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Smelly Scalp  

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Posted by Chu (Edmond, Oklahoma) on 03/19/2007
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hi, i haven't seen a remedy for smelly scalp, i use to have a foul smelling scalp, even though i showered everyday, i tried all kinds of shampoo, but the one thing that cured me of this embarrassing condition was applying virgin coconut oil to my scalp for an hour, i think it disappeared after two applications. i hope this helps others who suffer from this condition.

Replied by Gwen
Denver/Boulder, Colorado
06/05/2010

OMG! I have been obsessed with this problem for years! I called beauty shops, beauty schools, talked to others about it & NO ONE knew anything & looked at me like I was crazy! I call/called it "hat head" as guys I knew seemed to really reek when they removed their baseball type hats.

My daughter just returned from Iraq last Dec. & I realized she had a bad case of "hat head" that left "that" odor on her pillows. She has very long hair & is very clean with daily showers. I figured it to be from sharing helmets & such with other soldiers out in the field. Must be some new epidemic I needed to get over & learn to live with, yuk!

The only suggestion I ever got was Tea Tree oil shampoo that did not work! I too get "that" smell after about 24 hours of shampooing. (picked up the bacteria somewhere even though very paranoid & careful about that).

This might seem like & is a silly issue but has been driving me crazy for years! Thank you soooo much for posting this. I'm very relieved to know I'm not crazy & this actually works. Makes perfect sense to me once you think about it. I'll be passing this remedy along to every stinky head from now on, & keeping gallons of VCO on hand....LOL!

Replied by Merryanne
Orange City, Florida, Usa
06/05/2010
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...the coconut oil is good,,,but if it was me I would also use vineger to wash the head 2 times a week,,,wet the head with the vingar and wrap in a towel and let it stay on for 15 miniuts,,,this will kill fungus,,I believe the smell is coming from a fungus, also use some fungus creams for really itchy spots..but vinegar is good to kill fungus..

EC: This section might also have some helpful remedies: http://www.earthclinic.com/cures/scalp_infections.html


Snoring  

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Posted by Kelley (Perry, UT) on 05/11/2008
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Every night before bed, my husband and I put a little coconut oil up in our nostrils/mose. Ever since we started doing thtis, he has a lot less trouble with allergies, and he says that I no longer snore! Not that I ever was a real loud snorer, but whatever heavy breathing that blockage or congestion was causing, it is now gone! It only takes about 1/4 tsp. - just a tiny bit on your fingertip for each nostril.


Sore Throat Infections, Chronic  

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Posted by Susan (Glendale, CA, USA) on 01/04/2009
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I've somehow managed to catch a horrible cold and have battled a sore throat for 2 days now. I have absolutely NO tolerance for pain, so I've been miserable. I've been using cayenne pepper and ACV as both a gargle and added to hot water to sip on constantly, but it only gives little to temporary relief.

I decided to try some coconut oil in some pineapple tea that I had (hoping deep down it resembled a pina colada!) I saw that EVCO wasn't listed as a remedy for cold or sore throats, really, but I decided to give it a shot.

Wow, was it soothing! The horrible thing about sore throats is how dry and scratchy the throat gets which makes the pain ten times worse... but the coconut oil lubed everything up so nicely that it doesn't hurt half as bad! I have no idea how long this will last, but I'll take what relief I can get!

I did have a lot of success with EVCO after having a strange sinus infection last year at this time that made all the glands in my head so swollen. After trying everything and going to the doctor who gave me no-good antibiotics, I gave EVCO a shot, and within one day my glands had gone down, my head and decongested and I felt better. I love this stuff. I just wish I liked the taste better!

Replied by Susan
Glendale, CA, USA
01/06/2009

Just to follow up on my own post...

It's now been 24 hours since I took the EVCO for the sore throat -- it cleared it up 100%. About a half an hour after taking it, it dislodged a very large, quite solid, disgusting piece of you-know-what from the back of my throat which I surprisingly blew out of my nose. I won't go into details, just trust me -- it was the source of the infection, the queen bee, if you will.

The thing to remember (which I had forgotten) was that if you're not used to taking ACVO, it will give you digestive issues -- I had severe nausea later since I had not taken EVCO in quite some time. But it didn't last that long, and was well worth it considering.

I have taken it about two more times since in tea, and it immediately makes my sinuses and ears crack and pop as things start draining out.


Posted by Siva, Dr (Batlagundu, Dindigul, Tamilandu) on 03/01/2007
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chronic throat infection resistance to all major antibiotics now one tablespoon of coconut oil with one clove taken internally gives very good results.


Storing Coconut Oil  

Posted by Goldenchick (Concord , Nc) on 02/21/2013

I bought EVCO a couple of weeks ago but just now read on the label refrigerate after opening does this mean it as bad now since I have not not sure whether to throw it away?

Replied by Om
Hope, , B.c. Canada
02/21/2013

the question about how to store coconut oil. It does not get rancid or spoiled, ever! Go for 15 years and it will be good. This, according to my research on CO. In hot countries where it originates, most people have no fridges. It is a treasure from the gods. Enjoy. Om

Replied by Mmsg
Somewhere, Europe
02/21/2013

Goldenchick, the coconut oil doesn't need refrigeration. If it goes bad it'll smell off or have black mold. Mine never went off, except for a little vial I kept in the bathroom. I think the moisture there made mold on it.


