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  1. I noticed the Nutiva is from a plant that has peanuts. People with a peanut allergy should be aware. What is your website?

    • Hi Marcia, you're spot-on. Nutiva has clearly stated on its label "Bottled in a facility that packs peanut oil". So, if you're allergic to peanut, you do have to be extremely careful with Nutiva products. Oh, this ( is my website.

  2. I have found that this definitely helps with my chronic constipation! I am just wondering how concerned I should be with the added calories on a low calorie diet? I have read many different things.

    • Hi Holly, how much coconut oil do you take daily for your chronic constipation? If you're able to get a good detox from coconut oil, both your fat and weight should drop.

      Unlike animal fats or other vegetable oils, coconut oil does not contribute much to your calorie intake since most of it will be burned off as energy. If you're still worried, just cut back a little bit on other foods on your plate.

  3. Hello, Just would like to know if the coconut liquid capsels should smell like coconut? The bottle I have has a "rancid type" odor.

  4. In fact when someone doesnt understand then its up to other visitors that they will help, so here it takes place.

  5. I started the coconut treatment for my severe constipation. It's louann brand non-hydrogenated coconut oil.. Is that an okay brand??

    • Hi Shanya, LouAna coconut oil is chemically processed (with high temperature) from dried coconut meat. So, it's a refined coconut oil. It uses plastic jar to hold the oil. If you don't mind that and as long as the oil doesn't smell of plastic, it's a brand okay to go with.

      However, if you're looking for a better quality refined coconut oil for constipation treatment, I would suggest Nutiva RBD coconut oil in glass jar. Costs a few bucks more due to better quality.

      • Where can I buy that brand?? I mix 2 tables spoons with food twice last night and about 4.5 tbsp this morning on empty stomach and nothing had happened.. Could it be the low grade of coconut oil??

        • Hi Shanya, you can try your local supermarket or any health food store nearby. They should have Nutiva. If not, just get it online.

          4.5 Tbsps in morning and nothing happens... some possible reasons off the top of my head:

          1. Your stomach may not be at all empty.

          2. Yes, it could be the quality of the coconut oil.

          3. Your bowels are exceptionally sluggish. And what causes that? Are you taking other medications that slow your bowels while treating your medical condition? Or your bowels are just like that all along.

          Try changing the brand and where possible, get virgin coconut oil (it has a coconut odor and hope you can grow to like it). Then, you really need to move a lot to help improve your bowel movement. Plus, drink adequate amount of water.

          • I'll try the virgin oil, coconut odor doesn't bother me I grew up in Hawaii eating coconut. I have also tried regular enema and mineral oil enema with very little movement..

            • Hi Shanya, now here's another possible reason LouAna coconut oil could not produce much relief on you. Your regular enema could have caused your bowels to lose its colon-cleansing instinct. Allow some time for your bowels to heal on its own and regain its instinct. Try not to inject fluid up your bottom to trigger bowel movement. This is unnatural and may inflict permanent damage. Eating right will get your system to work on the right path and flush out the waste naturally.

              That said, where possible, increase your fiber intake (from fresh fruits and vegetables) and drink adequate amount of water every day. With the help of coconut oil, I'm sure it won't take long to relieve your severe constipation.

              • Well going to try the coconut oil once I'm back to normal.. Ended up going to dr.. The pain was unbearable, diagnosis I'm severely impacted. Put me on linzess, hoping to feel better soon..

                • Hi Shanya, hope you get well soon. And when you get back on coconut oil, start on it gradually with 1 teaspoon per day for several days first before you up to 2 teaspoons and so on. Let your body adapt to coconut oil gradually and progressively.