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by 2282 · June 13, 2014 at 09:07 AM

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 09:05 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 · May 05, 2014 at 10:56 PM

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 · January 08, 2014 at 07:53 AM

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 15 · November 14, 2013 at 07:09 AM

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 · September 16, 2013 at 10:28 AM

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 2401 · August 10, 2013 at 01:21 AM

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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BGottfried 0 · June 28, 2013 at 12:39 PM

Never tried straight MCT, but from what I understand, since it's so easily digested, if you take it straight, it'll run right through you. Can you try combining it with meals in both cases (not just lunch) and see if things clear up?

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by 10 · June 25, 2013 at 08:50 PM

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 04:27 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 2401 · February 07, 2014 at 03:07 PM

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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Ashleyb0415 0 · February 07, 2014 at 04:22 AM

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by 3967 · March 23, 2013 at 03:06 AM

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 03:06 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 · March 03, 2013 at 07:07 PM

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 07:07 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 · February 03, 2013 at 06:17 PM

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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miked_2 0 · February 03, 2013 at 06:17 PM

While 1 and 2 mile seems like a long distance compared to the rest of the track events (I used to be a 1 and 2 miler, so I know how it feels), it's still a very glycolytic event, so you're going to be relying on muscle glycogen and need to work on... (more)

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by 30 · March 11, 2014 at 01:29 AM

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 06:24 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 · May 07, 2014 at 06:39 PM

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

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Janknitz 0 · May 07, 2014 at 06:39 PM

Use egg white.

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by 252 · January 10, 2013 at 07:04 AM

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 · January 29, 2013 at 10:22 PM

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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Kim_30 0 · January 01, 2013 at 08:14 PM

I don't see a problem as long as the caffeine isn't affecting your sleep.

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by 1321 · January 06, 2014 at 06:41 PM

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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dennzio 0 · March 23, 2013 at 02:39 PM

Dumbasses...just drink coffee or tea and eat real food.

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by 252 · December 09, 2012 at 04:23 AM

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 1163 · March 09, 2014 at 03:45 AM

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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fredmull 0 · March 08, 2014 at 11:35 PM

Well, I put coconut oil and either kerrygold or macadamia nut oil. Gives a nice flavor.

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by 2401 · September 09, 2012 at 06:57 AM

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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Robert_9 0 · September 09, 2012 at 06:57 AM

it stops being a fast when you eat (consume calories) I do 24-30 our fasts once a week, and I drink water, I don't feel any hunger, then again I am keto-adapted. I heard than an intake of more than what was it 75 calories ends a fast?

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by 2630 · July 31, 2012 at 10:31 AM

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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raydawg 0 · July 31, 2012 at 10:31 AM

You can get the same effect from lots of things you ingest or vice versa. There's an old experiment where you cut a clove of garlic in half and rub it on your palm, then a few minutes later, you can smell garlic on your breath. Other folks... (more)

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by 817 · July 17, 2012 at 04:42 PM

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 06:33 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 · May 23, 2012 at 01:59 AM

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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More_Butter_Please 0 · May 22, 2012 at 07:07 PM

I looked all over for it, too, with no luck. So buy mine online from Super Supplements (they're local to me here in Seattle, but their retail stores never seem to have MCT oil on the shelves). I buy enough at one time to qualify for free shipping... (more)

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by 405 · July 09, 2013 at 03:11 PM

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 · April 12, 2012 at 11:13 AM

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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AQ808_1 0 · April 12, 2012 at 11:13 AM

Before I really got into this I was drinking a lot of sugary drinks and eating candy. I tried to go cold turkey straight to water and restricted carbs and had immediate withdrawal symptoms. So what I did is get a granola to have a serving from in... (more)

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by 2368 · March 20, 2012 at 04:00 PM

Hi hackers, I'm aware that a low liver glycogen level inhibits T4 to T3 conversion and therefore may lead to symptoms of hypothyroidism. But is there a connection between the level of ketones in the blood and thyroid function? Suppose somebody... (more)

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Jeff__1 0 · March 20, 2012 at 03:36 PM

"Despite not being depleted of liver glycogen," 50-100g is pretty low, and ketones do not refill liver glycogen. So you may be pretty close to depleted if you're active. edit: I don't believe that ketones themselves cause the lowered... (more)