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  1. Hi
    Would taking few spoons of VCO on empty stomach in the morning cause bad health? I was told it could turn rancid in stomach. I dont know how it will become bad.
    Taking with some food, people say may be ok and it will not make the oil turn rancid.
    Can you help with your advise.

  2. Hi Chai
    I've had Balantis for 2 months now but only started applying coconut oil on the affected areas a month ago and started taking 3 tbl spoons a day 2 weeks ago. In the last week I've got spots on my penis and testicles and a rash all over my body? is this a side effect of the coconut oil and how long does it usually take to work?

    • Hi Darren, having rashes all over your body could stem from the detox effect of coconut oil. It has already started to work as soon as you apply topically or consume it... it's just that its cumulative effect begins to display after some time. It all depends on how toxic your body is before you can see the healing of your rashes and balanitis. If you're worried, stop coconut oil and look for a specialist about your condition.

    • Hi Sylvia, your husband's brain has become insulin resistant. Meaning, insulin has failed to properly transport glucose to his brain cells, causing his brain cells to starve, degenerate and die. But fortunately, your husband's case is still mild. Taking coconut oil every day should help to stop the progression of the disease, or even improve the condition a bit.

      That's because a significant portion of medium-chain fatty acids in coconut oil will convert to ketones (food for brain cells) upon consumption. These ketones do not require insulin to enter cells. Hence, they're not affected by insulin resistance. Which is why diabetics are able to improve their condition with regular consumption of coconut oil... same principle behind.

      There's no limit on how much coconut oil your husband should take for Alzheimer's. The more, the merrier. But for a start, please only begin with adding a teaspoon to his breakfast, lunch and dinner. That makes up to 3 teaspoons or one tablespoon per day.

      The reason for starting out slow and small in quantity is to avoid potential diarrhea caused by eating too much coconut oil. Coconut oil is good at stimulating bowel movement. So, spread out the amount, always.

      Make sure he's comfortable with the amount for a few days before increasing another teaspoon or tablespoon. However, coconut oil's positive effect can easily get offset by the wrong type of food he eats. So, it makes perfect sense to improve his diet as well.

      You might want to get Dr. Mary Newport's book called Alzheimer's Disease: What If There Was a Cure?: The Story of Ketones. It's about her experience in using coconut oil to treat her husband's alzheimer's disease and her husband's condition has improved.

  3. Have been taking virgin coconut capsules for 6 weeks, everything has been fine, I feel really well and my cholesterol has come down from 6.3 to 5.7 but I am having rather painful leg pain, is this normal or should I stop taking them as it is really painful

    I take 4 a day and the make is perfectly pure, the pain is in my calves, I can only take capsules as I don't like coconut thankyou

    • Hi Mrs Barnard, this doesn't seem like the work of virgin coconut oil capsules. It's more likely a muscle ache or cramp that you could have sustained somehow during or post workout or something else. Think back on what you've done in the past few days that could have hurt your legs.

      • I stopped taking them and 2 days later the pain in my legs was a lot better so tried them again the next day and the pain returned so it seems it is them, I have vericose veins so maybe my blood was too thick while taking them

        • Hi Mrs Barnard, I seriously couldn't make any sense out of coconut oil causing that pain in your legs at first. But when you said you got varicose veins, then probably the reason for that is due to coconut oil's effect on improving blood circulation. As varicose veins are contorted due to faulty valves, they promote abnormal blood flow causing the veins to swell. So when coconut oil improves blood circulation, this increased flow of blood (and hence, pressure against the walls of veins) could have aggravated the discomfort and pain.

          But 4 grams of coconut oil daily can cause that pain, I feel that's too amazing. (Each cap holds only 1000 mg, which is only 1 gram.) What I mean is, so little coconut oil yet so powerful in its effect. Still pretty hard to believe. But come to think of it, cumulative effect from coconut oil isn't impossible.

          Another possibility we shouldn't rule out is that the ingredients that are used to make the softgels. If the softgels are not made of plant origin, then it could contain residues of antibiotics and hormones, plus diseased animal tissues. These stuff are not easy to get rid of by our system. And when they accumulate to a certain degree, they can cause haywire to our system. Your varicose veins may get worse due to these toxic accumulation.

          • Thanks for the advice! The capsule is made from gelatine and glycerine so I thought it would be ok, do I keep taking them and go through the pain barrier if it will get better or stop taking them, what do you think, I don't want to do myself any harm , thankyou

            • Hi Mrs Barnard, I strongly recommend taking virgin coconut oil in jar. I mean, you don't have to eat it straight from it (I find that disgusting too), but rather, you can add to your food or beverages, or cook your food with it. It's very tasty.

              You probably have some cooking oil in your kitchen, just replace that with coconut oil and you're done. But if you can't stand the natural coconut aroma in the virgin oil, you can go with the refined RBD coconut oil which is odorless but yet provide almost the same great benefits for both your health and skin.

              If you consume coconut oil out of jar, you probably won't experience that pain in your varicose veins if it is really due to the toxic softgels rather than coconut oil itself. In fact, I've heard people having their varicose veins improved after daily application of coconut oil to their skin. Of course, individual results will vary depending on how twisted the veins are.

              If you simply don't like taking coconut oil that way, then the next option for you would be virgin coconut oil in veggie capsules. Which will cost a little higher since the softgels are made from plant-based ingredients that are a lot safer to consume.

              Actually, there's an implicit risk in taking coconut oil in softgel form. The oil may have long turned rancid without your notice unless you take the time and effort to randomly sample by cutting open the softgel to examine the quality of the oil. Who knows, the pain that you've suffered could be due to the rancid coconut oil in softgel?

              Cut open the softgel and the virgin oil should smell like coconut. Otherwise, the oil has turned bad.