Natural topical remedies for eczema are put to the test, including licorice root gel, St. John’s Wort cream, and emollients such as coconut oil, mineral oil, and petroleum jelly.
Do the medium-chain triglycerides in coconut oil, and the fiber in flaked coconut, counteract the negative effects on cholesterol and artery function?
When oil pulling was put to the test for teeth whitening, halitosis, and dental enamel erosion, the results were no better than rinsing with water—or worse.
Does extra virgin olive oil have the same adverse effect on arterial function as refined oils and animal fats?
Sellers of coconut oil use a beef industry tactic to downplay the risks associated with the saturated fat in their products.
Are there dietary supplements that can help with atopic dermatitis?
Oil pulling is put to the test head-to-head against chlorhexidine mouthwash for oral and dental health measures.
What evidence exists to suggest oil pulling can effectively treat serious diseases such as paralysis, meningitis, cancer, and AIDS?
The effects of coconut oil are compared to butter and tallow. Even if virgin coconut oil and other saturated fats raise LDL “bad” cholesterol, isn’t that countered by the increase in HDL “good” cholesterol?
Oil pulling may help with tooth sensitivity, but the risk of inducing lipoid pneumonia outweighs the benefits.
Though there have been more than a thousand papers published on coconut oil in medical journals, there is little evidence it helps with Alzheimer’s disease.
Sprinkling vinegar on greens may augment their ability to improve endothelial function.
A study of 13 over-the-counter children’s fish oil supplements found that all were contaminated with PCB pollutants.
What happens inside the arteries going to the hearts and brains of those who add nuts or extra virgin olive oil to their diet?
Fish and fish oil consumption do not appear to protect against heart disease, arrhythmias, or sudden death, but why would they increase cancer risk?
Advice to eat oily fish, or take fish oil, to lower risk of heart disease, stroke, or mortality is no longer supported by the balance of available evidence.