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    Another use for coconut oil..

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    My cats had been plagued with ear mites since I got them from the shelter. I tried a few different things from the vets and nothing worked. So I cleaned out their ears (gently) with cotton buds and coconut oil, removing the gunk that ear mites cause and leaving a residue of the oil on them. Ear mites have now gone.
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    Low carb for 7 years, LC Primal for 2.5 of those.
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    Total weight loss- 3 stone/42 pounds. Current weight = 121 pounds. Height 5'5
    I take Zymessence systemic enzymes.

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    also good for head lice.
    I <3 coconut oil
    Calm the f**k down.

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    ps. ear mites in cats suck. I had one cat that used to get infested all the time. Poor thing. Wish I had coconut oil back then.
    Calm the f**k down.

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    Also great for psoriasis externally and take 1 tablespoon internally
    * athletes foot
    * dry, scaly feet
    * toenail infections
    * Use in coffee instead of cream

    Happy Coconut Oil to all,
    Grizz

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    @ Metismomma- Yes they're so irritating for the cat and can be hard to get rid of. My Snap scratched his ear until it bled.

    @ Grizz- It certainly is amazing stuff! It helps yeast infections too.
    Type 1 diabetic for 25 years.
    Low carb for 7 years, LC Primal for 2.5 of those.
    Fruit and starch free.
    Total weight loss- 3 stone/42 pounds. Current weight = 121 pounds. Height 5'5
    I take Zymessence systemic enzymes.

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    Queen,
    This thread reminds me of a link my son sent me a few months ago:

    * Miracle Food Category - many health claims including:
    * Take one tablespoon in the morning 1 in the afternoon every day for 30 days:
    1) slashes high blood pressure 2) circulation problems improved
    3) mood swings gone 4) constipation cured
    5) arthritis pain reduced or eliminated 6) improved immune system
    7) cholesterol normalized 8) acid reflux reduced or gone
    9) rapid weight loss of 10 lbs 10) startling health benefits
    11) speeds up metabolism
    http://www.organicfacts.net/organic-...conut-oil.html

    Just amazing,
    Grizz

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    I keep "Coconut Cures" by my bedside. Since reading that book, I've pretty much been using it constantly, even giving small bits to my elderly cat who is failing before my very eyes. My latest use is to put it directly on my two big toenails, which have a fungus I've been fighting for years. It's working!! I'm also eating it straight by the spoonful.
    "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." -- Hippocrates

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    Quote Originally Posted by TigerLily View Post
    I keep "Coconut Cures" by my bedside.
    i keep coconut oil by my bedside.

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    I have gone totally off the deep end for it and have pots of it all over the house so one is always within reach.

    The best thing I ever found for ear mites is Campho-phenique (or however it is spelled). Squirt 1/2 a dropper worth in each ear to start. Mites will be killed within minutes and cat will be much more comfortable immediately. Wipe crud out with cotton balls as it breaks up and put 1/4 dropper worth in again every day until all is clear and healed. Have never known this to fail. I think the camphor essential oil is very powerful.

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    nothing special about coconut oil and ear mites. Any oil (usually people use mineral oil...I'm guessing it's "handier" for most folks) will work. It basically smothers them.

    I love coconut oil, but I've not seen anything "miraculous" from using it. It's tasty for sure though!
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