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5/12/16 1:54 P

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SHIVAMOON Posts: 3,588
5/2/16 9:02 P

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I love coconut oil for my skin, too! That's why I have it in the house.

Many people like coconut oil because it can take high heat levels in cooking before becoming carcinogenic. Just like Crisco. But both are saturated fats ... hmm, cancer or heart disease?

Another choice is to cook without oils altogether. It can be done. Deliciously.

If you like coconut, try eating the actual coconut and get the benefits of the fiber and nutrients that are refined out of the processed oil.

Just food for thought. Everyone has to make their own decisions.

The link below is to a very measured, thoughtful answer by registered dietitian Joseph Gonzales to a question posed about the latest verdict on the proclaimed health benefits of coconut oil.

nutritionfacts.org/questions/whats-t
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BALTIMOREWRITER Posts: 227
5/2/16 1:55 P

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I love coconut oil!

That is, for taking off my makeup, moisturizing razor burn and my skin in general, and other skin care concerns such as eczema.

For eating, nope! If oil clogs your kitchen's pipes, how can you think it won't clog yours? Oil is 100% fat, so no way. I don't care if it is the "magical" coconut oil everyone is talking about, it's still oil.

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It is, and I almost wrote that, but that's where the science comes in. It's important to look at the quality of the research though. Studies funded by people who have something to gain should raise a red flag. Studies done on rats (for example) instead of on people don't tell us much. Studies done on small groups of subjects also don't. It's important to educate ourselves and not just believe the claims of marketers.

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4/30/16 10:45 P

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Coconut is so controversial!

If you don't like the road you're walking, start paving another one!

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4/30/16 7:05 A

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Thanks!

"Optimism is an act of bravery."

"Choices, not sacrifices."


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SHIVAMOON Posts: 3,588
4/30/16 3:46 A

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There's a coconut oil craze right now, but let's look at the science behind it.

This link is to a blog post by Rosane Oliveira, DVM, PhD (and geneticist.)

ucdintegrativemedicine.com/2016/04/c
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The link below is a lecture given by Mona Sigal, MD at the Vegetarian Society of Hawaii in Honolulu. She teaches about the chemical composition of different oils, among other things. She shows that coconut oil is chemically almost identical to cholesterol. Coconut oil is a saturated fat. Super interesting. It takes about an hour; well worth it.

youtu.be/G_SnkW-bRoE

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