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  1. What awesome and comprehensive information . I've been researching coconut oils and their different uses for a couple of years now, but never had such a thorough understanding of the different types until reading your article. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your wealth of knowledge on this subject.

  2. Ive been doing facials with coconut cream and apple sauce for about 2 years now, and the combination of antioxidants, amino acids, and essential proteins not only help my skin look younger, the mixture removed all my "age spots." I also use coconut cream in my hair , on my body and especially my feet, as it sloughs off dead skin and makes them feel and look amazing! I can't say enough about coconut cream!! Its amazing!

    • Fascinating Cathy! . thanks for sharing that. i came to this site because earlier i was experimenting with a coconut cream facial (and it is a recipe also for eating of course.. which i ate all of it already). .. Fun tip .. i infused hibiscus calyx in coconut water and then added some of that hibiscus infused coconut water into the coconut cream (supremely delicious) ... (the hibiscus coconut water on its own also delicious) (and does something amazing topically as well) ... 🙂 .. PS: thank you mr soon chai! .. really great information!

        • Thank you! And just realizing as well the crossover of the benefits of hibiscus (based on my research) for lowering blood cholesterol, heart health and also a weight loss herb. (Apparently it is used extensively in the "diet" industry products). It really tastes great infused in the coconut water with the organic acids / sour or tartness of the hibiscus nicely balanced by the natural sweetness of the coconut water. . And of course with the coconut cream it's just supremely delicious. .. something you really have to try! 🙂 .. and the color is really fun. Who doesn't love pink? 🙂

  3. Hi Soon Chai.
    Im male 26 asian, I almost died trying 1teaspoon of virgin coconut oil yesterday.
    Got my vco from my friend so tried 1 tablespoon right after dinner, didn't mix with anything. Soon I felt dizzy at the end of the day, found out I have stomach flu today.
    I throwed up at least 10 times last night, so painful that I can't remember how long it lasted. After that came dehidration + diarrhea, I have constipation now, fever-39 degrees C, joint pain, i feel super cold, dizzy, nausea so hard i can't even stand up straight, muscle pain and etc.
    i thought all of this is because of candida die-off, but i can't find any sample of someone being hit so hard by that + 1tsp.
    Do you think this is normal? Is this because i have so many yeast and virus in my gut?
    I thought if I could endure all this and take 1 teaspoon everyday could make me feel better, but im so worried now for even worse case scenario.
    Should i stop taking vco?
    thank you.

      • Hi Juyoung, virgin coconut oil couldn't have possibly caused stomach flu. You would have gotten stomach flu even if you didn't take virgin coconut oil.

        Sometimes, it's just the wrong timing that makes coconut oil the "culprit". What's more, one teaspoon couldn't have produced such an impact unless you're severely allergic to coconut. Meaning, a little bit of it can trigger fatal side effects.

        Another possibility is the virgin coconut oil your friend gave you is moldy. Did you find any peculiar smell or taste in it?

        If you still have some faith in coconut oil and you would like to try out again, you can add ½ teaspoon of virgin coconut oil to a glass of juice or soy milk and see how it goes. But please do that only after you have recovered from your stomach flu.

        I don't think you would be getting another episode of all the adverse reactions this time around. If all goes well, up your intake gradually and you'll find that coconut oil actually is not only harmless, but helps to boost your immunity as well. Of course, you can quit taking it if you don't want to.

  4. Soon chair your posts are very interesting but is the usual cheap Asian made coconut cream the one to use? I use it my cooking & often wondered if it was a health benefit?

    Also the tip to freeze it into cubes would be a great idea to add a block to cooking here & there.

    • Hi Veronica, as long as the cream comes from coconut, you're good to go. Doesn't matter whether it comes from Thai or wherever.

      But if you buy fresh from the market, I mean, the grocer "squeezes" the milk or cream out of grated coconut for you, the health benefits would be greater since there would be no thickening additives like guar gum, xanthan gum etc. Or you can DIY.

      Great idea to freeze coconut cream or milk into cubes, like ice. Thanks for sharing.