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Insomnia
Posted by Maureen Davis (United States) on 07/02/2019
5 out of 5 stars

I've googled for this but I haven't found any thing about using coconut oil externally and sleeping better. Since I hit full blown menopause a couple of years ago getting a good night's sleep has been a problem. I've had, at times, difficulty getting to sleep and staying asleep. Quite by accident I noticed that on the nights I used coconut oil to moisturize my leg, feet, hands, and arms I would fall asleep within 20 minutes instead of my hour or more of tossing and turning. I tested using it and not using it and consistently the nights I used it I fell asleep effortlessly. So, one night when I had something I was worrying about I woke up at 4:00 in the morning and was unable to go back to sleep. I thought to myself, well why not try rubbing on some coconut oil. I couldn't believe it when I found myself waking up at 7:00 fully refreshed. Like I said, I haven't seen this anywhere else on the internet so I hope it helps someone else.


Coronavirus Prevention
Posted by Rosie (Texas ) on 04/02/2020
5 out of 5 stars

How much do you take a day?


Coronavirus Prevention
Posted by Keoni (Gainesboro, TN) on 03/21/2020
5 out of 5 stars

In light of the Coronavirus situation and coconut oil's anti-viral capabilities, I figure it can't hurt. I take it orally and use it topically during regular flu season. I also take turmeric orally for the same anti-viral use. Zinc at first indication of any flu symptoms (ie sensitive uvula, or warm eyes...) or upon exposure to others indicating they are symptomatic seems to stop sickness before it takes hold.

Coconut Oil Tips
Posted by Cindy (Illinois, USA) on 05/24/2020 311 posts

BE AWARE!! If it's a warm day, be extra careful when you open a full jar of coconut oil. I just sloshed a quite large amount all over the rug. ROFL!


Candida
Posted by Beth (Janesville, Wi) on 12/08/2018
5 out of 5 stars

I was on a low carb diet years ago. Was also consuming about 2 tablespoons of coconut oil per day in coffee, just because of reading about benefits. One day I had a BM that looked liked a bunch of strings of string cheese. Same color too. Looked it up online. It was a yeast kill-off. So coconut oiled worked for me, though it was unintended and did freak me out a bit. Side note though, the CO did cause me to often wake up at night with a very rapid heart rate. I figured out over time it was from the CO, so I haven't used it since.


Coconut Oil Recipes
Posted by Becky (Ca) on 11/12/2018

To Bill - (Philippines)

You state many times about drinking coffee. This is acidic, caffeinated coffee? The reason why I ask is this didn't interfere with your ability to alkalize? I can't seem to give up the darn coffee!

Can I ask all what you used to rid Candida? One thing that keeps confusing me is that I read the skin needs to be acid but many things you suggest for skin are alkaline. So if I am using baking soda for skin or bathing in it, will it cause issues with the changing skin PH?

Also I read your book a while ago. I can't do the protocol because it appears that all forms of Vitamin C make my Candida worse. I'm 48 and believe I've had this sense birth. Then explosive symptoms after they gave me antibiotics for ear infections over a period of 3 years.

Thanks for your input!


Skin Issues
Posted by Shigure (Poland) on 10/26/2018

How do you drink it with tea?


Multiple Cures
Posted by Rhonda (Delray Beach) on 08/24/2018
5 out of 5 stars

I'll be 68 soon. I use coconut oil for everything. I take a heaping teaspoon every morning.

I have horrible sinus issues and started putting a dab up each nostril sinusitis. GONE.

I use it as lotion and female hygiene for me and it does wonders. I use it for everything in moderation, of course. I buy the best coconut oil I can find. For me, it is truly a miracle oil. We're all different, what works for one may not for another but I'd bet there are many many who could benefit from coconut oil.

I use coconut milk in my smoothies.

If your hair is thinning try coconut oil and castor oil a couple of times a week I leave it on all nite. Love it


Multiple Cures
Posted by Dena (Florida) on 06/23/2018

Coconut oil can do many great things, but changing your diet to a WFPB (whole food, plant based) diet will help your heart, lower cholesterol, high blood pressure, get rid of type 2 diabetes, etc! Promise! It helps your body heal! Try it!


