No, guar gum is not the same thing. You can find coconut milk that is 100% coconut – nothing added. Thai Kitchen is a redily available brand that is 100% coconut, and they offer an organic version for those trying to keep pesticides/herbicides out of their systems, too. If you live near a Trader Joe’s, they also sell pure coconut milk. I use both extra virgin coconut oil and coconut milk (the full fat version!) on this diet. The coconut milk can be very nice as a base for Thai herbs to marinate chicken or, if you’re eating grains, sweetend with stevia and poured over cooked grains for breakfast on ocassion.