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Sore throats! How Coconut Oil may help.

Beat Sore Throats. How Virgin Coconut Oil may drive sore throats away!

Coconut Oil | Virgin Coconut Oil

The internet is full of claims about the health benefits of Virgin Coconut Oil. We won’t go over them here. But we will say this. Our family has successfully used Virgin Coconut Oil to drive away sore throats with ease. That is our personal experience, and we’d like to invite you to consider the options for yourself.

  • Place Virgin Coconut Oil on your throat and leave it here
  • Use it for cooking (it is saturated fat, just like butter)
  • Use it for Oil Pulling (Oil Swishing)
  • Oil Pulling with a drop of your Essential Oil (one you can use in your mouth)

How do you do Oil Pulling?

We have published a post on the topic of Oil Pulling before. It is also mentioned in booklets we’ve published.

Virgin Coconut Oil – Oil Pulling

The process of placing Virgin Coconut Oil in your mouth. It will melt there.  Hold it there for a time, at the front of your mouth. Then start to swish it around in your mouth, then hold it for a while, etc.
 
Some people can last but a few moments. Others make it last a while.
The goal is continuous swishing in one or more sessions for up to 15-20 minutes. It does not have to be one time in that period only.
 
You spit it out, without swallowing it.
 
That is the process.

What can you expect to feel in your mouth?

Eventually, you can expect phlegm to break loose from the back of your throat, and this is to be welcomed. Brave souls keep swishing… others spit out and start over.

Keep up the process of doing oil pulling several times a day, or twice a day, whatever suits. But it has worked in providing symptomatic relief to sore throats for us, and it may do so for you.

Where can you buy Virgin Coconut Oil from in New Zealand?

Coconut Oil Shop sells, Virgin Coconut Oil. https://www.coconutoilshop.co.nz/order-coconut-oil/

Who wrote this short article?

Neil Smith loves to talk about the benefits of Coconut wholefoods.

Neil Smith, The Coconut Oil Shop Team

If you are new to Virgin Coconut Oil, grab our free guide!

There is a lot of articles and information out there on Coconut Oil and how unique it is.

But where do you begin?

We’ve put together a short, informative guide you can download, called Coconut Oil Basics. Grab your free guide, and as a special bonus, we’ll send you an email each week highlighting some interesting pages in our site.

On this website, we have over 100 pages of useful information on our website, and this guide and the emails will help you unlock it.

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Happy New Year! Landing Day 2017

20L Value Pail Ancient Wisdom

Today is the Ancient Wisdom 20L Landing Day 2017

Ancient Wisdom 20L plastic pails have just arrived in Auckland.

If you have already ordered, it will be sent tomorrow, 12th of January or Friday, 13th of January. If you have not ordered your 20L pail of Raw Virgin Coconut Oil from Samoa, don’t wait or you could miss out.

20L Value Pail Ancient WisdomYou can order using the order link below.

http://shysheep.com/shop/coconut-oil/ancient-wisdom-20-litre-pail/

 

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Feel full sooner and for longer

Do you use Coconut Oil to feel full sooner and for longer?

It has been said that eating a small amount of Coconut Oil can lead to some level of feeling “satiation”. That is the feeling your brain creates when it thinks your meal should be finishing. Some people would benefit if they feel full sooner.

“Satiation” refers to the end of desire to eat after a meal, and this can occur at any time after the onset of eating.  – FoodProcessing.com

I have certainly experienced such a feeling before.

Dr Bruce Fife states that adding some Coconut Oil, or even just dried Coconut to food you eat in the morning can mean you feel full longer.

Our customer Jen Herd wrote into us and explained that she had made a toasted muesli which she attributed to her gradual and sustained weight loss. I believe one of the benefits of this recipe is “the Coconut Oil effect” of satiation. She felt full for longer and  probably ate less during the day. I know I have when add Coconut Product to my morning diet.

Scoop, Heat and Rub: 3 Coconut Oil Ways. In Jen’s recipe she heats the oil with the ingredients, and in so doing, it soaks into the ingredients.

Who may benefit from this Coconut Oil Tip?

