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  1. Tried the coconut oil for first time today. Took one tablespoon. Within 5 minutes I had severe gas, bloating, and discomfort. A short time later my colon was cleansed. Not the results I was expecting but am convinced this oil works. Will drastically reduce amount for next intake.
    What is best way to have actual oil and not Crisco?
    Putting this in my morning coffee sounds like a wonderful idea.

      • Hello I've been using coconut oil 2 teaspoons in my smoothies,and suddenly I got a cold sore,could this also be related to the die off of candida?
        Also I have been experiencing bloating and today fatigue and drowsiness,I also feel what I think is a swollen gland on top of one shoulder,do we have glands there and is it possible to feel when they're swollen or could this be unrelated?
        And last question I suffer from hypertension which had been kept under control until the last couple of days when it has been spiking a bit,it could not be related to the die off symptoms bu I still wanted to ask if it's possible that the toxins being released could cause a spike in blood pressure?
        I am determined to continue with the coconut oil because I really want to heal. Thank you so much for your time Mr.Soon Chai I really appreciate it.

        • Hi Diana, never heard of cold sore being a symptom of Candida die-off. Cold sore is normally caused by HSV (herpes simplex virus). Rub coconut oil on your cold sore as often as you can and it should vanish in a few days.

          Your feeling of bloating, fatigue and drowsiness are not solely the work of coconut oil. Smoothies contain tons of other phytonutrients that are helping your body to detox.

          We have lymph nodes ("glands") all over our body, including shoulder. It is possible to feel the swell when the node bulges up to especially 2 to 3 times its usual size.

          I wouldn't rule out the possibility that toxin expulsion can influence blood pressure since whatever your body does will have an impact on the flow of blood. But how strong the impact is would depend on how intense the detox reaction is.

          But with regular consumption of adequate coconut oil (at least 3 tablespoons a day), your hypertension should improve. Your choice of using coconut oil is a good one. But if you feel it might be causing certain symptoms that you find unbearable, stop the intake for a few days and see what happens.

        • Absolutely! When I up any form of antifungal in conjunction with the anticandida diet I'm on my throats looks like strep. Every time I up the antifungals or compromise my body's ability to filter out toxins by adding to them my throats hurts or I get sores in my mouth. When I started this whole process My lymph nodes popped out on the beck of my head, I itch, get fevers, my blood pressure elevates, heart rate elevates, I get nauseous, my joints hurt a lot etc. die offs depend on how extensive your overgrowth is. Candida releases a lot of toxins when they die and the live candida are excreating their own toxins constantly. All of these toxins have to be filtered out.Vitamin c helps with die offs, avoiding candida feeding foods can intensify die offs but decrease the length of time you have die offs. A gallon of water a day, sweat a little if u can and sleep well and take naps if u feel u need to. Don't take it too fast it's not a race. I've been doing this for 4 months and I'm better than I was but I've been declining physically for about 7 years. It's easy to question this process partly because of how much it differs from the medical process we're use to I think. What's helped me the most is research and talking to others doing this also.
          i hope this helps even if a little

          • Hello Tiffany, I really appreciate your additional info that sheds light on the detox process, which is often known as healing crisis. Your comment will not help just a little but a whole bang lot for those who are truly in need. Thank you very very much for your input. Do drop by often to share with us your experience again. 😀

          • Thank you Tiffany!! I have this same sensations where my throat feeling like I have strep. I really appreciate the information you provided.

        • I also broke out with a cold sore (my second, first one was 10 years ago) and I'm a little spacey. I'm hoping these go away because I also am losing weight :), and my skin looks better.

      • How long does it take cadidia side effects to wear off. I think I have a few. Also should I cut back on the coconut. Oil because of the side effects? I usually put a teaspoon in my coffee daily

      • Its absolutely impossible to rid the body of herpes.

        The herpes virus (hsv) lays dormant in the body, "once infected-always infected". Herpes is the gift that keeps on giving.
        The virus will surface aka outbreaks during times of stress, decreased immunity, poor diet, etc..
        It is a known fact that 1 in 5 adults is infected with the hsv virus and commonly you wont know unless you get an outbreak. A simple blood test can be done to see if you have HSV, the test will check for HSV-1 and HSV-2.
        Unfortunately, there is no possible way that coconut oil will rid the human body of a virus such as HSV.

        • Hi Tracey, thanks for making that point. You're right. Once you're infected with HSV or HIV, coconut oil, at best can only help to decrease their viral load and suppress their activity so that you can move on with a "normal" life.

          Though it's not impossible, it would be difficult to absolutely reduce the viral count to zero. This is just like cancer treatment using the most advanced medical equipment and techniques, the cancerous cells may appear out of sight, but actually some could be lurking somewhere in your body waiting for the right moment to replicate rapidly and strike again.

