I currently use Duck fat, due to good flavor and good heat tolerance. Clarified butter and coconut oils seem to not be able to take as much heat, i am a bit worried oils burning and smoking. But Duck fat has about as much pufa as olive oil.
I was wondering if you can throw off your omega balance by using high omega-6 oils on your skin? Also is it important to make sure they aren't rancid? My partner uses a salve she makes with olive oil on her hands and also rubs a oil blend on her... (more)
I NEVER eat nuts with cottonseed oil -- but today there was nothing else to eat at work. Now my tummy is making some scary noises--within like 20 mins. Has anyone ever has this happen to them and what did you do to CURE IT QUICK!! OUCH!
I bought some bottles of Carlson fish oil. But I bought way too many. What's the best way to ensure that they will not go rancid or become oxidized? Supposedly, if you store fish oil (especially fish oil capsules) at room temperature, they can... (more)
Always refrigerate It.....I asked patients to freeze them too. And remember always keep away from light. That is why olive oil avocado oil and macadamemia nut oil comes in dark containers. Coconut oil does not need any of that.
I have a family member who INSISTS on using the cheap, crappy cooking oil sprays that contain cannola and oy lechitin to prepare meat, even when I have plenty of butter, coconut oil and olive oil in the house. Unfortunately, this person also does... (more)
There is a link between them! High quantities of earl gray (the bergamot oil is the culprit) makes it hard for the body to absorb potassium...As soon as I stoped drinking 4 cups of it a day I have noticed that muscles dont feel as tight or... (more)
John Durant and I are coming up with something big and we need your help. What are your favorite resources for getting educated about soybean oil? Blog posts, papers, websites, anything good... (more)
I've heard pros and cons on Canola oil. Any suggestions. Thx David New to paleo. Age 68 and have lost 9-10 lbs in 9 weeks No indigestion. Sleep good. lots of energy. I like going to gym even more than i did because I have much more energy... (more)
Make sure the fish oil you take is not concentrated. This is very important. If it is, it will something like: concentrated marine lipids or concentrated fish oil. As I understand, anchovies and sardines are even lower on the food chain than any... (more)
Just want to start by saying that I???ve learned so much here and that the 1st 6 weeks of Paleo have been good. It???s clearly a lifestyle that I want to continue for the rest of my life. Many of the posts here indicate how important it is to... (more)
First, I should mention that although I am a Political Science major, there is a great gaping hole in my education where biology should be. so please keep your answer very simple. I discussed the Paleo Diet with my doctor, and referred her to a... (more)
Which is the optimum fat? Coconut has barely anything going for it in terms of vitamins and minerals but it's loaded with saturated fat, and has various antifungal and antiviral properties. Butter is shunned by many because it's dairy, but it has... (more)
Been making homemade ghee a lot lately. So excited about this For those of you not familiar with ghee, it is essentially clarified butter (butter with the milk solids lactose & casein removed). The end result is a golden yellowy/orangish... (more)
I am currently consuming a high calorie diet to keep up with my activities and never much bothered to track my daily food intake until yesterday. First thing I noticed is that I am consuming a total of 130-150 grams of saturated fat most of it... (more)
Is organic palm fruit oil paleo? A Paleo friend of mine turned me onto Justin's all-natural classic almond butter. http://www.justinsnutbutter.com/products.php It comes in these cute little single serving size portable squeese packets. I... (more)
Mark Sisson did a post on palm oil: link text
I guess this is one of those nitty-gritty questions. I have ruined more sponges than I can count when cleaning up after coconut oil in pots and pans (stainless steel and cast iron). How do you clean it up? I really find it to be a big... (more)
First, let me apologize if this has been covered before. By my family has recently come over to paleo nutrition after my strict adherence for about 6 months. With that, we have made the decision to have my 2 year old eat paleo as well with the... (more)
From my understanding of why we take Fish Oil, it's to balance out the damage we have previously done to our bodies with too much Omega 6. If she has always eaten grassfed meat and does not have too much Omega 6 in her body, she shouldn't really... (more)
I've been making my own mayonnaise for years, but since switching to a more ancestrally-appropriate diet, I've found that making mayo with olive oil doesn't quite do it for me. I want my mayonnaise to taste like Duke's, not like Il Duce's. I've... (more)
Chris Masterjohn says Macadamia oil. He knows more about oil than the Rockefellers.
I need to use a neutral-flavored oil for some sauces I'm considering. What are some Paleo choices? I was originally going to use grapeseed oil, but don't want a very refined and O6-heavy option if I can help it.
I've been doing a very low-carb ketogenic style of paleo (for specific reasons that aren't relevant here) and have been supplementing with various vitamins and minerals that I might be lacking. I know that certain nutrients can only be... (more)
How bad is canola oil? Most canola oil is genetically modified. Some is processed using hexane. But it is possible to obtain organic (not genetically modified) canola that is made using only pressure and mild heat (around 100 degrees F which is... (more)
I'm ditching olive oil based salad dressing. What can I substitute for it? Here's what I've brainstormed so far: Coconut oil. Pro- Tastes good. Con- Might make me feel queasy at times. Also, I'm already eating lots of saturated fat, and I... (more)
I see websites saying butter goes 'bad' after a few months in the fridge. How do I know if my butter has gone 'bad?' To me, it can sit in there for a year and still taste, smell, and look exactly the same as when I bought it. They say it goes... (more)
Eva, If you are buying salted butter, you are not going to know it is rancid until you cook with it and your food tastes "off". Unsalted, pastured butter will be really golden yellow (lots of VitD in it is the payoff), and will taste terrible... (more)
I would like to get my kids to eat more fat. They don't like coconut oil, but I slipped it into a smoothie today. They thought there was something wrong with it...'what did I put into it?,' they said. I give them bacon which they do like. ... (more)
Fatty meats would be my first move. Most kids instinctively like the fat on the outer edge of lamb chops and steak, and a good pork roast with generous crackling is a winner! Fatty fish like salmon is a good plan, too. Avocado is good, but if... (more)