Side Effects: Diarrhea

Posted by H on 09/07/2007

I had to stop at a tablespoon a day. Cause of excessive explosive diarrhea. Back pain, the worst ever. I do have a life time of IBS and fungus im sure. Loose stool would have been a pleasure in this case. Honest. With IBS im an expert at this point. This was nasty. My boyfriend did the tablespoon and literally shit himself in his sleep. Literally. Felt queasy for two weeks and had oil in his stool which means he can't absorb the fat. Both of us liked the oil at first three days and it went to hell after that. Perhaps we need to cut the dose?

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
383 posts

Heather: A tablespoon would seem way too much. The usual doseif I do get sick is 1/2 tablespoon or one teaspoononce' day.

A dose such as one tablespoon to two tablespoon wouldbe great for constipation as it is a lubricant but Iwouldn't take this as a supplement of that kind ofdose.

Most supplements that sells lauric acid or coconut oilare anywhere from 1000 mg to 2000 mg, which is morelike 1/2 teaspoon dosage. The dose of tablespoonamounts to two teaspoons very rough approximation,which means about four times the usual dose sold insupplement forms. This would be too much.

In general, if the body continues to eject too muchbowel movements, the body may be perpetually loadedwith toxin from long term acidosis, zinc deficiency,magnesium deficiency, and lack of protein in thediets.

Therefore, I would tend to deal with IBS, fungus, andother things before I consider coconut oil. Yes,coconut oil and getting diarrhea helps greatly withIBS, but then IBS is due from lack of dietary seasalt, bicarbonate, magnesium, zinc, and higher dietaryprotein.

Felt queasy for two weeks and had oil in his stoolwhich means he can't absorb the fat.

This is the very reason why coconut oil is considereda lubricant. One interesting thing though, if coconutoil is used as part of the cooking as mentioned. Thisis because it gets absorbed through the bloodstreammore easily and kills the microbes that exists in theblood. This is why I have no reported diarrhea since Iused them for preparing foods using coconut oilinstead of vegetable oils.

Both of us liked the oil at first three days and itwent to hell after that. Perhaps we need to cut thedose?

It would seem that you are taking four times thesupplementary dose. I would probably take a maximum ofone teaspoon along with food, instead of onetablespoon as the worse case scenario. In general Ijust used them as part of cooking and substitute andnot use vegetable oils. There's a good reason why.Vegetable oils breaks down into free fatty acid morereadily and forms cancer causing acrylamide whenreacted with starches and sugar. Hence, in practice Idon't take coconut oil separately except when there'sa constipation at bay and also, that my body isalready alkalized. This however is rare scenario.Usually constipation is bought by the body's excessacidity, not deficiency of coconut oil.

Therefore I would likely consider baking soda withlemon juice remedy first (2 tablespoon of lemon juiceplus 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda taken twice a day) orapple cider vinegar 2 tablespoon plus 1/4 baking sodaplus 1/2 glass of water taken twice a day).

Most diets that the liver have trouble processing isfrom too much excess dietary oils and hence it is whymany of my recommendation such as evening primrose oilof 1000 mg is taken only once a week, or otheressential oils. It is taken only on a bare minimumbecause the liver simply can't process them andtherefore is removed. It appears therefore that thereported weight loss cynically speaking is due morefrom more frequent bowel movements from taking coconutoil. However, the same is also true for alkalizing thebody.

The difference however, is most of our dietary foodsare acid forming, which includes coconut oil ascoconut oil are mostly lauric acid. The optimum pH ofthe body is hardly ever achieved because our tonguedecides what to eat, not our body. Hence the urinarypH becomes acid, and the body becomes more susceptibleto diseases. The reason is really simple: mostanaerobic bacteria grows whenever the body is acid,high in sugar are also acid forming, and hence,resolving the vicious bacteria and fungus and only beresolved body's environment achieves the optimum pHwhich usually means the need to achieve alkalinity.Coconut oil merely sidestep the issue and may help asa secondary immunity, but primarily alkalinity shouldbe achieved first and coconut is seen as supportive,but I won't consider them as a supplement, but areintegrated into cooking to avoid the vegetable oils.Vegetable oils are not intended for high temperaturecooking which is why they break down to cancer causingsubstance, while on the other hand, coconut oil isstable in very high temperatures and hence isgenerally seen as safer for most cooking. It should benoted that I have barely made any mention of virgincoconut oil, or extra virgin coconut oil, those aremarketing attempts to get people to buy certain brand,but it is the lauric acid, which is responsible forthe antibiotic effects and it can only work if it goesin the blood stream, but in only very tiny amounts.The liver actually have a very low tolerance to toomuch oils which is why the liver gets fatty all thetime and it is this reason why the use of lecithin, afat emulsifier is helpful for the liver.

Any pathway that lead to better health I mentionedhere will always be an "urban legend" being created todiscourage such use to say that baking soda is bad foryou, or vitamin C is bad for you, and other things. Ioften respond this and ask them, do you have anymedical journals to say this or that, because I do,but they don't and hence that's how I know it's anurban legend. So I guess my studies in biochemistry ormicrobiology was not wasted as I thought it was aboring subject, but apparently its helping me now.

In summary, yes I would reduce the dose but I willalso consider alkalizing and perhaps add 1/4 teaspoonof sea salt in all my drinking water to reduce themicrobial counts in my blood.