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Is Coconut the New Soy?

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Is Coconut the New Soy?

In a time of multiple food allergies, sensitivities and intolerances, Americans have embraced a wide assortment of non-dairy milks, cheese and yogurts. In the early twentieth century milk was delivered fresh from the farm in its raw and unfiltered state to be churned into butter, fermented into yogurt or after skimming the rich cream, used for cooking or drunk straight out of the bottle while standing in front of the ice-box.

Then came the pasteurization, homogenization, bovine growth hormone, antibiotic-injected age of milk production, and with it the realization that the human body cannot tolerate this toxic stand-in for real milk. Is it any wonder that we are always looking for something to replace what was once a quality food, but now sunk so low as to be considered dangerous for children and adults alike? What then will work in coffee, tea or over morning cereal? No! Even more important, what can replace the queen of all late night binge foods…ice cream?

Enter the humble soybean. It made sense to the food manufacturing industry. After all it can be grown in mass quantities, and processed into any kind of food product without even tasting like a bean. Except once it flooded the food market, taken up with great enthusiasm by the irritable bowel masses, reports began to filter in from experts on both sides of the allopathic-complementary medical fence. Difficult for many to digest, soy is just not that good for you in an unfermented state. That narrowed the market considerably to a little known soy paste called miso, a rather obscure Indonesian cake known as tempeh, and a not-for-the-delicate Limburger tasting Natto. With Genetically Modified soy accounting for 91 percent of soybeans planted, there is the fear that we may yet strangle on our own Frankenstein food science.

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Delia Quigley is the Director of StillPoint Schoolhouse, where she teaches a holistic lifestyle based on her 30 years of study, experience and practice. She is the creator of the Body Rejuvenation Cleanse, Cooking the Basics, and Broken Bodies Yoga. Delia's credentials include author, artist, natural foods chef, yoga instructor, energy therapist and public speaker. Follow Delia's blogs: and. To view her website go to


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2:50AM PDT on Apr 11, 2014

Thanks for sharing.

4:07PM PST on Mar 6, 2014

Coconut is amazing and delicious. I love it.

8:24AM PST on Jan 24, 2014

Personally, I LOVE any and all coconut products that I have tried so far. Always have.

I am NOT allergic to them. I have some very strange allergies too.

Linda J. makes an excellent point. Some people ARE allergic to coconut products. If you don't like the taste of these products, you MIGHT have a sensitivity or are allergic to them. Caution is always the objective. Give her Green Stars.

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7:25PM PDT on Aug 5, 2013

If you eat organic, non-GMO soy, and are not allergic to it, it's a perfectly healthy food.
Canola is another plant on the heavily GM'd list.
If you want to avoid harming animals, there is no need to eat fish oil.

6:01PM PDT on Jun 22, 2013

I love coconut oil for my baking needs

12:36PM PST on Dec 6, 2012

Może i u nas kiedyś będzie dostępne.

8:46PM PDT on Sep 28, 2011

I hope not. I would hate to have coconut GMO'ed.

11:32AM PDT on Jul 16, 2011

Coconut milk the new soy - I certainly hope so!

9:54AM PST on Feb 12, 2011

When I was pregnant with my first child 20 years ago, an older Afro American women told me to use coconut oil on my tummy and elsewhere everyday to prevent stretch marks, after 4 pregnancies I do not have a single stretch mark!!!! So, I don't know if it was the coconut oil or my genetic caucasian makeup but I tell every pregnant women to use coconut oil now. Pass it on!

12:47AM PST on Feb 3, 2011

Coconut is awesome, just stay the hell away from soy please. “Imagine drugs that are known, by years of scientific documentation, to be both carcinogenic and to also cause DNA and chromosome damage being prescribed and administered through the food supply to populations of many countries around the world without the knowledge or consent of the individuals consuming these foods … with no way to track dosage, individual reactions, or harmful side-effects … and without any concern for some people’s increased vulnerability to these drugs, such as cancer patients. It sounds crazy, but that is exactly what is happening around the world when Soy is added to our food supply. Soy contains the scientifically documented carcinogenic and DNA damaging and chromosome damaging natural chemicals genistein and daidzein.” - True Health, the magazine of Carotec Inc., Naples, Florida. May/June 2004.
“(Soyfoods) are not nutrients. They are drugs.”

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