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Doctor insights on: What Is The Difference Between Palm Oil And Coconut Oil

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If palm oil is bad for you, is coconut oil just as bad since coconuts grow on a type of palm?

If palm oil is bad for you, is coconut oil just as bad since coconuts grow on a type of palm?

Good oils: Virgin coconut oil is a saturated fat in the form of medium chain triglycerides, which is a great source of fuel for the body. It is processed differently from other saturated fats. Palm oil is actually not bad for you, as long as it is non- hydrogenated. Red palm oil, in particular, is high in beta carotene and has a high smoke point. Coconut and red palm oil can be used for high heat cooking. ...Read more

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Wondering what is medium chain triglyceride oil (coconut and palm sourced). Any concern, dosage limit or review on this ingredient please. Thanks?

Wondering what is medium chain triglyceride oil (coconut and palm sourced). Any concern, dosage limit or review on this ingredient please. Thanks?

Usually safe: Although medium chain triglycerides are likely safe for most people, they may trigger certain side effects (such as nausea, stomach upset, gas, diarrhea, and vomiting). Also, regular intake of medium chain triglycerides may lead to the buildup of ketones (compounds produced when the body burns fat for energy) that can be harmful to people with diabetes and liver disease. ...Read more

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I had 2nd degree burns on my hand the pig skin grafts peeled off. Is coconut oil ok to use on my new skin? How effective is it? I was burned by oil.

I had 2nd degree burns on my hand the pig skin grafts peeled off. Is coconut oil ok to use on my new skin? How effective is it? I was burned by oil.

Not a fan of oils: Not sure how far out of the burn you are and how far the healing has progressed. So I'll answer as if the graft failed early on. I tend to be a fan of collagen dressings with or without grafts. I have been successful treating second degree burns with nothing except daily cleansing with dilute dakins solution and collagen gel as a primary dressing and then a non stick secondary. ...Read more

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Allergic reaction after overusing coconut oil. As a hand mask. Forearms are swollen. What should I do? My allergist may not be available right now.

Allergic reaction after overusing coconut oil. As a hand mask. Forearms are swollen. What should I do? My allergist may not be available right now.

Sounds serious: Better to be safe than sorry and go to the ER. The swelling could spread and the last thing you want is for it to reach your face, throat and airway. In the ER they may give you IV benadryl (diphenhydramine). Take care. ...Read more

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Is coconut oil good for hair loss problem? Does it really make a difference?

Is coconut oil good for hair loss problem? Does it really make a difference?

No: First and foremost, get checked for hypothyroidism. If that's okay, and you eat a mainstream, sensible diet, chances are you have either telogen effluvium, which isn't really treatable but self-cures, or alopecia areata, which isn't treatable but something to which you adapt. I have two friends, one a physician, with AA who love the "Vin Diesel" look. Your physician is your best guide. Best wishes ...Read more

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Would a teaspoon of olive oil and coconut oil every day improve health?

Would a teaspoon of olive oil and coconut oil every day improve health?

Not necessarily.: People who follow the"Mediterranean diet" may have lower rates of cardiovascular disease (hardening of the arteries). it's not clear whether it's the olive oil or the other components of this diet that are beneficial. It's more important to limit total fat and calories, stay physically active and choose fresh fruits & veggies and whole grain foods than to dose yourself with olive oil. ...Read more

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Can I take fish oil and coconut oil along with a multi vitamin daily together?

Can I take fish oil and coconut oil along with a multi vitamin daily together?

Supplementation: Yes, I would spread out the oils just to help absorption. Taking the multivitamin with the oils may hinder absorption of the water soluble vitamins. ...Read more

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Are olive oil and coconut oil both good as skin moisturisers to soothe a sun burn?

Are olive oil and coconut oil both good as skin moisturisers to soothe a sun burn?

Olive & Coconut Oils: Both are good for the skin but much more beneficial if you ingest them also. They can help reduce inflammation, nourish nerves and brain, etc. Peace and good health. If you are on blood thinners check w/doc first. ...Read more

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Hi I put castor oil and coconut oil mix on to my eyelashes, some of it got into my eyes now they are hurting. What should I do?

Hi I put castor oil and coconut oil mix on to my eyelashes, some of it got into my eyes now they are hurting. What should I do?

Not dangerous: It can be helpful to rinse your eyes with tap water at room temperature by splashing water flowing from the tap into open eyes. Natural tearing will also wash the products out eventually, and really this shouldn't take more than few minutes to happen. My guess is that by the time you read this, you'll already feel better. Don't wipe the surface of your eye with any object, or you can do harm. ...Read more

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Is coconut oil good protection from the sun?

Is coconut oil good protection from the sun?

Only sun blocker: If possible avoiding is the best protection from uv rays of sun, then uv blocking agents & wearing sun glasses, coconut oil may help the skin but will not block uv rays. ...Read more

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Will coconut oil cure herpes in 2 weeks?

Will coconut oil cure herpes in 2 weeks?

