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Homemade Body Butter
Which butter is good moisturizer whether raw unrefined Shea butter or mango butter?? Please tell me
Depends: Whatever works for you is the best otherwise there would not be hundreds of moisturizer to choose from. The most important step is to apply the moisturizer within 3 minutes after bathing. There is some suggestion that shea butter may work better on Asian skin but that's just one opinion. ...Read more
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
Homemade skin: cream is very difficult and milk butter can just break you out. Why not try gentle moisturizers like cetaphil which is easy to get and use ...Read more
Cholesterol 5.1 Eat oily fish chicken veg fruit brown rice eggs yogurts cottage chese wholemeal bread olive oil pulses Do I avoid eggs?Walk daily 55yr
No.: Any cold food will lower body temp a slight bit when ingested. Of course the energy burned as food is metabolized will more than compensate for the initial drop and maintain your temp at normal. There is no other thermodynamic effect from yogurt or any other food in metabolism. ...Read more
Yes.: Yes. The potassium is not in the skin. The davita website www.Davita.Com, specifically http://www.Davita.Com/kidney-disease/diet-and-nutrition/diet-basics/lowering-potassium-in-potatoes/e/5323 is a good resource and demonstrates how to remove k+ from potatoes - and many other foods. ...Read more
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Calories: There are about 32.5 calories in one ounce of skinless chicken thighs and 120 calories in a tbsp. of olive oil. So it depends on much chicken and how much olive oil is used. ...Read more
No: Processed juices will still contain allergens. If you are allergic to a fruit then you should also avoid the juice. ...Read more
I bought cream of chicken soup no preservatives it contain( partially hydrogenated Palm, disodium-5-ribonucleotides,caramel,chicken meat powder,(good?
No: Partially hydrogenated oils are "trans-fats" and are not good for you. ...Read more
Is topically using coconut oil, castor oil, sweet almond oil, avocado oil & aloe vera gel (as homemade lash/brow serum) safe to use during pregnancy?
Pregnancy-safe oils: Castor oil and sweet almond oil may bring on early labor, if used earlier than term. Coconut oil and olive oil are safe in pregnancy. Topical vitamin E oil is felt to be safe, but may cause contact dermatitis in some people, as can topical aloe vera. "When in doubt, leave it out" applies in pregnancy. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20306538 ...Read more
Is a vanilla protein shake with milk frozen banana and all natural peanut butter healthy for you after weight training?
Protein and sugar: After a hard work out your body needs protein and some sugar (glucose). You should try not to eat fat and /or a huge amount of sugar. Try to find a protein shake that provides this balance. Non fat milk and a banana both provide some glucose without the fat content. I worry that your frozen shake has too much sugar and fat, which would would counter the affect of your workout. ...Read more
Is handmade cosmetic (often has olive oil, coconut oil, shea butter, vitamin e, ...) safe and good for our skin? I'm going to use a handmade soap.
Oils: Oils do not penetrate well. They are protectors not hydrater's. ...Read more
What oil to use to cook foods that are cooked on high heat? (coconut oil vs canola oil etc. Etc.). Cook a lot of indian/ pakistani foods.
Depends: Ghee (choose organic) has one of the highest smoke points. Virgin coconut has a relatively low smoke point, and for higher heat cooking, one may want to use expeller pressed coconut oil. More info: http://drfairchild.Blogspot.Com/2012/12/cooking-oils.Html. ...Read more
Does using a homemade scrub, made from sugar, olive oil, vitamin e, and honey , help vanish pimples and dark spots?
No: The effects of such a homemade scrub on the skin is minimal at best. ...Read more
Person with gallstones, can she eat grapefruit, tea, pumpkin seed, walnut, almond, Brazilian nuts, cashew, avocado, olive oil, grapeseed oil?
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