Cleansing 101 with Kate Leinweber: Why Eat Coconut Oil? Video
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Cleansing 101 with Kate Leinweber: Why Eat Coconut Oil? (November 2011)

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This segment with Kate Leinweber will debunk myths about coconut oil and educate why we want it in out diet. Lauric acid found in coconut oil is anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and anti-viral. It is a complete boost to our immune system.

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kateleinweber, posted on November 6, 2012

Both Coconut oil and castor oil are good for the skin. It is important to note that castor oil can be very drying so it is important to mix it with another oil.

ClimberYogi, posted on November 5, 2012

I've read that a 10:1 mixture of coconut oil and castor oil can be good for your skin. Is it?

kateleinweber, posted on April 23, 2012

Unsweetened coconut milk is great to have in your diet regularly. If you want the deeper therapeutic affects of the coconut oil then use this fat in cooking.

bams1954, posted on April 22, 2012

what about coconut milk you can buy now? unsweetened

paulathom, posted on February 12, 2012

coconut oil is great for skin and hair treatments as well. I makd my own skin concotions with it along with other oils and a few drops of lavender to use on my face and body every night., I'm 52 and never guessed to be out of my 30's.

DreamOcean, posted on December 18, 2011

What great insights... just tried 1 tsp coconut oil in tea and teeccino (the coffee replacement) and YUM! Used to live on islands where coconuts were aplenty and have been craving them lots so this will be a nice new addition I'll add to my daily routine. Thank you!

passionate, posted on December 10, 2011

WOW, who knew! Thanks for enlightening me on coconut oil!

kateleinweber, posted on November 10, 2011

Hi Lesh,
Thanks for your question.
Most of my fat research comes from a variety of books:
Know Your Fats by Dr Mary Enig (this one is very text book-like)
Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon
Articles posted on the website

Hope that helps.


leshkaran, posted on November 9, 2011

Hi Kate, do you have any references/evidence you can point me towards about coconut oil's benefits you mention in this video. Thanks, Lesh

kateleinweber, posted on November 9, 2011

Great Questions!
Anthonys: Coconut Oil is very heat stable so any extraction process is fine. Raw is not necessarily better, and probably quite a bit more expensive!

Allymarie: The recommended amount of coconut oil to consume for therapeutic use depends on your symptoms, body composition, and tolerance. If you want to inquire into this further please send me a personal message


allymarie, posted on November 8, 2011

What is the recommended amount of coconut oil to consume daily? Thanks!

anthonys_2, posted on November 7, 2011

Hi Kate - Can you please tell me if raw 100% coconut butter is just as beneficial? Thank you!

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