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help please! is coconut oil good for you to eat?

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Dr. Charles Glassman
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Coconut oil: Yes, in moderation.
Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine 37 years experience
Not really: Coconut oil actually is not healthy but it is a good alternative to butter and margarine for baking purposes. Its main fat, a saturated fat called lauric acid, may have some anti-infection benefits, but in general, coconut oil does not promote health. Few studies in humans have actually been done. Most studies done are from brazil and philippines, where coconut products are a major export.

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Is coconut oil good for you?

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Dr. Andrew Malinchak
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Coconut oil: Yes, it has healthy fats (medium chain fatty acids) which the body can use immediately for energy and is an overall very healthy oil to consume (the other being olive). You can cook with it as well.
A 64-year-old member asked:

Is coconut oil really bad for you?

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Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: Yes.
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A 25-year-old member asked:

Are there coconut oil pills I can take?

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Dr. Thomas Rohde
Anti-Aging Medicine 35 years experience
Yes: I have had several patients find these at out local health food store. One is made by now brand, there are others i'm sure.
A 48-year-old female asked:

Is it ok to use coconut oil?

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Dr. Stephen Rodrigues
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YES!!!: Inside and out ... Depending what you are going to do. On the skin, in cooking etc! it is from mother nature!
A 36-year-old member asked:

Is it safe to use coconut oil as a lubricant?

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Dr. Alfredo Nieves
Gynecology 40 years experience
Safe: Not a problem. If you use it make sure is in small amounts and wash well after intercourse.

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