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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)

A condition where there 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

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Is it true that drinking coconut milk cleans all toxins from your urine? No details.

No, : No, drinking coconut milk will not clean the toxins from your urine. Coconut milk is used in many recipes, has nutritional value, and has a high fat content, but it is not known to clean toxins from the urine. ...Read more

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I'm a 3a CKD patient . Could you tell me the pro and con of coconut milk powder to me!

I'm a 3a CKD patient . Could you tell me the pro and con of coconut milk powder to me!

Zero: Food choices have very little impact on the progression of your illness -- or of most others. There is nothing magic about coconut milk powder. People make stuff up like this as entertainment and to promote themselves as "natural healer" geniuses. Manage your disease, take the meds you've been given to control your hypertension, and hopefully you'll stay okay. ...Read more

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What are the foods good to decrease uric acid? Are curd, coconut & milk good for uric acid?

What are the foods good to decrease uric acid?  Are curd, coconut & milk good for uric acid?

Wrong approach: Uric acid levels have little to do with diet, though a few foods, notably organ meats, contain so much uric acid that they can drive the values up and alcohol can raise uric acid. The internet is full of total junk, and whoever told you that coconut lowers uric acid simply made it up in order to appear learned and perhaps make crooked money. Your physician is your best guide. ...Read more

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How good is coconut milk for you?

How good is coconut milk for you?

Pros & cons: It works to moisten hair & skin & has an antimicrobial effect. After drinking coconut oil some people feel full & hunger is suppressed. But people who ingest a couple of tablespoons of coconut oil per day have a high incidence of nausea & vomiting. Coconut oil has the highest saturated fat content of all oils with more than 13 grams of fat per tbs. ...Read more

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Is coconut milk good for you or not? It seems to be popular.

Is coconut milk good for you or not? It seems to be popular.

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

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Want to switch to almond milk or coconut milk, which is better?

Want to switch to almond milk or coconut milk, which is better?

Almonds/ Coconuts: Raw almonds contain monosaturated fat which can help positively impact cholesterol levels. It is a good source of calcium , potassium, magnesium, phosphorus & fiber. 1 oz. serving of whole almonds (28 to 30 almonds) contains 3 g of dietary fiber. (14 % of the RDA). Coconut milk comes form express juicing of a mix of water & grated coconut. One cup of shredded (raw) coconut contains 7.2 grams of ...Read more

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There is a trend to use coconut oil for cooking and coconut milk for drinks. Could these cause cloresterol problems?

There is a trend to use coconut oil for cooking and coconut milk for drinks. Could these cause cloresterol problems?

Cholesterol : Yes, bad choleaterol comes from mainly polysayurated fats. Always bake instead of fry when possible. Nothing more important than healthy low fat diet and exercise to decrease cardiovascular risk. ...Read more

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Can you drink coconut milk with warfarin?

Can you drink coconut milk with warfarin?

Should be OK: No randomized controlled trials that I know of, but coconut milk is reportedly low in vitamin K and thus should not affect INR much. I would always recommend monitoring INR closely when introducing any new substance in your diet. ...Read more

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Is lactose/dairy free coconut milk okay for Crohn's patients?

Is lactose/dairy free coconut milk okay for Crohn's patients?

Yes: Coconut water/milk is lactose free. Sometimes malabsorption is a problem with dairy in Crohn's but if you have no gas, bloating, or diarrhea with coconut milk then you're in the clear. ...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