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Doctor insights on: Unrefined Virgin Coconut Oil Appetite Suppressant

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I use organic virgin coconut oil on my almost 4month olds scalp is this okay?

I use organic virgin coconut oil on my almost 4month olds scalp is this okay?

Moisturizing: Coconut oil is moisturizing, which may help diminish roughness and improve appearance. Watch for worsening of skin condition which could signal a hypersensitivity reaction. Overall, this is safe to do. ...Read more

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Does organic virgin coconut oil work on keratosis pilaris? Please, need some answers?

Does organic virgin coconut oil work on keratosis pilaris? Please, need some answers?

Moisturizing: Coconut oil is moisturizing, which may help diminish roughness and improve appearance of hyperkeratosis pilaris, but definitive treatment involves alpha hydroxy acids and/or topical steroids. ...Read more

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Is virgin coconut oil good for allerhies?

Is virgin coconut oil good for allerhies?

No proof: It works well as a hair conditioner and as a skin moisturizer. It contains lauric acid which is antimicrobial. It is used in some cultures for wound care & for viruses. There are many other conditions that it is puported to treat that have not been scientifically demonstrated at this time (to include allergies). ...Read more

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Would virgin coconut oil be a good SPF for tanning?

Would virgin coconut oil be a good SPF for tanning?

Kidding us?: You want to put oil on your body and sit in the sun and think this will somehow protect you from radiation damage? Oil does not have an spf. Oil will magnify and the intensity of the sun and cause easier burning and thus more damage and more risk. ...Read more

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Which extra virgin coconut oil brand is the best for facial massage? Please help.

Which extra virgin coconut oil brand is the best for facial massage? Please help.

Cannot endorse: We are not permitted to endorse a specific brand of anything. That being said, coconut oil that actually smells like coconuts is probably a superior product to those that don't. ...Read more

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Whats virgin coconut oil benefits for skin hair and nails?

Whats virgin coconut oil benefits for skin hair and nails?

Moisturizer: It works well as a hair conditioner and as a skin moisturizer. It contains lauric acid which is antimicrobial. It is used in some cultures for wound care and for viruses. ...Read more

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Do you believe in benefits of suntanning with virgin organic coconut oil.

Not safe: Suntanning, with or without coconut oil, is not safe and increases risk for skin cancer. ...Read more

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Is virgin coconut oil good for evening out skin tone caused ftom sun & sorting out blemishes ?

Is virgin coconut oil good for evening out skin tone caused ftom sun & sorting out blemishes ?

Will moisturize only: The gold standard for lightening dark marks is hydroquinone. You can purchase fading creams that contain 2-3% hydroquinone without a prescription (ambi, atra, porcelana, nadinola, to name a few). You should also be careful to protect your skin with sunscreen, as sun will make dark marks darker. There are also stronger prescription fading creams and chemical peels, if you need them. ...Read more

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Is it good to take extra virgin coconut oil ? I have been taking for weight loss..Please suggest me can I carry on taking it or stop it

Is it good to take extra virgin coconut oil ? I have been taking for weight loss..Please suggest me can I carry on taking it or stop it

Stop coconut oil: The best way to keep weight (w) off is by behavior modification (b). People who lose w without b have more than a 90% chance of gaining back their lost w in 1 year. Find out what causes you to overeat and see if you can engage in activities to avoid doing so. If you can if you can do this you can not only lose w, you will be successful in keeping it off long term. Stop the coconut oil and try b. ...Read more

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Can virgin coconut oil be used for skin asthma in the neck and mouth?

Can  virgin coconut oil be used for skin asthma in the neck and mouth?

Test a small area: "a minority of people allergic to tree nuts are also allergic to coconut, and some individuals may go into anaphylactic shock or endure other severe symptoms after consuming coconut products." you may want to consult your personal physician before you apply this to your skin and mouth. A hypoallergenic alternative is using aquaphor healing ointment by eucerin. ...Read more

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If i eat organic extra virgin unrefined coconut oil, and my cholesterol stays perfect, even though im eating sat fats, is my risk of heart disease big?

If i eat organic extra virgin unrefined coconut oil, and my cholesterol stays perfect, even though im eating sat fats, is my risk of heart disease big?

Insufficient info: Risk of heart disease depends on heredity, weight, smoking, diabetes, exercise, lipid levels and more. It would be prudent to consult your doctor for an evaluation of all these issues. It would be good to avoid saturated fats. ...Read more

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How much extra virgin coconut oil should I eat per day to get rid of acne?

How much extra virgin coconut oil should I eat per day to get rid of acne?

This is silly: This won't really help your acne, no matter what crazy stuff you've been reading on the internet. If benzoyl peroxide fails, get with your physician. We can manage all acne nowadays using the real methods of science. You deserve better than slick disinformation that's available online. When you stabilize, you can experiment with supplements. Now, you owe it to yourself to bet treatment that work.S. ...Read more

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Hi. How much extra virgin coconut oil should I use per day to get rid of acne?

Hi. How much extra virgin coconut oil should I use per day to get rid of acne?

Some, none, a Liter?: No idea. I don't see any reason coconut oil would have any effect at all on acne. Are you planning to use it on your skin or to eat it? ...Read more