So if you know someone who is eating a lot of food during the day, between meals, or is feeling hungry just before a meal, Coconut Oil consumption is the an option for them. It will help them feel a like they ate something.

Coconut Oil Chickpea Curry | Feel full sooner with Coconut Oil

Above: Julia and Libby Wholefoods Kitchen Chickpea Curry.
If you know of someone who tends to eat too much, like I do, when we have Japanese curry for a meal! Put some Virgin Coconut Oil into the food, and they will feel full sooner, and for longer.

About this blog series – “3 Coconut Oil Ways”

The question I’ve been asking in this 3 Coconut Oil Ways blog series is, “Do you…?” For example, “Do you scoop?“, “Do you heat?“. In this post we’re asking you, “Do you eat Coconut Oil to feel full sooner, and for longer?”

Who wrote this short article?

Neil Smith loves to talk about the benefits of Coconut wholefoods.

Neil Smith, The Coconut Oil Shop Team

If you are new to Virgin Coconut Oil, grab our free guide!

There is a lot of articles and information out there on Coconut Oil and how unique it is.

But where do you begin?

We’ve put together a short, informative guide you can download, called Coconut Oil Basics. Grab your free guide, and as a special bonus, we’ll send you an email each week highlighting some interesting pages in our site.

On this website, we have over 100 pages of useful information on our website, and this guide and the emails will help you unlock it.

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Do You Scoop Coconut Oil?

Do you use this 1st Coconut Oil way? Do you scoop Coconut Oil?

Learn more about this 1st Coconut Oil Way – scoop your Oil for everyday eating.
Do you scoop Coconut Oil? Then you may value this tip on keeping your Oil cool. Why? Because Virgin Coconut Oil is solid at 24º C (75º F), therefore, many people in New Zealand have solid oil in their house.

Virgin Coconut Oil Scoop Cool Oil

Did you know that some people think keeping Virgin Coconut Oil enhances the taste? I tend to think that myself.

Why I chose to highlight this tip about keeping your Oil cool

I hate eating hot food half cold. In Japan food is often served cold, or cool. But I grew up with food that was hot when it was supposed to be hot*. So if I were buying White Gold or Ancient Wisdom Virgin Coconut Oil I’d expect a similar taste each time I tasted it. For that very reason, I thought I’d suggest that you consider keeping your Oil cool.

It does not need to be kept in a fridge (refrigerator) but that could enhance the taste if you can scoop it out afterwards. We keep ours in a cupboard usually.

If you are also particular about taste like that you may have noticed that liquid Virgin Coconut Oil can sometimes taste slightly different. I mention the hot food example because nearly cold cabbage doesn’t taste the same as hot cabbage. Neither is a warm up of tea with milk it in anything like the taste of a hot cup of tea with milk in it.

So in like manner, liquid Ancient Wisdom is quite different in taste in solid Ancient Wisdom at room temperature, or chilled Ancient Wisdom. They are three slightly different tastes in my opinion.

*Like many of my readers, both my grandmothers heated their dinner plates for hot food. But my mother didn’t go that extent, and neither does my family, just in case you were wondering….

How much could you eat off the spoon per day?

Eating Virgin Coconut Oil - 1-4 Tablespoons per day

Have you seen The “Eating” page of this website?

The page in the “Learn” series of pages which is called “Eating” has some useful insights on the consumption of Virgin Coconut Oil from a spoon. Click on the image above to be sent to www.coconutoilshop.co.nz/learn/eating/

Have you seen the 3 Coconut Oil Ways article?

In the 3 Coconut Oil Ways article, you’ll learn more about Scoop, Heat, and Rub…

This article is part of a series, which will outline the bones of a new consumer guide I am writing to help folks use Coconut Oil like they grew up with it. Click here for the introductory article mentioned above.

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3 Coconut Oil Ways for Everyday Use

Do you use these 3 Coconut Oil ways?

Learn about 3 Coconut Oil Ways for everyday use.
Human brains can remember lists of 3 easier than a list of 8.

Scoop Heat Rub. 3 Coconut Oil Ways for everyday use.

