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by 78417 · about 17 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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by 39841 · about 17 hours ago

Three hundred ninety-one. That was the total cholesterol count staring back at me 2 months ago from my lab results. Now, when I asked my doctor to order the test, I was expecting it to be out of range. 250 or so was what I expected and I was... (more)

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Richard_N 0 · May 05, 2011 at 3:04 PM

I don't think isolating butter as a cholesterol culprit is appropriate. Butter is one of the healthiest fat to consume. A low triglyceride and high HDL profile points to an LDL that is virtually all the light, fluffy benign (or possibly... (more)

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by 1665 · about 17 hours ago

I saw tubs of coconut oil going really cheap the other day. I'm pretty sure it is refined, but not hydrogenated. As it's cheaper than the homemade ghee I've been using, I thought I would buy some. I have two questions though: Is refined coconut... (more)

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Paleo_Dave 0 · February 23, 2010 at 7:15 PM

From what I can gather, some Paleos prefer to avoid butter due to the dairy association. In my opinion, this is somewhat misguided given that the problem with dairy is the lactose (and possibly casein protein). Butter, by definition, is milk fat... (more)

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by 129 · about 17 hours ago

I was cooking everything in coconut oil but recently started cooking everything in Kerrygold butter because I prefer the taste. I cook at low temps most of the time and use cast iron. Any reasons I shouldnt be cooking with butter? Oxidation? Is... (more)

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waldenpond 0 · September 07, 2014 at 12:45 PM

I'm no expert, but as far as I've researched, butter, coconut oil and olive oil are the best things to cook with. So you're probably good, as long as there's no secret veg oil in the butter.

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by 5 · about 17 hours ago

What would be the effects of eating 70-85% of your calories from fat in the form of coconut oil, 10-20% from protein in the form of various meats, and 5-10% from carbohydrate in the form of various fibrous vegetables?   I understand that... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · August 30, 2014 at 8:02 PM

70% of your calories being completely void of nutrition? Does not sound like a good plan. 

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by 3 · about 17 hours ago

Hi there, I was wondering what effect does putting oil on your skin have when it comes to vitamin D. I am trying to get my levels up, so I avoid excessive soapy showers after sun exposure and putting any cosmetics or sunscreens, but there is one... (more)

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by 5 · about 17 hours ago

I have allergic reactions to high tyramine/histamine foods, vegetables, nightshades, peppers and eggs, I can't go back to high carb diet, I tried it a few days and I suffered headaches, depression, low appetite, my Paleo template right now... (more)

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missmiddlemarch 0 · August 10, 2014 at 4:07 AM

Can you tolerate any liver? Chicken liver? Might be good to try that and any other offal since you aren't tolerating any veggies. The offal can provide some of the vitamins you would get from fruits and veggies.

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by 0 · about 17 hours ago

Could coconut oil be used to make mayonnaise? I used olive oil the first time I made it and it was good but had a strong olive oil taste, not always what I want. Anyone ever try it?

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TheGastronomer 0 · August 07, 2014 at 3:02 PM

I have done it, the key is to let the coconut oil melt and become liquid which you can do in the microwave by heating it up for a bit. However, if you heat up the coconut oil, remember that you must not let it get too hot or else it will cook the... (more)

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by 0 · about 17 hours ago

Which is better? I currently cook with butter and coconut oil, but have read that olive oil contains a greater amount of vitamin E than CO. Should I switch?

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Chronic 0 · July 18, 2014 at 4:14 PM

I use both, coconut oil and/or ghee for cooking and olive oil for dressings & dips. I find coconut oil in a cooked meal is more satisfying than olive oil, but olive oil is more refreshing so goes better with raw veggies like salads, guacamole.... (more)

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by 188 · about 17 hours ago

Before being fat adapted i've noticed coconut oil was the only fatty food that gave me subtle energy, now that i'm fat adapted I noticed that the fatty foods that give me the most energy are coconut oil, anchovies and avocados, on the other hand... (more)

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Elliefrance 0 · June 28, 2014 at 12:17 PM

One of the healthiest fat that you can get is from bones and bone marrow, which may be added while making stews. This also energizes a lot. Other good sources can be salads drizzled with macadamia or homemade or virgin oil.Dipping food... (more)

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by 0 · about 17 hours ago

I'm getting quite confused about which fat to choose.. Coconut oil, mac nuts/brazil nuts, avocado, grass fed butter, olive oil, fish oil, salmon - currently I'm only eating salmon, nuts, coconut oil and avocado, but should I switch to grass fed... (more)

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Chronic 0 · July 07, 2014 at 4:28 PM

For pure fat butter oil/ghee/clarified butter is hands down the best in my opinion as it has fast burning SCFA's, MCFA's, plenty of MUFA, good 3:6 ratio, and then you got vitamins A, D, E, & KOtherwise the fat that comes in offal/meat is likely... (more)

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by 0 · about 17 hours ago

Local grass fed butter vs coconut oil from the other side of the globe? Is local always the best way to go?

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paleoguy85 0 · June 12, 2014 at 3:58 PM

I prefer coconut oil for high heat applications like searing meat. I prefer butter for taste though.

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by 47 · about 17 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 0 · about 17 hours ago

Hi everyone, I'm wondering what are the effects of popcorn . I eat organic non gmo popcorn that is cooked with coconut oil and has coconut oil on it. (I don't eat dairy so I can't have butter) what is the popcorn doing to my body? Could it... (more)

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Rosenhazavel 0 · May 14, 2014 at 5:35 AM

Corn can initiate or trigger inflammation and intestinal irritation due to Omega-6 amounts and glutamate. Corn intolerance may trigger acne. Moreover, according to the blood type diet, all blood types should avoid corn. Too many foods made with... (more)

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by 50 · about 17 hours ago

Has anyone tried this brand? I like the taste of Nutiva (which is more expensive) - does it taste as good?

