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by 50 · about 7 hours ago

AIP folks... what coconut products do you consume? oil, milk? :)

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somestranger 0 · November 20, 2013 at 3:24 AM

I only use coconut oil because I have an inflammatory reaction to the other forms including coconut milk yogurt.

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by 0 · about 7 hours ago

I am very new to the Paleo diet (only about two weeks) and wanted to know if coconut milk really does help you lose fat?!? I thought it was high in cholesterol and increases your LDL level! I am allergic to almonds so almond milk is out. Could... (more)

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Mike_H 0 · March 21, 2013 at 5:48 AM

Cholesterol is only found in animals, not plants, so there is none in coconut. And dietary cholesterol does not raise cholesterol in the blood. Dietary cholesterol is actually very good to consume, especially for hormone function.

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by 4181 · about 7 hours ago

My mum was making some home made cakes the other day and I asked her to bake some more without the sugar and to add some coconut to see what they taste like and honestly they're lovely! and I assume pretty healthy? I'm going to try them again with... (more)

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TheGastronomer 0 · July 16, 2014 at 6:57 PM

Why not coconut flour instead of rice flour? I mean if you're using rice flour, it's basically the same as plain white flour that you find in regular carrot cake (don't tell me it's magically better because it's gluten-free, cake flour barely has... (more)

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by 47 · about 7 hours ago

I am a type 2 diabetic, and I found that switching to Paleo over a year ago brought my blood sugar down from the 360~480 range to the low 200's. FANTASTIC, RIGHT? I've taken insulin before, but it caused a rapid, disgusting weight gain of 2.5... (more)

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raydawg 0 · May 31, 2014 at 8:19 PM

You could buy MCT oil, it's made from coconut and palm, but it's just the medium chain triglycerides.i.e.http://www.amazon.com/NOW-Foods-100%25-32-Fluid-Ou...http://www.amazon.com/Numedica-MCT-Oil-USP-32/dp/B...You really shouldn't consume coconut... (more)

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by 245 · about 7 hours ago

How can I prevent or reduce the amount of coconut oil that separates and freezes on the top of the coconut milk.

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raydawg 0 · May 08, 2014 at 7:04 AM

Very simple. Keep your coconut milk in the fridge. Heat allows the oil to separate and rise to the top. If it's the canned stuff, once you open it, keep it in the fridge and cover it. I hope it's not some abomination coconut "milk" from that... (more)

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by 25 · about 7 hours ago

Today I went to Whole Foods looking for some yogurt. After reading a blog about how tasty So Delicious Greek Style yogurt is, I had to try it for myself. I purchase about 10 small containers of the yogurt. As as I get home, I open up the... (more)

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by 0 · about 7 hours ago

Hi guys, I've been meaning to ask this for some time, does anyone follow the dadamo blood type diet or do most paleo people think it's nonsense? The reason I ask is because he says to avoid COCONUT: TYPE O: Secretor: AVOID:... (more)

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raydawg 0 · February 27, 2014 at 3:17 PM

Never heard of such a mechanism of any oil, (doesn't mean it's true or false), however, as wonderful as coconut is, there are some who are allergic to it. Even then, they're allergic to the proteins, which you will find in extremely tiny... (more)

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by 0 · about 7 hours ago

I'm from the Mediterranean and I live in Middle Europe. I try to eat according to traditional cuisines of these regions as much as I can, mostly limiting imported food to a few exotic spices. Even though there are many foods that didn't... (more)

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Jay_25 0 · January 31, 2014 at 11:53 AM

One option might be to get something like 23andMe done and figure out where your genes fall, then try to eat according to the heaviest regions that comprise your DNA. Might be false logic, but seems like it would be interesting.

