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  1. Thank you, I do see that Coconut oil is good for our bodies. I shall look for ideas of how to consume it within our diets. We do eat some but maybe not enough. I give to my dog every day mixed in with his food, he's 11 years old now and looks much younger!

  2. Hi ! how long does it takes to know if the coconut oil will effect constipation i take 2tbsp a day morning and evening and it almost 4 days and i eat fruits , drink lots of water . how can i take it to be effective? thank you

    • Hi Rossy, many factors contribute to constipation. Lack of water is one thing. You can drink lots of water but if you're on certain medications that easily dry you out or you're of edema body type (your body tends to retain water easily) then your bowels may not get enough water to help flush out the waste.

      Have you been under lots of stress as well especially when you're still constipated and desperate to have a bowel movement? Are you consuming lots of meat and food that contains high sodium?

      Toxins in meat can intoxicate your intestinal cells, causing them to become "sick" and sluggish. And excessive sodium can cause your tissues to store water, leaving very little in your intestines to move your bowels. When you said you eat fruits, do you eat lots of them? (It's good for you if you do as you're getting both water and fiber from the fruits to help with your constipation issue.)

      Are you using virgin coconut oil for constipation? Different quality of coconut oil can have different laxative effect on relieving constipation also. Try mixing 2–3 tablespoons of coconut oil in a glass of water and gulp it down, on an empty stomach. As important as that, stay cool and relax, and "it" will come.

      But be warned, taking that much virgin coconut oil on an empty stomach can give you very severe stomach cramp especially if you've been constipated for so many days.

  3. Hi Soon Chai,
    What a wonderful site this is, so informative and interesting. I started using coconut oil in my diet around six months ago but I don't have it everyday. Any useful suggestions about how I could implement it in my diet, I'm not good at eating it on its own. I occasionally have it spread on a slice of whole meal toast with peanut butter for breakfast. I cook with it to, if an oil is required. I don't make smoothies as I'm not a fan, prefer to eat my foods whole.
    Many thanks

  4. I have been taking a tablespoon of extra virgin coconut oil for 8 years and all of a sudden a couple of days ago I took it in the morning as I done countless times before but about mid day I had gas and out came that tablespoon of coconut oil, right in the middle of work... I don't know what caused that?

    • Hi Phil, you're a super seasoned coconut oil eater. Apparently, your case has nothing to do with coconut oil because it came out before it even got digested.

      Did you take anything special in that morning or the night before? Try to trace back what you have eaten or done and observe your body's reaction for a couple more days and see what happens.