Add New Post

Coconut Oil Cures

Last Modified on Dec 14, 2015

Dispelling Coconut Oil Myths, Investigating Health Benefits

Coconut oil got a bad rap based on science that only investigated the cheap stuff (hydrogenated coconut oil), but virgin coconut oil is a genuinely healthy food that can be an effective skin care treatment and overall health supplement. Cold-pressed coconut oil is full of medium chain fatty acids (MCFA) that are quickly processed into energy, will not be stored in adipose tissue, and that may improve insulin efficiency among a host of other natural health benefits.

Selecting cold-pressed virgin coconut oil is the essential thing here, as the cheaper hydrogenated oil is indeed harmful for your health (but ignore the claims of "Extra" Virgin Coconut Oil. There is no "extra" to be had, and this is just a marketing gimmick). As for use of virgin coconut oil in cooking, it is acceptable for use at all temperatures unlike with olive oil which should only be used with low temperature cooking.

Virgin Coconut Oil Benefits

Virgin coconut oil is a cholesterol-free saturated fat that is more than 40% composed of lauric acid, a medium chain fatty acid well-regarded for potential potential benefits. For lauric acid and coconut oil overall, these health benefits include increased energy and metabolism, reduction in waist size, potential weight loss benefits, antibacterial effects, anti-parasitic effects, and thyroid benefits.

Do you take coconut oil? Please let us know if it has cured you of anything!

Oil Pulling with Coconut Oil
Coconut Oil Facts

Print Print facebook twitter youtube

Remedies for Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil
Natural Cures

Alphabetical Popularity Recent Post
Adrenal Fatigue22009-09-14
Alzheimer's and Parkinson's12012-04-08
Alzheimer's and Parkinson's22013-09-01
Antibacterial, Antifungal12011-02-10
Appetite Suppressant12014-10-30
Athlete's Foot22006-07-02
Back Pain22009-09-22
Bathing: Caution on Slippery Oil12007-12-30
Belch, Smelly12008-01-26
Bladder Infections12007-04-02
Blood Pressure12006-07-16
Body Temperature, Menstruation12011-02-16
Canker Sores22013-07-02
Cheap Coconut Oil Sources22007-11-25
Chronic Fatigue12007-08-23
Chronic Sinusitis12006-01-07
Coconut Oil12013-05-24
Coconut Oil Alternatives12008-05-07
Coconut Oil and Hair Dye12013-01-18
Coconut Oil and Healthy Fats12014-06-23
Coconut Oil and the Liver12013-12-04
Coconut Oil Application Tips12010-05-18
Coconut Oil Caveats12008-07-04
Coconut Oil Ointment12013-05-05
Coconut Oil Recipes82014-01-28
Coconut Sugar12011-12-31
Digestive Issues22006-12-20
Dry Skin202008-05-20
Energy Booster52015-06-27
Extra Virgin Coconut Oil32008-11-19
Fat Stripper12007-10-06
Gallbladder Pain12007-02-27
General Feedback222014-09-16
Genital Warts12007-04-30
Gum in Hair12008-05-18
Hair Loss32010-04-24
Head Congestion12010-02-01
Heart Health12012-09-08
How to Take Internally402013-09-08
Ingrown Toenail12007-11-03
Itchy Skin12008-08-23
Make Your Own Coconut Oil72015-01-04
Meningitis, Encephalitis22011-06-02
Mite Infestation12007-07-25
Multiple Cures702015-12-13
Oil Pulling72013-04-11
Organic Vs. Regular12011-01-17
Perioral Dermatitis12006-01-20
Primary Complex (Tb of the Lungs)12007-09-12
Rancid Coconut Oil32010-06-07
Refined Vs. Extra Virgin Coconut Oil52011-01-08
Saturated Fat in Coconut Oil22010-07-25
Shelf Life12011-05-12
Side Effects612015-10-02
Sinus Infection12015-02-22
Sinus, Allergy and Asthma Issues12006-08-08
Skin Issues422013-03-10
Smelly Scalp12007-03-19
Sore Throat Infections, Chronic22009-01-04
Storing Coconut Oil12013-02-21
Stretch Marks12006-02-25
Sweet Cravings12010-04-26
The Elderly and Children12009-06-29
Where to Buy: India12013-02-16
Where to Buy: NH12014-12-02
Where to Buy: Nigeria12014-11-04


Posted by Dani (Sydney NSW) on 02/27/2006

[BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS]  Been taking this for over one month so far. Unfortunately, i wasn't aware of the "side-effects" when i started, and started taking the standard 3 - 5 tbsp daily, thinking this is good for me. The nausea, diarrhea, and vomiting were not pleasant. I would become nauseous around 8 - 10 hours later, diarrhea would follow, and sometimes i'd wake in the middle of the night to vomit. It took a while to work out these symptoms were caused by the coconut oil. I kept thinking it was food poisoning. I stopped taking coconut oil temporarily, and the symptoms disappeared. Started the coconut oil again, and the symptoms returned -- just like clockwork. I found the trick is to start off with smaller doses, say 1 tsp the first week, then gradually increase. Wish i'd known this prior to starting, would've saved me nearly a month of continually feeling nauseous and ill. On the plus, it has helped with a few things -- it's diminished cravings for sweets and alcohol. And that's great! I'm hoping the longer i take this oil, the more i'll receive some of the other wonderful benefits that i've read about.

