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Will taking red palm oil and olive leaf extract supplements affect the efficacy of antibiotics?

Will taking red palm oil and olive leaf extract supplements affect the efficacy of antibiotics?

They should not: Red palm oil, extracted from the fruit of the oil palm tree is rich in vitamin a & e, increases metabolism and is used by some for weight loss. While olive leaf extract is being marketed as anti-aging, immunostimulator and antibiotic agents. I advised not to substitute your prescription meds with these herbs. Discuss with your dr about interaction of these herbs with certain meds esp. Warfarin. ...Read more

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Is palm oil not good for health if it's used for cooking?

Is palm oil not good for health if it's used for cooking?

It is good!: The med profession has done a 180 again. Saturated fats are no longer frowned upon, habe many virtues, are stable and don't become rancid, stand up to heat. And may be more healthful than polyunsaturated fats, according to a large multi-year australian study! ...Read more

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If palm oil is bad for you, is coconut oil just as bad since coconuts grow on a type of palm?

If palm oil is bad for you, is coconut oil just as bad since coconuts grow on a type of palm?

Good oils: Virgin coconut oil is a saturated fat in the form of medium chain triglycerides, which is a great source of fuel for the body. It is processed differently from other saturated fats. Palm oil is actually not bad for you, as long as it is non- hydrogenated. Red palm oil, in particular, is high in beta carotene and has a high smoke point. Coconut and red palm oil can be used for high heat cooking. ...Read more

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There is a redness on the palms of my hands most of the time. What is causeing the palms of my hands to be Red most of the time ?

There is a redness on the palms of my hands most of the time. What is causeing the palms of my hands to be Red most of the time ?

Mutiple causes: You really need a complete physical exam and blood testing: sometimes this is involuntary vasomotor instability ( similar to blushing); however it can also be related to other issues. ...Read more

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What causes tingling in the last 2 fingers, redness down that side of both palms which feels very warm ?

What causes tingling in the last 2 fingers, redness down that side of both palms which feels very warm ?

Cubital tunnel: Sounds like u have an entrapment of the ulnar nerve at the elbow. This is called cubital tunnel syndrome. Check with your doctor to have the diagnosis confirmed. ...Read more