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by 1418 · less than a minute ago

I will be ordering again from iherb today, and need some ideas, my staples are coconut oil, Apple cider vinegar, Soap bars, Vitamin D3 2000IU, Cod Liver Oil. Some new things that I am thinking of ordering are astaxanthin, Magnesium(which one is... (more)

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Wisper 0 · April 27, 2012 at 11:07 PM

Be careful with Magnesium or Zinc supplements. One (forgot which one) is usually mixed with calcium which inhibits absorption. I've been using ZMA, which is a patented mix of zinc and magnesium. Three pills before going to bed on an empty stomach... (more)

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by 531 · 1 minute ago

What do you think of the idea of drinking olive oil, say 400 calories' worth, at night if I'm still hungry? It's the cheapest calories I can get that seems reasonably healthy.

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VB 0 · April 26, 2012 at 5:24 AM

If I were you, I would have no more than one tablespoon or two. And you can add some shredded carrot. And sesame seeds. And it's a salad! Or you can add some baked/roasted sweet potatoes and parsnips. And beets. Just don't drink too much or it.... (more)

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by 1720 · 1 minute ago

It has 3 ingredients compared to many ingredients in other hair products. The ingredients are: Petrolatum. Mineral Oil. Fragrance (parfum). This is what EWG's Skin Deep sight... (more)

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Stefanie 0 · April 24, 2012 at 1:40 AM

Personally I would never not in a million years use a product with any of those 'ingredients' - especially when these days there are so many non-toxic alternatives. Petrolatum and mineral oil - talk about unsustainable. And 'fragrance' has a... (more)

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by 346 · 2 minutes ago

It's often said, both inside and outside the paleosphere, that soap and shampoo strip the skin and hair of beneficial oils and bacteria, leaving us aesthetically diminished in one way or another, reliant on expensive and unnatural chemicals and (I... (more)

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tdgor 0 · April 16, 2012 at 8:22 PM

This isn't a direct response to your question, which is whether no-poo/no-soap is physically healthier. This response is intended to point out that it may be socially damaging: keep in mind that some people may believe they don't smell when they... (more)

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by 85 · 2 minutes ago

Okay, here goes. I have found coconut oil cooking spray in the supermarket and was wondering if it was good to go. Ingredients read: coconut oil (65%), propane, butane. A few disclaimers here: I do not plan to use this as my main fat (see extra... (more)

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Sunshine 0 · April 13, 2012 at 2:39 AM

the propane and butane, which are a class of organic solvents, are probably there to keep the coconut oil in a liquid state. They also have a low boiling poit which should mean that they will evaporate rather quickly in a hot environment. But as... (more)

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by 423 · 4 minutes ago

Is there a list somewhere of seed oils? I keep reading on Paleo sites that seed oils shouldn't be used. What does this include? I'm assuming like soybean, etc. I also know that, obviously, seed oils come from seeds, but I'm looking for further... (more)

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greymouser 0 · March 30, 2012 at 1:45 PM

Soybean is a grain/legume oil. Just like rice bran oil would be a grain oil. Corn oil as well. Peanut oil is a legume oil. Seed oil is by definition from seeds. Indeed, flax is a seed (it's other name is linseed). Grapessed oil ... well, that one... (more)

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by 15 · 4 minutes ago

I've been following Ray Peat's advice pretty closely the past 2 weeks due to thyroid issues and am feeling a lot better. Staples include orange juice, 2% milk, eggs, some cheese, shellfish, some beef, potatoes, etc. Also will throw in some... (more)

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Senneth 0 · March 30, 2012 at 7:53 PM

I know I have heard this discussed, but after TONS of reading and podcasts, it all gets blurry. Its something to do with the increased milk/calcium speeding your metabolism up and burning through your vitamin A -or something like that. Watch Josh... (more)

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by 3742 · 6 minutes ago

How do you decide which of these to use when cooking?

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Nance 0 · March 18, 2012 at 6:43 AM

I buy a lot of CAFO beef due to limited funds; I use grassfed tallow with that. My primary use of coconut oil in cooking is for poultry; I melt the oil and brush it on the poultry skin. I used some last week for baking a whole fish, too, although... (more)

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by 5 · 6 minutes ago

So pumpkin seed oil- is it paleo?

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Beth_WeightMaven 0 · March 14, 2012 at 6:50 PM

I'm starting to think that the answer to the "is it paleo?" question is generally the same answer as the question "would you eat it if you made it yourself?" I'm sure there are exceptions, but in general, if the answer to the the second question... (more)

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by 10 · 7 minutes ago

I used coconut oil on my eyelids and next morning I had all the area around red, looks like it's burnt, and it feels like it. How can I cure it?

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KenS 0 · March 07, 2012 at 10:29 PM

A few months ago my gf broke out in a red rash all over her face after rubbing coconut oil everywhere. My simple method of skin care involves not putting anything on it at all other than water, period. No soaps, creams, oils, lotions,... (more)

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by 2049 · 7 minutes ago

I use 'light and mild' olive oil to make mayonnaise. Someone has suggested it is not healthy. What do you all think?