Storing Coconut Oil
Posted by Jenny (Philadelphia) on 05/31/2018

Store it in a glass jar. I have mine in glass and it has never spoiled even in the bathroom! :)


Antibacterial, Antifungal
Posted by Teena (Melbourne Australia) on 03/15/2018 193 posts

Hi Tegan,

Coconut oil is very heat stable. I am very comfortable using it to shallow fry eggs, and occasionally deep frying. I also will (only) use ghee or grass fed lard as these provide health benefits and are heat stable.

Whichever detox you choose to start the children on, my advice to minimise detox effects is to start on much lower dose than is recommended. You could actually start with a pinch of a powder or a smidge of a liquid, keep that going for four days, then increase, gently, slowly. You are less likely to experience negative reactions if you go this way. Keep reading and researching for your family's health, may I suggest for your further research the turpentine castor oil protocol specifically for autism.

Many blessings on your good health journey.


Antibacterial, Antifungal
Posted by Charity (Faithville, Us) on 03/15/2018

start here:

https://ted.earthclinic.com/cures/autism2.html


Antibacterial, Antifungal
Posted by Tegan (Illinois) on 03/14/2018

Hello,

I have 2 children one 5 one 3 one more moderately autistic the younger seems less if that makes any sense. I need help there is so much info out here I really believe that most of what causes autism is the overload of toxins produced by bad bacteria, outside, the fake food that we are given. I want to start some detoxifying programs but I'm afraid of the detox side effects I just want something that is safe. I keep hearing about cilantro, garlic, turmeric but how do I get my little ones to eat this when all they want is oatmeal and nuggets and French fries. Unfortunately my first born would not eat solids for a long time she now does but its all about texture she wants things that crunch and how can I give them these things. Can I somehow use it in the oil I cook their food in switch to virgin coconut oil to cook their food is that the same benefit as ingesting it..probably not. Looking for guidance as where to start.Thank you.


Where to Buy: Nigeria
Posted by Ray Oduntan Kwadje (Badagry, Lagos, Nigeria) on 11/14/2017

I know where you can get organic coconut oil at shop 4, Nigeria French Language Village.Badagry.


How to Take Internally
Posted by Kathryn (Waukesha, Wi) on 11/01/2017

Re: How to take coconut oil -

I swallow a spoonful as if it were a pill. Down the hatch and there you go!


Multiple Cures
Posted by Lisa (Colquitt, Ga) on 10/27/2017

How do you use coconut oil for sinuses? I have had sinus issues my whole life! Hope to hear back from you.


HIV
Posted by Ellie (Colorado ) on 10/22/2017

Seems like you have little to lose and much to gain by trying it.


HIV
Posted by Fe (Metro Manila) on 10/22/2017

Is it really true that the coconut oil can cured hiv?. Thank you


Inflammation in Digestive System
Posted by Robert (Lafayette, Louisiana, Usa) on 05/30/2017
5 out of 5 stars

Actually I have battled this same issue (inflammation in the digestive system) twice not over several years with two different methods but will limit this remedy to my experiences with coconut oil.

I am a typical late 50's guy that eats too much bad stuff, about 40 pounds overweight (doesn't drink or smoke) and as time goes, it catches up with you! Since I was a child I have battled Asthma and horrific allergies with their effects on the body and mind. A couple of years back, I discovered caffeine was a huge issue within the lower intestine and it let me know about it 48 hours after consumption! I have drank countless sodas over the years and cut them back to 1 every 10 days. When I did this, no side effects, however... the real damage had been done.

While I chose not to go see a professional regarding this, I had my suspicions as to what was the issue. Even after cutting back on Caffeine (plus doing away with store bought milk which caused the same effects), I just wasn't feeling right. While this may sound odd, I could feel a build up of internal heat within my lower intestinal tract which I believed was inflammation and the problem became so severe with the heat level, it felt like I was sitting on a heating pad all day long!

Naturally my thoughts turned to Cancer of the colon/lower intestinal tract, but I don't believe in the quack medical field today concerning "Cancer Specialists" and chose to self diagnose. Jumped on the internet, looked up the symptoms and didn't find anything regarding actually feeling a internal temperature change. I was becoming more concerned.

The previous time (approx. 2 years earlier), I knocked it out with a combination of a couple of small apples every day (only red apples, skin and all) with fish oil capsules and it disappeared after 6 weeks. This time, I tried several variations to see what the results would be.

