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  1. 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.

    Regards,

    Sana

    • 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. I believe you should get 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.

    • Hi Juanita, I'm not sure of the degree of liver damage your father-in-law is having. But you can try coconut oil to see if it helps to relieve your father-in-law's constipation problem.

      Coconut oil may even help to improve liver function since it carries antimicrobials to help liver fight toxins, bacteria, viruses, parasites and fungi, thereby mitigating the liver's load to having to deal with these malicious microbes.

      Remember to start in small quantity and progressively to make sure your father-in-law gets the right amount to move his bowels.

  2. My 4 yr old has chronic constipation and we have tried many things. We have increased her fiber ( although she's a picky eater so this is a challenge) and water as well. She doesn't get much relief. It has been a frustrating ride. We do have an appointment for her 4 yr check up this week and we will discuss her constipation issues with her doc as well. But I saw this and thought I would ask. I use organic virgin coconut oil for a moisturizer and she often sticks her finger in the jar for a taste ( she really likes it) so I know that I can give this to her by spoon. Do you think this could help? Should I start with just a teaspoon for the day? Would you recommend on an empty stomach in the am, night, or during the day?

    • Hi Gina, she's too young to take coconut oil on an empty stomach for constipation relief... I'm afraid the bowel-loosening effect may be too strong for her. Add a teaspoon to her breakfast and see how it goes. If it's not strong enough, another teaspoon in her lunch and so on. Spread out the amount. And if 3 teaspoons per day (in each meal) do nothing to move her bowels, then increase to 2 teaspoons on each meal for her the following day.

      The key is, increase the amount of coconut oil progressively until she gets the relief which is just nice for her and not adding too much in one sitting that over-loosens her bowels and drains her of her energy.