My cholesterol was a little high (212) although my ratio of low to high density cholesterol was fine. I was already using a low carbohydrate diet and I added 1 tablespoon of extra virgin coconut oil daily. After 3 months, my blood work was re-done. My total cholesterol had declined to 187.
coconut oil reduced my cholesterol level
my cholesterol was 224 before using extra virgin organic coconut oil. doc took me off lipitor because of side effects. i started coconut oil 1 tbls or more/ 4 or 5 days a week. IN THREE MONTHS MY CHOLESTEROL WAS 176 ....! i'd changed nothing else about my diet, but do not eat egg yolks--hadn't for a long time.
Long Beach, Ca, Usa
Hi I have been battling a string of health problems due to chronic stress. The one thing that made everything worse was chronic fatigue. 4 Days ago i could barely get enough strength to get out of bed in the morning. I searched this site for a cure, and found that virgin coconut oil helps. I had bought some a few weeks ago, i started drinking 2 tablespoons a day, it has given me enough energy to get through the day, and be active at work and even enough to go out after work and have a life. It has even helped with my bowel movements. all this after less than a week. I cant wait to see if it can help me with everything else.
I started taking 2tbl.spoons of coconut oil 2 times a day, 8-05 for systemic candida. I have suffered chronic sinusitis for years. By 9-05 my sinuses were completely clear. No more Allegra, Flonase, Clartin, Contac or any of that stuff. I gave my daughter a jar and her sinuses cleared up in 3 days. I am still battling the candida.
My boyfriend was tired of seeing me uncomfortably cold all the time. He became uncomfortable knowing that I couldn't relax from always being so cold. He did some research and discovered that my body temp. was averaging 96.8 F. He suggested I take Coconut Oil for a while to see if it would help. We honestly can't believe it! I, for the first time, am not constantly cold. Yes, I do occasionally get cold but nothing like I use to. I'm actually relaxing now. It's has made such an improvement to my life. Would definitely suggest it for anyone with a similar situation.
My husband suffers from cold hands and feet, but since he's using the Extra Virgin Coconut Oil(Organic) he has not had any problems since. I use it on my hair and it makes it look healthier and stronger than it has in years.
A few years ago I stumbled on this site when looking for more natural cures for common ailments. I didn't like the idea of using antibiotics all the time, especially when I would be taking 750mg horsepills several times a day. Yuck!
Oil pulling with Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO) has changed my life in several ways:
Sinus infections- I used to get these all the time! Since I started pulling, though, I feel any hint of congestion break, especially in the shower with that steam. I stopped pulling for awhile out of laziness and totally caught a sinus infection that was going around. Within minutes of pulling I felt the congestion start to break, especially in my ears! A little pulling, some cracking and popping in my ears and I was able to hear clearly for the first time in a few days! All the gunk started coming out. I need more tissues...
IBS-C- I was diagnosed with IBS several years ago but oil pulling I have much more regular and healthy BMs. My digestion is fabulous!!!
Teeth- People ask me how I get my teeth so white and when I tell them its not bleach they usually don't believe me at first! My mouth, teeth, and tongue feel cleaner and whiter for sure.
Energy- Overall my energy levels are so much higher when I oil pull. If I go without pulling for some time I'll go through a detox period where I may feel fatigued after oil pulling or break out slightly, but I know its a sign of healing.
I've read up and seen conflicting ideas about what it actually does. All I know is that it changes my body in a real way for whatever reason. I'm hooked... And tellin the world about it. Thanks Earth Clinic!
Hello, I really like your site. I have just discoverd great bennefits from Hemp Oil, you can get it through online from canada, it is suppose to be very similar to Coccunt oil with high in Omega 3 and 6 Also High concentrated THC Oil suppose to cure many Cancers, anti-iflamitory, athrites etc. Before the 1937 Marijuan Prohabition, Industrial Hemp was our Nations Biggest Crop, U can Make Ethanol, Fabric, Food. Without any Chemicals or Fertilizers. But since Dupont makes a Fortune selling Chemicals to Farmers, We are being screwd by our Politicians...Please spread the WORD!
Coconut oil (EVCO) made my hair very soft and shiny but it stripped my salon hair dye out. I saw online that olive oil and coconut oil can do that. Maybe I will try Henna/Indigo dye next time (though I heard the Indigo can get stripped out too). Be careful it ruined my $60 dye job.
Hello to all. I really want EC, Bill, Ted, Dave, Mama to Many and anyone else, I might have left out to take a look at these websites. Please give your opinions about some of the content, in particular about the Truth about Fats / There are No Healthy Oils, Coconut oil, and Olive oil. Also about The Dangers of Maca, Coffee, Green Tea and Chocolate. I would like to add these websites here that have some great information on them. Some of it is already here on EC, But some of them have extra stuff that is not here and as you can see also some have some different opinions on some of the natural remedies and their cause and effects on us.
See I believe we are all different and respond to natural treatments and diet differently than others, where as medical doctors say we are all the same.
Here is the website with the most info. Which by the way has info including Bill Murno's website and all kinds of good stuff. Can be found here:
Second up is about dangers of Maca, Coffee, Green Tea and Chocolate. Can be found here:
So third is the Truth about Fats / There are No Healthy Oils. Can be found here:
I am in no way trying to conflict what we have learned here on EC about coconut oils, olive oils ect.... Just saying, lets investigate all avenues . The more we read, study, investigate and try different techniques the more we will know and understand.
Hi I have started taking virgin coconut oil 3 teaspoon a day for the last 2 weeks. Feeling more energetic and no more brain fog. But I had ultrasound few months ago for stomach pain I was having and it shows some fat in my liver. I don't take alcohol. So my question is coconut oil is not going to make liver even worse ???? Since it's all fat. Am so concerned about my liver.. But can't deny the benefit coconut oil has been giving me. Please help. Waiting to hear from your experience and thoughts.
I loved the way the coconut oil felt on my body but I had a hard time putting it on. (I live in a colder climate and it was hard as a rock). I always take a bath at night so I scoped some out, put it in a plastic container and while I am drawing my bath water, I float the container. It melts quickly and perfect for application when I get out. If one took a shower one could put it in the sink with hot water while showering.
It is doing wonders for my dried up, sun damaged skin.
If I am going to be in the sun for long, I still put on sun screen over the coconut oil. It seems to lock in the coconut oil. I do the same at night (put other creams over it) and it locks in the moisture. The next morning my skin feels like a baby.
Thank you Earth Clinic, you have opened up a new world for me.
Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France
Santa Cruz, Ca
I intended to purchase the product below from Amazon, then checked the reviews on it. Please read the review below:
Extra Virgin Coconut Oil Softgels, 240 softgels
1.0 out of 5 stars Would not buy again, November 18, 2007
I bought these to take by mouth, but after seeing the thick covering decided I didn't want to ingest that material--then decided to use the oil inside the capsule on my skin.
When cutting a small hole and squeezing out the oil, I noticed a small pellet that wouldn't melt on my skin in almost all the capsules. Not sure what that material is, but am glad that I decided not to take them internally.
Also after doing some reading on Titanium Dioxide (listed as an ingredient) found that it is "Classified as Possibly Carcinogenic to Humans" by IARC.
Now I plan to stop using it on my skin and throw away the rest of the bottle--should've done my research before buying.
Fort Walton Beach, Florida
Has anyone ever made an ointment using Coconut Oil? If so, was it easily absorbed by the skin? I have been making ointments with Virgin Olive Oil however it really leaves a greasy trail on the skin.