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by 0 · about 7 hours ago

hi, what do you think is the best moisturizer for the skin? greets, Stefan1011

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ShanynEats 0 · June 05, 2014 at 5:18 PM

It might be different for you depending on your skin, but I've found avocado oil to be pretty awesome for my sensitive and dry skin. I actually wash with olive oil, use essential/carrier oils for a serum, and then apply avocado oil for a... (more)

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by 75 · about 7 hours ago

Can honestly say without feeling like I am over exaggerating that good quality MCT oil is quite possibly not just healthiest oil but one of the healthiest foods on this planet. MCT oil is generally concentrated coconut oil, it can also be made... (more)

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Alan_11 0 · November 12, 2013 at 11:02 PM

I love MCT oil. When I first used it I bought the NOW brand. It gave me cramps and diarrhea. Then I bought some from Dave Asprey's Bulletproof website: http://www.upgradedself.com/products/bulletproof-upgraded-MCT-oil-32-Fl-Oz . I have had no... (more)

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by 0 · about 7 hours ago

Hi guys, I'm new to Paleo but not new to an healthy eating, low carbs style, Atkins, Dukan, low fat style... Name it, I've tried them all!! My hashimoto thyroid is giving me a lot of troubles as I've gained weight when I started to re... (more)

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SylviaPlath 0 · October 23, 2013 at 3:25 PM

Like coconut oil? I am using coconut butter instead of coconut for cooking cause it is more neutral. But I ofer the taste of the oil... Also I am taking omega fish supplement but the scale isn't moving...my thyroid is a mess and... (more)

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by 0 · about 7 hours ago

Shredded coconut, coconut flakes, dried coconut... Whatever you call it, I LOVE THE STUFF! Its the only way I consume coconut in my diet (no coconut milk, oil, flour) I crave it everyday, and have it by the spoon, but one spoon or two is never... (more)

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bananacoconut 0 · September 25, 2013 at 2:23 AM

It's possible that you aren't eating enough fat and your body is craving shredded coconut and nuts because they are primarily made up of fat. Try eating other fat sources but be generous with the serving - avocados, coconut oil, butter, olive... (more)

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by 0 · about 7 hours ago

When I ingest coconut (in any form) I break out in hives and my throat/tongue swell up. Starting a Paleo lifestyle with my hubby when a good portion of the recipes include coconut is rather difficult and I need suggestions on coconut... (more)

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rosabosa 0 · September 16, 2013 at 4:22 AM

Your question really caught my attention because (like so many of us), I've had to adapt recipes to my unique allergies and intolerances. Since this site is mostly about health, I looked up nutrition info before posting to base my answers on... (more)

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by 0 · about 7 hours ago

I know that coconut oil is very useful for hair, but I've heard many times that coconut milk is also used, it is added in homemade shampoos, masks etc. Has someone tried to use it, did you see any results?

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Pubgerly 0 · September 09, 2013 at 5:26 PM

Coconut milk can be used not only for hair but for hair growth as well, you need to apply it on the roots and massage the scalp, then you might need to use shampoo twice to wash it out. Here's more information about coconut milk for hair loss. (more)

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I am trying to use coconut oil as an antibacterial and an antifungal as I am beginning a paleo-based diet to combat SIBO and heal a leaky gut. Of course I know that the real thing is most likely better than a pill form, but I have been... (more)

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greymouser 0 · August 19, 2013 at 5:00 PM

Coconut oil is ~130 calories a tablespoon. The item you linked to is 3 softgels per serving, and 25 calories from fat, per serving. So, 25 / 130 = .19, round up to .20 or 1/5 for ease sake. That's one-fifth of tablespoon per serving, or 3/15 of a... (more)

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by 25 · about 7 hours ago

Hey does anyone have experience with different brands of coconut flour? I am looking at Coconut Secret and Tropical Traditions. You might say, "try both," however I live outside of the ever convenient USA and opinions would be super helpful before... (more)

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eric_9 0 · August 18, 2013 at 4:39 PM

First, what country do you live in? There may be alternatives to shipping all the way from the USA. Secondly, I personally would like to know the difference between the flour, the meal and the grated.

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by 157 · about 7 hours ago

I tried making my own kefir coconut yoghurt using the body ecology starter and following the instructions that came with it but the yoghurt just doesn't get thick enough. Any suggestions from people that have done this before. I'm just using... (more)

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MathGirl72 0 · August 01, 2013 at 3:49 PM

My homemade yoghurt is never as thick as the store bought. Gelatin works to thicken it, just make sure you buy quality gelatin. Let it sit in the coconut water to bloom, then heat.

