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  1. I've been taking 1 tablespoon of organic virgin coconut oil in the am. Been noticing extrenely dry, itching skin. Is this normal? Been taking the coconut oil for approximately 1 week.
    When applying to my skin, noted increased dry skin.

    • Hi Carold, coconut oil should help to lock the water in your skin and keep your skin moisturized. Based on your description, your skin is super dry and because coconut oil penetrates pretty fast, it doesn't seem to help you much.

      Tell you what, cut down on diuretic beverages like coffee or black tea, green tea etc (if you do take them), then learn to drink 6–8 glasses of plain water every single day. If your diet includes soups, juices or other watery-based food, then you'll have to lower your plain water consumption.

      Our skin feels dry usually because we fail to consume sufficient fluid. But if you're on medication, some medication can dry you up too. In that case, you'll have to consult your doctor on the amount of water you should drink per day to maintain sufficient fluid in your body and keep your skin moisturized.

  2. Hi, I have been using organic virgin coconut oil for a few months now.i eat it everymorning in my porridge,also use it on my skin and has also lowered my cholesterol to my amazement and helps with indigestion as well.i simply think nature has given us this natural medicine to use.pls keep up the good work and for your informative research and for sharing with us.

  3. Hi. Coconut oil does work! Constipation occurs 2-3 times a month and each lasts up to 5 days, worst, 8 days. My diet as follows: Breakfast: 1 cup of freshly made juice+ 1 mug coffee + 1 slice rye bread toast with butter Lunch : 1 bowl of barley soup or sometimes 150gm-200gm granola with yoghurt + 1 orange or apple + hard-boiled egg or few pieces of shortbread+ yakult Dinner: lots of veg + grains + vegetarian soup. Diet is meatless, fish is consumed occasionally and I drink 5-8 glasses of water per day. I walk 4 to 5 times a week up to 70 mins per session.
    Mom mentioned grandpa used to put some butter in his coffee. I put a teaspoon in my coffee last couple of mornings. There's movement but....then I stumbled upon this blog. I tried 1 tablespoon of unrefined extra virgin coconut oil yesterday afternoon. Little movement. This morning on empty stomach I had 1 tablespoon followed by 1 mug of hot+warm water. Half hour later I had another tablespoon followed by another mug of water and stirred 1 teaspoon of coconut oil in my coffee. Tummy less bloated and more comfortable compared to when I first woke up - I felt my tummy and stomach were hard and stuffy and congested. And this had also affected my level of alertness and thinking. I felt sluggish for the past 5 days. Coffee is delicious with faint lovely coconut aroma. It worked. Thank you Fussy Body and everyone for sharing. I hope my post helps too.

    • Hi Kian, I think you're experiencing the "healing crisis" of coconut oil as you've started way too fast – 3 tablespoons a day.

      As for your sore throat, coconut oil generally does not cause that. Coconut oil helps with flu instead. It's actually due to you having eaten too much acidic food recently that promote viral infection and trigger sore throat. Think about what you have eaten these past few days and the answer will pop up instantly.

      Swelling to your neck may be the symptom of cleansing. You should now reduce your coconut oil intake to just 1 tablespoon per day (splitting into 3 separate teaspoons – 1 added to breakfast, 1 to lunch and 1 to dinner). Also, take more fruits and vegetables to help expel toxins and excess acidic components from your body. This will help improve your symptoms.

      After improvement, you should try to increase the amount of coconut oil progressively. Coconut oil is detoxing. You should never take it in large amount when you're getting started.

  4. I've been using Tropical Traditions organic virgin coconut oil for years when I cook/bake and also add it to my tea (or Bulletproof MCT oil). I have always gotten a "rash" on my neck, back and chest/stomach area. What is this caused from? The reaction is little itchy bumps that burn or feel irritated. I can touch them and scratch off little scabs. What could this be?

      • Mike
        Doing Bulletproof coffee with 2 tbs MCT coconut oil and Kerry gold butter in morning and at lunch. Pimples, redness on forehead and near/below eyes daily for two months. Healthy veggie diet, minimal animal protein, no gluten, no dairy other than butter in coffee. Confused, pls help...

        • Hi Mike, how long have you been drinking your bulletproof coffee with 2 tablespoons of MCT oil + Kerrygold butter one in morning and one at lunch?

          I need more info from you as the outbreak on your forehead and near eyes could stem from either the synergistic effect of 4 tablespoons of MCT oil + caffeine or the GMO substance from the butter (the cows that provide cream for the Kerrygold butter are said to have been supplemented with GMO animal feed in addition to being "grassfed").

          • Thank you Soon, Aug-Nov I consumed 4 tbs MCT coconut oil and Kerry gold butter but then noticed the skin eruptions which have lasted Nov-Apr. Recently removed MCT and skin clearing significantly. Having removed MCT resulted in improved skin condition, but on negative side also increased brain fog. Dilemma: MCT removal = clear skin, but increases brain fog...

            • Hi Mike, So Aug-Oct you didn't suffer any skin eruptions. It all started only after Nov, right? Did you check back on what you've done like a diet change in Nov that leads to a skin outbreak?

              I suspect you're on a low-carb diet, aren't you? Low-carb might trigger keto rash due to hormonal fluctuations, especially when it involves dairy. Have you tried removing butter instead of MCT oil? I mean, keep the MCT oil in your coffee but remove butter and see if your skin gets better without brain fog.