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Posted on: May 27, 2012 10:37AM

Hindsfeet wrote:

http://www.cbn.com/media/player/index.aspx?s=/mp4/LJO190v1_WS

This is very encouraging. I need something right now to boost my immune system. This might just be what I need. It could

even help those who suffer with chemo brain...not sure, but maybe?

Dx 6/13/2014, IDC, 1cm, Stage IV, Grade 3, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2+
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May 29, 2012 05:54PM FireKracker wrote:

Please dont forget about the coconut water.....try it you just might like it.

I drink 8 oz container daily along with the coconut oil...but then again I do love the taste of coconut.

All of the abouve it sooo true.Nutivia is the brand that has it all.I buy the large bottle.its about 20 bucks.a little goes along way....

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May 29, 2012 07:26PM Hindsfeet wrote:

Also, you can use it as a whole body skin cream. Our organs absorb oils we put on our skin.

Dx 6/13/2014, IDC, 1cm, Stage IV, Grade 3, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2+
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May 30, 2012 06:02AM Shayne wrote:

I just started using coconut oil for oil pulling (a form of detox).  Its great for the skin.  My daughter has eczema and its really helped that as well

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May 30, 2012 11:42AM Angelfalls wrote:

Does anyone know if coconut oil is contraindicated for those with ER+ tumours?

Dx 3/2003, IDC, 6cm+, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/31/2003 Lymph node removal: Right; Mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (right): Latissimus dorsi flap Chemotherapy 4/29/2003 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Ellence (epirubicin), Fluorouracil (5-fluorouracil, 5-FU, Adrucil), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 11/14/2003 Hormonal Therapy 1/4/2004 Dx 9/15/2006, 5cm, Stage IV Radiation Therapy 10/31/2006 Surgery 1/30/2007 Prophylactic ovary removal Hormonal Therapy 2/27/2007 Arimidex (anastrozole) Dx 10/5/2011, Stage IV, mets Chemotherapy 1/4/2012 Xeloda (capecitabine) Chemotherapy 3/19/2012 Taxol (paclitaxel) Hormonal Therapy 10/23/2012 Aromasin (exemestane) Targeted Therapy 5/6/2013 Afinitor (everolimus) Hormonal Therapy 1/6/2014 Femara (letrozole) Chemotherapy 1/30/2014 Navelbine (vinorelbine)
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May 30, 2012 01:40PM Blessings2011 wrote:

O.K. No more coconut oil on my face - I've never had whiteheads in my life, but since using the coconut oil, I do now! Undecided

Back to my hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic light lotion.....

Dx 9/15/2011, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 12/4/2011 Lymph node removal: Left; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 8/21/2012 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Hormonal Therapy 9/4/2012 Arimidex (anastrozole) Hormonal Therapy 10/21/2013 Femara (letrozole)
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May 30, 2012 01:49PM Mallory107 wrote:

Well, Dr Oz is a heart surgeon and he loves coconut oil and uses it every day :-)

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Jul 16, 2012 06:32PM shera wrote:

I've been using unrefined coconut oil for years too... in food and on skin. I had my cholesterol checked after years of the habit and my "bad cholesterol" was very low and my "good cholesterol" was normal. I'm only 1 statistic, and it could be my genetic makeup... but I plan on keeping it in my diet. 

Also...  air popped popcorn, substitute coconut oil in place of butter. Sprinkle in some curry powder. YUM! 

TCx4 @ 2/29, 3/21, 4/11, 5/2, multi-centric, UMX w/ TE 1-26-12, clear margins, no rads, Tamoxifen, final exchange surgery to be scheduled fall 2012 Dx 11/28/2011, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Aug 6, 2012 07:48PM - edited Aug 6, 2012 07:48PM by Thatgirl

I dont use coconut oil on my face but it's magical on other parts of my body.

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Aug 7, 2012 06:02AM Shayne wrote:

Ive been using it for everything in cooking - as Ive read about the evils of Canola oil.  I used it to make popcorn in one of those old fashioned popcorn makers......it was perfect!!

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Aug 8, 2012 02:34PM Natkat wrote:

Coconut oil is extremely beneficial for the skin.  Many moisturizers, face creams, hair products, etc, are very expensive and not that good for you.  Coconut oil is natural, cheap, and will probably do way more for your skin and hair than all the expensive brand name stuff.  Ayurvedic medicine uses it for external skin & scalp health. 

As far as eating it?  Your mileage may vary but it is 100% GREAT for your skin and scalp.

Dx 6/2012, ILC, 4cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+
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Aug 8, 2012 02:47PM FireKracker wrote:

Natkin----I feel the same way as you do....I use it on my skin and its a wonderful hair conditioner.

Been doin it for almost 2 yrs now.

I also cook with it and every now and then I take a spoonful just to eat...yummy.

I keep 2 jars going and the trick is not to put your hands in the jar.

love love love it.

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Aug 16, 2012 03:37PM Sierra wrote:

Hi there:

thought Id post this for what it is worth

I am having teeth issues

as usual

am l2 yrs out

and trying to avoid a/b for themoment

coconut oil wasrecommended to me

now, I forget the way they told me to use it

as I have enought other things on the go presently

ever heard of this for gums 

Sierra :)

The Time is Now! Dx 1/2000, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 1/14 nodes, ER-/PR-
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Aug 16, 2012 04:23PM Shayne wrote:

Yes.  THe oil pulling technique will work for gums.  If you google oil pulling......youll find it - unless  I posted a link earlier on this thread....

