Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- POPULAR REMEDIES
- Acid Reflux
- Adrenal Fatigue
- Alzheimer's and Parkinson's
- Antibacterial, Antifungal
- Athlete's Foot
- Back Pain
- Bathing: Caution on Slippery Oil
- Belch, Smelly
- Bladder Infections
- Blood Pressure
- Body Temperature, Menstruation
- Canker Sores
- Cheap Coconut Oil Sources
- Chronic Fatigue
- Chronic Sinusitis
- Coconut Oil
- Coconut Oil Alternatives
- Coconut Oil and Hair Dye
- Coconut Oil Application Tips
- Coconut Oil Caveats
- Coconut Oil Ointment
- Coconut Oil Recipes
- Coconut Sugar
- Digestive Issues
- Dry Skin
- Energy Booster
- Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
- Fat Stripper
- Gallbladder Pain
- General Feedback
- Genital Warts
- Gum Disease
- Gum in Hair
- Hair Loss
- Head Congestion
- Heart Health
- How to Take Internally
- Ingrown Toenail
- Itchy Skin
- Make Your Own Coconut Oil
- Meningitis, Encephalitis
- Mite Infestation
- Multiple Cures
- Oil Pulling
- Organic Vs. Regular
- Perioral Dermatitis
- Precancerous Skin Lesions
- Primary Complex (Tb of the Lungs)
- Rancid Coconut Oil
- Refined Vs. Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
- Saturated Fat in Coconut Oil
- Shelf Life
- Side Effects
- Sinus, Allergy and Asthma Issues
- Skin Issues
- Skin Lesions
- Smelly Scalp
- Sore Throat Infections, Chronic
- Storing Coconut Oil
- Stretch Marks
- Sweet Cravings
- Ted's Coconut Oil Feedback
- The Elderly and Children
- Weight Loss
- Where to Buy: India
09/17/2011: Jm from Chesterland, Oh: "What coconut oil capsules do you take? I bought extra virgin coconut oil from the vitamin shoppe can you take it by spoon? ..."
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[YEA] 11/26/2008: Nichole from Stanton, CA: "Well I just want to say thanks sooo much for this remedy!!! I picked my nephew up for a visit this evening and found out he had a high fever when I picked him up. I found this site a few days ago and have been using Coconut oil to treat hypothyroidism which also caused a large nodule to form on my husbands neck... the coconut oil has been AMAZING! He has had anxiety attacks a lot lately but when he was feeling anxious I had him take some and within ten minutes he felt energetic and the anxiousness went away! I started using it myself and notice that I feel better both physically as I have more energy and mentally as I have this wonderful mental clarity. I've started giving it to my son as well and put it on some toast instead of butter or margarine and then added some jam.. tastes great and he cant tell the difference! Also a quick recipe to get kids to take ACV is to add a couple tablespoons to a bag of sliced apples, allow to sit for at least a day and the kids gobble them up!
K back to the fever... My nephews fever was at 102.3 when I looked up on this site what to use, he was feeling horrible with a really bad ache in his leg and his skin was so sensitive he didnt want us touching him. I found the egg white remedy and sent my mom to get four egg whites from downstairs, had him put on socks and soaked them in the eggwhites then bagged his feet so he could lay in bed. After an hour his fever just barely dropped so I got back on wondering what I did wrong... the socks had absorbed all the eggwhites so I got four more eggwhites and poured those into the baggies and this time put a second pair of socks over the bags to keep the egg whites on his feet. His fever started dropping in about 20 min to (99.4) then he got up and started playing with his cousin... so far its been about 45 min since adding the extra egg whites and he is feeling lots better, I cant account for the temp though because he's been running around playing lol. Right now its 101 but I think its cause hes not laying down and resting... I will post back later as to how long it took for his fever to break, I know it hasnt yet since he isnt sweating."
