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The use of saturated fats such as coconut oil in the diet is disputed in the health and medical community. According to WebMD, coconut oil raises bad cholesterol levels and should be avoided, along with other tropical oi... More »

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Although many natural health practitioners claim that oil pulling with coconut oil may be beneficial for oral health, there is no scientific evidence to recommend this practice as a supplementary therapy for conditions l... More »

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Coconut oil is a gentle skin moisturizer that does not clog pores. It has antibacterial properties that can help fight the bacteria that causes acne and pimples. Use coconut oil as a moisturizer, cuticle softener or lip ... More »

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Online articles by health professionals can provide insight into the best coconut oil. These types of articles can indicate what to look for in coconut oils, and what makes one coconut oil better than another. The best c... More »

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According to WebMD, coconut oil has been used to treat diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer's disease, irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn's disease, thyroid conditions and chronic fatigue. Additionally, coconut oil is used to... More »

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Although many natural health practitioners claim that oil pulling with coconut oil may be beneficial for oral health, there is no scientific evidence to recommend this practice as a supplementary therapy for conditions l... More »

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A few studies suggest adding coconut oil to the diet helps reduce belly fat, lowers cholesterol and promotes weight loss, according to About.com. While some research shows the benefits of consuming coconut oil, more evid... More »

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