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by 281 · 1 minute ago

In order to season the carbon fiber wok that I just purchased, the factory recommends cooking Canola, Peanut, or Vegetable oil until it begins to smoke, rubbing it in with a paper towel as this occurs, and then letting it cool. My question is... (more)

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CD 0 · October 08, 2012 at 7:00 PM

I don't think it would be a problem. I know a lot of "pre-seasoned" are actually using linseed oil. I wouldn't eat linseed oil, so I'd rather not season my pan with it. But it likely means that there are very trace amounts which get into your... (more)

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by 357 · 1 minute ago

I am wondering if anyone has had experience using olive oil on their skin? Does it clog your pores? Has anyone tried shaving with it? I am trying to get rid of as many chemical products as possible, are there uses anyone would suggest? I want to... (more)

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TCM 0 · September 22, 2012 at 1:48 PM

I haven't tried olive oil, but coconut oil on your skin is awesome. I've used it to moisturize my face and have never broken out from it.

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by 476 · 2 minutes ago

Looks good in theory, with the high vit A precursors that will work better with the fat(than a carrot) and vit E which is found to be decreased in sebum of acne sufferers. Anything im missing?

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Matt_11 0 · September 11, 2012 at 1:39 AM

Big question, are carotenes and tocopherols transdermally absorbed? Magic Google 8-Ball says: "results mixed."

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by 496 · 3 minutes ago

hi refined or virgin coconut oil for acne use on the skin and dry skin problems? which is better for those problems? Thanks

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Chelsea__1 0 · October 04, 2012 at 1:28 PM

Extra virgin nutiva or DME coconut oil works wonders on my acne. Have a super inflamed face somedays so I exfoliate, apply apple cider vinegar as a toner and finish off with liberal amounts of coconut oil on my face and neck. Pimples/acne gone... (more)

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by 25 · 3 minutes ago

I never cook with coconut oil because I don't like the taste with savory foods. But, at night, I crave coconut oil. I always have some "coconut bark" (frozen coconut oil with 85% dark chocolate melted in and raw almonds) and sometimes that... (more)

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Carl_D 0 · September 05, 2012 at 7:49 AM

If you're eating it with chocolate and almonds, no wonder you're craving it :p Maybe it's a symptom of your body getting used to fat metabolism, and you are craving the MCT's in coconut oil to help move it along. Or maybe you just love it so much... (more)

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by 190 · 3 minutes ago

So, my FIL died suddenly Jan 31 and we inherited his dog. She has some skin issues, a ton of allergies and thinks that strangers are here to kill her. (let's just say FIL was "shy" and she didn't get exposed to many people) otherwise, she's a... (more)

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chnola 0 · August 27, 2012 at 2:43 PM

Before supplementing, I'd have a look at what you're feeding her. My ten year old dog has NO health or emotional issues. He was a mess, including a heartworm infestation, when we adopted him. We transitioned him to a combination raw and EVO (a dry... (more)

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by 5 · 5 minutes ago

If this has already been asked, sorry! I couldn't find it anywhere. Anyway.. I have been wondering for some time now why vegetable oil seems to be shunned in this community, along with canola oil. I have often seen them referred to as... (more)

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BoneBrothFast 0 · August 03, 2012 at 4:07 PM

http://www.marksdailyapple.com/healthy-oils/ http://www.marksdailyapple.com/dear-mark-canola-oil/ You can make coconut oil at home if you really needed to. But it's much easier to go to a store and buy it. And this is why health-conscious people... (more)

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by 115 · 5 minutes ago

I finally decided to go off the pill (been on for the last 5 years, age 20-25) in an attempt to clean up my body. My gyno put me on the pill because of my painful periods, frequent yeast infections and I heard it would calm my mild breakouts.... (more)

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Jackie_4 0 · July 29, 2012 at 7:10 PM

I went off the pill a little over a year ago after a 7 year stint. I have to say that the transition was really great, though my period was infrequent for the first 4-5 months, it came back and was normal after that. I did supplement vitamin D... (more)

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by 0 · 6 minutes ago

I saw solid coconut oil being sold in a bulk box of 35lbs for like $45 at The Web Restaurant Store meant for use with popcorn. They had both solid and solid white. But even with googling it, I couldn't find out whether you could use it for other... (more)

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Red_Robin 0 · July 27, 2012 at 11:34 PM

Best avoided - It sounds as if it could be hydogenated if it is sold boxed - "The melting point of hydrogenated coconut oil is 97???104 ??F (36???40 ??C)"wikipedia.

