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by 50 · about 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 8 · about 4 hours ago

Went and bought some refined coconut oil because I heard it's the healthiest and found out after I purchased it that virgin coconut oil is (supposedly) much healthier, however I've heard some people say it doesn't matter, the only thing different... (more)

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greymouser 0 · August 28, 2013 at 6:23 PM

Personally, I'm in favor of extra virgin coconut oil, but for refined it depends how it's refined. I'm definitely in the camp that believes extra virgin coconut oil is best for health, but there may be other reasons you want to use refined coconut... (more)

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by 0 · about 4 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 4 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 4 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 0 · about 4 hours ago

I've wanted to add more coconut in my diet and so I've started consuming creamed coconut. I've noticed that its very filling, a couple of spoons makes for a quick and paleo breakfast with some coffee that also fights off brain fog in the... (more)

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SUSTAINEDfitness 0 · August 17, 2013 at 1:33 PM

Coconut cream is very healthy, but the "calorie restriction" part of your post is not. Also getting the majority of your calories from just one source will eventually lead to nutrient deficiencies. It would be no different if I got all of my... (more)

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by 157 · about 4 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 0 · about 4 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 4 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 15 · about 4 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 4 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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