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Offline A_Tribe_Called_Paleo

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Sunfoods Coconut oil
« on: January 27, 2015, 04:45:34 am »
I called sunfoods and they claim it's never heated above 90 degrees F.

It's not on Aajonus's lists, but has anyone else checked them out. I asked for email with signature confirming claims.

I found this article as well. Disturbing if true.

http://rawchefdan.typepad.com/rawchefdan/2010/02/do-you-buy-from-sunfoodcom-better-think-twice.html


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Re: Sunfoods Coconut oil
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2015, 08:38:03 am »
I have completely changed my opinion about ingesting coconut oil.  I was all excited about how good wilderness family's was, and then I started to notice my extremities being colder than normal, and my stomach hurting at odd times and an overall decline in well being.   I stopped cold turkey and things are back to normal.     So, appreciation to those here, including Iguana who warned about eating processed foods.    What also convinced me was at the end of my trials, I tried eating it plain, just to see how much I would enjoy.  I couldn't get past the second teaspoon before my body was complaining of the taste.  Before I had always eaten it with something else, and couldn't tell the Stop my body was experiencing.     My advice now, go lightly on coconut oil, and as others have suggested, focus on animal fats. 

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Re: Sunfoods Coconut oil
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2015, 08:58:01 am »
I use coconut oil as a massage oil - actually, it's the only thing I put on my skin. Not that I need anything on my skin, but I do self-massage daily because sometimes a woman wants a little pampering. I've eaten it in a pinch while traveling, but it's not really much fun as a food - really good coconut oil tastes and smells great at the first bite, but then it fades immediately.
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Re: Sunfoods Coconut oil
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2015, 09:19:16 am »
I have completely changed my opinion about ingesting coconut oil.  I was all excited about how good wilderness family's was, and then I started to notice my extremities being colder than normal, and my stomach hurting at odd times and an overall decline in well being.   I stopped cold turkey and things are back to normal.     So, appreciation to those here, including Iguana who warned about eating processed foods.    What also convinced me was at the end of my trials, I tried eating it plain, just to see how much I would enjoy.  I couldn't get past the second teaspoon before my body was complaining of the taste.  Before I had always eaten it with something else, and couldn't tell the Stop my body was experiencing.     My advice now, go lightly on coconut oil, and as others have suggested, focus on animal fats.

I read somewhere a while back it has something to due with the MCTs being an irritant to our gut. Ill have to find the article for you later.

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Re: Sunfoods Coconut oil
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2019, 04:08:44 am »
I have completely changed my opinion about ingesting coconut oil.  I was all excited about how good wilderness family's was, and then I started to notice my extremities being colder than normal, and my stomach hurting at odd times and an overall decline in well being.   I stopped cold turkey and things are back to normal.     So, appreciation to those here, including Iguana who warned about eating processed foods.    What also convinced me was at the end of my trials, I tried eating it plain, just to see how much I would enjoy.  I couldn't get past the second teaspoon before my body was complaining of the taste.  Before I had always eaten it with something else, and couldn't tell the Stop my body was experiencing.     My advice now, go lightly on coconut oil, and as others have suggested, focus on animal fats.

did u ever try home made fresh coconut cream or milk ?

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Re: Sunfoods Coconut oil
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2019, 10:00:42 am »
Yes,, and if you care to try,,  finely shred or grind  coconut meat so that you can such the 'milk' out of it discarding the pulp..  You'll most likely notice, as I did, that it's only palatable for only so many mouthfuls.   So easy to take in more when it already sitting in a cup ready to swallow down.

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Re: Sunfoods Coconut oil
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2019, 12:18:22 am »
I go off and on coconut oil. Grassfed fats are nearly impossible to find. Frankly I'm not sure which is worse, coconut oil or conventionally raised tallow. Been eating butter but that's probably no better... even worse since it's pasteurized.  At this point I'm about to give up and just start using conventionally raised tallow. It tastes ok but I just don't like the idea of consuming it, knowing most of the stuff that's not good for you is stored in the fat. I guess it's time to call all of the butchers and look on the internet for a source of grass fed tallow for the hundredth time. Who knows I might get lucky this time...
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