Replied by Michael
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

If after you take the oil, it is mobilising the toxins in your body, thats why your body wants to get it out, once the side effects start you should mix a teaspoon of activated charcoal, with water and drink it, the charcoal will soak up all the toxins and you will notice the side effects aren't as bad, you can use ghee as well as coconut oil for the same toxic flush

Adrenal Fatigue  
5 User Reviews | 2 YEA

Posted by Megan (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States) on 09/14/2009

[YEA]  I have been using extra virgin coconut oil for awhile now. I use it both topically for acne and moisturizer/conditioner as well as take 3 tablespoons per day. I also use it in soaps, shampoos, etc. I would recommend EVCO (Extra Virgin Coconut Oil) to anybody! I also use it for adrenal fatigue and hypothyroidism. It has been one of the best things I have done as far as treatment of my symptoms goes. I am only taking supplements and treating my disease naturally. Coconut oil is my number one and apple cider vinegar. Both used for adrenal/thyroid problems in addition to my supplements.

Replied by Beverly
Phyllis, Ky

Megan, Could you please explain more about your use of ACV and coconut oil for thyroid trouble. I am hypothyroid and thought ACV worked against your thyroid in this case? I love the benefits of ACV otherwise and would like to know how you use it? Thanks, Bev.
Replied by Megan
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Beverly, for the ACV: I use 1-2 tablespoons in 10-12 ounces of water. Put in some honey or pure maple syrup to help it go down easier. Just something to naturally sweeten it. The reason it has helped me mainly with my thyroid problem is my puffiness and weight gain. It has drastically reduced my overall "puff" as I call it. Also, it really helps to energize plus has an overall cleansing effect. I really felt so light and energized within just a few days of using this. I have had no other side effects, so I'd say give it a shot. It can't hurt that's for sure. However, I will note that I take no prescription medications, but on the same note, I have never known of it interfering with thryoid problems. I hope that helps you!
Replied by Megan
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Beverly, I am sorry I forgot the coconut oil part! I have been using this about the same amount of time as ACV and I think it's helped drastically. With the thryoid issues I have had really awful looking skin. Not just acne trouble, but overall my skin just looked terrible. Since using it, I have had a few people complient my skin! I was so excited! I still have some acne, but as far as skin tone, it's amazing. Also, it's helped with acne scarring. For my thyroid, EVCO (Extra Virgin Coconut Oil) will definitely help boost thyroid function. I've read that it helps people with a sweet tooth and it will help you lose weight if you're looking to do so. Also, since I started having thyroid trouble, I always got cold hands and feet and just seemed to have poor circulation. It has really helped with this. I have started cooking with it, taking it, using it topically, etc. I really use it for everything! Give it a try too if you've got any of those symptoms: cold feet and hands, weight gain and puffiness, headaches too-used to get one every single day, skin problems, etc. I really have nothing bad to say about ACV or EVCO. Again, might read up on it if you take prescription meds, but overall, I don't know that it would interfere. I hope that this helped you.

Posted by Gail (North Bend, WA) on 04/13/2008

[YEA]  VIRGIN COCONUT OIL FOR HYPOTHYROID AND ADRENAL EXHAUSTION SYMPTOMS. I have been experiencing hypothyroid symtoms as well as adrenal exhaustion symptoms for 6 months. My Medical Doctor did blood and urine tests as well as an MRI because I was experiencing headaches, low body temperature, extreme fatigue, earaches, muscle and joint pain. All tests came back normal. Liver function normal, thyroid normal, B12 normal, iron normal. Naturopath did allergy testing, autoimmune and thyroid tests. Thyroid TSH, T3 and T4 all were in optimal ranges. No allergies to foods. Negative to autoimmune test. I began on my own taking nutritional support for my Adrenals. I purchased a book and took all the recommended supplements for Severe Adrenal Fatigue. My morning temperatures were consistently in the lower 97 degree F. I ate well, eliminating junk food and sugary foods. My morning temperature dropped into the 96 degree F range. In desperation, I began taking Virgin Coconut oil, starting with 2 teaspoons on day 1, then 3 teaspoons on day 2. 3 Tablespoons on day 3. After 4 days of VCO 3 tablespoons a day I was able to do light exercise. Before that I was barely able to make it through a day. My legs felt like lead. I worked 4 days a week at a sitdown job and would be in bed for 3 days. After 9 days of 3 tablespoons of Virgin Coconut Oil a day I had nerve zapping in my right leg and right shoulder at night. Since that time I have had no nerve zaps and the pain in my left shoulder due to Adrenal Fatigue is 98% better. I have been able to exercise vigorously. If I reduce to 1 tablespoons a day my body aches. At 3 tablespoons a day I have energy and have no body aches. My morning temperatures have gone up a degree, 97-98 F. I've been taking Virgin Coconut Oil for a month and a half.

