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by 5 · about 18 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 2303 · about 18 hours ago

I'm all about whole food snacks for on the go: boiled eggs, home made jerky, fruits, avocados etc etc. I am also a huge believer that you should consume mostly (if not all) whole foods everyday in order to obtain and maintain your best possible... (more)

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moors 0 · June 13, 2014 at 9:05 AM

Will you combine it with things like grass fed lard/beef tallow, animal phosphatidyl choline and phosphatidyl serine, zinc, selenium and animal form b vitamins to compensate for what is lacking from what our species ate in most of the evolution... (more)

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by 90 · about 18 hours ago

I have been drinking Bulletproof coffee (Coffee blended with grass-fed butter and MCT oil) almost everyday for some time now, and I have been noticing small bumps on the back of my arms and back that show after I drink it, or other foods that I... (more)

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Desmond 0 · May 05, 2014 at 10:56 PM

Using the Whole30 ideology...remove the food for 30 days then bring back in. You have to keep your diet very strict with this to determine that the item removed/added is the actual offender. Good luck!

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by 90 · about 18 hours ago

Hi there, I have recently been drinking Bulletproof coffee on the majority of my mornings, for those that don't know what it is, it is basically organic coffee, blended with grass-fed butter and MCT oil. I usually fast from the night before... (more)

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by 75 · about 18 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 15 · about 18 hours ago

Ive looked here and on line and only seen anecdotal stuff about liver stuff couple things on gall bladder. Im 214 6''1.5" 9bf. I take 5000mg a day in pharma grade gel caps. I still eat animal fats in the morning 20gms a day in the am. This... (more)

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raydawg 0 · September 16, 2013 at 10:28 AM

MCTs are quickly converted by your liver into ketones. If you are fat adapted, that is you've gone something like 30 days with very low carb and zero sugar, then your body will make use of the ketones and you won't get ketone breath and bad BO. ... (more)

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by 2407 · about 19 hours ago

If im not used to it, a mere tablespoon makes painful cramps and water diarrhea within an hour. I titrated slowly and now safely take 15g with my coffee and 15g with my lunch. Safely....or so I thought. While I am not getting any pain,... (more)

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August 0 · June 28, 2013 at 3:37 PM

Yep. Of course, I have to enter fifteen characters just to say yep. I really wanted to eat a lot of fat because I wanted to stay pretty much ketogenic most of the time. I can eat fatty foods, add a chunk of butter to something, but MCT oil at... (more)

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by 10 · about 19 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 2407 · about 19 hours ago

Ok, I do basically leangains 16/8 IF, stay meat and fat rest days, and load tubers post work out. In the past, uninterupted ketosis for five months changed my life. Hunger, mood, body, mind. Y'all know. But, alas, fat burning, mountain... (more)

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TokyoJay 0 · May 01, 2013 at 11:10 PM

I'm the climbing partner that animaleater mentioned in his original post. Let me tell ya folks, he's really on to something here. I used to take ghee and coconut oil in the morning both with and without coffee and I never felt the mental clarity... (more)

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by 4029 · about 19 hours ago

We're told MCTs are shunted straight to the liver via the portal vein. Does the liver have a biological limit to its capacity to handle MCTs? What happens to the MCTs if you consume too much too fast?

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Scratch 0 · March 23, 2013 at 3:06 AM

You throw up or get diarrhea. Steatorrhea, actually, diahrrea caused by eating too much fat. I don't know what the biological limit of the liver is, but that is the result of eating too much fat.

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by 952 · September 29, 2014 at 3:53 AM

Are there any studies on MCT oil and cholesterol? I read that coconut oil might raise cholesterol in some people, but that's because of lauric acid which is not a part of MCT oil.

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James_3 0 · March 03, 2013 at 7:07 PM

There are a few studies that don't see any impact. Example: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12353632 I personally don't think it would because it gets burned off so fast. However, the thing to remember about this is that everyone tends to... (more)

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by 5 · about 19 hours ago

I had been reading about ketones and how they are better energy for endurance runners since the body can use fat as a reliable and plentiful energy source. However, if I read correctly, it takes a while for your body to start producing them. I... (more)

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borofergie 0 · January 20, 2013 at 8:37 AM

I don't think VLC/Ketosis is any good until race duration goes above 2 hours, which for most people is the limit of glycogen stores. At one to two miles a large part of your performance is going to anaeorbic and glycogen fuelled, so I don't think... (more)

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by 30 · about 19 hours ago

Hello, I am searching for ways to hack and improve my general state, weightloss and how to provide enough energy for daily activities. At this very moment im feeling tired on the bike, exhausted and can't seem to find the power that i used... (more)

