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Sweet Cravings

1 User Review
5 star (1) 

Posted by Karen (Everett, Ma) on 04/26/2010
5 out of 5 stars

i have been using coconut oil for 3 days and i cannot believe the reduction of cravings for sweets!


2 User Reviews
5 star (2) 

Posted by Jake (Chicago, IL) on 10/09/2007
5 out of 5 stars

Many thanks to Lucille from Jersey City. I had sensitive gums and nerves for several months after having two dental procedures - removal of an impacted and decayed wisdom tooth -lower left,and placement of a crown on a molar above. I was very sensitive to cold especially but hot as well. Oil pulling with coconut oil just three times cured it 95%. It was hard to believe after it was so sensitive it virtually went away. I rarely feel anything anymore except with extreme temperatures and I see even that declining as the days go by.

Posted by Lucille (Jersey City, USA) on 04/23/2007
5 out of 5 stars

Wow! I just read this cure [oil pulling] for the first time and decided to try it with my organic coconut oil. I still can't believe it but the chronic sensitivity I had in two of my teeth is gone! It's hard to tell which teeth were hurting! And my teeth feel different.

The Elderly and Children

Posted by Sangeetha (Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands) on 06/29/2009

Is VCO good for any age? My mother is 70 years old and suffers from diabetes and bigh blood pressure. I know VCO is good for diabetes. Is it also god for high blood pressure? Is it ok for a 70 year old with these ailments to drink VCO?

Also, due to so many benefits includes its ability to fight virus and bacteria, I wanted to give it to my 6 1/2 year old daughter, maybe in smaller quantities of 1 tsp to begin with, gradually increasing to 2 tsp. a day. Is it alright for a child that age to drink VCO?

Thank you in advance for responses.

Replied by Kyra
(Cortlandt Manor, New York)

I give all of my children, ages 2 - 12 1 tablespoon of Extra Virgin Coconut Oil daily.

Replied by Roger
(Colorado Springs, Colorado)

I am 66 and in pretty good shape/health. If I were to introduce coconut oil to an older person, I would start very small and watch for any changes.


1 User Review
5 star (1) 

Posted by Rodney (Delaware) on 04/18/2006
5 out of 5 stars

I suffered with thrush for 9 mos. Tried Nystatin and several other RX meds. Tried all of the popular probiotics and even tried the expensive Three-Lac. Three-Lac did offer some relief but could not completely get rid of the problem. One week of extra Virgin coconut oil from GNC, Emerald labs did the trick. I had several days of pure hell from upset stomach, loose bowels stomach pain and so on. This eventually subsided and the benefits have been nothing short of miraculous. I wish I had known of this product earlier, it would have saved me a ton of misery and saved me a boat load of cash.


1 User Review
5 star (1) 

Posted by Anita (Augusta, GA, USA) on 04/20/2008
5 out of 5 stars

I started taking coconut oil (virgin for eating and regular coconut oil for cooking) and in 3 months a tumor I had in my ear that I was suppose to have removed by a surgeon, shrunk to almost nothing, the doctor mentioned he had never had a patient were a tumor in the ear shrunk that fast, so I guess the coconut is working!


1 User Review
5 star (1) 

Posted by WT (Spartanburg, SC ) on 05/29/2008
5 out of 5 stars

I've always been a fan of natural remedies since childhood. I discovered coconut oil years ago while looking for a vinegar and oil recipe. We've always used RBD (refined, bleached, deoderized) and now use the Luanna brand found in Wal-Mart. A couple years ago I had increasing stomach pain over a several week period. It started out like hunger pains and got progressively worse. It got to the point that it wouldn't go away even after eating. I figured it must be an ulcer.

I had read that coconut oil killed the ulcer causing bacteria. I got on the internet and researched the dosage and began taking a tablespoon in the morning and another at night.

After three days or so the pain was gone and I stopped taking it. A few weeks later the pain came back. I figured if you take antibiotics for 7-10 days I should probably do the same with the coconut oil. Again the pain left in three days or so but I kept taking it for a week. That's been probably three years or so. I also try and eat fried eggs once every weekend just for good health.

