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So you've seen it? The only thing is the price...its $12.99 :o

I used to eat their cashew butter which was the same price but I dont do well with any nut butters not even that one.

Yep I saw it at Whole Foods in the little raw foods section. Pretty much everything in that section is over $12 so I didn't really notice the price :lol::lol:

I might try some and eat it straight out of the jar lol. I really like coconut :)


"Let food be thy medicine, and let thy medicine be food." - Hippocrates

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Jersey,

Guess what....I went to the store tonight and I was just looking around and I saw a jar of coconut butter...I'd never seen this before. It's organic too! Only one ingredient organic raw coconut. OMG....it is soooo good. I probably ate too much like always but I didnt get the reaction I would normally get from other things with coconut in them. I wont give it a thumbs up though until I've eaten the whole jar and not reacted. Gimme about a week and I'll let you know. :D

Rachel--That sounds really good! I'm a little scared of any coconut because that Kinesiologist that I saw a couple of years ago said that I was "allergic" to coconut. He's turned out to be right on so many things that I'm not going to experiment with coconut anymore. It's too bad, because it sounds delicious. Maybe that's also the reason I don't do well with regular shreaded coconut. :blink:


Patti

"Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans"

"When people show you who they are, believe them"--Maya Angelou

"Bloom where you are planted"--Bev

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Mango,

This is the suggestions it has on the jar

add to fruit smoothies, homemade energy bars, sauces and salad dressings. Make a fruit/coconut sorbet. Mix with cacao nibs and agave; then freeze into cubes for a cold treat.

Hmm...that sounds yummy.

If you really like coconut you're gonna love this stuff. :D


Rachel

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Thanks for the info Rachel. I'm definitely going to try that stuff.

So about mouth blisters...

:angry::(:wacko:

I have crazy problems at the moment. I went to the dentist (again) yesterday and they gave me anesthetic (again) and insisted they had to give me the kind with epinephran (sp? again) and I broke out in crazy amounts of mouth blisters. Is that normal? There's so many of them and they hurt...


"Let food be thy medicine, and let thy medicine be food." - Hippocrates

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I don't know about coconut butter but organic coconut oil is good for candida, bacteria and viruses.

Really? Hmmm I wouldn't mind trying the coconut oil too but what do you use it on?

Abbie


Diagnosed with Luekemia in 1995- didn't have to have bone marrow transplant but went through strong chemo for a year- ever since have been in remission

Diagnosed with Graves Disease in Oct. of 2004

Diagnosed with IBS in 2001- ever since then had bloating, depression, skin rashes (DH- I assume), stomache pains, heartburn, joint pain and the list goes on - Started doing research of my own on celiac and have been gluten free since November 2004.

Had the blood test came back negative but of course I had been gluten free for 7-8 mos.

I have noticed an enormous improvement bieng gluten free but still suspect I have other food allergies

Mom had breast cancer and is a type II diabetic-

Dad has had Parkinson's since he was 45

A felllow colleague sugested to become a member of this board- it already has helped just by reading through some of the topics i had quesitons on so I am very thankful to have found all of you.

Abbie

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Really? Hmmm I wouldn't mind trying the coconut oil too but what do you use it on?

Abbie

It can be used in baking, cooking, stirfrys, etc....and yes, it does have antifungal properties as well. Its suppossed to be good for you too. :)


Rachel

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Really? Hmmm I wouldn't mind trying the coconut oil too but what do you use it on?

Abbie

It's a really healthy oil to cook with. You can melt it and use it instead of butter when you bake stuff too. You can pop popcorn in it. Stir frys are good with coconut oil.

I keep a jar in my bathroom too. You can also use it as a moisterizer for your skin and as a lip balm and alllll sorts of other things.


"Let food be thy medicine, and let thy medicine be food." - Hippocrates

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abbiekir,

I love those Alexia Fries. So sorry they made you sick :(

All of the varieties have different ingredients (i.e. dextrose, maltodextrin, autolyzed yeast extract, some even have dairy which may be an issue). I try to stick with the Yukon Gold Julienne variety because they have the least added ingredients: Yukon Gold Potatoes, Canola Oil and/or Sunflower Oil, Sea Salt.

