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by 0 · about 19 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 47 · about 19 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 19 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 0 · about 20 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 20 hours ago

Hey guys, I am starting a version of PHD for depression. They say to get 600 calories from carbs and protein and the rest of it MCT fats. I am doing IF and eating my meal of 5 eggs and 2 sweet potatoes at 8pm to help my sleep. My main... (more)

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michaelschott 0 · February 27, 2014 at 3:44 PM

I agree with raydawg, you'll spent a lot of time in the toilet I made this mistake when I first got started with Paleo/bio-hacking. I take 1 or 2 tablespoons of upgraded brain-octane every day depending on how I slept. I was taking BP coffee... (more)

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by 160 · about 20 hours ago

I'm curious if I am missing out any important fat sources. Most of my fats come from: -Coconut butter/oil -Nut butter -Avocados -Fish oil -Grass-fed beef, but this is usually lean and about 1-2 times per week I... (more)

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TheGastronomer 0 · February 03, 2014 at 2:49 PM

I am quite surprised olive oil isn't on your list. Even if it isn't your favorite you should at least consider using it. It is my favorite oil by far. Consider adding it to your list, the farther up the better. When choosing one, go for a... (more)

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by 0 · about 20 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 20 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 20 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 20 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 20 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 20 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 20 hours ago

I have a can of coconut milk in my fridge since I've seen a lot it in the paleo world and its now a hard solid. It says to use within four days so I was wondering what are some good uses or recipes that involve coconut cream. I really don't know... (more)

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elaine_8 0 · August 29, 2013 at 3:20 AM

Use in place of cow's milk/cream Add to smoothies Make a kind of chocolate pudding with cocoa/cacao powder, chia seeds, desired sweetener and coconut cream Sit it in a bowl of warm water to soften it

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by 598 · about 20 hours ago

It's not easy to get all that Paleo goodness if you're not either rich or live in the country. Shortly after discovering coconut cream, it's become a dietary staple. I usually have 1/2 - 1 full can of Trader Joe's coconut cream per day. What,... (more)

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Torben_Deumert 0 · August 26, 2013 at 6:07 PM

The mentioned criticism from Matt and Sabertooth is true, but I still think it can be ok. A paleo diet rich in coconut cream/oil sure is a lot better than SAD. You could try to avoid nutrient deficiency by adding very nutrient dense foods like... (more)

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by 0 · about 20 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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by 25 · about 20 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 215 · about 20 hours ago

It's an easy way to get enough calories for weight gain. Is it bad to have a bunch of my calories coming from it even when I eat super nutritious foods like kale and maca powder and coconut water and liver

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coastalpaleo 0 · August 22, 2013 at 10:56 PM

Try sweet potatoes and nuts also for weight gain.

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by 0 · about 20 hours ago

my (plastic) container of coconut oil from KTC is refined, but not hydrogenated. its not in the fridge. right now its warm outside and I was baking a lot these days - yesterday my coconut oil got really fluid and yellow, not white anymore. is it... (more)

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by 496 · about 20 hours ago

every time i try to drink coconut milk or add creamed coconut to meals, for the next couple of days my throat feels like something is stuck in there and basically hurts which is annoying. when i try to drink milk, my keratosis pilaris flares up... (more)

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Matt_61 0 · July 18, 2013 at 6:48 AM

I'd recommend just eating more. Make sure you're getting plenty of fat (very calorie dense) , butter everything up. Get plenty of carbs, sweet potatoes, squash, bananas, most non-berry fruits etc. And just avoid the foods that cause you problems.... (more)

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by 496 · about 20 hours ago

looking for a pre workout as i will start to train fasted in mornings so i was wondering what is your biggest contributor to energy? butter,chocolate,coffee,bananas,coconut oil? ...and why do you think this particular food gives you a lot of... (more)

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lilifee 0 · July 16, 2013 at 7:37 AM

For me personally white potatoes and butter, because they are the only starch(besides bananas) that I can eat without digestive problems, they are light and give instant energy. Also they help me shed exessive water weight, because on VLC I do... (more)

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by 15 · about 20 hours ago

We are on the GAPS diet, which emphasises the importance of ferments as well as fats. The problem is, if coconut oil is antibacterial/viral, wont it nix the probiotics in the ferments we are eating at any meal? I like to put it in a smoothie... (more)

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Lily_4 0 · July 11, 2013 at 7:51 PM

I really liked the top-voted answer here.

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by 10 · about 20 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 110 · about 20 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 110 · about 20 hours ago

I just bought this at Trader Joes because I saw it. I have always used coconut milk..... this is heavy heavy stuff..... what do I do with it? Any recipe ideas?

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AmberKat 0 · August 01, 2013 at 3:18 PM

I mash up some frozen bananas to make banana soft serve (sometimes with coconut flakes, some nuts, or some cocoa powder, it's like a blizzard from DQ!) and then top it with some coconut cream, yummmm!

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by 0 · about 20 hours ago

I am allergic to coconut, but see so many recipes that require coconut flour, coconut oil, or coconut milk. What would be good substitutes

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PilatesGatekeeper 0 · June 03, 2013 at 9:12 PM

almond or sunflower seed meal/butter, palm oil (provided you're not allergic to those too)

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