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by 45 · 6 minutes ago

Does anyone here use coconut oil or butter? I've been using coconut "butter" where the big difference is that they heated it up to get rid of most of the smell and taste as the intended use for it is cooking. I've been eating a lot of it along... (more)

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Loco 0 · July 23, 2012 at 9:05 AM

I'm in europe as well and i cook with cold-pressed cocounut oil. 30E for a 2kg bucket i believe. Although I'm still looking for coconut oil which i can apply to my skin

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by 30 · 7 minutes ago

I know that seed oils are usually considered anathema to the Paleo diet because of their high pufa content. However, I'm wondering why more Paleo writers don't recommend high-oleic sunflower oil, given the fact that most seem o.k. w/ olive oil.... (more)

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AmandaLP 0 · July 17, 2012 at 4:08 PM

I don't use it because it is not a traditionally made fat, and because it is highly processed. If I could reasonably make it in my kitchen, I will use it. It might take me a while to make olive oil, but I could get olives and press them to make... (more)

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by 1876 · 8 minutes ago

I am considering trying oil pulling. I would like to do it to try and improve my overall oral health and whiten my teeth. Does anyone have any oil pulling success stories they would be interested in sharing with me? If you do it, would you... (more)

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akman 0 · July 09, 2012 at 8:32 PM

One of my favorite topics. I was plagued by 'deep pockets' in my gums. The dentist measured them twice a year for about 20 years (I'm 46). They were getting progressively worse. Having these deep pockets causes the need for painful deep... (more)

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by 298 · 8 minutes ago

I have been getting a blister towards the back of my mouth, behind my molars ever since going Paleo 7 months ago. I really only have one that is reoccurring and I can pop it and then it seems to go away for a while. Today was the first time that I... (more)

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sabretoothandclaw 0 · July 09, 2012 at 1:49 AM

http://www.wisegeek.com/what-are-the-signs-of-an-allergic-reaction-to-coconut.htm According to that link: itching, swelling, hives, and blisters can be symptoms of an allergy to coconuts (or other tree nuts). I'm sure these things can happen... (more)

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by 191 · 8 minutes ago

Has anyone ever tried these? http://sensibleportions.elsstore.com/view/category/12571-veggie-straws---chips/ I buy them at Costco (in the bulk bag of course..ugh). They satisfy my salty, crunchy snack cravings. Does anyone have ideas on how... (more)

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sage_ 0 · July 06, 2012 at 3:14 AM

nowhere on their website do they list the ingredients or post the nutrition label and they believe grains and soy are healthy....not this kid; i'd rather crunch on some celery or baked kale.

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by 3 · 10 minutes ago

I have a jar of Jarrow Coconut Oil. Its says on label to refrigerate after opening. I need an answer whether I have to follow through with this suggestion. Are their brands that you don't have to refrigerate? Very cofusing from what I read about... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · June 19, 2012 at 2:49 AM

Nope, I don't refrigerate. I've stuck it in there in the past and it gets too hard. I actually prefer my coconut oil be liquid and most of the time it is. My indoor temperature is almost always 80+F.

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by 367 · 11 minutes ago

Still trying to nail down an optimum supplement regime (bone health my first priority as I have mild, early-onset osteoporosis) and I realise I've never really questioned taking FCLO and sometimes high-vitamin butter oil too. Coming to... (more)

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Jae 0 · June 10, 2012 at 4:18 AM

FCLO is definitely expensive, but I have seen a big improvement in my skin, and my teeth feel really clean all the time. I'm going to keep using it.