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Sean_Abbott 0 · March 06, 2012 at 10:57 AM

I think the important thing is to use real olive oil, in other words the expensive stuff. Make sure it passes the fridge test (it should get slushy after four or five days in the fridge). Most mainstream OOs don't. I tried three or four, and none... (more)

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by 5 · 8 minutes ago

Can anyone point me towards any literature that outlines the differences between the oils (omega 3 and 6 content etc.). Could swear down that I've seen something but can't for the life of me remember where. This is all to try and answer the... (more)

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Chris_27 0 · February 29, 2012 at 4:18 PM

MDA FTW. http://www.marksdailyapple.com/healthy-oils/#axzz1nmwEutpC

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by 678 · 9 minutes ago

I've been living in India for a few months now and eating Paleo is a challenge, to say the least. Chicken, mutton and fish are my only protein options, so I've included dairy out of desperation. The rural village I live in has cows so the paneer,... (more)

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Lady_Arwen 0 · March 03, 2012 at 3:11 PM

Recommendations I tell all my vegetarian friends: 1000 grams each of EPA and DHA through lemon flavor fish oil/ per day - both must be taken with food. A lot of vegetarians will take this because they understand the benefit. 1 Teaspoon virgin... (more)

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by 1997 · 10 minutes ago

Saw a can of "tea seed oil" in the grocery store today. Some of the copy on the can also extolled the virtues of "healthy saturated fats" (and of itself, of course), so I was intrigued by that and its high smoke point. Every paleo-oriented post... (more)

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JRAC 0 · February 16, 2012 at 3:37 PM

Not as bad as canola oil but coconut oil or butter would be better. Simples.

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by 8 · 10 minutes ago

Is Trader Joe's Organic Virgin Coconut Oil Unrefined or Refined???

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GB_1 0 · May 21, 2012 at 1:56 AM

I went and got 5 bottles today.

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by 548 · 12 minutes ago

I know that you're not supposed to use olive oil for frying because it doesn't do well with high temperatures. SO, why do so many recipes for roasted veggies/kale chips/yam fries call for coating your veggies with olive oil and the sticking them... (more)

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Paleo_Designer 0 · February 02, 2012 at 2:39 AM

The oil itself doesn't get up to 400 degrees in the oven---just the temperature inside the oven gets that high. But when you fry something, the fryer oil DOES get very hot.

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by 2379 · 13 minutes ago

Hi folks, I'm currently on an elimination diet and tried bertolli extra virgin olive oil yesterday. (I know, it's not the most trustworthy brand) This experiment resulted in severe diarrhea. Strangely, olive oil is actually not a common food... (more)

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Wcc_Kamal_Stabby_fan 0 · January 27, 2012 at 6:16 PM

Beware of fake olive oil. http://www.nypost.com/p/entertainment/food/the_snake_oil_r1ZG4GxaSxXjfi9FOgMJCK#ixzz1i203psEo (more)

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by 10 · 14 minutes ago

Does anyone know of a reputable source for MCT Oil? I'm looking to add it into my diet, but I want the good stuff..

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PatternMatching 0 · January 20, 2012 at 6:17 PM

Pharmaceutical grade baby... MCT Oil Not made from corn like some MCT oils -- from coconuts. For those that object because coconut oil seems functionally appropriate, I prefer MCT oil in my smoothies over coconut oil because it is pretty bland... (more)

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by 120 · 14 minutes ago

I just received in the mail my order of wonderlab Super Omega 3, Molecularly Distilled Pharmaceutical Grade EPA 300mg. DHA 200mg. Everything looked good after doing a bunch of research: high dha and epa, cold processed, free of heavy metals,... (more)

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Rogue_Nutritionist 0 · January 18, 2012 at 7:21 PM

I just take the liquid straight from a bottle...no added ingredients, and much more economical!

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by 46 · 15 minutes ago

I recently bought some olive oil that came in a large can and that was very clear when I opened it and poured it out. What does the clarity of olive oil say about its quality? It claimed to be "olive oil" 100% on the tin and the remaining... (more)

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coprophagous 0 · January 29, 2012 at 7:55 AM

the experts say most olive oil is diluted with cheap oil they say its so organized that every thing out of Italy is suspect. in the USA light olive oil legally doesnt have to be made of olive oil. you probably need to do some research befor ever... (more)

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by 2231 · 17 minutes ago

Easy question, do not think too much into it- which makes you feel best? Plant, Dairy or animal. I am not asking your lactose tolerance, nor am I asking what a PubMed search reflects the best fat to be or what some blogger says you need to... (more)

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Jonesey 0 · January 05, 2012 at 3:29 PM

Animal makes me feel the best

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by 157 · 17 minutes ago

Hi to all,which is a good place to buy edible coconut oil online???

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James_3 0 · January 04, 2012 at 7:24 PM

A lot of good suggestions here. But something additional to remember. Make sure you can stand the taste of whatever brand you're buying BEFORE you buy that 60 gallon barrel from them... :)

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by 1667 · 17 minutes ago

Who here has used coconut oil for deep frying I'm thinking of opening that vat of coconut oil from tropical traditions to make wings tonight. What else is good in fried coconut oil that you've made?

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Christopher_Gagnon 0 · December 31, 2011 at 2:15 AM

I deep fried sweet potatoes in coconut oil, and they were terrific--coconut oil is great for frying, it really holds up well. I did it in a saucepan, but have since purchased a small "Fry Daddy," which I hope to try soon. My stove is pretty iffy... (more)

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by 552 · 19 minutes ago

Looking for cheap high quality fish oil. preferably a big jar with soft capsules. I live in the Netherlands. Any suggestions for brands or stores ?

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Jan_1 0 · December 17, 2011 at 2:34 PM

I would just eat the fish and especially their eggs and roe, they quality is easier judged by your nose anyways. I dont trust processed fish oils.

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by 453 · 19 minutes ago

It could be exams, but I have zero culinary creativity right now. Give me ideas!

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Albert_2 0 · December 14, 2011 at 3:47 AM

Everything. ;) Seriously, it will really come down to your personal taste insofar as what foods you think benefit most from having a bit of a coconut flavor. Which will also depend on which brand of coconut oil you use -- some have more flavor... (more)

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