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Has anyone been taking coconut oil and seen any positive effects from it?

According to my research, it has been proven to decrease the amount of epileptic seizures. I started taking it over the weekend. I don't have many break throughs... but am hoping that it eliminates the ones I do have.

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My daughter is on LGIT so we use coconut oil in alot of things. It's a great way to regulate digestion and is a great butter substitute. 
I'd never heard of it alone as a way to prevent seizures though. My daughter still has them regularly so I'd have to say its not working... She averages 2-3 TBSP/day as part of her diet.  

Hi Bethany,
Hello, this is Mary Ann an Information Specialist with the Epilepsy Resource Center. Thank you for sharing this information.

Best wishes,
Mary Ann
Epilepsy Foundation
Epilepsy Resource Center

Mary Ann,

Of course! I figure, if it works/ helps at all, everyone should know all the options out there. Especially if it's a natural cure or helps to reduce seizures.

I'm currently taking 1-2 tablespoons a day. I'm working on increasing my in take and finding new ways and recipes to put it in.

I have a ton of recipes! You can put it in smoothies, yogurt, on toast or pancakes instead of butter. 


Bethany said:

Mary Ann,

Of course! I figure, if it works/ helps at all, everyone should know all the options out there. Especially if it's a natural cure or helps to reduce seizures.

I'm currently taking 1-2 tablespoons a day. I'm working on increasing my in take and finding new ways and recipes to put it in.

How  funny that you posted this...I just received this video from a friend of mine.

The focus is on Alzheimers, but it helps in other areas such as epilepsy and autism.

http://youtu.be/ZZOR-Qd3QSg                          

If they have been using the ketogenic diet for years, it makes sense that there might be some validity to coconut oil.  I was going to try it, but I am on a drug study and don't want to mess up the results of that.  The strange thing about coconut oil is that it is high in saturated fat, but I guess in studies it has not been shown to raise cholesterol or blood pressure.  There is a lot of heart disease in my family, so this worries me a bit.

Julie

In the video above, it says to make sure it is PURE coconut oil and that the ingredients do not have hrdrogenated oil in it.

Wow, that is really impressive and encouraging! I'm sharing that link!



Jeanette Dolphin said:

How  funny that you posted this...I just received this video from a friend of mine.

The focus is on Alzheimers, but it helps in other areas such as epilepsy and autism.

http://youtu.be/ZZOR-Qd3QSg                          

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