I HAVE BEEN USING COCONUT OIL FOR 1 MONTH NOW. HAVEN'T SEEN ANY CHANGE YET. HOW LONG SHOULD I BE TAKING THE COCONUT OIL???? I USE IT AS A FACE WASH AND AS A FACE OIL. NOTHING CHANGE YET. I ALSO TAKE 3 TEASPOONS OF COCONUT OIL. 1 TEASPOONS WITH EACH MEAL. I NOTICE THAT IT LOWER YOUR CHOLESTEROL I HAVE LESS HEADACHES AND FEEL AWOSOME. I HAVE ALSO LOST 20 POUNDS TAKING THE COCONUT OIL.GUESS WHAT I STILL EAT WHAT I WANT 1 TAESPOON BEFORE EACH MEAL. I HAVEN'T CHANGED ANY EATING HABITS ALSO DRINK 6 TO 8 GLASSES OF WATER. I ALSO USE THIS AS A HAIR CARE PRODUCT ON MY SCALP. I HAVE TO BLADSPOTS THAT HAVE BEEN GROWING LIKE CRAZY. I HAVE TRYED EVERYTHING ON MY BALDSPOTS AND NOTHING HAS WORKED. EXTRA VIRGIN COCONUT OIL IS A BLESSING IN MY LIFE.
Since I have been on coconut oil. I have not been sick. I usually get every cold that comes near me. I also have not had any headaches since I have been on coconut oil. I have also used coconut oil to clear up Feline Rhinovirus(feline herpes virus). It was chronic and has not come back since. I have also used coconut oil to treat ringworm on 2 kittens and a hotspot on my dog.
Hi my name is Penelope. I live in Ventura California. I started using Coconut oil 4 months ago. I took it with positive effects but noticed my blood pressure was elevated so I stopped taking it to see if my pressure came down. It did 5 points but after resuming it my pressure remained about the same.
Since my mother has a problem with high blood pressure I was curious to see if it had any effect on blood pressure. I would like to share the positive effects I had taking it. I am 68 years old after taking it for 4 days I noticed my skin was better and many wrinkles lessoned. Nice side effect! I am plagued with Psoriasis it did not cure it but it did take away the scaly part and diminish the appearance of it.
However it did remove the black lines under my nails from the Psoriasis and the fungus under my toe nails is all most gone. I have a huge build up of the scales under my toe nails and on the bottom of my feet that were all most gone. In the two weeks I didn't take the oil the scales started to reappear but are now once again lessoning. I had aging spots on my face and hands that are all most gone. My hair shines and has thickened.
I have arthritis and am "all most" pain free. My headaches have all most disappeared and my energy is wonderful. I did notice the two weeks I was not using the oil all these things started to return but I am all most back to where I was. I have been exposed to the flu several times and so far haven't been sick which is a minor miracle since my immune system is bad. A blessed effect is I am losing weight which is wonderful and I am able to exercise and walk because of my pain being all most gone. Oh one other benefit I am sleeping better. Well no cures which is what you were hoping for but definite benefits.
(Delray Beach, Fl)
(Los Angeles, California)
I use coconut oil anytime that I get a sunburn and it works like a charm to relieve the skin and to help prevent peeling. I also know that when people in my family began to cook with it instead of any other oil they had a drop in cholesterol.
Been taking vco for 8 weeks lost 8 lbs in weight, thats without trying. I have an underactive thyroid problem, just feel so energised since I have been taking vco. Use oil every other day as an all over body moisturiser, skin feels so soft and supple. THANK YOU Earth clinic for introducing me to this wonderful oil.
I started taking coconut oil capsules i month ago. i have experience a calm sense of energy, fast hair and nail growth and lost 12 lbs. without any additional effort. i only take 2 caplules before breakfast instead of the recommended doasage of 2/before each meal. many friends and family members are astonished of how much my physical appearance has changed. isuffer from ms, ra and fibromyalgia. vco has allowed me to perform my coaching and duties as a pe teacher with less pain. of course i do also take 2 flax seed and fish oil capsule in addition to my multi-vitamin (50 plus) along with my vca daily.
re: Jock Itch and Candida: I had jock itch for years and years - tried everything and nothing worked. When I moved from UK to the Philippines I started researching this problem. Interestingly I found out that jock itch was a well known expression or symptom of Candida which worried me. So, I looked for natural remedies for Candida and came across the humble coconut. Much of the current research on coconut oil may be found on this site: http://www.coconutoil.com/research.htm
So, the gist of this was that I started to take 3 tablespoons of coconut oil everyday. The results were astonishing. Not only did the jock itch disappear,my eczma disappeared, my bowel movements became more regular, I had less indigestion and I sleep more soundly now. I was so impressed, I now cook everything in virgin coconut oil - I think it is far more healthy than any processed vegetable oil on the market. I've since also learned that coconut oil has been used in baby food for the last 30 years and people in hospital with intestinal trauma have their food cooked in coconut oil as a matter of course. The only other natural remedy I take is Ted's Alkalizing Remedy (Lemon bicarb water) which is available elsewhere on this site.