What a find Rachel! I have tried coconut milk but every brand I've found always has something added in it like guar gum. I hope you continue to be reaction free with the coconut butter!

Hi Julie,

I am not totally convinced that it was the Alexia Fries- I had gone to Ohio to visit relatives and while there I think when I ate out at a restaurant I may have eaten something with gluten and you know how sometimes you don't get reactions for a long time...... So I am going to try to give the Yukon Gold Potatoes a try again and keep my fingers and intestines crossed :)

As with everything in life I just try to take one day at a time. One thing with celiac is everyday can be different so even though you feel crumy one day you never what tomorrow will bring.

Wow thanks everyone for the suggestions I have to go to the grocery store today and coconut oil will be on my list!


Diagnosed with Luekemia in 1995- didn't have to have bone marrow transplant but went through strong chemo for a year- ever since have been in remission

Diagnosed with Graves Disease in Oct. of 2004

Diagnosed with IBS in 2001- ever since then had bloating, depression, skin rashes (DH- I assume), stomache pains, heartburn, joint pain and the list goes on - Started doing research of my own on celiac and have been gluten free since November 2004.

Had the blood test came back negative but of course I had been gluten free for 7-8 mos.

I have noticed an enormous improvement bieng gluten free but still suspect I have other food allergies

Mom had breast cancer and is a type II diabetic-

Dad has had Parkinson's since he was 45

A felllow colleague sugested to become a member of this board- it already has helped just by reading through some of the topics i had quesitons on so I am very thankful to have found all of you.

Abbie

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Hi Rachel,

Sooo, when you get these mouth sores does the whole inside of your mouth feel swollen ? I'm not sure if I actually have mouth sores or if I am just biting the insides of my mouth because it is swollen. Salt appears to be a problem for me too. But not on any regular basis.

Marcia


Jan 1990 - Dx CFS/ME/FM (URI's, Ataxia, myoclonus, orthostatic hypotension, insomnia, brain fog, swollen lymph nodes, sore throat... ) Completely Disabled (housebound and bedridden at times)

2004 - Digestive pain all the time.

May 2004 - Hiatal hernia, erosive gastritis, gastroparesis (endoscopy)

August 2004 - Colon polyps, diverticulitus, internal hemorrhoids (colonoscopy)

No relief from Nexium, Prilosec, Protonix, Zelnorm, Miralax, Imodium, Lomotil ...

July 2005 - GP recommended WFDFSFEFCF + vegan (Also, anything that hurts free)

Immediately stopped needing naps and digestive pain reduced.

Sept 2005 - GFDFCFSFEF + chemical free - Immediately stopped feeling jittery / buzzing and digestive issues were much better.

June 2006 - Dx B12 and iron deficient. Started B12 injections and using cast iron pan.

August 2006 - MYOCLONUS GONE. (off Klonopin)

September 2006 - ATAXIA, INSOMNIA and Feeling like the floor was moving under my feet gone.

June 19, 2007 - Positive DQ2, Dx Celiac

October 2007 - Sleeping like a baby, waking up with energy, but still having fatigue/stamina issues

Nov 2007 - Started Paleo diet for chronic hypoglycemia

April 2008 - GTT normal. I'm no longer hypoglycemic. Started Low oxalate diet for kidney stones.

May 1, 2008 - Began salt loading for OI/NMH - noticed immediately muscle weakness was gone. I was sodium deficient but my labs don't reflect it. Still working on OI and PEM.

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Hi Rachel,

Sooo, when you get these mouth sores does the whole inside of your mouth feel swollen ? I'm not sure if I actually have mouth sores or if I am just biting the insides of my mouth because it is swollen. Salt appears to be a problem for me too. But not on any regular basis.

Marcia

No, my whole mouth doesnt feel swollen...I usually just feel a blister with my tongue or happen to see it in the mirror. There is no pain from the blisters. Sometimes the blister or the area where its located may feel a little sore from stuff rubbing against it or when the blister breaks and the skin is irritated. The blisters are very visible...usually they're dark blood filled blisters...occassionally they're white with no blood.


