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Minerals (Definition)

Your body uses minerals to stay healthy and perform vital functions like bone development. Eating a healthy diet full of variety is the best way to the ...Read more


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(how) can coconut oil replace butter and cooking oil for a better health if you also use olive oil, meat and fish? What are proper amounts?

(how) can coconut oil replace butter and cooking oil for a better health if you also use olive oil, meat and fish? What are proper amounts?

Mediterranean diet: There are a lot of claims with regard to coconut oil, most of the unsubstantiated. The healthiest diet so far, proven to reduce heart disease in many patients, is the mediterranean diet. It relies on liberal use of extra virgin olive oil, vinegar ( low glycemic index, promotes full stomach sensation), fruits, grains, and moderate wine consumption. Canola oil can also be used, in small amounts. ...Read more

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Can coconut oil reduce cholesterol or have other good effects?

Can coconut oil reduce cholesterol or have other good effects?

Increases cholestero: It moistens hair & skin & has antimicrobial effects. After drinking coconut oil some people feel full & hunger is suppressed. Ingesting a couple of tbs of coconut oil per day can cause nausea & vomiting. Coconut oil has the highest saturated fat content of all oils with more than 13 grams of fat per tbs. It can increase cholesterol levels. ...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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Which is better for healthy hair: flaxseed oil or fish oil?

Which is better for healthy hair: flaxseed oil or fish oil?

Hair and oil: Well if you ingest the oil, either fish or flaxseed will likely yield indistinguishable results. If you put the oil on your hair, the flaxseed will likely not smell quite as bad as fish oil. ...Read more

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Thoughts on Coconut oil as toothpaste replacement? Ingested regularly? As a substitute for coming oil or margarine or butter? Healthy as they claim?

Thoughts on Coconut oil  as toothpaste replacement? Ingested regularly? As a substitute for coming oil or margarine or butter?  Healthy as they claim?

No: toothpaste has ingredients that will clean your teeth with mild abrasives. Coconut oil does not have these materials and is not a good toothpaste. ...Read more

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Which is better for bodybuilding: flaxseed oil or fish oil?

Which is better for bodybuilding: flaxseed oil or fish oil?

Oil: There isn't good scientific evidence for either of these benefitting anything but possibly triglycerides. Anecdotes and commercials abound however. ...Read more

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What's the main health benefits of olive oil vs canola oil? Also can you safely fry things in fry pan using olive oil?

What's the main health benefits of olive oil vs canola oil? Also can you safely fry things in fry pan using olive oil?

Avoid Canola Oil: The way it is processed and can be genetically engineered. It's from the rapeseed, a variant of mustard. Olive oil is much better. In general, avoid vegetable oils and run from corn oil, another gmo. Yes, you can fry w/olive oil. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Which is better to use:corn oil, sunflower oil or canola oil?

Which is better to use:corn oil, sunflower oil or canola oil?

None for cooking: None of these oils are healthy to cook with! most corn & canola oil is genetically modified so i would avoid if not organic. Sunflower is healthy raw. For cooking best choices are olive oil (for low heat- under 350 degrees) and coconut oil for higher heat. See http://integrativemed.Kumc.Edu/school-of-medicine/integrative-medicine/health-topics/healthy-cooking-oils.Html for more information. ...Read more

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Do you mix the essential oil in water or oil?

Anything apparently: By definition, "alternative" is different than modern western medicine. Generally any drug, herb, treatment, or oil that stands up to rigorous scientific scrutiny is included in modern medicine. Many alternative practices, oils etc do not stand up to scientific scrutiny and cannot be shown to work. 'course the people who sell them make big $$$. Check https://nccih.nih.gov/ for research ...Read more

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Which is better for your skin: flaxseed oil or fish oil?

Which is better for your skin: flaxseed oil or fish oil?

Fish oil: Refer to this wiki for lots of information on fish oil: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/fish_oil Doubt any reliable comparison study to answer your question. ...Read more

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Is fishoil or flaxseed oil good for arthritus?

Is fishoil or flaxseed oil good for arthritus?

Not really: Studies have really shown no significant benefit from either agent. In the original studies of fish oil in ra, only extremely high doses helped at all. Those doses were so high that they carried significant risks of side effects. ...Read more

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I was just curious does oils such as olive oil coconut oil almond oil etc clog pores? Are they noncomdegenic? Also are they good for acne?

I was just curious does oils such as olive oil coconut oil almond oil etc clog pores? Are they noncomdegenic? Also are they good for acne?

No: Oils have a heavy base and clog pores. Putting any kind of oils on you acne prone body parts is not a good idea. ...Read more

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Will grapeseed oil lower cholesterol ? And is it as good as using fish oil?

Will grapeseed oil lower cholesterol ? And is it as good as using fish oil?

Usually Not: Marine omega 3 fatty acids (fish oil) have proven effects to lower triglycerides. Non marine fatty acids typically do not affect lipid or lipoprotein levels. ...Read more

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Fish oil capsule supplements really beneficial or mostly just hype?

Fish oil capsule supplements really beneficial or mostly just hype?

Good quality: marine fish oil has many research-based benefits. It makes the platelets silky so if you are on a blood thinner consult w/doc. Some folks take 6-8 caps daily under supervisaion. Poor quality MFO can be contaminated w/toxins so get a good brand that has been purified twice and is 50% EPA & 50 % DHA. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Mineral Oil (Definition)

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