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by 129 · September 07, 2014 at 12:45 PM

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 3 · August 25, 2014 at 1:09 PM

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 0 · August 18, 2014 at 2:16 AM

I've been on the Paleo plan for about a week and it's amazing. The scale is going down, I'm able to work out harder, and I get better sleep. It's tough to not eat out for lunch because of work. How many of you adhere to strict guidelines of only... (more)

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schultz 0 · August 14, 2014 at 1:44 PM

It's interesting to note that PUFA consumption has increased quite a bit in the last 100 years. According to the government numbers..."The absolute level of polyunsaturated fatty acids increased more than two and a half times from 13 grams in 1909... (more)

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by 0 · July 15, 2014 at 11:20 PM

Oil like refined sunflower or canola are completely odor free, no smell whatsoever. But my refined coconut and palm olein do have some smell. Difficult to describe the smell, the smell is not disgusting or unplesant and its not even pleasant? The... (more)

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by 0 · July 01, 2014 at 6:14 AM

I was in the gas station and I noticed nuts coated with Cacao powder. Of couse they used a none paleo friendly oil but it was something I wanted to do at home. I've already soaked and dehydrated the nuts. I'm not very good at making recipes, so I... (more)

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moors 0 · July 01, 2014 at 6:14 AM

melt some cocoa butter, add some natural cocoa powder and some carob extract(which is something like molasses) or honey, mix and cover over nutsOr if you have cacao powder, just mix with some honey or carob extract and cover over nuts.

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by 0 · April 30, 2014 at 9:57 AM

I've read a lot about the benefits, and I'm wondering about your opinions on them. If you have any knowledge to share about these three oils, that would be wonderful, especially if you've tried any or all at some point, too. Anyway, extra... (more)

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Robert_13 0 · April 30, 2014 at 9:54 AM

I've found I prefer to have my fat with food rather than by itself, so veggies cooked in plenty of olive oil or lard, when I eat an avocado i fill up the scooped out pip hole with avocado oil, I do sometimes take some coconut oil on a long walk... (more)

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by 0 · March 23, 2014 at 7:41 PM

For most of my cooking, I use olive oil, butter, or coconut oil. On occasion we'll have some lard, but I'm not too experienced with it. Coconut oil seems to be a good choice for high temperature cooking because saturated fats are more stable... (more)

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Fatfeaster 0 · March 23, 2014 at 7:41 PM

I've also been using avocado oil for high temps, but recently I've read in paleo cookbooks that it should only be used cold. I'm not sure why.

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by 777 · March 10, 2014 at 6:56 PM

I'm confused about PUFA's, obviously industrial hard to extract seed oils & hydrogenated stuff are bad, but there's studies showing PUFA's can reverse atherosclerosis, promote membrane fluidity when compared to MUFAs & SFAs. I keep... (more)

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wtfgod 0 · March 10, 2014 at 6:54 PM

Pufas aren't bad... -they become bad when hydrogenated -they become bad when oxidized (far easier than SFA) The reason you hear a lot of people say that you should limit it and that it causes inflammation is because people -... (more)

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by 286 · March 10, 2014 at 2:51 PM

Can people recommend a type and brand of oil that they like for their mayo? I have tried avocado oil and it gives the oil a green tint, which might be ideal for upcoming St. Patrick's day, but it's not appetizing for tuna fish. My goto now... (more)

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joanna_4 0 · March 10, 2014 at 3:29 AM

i use bariani extra virgin olive oil. i love the taste of it even if it is strong. i only use 2 tbsp at a time.

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by 0 · January 15, 2014 at 2:03 PM

I'd like suggestions for cooking oils that are healthy, I used olive oil in the past but after coming across articles regarding mixing of oils by the mafia (http://www.foodrenegade.com/your-extravirgin-olive-oil-fake/), I've been avoiding... (more)

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NickBourbs 0 · January 15, 2014 at 7:18 AM

California produced olive oils are great. My favorites are California Olive Ranch, and Napa Valley Organics. Very affordable for the quality you get. But don't cook with those, just use for drssing/finishing dishes. Cooking: Ghee,... (more)

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by 75 · November 14, 2013 at 7:09 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 583 · October 22, 2013 at 3:17 PM

I keep hearing about red palm oil. What are the benefits of it? What about palm kernel oil? Should I consider putting a jar of either of these next to my oil collection? (which rarely includes anything but EEVO, Coconut oil, and butter...)

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gwedmerl 0 · October 17, 2013 at 12:45 AM

I add about 1 TBSP to smoothies for the vitamin E content (150% RDA). There are a ton of different vitamin Es and this has all of them in good quantities, whereas supplements and grains usually have predominantly one type. I don't use it in... (more)

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by 220 · September 16, 2014 at 7:46 PM

Hey all, i have been reading alot about BPA and other hazardous chemicals found within in linings of tin cans. bottles etc. Now to achieve an optimal balance of n3 to n6 it makes sense to consume fish. Now the fish i get is mainly canned. I eat... (more)

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Katherine 0 · June 02, 2012 at 11:17 AM

It sounds like your main concern is reducing BPA exposure as other toxins (ie mercury/pcbs) appear not to be a concern with most wild fish. Obviously to reduce the risks associated with mercury we should avoid shark, narwal, whale, king mackeral,... (more)

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by 68 · September 16, 2014 at 7:53 PM

So I was wondering how much coconut oil(or oil in general) do you use in a week? Since this is my first week paleo I just realized that I may be using a jar of coconut oil a week. Does that seem like a lot? Thanks.

