There have been some studies released that suggest that tocotrienols inhibit the HMG-COA Reductase mevalonate pathway. Statin drugs have been identified as having the same effect in that, they may both evidently inhibit the production of COQ10.... (more)
Hello, 24 F here, was DXed 2 years ago. I had initially cut out dairy and gluten and was following a swank type diet to control MS which keeps saturated fats low to 15 grams daily. Didnt feel much of a difference, then went pale and realized a few... (more)
There are many success stories about people using the autoimmune protocol for MS. If you haven't yet seen this video from Terry Wahls, I highly recommend it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLjgBLwH3Wc I have a couple of friends on facebook that... (more)
A new international grocery store opened up in town. They had pre-peeled taro, sweet potato leaves, and smoked goat heads. Needless to say, my wife and I felt at home there. We went to the African section and it was walled with red palm oil. We... (more)
Now I've tried to find the answer to this on paleo hacks as well as google - but I have never been a technological mastermind so if the question has already been asked and answered, I apologise. I have found some organic sweet potato chips where... (more)
I am new to the Paleo diet and am having trouble finding some of the ingredients. Where does one normally find Palm Oil? Coconut Amines? I've looked in health food stores and groceries stores all over the city (Toronto), and can find neither. ... (more)
Don't get your palm oil from unsustainable sources! Avoid Malaysian, Indonesian and Amazonian palm oil, look for unrefined African red palm oil :) You are most likely to find it in any place with a West African or Caribbean diaspora, in a little... (more)
Everyone and their brother is concerned about the deforestation scare with the Palm Oil. I was also concerned and decided to check it out a few months ago. I'm revisiting my information today, because I'm probably going to bite the bullet and... (more)
It's a clear, irrefutable and incontrovertible hoax! Italian civil libertarian group, Libertiamo has blown the lid off the entire elaborate, cynical and vicious scheme masterminded by the Environmental Directorate of the European Commission (EC)... (more)
I just bought a paleo cookbook and I'm noticing that in some of the recipes they are using palm oil. I'm a paleo noob so I'm like, ok what's the deal with the palm oil? Why not butter? I guess most paleos don't use diary but I don't see a good... (more)
Are there any? Is palm oil bad for health? If yes, why? If not, why? Another question: what's the difference between refined/hydrogenated and unrefined/virgin palm oil? Provide valid and sound proofs please! Thank you!
Virgin red palm oil is great for its vitamin E content. Do choose African source over Asian source, as Asian sourced palm oil is pretty bad from an environmental standpoint. It does have a unique flavor that you may or may not like.
Looks good in theory, with the high vit A precursors that will work better with the fat(than a carrot) and vit E which is found to be decreased in sebum of acne sufferers. Anything im missing?
I'm about to purchase a Vitamin D supplement. The ingredients, besides the vitamin D, is fractionated coconut and palm oil. Do any of you know how healthy fractionated oils are?
So I'm in love with Lurpak brand butter. And in the TINY little store by the marina I live near, they sell Lurpak brand Ghee - GASP!! and lots of smiles until...I read the ingredients...51% Lurpak pastured butter, 49% Palm oil. So, good or bad?... (more)
Well I am not Indian, and I haven't made ghee in several months because I basically stopped using it, but if you are gonna eat ghee, just make your own. It's so easy it's laughable. In fact, half the steps in my post are even unnecessary. Just put... (more)
Hi, since olive oil, coconut oil, almonds etc. give me diarrhea, I thought about having a salicylate sensitivity. Red palm oil seems to be a decent substitude for coconut oil (due to MCTs) but I'm really unsure about how much salicylate it... (more)
Is organic palm fruit oil paleo? A Paleo friend of mine turned me onto Justin's all-natural classic almond butter. http://www.justinsnutbutter.com/products.php It comes in these cute little single serving size portable squeese packets. I... (more)
Mark Sisson did a post on palm oil: link text
So I bough some unrefined palm oil and since you have already helped me with coconut (btw I'm addicted to coconut cream now, so great job lads :D) I was wondering if anyone has any ideas of how can I implement palm oil ?
I bought some Red Palm Oil from Tropical Traditions. Jungle Prodocuts makes a great one too. Both are from Africa. Red Palm oil is a very good oil. It's loaded with tocopherols and tocotrienols, which are powerful antioxidents (vitamin E). It has... (more)
I live in South Florida and I have a few different types of palm trees in my yard??? Christmas Palms, Queen Palms, Foxtail Palms, and a Bismarck Palm. I feed the nuts to my parrots and I was wondering if any of you have ever eaten palm nuts... (more)
A bit of a chemistry question here, I was reading some labels on a "reese's minis" out of curiosity and at the end it listed less than 2% of: partially hydrogenated (palm, palm kernel oils)... and I've seen PH coconut oil in coffee creamers for... (more)