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Unrefined Virgin Coconut Oil Appetite Suppressant
A mixed of 1/2 tsp of virgin coconut oil with milk once daily for my 3.5 year daughter is safe for my child?
Safe: That combination will not be harmful. All the best. ...Read more
There is a lot of buzz surrounding coconut oil. Should I incorporate couple table spoons of virgin coconut oil into my diet everyday for good health?
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
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
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
Lubrication: Yes. Of course.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
If this causes: You pain - would avoid it. Please consider asking some of your questions to a beautician. ...Read more
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
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?
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