Scoop, Heat or Rub. Using Virgin Coconut Oil every day is as simple as taking one of these 3 ways to use Coconut Oil. I call them the 3 Coconut Oil Ways to catch attention, and reinforce how basic the task of using Coconut Oil every day really is.

Why I chose to highlight these 3 uses for Virgin Coconut Oil

I’ve started writing a new consumer guide.

I wanted to make learning about Virgin Coconut Oil even easier than the current guide, Coconut Oil Basics. While I was planning that resource I thought, I’d answer the question, “What are we doing?”

I mean, what are we doing with this unique oil? While I was thinking a list began to appear on paper. It included things like replacing, revitalising, spreading….scooping, heating, rubbing. That was when I got inspired.

What inspired me? Well, I thought my original list of 8 uses was concise, but a list of three that encompassed the 8 original uses is truly crisp. I hope it motivates someone you know to use Virgin Coconut Oil daily too.

8 uses of Virgin Coconut Oil below involve scooping, heating or rubbing

So if someone asks you,”What can you do with Virgin Coconut Oil?” Now you can capture their imagination with the statement, “Scoop, heat or rub”. Human brains can remember lists of 3 easier than a list of 8 items.

Coconut Oil Shop | 8 Common Uses - Eating Cooking

Coconut Oil Shop | 8 Common Uses - Skin, Hair

Coconut Oil Shop | 8 Common Uses - Eating Cooking

Coconut Oil Shop | 8 Common Uses - Oil Pulling, Massage

Coconut Oil: 8 Basic Uses for Everyone – every one of them involves the 3 Coconut Oil Ways.

Let’s look what these 3 ways are. What I had in mind when I thought about when I wrote Scoop, Heat, and Rub on the list.

Scoop. Coconut Oil is solid at room temperature or at least below 24 degrees Celsius. We scoop some oil out and put it in our mouths for Oil Pulling, for example. The next article on the topic of scooping is here.

Heat. We sell Raw Virgin Coconut Oil, and so it is likely some of you are raising your eyebrows at the word heat. In reality, what I am talking is oil will heat, in your hand. It can also safely be heated in baking or cooking.

Rub. Coconut Oil can be rubbed into flour, on skin, in hair. Even wood responds to Virgin Coconut Oil.

These are basic ideas. Really basic. But we need to focus on the basics so we can be consistent in the use of Virgin Coconut Oil daily. What we do with Virgin Coconut Oil is really basic. That is the key message I want to get across with this post.

If you like what you see, it is the foundation of the new consumer guide. This new guide is not written yet. If you haven’t yet seen the existing guide, Coconut Oil Basics, you can click on the image below. If you are already a Camp Coconut Member, you can access the latest copy of Coconut Oil Basics there.

Free Coconut Oil Basics Guide Cover

If you have not read the Coconut Oil Basics Guide, click on the image to join our email list, and get your free copy.

If you are already on our email list and want a copy of the latest version of the booklet above, just email us.
Website/Camp Coconut Members: click for member-login and access to this report.

Thanks for reading.

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Coconut Oil Seared Sliced Stewing Steak

Sliced Skirt Steak Seared with Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil Thought: Coconut Oil Seared Sliced Stewing Steak

It’s not often that a “stewing steak grade” meat can be turned into a melt in your mouth fried steak is it?  Well, that is exactly what happened with this Coconut Oil Seared Sliced Stewing Steak.

Cook the steak by searing it. Use tenderised Skirt Steak with a little Virgin Coconut Oil in the frypan. Medium heat for non-rare steak, higher heat for rare. I have used two online resources to bring you this post. So there won’t be the usual links for instructions. It’s worth noting that my steak photo is showing the results of not (deglazing) cleaning the plan between two steaks.

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Where does a “Skirt Steak come from? (Plate Steak)

New Zealand’s “Beef and Lamb” have a nice visual guide for you to view.
Beef and Lamb do not make a distinction between Skirt and Flank. (Skirt is before flank when viewing left to right). Beef and Lamb NZ visual guide

American publishers Weldon Owen have a slightly different visual guide. They use the term Plate Steak with a reference to Skirt Steak. Weldon Owen visual guide.