I attempted to resolve the internal issue with only Fish Oil and Garlic Oil capsules and this was not enough by itself. I also tried the same thing with apples alone with the same results. After reading several posts by Bill in the Philippines regarding Coconut Oil and Candida Overgrowth ( which I felt I had also from a less than desirable diet), I started cooking my breakfast every morning with coconut oil. Eggs, sausage, fried potatoes and a English muffin with the same oil spread onto it instead of butter. Problems have disappeared over a 6-8 week period.

While I still haven't been consistent with this method as far as continuing past the 8th week, I still feel a "small reminder" now and then telling me to stop screwing around and stick to this method. Many thanks to individuals like Bill and Ted whom have done the research and decided to post their results on this website.


Multiple Cures
Posted by B (Brooklyn, Ny) on 05/15/2017

How do you use coconut oil for your sinuses?


Multiple Cures
Posted by Connie (Michigan) on 05/05/2017

Wow, I have tried many of what was mentioned and couldn't disagree more. I have found coconut oil to be miraculous and organic apple cider vinegar likewise....As I read along I kept thinking this person sounds like a troll, someone paid to discredit natural remedies as they are competition to corporations bottom line...But that's just me...


Multiple Cures
Posted by Sue (Kemp, Oklahoma) on 02/14/2017
5 out of 5 stars

Coconut Oil, I use it for many things. I am just starting to use it for my sinuses that have been a big problem my whole life. I make my own deodorant using equal parts of coconut oil, baking soda and corn starch. I very been using this deodorant for 4 years because it works better than store bought. The lumps under my arms are gone since using it. I mix coconut oil with baking soda for a face and hand scrub. I mix coconut oil with dissolved epsom salt to soften skin, help reduce wrinkles and fat deposits. That will also help excema or soriasis. Coconut oil and magnesium has recently been very useful in the bedroom for this 60 year old teenager. I never want to be without it. I believe it's nature's miracle food and medicine. I would like to hear your replies to my comments. My name is Sue.

Blood Pressure
Posted by Shawn (Alexandria, Va) on 12/22/2016
5 out of 5 stars

Piggybacking on Beth's comments from 2011, I too was diagnosed with HBP and was given two different meds - Lisinopril and Amlodepine (spelling?) - then I read a book on coconut oil and have now been off those nasty meds for over a year now, and my pressure has been steady and normal. Do some deep diving on understanding exactly what these meds do to your body and it will motivate you to get off them as soon as possible. I recall asking the doctor what exactly is in these meds and they couldn't even tell you, they just tell you to take and if one doesn't work, they will give you another. Those meds used to make me dizzy and nauseous. It took my body a long time to adjust after I stopped taking them. I also take magnesium, sea salt, garlic, and raw or royal jelly honey with the coconut oil daily. I drink a ton of water everyday as well. I don't know if my regimen is "correct" or would work for everyone, all I know is that when I go to the doctor I have never stated that I stopped taking the poisonous meds and my BP is good, let's me know that it is working. I also use MCT oil (derived from coconuts) in my coffee. I did cut back drastically on my coffee intake as well, just a cup per day and some days none at all. I realize that each person reacts differently to different supplements, so, what works for me may not work for all. What I do know is that I tell EVERYONE in my circle about the benefits (the list is lengthy) virgin coconut oil.


Virgin Vs Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
Posted by Michael (New Zealand) on 12/17/2016

There have been several postings recently concerning the many merits of Coconut Oils in their various shapes and forms. Nothing wrong there, EXCEPT that folks seem to be unaware that whilst the appellation "Virgin" and "Extra Virgin" actually mean something when one is referring to OLIVE OILS, they don't mean a hell of a lot when one is referring to Coconut Oils, (if you are seeking clarification on industry-applicable, certification authorities that is)!! This is NOT BAD, it is just that one should look at Coconut Oils from a different perspective and not judge them by similar criteria. So, as far as I am aware, one should not place too much reliance on a brand of C.O. that claims to be a virgin as if you were looking at an Olive Oil! As for "Extra Virgin", I don't think anyone would be bold enough to make such a claim. The Pacific Islanders do the best that they can, but the processing to a very high standard has various challenges and costs associated with it. Cold-pressed, "organic" and filtered oils, as well as processed oils, are out there. The Island oils usually get imported into New Zealand for final quality control. If you wish to learn more you could do worse than refer to an internet site where a few independent reviewers, review these issues/concerns and where these technicalities are nicely put forth (including any health concerns you might have). Coconut Oils are a real gift to humanity. I like my one. I consume a half teaspoon each day. We are now able to track our oil to a specific (Pacific) Island which is rather nice. Just trying to sift through the dross of misinformation!! Knowledge is power folks. Get acquainted with your foods!

