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Ask the Doctors - Could coconut oil lower my cholesterol?

June 26, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Could coconut oil lower my cholesterol?

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Dear Doctor: I’m 75, healthy, and want to stay that way in spite of a bad family history regarding hearts and arteries. I have taken 10 milligrams of Lipitor for several years, but am wondering if I should try coconut oil to lower my cholesterol. We seem to be seeing a sudden rise in the […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, canola oil, cholesterol, coconut oil, coronary heart disease, Dr. Robert Ashley, lauric acid, LDL, olive oil, palmitic acid, saturated fat


Ask the Doctors - Does olive oil help heal skin wounds?

June 12, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Does olive oil help heal skin wounds?

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Dear Doctor: Can olive oil be used topically to aid healing? Olive oil has been used since ancient times as a cosmetic and to aid skin healing.  The ancient Egyptians used it as an anti-wrinkle potion; the Romans used it as a moisturizer after bathing.  To this day, olive oil is used widely in many […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, diabetic ulcers, fatt acid, injuries, linoleic acid, olive oil, palmitic acid, skin, skin irritation