Who wrote this short article?

Neil Smith loves to talk about the benefits of Coconut wholefoods.

Neil Smith, The Coconut Oil Shop Team

If you are new to Virgin Coconut Oil, grab our free guide!

There is a lot of articles and information out there on Coconut Oil and how unique it is.

But where do you begin?

We’ve put together a short, informative guide you can download, called Coconut Oil Basics. Grab your free guide, and as a special bonus, we’ll send you an email each week highlighting some interesting pages in our site.

On this website, we have over 100 pages of useful information on our website, and this guide and the emails will help you unlock it.

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Kale Coconut Oil Chips

Kale with Coconut Oil | 6 Tips for Flawless Kale Chips with Coconut Oil

Kale Coconut Oil Chips: What A Combination

It’s easy to rattle off a list of things that can done with Coconut Oil. But some of those things may require a little bit of thinking and experience. Kale Coconut Oil Chips is one of them.

The skill in successfully making this vegetable into a potatoe chip alternative is finding the balance between burnt edges and soggy Kale leaves.

Angela Liddon Oh She Glows

Angela Liddon – Scientist turned Recipe Book Author

Thankfully Angela Liddon, a scientist who turned to experimenting with plant based recipes has done some research into this matter for us. If you follow the tips found on her blog posts your leaves will be baked. But they won’t be burned.

The first time Angela day after created these vegetable chips she thought, “Should they taste burnt like this??”

6 tips for  better Kale Chips

Since that first experiment she has come up with 6 tips for Flawless Kale Chips.

  1. Remove the stems and tear leaves into large pieces
  2. Wash thoroughly and dry the leaves before beginning
  3. Don’t skip the oil, but don’t drench it in oil either
  4. Spread kale onto a single layer on the baking sheet
  5. It’s all about the low heat for even baking
  6. Cool for just a few minutes on the baking sheet

Kale Coconut Oil Chips Leaves

It’s important for the leaves to dry after being washed. No-one wants to eat grit with their chips. Dry leaves at the start create a better result in the end.

Below you’ll see a before and after photo of the leaves.

Kale Coconut Chips Before and After

What motivated me to post about this topic?

This Facebook post has been very popular with our readers!

One of our customers offered this excellent advice.

“White Gold … – great on kale to make baked veggie chips!”

White Gold Organic Raw Cold Pressed Extra Virgin Fresh Taste

Click on the image of the White Gold Coconut Oil to see the reader’s comment on the Facebook post.

Is Kale easy to grow in your area?

Quite possibly it is easy to grow. Even in winter.
Eat Well NZ have an article on the topic for those interested in knowing more.  eatwellnz.co.nz/how-to-grow-your-own-kale/

Who compiled this list of posts?

Neil Smith loves to talk about the benefits of Coconut wholefoods.

Neil Smith, The Coconut Oil Shop Team

If you are new to Virgin Coconut Oil, grab our free guide!

There is a lot of articles and information out there on Coconut Oil and how unique it is.

But where do you begin?

We’ve put together a short, informative guide you can download, called Coconut Oil Basics. Grab your free guide, and as a special bonus, we’ll send you an email each week highlighting some interesting pages in our site.

On this website, we have over 100 pages of useful information on our website, and this guide, and the emails will help you unlock it.

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Butter Milk Banana Bread with Coconut Oil

Butter Milk Banana BreadButter Milk Banana Bread with Coconut Oil

Are you looking for a way to use Butter Milk and Bananas? Butter Milk Banana Bread may be just the trick you need. If you haven’t thought of it before you’d probably agree it could be fun. Let’s add some Coconut Oil and see what happens then.

Switching fats to Coconut Oil does not compromise the taste or texture.
A remember a person who worked in the food industry telling an audience of people the reason why restaurant food tastes so amazing is because they use real butter.

Si, from A Bountiful Kitchen blog says that sometimes when you switch fat in a recipe it can mean you have less flavour and the texture is not as great. But as far as this recipe is concerned it she feels that is not the case. Certainly at home we always use Solid Coconut Oil in our home made bread, and it doesn’t make it taste too Coconut in flavour.