Cheers, Michael


How to Take Internally
Posted by Samuel (Austin, Texas) on 12/06/2016

What is the brand name of the coconut oil tablet / where can I buy it.

I understand coconut oil can cure prostate cancer - I want to give this a shot.

EC: Try your local health food store (most carry many brands of coconut oil, including coconut oil capsules). Or try online at Amazon.


Herpes
Posted by Jenna (Canada) on 11/26/2016

Very useful info thanks


Cheap Coconut Oil Sources
Posted by Martin (Warrington Uk) on 11/19/2016

Thanks for your information. We managed to get cold pressed evco from aldi for just £2.49 for 276g/300ml cannot wait to try using it.


Oil Pulling
Posted by Dawn (Ia) on 09/22/2016

I would have her start. There is still a lot of toxins and bacteria in the mouth. Even with dentures.


How to Take Internally
Posted by Fran (01247) on 09/07/2016

I just spread a tablespoon of coconut oil on my toast each morning!!

Also I have recommended coconut oil on the paws of family pets, they will lick it off..

It is very high in antioxidants! Helps with hot spots and flaky skin!!!


Skin Issues
Posted by Denniece (Colorado Springs) on 08/04/2016

Hi Merryanne, what is ACV? I want to try this VCO because I have tried everything on my skin. As I have gotten older my skin is no longer my friend. Now I am 60, my skin has problem with cool weather. I break out with welps that then have me just scratching all over. I pray I can find this work because the doctors are just making me spend on money on creams that have not worked. waiting for your reply Merryann, Thank you Denniece

EC: ACV = Apple Cider Vinegar


Hypothyroidism
Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee) on 07/25/2016

Dear Namaw,

I have been thinking about your cramping issue and the need to not have things that irritate your ibs.

I know you have tried many things, but have you tried a banana before bed at night? My husband used to take banana before bed to ward off cramps if he had been sweating a lot in the day. I also give banana to kids who are cramping from dehydration with a stomach virus. Bananas tend to have a binding effect, for most people that is...

Have you tried turmeric? I do not see it listed on the cramp page as a remedy, but perhaps it hasn't been tried. According to my Nutritional Herbology book, turmeric is high in potassium and magnesium, both good for cramps. And turmeric is a great diarrhea remedy. A typical dose would be 1 teaspoon in water or milk or yogurt or whatever. Some people take that even 2-3 times each day for different ailments.

Also, red raspberry leaf is high in magnesium and potassium and also a anti-diarrhea herb. You would want to make a strong tea of it, taken at bedtime or in the evening.

Just a few thoughts...

~Mama to Many~


Hypothyroidism
Posted by Rsw (Oh) on 07/24/2016

Hi Namaw,

This subject has come up in a group that meets for exercise each week in my church, and it has been suggested by one person (per her doctor) to take tonic water with quinine, while another lady said to stand on a low step with just your toes and the front part of your foot on the step, holding on to something to prevent falling, and then stretch your legs down towards the floor. I am not sure how frequently quinine can be taken nor the amount. I like magnesium oil but these remedies may be helpful if you can't take magnesium.


Hypothyroidism
Posted by Hisjewel (America, New York) on 07/23/2016

Namaw,

Potassium also chases cramps. And for me Orange Juice works quicker than pills.

I use potassium to come off a fast without cramping.

Be sure to drink your 8 glasses of water.

HisJewel


Hypothyroidism
Posted by Namaw (Bama) on 07/23/2016

I already do epsom salt soaks and magnesium oil sprayed on my skin. If I do both in one day, I get diarrhea. I have terrible cramping in my legs and feet at night and the mag oil applied then does help, but I just can't seem to get enough of it to not have the cramps. I bought the mag liquid that you hold under your tongue to let it absorb and was out from work the next day with diarrhea (but I slept so well! ). Maybe I don't need the magnesium for the cramping, but what should I try?