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by 10 · about 7 hours ago

I can't stand the taste of coconut in everything, but I want to use it. Is deodorized coconut oil okay or should I stick to the virgin form?

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greymouser 0 · June 25, 2013 at 4:27 PM

If you use coconut oil, stick to the unrefined, extra-virgin variety. "Deodorized" coconut oil is refined coconut oil, and subject to chemical cleaning and bleaching. If you don't like coconut flavor, your best bet is not to use it. :-) (more)

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by 53 · about 7 hours ago

Okay... I'm kinda freaking out as I type this. Lately I've been consuming a lot of coconut products,e specially coconut oil. I've also been doing a vlc, High-fat diet (although I threw in 100gs of carbs today) I started getting bloating symptoms... (more)

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fredmull 0 · July 20, 2013 at 1:56 AM

Wife had her gallbladder removed. Her attack was accompanied by a pain in the upper shoulder/neck area as there is a nerve that wraps around the organ and leads up through that area. The ER doctors assessed this even before the ultrasound proved... (more)

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by 110 · about 7 hours ago

I am just thinking of when I get a cup of coffee on the road etc and there is no coconut milk available. I usually get tea instead but sometimes you just want your coffee!! I looked online and a lot of these powdered coconut milk have milk... (more)

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whistlerski 0 · June 11, 2013 at 8:42 PM

yea i saw it in my local health food store. was thinking it would be good to make coconut milk chocolate, in place of the powdered milk found in regular milk chocolate.

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by 1197 · about 7 hours ago

So I know eating coconut oil will help my thyroid function - and I can feel the energy it gives me after I eat it, even if it's just what I cook my eggs in. My question is this - how much does the vagina absorb of the coconut oil if it is used as... (more)

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Robert_13 0 · May 16, 2013 at 10:02 AM

If your using latex condoms you should be very wary of using coconut oil as a lubricant, its like an acid that can eat through it Otherwise i think it would make an awesome lubricant as it's got a nice flavor & almost instantly boosts energy,... (more)

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by 0 · about 7 hours ago

Ive got a receipe to make chocolate chips that requires coconut oil. Can cocnut cream be substituted for the oil?

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AxialGentleman 0 · May 05, 2013 at 10:01 PM

Coconut cream has more coconut solids in it. It's delicious to eat on its own, but not right for cooking. It melts, but it will make everything taste much more like coconuts than oil will, and it will probably mess with the texture of whatever you... (more)

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by 10994 · about 7 hours ago

It has like nothing for the vitamins and minerals, why is it strongly inflammatory, is it because saturated fat is inflammatory or what? I don't get it, I thought this was a health food. http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/fats-and-oils/508/2 (more)

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maryDeeeeeee 0 · April 28, 2013 at 1:16 AM

our very own "Stabby raccoon" ..submitted an answer here.. :) so props to him. I think you cant take everything you read on nutrition data as gospel. Seems theyre wrong or misleading and often ill informed about alot of... (more)

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by 80 · about 7 hours ago

What are your recommendations for thick coconut cream or milk? I feel like as soon as I start to love a brand, it becomes extremely low quality. I used to buy Native Forest coconut milk in the cans and skim off the cream and use that in tea. The... (more)

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Myth 0 · April 21, 2013 at 9:52 PM

I make my own coconut milk, it always separates. Coconut milk that doesn't separate often uses a stabilizer or has been strained to the point of not having much oil (or your home is warm enough to keep everything liquid) It's fairly easy to make... (more)

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by 229 · about 7 hours ago

Does anyone see any problems, benefits, suggestions to this; What if I completely fast for 16 hours then all I have is a tablespoon of coconut oil for another few hours? Thanks

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RoryD 0 · April 20, 2013 at 1:00 PM

I tried something like this the other day. I was late for work and had no time to make breakfast, and knew that if I didnt eat anything I would probably end up eating something sub-optimal for lunch out of hunger. So I had one large table... (more)

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