Side Effects from Common Home Remedies

Last Modified on Jul 08, 2014


 

Coconut Oil

Approval Ratings
BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS (2)
6%
WORKED TEMPORARILY (1)
3%
SIDE EFFECTS (32)
91%

[SIDE EFFECTS]  03/08/2008: Gislain from Phoenix, AZ: "I recently posted a comment about Coconut Oil and how eating a tablespoon each day helped my Depression. After two days of taking Coconut Oil internally, I developed a terrible case of Heartburn. I felt better emotionally but physically, my chest was painful and the heartburn lasted all day and night. I thought eating too fast was the culprit initially. I was suffering with this Heartburn for an entire week. I wondered if the heavy saturated fat content of the Coconut Oil was making my body react this way.

Today, I didn't eat any Coconut Oil and my symptoms reduced by over 50%. I love the Oil Pulling, Apple Cider Vinegar, and everything else listed on this site. Unfortunately, eating Coconut Oil didn't work out for me apparently. I do plan on using Coconut Oil externally on my skin."

[SIDE EFFECTS]  03/01/2008: Kelly from Brooklyn, NY: "i found out i was hypo in Sept 07. have never been overweight ..read about VCO so i tried it for a month but have gained weightI went from size 4 to 6 in a short time. i exercise alot and have not changed my eating habits with the exception of adding VCO to my diet. I would have 1lbs on my toast in the morning and then cook with another tbls at night. i started taking it for additional energy and softer skin...but the only thing i got was thicker thighs and stomach. i just had my endo appt this week and still had to increase my meds as the THS levels were still not close to normal. I guess I was the exception!"

[SIDE EFFECTS]  02/27/2008: Melissa from Miami, USA: "Hello, just wanted to give some feedback in regards to my experience with coconut oil usage. I took about 1 tbsp. of coconut oil and in less than 1 hour I had intense pain in my stomach along with heartburn ( I never get this). After that I developed diarrea and vomited. Those reactions lasted well through the night and for two days after taking the coconut oil the intense stomach pains persisted. If you are going to try cocunut oil it might be a great idea to use it as a cooking agent as suggested by another reader rather than ingesting it."

[SIDE EFFECTS]  12/26/2007: Becky from Bellefonte, PA: "I've started taking Coconut oil, and for the 1st time in my life I get terrible heartburn. What can I do to rectify this? I really want to try coconut oil for a number of benefits to my health, but what to do???"

Replies
09/26/2009: Dean from Ncr, Philippines replies: "When you take VCO also eat a piece of soda cracker & a glass of water. I have been orally taking this for the past 4 years at 5-7ml per day and have not encountered side-effects. I'm not sure if shipping has some effect on the product once it gets to your area."

[SIDE EFFECTS]  12/19/2007: Beverly Anne from Miami, FL: "Up to two weeks of v.c.o. usage I've got great looking/feeling skin but my face has broken out and experienced dryness. I've also got diarrhea and nausea with usage but am almost certain it is because of candida die-off symptoms as I understand vco has caprylic acid qualities used in fighting candida infection. Otherwise, I've lost weight, thyroid pulsating has subsided quite a bite and no vaginal discharge. Will up the dosage from 1 TBS. to 1.5 gradually during next week."

[SIDE EFFECTS]  12/14/2007: Linda from Concord, CA: "I began using VCO on doctor's orders to help combat hypothyroid. My skin, hair, energy levels were all positive results. I also used VCO as a deodorant. However, after a few days I began gaining weight, got dizzy spells and some diarrhea. My blood pressure soared! After continued trials for a couple of weeks, my doctor advised me to stop using it. This was disappointment as I got good results in other areas; however, every attempt made to try it again caused my BP to go higher. I do full body cleanses once or twice a year. Possibly it might help if I did just liver cleanse? I'm 60 years old, exercise daily, eat healthy foods, do drink 1.5 cups coffee in morning and am Blood Type A. Disappointed as not being able to use coconut oil due to HBP. Would appreciate any comments on my HBP problem to be answered on this site. Any insight would be beneficial. Thanks, a CA gal"

Replies
09/26/2009: Dean from Ncr, Philippines replies: "1-1.5 liters of natural tea (single bag/4-5 pcs fresh leaves) might help. I've been taking VCO for 4 years now with no side effect. I take 5-7.5ml each day and has given me healthy hair, skin & digestive system. My BP has been steady at 130/80 and I'm 42yo. However, I am not limiting myself with VCO. I still stick to my high fiber diet mostly from legumes which is plentiful in my location and my daily 1.5 liter dose of natural green tea in the evening (blumea balsamifera leaves-fresh or bagged), also, I still take my multi-vitamins every day. I suggest you explore other natural products that may counter the side effects of VCO in your body and enjoy its good effects."

[SIDE EFFECTS]  11/07/2007: Shane (McManus) from Sunbury, Victoria/Australia: "I've had mixed results taking coconut oil. It cleared my eczema and improved my skin but have been light headed and dizzy after 2 weeks of taking it. Also my hayfever has come back where i was fine before. A herxheimer reaction should have settled after 2 weeks. I'm wondering if others who have had reactions are Blood group O, as according to the blood group diet coconut oil does not agree with type O blood."

[SIDE EFFECTS]  09/27/2007: Jess from London, England: "the many times I tried massaging my head with coconut oil, if I leave it on for too long on my head, I end up with a fever. After many years of not using it, I used it a few days ago. Left it on for many hrs and the next day, I had the worst flu and still am feeling very lethargic, weak."