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Nov 2, 2012 11:00AM livinandlovinlife wrote:

   I'm very new to any knowledge about Coconut Oil but I recently read in Coconut Cures by Bruce Fife, two statements about using virgin coconut oil to cure problems with gums. It appears that the effects are rather rapid, having a noticeable difference in just a few uses or at most a few days.  On page 22 it implied that it won't hurt teeth either because it is used in the islands to sooth gums when babies are cutting teeth.   

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Nov 2, 2012 11:58AM Shayne wrote:

When i was doing the oil-pulling (not as faithful right now) my teeth got noticably whiter right away.  And on my last check up, she hardly had to do any scraping - and I usually have a lot of plaque.  So, I can attest - it works!

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Sep 10, 2013 03:24AM new_direction wrote:

I was investigating this subject and wanted to post this link about coconut oil and it's antibacterial properties.

http://www.naturalnews.com/041821_coconut_oil_tooth_decay_bacteria.html

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Sep 10, 2013 03:46PM FireKracker wrote:

New direction
Thank u for the link
Been using it for quite some time now
I put it on my gums every night
I eat it to try to hel my stomach
I use it in my hair as a conditioner
I use it all over my body including the face
Good stuff.

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Sep 10, 2013 04:56PM GlobalGirlyGirl wrote:

After having to give up my paraben-filled creams and lotions, I really love coconut oil as a body moisturizer. I get the unrefined, extra virgin coconut oil because I just love the smell. It melts like butter on the skin.

bipolarwithatwistofcancer.com "Sometimes life's hell. But hey! Whatever gets the marshmallows toasty." ~J. Andrew Helt Dx 5/21/2013, DCIS, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 5/21/2013, IDC, 4cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 6/17/2013 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel
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Sep 10, 2013 07:57PM Shayne wrote:

I use it on my skin......cook with it.......use it on my daughters eczema......give it to my dogs......  

I have an old fashioned popcorn maker - whirlypop - and use coconut oil and it comes out great!

Coconut milk and coconut water - also great!

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Jan 2, 2015 12:53AM - edited Jan 2, 2015 12:55AM by Lucy2014

Coconut and ER+

I'd like to know too

Dx 9/19/2014, IDC, 2cm, Grade 2, 2/15 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 10/16/2014 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary
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Jan 2, 2015 12:54AM - edited Jan 2, 2015 12:55AM by Lucy2014

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Dx 9/19/2014, IDC, 2cm, Grade 2, 2/15 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 10/16/2014 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary
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Jan 2, 2015 12:56AM Lucy2014 wrote:

About coconut oil on face (post above): It is heavy so not on the face as it may block the pores

Dx 9/19/2014, IDC, 2cm, Grade 2, 2/15 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 10/16/2014 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary
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Jan 2, 2015 06:46PM FireKracker wrote:

I use the coconut oil on my face

Only once a day and it's at night

My face shines when I put it on

A drop goes a long way

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Jan 4, 2015 05:34PM labelle wrote:

I use it for everything: cooking, baking, skin (body and face) care, put it on my lumpectomy scar and am using it with rads. After being diagnosed w bc I threw out almost all of my old "beauty products." Ever read those labels? Coconut oil with frankinsence oil added is my new perfume.

Dx 9/29/2014, IDC: Tubular, Left, <1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 1, 1/11 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 11/13/2014 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast
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Apr 9, 2015 02:30PM ceramx wrote:

Question - Did putting the coconut oil on your hair and scalp stop your hair from falling out during chemo?

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Apr 9, 2015 03:12PM exbrnxgrl wrote:

I love coconut oil and use it for many things, but have never heard that it prevents hair loss during chemo. If I am wrong, I know someone will correct me

Bilateral mx 9/7/11 with one step ns reconstruction. As of 11/21/11, 2cm met to upper left femur Dx 7/8/2011, IDC, Left, 4cm, Grade 1, 1/15 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/7/2011 Lymph node removal: Left; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Dx 11/2011, IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IV, Grade 1, 1/15 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 11/21/2011 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 11/21/2011 Bone Hormonal Therapy 6/19/2014 Femara (letrozole)
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May 1, 2015 06:27PM kittysister wrote:

I use coconut oil on my body, occasionally on my face. For me, it's the best moisturizer ever. When I do put it on my face, a few minutes later, I blot the excess with a tissue. My granddaughter swears by it for her scalp and hair. She said it's really helped with dryness.

Dx 8/4/2014, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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May 2, 2015 07:15PM FireKracker wrote:

last yr.i was diagnosed with Cealiac disease

Have to do my own cooking and baking

Coconut oil is now my best friend

And it's sooo yumm

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May 2, 2015 11:17PM Lily55 wrote:

i cannot see any reason why coconut oil would be bad for those of us ER+ in fact I think it helps with side effects of AIs, and I make a pudding with coconut milk that is great instead of chocolate. I am working hard to cut out sugar but boy is it difficult, so much hidden sugar in basic foods, i never add sugar to anything......

Dx 4/2012, ILC, 5cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 7/14 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 5/3/2012 Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right Radiation Therapy 8/15/2012 Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 7/19/2013 Aromasin (exemestane)
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May 3, 2015 02:27AM Momine wrote:

Lily, the concern with coconut oil is that it is mostly saturated fat, which may raise cholesterol. When you are taking an AI, you are already at greater risk for increased cholesterol levels, so in that situation it may not be helpful to consume a lot of coconut fat.

Dx 6/1/2011, ILC, 5cm, Stage IIIB, Grade 2, 7/23 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 6/19/2011 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Ellence (epirubicin), Fluorouracil (5-fluorouracil, 5-FU, Adrucil), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 9/12/2011 Mastectomy: Left, Right Radiation Therapy 1/8/2012 Surgery 3/7/2012 Prophylactic ovary removal Hormonal Therapy 3/31/2012 Femara (letrozole)

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