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   Posted 9/8/2009 8:11 AM (GMT -7)   
I was wondering if anyone heard that coconut is good for Crohns, has anyone else heard this?

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   Posted 9/8/2009 8:19 AM (GMT -7)   
I have heard that it can be good for inflammation. But........I have also heard that eating coconut can be bad for us, because the shredded coconut could cut the inside of intestine. Sorry not much info but I am sure someone else with more info, will be along soon.

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   Posted 9/8/2009 10:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi,i have heard someone on here say about coconut water being really good  this comes the coconut while its still young and green  i googled it and yes  it does have some good properties Bev x

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   Posted 9/8/2009 11:49 AM (GMT -7)   
coconut is excellent for digestive health and healing, in any's unlikely eating shredded coconut would hurt or injur the intestinal lining especially once it passes through the stomach acids but if you have concrns of that then definitely go with the milk/juice of the coconut as it still has benefits.

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   Posted 9/8/2009 7:53 PM (GMT -7)   
i have an abdominal fistula, and just a couple weeks ago i ate a 'health bar' with dried coconut in it...and noticed a couple small pieces of it pass through my i googled the nutritional value of coconut, wondering why i hadn't digested it and actually came across an article stating 'coconut can improve crohn's'...which i found to be interesting. i'm thinking that it's probably the water, oil, and milk though that has beneficial properties, as the dried stuff would need to be re-hydrated to be absorbed? maybe...

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   Posted 9/8/2009 8:23 PM (GMT -7)   
craizy_daizy said...
i'm thinking that it's probably the water, oil, and milk though that has beneficial properties, as the dried stuff would need to be re-hydrated to be absorbed? maybe...

I think you could be on to something there... except there would be a tiny bit of oil in the "meat" I think...

Unrefined coconut oil is considered one of the healthiest oils on earth! Here's a great link we had running around here about 2 years ago when we had a "coconut macaroons" discussion thread going!

Here are more fun facts about health benefits, like anti-candida properties, anti-fungal, anti-parasitic, etc. I've begun using it for dry skin, too:

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   Posted 9/8/2009 8:31 PM (GMT -7)   
When my hair fell out and was horrible after 5 years on 6-MP, I used Coconut oil faithfully on my hair and it restored it back to health!!!
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