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  1. So I stopped smoking cigarettes a week ago. No vaping, no cigarettes, and just healthy eating, small doses of cannabis and nicorette gum 2mg. I started ingesting the oil yesterday with a small sip and had instant diarrhea. I said ok cool. I'm detoxing pretty fast. Plus, I have a super high metabolism. Took another sip last night before bed. Instant mistake with regret. I have now been up for a couple of hours with little sleep. I think I will have to call in today because it hasn't stopped yet. Can just a sip of coconut oil, not even a full teaspoon, give you the runs? I have used oil pulling and accidentally swallowed a tablespoon full before a swish and had no effect a few years ago. Can it switch on your metabolism like that?

    • Hi Ace, your body is undergoing some form of withdrawals as you've started quitting smoking just recently. Withdrawals can weaken the control of your bowel muscles and lead to intestinal disorder.

      On top of that, MCT in coconut oil can trigger a rapid release of cannabinoids, particularly cannabidiol (CBD). CBD can potentially motivate bowel movement.

      Which is why even a sip of coconut oil (less than a teaspoonful) can stimulate and give you the runs. My guess.

  2. Hi can i ask something? Im josephine from Philippines im just suffering from constipation few months ago and its really hard to poops i had rectal fissure because of my constipation i really dont know what to do can u give me some advice? Im crying everytime i go to the bathroom 🙁 im so scared to poops.

  3. Hello Doctor.!!! Please I'm 23year old and I'm passing through difficulties of mouth odor and bad breath (Halitosis), for the past of 8years. I have seen a lot of dentistry doctors they've treat gums infection and several drugs were giving to me up to now I didn't recovered. So, what I'm asking sir, can coconut oil cure halitosis?? Because I have take it for the past of 2months didn't recover also. If no, please which way can I follow to cure this sicknesss thanks so much a lot.

    • Hi Umar,

      Bad habits and unhealthy diet can impact the health of your liver and lungs. When you hurt your liver and lungs, bad breath occurs.

      Here are some quick tips you can do to improve your health, thereby getting rid of your bad breath:

      1. Quit smoking and drinking. You should know they're bad for your health. Bad breath is an indicator of sub health. What's more, a mouth reeking of smoke and alcohol will make you more repulsive.

      2. Drink more water. We tend to forget to drink adequate amount of water to hydrate our body. Poor hydration can retard the elimination of toxic substances in our body. Toxins stink. And this reflects in our breath.

      3. Increase your fruit and vegetable intake. These plant foods provide tons of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients your body needs for optimal health. While increasing their consumption, you should cut back on unhealthy food like meat, fried food and high-sugar stuff.

      Unhealthy food can take down your health. Especially meat, it rots easily and quickly in your gut that in turn, causes smelly gas when you burp.

      4. Sleep early. Go to bed by 11 PM. And try to target at least 7 hours of sleep. Staying up late into the night will take a tough toll on your liver.

      5. Take coconut oil at least 3 tablespoons per day. This can help improve your liver health and enhance your bowel movement. Frequent bowel movement helps to get rid of toxic waste in your body. Less toxins, less bad breath.

      6. Practise good oral hygiene. Brush and floss your teeth every day to get rid of any food debris that are stuck between teeth to feed bacteria. Bacteria eat, they poop too. And their poops are smelly too.

      In a nutshell, poor health leads to bad breath.

      Last but not least, don't call me 'doctor'. I'm just a regular guy like you.

  4. Hi I read any oil has the ability to line the gut wall preventing some meds or nutrients from being absorbed properly into the bloodstream? Is this true? If your answer is yes, then can I consider a coconut oil enema instead of taking it orally?

    • Hi Naa, our gut begins from the mouth all the way to the anus. Throughout the journey our body produces digestive substances to break the fats in the oil into their individual components such as fatty acids and glycerols, and unleash some of their fat-soluble nutrients (if any) that our intestinal cells can easily absorb into the bloodstream.

      That said, what you heard from is not exactly true under normal circumstances. Most fats in the oil would have been digested and crumbled into smaller units for easy absorption by our body.

      Unless you really ingest tons of difficult-to-digest long-chain fats that fail to digest properly and in such a case, yes, it will kind of line the gut and inhibit the uptake of nutrients and medications into your bloodstream.

      Coconut oil tends to digest faster since about 60% of its contents are medium-chain fats. These fats can stimulate bowel movement. Which is why many "constipators" have reported its potent ability to help relieve their constipation after taking coconut oil orally.

      However, you can try a coconut oil enema if you want to. I don't know how effective this will be as I've never tried that before.

      If it does help you a lot, I hope you can drop by again to share your experience so others can have another good way to help them ease their constipation issue with coconut oil. Good luck! 😉