In this recipe, we’d say the banana flavour would certainly mask many other flavours anyway.

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Full Instructions for Butter Milk Banana Bread with Coconut Oil

For the full set of instructions you will also need to view the post at A Bountiful Kitchen recipe post: so click here or click on the image above.

Who wrote this short article?

Neil Smith loves to talk about the benefits of Coconut wholefoods.

Neil Smith, The Coconut Oil Shop Team

If you are new to Virgin Coconut Oil, grab our free guide!

There is a lot of articles and information out there on Coconut Oil and how unique it is.

But where do you begin?

We’ve put together a short, informative guide you can download, called Coconut Oil Basics. Grab your free guide, and as a special bonus, we’ll send you an email each week highlighting some interesting pages in our site.

On this website, we have over 100 pages of useful information on our website, and this guide, and the emails will help you unlock it.

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Coconut Sugar Cacao Nibs Recipe

Coconut Sugar Cacao Nibs CoconutOilShopCoconut Sugar Cacao Nibs

Coconut Sugar Cacao Nibs are a nutrient-rich sweetener.
This is a novel natural Chocolate variation. Have you ever thought of putting a Coconut Sugar coating on a Raw Cacao Nibs?

Coconut Sugar has a natural caramel taste to it. The sugar makes the totally natural Cacao taste slightly sweeter. Recipe author, Sondi Bruner says, “It doesn’t get much better than chocolate dipped in coconut sugar.” Sondi lives in Canada.

This recipe was inspired by the Mum’s Original brand of Coconut Cacao Nibs.

These snacks are

  • Allergen-Friendly,
  • Crackers & Snacks,
  • Dairy-free, Desserts,
  • Egg-free,
  • Five Ingredients or Less,
  • Gluten-free,
  • Soy-free

You’ll want to make some of these to use in the Julia and Libby recipe, Blackberry Swirl Cheesecake!

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Full Instructions for Coconut Sugar Cacao Nibs

For the full set of instructions you will also need to view the post Sondi Bruner recipe post: so click here or click on the image above.

Grab our products for this recipe:

Colonel Montmorency Coconut Sugar 1 kg

Who compiled this list of posts?

Neil Smith loves to talk about the benefits of Coconut wholefoods.

Neil Smith, The Coconut Oil Shop Team

If you are new to Virgin Coconut Oil, grab our free guide!

There is a lot of articles and information out there on Coconut Oil and how unique it is.

But where do you begin?

We’ve put together a short, informative guide you can download, called Coconut Oil Basics. Grab your free guide, and as a special bonus, we’ll send you an email each week highlighting some interesting pages in our site.

On this website, we have over 100 pages of useful information on our website, and this guide, and the emails will help you unlock it.

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Summer Virgin Coconut Oil Ideas

Summer Virgin Coconut Oil IdeasFiordland is renowned for sandflies.  Lemongrass Essential Oil in Coconut Oil repels sandflies.

Summer Virgin Coconut Oil Ideas

Take a look at these 3 summer themed posts I found deep in the updates archives.

Coconut Oil Chafe Free Cream – Chase Summer Chafing Away

NapoBio-sandfly-and-mosquito-repellent-framed

Skin: Beach Body Polish


Even cloudy days can dry your skin with exposure to the sky

DIY Deodorant


Our Story A 17 year battle with dry skin and eczema

Our Story a 17 year battle with Eczema and Dry Skin

Who compiled this short list of past posts?

Neil Smith loves to talk about the benefits of Coconut wholefoods.Neil Smith, The Coconut Oil Shop Team

If you are new to Virgin Coconut Oil, grab our free guide!

There is a lot of articles and information out there on Coconut Oil and how unique it is.

But where do you begin?

We’ve put together a short, informative guide you can download, called Coconut Oil Basics. Grab your free guide, and as a special bonus, we’ll send you an email each week highlighting some interesting pages in our site.

On this website, we have over 100 pages of useful information on our website, and this guide, and the emails will help you unlock it.