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  1. Well 3:29 pm and just took 4 tablespoons of coconut oil on a empty stomach. Been constipated for a week now. Looking at other comments within five to 10 min I should be running to the washroom, will update in a bit! Hmm 3:37 and nothing yet. 3:40 another tablespoon worth, might throw up now but unfortunately from the wrong end. 4:30 stomach is in a lot of pain I think it's almost time. 4:34.... Thinking I had twice as much oil as I shouldve but it has done in an hour what three days of laxative pills couldn't.

  2. Soon Chai, I'm so glad I found this site. I love coconut oil and have incorporated it into my daily diet, but 2 weeks ago I purchased coconut oil softgels. I have developed like an addiction to them. I eat 10-15 a day. I have no health problems, I'm not overweight, I take no medications. I'm active and fit and take care of myself. I just love chewing on these softgels. I love how they taste. I love chewing on the capsules. Can this harm my body? I've had no diarrhea, and no side effects other than "cold-like" symptoms, which I am assuming is candida die-off or some sort of detox. Can too many coconut oil supplement cause damage? They are 1000mg each.

    • Hi Neesee, 1000 mg is actually just 1 g. So, you're merely eating about a tablespoon of coconut oil a day. This amount most likely won't give you any diarrhea symptoms or whatever side effects you're expecting especially you're spreading out the doses.

      As long as it does not give you any undesirable outcome, I don't see chewing coconut oil capsules a bad thing. Much like chewing bubblegum.

      But depending on the quality of softgels you're chewing, like if they're made of animal-derived gelatin which may contain antibiotic and hormone residues or even get contaminated with diseased animal tissues in some cases, then of course, they can harm your body.

      You can try virgin coconut oil in veggie softgels instead which is much safer but slightly more costly.

  3. Will it help constipation caused by gastro paresis and narcotics? I have tried approximately a tablespoon, so far, in my coffee about 1 and 1/2 hours ago and so far nothing.

    • Hi Sonia, are you a diabetic or you've just had a surgery on your stomach or somewhere near there? Gastroparesis normally occurs to diabetics or people who have just gone under the knife recently.

      I believe coconut oil should help ease your constipation since the medium-chain fatty acids in it can step up cellular metabolism. Which may help to restore the function of your stomach muscles to move food timely to the intestines for digestion and nutrient absorption.

      I understand that at this point you're only able to eat very small portion of food due to gastroparesis. In that case, try adding ½ tablespoon of coconut oil to each meal. If you have 6 small meals per day, then you would be taking 3 tablespoons of coconut oil daily, which is pretty adequate for most people.

      And since yours is a special condition so it'll probably take a couple of weeks or so for coconut oil to help fix your digestive function and constipation issue.

  4. Hello Soon Chai,

    I have been diagnosed with h pylori infection. Did the 7 day anyibiotic course, to no avail. I have started taking virgin coconut oil 4 dats back. I am experiencing symptoms, like headache, tiredness, cramps. I feel bloated and feel nausea and had a single hour of vomit. As I have been suffering from almost identical symptoms ever since I got h pylori, I was just wondering whether I am recovering or the bug is still "bugging" me. By the way, my burps and bloating improved when I take about 1 tsp of VCO.
    Are they normal die off effects?
    Please, guide me about the dose to treat the infection. As I read in many blogs the recommendations vary between 1tsp 3x a day for 30 days to 1 TB SP 2x a day for 30 days. So I am a little confused. Currently, I am taking 1tsp 3x a day.

    Thank you so much for your time and patience.



    • Hi Sana, H. pylori does not cause any obvious symptoms in most cases. That said, you could be experiencing the die-off symptoms since these bacteria will release toxic chemicals when they die.

      There's no specific dosage for this bacterial infection. You can take as much as you need to but beware of the diarrhea-triggering effect from virgin coconut oil.

      Your 1 teaspoon 3 times a day sounds good. But you can increase to 2 teaspoons 3 times a day to speed up the elimination of H. pylori as long as you can withstand the discomfort of the die-off symptoms. It's evident that coconut oil is working as your burps and bloating have improved. You should get even better as you move on and increase the amount teaspoon by teaspoon.

      As for how long you should take virgin coconut oil in order to clear up the infection, I would suggest that you take virgin coconut oil as a food rather than just a remedy for your bacterial infection so that you're always protected against H. pylori (a very common bacterial infection that happens to half the world's population) and many other super germs.

      Meanwhile, take time to learn more about the benefits of coconut oil where you'll get to understand coconut oil better and how it can help to keep you healthy and stay away from doctors for good.