[YEA] 10/01/2008: Melissa from Kaukauna, Wi: "I've been taking extra-virgin (cold compressed) coconut oil for 1 month now. Wow the results are simply amazing. I suggest everyone tries it. It's great for many things..I've lost weight almost right away, and my energy wow, I'm loving it. I'm not tired anymore...and the cool thing is that your body actually tells you when it needs the oil...I have nothing bad to say about it.. GOOD LUCK"Replies
10/01/2008: Suzt from Missoula, MT replies: "Melissa, how much do you take a day?"
[YEA] 06/14/2008: Dianna from Austin, Texas: "i started using virgin coconut oil about a year ago. i got it to use on my hair but couldn't resist eating it!!! soon i was using it all over my body. the first thing i noticed is that for the first time EVER i was no longer constipated!!! then my skin started becoming silkier. also i have always been cold and this was the first winter that i was not cold all the time. i like to massage my entire body with the VCO and then get into a very warm bath and soak. i do not use soap but scrub with a loofah. when i get out my skin is silky and very soft. using it this way has totally removed the little hard bumps that used to be all over the back of my arms and on my thighs. at first my boyfriend was skeptical. he was a chef and only knew about hydrogenated coconut oil and that it was dangerous. now he is doing oil pulling with the VCO as am i and both of us have stronger whiter teeth!!! also he has seen me give it to my pet rats and seen the good results: softer and shinier fur and less allergies!!!
we all love virgin coconut oil!!!"
10/05/2008: Renee from Gilbert, LA replies: "Just started looking into vco, what do you mean by "pulling"?"
EC: More info about oil pulling here: http://www.earthclinic.com/Remedies/oil_pulling.html
[YEA] 04/22/2008: Sharon from Pace, Florida: "I wrote in the past that I used coconut oil to treat my cats Rhino Virus and ringworm. For myself I take 1 Tbs orally. I have used in on my hair before I wash it. My hair is so soft afterwards.It's great for dandruff. As for my cats I treated the ringworm topically and the rhino virus was treated orally. My cats seem to really like it. They get about a tsp orally. They like it liquid so I run it under hot water. My dogs get about 1 Tbs and they love it too. It has helped Yeast on the skin and allergies. I work as a groomer so I try it for several skin problems."
[YEA] 04/08/2008: Dorie from Ft Lauderdale, Florida: "Coconut Oil for Hypothyroid patients: I heard that virgin coconut oil was a good supplement for people suffering with hypothyroidism. I went to a natural food market and bought a jar of it. That was 2 months ago and I have gone back to buy more several times. I am taking 3 tablespoons in the morning. It has not helped with my weight although I know a few people who used it and lost weight immediately. It has stopped my hair loss (it use to fall out by the handful) and in fact not only is my hair thicker but my eyebrows are growing back. I no longer have cold hands and feet either. It doesn't cure thyroid problems but it certainly is a great supplement to help with the effects of the disease."
[YEA] 03/20/2008: WAYNE from TRELAWNY, JAMAICA: "I DISCOVERED THE SITE JUST A WEEK AGO AND MADE SOME VCO, I HAVE FOLLOWED THE ADVISE OF SOME OF YOUR CONTRIBUTORS BY USING THE VCO IN MY FOOD PREPARATION,I HAVE NOT YET STARTED TO TAKE IT IN IT RAW STATE BY THE TBL. SPOON AS YET, HOWEVER, I HAVE NOTICE SOME LEVEL OF IMPROVEMENT WITH ME.