Alzheimer's and Parkinson's  
1 User Reviews | 1 YEA

Posted by Hasshiaussie (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia) on 04/08/2012

[YEA]  My mother is 80 years old and in the 7th stage of Alzheimer's disease. I found out about coconut oil on this site & did the research & looked at giving it to her even though it may be 'too late'. She is in full-time care, immobile and almost baby-like now so feeding her coconut oil is not so easy. We began about three months ago and we have had tremendous success.

We use coconut cream made up as a cosmetic cream and bought from the natural cosmetics section of the health food store. It smells like coconut and is quite cheap. My mother laughed the first time we put it on her arms. Members of my family each have a pot and we put it on her face, arms and chest every day now and her skin which was mottled very badly with large purple black blotches has improved greatly. Everyone reports that she definitely 'perks up' in 10 minutes or so after the cream has been applied. We get many smiles and she is watching what is going on in the room to a much greater extent. The nurses and doctors are very impressed and are looking at getting some coconut oil into the cooking regime for the rest of the people there. Just goes to show it is never 'too late' and worth it to see my elderly father still catching 'that smile'. Thanks Earth Clinic.

Alzheimer's and Parkinson's  
2 User Reviews | 1 YEA

Posted by Roszczynski (Madison, In) on 09/01/2013

[YEA]  My father was placed on a low-cholesterol, lowfat diet after a visit to a doctor. Within a month, he was losing his ability to find words, could not complete sentences, his sense of humor was leaving, and his personality was being altered. I am finalizing my doctorate in psychology and was listening to a lecture by Dr. David Perlmutter (author of Grain Brain) wherein he discussed the impact of lowfat diets on the brain when our brains consist 95% fat. I called my mother immediately after the lecture and we started my dad on 3 TBS a day of coconut oil.

In TWO weeks, he is able to complete sentences, he rarely searches for words, his sense of humor has returned and his IBS has subsided. Additionally, his hearing has also improved, which was an unexpected development. I am fully convinced as a researcher and someone who has seen the impact of coconut oil, that this marvelous oil can provide the nutrients that are missing in our bodies and resolve many health issues that we are facing today.

Posted by Bill Donate
(San Fernando, Philippines) on 10/22/2011 | 1206 Posts

Here is a most interesting study on the benefits of simple coconut oil in the diet helping to prevent/cure Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. Many of the reasons are explained and presented in detail.

This study was carried out by Dr Richard Veech a senior researcher at the NIH. The ketones or ketone-bodies that this article talks about are derived from MCT's in coconut oil. Ted from Bangkok has also written widely about the many benefits of coconut oil containing MCT's and the advantages of using ketone bodies for energy in the body.

"While the hunt for the genetic basis of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's continues, and 'cure' in the form of foetal cell transplant turned into nightmare, senior NIH scientist Richard Veech is developing a promising approach that will involve dietary intervention.

A team, headed by Richard Veech, senior scientist in the United States National Institutes of Health (NIH), has made discoveries that may lead to a simple, effective treatment for Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases. A molecular shunt that feeds into the core metabolic cycle, can protect cultured neurons from the kinds of damages involved in those neurodegenerative diseases...


Antibacterial, Antifungal  
11 User Reviews | 1 SIDE EFFECT

Posted by Bill Donate
(San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines) on 02/10/2011 | 1206 Posts

Some clarification and further research evidence for any doubters concerning the true benefits of virgin coconut oil (VCO).

The most useful protective ingredient by far in VCO is lauric acid -- a medium chain triglyceride fatty acid(saturated fat) which, after it enters the body is easily converted to monolaurin -- a monoglyceride and the active and protective form. VCO contains about 50% lauric acid. By comparison, mother's breast milk contains only 20% lauric acid which works to actively protect babies who feed on the milk.

As far as I'm able to work out, monolaurin acts on lipid coated viruses and bacteria in much the same way as BHT (Butylated Hydroxytoluene) and Hydrogen Peroxide. Monolaurin has several weak hydroxyl(OH) chemical bonds which react with all lipid (fat) coated viruses and bacteria in the same way to disrupt their hydrogen bonds, thus fluidizing the lipids and phospholipids in the outer envelope of the virus and completely exposing their DNA for recognition and direct attack and removal by the body's white blood cells, antibodies and neutralase enzymes. Monolaurin additionally also seems to adversely effect signal transduction during replication of these lipid coated pathogens.

To keep it short -- here is a simple list of Viruses and Bacteria that are already known to be destroyed by VCO:

Viruses killed by VCO

* HIV 1 and HIV
* Measles Virus
* Herpes HSV 1
* Herpes HSV 2
* Herpes Viridae (all)
* Human lymphotrophic viruses(type 1)
* Vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV)
* Visna virus
* Cytomegalovirus
* Epstein-Barr virus
* Influenza virus
* Leukemia virus
* Pneumonovirus
* Sarcoma virus
* Syncytial virusr
* Ruboela virus

Bacteria killed by VCO

* Lysteria monocytogenes
* H. Pylori (gram negative)
* Hemophilus Ibnfluenza (gram negative)
* Staphilococcus aureus
* Streptococcus agalactiae
* Groups A, B , F & G streptococci
* E. Coli
* Salmonella
* Gram positive organisms
* Gram negative organisms if first pre-treated with a chelator.

