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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?

I wouldn't: Although this has some moisturizing properties it is an oil. It does not gel at body temperature but like body oil it can cause skin cells to remain adherent to the scalp. That can increase issues with dandruff, or worsen seborrhea. I put nothing on the scalp other than a good soap & water to remove the oils already there. ...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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Can I use virgin coconut oil for skin care?

Can I use virgin coconut oil for skin care?

As a moisturizer: But only if it doesn't cause your skin to break out. ...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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What's virgin coconut oil benefits for skin hair and nails?

What's 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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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

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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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Are there any long-term drawbacks to using virgin, food-grade coconut oil as a sexual lubricant, both vaginally and anally? Pores, skin, reproductive

Are there any long-term drawbacks to using virgin, food-grade coconut oil as a sexual lubricant, both vaginally and anally? Pores, skin, reproductive

Should be fine: Coconut oil quickly becomes liquid at body temperature, and should be fine. However, the oil would degrade latex condoms. . . Best use a different type in that case. ...Read more

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Can I use virgin olive oil as face wash and coconut oil as moisturizer?

Can I use virgin olive oil as face wash and coconut oil as moisturizer?

You can but...: In soaps, olive oil is used for it's moisturizing capabilities, and coconut oil for its lather and cleansing properties. However, these oils have reacted and transformed during processing with lye to maximize these characteristics. Unprocessed oils may not be harmful to your skin (unless you are acne prone), but may not provide the desired results in unprocessed form. ...Read more

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Does olive oil extra virgin and pure coconut oil penetrate hair shaft? Are these oils even worth it to condition & strengthen hair/scalp?

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

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What's a good natural way to get rid of oral thrush from steroid inhaler. I've so far got organic extra virgin coconut oil and live yoghurt.

What's a good natural way to get rid of oral thrush from steroid inhaler. I've so far got organic extra virgin coconut oil and live yoghurt.

FEW CHOICES: 1add 2 tbsp of pau d/arcotea ti 1 quart of boiling water. Drink 6 cups of tea each day
2take 400to5000micrograms of allicin -equivalent of one clove of garlic-supplement each day
3add couple of drpops of cinnamon oil to1tsp of coconut oil and allow to dissolve in your mouth. Make aouth gargle with a few drops of cinnamonin few drops of water, swish for 1 minute and spit
4promegrata gel locally. ...Read more

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What are dermatologists review on using extra virgin coconut oil and banana peels for adult acne? I have amyopathic dermatomyositis and rosacea.

What are dermatologists review on using extra virgin coconut oil and banana peels for adult acne? I have amyopathic dermatomyositis and rosacea.

NOT in USA: These agents have been not evaluated in the usa to the best of my knowledge but have been used extensively in countries such as india for burn wounds. ...Read more

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High liver emzymes ALT 64 &. Ast 63. I have been taking virgin coconut oil 3 table spoon per day and apple cider vinegar. Never had high emzymes.

High liver emzymes ALT 64 &. Ast 63. I have been taking virgin coconut oil 3 table spoon per day and apple cider vinegar. Never had high emzymes.

Many causes: Elevated liver enzymes can have many causes- acute or chronic viruses, side effects of drugs, alcohol, environmental toxins and (most commonly) nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. I know of no evidence that coconut oil or apple cider vinegar raises liver enzymes, though 3 tbsp a day of coconut oil is a lot. See you doc to evaluate. See http://www. Aafp. Org/afp/2011/1101/p1003.Html and comment:. ...Read more

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Are there coconut oil pills I can take?

Are there coconut oil pills I can take?

Yes: I have had several patients find these at out local health food store. One is made by now brand, there are others I'm sure. ...Read more

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What is coconut oil good for? How does it work?

What is coconut oil good for? How does it work?

Brain function: Coconut oil is used to help brain function. It also helps with dry skin in the winter time when ingested. It looks like a jar of lard but tastes good enough--not as good as an easter egg. You can put it in hot cereal in the morning and even cook and bake with it. It heats up easily so be careful when cooking with it. ...Read more

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