1. I HAVE BETTER BOWEL MOVEMENT.
2. I HAVE MORE ENERGY DURING THE NIGHTS
3. I FOUND MYSELF SNEEZING FOR THE FIRST FEW NIGHTS AND A BURNING SENSATION IN ONE NOSTRIL
4. I HAVE LOST A FEW POUNDS.
5. PERSON HAS BEGAN TO TELL ME THAT I LOOK FRESH AND RELAX.
6. I SLEEP BETTER THROUGH THE NIGHT.
7. I FIND MUCUS CONSTANTLY COMING TO MY THROAT.
MAKE TOAST BUT FIRSTLY START TOASTING THE BREAD (WHOLE WHEAT),BEFORE ITS DONE TAKE THE BREAD OUT APPLY SOME VCO AND PUT IT BACK TO FINISH TOASTING ITS TASTE GREAT"
[YEA] 02/27/2008: Robert from Glendale, CA, USA: "I have hypothyroidism. It was diagnosed about 14 months ago. But to tell the truth I think I have had it much longer. I started taking EVCO on Jan 15th. My skin cleared up immediately. I do not take my rosacea meds any longer. Until my blood test next month I continue to take my Synthroid. I am hoping one day that I will not have to take it any longer. I take 2 tbsps before meals 3x daily. I tried taking it by itself but I can't stomach it any longer so now I take it with tea 20 min before my meal. I can tell you that I have not been hungry while dieting. I had diarrhea for about one month. Now I don't .Only if I eat something at a fast food place (then I get the runs.) I have only lost 2 lbs. in this time but my clothes fit much better and I look thinner in the mirror and others are telling me I look as if I lost weight. I have more energy and feel better. I can continue my hour yoga class now where as before I could not due to energy exhaustion. I will continue this until I fit into the size pants i want. Then I will try to figure out how to maintain on the oil. My next problem? How to get it with me on the plane when I go to India in April. Cheers"
[YEA] 02/04/2008: Toni from Enid, Okla.: "I started using VCO 3 weeks ago for hair loss. Well in that time I have seen a dramatic difference in my hair plus my hot flashes are decreasing. Now there are only 2 a week. My energy level has increased, my insomnia is gone and my mood is alot better, also my moisture has increased in my whole body. I can't wait to see what happens in 6 months. I take 3 tbsp. a day."
[YEA] 02/02/2008: Rick from Branchburg, NJ: "Success! I have been using virgin coconut oil for the past 4 months, typically 2-3 Tbs a day. I just received my blood test results. Total Cholesterol 234, HDL 86, LDL 131, Triglycerides 83, Fasting blood glucose 96. While my overall cholesterol did increase from last year's 182, my HDL was much higher than last year's 60. LDL also increased from last year's 102. I am extremely pleased with these results since the all important ratio (Total/HDL) decreased from 3.0 to 2.7. Finally, I have also found it amazing that I have not had a cold or any illness during this time. In the past, I would normally get some kind of sore throat or cold during the winter months. Energy levels are high and I do find that the coconut oil also keeps me regular."
[YEA] 01/25/2008: SHEANNA from DOUGLASVILLE, ATLANTA, GA: "I HAVE BEEN USING COCONUT OIL FOR 1 MONTH NOW. HAVEN'T SEEN ANY CHANGE YET. HOW LONG SHOULD I BE TAKING THE COCONUT OIL???? I USE IT AS A FACE WASH AND AS A FACE OIL. NOTHING CHANGE YET. I ALSO TAKE 3 TEASPOONS OF COCONUT OIL. 1 TEASPOONS WITH EACH MEAL. I NOTICE THAT IT LOWER YOUR CHOLESTEROL I HAVE LESS HEADACHES AND FEEL AWOSOME. I HAVE ALSO LOST 20 POUNDS TAKING THE COCONUT OIL.GUESS WHAT I STILL EAT WHAT I WANT 1 TAESPOON BEFORE EACH MEAL. I HAVEN'T CHANGED ANY EATING HABITS ALSO DRINK 6 TO 8 GLASSES OF WATER. I ALSO USE THIS AS A HAIR CARE PRODUCT ON MY SCALP. I HAVE TO BLADSPOTS THAT HAVE BEEN GROWING LIKE CRAZY. I HAVE TRYED EVERYTHING ON MY BALDSPOTS AND NOTHING HAS WORKED. EXTRA VIRGIN COCONUT OIL IS A BLESSING IN MY LIFE."Replies
02/17/2012: Melanie from Sparks, Nevada replies: "That is wonderful to hear that your bald spot have hair growing like crazy! My dad suffers from bald spots as well, what should I tell him to do? Apply the coconut oil and leave it on for hours or use it like a shampoo?
Also I want to start using it on my skin. Using it both on my face as a cleanser and a moisturizer is good? I have decent skin so I am afraid to clog the pores and create acne. I have some blackheads I would like to get rid of and have heard coconut oil does work for this as well.