Research and evidence sources :

Replied by R
Dallas, Texas

Bill thanks for this informing article. How much VCO would you think is needed, daily, to kill a Virus thats on your list (specifically hiv). I have taken it in the past, and had to stop because I was heavily detoxing, and maybe should have just cut my dosage back. I would like to restart, but dont want to over do it again. Any suggestions? And thanks in advance!
Replied by Bill Donate

San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines

1206 Posts
I forgot to add that VCO also contains both caprylic and myrysitc acid triglycerides(saturated oils). VCO contains 5% Caprylic acid and about 18% myristic acid -- and both these triglycerides provide significant defense either topically as well as internally against fungal and yeast infections. I know first hand how useful VCO is against candida. VCO cured my candida constipation rapidly but gently and my bloating symptoms disappeared within a week of starting to take VCO which was a significant player in my own candida cure.
Replied by Bill Donate

San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines

1206 Posts
Hi R... I normsally take a tablespoon of virgin coconut oil (VCO) 2-3 times a day with my coffee. You also needn't worry about VCO clogging up your blood or being stored as fat in your body. The fatty acids in virgin coconut oil are mainly medium chain triglycerides(MCTs), whereas vegetable oils are wholly made up of mainly long chain triglycerides(LCTs). LCTs (veg oils) in excess are normally always stored as body fat and can cause problems in the blood and intestines, whereas MCT's are handled completely differently. MCT's are more easily absorbed into the lymph from the intestines and then all of the MCT's are taken to the liver where some MCT's are converted to glycogen and any excess MCTs are then immediately and directly excreted back into the intestines via the liver. MCTs are not stored in the body tissues as fat like LCTs. Whenever energy is needed by the body, the liver glycogen is quickly converted into ketone bodies and then converted and used in the cells eventually as glucose. No insulin or any glucose regulation involved, the liver controls it all. This is why VCO is so useful for diabetics -- and virgin coconut oil never gets stored as fat in the body. In fact, when I used VCO in my own candida cure, VCO was one of the major reasons why I lost weight. I've been cooking with and using VCO now for over 4 years. My wieght has not and increased and I've never felt healthier.

Regarding HIV therapies, perhaps the best, simplest and one of the most successful is Dr Foster's Selenium HIV therapy. Dr Foster discovered that a major and important enzyme in the liver -- Glutathione peroxidase (protects the liver and body from oxidant damage) -- was heavily depleted in all HIV AIDS patients because the AIDS virus uses it, along with Selenium, amino acids Glutamine, Tryptophan and N-Acetyl-L-Cysiteine (which all become depleted when you have HIV AIDs). Read his free ebook on his HIV AIDS remedy: "What Really Causes AIDS" by Harold Foster

With some small alterations and additions, Dr Foster's therapy is essentially the same as Dr Berkson's therapy for Hepatitis B & C, Cirrhosis and liver disease etc. This therapy simply involves taking Milk Thistle, Selenium, Magnesium and R-Alpha Lipoic Acid daily and is essentially a Triple Antioxidant Therapy to revive and greatly boost the liver, blood and immune system.

A third option is to just take the Chanca Piedra herb everyday (1000 mgs or twice a day). Chanca Piedra is currently undergoing trials against HIV AIDs and has been fairly successful at greatly reducing the viral load. Chanca Piedra is easily obtainable from any health shop and succesfully works to inhibit the reverse transcriptase enzyme in the HIV virus thus completely inhibiting viral reproduction. I know alot about Chanca Piedra -- one of my favourite herbs -- and is another herb that greatly boosts both the liver and the kidneys -- I can personally vouch for this. I grow Chanca Piedra in my garden and I have already used it quite successfully for treating friends and locals who had gallstones, bloating, diabetes, edema, gout, candida and arthritis.

All the above therapies have few if any side-effects and can be combined without problems.

Replied by Bill Donate

San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines

1206 Posts
Hi R... I forgot to fully address your heavy detox problems.

Whenever you have a detox overload problem -- more properly recognized as a Herxheimer Reaction by medical science -- it really doesn't matter whether you successfully kill alot of the pathogens causing your ailment if your liver is over stressed or becoming diseased because it cannot cope with removing and excreting the debris and toxins from the body. An example of this is Stage 4 cancer. You can successfully kill billions of cancer cells but if you liver is diseased and cannot clear the debris or poisons and toxins, then the liklihood is that the cancer victim may well die of cachexia(starvation), morphine overdose or from the cancer. All three of these outcomes can result from a weakened or diseased liver.

Various alternative therapists have recognized this as key to healing the body. If your excretory pathways are clogged and polluted, you're immune system will remain depressed and you will never heal. Dr Gerson from the Gerson Cancer therapy wisely recognized a healthy liver as a key factor in his cancer and tuberculosis therapies.