[SIDE EFFECTS]  09/23/2007: John from Virginia Beach, Virginia: "it has now been over two weeks since i started taking VCO, i had stomach pains and diarrhea at first but the pains have subsided. I havent experienced any weight loss but i havent gained any weight either. It does give me a little bit of energy."

[SIDE EFFECTS]  09/21/2007: Dee from Mineral Wells, TX: "I have recently taken CO Butter because of the great taste and then taken the VCO later for about for about 4 days, my autistic son was prescribed Caprylic Acid for yeast and bacteria overgrowth, so thought I'd give it a try, although I have had a wonderful decrease in cravings for sweets and an increase in energy it is totally overkill, Not only did I have more energy but TOOO much, I've stopped taking it due to this, I took approximately 1 to 2 tablespoons daily and can't sleep, 2am rolls around and here I am, awake, and the most bothersome thing is now my feet and lower legs are cramping soo much I cants sleep!!! I'm tired but am revved up like the energizer bunny, how long will this last and what can be done about the feet?? Help Me!!!"

EC: We wrote to Dee for more information...

Replies
09/24/2007: Dee replies: "Hope this helps, Caprylic Acid is Coconut Oil, anyway I did not take Caprilic Acid, I took VCO. Still have insommnia and cramping legs and feet at night, will this wear off anytime soon, its been about 7 days. Im starting to feel tired at night but still cant manage to sleep until 1 or 2 am. Thanks."

[SIDE EFFECTS]  09/12/2007: John from Virginia Beach, Virginia: "vco [virgin coconut oil] has been giving me bad stomach pains and diarrhea. I've only been taking it for several days now but i'm hoping these side effects subside in the near future..."

[SIDE EFFECTS]  03/21/2007: Sheena from Belize, Belize: "I first tried coconut oil to combat the symptoms of hypothyroidism 2 weeks ago.By the first day, I had fantastic energy and felt like I've never felt before! One week ago however, I started having heart palpitations, high blood pressure and tachycardia (rapid heart rate), even at rest, that landed me in the ER. I had never had these problems before and I am wondering if the oil boosted my metabolism so much that it is causing these symptoms. Is there anyone else that has experienced this? I feel great otherwise, but my unbelieving doctor has told me to stop taking the oil and put me on antihypertensive meds. I was taking a tablespoon with every meal. Was this too much? Can somebody please help me?"

Replies
05/18/2008: Lori Hale from Nascar City, Tennessee replies: "I think you were taking too much coconut oil, I take it and I only take 2 tablespoons a day only. I find that it is very good in oatmeal with raw sugar. Hope this helps. Lori."
09/26/2009: Dean from Ncr, Philippines replies: "You'll be tied to hyper-meds for life if you start taking those. Take your VCO every other day & add green tea to your daily diet (1-1.5liters as part of the required 6-8 glasses of water each day. You may add crushed celery in your tea. It adds flavor and helps in lowering BP . VCO does improve metabolism & energy. Stay active and use that extra energy. And try rich-fiber diet. I hope this helps."
09/27/2009: Carolyn from Hobbs, Nm Usa replies: "Dean, what is VCO? What kind of tea is balsamifera leaves? Thanks, Carolyn"

EC: VCO = Virgin Coconut Oil

Colon Hydrotherapy

Approval Ratings
SIDE EFFECT (1)
100%

[SIDE EFFECTS]  01/20/2012: Bp In La from Los Angeles, California, United States: "Recently, I did a clay colon cleanse that recommended a follow-up colon hydrotherapy session. Toward the end of the hydrotherapy session, I had intense pain in my upper left abdominal area, as if there was a blockage of some kind, and once the clay was past that area the pain subsided.

I want to know if anyone has had the same experience during a hydrotherapy session and what it might be and what can be done? I have not had any professional diagnosis. I am thinking it may be either some kind of polyp, parasite or tumor. Thank you."

Constipation Caused From Op and ACV

Approval Ratings
SIDE EFFECT (1)
100%

[SIDE EFFECTS]  09/09/2007: JoLen from Milwaukee, WI: "I have been oil pulling and using ACV with b/s for the past two weeks. I feel good, however, I am more constipated. I noticed when I take dark molasses it helps me. Has anyone had this reaction and if so, what did you do to remedy this?"

Copper

Approval Ratings
SIDE EFFECT (1)
100%

[SIDE EFFECTS]  07/12/2011: Nauseous from Ocean, Usa: "I took 2 mg copper supplement to reverse grey hair and I feel nauseous. Google search said its a sign of too much copper or lack or zinc so too much copper or body can't handle copper because of some disorder like Wilson's Disease. What can I do to get copper to turn hair color back but not get sick? I didn't realize too much copper can hurt the liver. I didn't take much so maybe I need zinc then I can take the copper again? Its some good brand chelated copper. If my sick is not due to a zinc deficiency can I make liver stronger somehow? I must have copper deficiency because of all grey hair."

Replies
07/12/2011: Catherine from Wellington, New Zealand replies: "Check your B Vitamins.. Grey hair can be brought on by stress which depletes B viamins. Poor intestinal health and incomplete nutrient absorption all contribute to hair health. You could try a course of unsulphured Black Strap Molasses as it is a better balanced and natural selection of minerals for hair. Many people have success with this. Have a look at the testimonies here on Earth Clinic for Black Strap Molasses. I wouldn't embark on single mineral supplementation without a good deal of research. Best of luck"


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