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by 734 · 12 minutes ago

Hello everyone, I've been buying the same brand of coconut oil for a long time now, and I've been very happy about it... Until now. When I opened a new jar, I just ate a table spoon of coconut oil without really thinking about it. It tasted... (more)

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Karen 0 · June 03, 2012 at 10:02 PM

"small, black dots" = mold = mycotoxins. You don't want those. Toss it or return it. The company may have already had complaints about a contaminated batch. Mold is usually introduced to coconut oil along with moisture or from coconut meat that... (more)

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by 220 · 12 minutes ago

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 420 · 12 minutes ago

How much coconut oil should one be ingesting a day? I try to get a few teaspoons in, but the more I read I wonder if that is enough. I love coconut oil, and use it for baking, skincare, but wonder if there is a threshold where too much may in... (more)

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borofergie 0 · June 01, 2012 at 2:49 PM

The amount that makes you feel "I've eaten enough coconut oil now, I don't feel like eating any more" (which hopefully occurs a couple of spoonfull before "bbllleeuuurgghhh, I've eaten to much coconut oil and I'm going to vom" Paleo is all about... (more)

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by 15400 · 13 minutes ago

I do not live in the U.S. and cannot get EVOO from there. However, I can get any European brand. Please list your favorite ones. I was about to purchase a nice-looking bottle of EVOO from France, when I have noticed a disclaimer in teeny-tiny... (more)

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Flip_2 0 · May 31, 2012 at 6:39 PM

Any portuguese brand. I'm a little biased okay, but i can guarantee you that the EVOO from Portugal is almost 100% produced in a apropriate press, right after the olive picking. They'r called "lagar"(singular) and are localized near the crops, so... (more)

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by 195 · 13 minutes ago

I've just finished reading 'the paleo diet for athletes' by prof Loren Cordain, in which he explains saturated fat is the bad artery clogging fat and he also explains how our ancestors ate very little saturated fat in comparison to mono and poly... (more)

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August 0 · May 25, 2012 at 6:01 PM

Cordain's latest book is called the Paleo Answer. I think in the beginning he started out recommending canola oil or something, but as his research unfolds, he moves to the pro-saturated fat side. This is because mainstream research on these oils... (more)

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by 55 · 13 minutes ago

Hi. I'm basically looking for a recipe that allows me to get a bark made from coconut oil (or, even better, since is cheaper, kerrygold butter, ghee; or any combination of those 3) for those unexpected times when you find yourself out with no way... (more)

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MathGirl72 0 · May 23, 2012 at 3:44 PM

Coconut oil melts at a relatively low temp (I think 72*), so I'm not sure how this would hold up unrefrigerated. I grind up sprouted almonds with melted coconut oil or butter in the food processor until it's the consistency of thin peanut butter,... (more)

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by 158 · 13 minutes ago

We are new to the paleo diet. My wife just had her bloodwork done and they found her to be lacking in many areas (no surprise). The Doctor reccomended taking a fish oil supplement. I managed to find a brand that contained no soy or fillers on... (more)

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Kelly_11 0 · May 22, 2012 at 8:57 PM

The doctor is probably not used to seeng people fix O3/O6 issues by diet alone, but you sound like you're on track. If you are eating all those high O3 foods and at the same time eliminating most O6-rich foods and oils, the fish oil might not be... (more)

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by 278 · 13 minutes ago

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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gimmeMoreLiver 0 · May 23, 2012 at 1:59 AM

I saw MCT oil at GNC on the upper east side across from Reebok this past weekend, I suspect they would be at other GNC's as well.

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by 396 · 13 minutes ago

So, I realize everyone is a doctor on here and all have their own diagnostic reasons for taking different levels, types of fish oil, even in different orders and such. That said, I'd like to hear your reasons for taking Fish Oil (even if it's... (more)

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Kasra 0 · May 21, 2012 at 6:21 PM

None. Reason #1: Fish oil tastes like butts.

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