Dr Gerson did a famous experiment with two rats. One rat had bone cancer and the other rat was completely healthy. He connected up the arteries and veins of both rats so the blood of the healthy rat ran through the sick rat and vice versa.

The outcome was spectacular. Instead of the healthy rat catching the cancer as you might think, the reverse happened and the sick rat was completely healed.

This proved outright that with a healthy immune system, even cancer will be defeated. And the major organ that he focused upon to tune up the immune system was the liver -- which is the chemical factory of the body.

Which is why I have advised treating your liver with various simple but effective therapies in order to boost your immune system while simultaneously attacking and removing your pathogen problems. This will boost and quicken healing time as well as boost the immune system.

Source reference

Replied by R
Dallas , Texas

Bill, Thank you for the great information!! You are so appreciated! One last question is, do you find any one brand of VCO of better quality, over another?
Replied by Bill Donate

San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines

1206 Posts
Hi R... I use a good Filipino brand of VCO called Nature's Gift. It only costs about $6 per liter(34 oz) in the Philippines. That's why I cook with it too, very cheap and it's the only one I've ever used. They also sell the RBD Coconut Oil (made from copra) here but I avoid that one.
Replied by Louise
Orlando, Fl

Hi Bill, just wondering if you could help me. I tried VCO about a year ago. Started with 1tsp and added 1 each day til I was up to 3. After about a week or so, I got a horrible cold sore and started having bladder control issues. So I stopped using the coconut oil and the bladder problem went away. Cold sore was gone after a week and I haven't had one since. I would really like to use coconut oil but am afraid to. Are these normal reactions that will go away after a while, was I doing something wrong or are they possibly allergic reactions? The bladder thing happened to me once before when I tried aspirin therapy - does that have something to do with thinning the blood? Thanks so much for the information.
Replied by Bill Donate

San Fernando, San Fernando, Philippines

1206 Posts
Hi Louise... To find out whether you are allergic to virgin coconut oil (VCO) spread some VCO on a small patch of your skin on say your forearm. If you are allergic to virgin coconut oil, the skin area will eventually become red or itchy.

If you are taking VCO, it is quite likely that your reaction is due to a die-off in your body. Sometimes, when the liver is insufficient or stressed, eruptions may occur on the skin to compensate because the skin is also an excretory organ like the liver. This can also be a way for the body to express and get rid of excess toxins. Your racing heart problems may also be due to the excess toxins released from any die-off or Herx reaction.

So if you want to continue with virgin coconut oil, I would try and give your liver more support by taking the Alpha Lipoic Acid(300 mgs twice a day at meals), Selenium (200 micrograms twice day at meals) and Milk Thistle (1000 mgs twice a day at meals) at the same time. Or simply take 1000 mgs Chanca Piedra capsules twice a day at meals. Both these are protective therapies for the liver and will act to help remove excess toxins from the blood quickly and will also spruce up proper liver function.

I would also begin the VCO therapy with a reduced dose, to help you cope with the die-off more easily. Stick to whatever dose you are happiest with. Start by taking one teaspoon VCO three times a day with meals --and work up slowly to at least two tablespoons a day(6 teaspoons) if you can. This should be enough to help provide benefit to your body.

Replied by Louise
Orlando, Fl

Thanks so much for the response. I will try the allergy test and the liver boosting suggestions. The bladder control problem was the thing that really freaked me out but from what you're saying, sounds like that may have been herx reaction as well. Thanks again.
Replied by Tonya
Leicester, England

[SIDE EFFECTS]   Hi Bill, Last week after reading about VCO on here last week I took a tablespoon of oil before bed as a treatment for Candida. I had a terrible time that night unable to sleep because I was very hyperactive and then my heart began to race, it continued to race for a few days. In 24hrs I lost 4lbs in weight, in a week I have lost half a stone. I am already very slim and can't really afford to lose this much weight. This surprised me as I have used it in cooking previously and as a replacement for butter without these drastic effects. Today I used a tablespoon for roasting some parsnips and so far it hasn't had the same effects. Does the oil or the way in which our bodies use the oil change when it is heated to a high temperature?

7 User Reviews | 2 YEA

Posted by Shiva (Hyderad, Andhra) on 03/26/2009

[YEA]  drink two spoon of pure coconut oil which helps u to increse the apatite and helps u to cure thyroid .. it is my own experience.

Posted by Jenna (Vineland , New Jersey) on 06/15/2007

[YEA]  I have been taking Organic Virgin Coconut Oil for only 3 days now, and let me say my apetite has decreased already. I was one of those people that would eat just because i was bored or because i was stressed out. Not anymore, even if i wanted to eat, i cant, because the oil creates a full feeling. True it is hard to swallow at times, but i grit my teeth and bare it. Sometimes i'll mix it in just a little bit of Organic Apple Juice to mask the taste a little bit. I cant wait to see other things improving.