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Laurie_8 0 · September 05, 2012 at 6:13 PM

I go through *a 16 oz jar of coconut oil in about a month *a 16 oz bottle of olive oil each week (mayos, dressing, etc) *2 lbs of farm fresh/pastured butter each month My family of 4 eats paleo

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by 15 · September 16, 2014 at 8:13 PM

A few months ago I purchased coconut oil from Amazon. The brand name is "Coco Choice" - Extra Virgin Coconut Oil. They say it's Organic and produced in Sri Lanka. Since I don't live in the US there are many brands like nutiva or others that seem... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · September 02, 2013 at 6:46 AM

If you are new to coconut oil and ingest too much too fast, it can cause a lot of gastrointestinal distress. That doesn't mean anything is wrong with the coconut oil. It should be pure white when solid, clear when liquid, and have a pleasant,... (more)

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by 8 · September 16, 2014 at 8:13 PM

Went and bought some refined coconut oil because I heard it's the healthiest and found out after I purchased it that virgin coconut oil is (supposedly) much healthier, however I've heard some people say it doesn't matter, the only thing different... (more)

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greymouser 0 · August 28, 2013 at 6:23 PM

Personally, I'm in favor of extra virgin coconut oil, but for refined it depends how it's refined. I'm definitely in the camp that believes extra virgin coconut oil is best for health, but there may be other reasons you want to use refined coconut... (more)

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by 1353 · September 16, 2014 at 8:13 PM

Is best for tendon/joint irritation? Or does it matter? (Wild Salmon, cod, sardine, etc etc etc)

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Zachary_Taylor_MA 0 · August 27, 2013 at 2:38 AM

For joints, you want to be consuming high quality fish oil along with regular consumption of collagen-based foods such as broths and stocks. With regard to finding a high quality fish oil, I don't find the type of fish is of too much importance,... (more)

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by 0 · September 16, 2014 at 8:12 PM

I purchase a bathing soap that contains rice bran oil. I know to avoid rice bran oil for cooking and eating purposes, but what do you think about it as an ingredient in bar soap. Should I still stay away? I know it has high PUFA levels. Thoughts? (more)

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by 0 · September 16, 2014 at 8:11 PM

my (plastic) container of coconut oil from KTC is refined, but not hydrogenated. its not in the fridge. right now its warm outside and I was baking a lot these days - yesterday my coconut oil got really fluid and yellow, not white anymore. is it... (more)

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by 0 · September 16, 2014 at 8:11 PM

I just used Crest 3D white strips with great white teeth results. If I start oil pulling again, with coconut oil, will it mess up my results?

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by 15 · September 16, 2014 at 8:11 PM

We are on the GAPS diet, which emphasises the importance of ferments as well as fats. The problem is, if coconut oil is antibacterial/viral, wont it nix the probiotics in the ferments we are eating at any meal? I like to put it in a smoothie... (more)

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Lily_4 0 · July 11, 2013 at 7:51 PM

I really liked the top-voted answer here.

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by 221 · September 16, 2014 at 8:11 PM

I am aware of the need to avoid excessive polyunsaturated fats in foods. I was just wondering what exactly is considered a high PUFA food? Eggs and poultry are high in PUFA compared to beef or lamb. Would they be considered a PUFA food? Do... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · July 09, 2013 at 2:13 PM

Only refined isolated omega-6 PUFAs are problematic in my opinion. You can't really overeating omega-6 PUFA from whole foods, without significantly distorting one's diet.

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by 615 · September 16, 2014 at 8:11 PM

Hi guys, Sonne's Old Fashioned cod liver oil , is something ive been eyeing, its way more affordable than FCLO, and is processed without chemicals or heat "purified by molecular distillation" has anyone consumed this or switched to it from... (more)

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DopeFiend 0 · July 09, 2013 at 10:55 AM

This sounds very good. I too was wary of the FLCO considering that there seems to be only one source. The recommendations I saw on a lot of the blogs, as well as on the WPF websited seemed like clever marketing. As far as I am aware FLCO is prone... (more)

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by 10 · September 16, 2014 at 8:10 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 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 5 · September 16, 2014 at 8:10 PM

There have been some studies released that suggest that tocotrienols inhibit the HMG-COA Reductase mevalonate pathway. Statin drugs have been identified as having the same effect in that, they may both evidently inhibit the production of COQ10.... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · June 18, 2013 at 3:13 PM

I'd argue the benefits of tocotriene vitamin E probably outweighs inhibition towards HMG-CoA reductase. Balance is key, whenever you reduce variety in diet, you're going to run into issues like this. Unless you're using virgin red palm oil... (more)