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by 125 · 1 minute ago

Any tips for itchy scalp relief? Anyone try applying cocoonut oil? Hair has been thinning last few years, been eating mostly lacto-paleo-style for past year.

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losterman 0 · March 08, 2011 at 4:03 PM

This might seem like sort of an extreme solution, but I recently stopped using shampoo, after having dry scalp for years. After about 7-10 days, I stopped having problems with itching or flaking. Short of that, I've seen other people on here... (more)

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by 11581 · 1 minute ago

I don't think I could actually down quite that much straight coconut oil, much as I like it. Is it possible to use Artisana coconut butter or coconut milk or even avocado to replace some of the coconut oil or would the small amounts of carbs and... (more)

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JML 0 · March 05, 2011 at 3:56 AM

The short chain fats in coconut oil are supposed to produce ketones anyway so I don't see how that would be a problem. Jaminet recommends fats and fiber during a fast so an avocado might be all right, not sure though. I guess you just need to ask... (more)

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by 2153 · 1 minute ago

I've read a few places that coconut oil increases metabolism and helps with hypothyroid symptoms. So far, I can't find coconut oil here that doesn't taste like plastic. Does coconut cream have the same impact on metabolism that coconut oil... (more)

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Jason_11 0 · February 28, 2011 at 10:17 AM

Yes, I would imagine that coconut cream would have a similar effect (if there is a measurable effect of course). Have you considered buying coconut oil online? Regarding the amount of fat loss with / without CO, I don't think relying on something... (more)

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by 974 · 1 minute ago

I just made some Coconut Oil bark. Coconut Oil + raw Carob powder + little bit of Stevia + pinch salt and mixed in unsweetened coconut flakes. Came out GREAT-- a bit too great ate half of it. Now i feel energized! I mean really... (more)

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KtH 0 · February 24, 2011 at 8:03 PM

i've also tried this with crushed macademia nuts! just sayin... ;)

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by 974 · 2 minutes ago

Dried Coconut vs Coconut Oil? Is dried UNSWEETENED coconut considered a carb? I would assume it has the same MCT properties as coconut oil but just not as concentrated?

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Rob_from_ketocure_com 0 · February 09, 2011 at 7:08 PM

Is dried UNSWEETENED coconut considered a carb? By calories, this food contains approximately: 4 percent protein 4 percent carb 92 percent fat In other words, this food consists mostly of fat, but also a small amount of carbs and a small... (more)

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by 421 · 2 minutes ago

Just curious... why does heavy cream mix readily with coffee but coconut oil does not?

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Rob_from_ketocure_com 0 · January 31, 2011 at 7:24 PM

Just curious... why does heavy cream mix readily with coffee but coconut oil does not? Because the fat in cream consists of microscopic globules inside membranes. These globules are manufactured by breast tissue when the milk is made. ... (more)

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by 18701 · 2 minutes ago

My mom knew I've been using coconut oil, so she spotted this stuff at Super Walmart and bought it for me. http://www.louana.com/product-detail.aspx?productID=75&catID=44&pcatID=37 I have been using fancy extra virgin organic stuff from... (more)

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gone2croatan 0 · January 24, 2011 at 3:02 PM

You can always use it as a moisturizer for your skin and a deep conditioner for your hair, if nothing else!

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by 1304 · 2 minutes ago

If medium-chain fatty-acids are so good for us, how come human milk is mostly made of long-chain fatty-acids? Is there a difference between children and adults in terms of nutritional needs? It is my understanding that medium-chain fatty-acids... (more)

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Paul_Jaminet 0 · May 27, 2011 at 3:43 PM

Human milk does have short- and medium-chain fatty acids. They represent almost 10% of total calories. That corresponds to about 2 tbsp/day coconut oil for an adult. That's approximately what you would ingest if you use coconut milk or oil for... (more)

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by 3014 · 3 minutes ago

I have been using castor oil as a natural moisturiser. It's great, but very thick and viscous, so I've been trying to switch to coconut oil, but it makees me break out a little. Is this an adjustment period or am I simply sensitive to it? What... (more)

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sarah_ann 0 · December 31, 2010 at 1:08 PM

