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Re: The Omega Balance: Getting Smart About Inflammation
« Reply #15 on: April 25, 2013, 12:40:20 PM »
Mary has patches that, once in a while, suddenly appear identically on both hands. She's had this since age 7. We have gone through lots of cortisone creams.
Maybe Coconut oil will help her. In what ways do you get your coconut oil in everyday?

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Re: The Omega Balance: Getting Smart About Inflammation
« Reply #16 on: April 25, 2013, 02:55:08 PM »
Mary has patches that, once in a while, suddenly appear identically on both hands. She's had this since age 7. We have gone through lots of cortisone creams.
Maybe Coconut oil will help her. In what ways do you get your coconut oil in everyday?

Hi, Susie! :)

I eat it on a GG bran Crisp with PB, or cream cheese in the mornings when I take my vitamins.
But I've heard reports that applying it topically on the skin works for some skin conditions, too.

Now that I've learned about the dangers of omega-6 fats, I make sure that I eat 1-2 TBSP everyday!

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Re: The Omega Balance: Getting Smart About Inflammation
« Reply #17 on: April 25, 2013, 07:21:41 PM »
I'm interested to find different ways to use coconut oil in my foods for health benefit.

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Re: The Omega Balance: Getting Smart About Inflammation
« Reply #18 on: April 25, 2013, 10:07:59 PM »
I'm interested to find different ways to use coconut oil in my foods for health benefit.

Hi, Susie!  :)

You'll benefit from it no matter what you add it to.
I use it in cooking almost anything that requires some fat, but not added taste from the fat (e.g. bacon fat).

As it's almost tasteless, so the possibilities are enormous! ;)
I've even been known to put some on my celery with a small amount of Lawry's Seasoned Salt. 8)

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Re: The Omega Balance: Getting Smart About Inflammation
« Reply #19 on: April 25, 2013, 11:22:39 PM »
Look what I found today at a local grocery  :D  http://www.spectrumorganics.com/?id=89

I'm so excited!!  ;D

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Re: The Omega Balance: Getting Smart About Inflammation
« Reply #20 on: April 27, 2013, 10:15:46 AM »
Coconut in baked goods adds moisture.It doesn't have a high flashpoint.Susie if you post a picture for me when she has a outbreak I may be able to help :) I am a herbalist.
TooSweet where did you find it?

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« Reply #21 on: April 27, 2013, 11:14:52 PM »
I've seen it in Trader Joe's but I found this one in our local Harris Teeter.  I was just shocked that it was there  :o   So far I really like it  :)  I believe you can order it at Amazon though  ;)

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Re: The Omega Balance: Getting Smart About Inflammation
« Reply #22 on: April 28, 2013, 12:27:54 AM »
Next time Mary has that outbreak on her hands I will take photos. We were once told by a doctor that it is a symptom of JRA.

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Re: The Omega Balance: Getting Smart About Inflammation
« Reply #23 on: April 28, 2013, 08:26:15 AM »
I gotta try it TooSweet ;)
Susie arthritis ? JRA?

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Re: The Omega Balance: Getting Smart About Inflammation
« Reply #24 on: April 28, 2013, 10:11:57 AM »
Yes, JRA is Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis. She has hip & knee pain daily.

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Re: The Omega Balance: Getting Smart About Inflammation
« Reply #25 on: April 28, 2013, 12:23:18 PM »
Yes, JRA is Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis. She has hip & knee pain daily.

 :'( :'( :'(

I know what it's like to live with chronic pain.
No child should ever have to endure it!

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Re: The Omega Balance: Getting Smart About Inflammation
« Reply #26 on: April 29, 2013, 08:54:06 AM »
Oh, Bless her heart :(

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Re: The Omega Balance: Getting Smart About Inflammation
« Reply #27 on: April 29, 2013, 01:46:33 PM »
Thanks to low carb living Mary does not have as much pain. This is a great anti-inflammation way to eat.
She used to take pain meds 3 times a day & use heat pads. Now it's pain meds about 3 times a week. She still has pain but it's bearable now enough to function.

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Re: The Omega Balance: Getting Smart About Inflammation
« Reply #28 on: May 01, 2013, 10:06:05 AM »
This is a great topical salve for arthritis and joint pain.Very easy to make. ;)
For this recipe you’ll need...

    1/2 cup olive oil

    Two heaping teaspoons of cayenne powder (or 15 grams).
    (Just pick this up at the market if you don't have any.)

    1/2 ounce of beeswax
    (Available at Mountain Rose Herbs, along with cayenne)

    Double boiler
    (Don't have one? Try a local thirft store.)

    Cheesecloth
    (Available in supermarkets.)

Begin by infusing the cayenne into the olive oil over a double burner.

I heat the oil and cayenne until it is warm, turn off the heat and let it sit (warmly) for about 20 minutes, then turn the heat on again.

I do this for at least one hour to a couple of hours, you could do it for 24 hours if desired.

Once the cayenne and olive oil have been infused, strain off the powder through a cheesecloth. Reserve the infused oil.

Heat the beeswax until it is melted. Stir in the infused oil until the beeswax and oil have been thoroughly melted together and combined.

Immediately pour this mixture into jars or tins. (Makes roughly 4 ounces).

Let it cool and then label it.

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Re: The Omega Balance: Getting Smart About Inflammation
« Reply #29 on: May 01, 2013, 10:54:22 AM »
That's good recipe to use at home. Thank you Umpa!!!
 When I'm away from home I use a tube of pain gel that has small balls on the cap to rub the muscle. It works really good. She also gets knots in her muscles regularly. When she goes anywhere without me I give the tube to any adult who in charge. When it's empty I want to try your recipe to put in the tube.