Liver Damage Concerns?

Posted by Suzie (Huntington Beach, CA) on 08/22/2006

I had to stop taking it because I was noticing weight gain in the stomach area... I was wondering, at one time I had liver damage, however, I have been healthy for the last 15 yrs... with diet and exercise and the damaged part of my liver (caused by drinking) has of course healed it self... My question is, due to a small area of my liver having scar tissue would the Coconut Oil be bad for my liver? I hope not, I would really like to start taking it again... And if I do, how much do you think a person should take daily? Thanks a bunch!

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
384 posts

Suzie: Coconut oil is not much known for weight gain that much, however, whenever you have a past liver problems, the liver does have problems processing all kinds of oils, including coconut oil. It is absolutely important to avoid margarine and all hydrogenated vegetable oils. Those can really destroy the liver with its trans-fatty acid. They also add these in bakeries, pastries, cookies, candies, potato chips, which often causes obesity.

The most sensible option is to reduce the dosage that you can tolerate, perhaps half or one-fourth of what you are generally using, while at the same time reduce your consumption on all fried foods.

It is important that you increase your dosage on fat emulsifiers, such as granulated lecithin to help remove fatty buildup of your liver.

Preferably 1 tablespoon mixed with each meals you eat throughout the day. This will generally remove that fat off your stomach area, especially your liver. Your weight loss will not reduce the weight line that much, but will reduce your weight caused by the fat buildup in the liver.

The other supportive supplements for you liver is to take yeast in form of yeast selenium, preferably in form of softgel capsules. If you insist on using the tablet form, you must chew the tablets and not swallow. Tablets often do not get dissolved in your stomach and is poorly absorbed. Milk thistle, curcumin, and N-Acetyl Cysteine also help.

Yes, coconut oil is antifungal, and do help somewhat on toenail fungus, but of course, it is generally mild. Ted

Replied by Lou
Tyler, Tx

One should note that soy lecithin or soy in general can counteract the effectiveness of thyroid medications. I would ask a pharmacist first.