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Wondering what is medium chain triglyceride oil (coconut and palm sourced). Any concern, dosage limit or review on this ingredient please. Thanks?

Wondering what is medium chain triglyceride oil (coconut and palm sourced). Any concern, dosage limit or review on this ingredient please. Thanks?

Usually safe: Although medium chain triglycerides are likely safe for most people, they may trigger certain side effects (such as nausea, stomach upset, gas, diarrhea, and vomiting). Also, regular intake of medium chain triglycerides may lead to the buildup of ketones (compounds produced when the body burns fat for energy) that can be harmful to people with diabetes and liver disease. ...Read more

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What can I do for a dry nose? Have tried polysporian, saline, olive oil, coconut oil and Vaseline. Nothing helps. It cracks open then I get Mrsa.

What can I do for a dry nose? Have tried polysporian, saline, olive oil, coconut oil and Vaseline. Nothing helps. It cracks open then I get Mrsa.

Humidify the air: So sorry to hear you've tried so many things that haven't worked. Assuming you're not using nasal steroids for allergies or medications that dry your nose (antihistamines, etc, but there are many others), humidifying the air in your environment with a humidifier or vaporizer is probably the only thing that might help. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Yes: Oil ingredients that are healthful to ingest are normally healthy to use on the skin where they are often absorbed into the body. Many commercial products contain preservatives that are actually toxic or alter hormone states. ...Read more

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What are the health tradeoffs between olive oil vs. Coconut oil?

What are the health tradeoffs between olive oil vs. Coconut oil?

Cholesterol levels.: Extra virgin olive oil is a healthier choice in regards to saturated fats. Coconut oil has the highest saturated fat content of all oils. One tablespoon of coconut oil contains more than 13 grams of fat. This could seriously impact your cholesterol levels. ...Read more

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Would a teaspoon of olive oil and coconut oil every day improve health?

Would a teaspoon of olive oil and coconut oil every day improve health?

Not necessarily.: People who follow the"Mediterranean diet" may have lower rates of cardiovascular disease (hardening of the arteries). it's not clear whether it's the olive oil or the other components of this diet that are beneficial. It's more important to limit total fat and calories, stay physically active and choose fresh fruits & veggies and whole grain foods than to dose yourself with olive oil. ...Read more

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My son is epileptic and I just weaned him off of trileptal. I am about to start him on coconut oil. Would coconut sugar be safe to use as well?

My son is epileptic and I just weaned him off of trileptal. I am about to start him on coconut oil. Would coconut sugar be safe to use as well?

Coconut oil: Coconut oil has no positive effect on epilepsy. It is not a replacement for anti seizure medication. Consult your neurologist. ...Read more

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I am wondering if you can get addicted to a product called Elixinol, it is a hemp oil and coconut extract combination made up of hemp seeds and stalks?

I am wondering if you can get addicted to a product called Elixinol, it is a hemp oil and coconut extract combination made up of hemp seeds and stalks?

Not very likely: At least from a physical dependency point of view. Hemp oil and similar products have a lot of CBD (cannabinodiol), which actually has actions which are pretty much the opposite of THC, and are not thought to be able to produce physical dependency. However, physical dependency is not a necessary component for having addiction (better termed now a severe substance use disorder). Why the concern? ...Read more

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Can I take fish oil and coconut oil along with a multi vitamin daily together?

Can I take fish oil and coconut oil along with a multi vitamin daily together?

Supplementation: Yes, I would spread out the oils just to help absorption. Taking the multivitamin with the oils may hinder absorption of the water soluble vitamins. ...Read more

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Is olive oil r coconut oil good for hair growth? If no what is? Can't take any pills just to afraid always been dat way, please help?

Is olive oil r coconut oil good for hair growth? If no what is? Can't take any pills just to afraid always been dat way, please help?

No: Niether olive oil or coconut oil helps hair grow. The only topical product that has been proven to help is rogaine (minoxidil). It is not a prescription and needs to be used for up to 2 to 3 months to see if it will work. If it does, it needs to be continued to maintain the hair growth. ...Read more

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Can castor oil or coconut oil help with mononucleosis?

Can castor oil or coconut oil help with mononucleosis?

No: Mononucleosis is caused by the ebstein-barr virus (ebv). Neither castor oil nor coconut oil will help shorten the duration or symptoms of the disease. ...Read more

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Are olive oil and coconut oil both good as skin moisturisers to soothe a sun burn?

Are olive oil and coconut oil both good as skin moisturisers to soothe a sun burn?

Olive & Coconut Oils: Both are good for the skin but much more beneficial if you ingest them also. They can help reduce inflammation, nourish nerves and brain, etc. Peace and good health. If you are on blood thinners check w/doc first. ...Read more

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Hi I put castor oil and coconut oil mix on to my eyelashes, some of it got into my eyes now they are hurting. What should I do?

Hi I put castor oil and coconut oil mix on to my eyelashes, some of it got into my eyes now they are hurting. What should I do?

Not dangerous: It can be helpful to rinse your eyes with tap water at room temperature by splashing water flowing from the tap into open eyes. Natural tearing will also wash the products out eventually, and really this shouldn't take more than few minutes to happen. My guess is that by the time you read this, you'll already feel better. Don't wipe the surface of your eye with any object, or you can do harm. ...Read more

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I have a 2nd degree burn on my arm from the oven, and the only thing I have here is coconut oil, will coconut oil work or make it worst?

I have a 2nd degree burn on my arm from the oven, and the only thing I have here is coconut oil, will coconut oil work or make it worst?

Yes use it: But must see the doctor, will help you heal you and prevent serious infections, also some II degree burns may ned skin graft to minimize scar formation. ...Read more

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Is oil ie coconut on scalp beneficial for seborrheic dermatitis or harmful? The web is confusing on this. Is it only meant to be left for a fewmins? Y

Is oil ie coconut on scalp beneficial for seborrheic dermatitis or harmful? The web is confusing on this. Is it only meant to be left for a fewmins? Y

Folk medicine: Meghan, I'm glad you're interested in health, but we've scientific treatments that actually work. A ketoconazole shampoo may turn out to be your best friend. You also deserve to have your acne managed scientifically; you're in your physical prime now and don't need two different skin problems. Many of these "pop" remedies are actually cruel internet pranks. Ask your physician for real help. ...Read more

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Is coconut oil good for you?

Coconut oil: Look for a book written by, I believe, bruce fife, nd on coconut oil. Very enlightening reading. ...Read more

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