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by 5853 · less than a minute ago

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.

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Antti 0 · May 10, 2011 at 1:43 PM

I use avocado oil for almost all cooking, as it works great with my wok. I mostly cook with my wok, as I have a gas stove, and regular pans lose their coating pretty quickly with has stoves. I like the flavor of coconut oil, but for some reason it... (more)

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by 600 · less than a minute ago

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)

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zoomia 0 · June 07, 2011 at 6:41 PM

I'm a hobbyist potion maker, which is to say that I make all my own soap, shampoo, conditioner, and lotion. The soap is lye soap, but I use commercial surfactants and emulsifiers for the other stuff. I would say don't worry. Your skin doesn't... (more)

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by 974 · less than a minute ago

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!

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Shari_Bambino 0 · May 03, 2011 at 9:53 PM

Could be either. In the future eat soaked/sprouted nuts as they tend to be much gentler on the tummy. Lose the cottonseed oil all together. Yuck. I don't know much that can help you right now. I agree that if you have some probiotics or... (more)

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by 5132 · 1 minute ago

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)

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The_Quilt 0 · April 28, 2011 at 12:40 AM

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.

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by 236 · 1 minute ago

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)

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by 1471 · 2 minutes ago

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)

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Rock_Paper_Shirley 0 · April 02, 2011 at 3:47 PM

This is interesting to me because I take HBP meds (enalapril) that can concentrate the level of potassium in the body to dangerous levels. I am not supposed to use the "light salt" (KNa, aka Sylvite) because it's half potassium. I've been... (more)

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by 56606 · 2 minutes ago

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)

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Stabby 0 · April 01, 2011 at 2:41 AM

Well just so you know this is going to be a very frustrating fight. For one, if we want to implicate a food we need to observe the deleterious effects of its constituent nutrients. The main reason why soy oil is death is the massive linoleic acid... (more)

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by 0 · 2 minutes ago

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)

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Gary_W 0 · March 26, 2011 at 9:33 PM

Canola oil is terrible. It is not real food, and should not be consumed by humans. The main problems with canola oil are: Canola oil is banned by the FDA in infant formula because it was shown in some animal studies to retard growth, and it's... (more)

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by 15226 · 2 minutes ago

any thoughts? I know the basic difference between them but Im curious if anyone has any specific experience with one vs the other? thanks!

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John_J__Collins 0 · June 14, 2011 at 4:44 AM

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)

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by 78417 · 3 minutes ago

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)

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Jack_Kronk 0 · March 18, 2011 at 7:57 PM

Laura, Great first question. FCLO has some Omega3, but it's such a small dose that I wouldn't count on much from this. That's more for A/D and if you get their blend with the butter oil mixed in there then you get a bit of K2 as well. For O3, I... (more)

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by 0 · 3 minutes ago

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)

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Stabby 0 · March 08, 2011 at 4:14 PM

No it is not. Both of those oils contain an inordinate amount of omega 6 linoleic acid which causes inflammation, oxidative stress, interferes with thyroid signaling, decreases testosterone, and is in many cases a carcinogen. The lower the omega 6... (more)

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by 1146 · 3 minutes ago

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)

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Stabby 0 · March 04, 2011 at 11:49 PM

I wouldn't get all of my fat from coconut because it has some linoleic acid which is undesirable from a tissue HUFA composition standpoint whereas arachidonic acid is better so long as we have enough DHA. Linoleic acid causes a DHA deficiency.... (more)

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by 18412 · 4 minutes ago

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)

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Resurgent 0 · February 23, 2011 at 5:42 PM

1) Use unsalted pastured butter to make regular ghee, salted butter will leave a salty taste. 2) The light brown fried milk solids - They are a wonderful treat if you eat dairy. Mixed with a spoon of honey, they make a great dessert, full of... (more)

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by 1146 · 4 minutes ago

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)

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Paul_1 0 · February 20, 2011 at 11:11 PM

Well, I eat around 3500 calories a day. At 60-70% fat that's 2100-2450 calories from fat. Most of that is from eggs, butter, meat, and coconut. So I'm probably getting 100-150g from saturated just like you. I am not the slightest bit worried... (more)

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by 1103 · 5 minutes ago

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)

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AllergyDoc 0 · January 20, 2011 at 7:54 PM

Mark Sisson did a post on palm oil: link text

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by 480 · 6 minutes ago

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)

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gone2croatan 0 · December 30, 2010 at 7:17 PM

I keep a ton of cheap kitchen towels around that I wipe the pan with after dumping the oil, which saves the sponge and makes cleanup easier. I toss them in the wash with the napkins and dog towels and all the other scuzzy stuff. Easy and more... (more)

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by 75 · 6 minutes ago

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)

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sherpamelissa 0 · December 07, 2010 at 8:37 PM

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)

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by 6550 · 6 minutes ago

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)

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AlanBeall 0 · December 03, 2010 at 3:15 PM

Chris Masterjohn says Macadamia oil. He knows more about oil than the Rockefellers.

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by 1138 · 6 minutes ago

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.

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ben61820 0 · December 01, 2010 at 4:50 PM

refined coconut oil is neutral as far as flavor. i buy and eat unrefined but it does indeed taste and smell like coconut. Get the refined version and you'll be good to go. Here are both the refined and unrefined Spectrum options which are all that... (more)

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by 195 · 7 minutes ago

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)

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Kamal 0 · November 09, 2010 at 3:34 AM

The answer is here: http://www.ajcn.org/cgi/content/abstract/80/2/396 In short, you get substantially more vitamin absorption after a small serving of fat (e.g. 6 grams) than after no fat. But if you take in a whopping (and normal to paleos)... (more)

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by 20787 · 7 minutes ago

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)

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Lacey 0 · November 01, 2010 at 8:23 AM

I've read in several sources that even "cold pressed" canola is rancid because the pressing process generates its own heat due to the friction of pressing. It then has to be bleached and refined to get rid of the rancid smell. The fact that it's... (more)

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by 24523 · 7 minutes ago

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)

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mari 0 · October 31, 2010 at 10:39 PM

macadamia nut oil is lower in pufas and n-6 than olive oil. It's a bit expensive, but it's what I use. Even though I don't really eat salads anymore...

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by 20787 · 7 minutes ago

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)

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Cheryl___Diabetes_Bootcamp 0 · October 05, 2010 at 5:19 AM

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)

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by 5 · 7 minutes ago

After reading many paleo recipes and reading the restrictions and foods to avoid. I'm confused why olive oil is allowed but milk is not?

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Eva 0 · October 03, 2010 at 3:51 PM

Scientifically, many people have shown considerable allergies and gut problems from consumption of milk. Many people do not have sufficient quantities of the enzyme to digest milk after childhood. Historically, milk was probably not a common... (more)

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by 2261 · 8 minutes ago

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)

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Girl_Gone_Primal 0 · August 13, 2010 at 9:55 AM

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)

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