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by 0 · 3 minutes ago

Hi all. I am new to Paleo way of doing things and have just started about 2 weeks ago. Not necessarily low-carb though, just no grains (except rice) and no processed stuff. I eat dairy and potatoes, but very occasionally. So far, apart from a... (more)

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Nemesis 0 · February 02, 2013 at 3:01 PM

Tbh, I would opt for a nut flour (almond & coconut flour are pretty popular) instead of rice or other gluten-free grain flour. This person made a recipe using just arrowroot powder for her... (more)

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by 697 · 4 minutes ago

The last three days I've been mixing a tablespoon in my green juiced shake. I get an uneasy bloated feeling in my stomach an hour later like it didn't sit well and diarrhea like flatulence even though my bowl movements are fine. Is this... (more)

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Hemming 0 · January 22, 2013 at 7:31 AM

I get bloated by coconut milk whereas the oil or raw meat doesn't bother me. I've heard from other people that they adjust to the oil after an induction phase with increasing amounts. A tablespoon can be a fair amount for someone not used to it.... (more)

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by 26 · 5 minutes ago

Is refined coconut/MCT oil condom safe for use as a sexual lubricant?

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Sol 0 · January 12, 2013 at 6:00 PM

I thought all oils were bad with condoms because they cause them to degrade and break but there's more to the story ... http://doinitwell.blog.com/2009/12/04/down-the-slippery-slope-coconut-oil-and-condoms/ (more)

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by 87 · 5 minutes ago

I occasionally grab some dehydrated coconut flakes as a snack, but I was wondering if coconut oil would be a better option. The only difference I can see is that shredded coconut has fiber, whereas the oil is more calorie dense. Other than... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · January 12, 2013 at 12:23 AM

I don't know about the phytic acid question, but dehydrated coconut flakes do contain some coconut oil--you see that when you grind coconut flakes to make your own coconut butter. They're pretty nutrient dense IMHO. I like to snack on coconut... (more)

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by 5 · 6 minutes ago

I just bought some coconut oil at the local health food store. I made a stir fry with it last night. My wife gets a stomach ache from certain oils and she had one after she ate my stir fry. I looked this morning at the label on the coconut oil and... (more)

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RK 0 · January 06, 2013 at 9:34 PM

There's a much better quality coconut oil here, at Green Pastures: http://www.greenpasture.org/public/Products/CoconutOil/index.cfm If your wife is getting stomach aches after eating oils, she may want to look into gallbladder issues. One... (more)

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by 252 · 6 minutes ago

Just wondering if there is a "cap" on how much mct's one can/should consume per day. I've seen quite a few sources (will link if I re-find them) talking about using 3-3 1/2 tbsp of coconut oil per day. Then I've heard 3 servings of MCT's; would... (more)

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Rob_from_ketocure_com 0 · January 06, 2013 at 10:41 PM

So far as I know, nobody has done a study that would answer your question. Common sense tells us that there must be a maximal rate at which the liver can convert medium chain triglyceride (MCT) into ketone bodies, and presumably, if you... (more)

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by 252 · 7 minutes ago

Hey all, just have a quick set of questions regarding CBL. I have not read the book and unfortunately cannot purchase it (absolutely broke, all money goes to school/food/etc.) But I feel I get the basic premises: skip breakfast, therefor fast... (more)

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christineh 0 · January 23, 2013 at 12:08 AM

Check out Keifer's podcasts. From other threads I've seen on Paleo Hacks, the podcasts basically cover the product and instructions on how to do it. Robb Wolf's... (more)

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by 1346 · 7 minutes ago

I'm not much of a coffee drinker, my last stint as one being during employment with a game publisher with very demanding hours years ago, however I've recently gotten back into green tea. Of course with all of the references to Bulletproof Coffee... (more)

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jake_16 0 · December 28, 2012 at 7:34 PM

i just don't get the whole 'plunk a gob of fat in my drink and call it a meal' thing. you could eat real food and it would have way more vitamins and minerals. and you can chew it.