I am using it internally and externally. I cured stubborn fungus on my elbows. I combine coconut oil and lemon juice. Helps with toe nail fungus to. I am sure my Candida is out of control and I just found here info on CANDIDOL so I am going to try it! Few years now since I stopped using creams and moisturizes after accident with sun block for children. I put tube of sunblock in my purse and it spell over Louie Vito n eyeglasses case. We all know it is made of vinyl. It was 20 hrs when I noticed what happened. Vinyl melted like from the heat! I kept that case.
I have been taking virgin coconut oil now for about 4 months and I love it.. I have trouble with candida and acne and both have been better since I started using it in cooking and fruit smoothies. I also add about a 1/4 of a cup VCO to a warm bath with about 1/2 a cup of micro-biotic sea salt and it is wonderful... Makes your skin feel great and smells really nice. I find when I use coconut oil in the mornings I eat less throughout the day because I don't get the bad sugar or carbohydrate cravings. I'm not trying to lose weight, just heal my acne and candida but I have dropped from about 57-58kilos to 54.5 in about 2 months without really changing anything else (although I do eat a relatively good diet already). I highly recommend it!!! Tan.
I am on my 3rd week using vco and have lost 10 pounds, sleeping through the night, and having more energy. I have cut out gluten from my diet, milk, and coffee also. Now I am going to get my husband to take it...
I'm Sharmila from Mauritius. I'm an indian and in our country we use coconut oil as a cooking oil and for topical application. It is very good for dry hair, skin and prevents dryness. In our country we don't drink this oil as it contains saturated fat which clogged arteries. So check with doctors before taking it internally.
(Lancaster, Ca, Usa)
(Orange City, Florida, Usa)
I was doing some research on the internet a couple weeks ago about candida and started seeing links for information on virgin coconut oil.. My goodness the fantastical claims I learned of with every click of my mouse! I wondered if it could be true or maybe just hype like so many other 'miracle' cures. I was very impressed with what I read and sought out some organic oil.
I decided to start off slow, according to testimonies I read, especially since one of my issues is chronic candida. I also take levothyroxine for hypothyroidism and battle with weight issues, which have caused a whole host of health concerns.
I noticed right away an uncomfortable side effect of racing, palpitating heart. It happens every time I take the oil in a concentration, such as by the tablespoon, or spread on an akmak cracker, etc.
I have decided instead to use it in cooking and get my daily dose that way. I use it to saute veggies for a meal, or add it to my morning oatmeal, and even gently fried corn tortillas in it for chicken enchiladas one night.. it is such a delicate flavor that once stronger, more savory flavors are introduced, you can rarely detect the coconut. I find when I use it this way, I don't get the palpitation side effect. Other than the recommended amount of coconut oil, and the fish oil caps I take, I am on a very low fat diet right now.
I have mixed feelings because I have read some testimonies of people who didn't lose weight but in fact gained weight after starting on VCO so I hope I am not sabotaging my good efforts!
oh, also, I read that the claims made by proponents of VCO that it helps with thyroid problems are unsubstantiated.. any editorial feedback on this?
I've had chronic bladder infections for twenty years.I've been on every antibiotic and only got worse. I've been taking virgin coconut oil for almost four months. Within a week the infections were gone. I haven't had any pain in four months plus I've lost ten pounds, have more energy, and almost no acne flare ups.
I started using vco about 2 months ago. I heard about all the different health benefits of using it so i first began using it on my hair and my hair has never shined the way that it does now. I have also noticed that there is less breakage than before. After awhile i decided to start using it as a body moisturizer, it is awesome even my little sister who thinks of me as a nature junkie loves to use it. My skin has never been softer, even when i was using pure shea butter. I also suffer from body acne and that has cleared up. I know have soft flawless skin i can't wait to start taking it internally. VCO is the best thing to use if you suffer from any kind of skin condition. This stuff is great, i wouldn't trade it for the world
Virgin coconut oil gives my husband diarrhea, it doesn't seem to do a whole lot for me in terms of weight loss, but it has helped my 2 y.o. daughter's immune system. I think VCO only helps with a balanced diet. My husband's diet is a typical Western diet, which is mostly starches, process/refined foods, preservatives and little fruit/greens. I eat plenty of fruits & veggies, but I did not give up the sweets/white flour, so VCO didn't help me lose any weight, even after months of taking it (1-2 Tbs. a day over toast or in oatmeal). My daughter, whom I now suspect is sensitive to gluten, has asthmatic tendencies and I was feeding her too much whole grains. I limited her whole grains, added VCO almond butter olive oil into her diet and she has not needed her nebulizer and her colds do not last 2-3 weeks. VCO HELPS, but it is not a miracle cure. Nothing is. Also, it is an oil, so I don't understand why anyone would put it in a cup of tea?!!?