Sounds like coconut oil has tons of benefits, I am anxious to try!
Thank you in advance for taking the time to read this and respond."
[YEA] 01/21/2008: Sharon from Pace, Florida: "Since I have been on coconut oil. I have not been sick. I usually get every cold that comes near me. I also have not had any headaches since I have been on coconut oil. I have also used coconut oil to clear up Feline Rhinovirus(feline herpes virus). It was chronic and has not come back since. I have also used coconut oil to treat ringworm on 2 kittens and a hotspot on my dog."Replies
"EC: Sharon, please tell us the exact measurements (teaspoon/tablespoon, externally/internally, etc.) that you used on yourself and your animals. Thanks!"
[YEA] 01/16/2008: Penelope from Ventura, California: "Hi my name is Penelope. I live in Ventura California. I started using Coconut oil 4 months ago. I took it with positive effects but noticed my blood pressure was elevated so I stopped taking it to see if my pressure came down. It did 5 points but after resuming it my pressure remained about the same.
Since my mother has a problem with high blood pressure I was curious to see if it had any effect on blood pressure. I would like to share the positive effects I had taking it. I am 68 years old after taking it for 4 days I noticed my skin was better and many wrinkles lessoned. Nice side effect! I am plagued with Psoriasis it did not cure it but it did take away the scaly part and diminish the appearance of it.
However it did remove the black lines under my nails from the Psoriasis and the fungus under my toe nails is all most gone. I have a huge build up of the scales under my toe nails and on the bottom of my feet that were all most gone. In the two weeks I didn't take the oil the scales started to reappear but are now once again lessoning. I had aging spots on my face and hands that are all most gone. My hair shines and has thickened.
I have arthritis and am "all most" pain free. My headaches have all most disappeared and my energy is wonderful. I did notice the two weeks I was not using the oil all these things started to return but I am all most back to where I was. I have been exposed to the flu several times and so far haven't been sick which is a minor miracle since my immune system is bad. A blessed effect is I am losing weight which is wonderful and I am able to exercise and walk because of my pain being all most gone. Oh one other benefit I am sleeping better. Well no cures which is what you were hoping for but definite benefits."Replies
11/29/2010: Gail from Delray Beach, Fl replies: "I would like to know which Coconut Oil you recommend to take internally. There are so many out there and I am afraid to take the wrong one. I need MORE energy. Please reply. Thank you. Gail"
01/02/2011: Cocogirl from Los Angeles, California replies: "To Gail: a few good ones to try are Nutiva, Garden of Life, or Spectrum (the Spectrum unrefined NOT refined)"
[YEA] 01/11/2008: Chrissy from Orlando, Florida: "I use coconut oil anytime that I get a sunburn and it works like a charm to relieve the skin and to help prevent peeling. I also know that when people in my family began to cook with it instead of any other oil they had a drop in cholesterol."
[YEA] 12/10/2007: Glenys from Cleveland, United Kingdom: "Been taking vco for 8 weeks lost 8 lbs in weight, thats without trying. I have an underactive thyroid problem, just feel so energised since I have been taking vco. Use oil every other day as an all over body moisturiser, skin feels so soft and supple. THANK YOU Earth clinic for introducing me to this wonderful oil."
[YEA] 12/05/2007: McFord from Lafayette, LA: "I started taking coconut oil capsules i month ago. i have experience a calm sense of energy, fast hair and nail growth and lost 12 lbs. without any additional effort. i only take 2 caplules before breakfast instead of the recommended doasage of 2/before each meal. many friends and family members are astonished of how much my physical appearance has changed. isuffer from ms, ra and fibromyalgia. vco has allowed me to perform my coaching and duties as a pe teacher with less pain. of course i do also take 2 flax seed and fish oil capsule in addition to my multi-vitamin (50 plus) along with my vca daily."Replies
09/17/2011: Jm from Chesterland, Oh replies: "What coconut oil capsules do you take? I bought extra virgin coconut oil from the vitamin shoppe can you take it by spoon? thanks!"