Hypothyroidism
Posted by Robert Henry (Ten Mile, Tn.) on 07/22/2016

Mmsg, as usual, you gave our friend Namaw good advice. There is a second way and that is to spray your body down with MgCl about 20 minutes prior to a shower. You really can do this even without a shower. You can do this on your arms and legs anytime.

The guy who told me about this had AFIB and this technique helped his situation.

=========ORH========


Hypothyroidism
Posted by Mmsg (Somewhere, Europe) on 07/22/2016

Namaw, transdermally. Epsom Salt baths.


Hypothyroidism
Posted by Namaw (Bama) on 07/22/2016

I've tried every way to get magnesium and they all give me diarrhea. I've done the oil, under the tongue liquid, every compound. What can I do to get more mag? I feel like I desperately need it but can't find a way to get it without the diarrhea.


Hypothyroidism
Posted by Bt (Cincinnati) on 07/21/2016

Try Magnesium Glycinate. You can take much more w/out getting loose stools.


H. Pylori
Posted by Shweta (Denmark) on 07/06/2016
5 out of 5 stars

Coconut Oil has cured my H pylori infection. I would recommend it to anybody who is suffering from this nasty bacteria. Go for cold pressed extra virgin coconut oil and it will surely kill this bacteria forever. Also please do not consume any coffee and dairy product while on this treatment. Eat healthy and drink lots of water. Believe in nature.


Primary Complex (Tb of the Lungs)
Posted by Mauee (Manila, Philippines) on 06/17/2016

Hi there..my 4yrs old son has recently diagnose with primary complex..I would like to know if you did not administer the kit that the doctor prescribe to your child, instead you use VCO? Who is your pedia so we can also visit her for my son's diagnosis..I hope to hear from you soon. Thanks and God Bless!


Cheap Coconut Oil Sources
Posted by Pam Dial (League City, Tx) on 06/17/2016

I buy the Central Market unrefined expeller pressed coconut oil. I have been using it on my face as a cleaner and for a moisturizer. I am also covering my body with it. I have been so happy with the results. My skin is soft, my age spots are fading. I wish the brand had more information. Is it cold pressed? Most are made from the copra, I do not want that. Sometimes labels are vague. Be sure to look out for hexane (bad) in the ingredients. Also make sure it has not been bleached, heated or refined.


Lung Conditions, Thick Mucus
Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee) on 06/07/2016

Michael, good for you for taking charge of your health and making so many positive changes!

Plenty of people do report aches and pains (sometimes headache or flu like symptoms when adding new supplements.) It certainly seems like a possibility.

You might try some baking soda baths or epsom salt baths (1 cup per bath) to help your body with any detoxing (which can cause pain) and also helps with joint and muscle pain. Adequate hydration is also important to keep pain down.

Keep us posted on your progress!

Thanks!

~Mama to Many~


Lung Conditions, Thick Mucus
Posted by Michael (New Zealand) on 06/07/2016

Hi. As a followup to my recent post on clearing sinus blockages and cleaning teeth/gums with Coconut Oil, I should have mentioned that I also maintain an Apple Cider Vinegar routine, broadly as outlined in these postings.

I have also been dairy free for the last few months, so that I can really notice the improvement in my (life-time) E.N.T. sufferings. As is often the case with these things, one can be unsure of which remedy is responsible for the improvement.

One thing is for sure, you have to change what you eat and drink before any supplement can have a chance of being effective I feel. I now intend to do more alkalizing using Bicarbonate of Soda.

I hope my aches and pains may reduce over time.


Lung Conditions, Thick Mucus
Posted by Michael (New Zealand) on 06/06/2016

Yes Sandy, (posted in 2007! ) I have been using Coconut oil for my "pulling" regime for my teeth etc for a few months now and have only just recently extended this by consuming one or two teaspooons of it daily. My sinuses and ear blockages have declined considerably, even when it gets humid or cold! I have been doing the 15 minutes of pulling first thing upon rising (i.e.before consuming anything else) and I do a few essential chores to occupy the time usefully, so 15 mins becomes no big deal. Some suggest doing it in the evening is better. I now have the tablespoon either straight or with coffee or on toast. I soon got used to the change in routine and these natural cures are so much better than most alternatives, so why would you not give them a go?

