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Chew on This with Kim Barnouin: Coconut Oil Myths, Pee in the Pool & Booze's Health Hazards

Dr. Friedman and Kim chew on the new report on coconut oil, why urine in the pool is more dangerous than you'd think, and the new research on alcohol's damaging effects.

Coconut Oil Dangerous?

Scientific research has proven coconut oil's health benefits, but the American Heart Association just released a statement claiming coconut oil is as unhealthy as beef fat and butter, resulting in increased risk of heart attack and stroke.

What's the real scoop?

The old way of looking at cholesterol needs to be reevaluated. The benefits of coconut oil outweigh the detriments.

Urine in Pools Creates Toxic Compound

Mixing urine with pool chemicals can create a toxic compound that affects the lungs, heart and central nervous system. A clean pool should have little-to-no chemical smell. Don't be afraid to ask how recently the pool was cleaned. 

The good news is more pools are using salt water solutions, avoiding chemicals.

Light-to-Moderate Drinking Poses Potential Health Hazards

A new study shows consuming low-to-moderate levels of alcohol can cause an increased risk of cancer, heart disease and dementia; just as much as heavy drinking. More research may be needed to confirm these findings. 

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Chew on This with Kim Barnouin: Coconut Oil Myths, Pee in the Pool & Booze's Health Hazards
Kim Barnouin
Kim BarnouinBefore she was a Skinny Bitch, Kim Barnouin was a high school drop-out turned model who only crossed paths with a vegetable on her pizza. Today she is the co-author of the New York Times Bestseller, Skinny Bitch, with its sequels Skinny Bitch in the Kitch, Skinny Bitch: Bun in the Oven, Skinny Bitch: Just Bitchin, and a line of fitness DVDs.

As a kid, Kim used to spit veggies into her napkin. As a young adult, she couldn't get enough of earth's treats. It was during this transition that Kim became obsessed with nutrition. She got her hands on every book and enrolled in a Bachelor's program in Natural Health. 

She wouldn't stop there. 

This retired beach bum went on to receive a Master's in Holistic Nutrition and is currently working on her PhD. Learning about how food affects and heals many diseases and illnesses was something she wanted to share with everyone.