will also need lots of lemons, fresh fruit and vegetables.

  • Stock up on greens for green smoothies, juices and fresh salads.
  • Lots of lemons, fresh fruits and vegetables.

Super Foods (basic's)

  • Virgin coconut oil
  • Cacao powder
  • Goji berries
  • Chia seeds

Super Foods (additional)

  • Acai berry powder
  • Maca powder
  • Green powders

Legumes and grains

  • Lentils
  • Chick peas
  • Quinoa
  • Brown rice

Other

  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt or himalyan crystal salt
  • Bi carb of soda
  • Nuts and seeds such as almonds, cashews, sunflower and pumpkin seeds
  • Unhulled tahini
  • Green tea, herbal teas.

Visit our online store for the highest quality and best tasting coconut oil, and super foods.

How do I join the Coconut Cleanse Online Community?

That's easy, all you have to do is like us on Facebook and Instragram and you will recieve regular updates from us. You will also be able to join in the conversation and hear what others are saying.

How do I take my therapeutic dose of coconut oil each day?

There are many ways to get your daily therapeutic dose of coconut oil. During the cleanse we encourage you to have green smoothies, and cleansing herbal teas throughout the day. You can easily add a tablespoon to any of these.

  • Mix one tablespoon into warm water and lemon juice.
  • Make a pot of green tea and mix a tablespoon in the pot, or a teaspoon in a cup.
  • Add 1 tablespoon to your daily green smoothie .
  • Eat it straight out of the jar!

Also be sure to use virgin coconut oil for all of your cooking, and enjoy some wonderful raw food treats as well.

How much coconut oil should I take each day?

Researchers recommend that the daily dose is three tablespoons per day. This is also referred to as the therapeutic dose.

For the Coconut Cleanse, we recommend that you take three tablespoons for the 10 days. If you are not used to taking coconut oil and your body has a detox reaction, reduce this to three smaller teaspoons and slowly build up.

Coconut Magic virgin coconut oil is so pure and delicious you can eat it straight from the jar. Pour a tablespoon over some organic spelt toast, or use it as a salad dressing.

What is oil pulling, and how do I do it?

Oil Pulling is a very simple and effective way to detox your body that also cleans and treats your teeth and gums. It is an age old ancient Ayur Vedic healing tradition that has been around for hundreds of years.

The process is most effective when done first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. You simply put a tablespoon of coconut oil inside your mouth and swish it around for 15-20 minutes and then spit it out and rinse or wash your mouth and teeth clean. The enzymes in the fat literally ‘pull’ toxins, pus and mucus from inside your body’s cells, blood and gut. The antibacterial properties of coconut oil can help with clearing gum disease and tooth infection. It is known to also improve digestion because of its detoxifying effects on the gut.

Oil pulling is an important part of your cleanse. It is a simple and effective way to detox your body. The fat enzymes in the oil, when swished around in your mouth, will literally ‘pull’ pus and bacteria from inside your body.

Here’s a video on how to oil pull and why it is so effective:

Why am I not receiving my Coconut Cleanse emails?

There may be a few reasons why you're not receiving your Coconut Cleanse emails.

  • Your email application (like Mac Mail, Gmail, Hotmail, Outlook) all treat mail differently. In TheCoconutClease.com's case, our emails could be getting automatically added to your junk or spam box. Please check your spam box and add to your safe senders list

Will the Coconut Cleanse help with fertility?

Fat intake is vital to healthy fertility. What matters more than the amount of fat we eat is the quality and the kind of fat we eat.

Unhealthy polyunsaturated fats such as commercial vegetable oils which are unstable, have undergone high temperatures, and chemical input during their production. This process creates trans-fatty-acids and can have a very toxic affect on the body. For healthy fertility and healthy pregnancy it is important to have a good detoxed body.

While many people were concerned about coconut oil being a saturated fat. Latest research and evidence has shown the big difference now between natural, unrefined saturated oils, such as virgin coconut oil, from hydrogenated trans fatty acids.

We need a certain amount of saturated fats to produce cholesterol. Cholesterol is needed for formation of healthy cell membranes and is a precursor to all steroid hormones (progesterone, estrogen, FSH, ect). We cannot have proper hormonal balance without adequate amounts of saturated fats. We cannot conceive a child or have a healthy pregnancy without proper hormonal balance.

Ingesting good quality healthy fats such as virgin coconut oil helps with hormone balance and effective body detox.

Coconut oil is therefore a key ingredient to preparing your body for healthy fertility and healthy pregnancy. It is important to use coconut oil for cooking. The problem with both olive and canola oil is that they are unstable at high temperatures for cooking. When you cook with these oils, they oxidize. Eating oils that have oxidized leaves the body susceptible to oxidative stress.

The Coconut Cleanse Shown to Support a Healthy Body

Healthy fertility and healthy pregnancy

  • Cleansed and detoxed body
  • Balanced hormones
  • Minimul stress
  • Oral health

Coconut oil will contribute to these important aspects of healthy pregnancy and fertility. Other healthy fats include avocado, organic nuts and seeds, cacao butter, flaxeed oil and olive oil. It is important that these fats be eaten raw, in smoothies, salads and raw food recipes.

During the coconut cleanse we recommend taking the therapeutic dose of coconut oil, either in herbal tea, lemon water, annd green smoothies. We offer many other healthy cooked and raw recipes to enjoy your daily dose and recieve maximum benefits.

Oil Pulling therapy is also a natural, easy and effective way to detox your body and maintain oral health. Oral health is also an important part in healthy fertility and pregnancy.

Click here to try The Coconut Cleanse Fertility Smoothie Recipe
Full of Antioxidants, Fiber, Superfoods, Probiotics, Prebiotics, Wholefoods, Vitamins and Minerals.

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General Health & Wellbeing

Is sugar healthy?

No sugar is not healthy. That includes all kinds of refined sugar, white, brown, raw and cane. We recommend no sugar at all during the 10 day Coconut Cleanse, in fact we recommend no sugar ever.

Sugar messes with your insulin production, causes energy slumps and blood sugar spikes and is also toxic in the body because of the high amounts of chemicals used to produce it. Sugar is a sweet poison.

The great news is we have lots of healthy sweet substitutes. Like Organic Coconut Flower Nectar, Coconut Sugar, and Stevia. You may also like Raw Honey or Agave, although these do have a higher GI and fructose levels than the coconut based sweeteners, so we prefer our beloved coconuts!

Video: Is sugar healthy?

What are whole foods and why are they important for health and well being?

Whole foods are food in the way that mother nature intended. They contain the nutrition and minerals our bodies need for radiant health.

Watch this video to learn more:

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