I do seem to be having a reaction at present to my increased intake but hope to pull through (excuse the pun). Sore muscles, joints and or ligaments mainly. Can anyone confirm this as being a likely reaction please?

I would really appreciate feedback on this subject. Thanks, Michael


Flu
Posted by Ellane (Orange County) on 04/11/2016

To sweeten fruit smoothies, I break off ripe bananas into chunks, and freeze 4-5 of chunks in a ziploc bag -- enough for one smoothie. Not only is it a healthy and delicious way to sweeten smoothies, but it gives them a cold and creamy texture.


Appetite Suppressant
Posted by Alanna (Beverly Hills, California) on 02/29/2016

Sandi - I don't personally use coconut oil for weight loss, but it appears just from reading several topics in here that people start with one teaspoon and go on from there, up to a couple of or a few tablespoons, for whatever it is they're taking it for. I don't know if this is helpful to you or not, but I hope you get some help in losing weight.


Multiple Cures
Posted by Marie (Lawrence, Kansas) on 12/13/2015 2 posts
5 out of 5 stars

I've started taking the EVO myself and I've noticed some success. The brain fog and anxiety has definitely improved and the achy body has improved. I don't wake up tired anymore and I take it with my meals about 3-4 teaspoons. I mix it with honey sometimes. I am going to continue taking it, I'm hoping to see success such as my thyroid improving and weight decreasing. I enjoy the posts. They are great and good to know there are alternatives to your doctor putting you on tons of medications. Thanks to everyone's input.


Energy Booster
Posted by Hk (Bothell, Wa ) on 11/04/2015

When I took a teaspoon by mouth, I felt terrible for the next day, but when I put the same amount on bread twice a day, I have no problems and feel much better. I also lose weight when I take it consistently.


Where to Buy: NH
Posted by Connie (Chattanooga, Tn) on 10/17/2015

Walmart carries a "Carrington Farms" brand that is 100% organic, extra virgin, pure, unrefined, cold pressed coconut oil. 12 oz is between $6-$7. I bought two, one for me, and one for my bichon frise dog. It does a great job killing and preventing fleas on my dog and also quickly cleared up any skin problems that were there from his scratching. In doing this, I stumbled upon another great use for it: it works like Angel Eyes on white dogs and is a whole lot cheaper. Don't get it too close to their eyes, yet it will still clear up all the dark area under the eyes. He likes to lick it off his hair, but it doesn't hurt him to ingest that little amount. But what I applied to the skin is still there. I'm not sure if applying it to his skin or the amount he licks off his hair is what worked the miracle like Angel Eyes....maybe both. But fleas are gone and he sleeps peacefully at night instead of scratching. Note: The LouAnne brand or whatever it's called is not the same ingredients and did not work on my dog. The Carrington Farms shows on the bottom of the container it has "lauric acid" 6.02g in it and some of the others do not have that.


Primary Complex (Tb of the Lungs)
Posted by Daylynn (Misamis Occidental) on 10/06/2015
5 out of 5 stars

Hi! What brand name of Virgin Coconut Oil is good to use for my daughter having a primary complex.. Please help me... Ttnx


Make Your Own Coconut Oil
Posted by Whisperingsage (Northern California) on 09/07/2015 48 posts
5 out of 5 stars

In my studies, I learned that coconut oil is not a significant spurce of vitamin E. It is great for a lot of things but unfortunately E is not one of them. I have a horse in that race as I need a quick source of high dose E for emergency when my mother goats have not had rice bran during their pregnancy and give birth to a "floppy Kid" , in lambs it is "white muscle disease". Cured first by first aid keeping them warm and tubing their colostrum into them, but then placing a fingerful of red palm oil into their mouth. Highest form of natural E I have found so far. It makes them little legs get strong in days and makes them smart enough to start nursing on their own. Feeding rice bran to Moms is tons easier.


Energy Booster
Posted by Bonnie (Ohio) on 06/27/2015
5 out of 5 stars

Reading all the reviews re: coconut oil---I buy it in 54 oz jars from Sam's Club--use it every day. In my coffee, on my skin, cooking-it goes on and on.

I feel I have more energy taking a tablespoon day, also give it to my dogs in their food, they love it.

I'm 84 and get compliments on my skin-when I tell them my age they say "no way, I thought you were in your 60's". I don't use expensive face creams-just VCO. When I have a pain in my neck or shoulders---I get the coconut oil and rub it on.

