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Are fishoils, flaxseed oils, krill oil, cod fish oils beneficial to our health?

Are fishoils, flaxseed oils, krill oil, cod fish oils beneficial to our health?

Not certain: Since it is so difficult to demonstrate any clear benefit, the answer is that intelligent meal planning is important, but these supplements are probably a waste of money for most people. Glucosamine is clearly a waste of money, yielding the same result as the placebo in the largest and best trials. ...Read more

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Coconut oil for sunburn?

Stick to basics: Sunburn is response of the tissues to injury from solar radiation. It is simply inflammation which means increase blood flow to the area to promote healing. Do not use ice as this can injure already injured skin. Cool water soaks can help as can taking anti-inflammation medicines like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen). Avoid any further damage as this can cause scarring . Good skin cream applied daily/gently helps. ...Read more

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Can I use miralax (polyethylene glycol) with fish oil and flax seed oil capsules?

Can I use miralax (polyethylene glycol) with fish oil and flax seed oil capsules?

Miralax (polyethylene glycol) ; Fish Oil: There is no reason that you cannot use MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) and take fish oil ;/or flex seed oil capsules. I would recommend that you do not take them at the same time of day. One could affect the absorption of the other. Separate doses of MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) and fish oil by at least 2 hours. ...Read more

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Which is better fax seed oil or fish oil supplements?

Which is better fax seed oil or fish oil supplements?

Fish Oil: Fish oil does not need to be converted in the body to obtain the beneficial omega-3 fatty acids but flax seed does so fish oil would be the better supplement. My best. ...Read more

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Which is best: fish oil, cod liver oil or krill oil?

Which is best: fish oil, cod liver oil or krill oil?

Fish oil: Refer to this wiki for lots of information on fish oil: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/fish_oil. Lots of faith involved not sure any reliable studies comparing oils ...Read more

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Olive oil ok as face moisturizer?

Olive oil ok as face moisturizer?

No: I think it would likely increase your risk for acne. ...Read more

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Flax, fish, borage, evening primrose oils for very dry skin?

Flax, fish, borage, evening primrose oils for very dry skin?

Yes: You can try each of the above after a warm shower and use plastic wrap over the dry area doe 1 h-2 hours. ...Read more

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Which is healthier: grapeseed oil or sunflower oil?

Grapeseed sunflower: Depends on what health issues you are trying to treat. Lets chant and we can figure out what is best for you. ...Read more

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Is krill oil better than cod liver oil?

Is krill oil better than cod liver oil?

Perhaps a bit but...: Krill oil and cod liver oil are both excellent sources of essential Omega 3 fatty acids EPA and DHA. The main thing krill oil has that cod liver oil does not is Astaxanthin, a powerful antioxidant with many proven benefits (see http://products.mercola.com/astaxanthin/). But krill oil costs much more so you could take cod liver oil and supplement with astaxanthin. See my comment: ...Read more

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Does fish oil oil makes cheeks chubby?

Does fish oil oil makes cheeks chubby?

Fish oil: Unless taken in very large quantity, fish oil is unlikely to cause chubby cheeks. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use coconut oil, grape seed oil, argon oil, cinnamon powder topically during pregnancy?

Is it ok to use coconut oil, grape seed oil, argon oil, cinnamon powder topically during pregnancy?

Why would you?: There are not restrictions applying fruit oils during pregnancy but why would you? None of these have any proven health benefits and are probably quite messy and expensive. ...Read more

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Is coconut oil actually healthy?

Is coconut oil actually healthy?

Pros of coconut oil: ...contains good mono- & polyunsaturated fats, & has no trans fat. Also, virgin coconut oil might have a positive effect on cholesterol levels & help protect against heart disease. Keep in mind its still high in saturated fat so don't replace all your cooking oil with it, use in moderation, & figure into your daily calorie & fat count. (Ref. bhg.com) ...Read more

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What oil is better for cooking (i.e., stir frying) -- olive oil or grape seed oil?

What oil is better for cooking (i.e., stir frying) -- olive oil or grape seed oil?

Olive oil: Olive oil is one of the best oils you can use. It is a big part of the Mediterranean diet which is considered to be one of the most heart healthy diets around. ...Read more

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Taking fish oil krill oil buckthorn hawthorn n gingko. Can comb cause haematuria.

Taking fish oil krill oil buckthorn hawthorn n gingko. Can comb cause haematuria.

No: Not unless you have a source in your genitourinary tract. In other words, they won't cause spontaneous bleeding. There has to be something else wrong. ...Read more

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Olive oil safe lube for dry vagina?

Olive oil safe lube for dry vagina?

Safe.: But definitely not recommended if you are using any sort of latex products for contraception. Oil based products can weaken latex and render them useless for their intended purpose. ...Read more

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Do fish oil capsules lower ldl?

Do fish oil capsules lower ldl?

May increase LDL: Prescription fish oil (lovaza) is indicated for treatment of high triglyceride, but in doing so it actually raises the LDL a bit. Taking it as a supplement (smaller dose--1/4 of dose) may not do much at all in term of changing the lipid profile. So, if u need to lower ldl, fish oil is not the way to go. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Coconut oil for sunburn?