Rachel

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Rachel, I'm glad you asked this question. My Daughter who is 6 years old and was diagnosed 1 year ago with gastritis has mouth sores. I think her diagnosis isn't right. I'm taking her to a gastro specialist to have her tested for Celiac in July. I didn't realize the mouth sores could be from gluten. I don't get them but like everyone says we are all different.

Anyway Thanks

Kris


Kris

Diagnosed April 06 thru blood. Only one in my family so far.

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Interesting ...hubby used to get those mouth sores often before going gluten-free. Now I see the connection.


Husband has Celiac Disease and

Husband misdiagnosed for 27 yrs -

The misdiagnosis was: IBS or colitis

Mis-diagnosed from 1977 to 2003 by various gastros including one of the largest,

most prestigious medical groups in northern NJ which constantly advertises themselves as

being the "best." This GI told him it was "all in his head."

Serious Depressive state ensued

Finally Diagnosed with celiac disease in 2003

Other food sensitivities: almost all fruits, vegetables, spices, eggs, nuts, yeast, fried foods, roughage, soy.

Needs to gain back at least 25 lbs. of the 40 lbs pounds he lost - lost a great amout of body fat and muscle

Developed neuropathy in 2005

Now has lymphadema 2006It is my opinion that his subsequent disorders could have been avoided had he been diagnosed sooner by any of the dozen or so doctors he saw between 1977 to 2003

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Thanks for the info Rachel. I'm definitely going to try that stuff.

So about mouth blisters...

:angry::(:wacko:

I have crazy problems at the moment. I went to the dentist (again) yesterday and they gave me anesthetic (again) and insisted they had to give me the kind with epinephran (sp? again) and I broke out in crazy amounts of mouth blisters. Is that normal? There's so many of them and they hurt...

Does anyone know if blisters like this are normal after dental work? Not to change the subject but...we rarely stick to a subject so...

I know I'm really sensitive to the anesthetic they used on me yesterday. I keep telling them and they don't believe me. I have blisters all over my mouth right now. I'm afraid if I tell them about the blisters they'll just say that happens to everyone and inject me some more <_< I do have to go back at least one more time. It's annoying because they do have an anesthetic that doesn't have the allergen in it, but it's just not as convenient for them to use, so they don't like to listen to me when I say the other stuff makes me sick. grr.


"Let food be thy medicine, and let thy medicine be food." - Hippocrates

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Does anyone know if blisters like this are normal after dental work? Not to change the subject but...we rarely stick to a subject so...

Mango...I dunno.

I had posted on another thread (I think it was yours) that the anesthetic they used on me almost 4 years ago caused me to feel really weird and I was afraid of it after that but the dentist used lots of it on me again even though I asked him not to. I was more afraid of the anesthetic than of any pain I might feel w/out it.

I didnt get any blisters back then but I know sulphites cause them now. I was reading different stories that people with sulphite sensitivivty had written. More than one of them talked about the anesthetics containg sulpher compounds. One girl had her entire illness/sensitivity triggered by the anesthitic the dentist used.

It defintately made me think because I've been saying since the beginning that my troubles started only after the dental work I'd had done. I dont really know whats what but I can almost guarantee that if I had to have the anesthetic again it would be WAY worse than what I experienced before.


Rachel

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Thanks Rachel. I was too lazy to search for my "I hate the dentist" thread so I posted here instead.

That's how afraid I am of the anesthetic too. I almost start crying everytime they inject me with it :ph34r: They think I'm scared of the pain from the needle even though I've explained over and over that that's not what bothers me.

That's really scary about it triggering illnesses and sensitivity. It really makes sense though. I think I'm so in tune to my own sensativities now that I'm really aware of all the horrible things the anesthetic is currently doing to my body. Like when my head pounds and I'm dizzy and shaky and disoriented and there's blisters all over my mouth I know something is not right :rolleyes:. Okay people are probably sick of hearing me rant about the dentist, so I'll stop now B) The whole thing has just been a big shock to my system. I think I'll make a big fuss and refuse to let them give that stuff to me again. Thanks for the info.


"Let food be thy medicine, and let thy medicine be food." - Hippocrates

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Mango,

Defintaely....you know your body better than anyone and if its telling you somethings not right with all these blisters and symptoms....well obviously somethings not right. Dont let them tell you you're wrong....if they wont listen go to a different dentist who will listen.


Rachel

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