I love the smell, the taste and the benefits.

Bonnie


Multiple Cures
Posted by Marilee (St. George) on 06/14/2015

The reason your yeast infection symptoms had immediate relief by inserting a tampon was not due to the application of coconut oil. I have had multiple yeast infections over the years...inserting a tampon gets rid of the itch and burn because the discharge from the infection is now on the tampon and not on your vaginal skin...which creates the itch and burn. You could insert the tampon without the oil and get the same results. I insert a tampon to relieve the itch and burn til I can get some diflucan which works everytime. 200mg. Or taking two 1000mg pills.


How to Take Internally
Posted by Green Augustine (Mold, Denbighshire) on 05/11/2015 41 posts

If you can't manange swallowing the oil, you can use organic coconut milk and make it into a milk shake/smoothie with yoghurt or kefir and fruit etc. you're still getting the oil but less concentrated. In his book on Coconut Oil, Dr Fife says that 1 tablespoon of oil equals 80 millilitres of coconut milk which naturally must be all well mixed to a smooth paste so you get the fat. He says you need 3.5 tablespoons a day, but when my kinesiologist tested me, my body was happy with just 1 a day. You can also cook with it, roast or fry, make cakes and biscuits/cookies etc, even spread it on toast. And it really works


How to Take Internally
Posted by Kristie (Chattanooga, Tn) on 05/11/2015

I take a tsp every morning in solid form and chug it down with a carbonated beverage. That's the only way that I can swollow it.


Skin Issues
Posted by Sonam (New York, Ny) on 04/12/2015
5 out of 5 stars

So for anyone who's a seasoned VCO user, you already know how powerful its antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal properties are.

I have eczema (I've had it since I was a baby), and I recently had a flare-up after consuming too much dairy and gluten for a period of 2+ months. I started using coconut oil on my eczema patches, and I had the same experience as you -- my skin got worse (a lot worse, actually, because it literally looked like it was peeling and getting even more inflamed than before). But the main thing to realize is that this is SUPPOSED to happen when you use a natural substance like VCO. It works by drawing out toxins through your elimination organs, and for a lot of people - especially those with prior skin abnormalities - the way those toxins come out is through the skin. Hence the temporary worsening of symptoms. My skin got way worse for a little over a week, as my skin condition was pretty severe, so the healing took longer than it would for most people. But once that week passed, it was clear as day. No redness, no dryness, no itching. I noticed it recently started to get worse again, but that's because I've been lenient with my diet over the past 2 weeks, so I plan to get back on my strict dairy-free, gluten-free, sugar-free meal plan.

Anyway, the main point is that yes, it's normal, and even encouraged, for your condition to get worse before it gets better, as this is a sign that deeper internal cleansing is occurring. Good luck!


Multiple Cures
Posted by Pbird (Western Wa) on 03/29/2015

The Trader Joe product is fine.

You can make little bullets of the oil, get them cold enough to hold shape and then insert quickly.


Appetite Suppressant
Posted by Charity (Faithville, Us) on 03/25/2015

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 .

http://m.motherjones.com/environment/2013/04/gut-microbiome-bacteria-weight-loss

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


Appetite Suppressant
Posted by Sandi (Wichita, Kansas) on 03/25/2015

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?


How to Take Internally
Posted by Pbird (Wa) on 03/24/2015

I don't think I would ask a pendulum anything!


Hypothyroidism
Posted by Sylvia (Nevada City, Ca) on 03/08/2015

I was just diagnosed with Hypothyroid and am taking armour thyroid.
Could you tell me how much Coconut Oil, ACV and Iodine to take daily? Would Sea Water work? Or Ocean Bounty, the label does not indicate how much Iodine it has??


Multiple Cures
Posted by Kari (Az., US) on 03/03/2015

I too agree that something else could be going on with your immune system or cross contamination. I am in my 60s, was married at 21, had kids, etc. and have never had a yeast infection or bladder infection. I hope you will further check into why this is happening.


Skin Issues
Posted by Theresa (Ireland) on 02/22/2015

I'm just posting to say I could not stop laughing at how you worded your comment on the coconut oil, your were on fire lol. I'm a new founder of the stuff organic brand thats unrefined and all that. When I used it first I looked like I had sun burn but this passed as I had used too much. Now I've got the hang of it and its working wonders for me in every way. Hair skin nails energy all great for me and I'm only on it a week.