Stick to basics: Sunburn is response of the tissues to injury from solar radiation. It is simply inflammation which means increase blood flow to the area to promote healing. Do not use ice as this can injure already injured skin. Cool water soaks can help as can taking anti-inflammation medicines like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen). Avoid any further damage as this can cause scarring . Good skin cream applied daily/gently helps. ...Read more

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Is coconut oil good for sunburn?

Is coconut oil good for sunburn?

YEs and also...: Sunburn is response of the tissues to injury from solar radiation. It is simply inflammation which means increase blood flow to the area to promote healing. Do not use ice as this can injure already injured skin. Cool water soaks can help as can taking anti-inflammation medicines like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen). Avoid any further damage as this can cause scarring . Good skin cream applied daily/gently helps. ...Read more

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Will coconut oil cure herpes in 2 weeks?

Will coconut oil cure herpes in 2 weeks?

Herpes simplex: Can almost guarantee that if you use coconut oil for two weeks that your herpes will heal up and it will take 14 days without coconut oil. This will not be likely to do anything. ...Read more

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Is virgin coconut oil good for allerhies?

Is virgin coconut oil good for allerhies?

No proof: It works well as a hair conditioner and as a skin moisturizer. It contains lauric acid which is antimicrobial. It is used in some cultures for wound care & for viruses. There are many other conditions that it is puported to treat that have not been scientifically demonstrated at this time (to include allergies). ...Read more

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Pure coconut oil is it good for body skin?

Pure coconut oil is it good for body skin?

Sort of.: Coconut oil is a very light moisturizer that sinks in quickly, which appeals to a lot of people. It works well for some, but not those with very dry skin, as it does not moisturize deeply enough. It also tends to clog pores. That doesn’t bother some people, but if you have a tendency to get clogged pores (blackheads, etc), coconut oil might exacerbate that problem. ...Read more

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How does coconut oil help with a sunburn?

 How does coconut oil help with a sunburn?

Moisturizes/protects: I'm not aware of research studies showing to what degree coconut oil helps sunburn but many people claim it helps. It moisturizes and protect the skin and has antioxidant and antimicrobial properties. It may be best combined with other natural remedies as discussed in this article: http://www.bustle.com/articles/83496-using-coconut-oil-for-sunburns-can-work-if-you-follow-these-7-simple-steps ...Read more

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Can I use virgin coconut oil for skin care?

Can I use virgin coconut oil for skin care?

As a moisturizer: but only if it doesn't cause your skin to break out. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use coconut oil as lube for sex ?

Is it ok to use coconut oil as lube for sex ?

Sexuality: We avoid advocating for any product here. But medicine would have no negative thing to say for this choice. The only caveat being if you use condoms that don't mix we'll with ths oil. ...Read more

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Will coconut oil help keep a cut from scarring?

Will coconut oil help keep a cut from scarring?

No: The quality of the wound care will affect how much scar will be present. If a thick noticeable scar forms it might help make it less obvious. ...Read more

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When is it okay to put coconut oil on incision?

When is it okay to put coconut oil on incision?

Sure: I'm sure there is no problem unless you are allergic to it. There also is no benefit as far as i know. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of great tea and coconut oil?

What are the benefits of great tea and coconut oil?

None proven ... yet: There are no randomized controlled trials demonstrating any benefit to consuming green tea & coconut oil. At least in the States, manufacturers of dietary supplements are not required to prove either safety nor effectiveness of their products. Any claims of benefit are from observational studies which can only help develop hypotheses but can't prove causal relationship. Spend money on real food ...Read more

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Would virgin coconut oil be a good SPF for tanning?

Would virgin coconut oil be a good SPF for tanning?

Kidding us?: You want to put oil on your body and sit in the sun and think this will somehow protect you from radiation damage? Oil does not have an spf. Oil will magnify and the intensity of the sun and cause easier burning and thus more damage and more risk. ...Read more

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Can adding coconut oil to your diet raise your LDL ?

Can adding coconut oil to your diet raise your LDL ?

The short answer is: "yes"... but. Coconut oil, a saturated fat, raises your LDL, but it also raises your good cholesterol/HDL. It also seems to have a favorable effect on triglycerides and reduces the plaque-causing small LDL cholesterol particles, and may lower insulin levels. So it is not a pure "black and white" situation. Eaten in moderation, coconut oil can be a good, safe saturated fat to include in your diet ...Read more

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Coconut oil ruined taste buds, how do I get it back?

Coconut oil ruined taste buds, how do I get it back?

How so?: I would suggest you have your own dentist examine you and then discuss this issue with you. I would think that coconut oil would not be able to permanently harm your taste buds and whatever it did cause would naturally return to normal in time. ...Read more

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Is it okay to drink 4 teaspoons of coconut oil a day?

Coconut oil: You can drinki it but it is of questionable value. In fact it is considered the latest "cure all" for all your ailments. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of drinking organic coconut oil?

What are the benefits of drinking organic coconut oil?

Read the label: The label probably touts the benefits directly, but it is hard to say there is any benefit. Coconut oil can be part of a healthy diet but consuming it as a supplement is difficult to justify. I am sure there is someone willing to profess otherwise and sell you a supply. Save your money. ...Read more