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    • Hi Marsha, Nature's Way liquid coconut oil has pretty much served its purpose (for cooking and baking). And base on that, I think it's a good brand in this context. But the company has received some complaints about its packaging for its virgin coconut oil. So in the end, it's best for you to experience personally and determine whether it's good or not.

  1. Hi, I was wondering if coconut oil is good for me, since I suffer from diverticulosis and if I'm having an active flare-up of diverticulitis, should I not consume it?

    • Hi Judy, if you suffer from diverticulitis, I think it's good to continue consuming coconut oil since coconut oil can help to reduce inflammation and fight infection.

      If you're worried, you can begin with 1 teaspoon of coconut oil per day (add to breakfast or lunch) and then gradually increase the amount until you find the best doses for your comfort. In fact, before you even have a flare-up you should try taking more coconut oil as it might prevent the development of diverticulitis.

      Are you on a low-fiber (high-meat) diet? If yes, learn to eat more fiber-rich food like dark green leafy vegetables (and drink adequate amount of water) to ease the pressure in the colon. Diverticulosis may be caused by the occurrence of high pressure in the colon, which is due to lack of bulk in food.

  2. Hi so reading your comments. Rubbing it on will not help but eating it will lose belly fat or drop pounds. But do I put coconut oil in everything I eat? And how coconut oil do I put in my food?

  3. Hello,
    6 weeks ago I started taking Nutiva refined coconut oil (solid at room temp variety) as a diet addition after hearing great results from friends. The dose was too large, 2T/day, and I quit after 4 days because of very loose stools. Then it turned into full-blown diarrhea a week later which I've had for 3+ weeks (along with some bloating, rumbling gut, no abdominal pain, ongoing headaches and nausea) and can't seem to get rid of it. No other diet changes and I had bowel samples checked with no bacteria present, so I'm thinking it has to be the coconut oil. Any advice on getting rid of the diarrhea?

    • Hi Lynn, this is very unusual. You got a full-blown diarrhea after stopping coconut oil for a week. And it persists for 3+ weeks and during this period you have not had a drop of coconut oil.

      Seriously, the effect of coconut oil should have long worn off with the bowel movements 1 or 2 days after you quit. I'm afraid you'll need to do a full body check-up and see what actually has happened to you.

  4. I am SO glad I found your blog post!! My doctor says my constipation issues are due to a weak rectocel, but after reading every single comment I realize meat plays a big role in this -- for me. I just made a smoothie with protein powder, almond milk, water, and coconut oil. Good thing today is Saturday so I can stick close to home and see what happens! I've had constipation/fissure/hemorrhoid issues FOR YEARS but I am going to really pay attention to what I am or am not eating. Oh, and I agree with the person who said you can use coconut oil on your bum after a movement. It does provide relief.

    • Hi Crissy, good to know that you're starting to pay attention to your diet. Coconut oil increases cellular metabolism – this can help with repairing the tear or crack in the lining of your anus. Thanks for your input.