Multiple Cures
Posted by Thereaa (Ireland) on 02/22/2015

Can you please tell me how much of the coconut oil you used per day. I have the organic raw coconut oil.


Sinus Infection
Posted by Theresa (Ireland) on 02/22/2015

I'm am writing to let you know I am using coconut oil for the last week, external use on my chest area and face and it has worked wonders on my sinus and chest infections. I suffer a lot with chest infections and I have noticed this is getting rid of the infection from chest and head area. I just started to use it for skin condition and noticed it was getting rid of infection. So now I am going to start taking it internally to reap the benefits.


Appetite Suppressant
Posted by Lou (Tyler, Tx) on 02/08/2015

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.


Multiple Cures
Posted by Greta (Kamloops, Bc, Canada) on 01/16/2015

They symptoms as described above must have been horrible!! And I really empathize with each one of the ladies. Rather than an allergic reaction to VCO, it sounds more like a response - something being kicked out of the body. Quite possibly parasites.

The boils, zits, itching, stretch marks darkening, constipation and bloody wipes all sound indicative of parasites and I can only imagine how terrible the itching might have been. Naturally the symptoms would eventually cease once the VCO is discontinued however, the original problems would still exist. When one says they are fine, I would question what that means. Constipation would occur if there is a large mass of material in the bowel that was dislodged from the effects of the VCO and perhaps an enema would have helped solve the problem. Bloody wipes can occur from material being excreted from the bowel was not excessive, this would be sporadic until the material (parasites?) was eliminated.

The first thing that comes to mind when one incurs symptoms such as above is a bowel cleanse.

I really hope others experiencing similar symptoms will look at doing a bowel cleanse.


Mono
Posted by Greta (Kamloops, Bc Canada) on 01/16/2015

How do you snort coconut oil into your sinuses?


Make Your Own Coconut Oil
Posted by Jean (Ontario, CA) on 01/04/2015
5 out of 5 stars

It is easy to make coconut oil. Get 1 coconut (dried with husk removed), grate the coconut, pour some water on and squeeze out the milk. Boil that until you see a custard base with the oil floating on top. That my friends is the purest form of coconut oil you will ever get. Do it out on the barbecue outside, it smells. Saw my grandparents making it in the country in jamaica when I was a child. The custard is the best sauce you can taste, goes with any meat or fish..superb!!


Coconut Oil and Hair Dye
Posted by Jill (Chicago) on 01/02/2015
5 out of 5 stars

I have 100% all natural coconut oil that has worked really well for my hair. At the age of 48 my hair is drier than it used to be and the pricey conditioner I have wasn't helping. The coconut oil has made an amazing difference in my hair and it hasn't ruined my dye job. But I leave mine on for about 45 mins. Not sure what the diff is between virgin and natural.


Coconut Oil Caveats
Posted by Deedee (Skowhegan, Maine) on 12/24/2014

I think you may have gotton a bad batch. I use LouAnna from walmart, it is white as it should be, it should not be yellow. I buy mine a little over $6 a jar. Smells faintly of coconut, I use it in baking and cooking and also use a big jar of organic coconut I keep on the counter.


Multiple Cures
Posted by Dana (Canada) on 12/18/2014

Warning!

Hey, I don't know if you'll get this or have considered this (since your post is from last year) however please consider that your yeast is from cross contaminating yourself from your sexual partner to yourself. Of course us ladies always have a little bit of yeast in our vaginas, but men can also have it, and not notice any symptoms (as well under their foreskin) and keep passing it back and forth. This is very common. I thought of this when you said about a lubricant. There are other things like vaginosis that can be ruled out with a yearly pap test (please go yearly if you're sexually active) and can have the similar itching sensation. I would always recommend using condoms until you're absolutely sure you and your partner do not have a yeast infection (or any other infection for that matter), so I would get him tested too if ever in the same situation. Hope that helps someone out there!!


Where to Buy: NH
Posted by Molly (Orlando, FL) on 12/17/2014

Costco


Where to Buy: NH
Posted by Liz (Boston, Ma) on 12/02/2014

Donna, you can get it at Trader Joe's. A very good sized jar goes for around $6.00.



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