PS: an arterial ultrasound on my carotid arteries, taken last year after about 8 years consuming the stuff, showed no evidence of plaque buildup.

I've smoked up to 2 packs a day until quitting 2 years ago and have never taken cholesterol meds. I'm 45 and my dad was 90% blocked by age 61.nI also take 4+ Grams of cheap ascorbic acid vitamin C almost daily.

Replied by Ann
(Casper, Wy)

AWESOME!!! ... What an amazing report! It's nice to read a post from someone who has taken EVCO for many yrs. THANKS!

Replied by Jenn
(Ottawa, On)

RBD coconut oil is not EVCO.

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


1 User Review
1 star (1) 

Posted by Velvet (Mountain Home, Arkansas) on 12/30/2007
1 out of 5 stars


Coconut Oil. I have been using CO for a year now and I have no outstanding reports to make on it, but today I tried the CO bath. Now I am disabled and I have a handicap hand rail and I use the non skid mat in my tub and I never gave it a thought that when I went to get out I could not. I used my wash cloth and a towel for more traction but I was not strong enough to overcome the oily tub and mat. I struggled for a long while and it took awhile for me to get turned over on my side so I could use my painful knees, but I finally made it up and out. This is just to let others who are disabled in their legs, knees, etc be careful and know that you are going to be very slippery. I am laughing now, but it wasn't funny at the time. For the record I have used CO on my face for a year now and I cook everything in CO and I take it 1 tsp at a time in my protein drinks. I do not do the TB amount. so far I have no bad re-actions. I just hope it is doing something good inside.


2 User Reviews
5 star (2) 

Posted by Ashley (Baltimore, MD) on 05/10/2007
5 out of 5 stars

Virgin coconut oil cured my plantar warts. I had some plantar warts on my foot for about a year, then I started rubbing coconut oil on my feet to help soften the skin and make walking more comfortable. After about 2 months of this, I was just starting to think of going to the doctor to have them removed (with much dread) when I noticed that the warts had shrunk. Then about 1-2 weeks later, the dead skin just peeled off like a callous, revealing soft healthy skin underneath. It wasn't an overnight cure, but the time was a small price to pay for not having them dug out! I know they were warts because they had the little black spots in them, they hurt or bled if scraped, and a couple of small ones had appeared elsewhere on my foot. I also use coconut oil in food preparation on a regular basis, as well as topically on all areas of the skin.

Posted by Charlene (Seattle, WA) on 02/24/2006
5 out of 5 stars

I got a strange looking thing-ee on my hand between my thumb and index finger. I thought it was a boil, but my doctor thought it was a wart and suggested putting salicycic acid on it. I did but it burned like crazy after a few hours and looked only slightly better after 2 days. I was supposed to give the acid 10 days, but decided that was not the right cure. Instead I rubbed I coconut oil into the strange growth a few times a day. It disappeared after only 3 days. I wonder if it would work for moles too?

Weight Loss

1 User Review
5 star (1) 

Posted by Ysanna (Road Town, Tortola, BVI) on 08/05/2012
5 out of 5 stars

Great info. I have been using coconut oil in all kinds of ways and it is very helpful. It moisturizes my skin, is great for my hair and helps me to lose weight. It is one super food. Thanks.

Where to Buy: India

Posted by Sreejit (Calcutta, West Bengal) on 02/16/2013

I want to buy extra virgin organic coconut oil with short and medium chain.

Where to Buy: NH

Posted by Donna (New Hampshire, US) on 12/02/2014

I would like to know where to purchase pure coconut oil, other than Middle Earth, where a small 4 oz. bottle is like $7.00. I live in New Hampshire, any suggestions? Thanks in advance.


Replied by Liz
(Boston, Ma)

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

Replied by Molly
(Orlando, FL)
Replied by Connie
(Chattanooga, Tn)

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.

Where to Buy: Nigeria

Posted by Vivienne (Lagos, Nigeria) on 11/04/2014

Where can I get Organic Coconut Oil?

Replied by Ray Oduntan Kwadje
(Badagry, Lagos, Nigeria)

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