Replied by Karen
Little Rock, Arkansas

I've found that it all depends on the brand you buy. I bought Jarrow at first, and gagged every time I ate it. Bought Nature's Way brand the next time, and it is SO much better! I could literally drink it, it is so good!
Replied by Noelle
Minneapolis, Mn, Usa

There are lots of great brands of organic virgin coconut oil out there. You might find one you like if you go to, look under Coconut Oil, pick out several brands of organic virgin coconut oil and read the tons of reviews from people who've actually used the product. People will definitely tell you if it tastes and smells good (or not), and if it was effective for what they were using it for. Then you can search for that product at your local health food store, coop, market or superstore. Looking up stuff and finding out about other people's experiences -- that's what the internet is for! Have fun!
Replied by Rick Z
Pueblo, Co

Did major research on why I was having digesting problems and learned bad foods like fast food and what not decreases the good bacteria in the stomach thus leaving the bad bacteria to roam freely. I tried prilosec which didnt help much, I even tried changing my diet and finding that waking up on an empty stomach I will burp uncontrollably even drinking water. So I researched on the why's, how's and what are my options? I found Colloidal silver to help eliminate any toxins or unhealthy bacteria, but that was not enough! I had to also give Acidophilus a try. I repopulated the good bacteria and taken Colloidal Silver precautiously. I started to see great progression with the belching, indigestion and heartburn. Then I ran out of my Acidophilus awhile back and have purchased Coconut Oil and said "Maybe I should give it a shot" What won't kill me will make me stronger, right? So I taken a teaspoon and notice within a few minutes of ingesting it with food I noticed I wasn't burping or getting that sharp pain in the chest which I compared to a heart attack (scary stuff right there) Since I stopped taking Acidophilus and Colloidal Silver, I just stuck with the 1tspn per meal to maintain a healthy digestive tract. I narrowed it down to either I encountered Candida Albicans or H.Pylori which both are in comparison of many symptoms. Gradually reducing the indigestion, heartburn, and other various problems I see going away and not at a slow rate or fast. Everyday I notice a better progression. I'm only 26 and been eating unhealthy for at least 15 years. Sad America teaches us to stuff our face with fastfood instead of serving more healthy alternatives besides a salad or bottle water. Additives and antibiotics and horomones being injected in our cattle and other food eating products and hydrogenated products which in time will lead to dire situations. Yes I am young and shouldn't have these problems but yes People who don't eat right or exercise is heading down a dark road and might not come back, Jack!
Replied by Tina
Princeton, New Jersey

Hi Francisca, I just read your post with dismay. I use a blender, a Vitamix, to make my green smoothies and love them. They not only fill me up but have greatly improved my overall health, including weight loss. Can you tell where you got the information about high speed blenders destroying vitamins and enzymes? Thanks!
Replied by Francisca
Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France

Hi Tina, when I decided to start juicing I did a lot of research because I had no idea of what to buy. Here in France you hardly ever find anything but centrifuge juicers and I thought of buying one but the more I researched the more I came to the conclusion that the best juicers were the masticating juicers, also the advice from a few juicing books I have. It wasn't easy as you hardly ever find one here in mainland Europe so I ordered an Oscar from Amazon. Am I happy? Yes and no, I am happy because of the fact that they turn slowly and therefore everything stays alive, which is very important. Even after a few hours the colors are still amazing, like you threw ink in the juice. What I am not happy about is the quality of the machine, with some fruit and vegetables juice goes into the motor which is not easy to clean, for example but if I ever bought a juicer again, which I probably won't as I hope this one will last me a long time (they aren't cheap.... ), I would probably buy a Champion or else one of the other juicers which is very similar to the Oscar but less expensive.

Appetite Suppressant  

Posted by Mary (Boston, MA) on 10/30/2014

[BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS]  I have two tablespoons of coconut oil a day in my morning smoothie which also includes greens, coconut water, a fruit and coconut milk.

It really cuts my appetite for the day (noticed big time when I missed two days and had a ravenous appetite those days)

There is one draw back though that maybe you can answer. Following the smoothie, about 10 minutes later I get really nauseaus and it lasts a good 20 minutes. I know it must be the coconut oil ...what makes that happen and why and should I make it two smoothies with half the oil. Thanks


Replied by June
Charlotte, North Carolina

I suspect the nausea is your gallbladder reacting to too much fat. I get the same response from coconut oil and any rich, fatty foods and generally have to avoid them. I suggest you stop for a day and then lower the amount of coconut oil and see if that helps. If not, try another supplement.
Replied by Lou
Tyler, Tx

Try taking coconut capsules separate from your juice. They go into the intestines and open up. I believe they bypass the gallbladder. I have trouble ingesting straight coconut oil and the capsules are fine for me.
Replied by Sandi
Wichita, Kansas

I am overweight and I know that if I will not do anything about losing the excess pounds, it's going to cause more health problems in the future. I would like to try coconut oil to suppress appetite. Is there a normal daily dose for this? Should it be taken before or after meal? How many times a day? Is there any side effects that I should look out for?
Replied by Charity
Faithville, Us

THE GUT ENZYMES are what makes us fat or thin, and then we feed them with what we eat, they affect our hunger hormone. This article is long, but educational.