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by 915 · 8 minutes ago

After ditching all my chemicals a long while ago i decided to give coconut oil a try for moisturizer/post shave lotion. I got hold of some organic virgin stuff (coconoil). i applied it & went about my business. When i got back home a couple of... (more)

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MathGirl72 0 · December 17, 2012 at 9:18 PM

Everyone's body chemistry reacts to substances differently. Ever notice how the same perfume differs from person to person? An oil with less of an odor may work better for you, such as almond oil. I alternate the oils I use because, frankly,... (more)

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by 15 · 8 minutes ago

I have been drinking lots of kale smoothies with kale, cucumber, celery and avocado. I would think that these smoothies are largely fulfilling my need for vitamins and minerals. As for macronutrients, I was wondering how grass fed beef jerky and... (more)

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Stephen_4 0 · December 15, 2012 at 1:28 PM

I would not assume that your kale smoothies are fulfilling your vitamins and minerals, I'd look up the nutrition data on each and find out for sure. Also, lots of raw kale constantly might not be the healthiest thing, you're going to absorb more... (more)

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by 213 · 10 minutes ago

It doesn't agree with me. Lotion? Soap? Anything else? I would give it to a friend in need, but it has already expired.

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Happy_Now 0 · November 30, 2012 at 11:07 PM

Make the best lip balm ever, and your holiday gifting will be covered. 2 parts coconut oil to 1 part beeswax.

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by 2302 · 10 minutes ago

I am enjoying fasting for maybe 20 hours followed by a 4 hour "Feeding period" (also known as the Warrior Diet). The only problem is that I used to take some of my vitamins multiple times per day so the nutrients can all be absorbed...with only 1... (more)

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MarkES 0 · November 29, 2012 at 7:06 PM

Just to offer some thoughts on a portion of your question: would MCT or Coconut Oil have any benefit over the other (fast and nutrient-absorption wise)? MCT oil is more ketogenic, since coconut oil is 58% MCTs, 42% long-chain fats. So, it... (more)

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by 190 · 11 minutes ago

Hi guys! What's your intake of Coconut oil or butter during the day? Do you consume more MUFA or SFA sources?

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April_S_ 0 · November 20, 2012 at 7:36 PM

My coconut oil usage has decreased substantially from when I first started Paleo. I probably use less than 4 tablespoons of CO throughout the week. Nothing against coconut oil-- I just prefer other fats now, such as ghee, butter, lard, and duck... (more)

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by 95 · 13 minutes ago

I've been reading Mary Newport's - Alzheimer's disease What if there was a Cure? I cook with coconut oil, take it as a supplement, and follow a Paleo Lifestyle. My mother-in-law has Alzheimer's and my sister-in-law is afraid to try the coconut oil... (more)

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Mscott 0 · October 29, 2012 at 11:18 PM

The Saint Vincent's Hospital study was a randomized controlled trial which might be worth citing: http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/42/5/943.full.pdf It took 100 men with a history of heart disease and separated them into 2 groups. Group 1 was... (more)

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by 10 · 13 minutes ago

The paleo lifestyle has been a journey for me, but one thing that got me started was when I felt hungry or had cravings, I would eat a spoonful of coconut oil mixed with something (b/c I didn't like the taste by itself). It helped me feel... (more)

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Cheryl_8 0 · October 30, 2012 at 1:33 AM

Try another type of fat. Perhaps lots of olive oil on your salads. Lard in your veggies. Ghee?

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by 467 · 15 minutes ago

I have an important exam coming up next month and would like it to not coincide with any of the days of my period. My periods have been better since becoming paleo, but still unpleasant and I'm afraid that would get in the way of my concentration.... (more)

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Jay_15 0 · October 10, 2012 at 3:11 PM

Join a sorority whose periods coincide with the dates you would like yours to be on.