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greymouser 0 · January 17, 2013 at 6:24 PM

You cycle that much and I don't see you mentioning one dense carbohydrate source you consume. That is your problem. Comments: Stick with the coffee or not, but consider having a proper breakfast as you are expending a lot of calories... (more)

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by 26 · about 19 hours 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 252 · about 19 hours ago

Recently started sifting through all the articles on Carb Back-loading and taking notes. I started CBL this monday, and I can tell it will work. I get through my Body By Science workouts (Mon/Wed/Fri) with much more energy, and can keep my rest... (more)

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by 589 · about 19 hours ago

I drink coffee/tea all day long, not for energy but because I really really LOVE the taste. I've tried drinking black but it tends to upset my stomach. So I usually put a 1/4tsp of MCT/coconut oil and 1/4tsp ghee and sometimes a splash of... (more)

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MarcPH 0 · January 01, 2013 at 8:32 PM

If you want to be in a truly fasted state, for any reason other than insulin sensitivity, you cannot use oils or cream in your coffee. More than 10 or 15 calories and you are, technically, no longer fasting. If your goal is to promote insulin... (more)

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by 1336 · about 19 hours 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 252 · about 19 hours ago

Hey fellow PH'rs, I've got a few questions regarding the topics of IF/fasting in general, carb backloading, and the role of MCT's and BCAA's. I've been following the typical 16/8 protocol for the past few weeks, as well as low carbing it (roughly... (more)

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by 1173 · about 19 hours 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 2407 · about 19 hours ago

I do leangains 16/8 intermittent fasting, eating at 12pm and 8pm. I don't really have a problem with ravenous hunger in the morning, but have found taking 15g of coconut oil upon rising takes the edge off. I started doing it because I've read... (more)

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More_Butter_Please 0 · August 07, 2012 at 10:02 PM

I do 18/6 IF, and on some mornings I do exactly this, especially when I know I'm going to be physically active or on the go all day--I pound a shotglass of MCT oil. And I do it for all the same reasons, plus: E) I tend to poop infrequently on... (more)

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by 2640 · about 19 hours ago

I know this is a really strange question but I use about a tablespoon of MCT oil each morning in my coffee (decaf iced with butter and stevia) and lately have been noticing that about an hour or two after drinking it my hair smells very strongly... (more)

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Steve_Fowkes 0 · July 30, 2012 at 8:37 PM

MCT oil is not a natural oil. It is reconstructed by an industrial process. As a result, it has different properties that could produce your observed effects. First, it is extremely thin in viscosity compared to natural fats and could easily... (more)

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by 828 · about 19 hours ago

Hi everyone, wish I could offer a bounty for this right away because it is SO important :-( My uncle was recently diagnosed with esophageal cancer and had surgery to remove his esophagus. He is now on a feeding tube and probably will be for... (more)

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Ashley_Roze_ 0 · July 08, 2012 at 6:33 PM

I would check out GAPS soup recipes for nourishing feeding tube/ soup ideas. adding pastured egg yolks (you can make it in to a lightly cooked custard with cream if you are concerned about raw yolks) to the puree. Egg yolks are one of the most... (more)

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by 278 · about 19 hours ago

It may sound as if I'm too lazy to find this stuff on my own but that would be far from the truth. I've been to a bunch of stores and searched the net for a retailer. Nada. I think shopping on the net can be great but so is supporting local stores... (more)

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gimmeMoreLiver 0 · May 23, 2012 at 1:59 AM

I saw MCT oil at GNC on the upper east side across from Reebok this past weekend, I suspect they would be at other GNC's as well.

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by 404 · about 19 hours ago

What are short/medium chain triglyceride oils? I've never heard this term before. I use olive oil, butter and lard. Are any of these MCT? Where can I get a list of what oils are MCT and what the percentage is?

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Alex 0 · May 07, 2012 at 12:52 PM

Medium-chain triglycerides Coconut oil is mostly medium-chain triglycerides, and the stuff sold as "MCT oil" is derived from coconut oil.

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by 80 · about 19 hours ago

I'm a new paleo convert and am trying to get into ketosis (again) after a slip up last night. I've been low carb for a little over a month and have slipped up at least twice a week with carb binges. They seem to get more mild each time though. So... (more)

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Joshua_1 0 · March 29, 2012 at 2:04 AM

A tablespoon of coconut oil (it's semi-solid at room temperature) usually "clears the fog" so to speak, when carb-flu is encountered. The bright side is that it doesn't burn out in 30 minutes like a carb rush. That being said, it doesn't compare... (more)