Herpes simplex: Can almost guarantee that if you use coconut oil for two weeks that your herpes will heal up and it will take 14 days without coconut oil. This will not be likely to do anything. ...Read more

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Pure coconut oil is it good for body skin?

Pure coconut oil is it good for body skin?

Sort of.: Coconut oil is a very light moisturizer that sinks in quickly, which appeals to a lot of people. It works well for some, but not those with very dry skin, as it does not moisturize deeply enough. It also tends to clog pores. That doesn’t bother some people, but if you have a tendency to get clogged pores (blackheads, etc), coconut oil might exacerbate that problem. ...Read more

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How does coconut oil help with a sunburn?

How does coconut oil help with a sunburn?

Moisturizes/protects: I'm not aware of research studies showing to what degree coconut oil helps sunburn but many people claim it helps. It moisturizes and protect the skin and has antioxidant and antimicrobial properties. It may be best combined with other natural remedies as discussed in this article:
http://www. Bustle. Com/articles/83496-using-coconut-oil-for-sunburns-can-work-if-you-follow-these-7-simple-steps ...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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Can adding coconut oil to your diet raise your LDL?

Can adding coconut oil to your diet raise your LDL?

The short answer is: "yes"... but. Coconut oil, a saturated fat, raises your LDL, but it also raises your good cholesterol/HDL. It also seems to have a favorable effect on triglycerides and reduces the plaque-causing small LDL cholesterol particles, and may lower insulin levels. So it is not a pure "black and white" situation. Eaten in moderation, coconut oil can be a good, safe saturated fat to include in your diet ...Read more

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Coconut oil has destroyed taste buds, what do you advise?

Coconut oil has destroyed taste buds, what do you advise?

See ENT: It sounds like you may have gotten involved with "oil pulling". My advice would be to avoid this and see your physician for evaluation and possible referral to assess your taste buds. Most likely they will return to normal once you discontinue the oil. ...Read more

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Is coconut oil pulling safe and effective to remove toxins.

Is coconut oil pulling safe and effective to remove toxins.

No one knows: "toxins" is a word that is overused. Pesticides, mercury, lead, antibiotics, etc can all be taken in in the diet and are difficult to remove. Best to not take them in. Then there are the imaginary toxins that companies scare you with so you will buy their expensive detox product -- these are fake. Don't buy it! eat healthy, stay hydrated. Avoid constipation and your body will do the rest. ...Read more

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Can coconut oil help me with sprem count?

Can coconut oil help me with sprem count?

Here are some. ..: Thus far, in 4-decade long study and practice in urology, I have never specifically heard or read any related discussions or publications in main-stream professional gathering to address the potential help of coconut oil to improve sperm count. However, some indirect sporadic mentioning its "powerful" antioxidant effect to help fertility is available, but not hot enough to catch fire in urology... ...Read more

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Does coconut oil reduce surgery incision marks?

Does coconut oil reduce surgery incision marks?

Not documented: There are some spurious reports that vitamin e cream could reduce surgical scars. I'm not familiar with any attribution to coconut oil. You should keep the scar out of sunlight for 6-9 months after surgery to allow the scar to mature without sunlight influence. A simple 30 sunblock would suffice. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you use coconut oil topically for an infected piercing?

No: While coconut oil can be soothing for inflamed skin, true infected piercing a will require a topical antibiotic and sometimes even a systemic antibiotic to heal. Try something like neomycin or Bacitracin ointment (assuming you are not allergic). If the problem continues, please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is coconut oil good for applying to get relief from eczema...

Is coconut oil good for applying to get relief from eczema...

Dry skin: Eczema needs hydration to prevent rashes. The heavier the moisture the better it is. The best include ointments followed by creams followed by lotions. Oils can also be hydrating including coconut oil. Best application is after bathing while you are still wet. Reapply miusturizer at least 2/day ...Read more

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I'm underweight. Will eating coconut oil everyday help to fatten me up?

I'm underweight. Will eating coconut oil everyday help to fatten me up?

Need more info: What is your height and weight? If you are otherwise healthy but skinny, trying to put on weight would not be a good idea.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Can coconut oil help memory loss?

Can coconut oil help memory loss?

Possibly: Some people feel that coconut oil helped them greatly. However, there are few research studied and one indicates that it may be useful only for people who do not have apolipoproten e4 gene. ...Read more

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Is coconut oil good for your vagina?

Is coconut oil good for your vagina?

No known benefit: There is no known benefit to the use of coconut oil to to the vagina either externally or internally ...Read more

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Does coconut oil heal surgical scars?

Does coconut oil heal surgical scars?

Improve, not remove: Scars are permanent, but they improve with time. Pressure treatment, silicone sheeting and steroid injection may hasten their maturation. Don't waste your money--coconut oil won't help. ...Read more

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Does coconut oil help shorten the flu?

Does coconut oil help shorten the flu?

No: Coconut oil, nor any other part of the coconut, does not help shorten the flu. The flu, usually means the seasonal flu, which is influenza. ...Read more