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Doctor insights on: Should I Include Coconut Milk In My Diet If I Have Arthritis

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

Arthritis is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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I have diverticulitis and am currently on a low residue diet. Is coconut milk ok?

I have diverticulitis and am currently on a low residue diet. Is coconut milk ok?

Yes: If you have diverticulitis, with pain and fever stay on a low fiber diet for 4-6 weeks to allow healing. If you merely have diverticulosis, then a high fiber diet is recommended and include 80-100 ounces of non cafeinated, non alcoholic fluid per day and this can include coconut milk. ...Read more

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LDL and total cholesterol has changed 25 points in 4 months to 223. HDL at 68 and tri are normal and haven't changed. no weight change or lifestyle/diet change. TSH has remained elevated with TPO neg (hovering around 7.0) Realized I've added coconut milk

LDL and total cholesterol has changed 25 points in 4 months to 223. HDL at 68 and tri are normal and haven't changed. no weight change or lifestyle/diet change. TSH has remained elevated with TPO neg (hovering around 7.0) Realized I've added coconut milk

Doubt relationship: You're clearly interested in promoting your health. That's awsome. These blood levels actually fluctuate wildly even from day to day though this fact isn't well-publicized. How about getting into tome really hard-core aerobic fitness stuff while you're young and healthy -- it would be a wonderful gift to yourself. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Does coconut milk high in cholesterol?

Does coconut milk high in cholesterol?

Although: Coconut is cholesterol free IT is high in saturated fat (which can in turn effect your cholesterol level). ...Read more

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Is it bad to overboil coconut milk on the stove if you heated it for 20-25 minutes?

Is it bad to overboil coconut milk on the stove if you heated it for 20-25 minutes?

Though more often: associated with dairy products, curdling can happen to any mixture where solids, such as fat and protein, are suspended in liquid. Coconut milk can curdle at high heat; it can turn into a thin, watery liquid mixed with white lumps. It can be avoided with gentler cooking and stirring. Curdled coconut milk is not dangerous..it can be returned to a less lumpy state by cooling and stirring. ...Read more

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Is saturated fat from coconut milk bad?

Is saturated fat from coconut milk bad?

No!: Per mary enig phd., in her book: "know your fats", published 2000, saturated animal fats (non-processed), coconut oil are healthy fats, better than the more widely marketed/promoted vegetable fats such as canola, corn & safflower oil. Sat fat myth was started by ancel keys; study: big fat lies, mcgovern's report, science for smart people, dietdoctor, taubes, attia, lustig, nusi.Org, eric westman. ...Read more

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Is coconut milk good for a pre diabetic.

Is coconut milk good for a pre diabetic.

Not necessarily: Management of prediabetes & prevention of progression is be judicious about carb intake. Consider seeing dietician & learn how to read food label accurately to help you. Lose weight, stay active, & control other factors such as cholesterol & blood pressure. If the coconut milk has low carb content, it can be part of your diet. Try to check your sugar 2 hr after drinking to see its effect on you. ...Read more

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Why the big attention to coconut milk? I thought it had saturated fat.

Why the big attention to coconut milk? I thought it had saturated fat.

It's popular now.: Coconut milk (unless fat free) is high in saturated fats, which are not good for you. Coconut if very popular right now, but it will pass, like all other fads. Saturated fats increase bad cholesterol and decrease good cholesterol, along with many other possible concerns. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more