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bmorgan 0 · April 28, 2014 at 2:58 PM

Im not so sure about this brand. Perhaps the batch I got from Marc's grocery was tainted. Was a good deal $ wise, and I don't think it was rancid... just smelled a little funny. I used half the container but since then Ive purchased a... (more)

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by 50 · about 17 hours ago

Has anyone tried this brand? I like the taste of Nutiva (which is more expensive) - does it taste as good?

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bmorgan 0 · April 28, 2014 at 2:58 PM

Im not so sure about this brand. Perhaps the batch I got from Marc's grocery was tainted. Was a good deal $ wise, and I don't think it was rancid... just smelled a little funny. I used half the container but since then Ive purchased a... (more)

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by 0 · about 17 hours ago

Is it okay to fry meat/chicken and veggies in butter or is coconut oil a better alternative?

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LowerCarb 0 · April 17, 2014 at 5:46 PM

Butter is fantastic for scrambled eggs, fried eggs and some vegetables that do not require high heat. Good-quality ghee is the go-to fat for high-heat frying though, as its smoke point is much higher.

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by 45 · about 17 hours ago

Hi, Two of the most commonly recommended and healthiest fats on the Paleo diet, from what I've seen, are grass-fed animal fat (tallow) and coconut oil. As you may know, tallow has a good omega-3/6 balance and coconut oil is MCT, so... (more)

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raydawg 0 · April 16, 2014 at 11:53 PM

Um, there's no such thing as eating unlimited fat. You need lipase from bile to digest fats, at some point you run out and whatever's, um, in the pipeline, will make its way very quickly out the other end - most of the time explosively...... (more)

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by 0 · about 17 hours ago

hey everyone I have a question. My question is I basically only consume coconut oil as my main fat source, along side the natural fat occurring in eggs, and tilapia.(I consume a lot of eggs about 10 eggs a day, with 2-4 egg whites. But eggs... (more)

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PaleoGod 0 · January 09, 2014 at 1:08 AM

How about adding some nut butters, butter itself, and more animal fats. Try not to get a majority of your fats from things such as fish. PUFA's oxidize very easily however saturated fats and MUFA are very stable. If you can tolerate dairy well... (more)

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by 0 · about 17 hours ago

Also, will it make all my food taste like cocounut? Is olive oil an adequate substition?

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reddancer 0 · January 07, 2014 at 10:05 AM

You can get taste neutral coconut oil. I get mine at Whole Foods. I have the regular stuff, too but sometimes I just don't want my scrambled eggs to be "tropical".

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by 15 · about 17 hours ago

I'm looking for more of the science on how this works. I've read a lot about the dreaded gluten effects on the body and am pretty familiar with the dangers of sugar, but want more info on the fat issue. I have just found that eating a lot of... (more)

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DaMoot 0 · January 02, 2014 at 9:40 PM

Ketosis is the word you're looking for and is a form of selective starvation where the body is forced to convert fat stores (or consumed fat) to energy instead of carbs. Using fat stores for energy is more energy intensive than is consuming... (more)

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by 0 · about 17 hours ago

I have been doing some research, and for my non-chronic constipation, I think I want to try (in addition to proper hydration): 1) Milk of magnesia 2) More probiotics like Greek yogurt (is kefir better? I can only find commercial... (more)

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staceyhudsonn 0 · December 06, 2013 at 12:21 PM

Refined coconut oil does not have any dietary fibre in it, virgin coconut oil may have dietary fibre but that too should be very less to make significant impact. Coconut oil has medium chain fatty acids which promote the breeding of... (more)

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by 0 · about 17 hours ago

I have mild/moderate acne and have been reading about the benefits of coconut oil and have been considering applying coconut on my skin to help heal/prevent breakouts. Anyone who has acne knows how horrifying it sounds to put oil on already... (more)

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Sunshineriver 0 · January 03, 2014 at 6:07 PM

I used to have Acne as well plus dry skin. (Still a bit dry in winter time) i tried to use coconut oil extra virgin on my face.. Terrible breakout on my chin sadly which didn't leave after a few weeks. Works for the rest of my body but not on... (more)

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by 0 · about 17 hours ago

I have mild/moderate acne and have been reading about the benefits of coconut oil and have been considering applying coconut on my skin to help heal/prevent breakouts. Anyone who has acne knows how horrifying it sounds to put oil on already... (more)

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Sunshineriver 0 · January 03, 2014 at 6:07 PM

I used to have Acne as well plus dry skin. (Still a bit dry in winter time) i tried to use coconut oil extra virgin on my face.. Terrible breakout on my chin sadly which didn't leave after a few weeks. Works for the rest of my body but not on... (more)

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by 0 · about 17 hours ago

First time I purchased coconut oil was from Trader Joe's. It was always liquid. Being a noob, I did introduce water into the oil. Some weeks later I noticed a syrupy white growth that seemed to be growing from the bottom of the jar upwards,... (more)

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Roady 0 · November 14, 2013 at 6:30 AM

I keep some in a container in my shower window and it seems to heat up, melt and resolidify daily. After doing this a number of times, it gets white spots in it. Not sure what it is exactly, but that seems to be the cause. I just use that one... (more)

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