I've been able to mix melted coconut oil with cocoa powder as a base recipe for making chocolates with coconut oil. I place the mix into chocolate moulds and put in the fridge to set. Its so good being able to make your own chocolate just the way... (more)
We use coconut oil mainly, olive oil somewhat but cannot find a store-bought mayonnaise made solely with these. All have either safflower, sunflower, soybean or canola or a combination of these. Of these which would best choice if only used... (more)
I've read a lot about the benefits, and I'm wondering about your opinions on them. If you have any knowledge to share about these three oils, that would be wonderful, especially if you've tried any or all at some point, too. Anyway, extra... (more)
For most of my cooking, I use olive oil, butter, or coconut oil. On occasion we'll have some lard, but I'm not too experienced with it. Coconut oil seems to be a good choice for high temperature cooking because saturated fats are more stable... (more)
I'm confused about PUFA's, obviously industrial hard to extract seed oils & hydrogenated stuff are bad, but there's studies showing PUFA's can reverse atherosclerosis, promote membrane fluidity when compared to MUFAs & SFAs. I keep... (more)
Can honestly say without feeling like I am over exaggerating that good quality MCT oil is quite possibly not just healthiest oil but one of the healthiest foods on this planet. MCT oil is generally concentrated coconut oil, it can also be made... (more)
I keep hearing about red palm oil. What are the benefits of it? What about palm kernel oil? Should I consider putting a jar of either of these next to my oil collection? (which rarely includes anything but EEVO, Coconut oil, and butter...)
We are on the GAPS diet, which emphasises the importance of ferments as well as fats. The problem is, if coconut oil is antibacterial/viral, wont it nix the probiotics in the ferments we are eating at any meal? I like to put it in a smoothie... (more)
I am aware of the need to avoid excessive polyunsaturated fats in foods. I was just wondering what exactly is considered a high PUFA food? Eggs and poultry are high in PUFA compared to beef or lamb. Would they be considered a PUFA food? Do... (more)
Only refined isolated omega-6 PUFAs are problematic in my opinion. You can't really overeating omega-6 PUFA from whole foods, without significantly distorting one's diet.
Hi guys, Sonne's Old Fashioned cod liver oil , is something ive been eyeing, its way more affordable than FCLO, and is processed without chemicals or heat "purified by molecular distillation" has anyone consumed this or switched to it from... (more)
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)
On the 30 day challenge and I was wondering how many of you take suppliments? I know I do but before I go further into it I was wondering if I should stop. I take a One A Day Multi-Vitiamin, Biotin, Fish Oil (dry climate in Colorado), and Acai... (more)
My Doctor has me on a whole slew of suppliments that I have not stopped taking. I am on Day 16 of my 30 day challenge. I have a whole host of problems that I am hoping a combination of Paleo and the supplements will take care of.
It's become pretty obvious to me that to adhere to a Paleo diet, you have to buy 90% of your food from the produce and meat section. So what is there left to purchase from grocery aisles? Nuts? Spices? Oils? Tea? I'm genuinely curious what... (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)
Coconut cream has more coconut solids in it. It's delicious to eat on its own, but not right for cooking. It melts, but it will make everything taste much more like coconuts than oil will, and it will probably mess with the texture of whatever you... (more)
Hi! So i just red about the OCM and was SO impressed because i know that my skin glows after i put any oil as a moisturizer on it, so i liked to try out the OCM to clean AND moisturize my skin (i habe combined skin with some pimples and... (more)
It has like nothing for the vitamins and minerals, why is it strongly inflammatory, is it because saturated fat is inflammatory or what? I don't get it, I thought this was a health food. http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/fats-and-oils/508/2 (more)
Rice bran oil is popping up everywhere - is it a thumbs down from the Paleosphere? It is stable at high heat, but I suspect it has the same problems as 'seedy' oils. Avoid at all costs? I submit to the wisdom of the Jedi Masters.
Fats are on a continuum. Rice bran oil is about 33% PUFA, so it's better than something like soybean oil or corn oil but worse than beef tallow or coconut oil.
Hi, I am considering Green Pasture's FCLO after reading so many great things about it. (Still skeptical though after reading Jaminet's views) Just curious if anyone in US orders it from any other website than Green pasture or amazon. Do you have... (more)
Is anyone aware of any third-party tests done on the various fish oil products that list how much mercury and such they have? Right now I use Carlson Very Finest Fish Oil, and I am completely in the dark about this - even though I've read... (more)
Kamal posted this link way back when. You might find it useful. http://www.ifosprogram.com/Consumer-Reports.aspx
I stumbled on a neat study today: "A Mediterranean Diet Enriched with Olive Oil Is Associated with Higher Serum Total Osteocalcin Levels in Elderly Men at High Cardiovascular Risk" Compared to a low fat control diet, a Mediterranean diet with... (more)
I was trying to sear salmon and I put unrefined virgin coconut oil in the pan and it immediately smoked. Here's a list of smoke points for various oils: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smoke_point I'm thinking of buying a jar of REFINED coconut... (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)
Women: How has a paleo diet affected your mentrual cycle?
Eating pudding and heat