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by 10 · 16 minutes ago

I am looking at doing the Paleo instead of low-carb (Atkins type) food plan. I once weighed 357 pounds when eating any and everything in sight; I am now at 229, following low-carb induction ( had been on ongoing weight loss and ended up... (more)

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Varelse 0 · September 30, 2012 at 11:26 AM

Go for the cream. Lots of Paleo people around here consider heavy cream to be a "not horrible" option because of the high fat content and the low sugar levels, compared to something like skim milk. Just make sure it's not adulterated with... (more)

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by 161 · 20 minutes ago

Sometimes after eating I notice a pain in my throat. Sometimes I think it might be a reaction to coconut oil. Has anyone else had this reaction? (I plan on doing a trial with and without coconut oil and seeing if I notice the difference.) (more)

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Wes_3 0 · October 01, 2012 at 6:25 PM

I get that same reaction from EVOO and coconut oil (a slight and fleeting burning in the back of my throat).. but have no stomach irritation after eating either (and I eat a lot of both). I've heard people say this is an "allergy" but I don't... (more)

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by 671 · 20 minutes ago

I'd like to start moving away from olive oil based dressings and would love advice on coconut oil dressings: What's the best way to stabilize the oil in liquid form so it works as a dressing? And what does this do for shelf-life and nutritional... (more)

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Canis_Minor 0 · August 30, 2012 at 1:36 PM

My favorite dressing right now is coconut-oil-based: I warm it gently, add lime juice and apple cider vinegar to taste, some black pepper and a few drops of liquid stevia (which I do very well on, avoiding sugars like the plague right now, your... (more)

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by 2341 · 21 minutes ago

I'm a cook and work in moderate heat; often blasted by oven heat, standing over fryers ect. One of my goals in life is to look like i'm 25 when I'm actually 40...this could be difficult with my face taking loads of dry heat everyday. I've... (more)

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Jess_D_ 0 · August 22, 2012 at 7:24 PM

As long as you only apply a small amount of coconut oil. I find that 100% pure shea butter works even better as a skin protectant and to keep moisture in. Just make sure to not apply too much. I totally understand that you want to protect your... (more)

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by 1173 · 22 minutes ago

i have been making bulletproof coffee with raw butter and CO but i haven't experienced a real energy burst AND i feel hungry quickly...is MCT oil different?

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Diane_4 0 · August 17, 2012 at 6:08 PM

I don't find bulletproof coffee to be all that miraculous. It's tasty, though, and if you put a little butter in it's no different really than regular coffee with cream. Put a lot of butter in and then it does seem to quell appetite for a while.... (more)

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by 364 · 22 minutes ago

I live in Phoenix, AZ. We like to keep our house around 78-80 degrees because most of the time it doesn't bother us, and we save a ton of money that way. Once the temps drop below 90, we usually nix the A/C altogether. My jar of coconut oil is... (more)

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miked_2 0 · August 14, 2012 at 10:17 PM

Of any fat/oil coconut is the most heat-stable (maybe palm too), that's why coconut trees "chose" to store their energy as coconut oil (they usually exist in the tropics!). It's totally fine to keep coconut oil at those temperatures. You could... (more)

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by 1467 · 23 minutes ago

An interview with Nate Miyaki where he says that us Paleo folk may be overdoing it somewhat with the 'oil on everything' idea. Article here: http://jasonferruggia.com/nutritional-knowledge-bombs-with-nate-miyaki-part-ii/ (more)

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PlantGirl 0 · August 07, 2012 at 5:09 PM

I would like to find out more about this. I am curious as well. I add olive oil to my meat/salad lunches. I don't drink it and my food isn't swimming in it. It does taste pretty good. That being said, I could go without it if I had to. But that's... (more)

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by 572 · 23 minutes ago

I started using Ecos Free & Clear laundry soap during my pregnancy in 2010 (it was recommended as one of the better options for cloth diapers and I was getting in gear). I had no problems with it at the time. Then about 8 weeks postpartum I... (more)

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kristen_5 0 · August 06, 2012 at 11:38 PM

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by 1670 · 26 minutes ago

My Mom keeps telling me, "Oh, I don't know why you use CO because olive oil is healthier," and just the other day my friend said she saw in a magazine that CO is dissed for Olive oil instead. SO what are some simple reasons why CO is the better... (more)

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SUSTAINEDfitness 0 · July 13, 2012 at 9:10 PM

Olive oil is mostly monounsaturated oleic acid, it is healthy and more stable than PUFA's but it is still not in the same league as CO. CO is one of the highest concentrations of naturally occuring saturated fats there is. It is very shelf... (more)

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