I eat charcoal capsules at bedtime and my gut is improving . I also eat coconut oil daily and kefir .

I hope you find what works for you , we are all in the battle to overcome health issues

14 User Reviews | 2 YEA

Posted by Tinkerbell (Austin, Texas) on 03/07/2010

[YEA]  I have been taking coconut oil mainly because I heard it helps UTI's and i got them chronicly. I never expected it to help my asthma! Iv been taking it a few months and I noticed I wasn't useing my asthma meds. I couldn't believe it. Iv been studying coconut oil like crazy for a week now and found that this stuff is incredible! I eat a lot less cause the oil suppress my hunger, my chronic UTI's are gone, I have way more energy, my asthma is going away, my skin is clearing up, dry skin is gone, candita symptoms are gone, chronic headaches are gone. Coconut oil has given me hope for a new life! Don't take it from me! Educate yourself. There is a ton of science behind this stuff, and research that can help you understand what it does and why.

Replied by Bella
Louisville, Ky

U mentioned your "asthma" got better. Maybe your reflux got better and therefore your "asthma" cleared up. Reflux splashes hydrochloric acid into your airway causing asthma like symptoms. Most Dr.s don't think of this. 50% of people are silent refluxers. So, maybe it wasn't asthma after all.
Replied by Cheryl
Summerville, Sc

In my experience, most acne is a virus and an imbalance in good bacteria in the colon. It's often not enough to take probiotics or coconut oil because it does not kill it entirely. The best one thing for acne is black walnut because it is very good at killing all the things that cause breakouts AND will balance the good/bad bacteria at the same time. And yes, cleansing and supporting the liver is important too, but if you're not killing things when they come out, you're just re-circulating everything. I suggest working with a professional on this one because killing stuff is not an easy process most of the time and it's hard to know if it's die-off or you need to back off because your organ are in overload.... Because that's what probably caused the problem in the first place. There are different parasite killing herbs for different parasites, viruses, etc... So if you're going to get the job done... You need to know which one you have... Get tested.... Muscle testing is best and I'm an advocate of nutrional response testing.... Good luck!
Replied by Kattis
Auckland , New Zealand

This is a great post. I am getting muscle testing for the first time also, so am looking forward to that. With acne yes so caused by imbalances in the body... Like acidity and yeast. Especially that yeast lead to leaky gut syndrome etc. Another good thing that is similar to black walnut is Grapefruit seed extract. Highly effective for clearing the body of rubbish and leaving a great balance in the body. Tastes sooo bad though. I am going to try to insert into gel cap to take. Also nothing like a bounce on a rebounk to get your lymphatic system fired up and flushing. They say 15mins on a rebounder is the same as a 30 min run = D
Replied by Blanche
Iberia Parish, Louisiana

How can you tell when it is a virus?
Replied by Jacqueline
Portland, Or

I think acne might have various causes because for me, it is all related to how clean my blood is. When I do several rounds of coffee enemas (not for everyone, but I have had great success with them, do a Google search for pros/cons) my skin will clear up completely. Knowing my body reacts this way I would self-diagnose as having a clogged liver and "leaky gut" which causes my skin to excrete toxins and thus get clogged and result in acne. It is much easier to use coconut oil as an ongoing treatment for cleaning liver/digestive tract (and reducing leaky gut for cleaner blood) instead of the coffee enemas (VERY messy and VERY time consuming! ). :)

Posted by Michelle P (Kenosha, WE) on 02/22/2008

[YEA]  My 9 yr. daughter has been on every asthma medication known to man. She was diagnosed before she was two and has been on numerous antibiotics, steroids taken orally and inhaled and of course albuterol. These medications just seem to help the symptoms but nothing ever made her truly better. I found your site and decided to take matters in to my own hands. I started giving her 2 tbsp of coconut oil per day and eventually was able to wein her off all her medications. The coconut oil is amazing!!! I wish I would have known about this years ago. I started the coconut oil about 6 months ago and in those 6 months she has had only 5 minor attacks...

Replied by Marci
West Bloomfield, Mi , U.S.

[QUESTION]   Question for woman who used coconut oil for 9 yr. old daughter with asthma. Is 2 tbsp a day correct? If so, I'm guessing not all at one time (that would be a tremendous amount of oil) in one child serving over cereal, fruit. If it tastes too greasy, i know my 6 yr. old with a mild case of asthma won't want to eat food with the coconut oil on it. I use 2 tbsp. coconut oil on cereal for digestion and if I don't have enough cereal and almond milk it tastes very greasy.
Replied by Hulia
Toledo, Ohio

you could try putting the oil in something that your child eats like peanut butter. mix it in or warm it up to make it liquid and mix it into yogurt. there's also the obvious option of cooking with it, it makes an excellent cooking oil. you probably already cook with oil so while a couple of tablespoons might seem like a lot of oil to consume it's actually about the same as your child is consuming already if she eats anything fried.
Replied by Bella
Louisville, Ky