          Therefore, never rely solely on coconut oil to fight viruses. The best way to keep any harmful microbes at bay is to balance up your diet with more natural whole food like dark green leafy vegetables, legumes and fresh fruits.

        • I had an interesting experience over 10 years ago when I first heard of the health benefits of taking virgin coconut oil, so I ordered some from Tropical Traditions on line. It was very hard to find in local stores then. I started taking a tablespoon in the morning and one in evening, and at the time I happen to have a small wart in my right hand ring finger that I had cut off once with nail clippers but it grew back. About three weeks after taking the coconut oil daily I noticed the wart was gone, but this time I had not intentionally done anything to get rid of it. It was only after realizing taking coconut oil was the only thing that I had added to my daily life, I did more internet research on benefits of it and found out it can kill viruses, I did not know that when I began taking it. I knew warts are caused by a herpes virus and then realized that the coconut oil had killed the virus in my body that had caused the wart. That was in 2001 and it had never returned.

  2. I started drinking the coconut oil in my coffee every morning and now my stools are smooth and steady I'm very grateful for this and I hope it works for you as well that works for me

    • Woow!! I'm so grateful. I read here that coconot oil can help to move the bowl,so I decided to take a tablespoon of the the coconot oil that I just bought after praying not only did it made me to move my bowl it also gave me a relief in my nostrils because I have been feeling uncomfortable because of the cough I had .I have taken some cough syrup but to no avail. The moment I took the coconot oil. I got myself. I'm so so happy and thankful, this is amazing. Thank you Jesus.

    • 1 would not start with that much I took my first teaspoon full today my stomach feels so much better and I have constipation from my pain meds nothing and I mean nothing else has helped over a period of 20 yesrs. So be care full with the dose with a baby

    • Hello I've been suffering from constipation for atleast a week now ive tried everything but nothing has helped me... My stool is harder than brick and the pain is killing me... How much coconut oil dosage should i take and do u recommend any pill for the pain?

      • Hi Chorita, your stool turns hard because most of the fluid (water) in the stool has been absorbed by your body.

        Ingest a tablespoon of coconut oil (without food) followed by a glass of water and see how it goes. Without adequate water intake to hydrate your stool, the laxative properties in coconut oil won't work as effectively as they should. After an hour if still no signs of bowel movement, take another tablespoon. If you feel you need to consume more water, by all means. Work with what your body needs.

        I don't recommend drugs for killing pain since any drugs could have dried up your stool. But you're free to decide what's best for you at this point.

    • I started taking 1 tablespoon this morning due to a hospital stay and pain medication 4 days ago. Needless to say I've not had a bowel movement yet. I put 1 tablespoon of solid coconut oil in my coffee but I want to drink enough water, should I drink warm water or tea to keep the oil from solidifying. Or any water is good? Thank you for your time and effort in helping us here.

      • Hi Barbara, warm water works better. Room temp (not lower than 77 °F or 25 °C) water is fine. Coconut oil solidifies below 76 °F (24.4 °C). Tea is diuretic, which will make you pee more and dry up your stool. Coffee may have a laxative effect which works well with coconut oil, but it's also diuretic.

        Are you still taking pain medication? Some pain medications can slow your bowel movement causing more water (from the stool) to get absorbed via intestinal cells, leaving behind little amount of fluid to soften the stool. If you're on medication, increase your water consumption. The laxative properties in coconut oil require water to help soften stool and ease constipation.

          • Hi Carmen, pure coconut oil begins to solidify at temperatures below 76 °F (24.4 °C). Which is why some people call it a solid coconut oil. If you hold some in your hand it will melt quickly. But if it has become so hard that you can't scoop it, you need to melt the hardened coconut oil before you can start using it.

            I suspect the liquid coconut oil you have is a fractionated coconut oil. Please make sure it's food-grade before you start consuming.

            To answer your question, both types of coconut oil are good for thyroid and constipation. But the one that turns solid below 76 °F (24.4 °C) provides much better health benefits.

    • I just tried that today & it worked! I mean within 30 minutes, I had to go. I drink coffee daily. I will now add coconut oil.

  3. Dont make the mistake i did. 3 tabelspoons when your body isn't adapted to it yet will cause horrific stomach pain and diarrhea. Also on another note, dont make the second mistake i also made in buying the unrefined virgin coconut oil in the plastic container. Avoid plastic contaminant and buy glass.

  4. I love coconut and will eat raw anytime I make coconut sweet rice with ginger spices I drain the coconut oil and boil it with all these ingredients. I use the coconut water and coconut milk if I have it at hand if not I just use the coconut from the blender and squeeze it out with a spoon or u can use a cloth to squeez the juice out. I don't measure the ingredients sorry I'm just use to making it .