Stretch Marks  

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Posted by Jackie (Beaverdam, Virginia) on 02/25/2006
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I used coconut oil during my twin pregnancy and got no stretch marks at all (they weighed 6 & 7 pounds, that's 13 pounds of baby!). I rubbed it on my stomach every day 2 times (morning & evening). I used it again with my second pregnancy and still have no stretch marks (he weighed 11 pounds).


Sunburn  

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Posted by Stephanie (Rancho Cucamonga, CA) on 04/17/2008
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I started using Virgin Coconut Oil and I love it. I usually sunburn the first time I lay out in the sun, then peel, then I tan afterwards. I usually lay out without sunscreen or tanning lotion. So, I decided to put VCO on my body and layed out in the sun for four hours. I burnt a little, but nothing compared to usual. I also applied VCO twice a day after that and didn't peel at all, but it turned into a great tan. I will use VCO forever. P.S. I also started taking it internally 3X a day-yummy.

Replied by Terri
Leavenworth, Wa
02/04/2010
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Virgin Coconut Oil is great for sunburns (any kind of burn for that matter). If you mix Lavender and/or Eucalyptus essential oil in with VCO it will take the sting and heat out, helps prevent blistering and peeling. My friends and family laughed and thought I was crazy but now all come to get the "Burn Cream"


Sunscreen  

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Posted by Anushka (Panaji, Goa) on 12/09/2009

Can pa___e brand coconut oil be used as sunscreen even in peak hours of sun?

Replied by Sandy (sandhya)
Bangalore, India
12/10/2009
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Warning

coconut oil is not a sun-screen. In fact, coconut oil promotes sun burn. Never expose urself to the sun with coconut oil on ur skin.


Posted by Renee (New York, New York) on 07/28/2009
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Warning

I tried the coconut oil as sunscreen, and got very burned! I was out at the peak of the sun for four hours, but in any case, coconut oil does have amazing benefits, but this is not one of them. At least not during peak hours.

Replied by Mikola
Cincinnati, Oh
05/31/2011
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I agree with Renee. I foolishly used EVCO for sun protection yesterday, a very sunny day, and I have a very bad sunburn as a result.


Sweet Cravings  

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Posted by Karen (Everett, Ma) on 04/26/2010
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i have been using coconut oil for 3 days and i cannot believe the reduction of cravings for sweets!


Teeth  

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Posted by Jake (Chicago, IL) on 10/09/2007
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Many thanks to Lucille from Jersey City. I had sensitive gums and nerves for several months after having two dental procedures - removal of an impacted and decayed wisdom tooth -lower left,and placement of a crown on a molar above. I was very sensitive to cold especially but hot as well. Oil pulling with coconut oil just three times cured it 95%. It was hard to believe after it was so sensitive it virtually went away. I rarely feel anything anymore except with extreme temperatures and I see even that declining as the days go by.


Posted by Lucille (Jersey City, USA) on 04/23/2007
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Wow! I just read this cure [oil pulling] for the first time and decided to try it with my organic coconut oil. I still can't believe it but the chronic sensitivity I had in two of my teeth is gone! It's hard to tell which teeth were hurting! And my teeth feel different.


The Elderly and Children  

Posted by Sangeetha (Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands) on 06/29/2009

Is VCO good for any age? My mother is 70 years old and suffers from diabetes and bigh blood pressure. I know VCO is good for diabetes. Is it also god for high blood pressure? Is it ok for a 70 year old with these ailments to drink VCO?

Also, due to so many benefits includes its ability to fight virus and bacteria, I wanted to give it to my 6 1/2 year old daughter, maybe in smaller quantities of 1 tsp to begin with, gradually increasing to 2 tsp. a day. Is it alright for a child that age to drink VCO?

Thank you in advance for responses.

Replied by Kyra
Cortlandt Manor, New York
06/30/2009

I give all of my children, ages 2 - 12 1 tablespoon of Extra Virgin Coconut Oil daily.

Replied by Roger
Colorado Springs, Colorado
03/05/2012

I am 66 and in pretty good shape/health. If I were to introduce coconut oil to an older person, I would start very small and watch for any changes.


Thrush  

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Posted by Rodney (Delaware) on 04/18/2006
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I suffered with thrush for 9 mos. Tried Nystatin and several other RX meds. Tried all of the popular probiotics and even tried the expensive Three-Lac. Three-Lac did offer some relief but could not completely get rid of the problem. One week of extra Virgin coconut oil from GNC, Emerald labs did the trick. I had several days of pure hell from upset stomach, loose bowels stomach pain and so on. This eventually subsided and the benefits have been nothing short of miraculous. I wish I had known of this product earlier, it would have saved me a ton of misery and saved me a boat load of cash.


Tumors  

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Posted by Anita (Augusta, GA, USA) on 04/20/2008
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I started taking coconut oil (virgin for eating and regular coconut oil for cooking) and in 3 months a tumor I had in my ear that I was suppose to have removed by a surgeon, shrunk to almost nothing, the doctor mentioned he had never had a patient were a tumor in the ear shrunk that fast, so I guess the coconut is working!



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