Probably cured her reflux and the asthma she probably never had! I bet none of those Dr.s prescribing all those meds, steroids didn't take a nose swab to see if there was pepsin in her nasal cavity which is only supposed to be in your stomach. I bet those 5 attacks are related to reflux and not asthma!
Replied by Mary Louise
Nevada City, Ca, Usa

It is very possible the coconut oil cured asthma and not simply "silent acid reflux. " This is because coconut oil is anti-viral, anti-fungal and anti microbial. They are now discovering that about 50% of asthmatic are infected with Chlamydophila pneumoniae - which often causes walking pneumonia. Many adult onset asthma patients may indeed have this - especially if they have "infectious asthma" - this means an infection often causes it to flare up, etc. The correct dosage is probably 3.5 TABL for an adult and 2 TABL for a child. I say this due to the woman's testimony above, and because this replicates medicinal doses for HIV/AIDS, as well as for Alzheimer's. I say this because I have struggled with infectious asthma and I was considering doing the unnatural protocol of taking antibiotics for 6-12 weeks (Z pack), as this has been successful for many people. Before doing so I decided to search coconut oil for asthma, and found this. I was struck by the fact the coconut oil was used fairly long-term to get the good results. This matches the findings with the antibiotics, as well. So I will try the coconut oil.

The Alternate Day Diet (intermittent fasting) also works for asthma - but when I went off the diet for 3 weeks - the asthma came back. The coconut oil may cure the causative factors.

Replied by Mary Louise
Nevada City, Ca, Usa

One more thing - I started back on the the Alternate Day Diet yesterday - so will only use the coconut oil every other day on my higher calorie day. (On the Alternate Day you do a partial fast - low calorie - every other day) Hopefully this will prevent the weight gain issues mentioned above. Let's see how it goes.
Replied by Rachel
Los Angeles, Ca

Your daughter should try MSM and nebulized glutathione for asthma - google about the wonders of inhaled glutathione & COPD! Doctors are giving it to kids!
Replied by Ephoenix
Denmark, Western Australia

Hi have you ever heard of Butako breathing technique? It has quite amazing results for asthma sufferers - no medication involved. Also some asthma is due to constipation whether the symptoms are diareah or hard stools this is often due to digestive disorder. Fresh ginger in hot water with honey is great for stimulating digestion and starts working quickly. Hope this can help.

Athlete's Foot  
4 User Reviews | 4 YEA

Posted by Dianne (Mansfield, MA) on 07/02/2006

[YEA]  within 2 days of using my athlete's foot has totally cleared. My husband has also had the same results.

Replied by Jim
Klamath Falls, OR, USA

[YEA]   I had a very similar experience with the EVCO. I also use it for an underarm deodorant, along with ACV. I first apply the ACV and let it dry and then apply a very light amount of the EVCO. If I happen to get too much under the arm, I just dab it with a tissue. It does not stain and the light odor of coconut is gone within 1 hour max.

My athletes foot problem cleared in 3 days usage. Amazing how effective it is as an under arm deodorant. I just started to use it 2-3 times a day in hope that it will have a similar effect on my gastritis.

This is a great web site! Thank you all.

Replied by London
Sandusky, Ohio

[YEA]   I massaged coconut oil once a day on my foot for a week and got rid of it.

Posted by Shelly (Medford, OR) on 03/22/2006

[YEA]  I had a stubborn case of athlete's foot for several months. Tried every kind of natural/herbal cure that I could think of, but there was no relief. I read about coconut oil bringing healing to skin rashes, so I decided to try it. After a week of applying the oil, twice a day, the rash is gone. I'm also feeding it to our dog every morning with his food. He LOVES it! He 's a young dog with no apparent health problems, but I look at as a preventative measure and I anticipate that it will also help him with flea and tick problems. It's great to have such wonderful natural remedies!!!

4 User Reviews | 1 YEA

Posted by Kathie (Washington UK)

[YEA]  Many people who have autism may benefit from an emollient made from powdered epsom salts mixed with coconut oil and then massage with this cream.

Replied by JENNY

Replied by Lisa
London, UK

i am very intersted to know how coconut oil would help with autism. thank you.
Replied by K
New York, New York

Epsom salts is magnesium (magnesium sulphate). Transdermal application of magnesium is more effective than oral ingestion, though magnesium chloride is better than magnesium sulphate. Magnesium has a significant impact on a variety of major health issues such as ADD, brain function, anxiety, high blood pressure, heart problems, athritis, migraine. Magnesium also protects the cell from poisonous metals like aluminum, mercury, lead, cadmium, beryllium and nickel, which can contribute to Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases multiple sclerosis, and learning retardation.

Magnesium is involved in over 300 processes in the body. Most people are severely depleted of magnesium. Just search magnesium on the web and you will see how crucial it is.

Coconut oil contains Lauric Acid, which both increases transdermal uptake of the magnesium sulphate and is beneficial to the brain and nervous system.

Good health primarily requires healthy saturated fats, adequate levels of magnesium and vitamin A & D in concert. There is a great deal of excellent information at The Weston Price Foundation, which is where I first learnt about the benefits of coconut oil.