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by 0 · about 10 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 11 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 25 · about 11 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 11 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 11 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 0 · about 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 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 15 · about 11 hours ago

A few months ago I purchased coconut oil from Amazon. The brand name is "Coco Choice" - Extra Virgin Coconut Oil. They say it's Organic and produced in Sri Lanka. Since I don't live in the US there are many brands like nutiva or others that seem... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · September 02, 2013 at 6:46 AM

If you are new to coconut oil and ingest too much too fast, it can cause a lot of gastrointestinal distress. That doesn't mean anything is wrong with the coconut oil. It should be pure white when solid, clear when liquid, and have a pleasant,... (more)

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by 598 · about 11 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 11 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 0 · about 11 hours ago

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 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 hours ago

Has anyone tried the new infused coconut oil? I'm getting ready to order the FCLO/BO, but saw there is the coconut oil one now. Is it comparable? Easier to take? Sometimes the gel is a little thick for me. Any thoughts on this product are... (more)

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by 327 · about 11 hours ago

can't handle coconut oil, but i can eat a whole bag full of this stuff without indigestion http://www.exoticsuperfoods.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=8&products_id=3&zenid=82a16e6f3afe53cfad3292bbb0fd6457 why is... (more)

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Albert83BCN 0 · May 14, 2013 at 5:00 AM

Maybe it's the dosage? I started taking coconut oil for its supposed benefits and started with a small amount, just to not get very past my daily intake of fats (yep, I still count calories somehow). I started at one teaspoon and no problem, then... (more)

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by 631 · about 11 hours ago

Hi! I'm currently (as of last week) attending veterinary school in the caribbean. I will be here for about 2.5 years at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. There are perks. I have a lot of food allergies including wheat (I'm celiac),... (more)

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Lazza 0 · May 12, 2013 at 7:01 PM

Beyond researching meat availability and experimenting with local fish I can suggest: 1) Use protein supplements, maybe up to 25 grams per day. I personally... (more)

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by 0 · about 11 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 11 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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