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Is it safe to use olive oil to clean the ear wax?

Based on this systematic review, The safety and effectiveness of different methods of ear wax removal: a systematic review and economic evaluation: On measures of wax clearance Cerumol, sodium ...
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Is hemp oil the same as CBD oil?

Hemp oil is made from the seeds of the cannabis plants. These typically contain almost no cannabinoids, like THC or CBD. CBD-oil is any oil, not only hemp oil, enriched with CBD. The industry seems to ...
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Is using vegetable oil bad for a ketogenic diet?

The general recommendation against vegetable oil has nothing to do with the oil source. The usual complain is that vegetable oils are perceived as "highly processed" and thus "not natural". Which of ...
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Is canola oil good or bad as compared to other cooking oils?

Fat rodents are slightly dumber than lean mice? The Effect of canola oil consumption on memory, synapse and neuropathology in the triple transgenic mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease (2017) is an ...
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When boiling/steaming spinach or kale, are the omega 3 oils boiled out?

The omega-3 fatty acids will not be boiled out. The omega-3 fatty acid content of kale and spinach is mainly made up of ALA (alpha-linolenic acid). This can be seen on nutritional profiles for these ...
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Which oil is healthiest for frying?

There are 2 main issues: smoke point and content For frying, it is obviously better to avoid oils with a low smoke point. Heating oils beyond their smoke point causes them to break down and oxidise. ...
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Is using vegetable oil bad for a ketogenic diet?

What is bad is not vegetable oil but making decisions based on pseudoscience. There is no evidence that low carb diets will do you any good except if you are (pre)diabetic. It's not good science to do ...
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Flax seed vs supplements for omega-3

The omega-3 fatty acids with potential health benefits are EPA and DHA found in fish and fish oil. The omega-3 in flaxseed is alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) and there seems to be insufficient evidence ...
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Omega 3/6/9 versus Omega 3 supplements

In alpha-linolenic (omega-3) and linoleic (omega-6) deficiency, the production of mead acid (omega-9) in the body increases (PubMed). Judging from this fact alone, supplementation with omega-9 sounds ...
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Omega 3/6/9 versus Omega 3 supplements

People who are deficient in Omega-3, Omega-6 and/or Omega-9 would benefit from a 3/6/9 supplement. However it is difficult to envisage a scenario in which omega-6/9 intake would be lacking, since ...
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Questions about the use of Vitamin-E to prevent scar formation after blood donation

WebMD seems to suggest no: "Atopic eczema (disorder causing skin itching) Vitamin E has been applied to the skin to prevent scars. However, because of a risk of allergic skin reaction, some ...
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