Coconut oil is comedogenic, as is it has the tendency to block pores. The best solution I've found it to occasional breakouts is the oil-cleansing method: http://www.theoilcleansingmethod.com/ I picked up a cheap facial steamer and some castor... (more)

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by 1510 · 4 minutes ago

My jar of coconut oil solidifies in winter and fall. What's the best way to re-liquefy it if I just want to add it to raw vegetables that will be eaten raw? I imagine that a microwave would work well and quickly, but I've always been skeeved out... (more)

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FanOfSunshine 0 · December 07, 2010 at 3:18 PM

I use warm/hot water. I put in the amount I want to melt either on the stove in a container in a pot of water or just in hot water on the counter inside separate container. It's works very fast.

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by 78417 · 4 minutes ago

Here is a link to Bruce Fife, N.D's site. You will find a LOT of coconut oil information. He is THE expert. I subscribe to his newsletter. http://www.coconutresearchcenter.com/hwnl_5-1.htm Coconutbob from Panama PS Coconut oil sales in Panama... (more)

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by 826 · 4 minutes ago

Recently I tried the coconut oil detox (Bruce Fife) which is supposed to kill off candida and take you into ketosis in less than a week's time. Everything went well and I actually got thru a very long weightloss plateau. I took 3-4 tbsp of... (more)

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Diane_at_Balanced_Bites 0 · October 30, 2010 at 11:40 PM

If you do something that will loosen up the heavy metals, you will need to also take some sort of chelating agent to bind the metals so that you can eliminate them. You can find some by reading up on the subject online if you're doing something... (more)

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by 105 · 5 minutes ago

I seem to be sensitive to sources of MCT oil, like coconut milk. Too much, and a laxative effect is a sure bet. Is the laxative effect something that fades away after a period? Any idea what causes it? I know that MCT oil has antibiotic... (more)

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Ed 0 · October 12, 2010 at 11:39 PM

Stephen, my answer depends on how long you've been paleo and how strictly paleo your diet is now. MCT oil is usually more easily digested than longer chain triglycerides ( http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0FDN/is_5_7/ai_94159012/ ), but its... (more)

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by 95 · 5 minutes ago

Hello everyone I'm going to start a new training program. I have lost 70 pounds in the last years. OK guys this is not for my blog, but just to show you what I mean.... I have nothing to sell or gain or... (more)

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Diane_at_Balanced_Bites 0 · September 23, 2010 at 1:12 AM

If you are still trying to lean out, loading up on yams/sp's post workout isn't really the best idea, however, eating them in some quantity is still probably okay. The idea with post workout carbs isn't to "carb load" PWO but rather to eat the... (more)

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by 655 · 5 minutes ago

Hey folks, I live in Panama and i just purchased some raw, unrefined coconut oil in the ghetto. I mean it's really raw, straight up pressed and bottled in a liquor bottle haha. My question is, should I worry that the smell is tat of a burnt... (more)

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SM 0 · February 11, 2012 at 8:35 PM

I am from Sri Lanka, and yes the virgin oil that is pressed out of dried coconut kernels has a yellow tinge to it (but the liquid should be clear/transparent), but it is a liquid (should be liquid at those tropical temperatures in Panama). Also,... (more)

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by 822 · 6 minutes ago

I bought some organic EVCO to try it out. Tastes pretty good, even plain. I was toying with the idea of buying in bulk (the only way to make it reasonably affordable) so I can cut back on the industrial butter, but now I'm hesitant. I had been... (more)

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Girl_Gone_Primal 0 · July 17, 2010 at 5:06 AM

It took me a while to be able to tolerate large amounts of coconut products, particularly cream and oil. Even now I try not to have too much of either at once, because it seems to overload my stomach. I find coconut oil ramps up my metabolism... (more)

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by 13983 · 6 minutes ago

When I'm done with a batch of coconut oil that I've used for frying, can I filter it and save it for another batch of frying or should I discard it? Is it too oxidized after it's been used to fry stuff?

