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Side Effects Of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Is the oil cleansing method (use of cold pressed castor oil and extra virgin olive oil topically on face) safe during pregnancy?
Yes: Those ingredients applied to your face are safe. ...Read more
Is extra virgin olive oil healthy when used in place of other sources of fat? Does monousaturated fat in olive oil raise hdl?
Just started taking musclepharm cla which is a blend of cla, avocado oil & extra virgin olive oil via safflower. Is this safe with Zoloft (sertraline) / klonopin ?
Interactions: Olive oil is a quercetin containing compound which is generally considered safe. However, it can inhibit certain liver enzymes that are used to break down different medications like zoloft (sertraline) and klonopin. It is my opinion, that the likelihood of interaction is low, but if anything it could increase the levels of both and you may require less medication. ...Read more
Limited studies: There are limited studies demonstrating the safety of lavender oil in pregnancy. It is unlikely this will be tested since there are also no proven benefits of using it. This falls into the "probably fine" category. I think a better question is why spend your money on something that is not likely to do anything to help you. ...Read more
Grape seed oil: http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/grape-seedGet a more detailed answer ›
Is hard cooking in olive oil (like frying) ok or will it kill most of nutritional benefits of olive oil?
Olive oil: I heard from a biochemistry proff one time that heating olive oil will make those benefits diminish for a number of reasons... consider cooking in alternative way (baking for example) then add olive oil afterwards! ...Read more
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
Does olive oil extra virgin and pure coconut oil penetrate hair shaft? Are these oils even worth it to condition & strengthen hair/scalp?
Perhaps: Oils do indeed penetrate the skin. Many things penetrate the skin. Indeed, some say that you should not put anything on your skin you are not willing to eat or drink, including your makeup n rubbing alcoh. I do not know about conditioning and strengthening hair, but these oils will penetrate any skin, and coconut oil is good for you--even as a lotion for your skin. wwwlblatmanhealthandwellness.com ...Read more
None: No proven medical benefits or reported consistent side effects. ...Read more
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Flaxseed oil: http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-and-supplements/lifestyle-guide-11/supplement-guide-flaxseed-oilGet a more detailed answer ›
Yes.: Olive oil contains oleic acid (monounsaturated fatty acid) ; several antioxidants. It fights heart disease (lowers triglycerides, ldl; protects it from free radicals ; raises hdl), also diabetes ; cancer. Best is cold pressed, first pass, unfiltered olive oil in dark bottles, used raw (mediterranean diet). For cooking use coconut oil, palm oil (healthy saturated fats) or ghee (clarified butter). ...Read more
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