My Coconut Oil Story

by Patricia Smith

I grew up in the tropics and our staple oil was coconut oil. I never knew the health benefits of this oil. We were given it for breakfast, lunch and supper.

I used to grate coconuts to make the oil as a young teen. After moving away to North America, I thought that we were more civilized. My diet changed over the years. I dreaded coconuts because of all the grating and bruising that I sustained when I was younger.

At 45, I developed IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) which is second to stress and H. Pylori. I decided to change my diet. After doing some research, I found out the health benefits of coconut oil. I started using it. I purchased it at Walmart but did not find that to be very effective. Then I started making my own oil and cooking with it.

One problem that I used to experience was severe bloating. I was unable to pass gas. But after I started taking coconut oil, I was passing gas. My stool that was loose started forming again. It is not quite up to the solid state that it should be, but it has greatly improved.

I used to feel soreness along the walls of my intestine, particularly when I take a laxative for relief. That has become lesser over the past few weeks that I have been taking it.

Coconut oil has healed my UTI (Urinary Tract Infection). I had severe burning and offensive smelling urine. By ingesting coconut oil, this has been healed.

I had severe pain in my right arm. I cannot tell if it was bone pain or tissue pain. It started from my biceps and moved down my thumb. It was extremely painful especially during nights when sleeping. There was no right position for pain relief. After using coconut oil, all this pain has gone.

I will continue using coconut oil. I am only using coconut oil for cooking, baking, and for my hair and skin. Coconut oil works and I will not go back to any other oils!