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Is Coconut Oil Good For You
Coconut oil: Coconut oil is saturated medium chain fatty acids which do not need modification for absorption or bile for digestion. It effects calorie burning. It is a source of b hydroxybyturate which may benefit neuro-degenerative diseases and is a moisturizer of skin and hair. The fact the fat is medium chain offsets that is is saturated. Palm and cottonseed oil are best avoided. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It's a death oil: Hi. No, coconut oil is terrible for you. It IS a death oil! It's a fad right now, but butter is better for you than coconut oil (and butter isn't good for you). When we want to give animals atherosclerosis in the lab (I did my PhD in lipoprotein metabolism, so am into this stuff), we feed them coconut oil, not cholesterol. It's a fad that pisses me off, because it will cause many premature deaths ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Brain function: Coconut oil is used to help brain function. It also helps with dry skin in the winter time when ingested. It looks like a jar of lard but tastes good enough--not as good as an easter egg. You can put it in hot cereal in the morning and even cook and bake with it. It heats up easily so be careful when cooking with it. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. Avoid any further damage as this can cause scarring . Good skin cream applied daily/gently helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unclear: 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 and is believed tor raise good cholesterol. However, few studies in humans have actually been done. Most studies done are from brazil and philippines, where coconut products are a major export. ...Read more
Dry skin : eczema needs hydration to prevent rashes. The heavier the moisture the better it is. The best include ointments followed by creams followed by lotions. Oils can also be hydrating including coconut oil. Best application is after bathing while you are still wet. Reapply miusturizer at least 2/day ...Read more
Losing weight: The best way to keep weight (w) off is by behavior modification (b). People who lose w without b have more than a 90% chance of gaining back their lost w in 1 year. Find out what causes you to overeat and see if you can engage in activities to avoid doing so. If you can if you can do this you can not only lose w, you will be successful in keeping it off long term. Coconut oil needs b to work. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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