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by 47 · about 6 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 6 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 6 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 160 · about 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 hours ago

How hard was it for grok to get into a coconut? Should we treat coconut meat/butter similar to that of other nuts? The challenge of harvesting the edible portion is so great but worth the nutritional density.

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by 0 · about 6 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 6 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 5 · about 6 hours ago

Can I still have smoothies in the morning with berries and bananas (both high in carbs)Also can I have dairy? High in carbs no? And when you say coconut milk are you talking about the milk alternative in the milk section by the almond/rice milk?... (more)

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Desmond 0 · August 23, 2013 at 3:08 PM

Read "The Art and Science of Low Carb Living". As a general rule, keep you daily net carbs (carbs-fiber) under 50g (mostly from veggies, fruit might not be the best idea), protein at .6g-1g per lb of lean body mass and fill the rest of your needed... (more)

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by 0 · about 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 496 · about 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 1197 · about 6 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 631 · about 6 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 6 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 0 · about 6 hours ago

I love coconut water after a workout, I'm new to Paleo and not sure, any help would be great. Thanks.

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thatkate 0 · May 02, 2013 at 10:56 PM

I've been chronically dehydrated for months. I couldn't figure it out because I was drinking more than plenty; it just ran right through me. Then I realized I was in the middle of another electrolyte deficiency/imbalance/something. I've been... (more)

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by 10994 · about 6 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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