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geelyn 0 · July 01, 2010 at 7:45 PM

Hope so, because I do that often and haven't really thought about oxidation at all! Saturated fats are less prone to oxidation, though, and have a very high melting point since they are completely saturated with hydrogens. This is what makes them... (more)

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by 4896 · 6 minutes ago

I've read about coconut oil being a natural sun-blocker, and I have started to use it for past couple weeks. i am very pale, and as for now it seems to be working fine. I tried to spread this idea to others, but when a friend asked me for some... (more)

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Dave_1 0 · July 01, 2010 at 3:25 AM

I have no idea about coconut oil's efficacy as a sun blocker, but I do know that you will smell very, very tasty. For gosh sakes, don't wear any bacon.

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by 4991 · 6 minutes ago

Sitting musing in the bath this morning - coconut oil in hot water - I suddenly realised that I haven't had athletes foot for ages. It was a regular problem and thinking about it, since I started the paleo / primal eating regimen, I don't think it... (more)

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Forty2 0 · June 05, 2010 at 3:54 PM

I have had toenail fungus since I was a teenager, but rarely had athlete's foot, though I'm sure I picked up this loathsome infection from the school gym. For years it was just in one middle toe but eventually it had spread to all of them except... (more)

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by 81 · 7 minutes ago

I've started to cook with coconut oil but I am surprised to see that it starts to smoke really fast. Even when I make an omelet. If it smokes then that means that it has reached its smoking point and that is bad, right? What is going on here? I... (more)

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HealthRediscovery 0 · March 20, 2010 at 4:39 PM

Coconut oil has an unsually low smoke point considering that it is 90% saturated. You can try mixing in a higher smoking point oil with your coconut. Enig and Fallon of WAPF recommend adding sesame oil in Eat Fat, Lose Fat, probably partly... (more)

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by 1219 · 7 minutes ago

Coconut oil is a great source of medium chain saturated fats. I tried to make it a mainstay of my diet, but it gave me terrible gastritis/GERD. Anybody else? More details that may be relevant: I ate a LOT of coconut oil (3-5 tablespoons/day... (more)

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Bread_Eating_Beelzebub 0 · March 10, 2010 at 11:06 PM

I had a problem with coconut irritating my stomach for some time when I started paleo. I left it out for a few months and then added it back in without problems. Science is now showing GERD is an immune system problem. Probably like other such... (more)

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by 2485 · 7 minutes ago

As an American of European descent, I have a hard time envisioning how my paleolithic ancestors would have ever had access to coconuts given that coconut trees are native to Pacific coastal areas. However, coconuts seem to be hugely popular with... (more)

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Kurt_Harris 0 · March 06, 2010 at 4:15 AM

Coconut and Honey are the two best examples that argue against paleo food re-enactment. We really are not interested in what was available. We are interested in in being healthy and we only look at the past for clues about what might be unhealthy... (more)

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by 78417 · 8 minutes ago

i've seen many posts on coconut oil as a source of healthy saturated fat. the thing is i love the taste of coconut milk and hardly ever use coconut oil. is coconut milk just as good? i get the thai kitchen brand that has no preservatives, just... (more)

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Paleo_Dave 0 · February 21, 2010 at 6:45 PM

From NutritionData.com: Canned coconut milk Coconut oil My interpretation of the data: Coconut milk contains similar fat content. I'd guess that coconut oil is essentially just coconut milk with the water removed. Coconut milk contains... (more)

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by 98 · 8 minutes ago

Looking for a good online resource to purchase oils (coconut, olive, avocado, etc.). In my area these oils are insanely expensive, well, olive oil's not too bad, but I'm not sure of the cheap stuff's quality. Pretty much what I'm looking is a... (more)

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Dave_Hirschman 0 · February 21, 2010 at 5:55 AM

Try Tropical Traditions for coconut oil. They also have a lot of products based on it that we use: deodorant, toothpaste (glycerine and fluoride-free), hand soap, and so forth.

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by 78417 · about 22 hours ago

My absolute favorite is coconut oil- just started using that instead of olive oil and WOW- is my food amazing!!! I use it for omelets, and just about everything. What do you use most, and for what and why? Any good recipes, please do post! (more)

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Jos 0 · September 01, 2011 at 10:24 PM

Coconut oil mostly, avocado oil for high heat cooking point, macadamia nut oil for making paleo mayo, olive oil or occasionally sesame oil for salad dressings.

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