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Lou95
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Date Joined Dec 2007
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   Posted 3/11/2009 12:40 AM (GMT -6)   
I read that coconut oil taken daily helps UC and inflamation.  Not the milk, but the oil or shredded coconut.  Has anyone else tried this or heard about it?  I'm thinking of trying it- it can't hurt, I guess.
Age/Sex:  51 & female
Diagnosed:  2005 pancolitis
Medications:  800 mg. Asacol twice a day - in remission; Two 1200 mg. fish oil supplement nightly.   Effexor-XR 150 mg. daily
 


pb4
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   Posted 3/11/2009 12:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Actaully the milk/juice/oil or whatever you want to call it is very beneficial for many with IBD and so is actually eating coconut (fresh of course, not packaged)...it's good for you and it's helped many IBDers with their symptoms, of course everyone is different so definitely try it and see. Even if it doesn't help your symptoms, if you can tolerate eating it and like it then keep it in your diet.

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notsosicklygirl
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   Posted 3/11/2009 12:50 PM (GMT -6)   
I use coconut oil in smoothies and things. I don't think it helps me very much but you should give it a try. It can't hurt.
Diagnosed with proctitis in March 2007 - Treated with Canasa 2x Daily
Diagnosed with UC December 08 but had symptoms months ago - Treating with Asacol 400mg (9 a day)


Dr-A
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   Posted 3/11/2009 2:34 PM (GMT -6)   
I use coconut oil for cooking alot of stuff. I get the big Nutiva 54 oz from iherb. Use it for medium/high heat and some baking. Better than olive oil for higher heat cooking. Some people and docs will scoff at you for using this oil, but they are just uninformed on the subject. You may not notice a difference in UC, but it's better for your health either way.
Proctitis DX 1999, Pancolitis DX 2008
Lialda 1 day
Immuran
Golimumab study (100mg every 4 weeks)
Vitamin E Enemas as needed
Probiotis/GreenTea/VitD+Ca/SuperDHA


Lou95
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Date Joined Dec 2007
Total Posts : 47
   Posted 3/11/2009 7:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks so much. I'll definitely give it a try. I love coconut so that is a plus!
Age/Sex:  51 & female
Diagnosed:  2005 pancolitis
Medications:  800 mg. Asacol twice a day - in remission; Two 1200 mg. fish oil supplement nightly.   Effexor-XR 150 mg. daily
 


subdued
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   Posted 3/11/2009 10:10 PM (GMT -6)   
No coconut for me. It's high in fructose.

I'm not sure about coconut oil though.
Joy - 47 yrs and counting
Diagnosed w/ UC Dec 06 (also have IBS)
Currently in remission

Lexapro (for stress)
Probiotics and Vitamins (a whole bunch of them)
Anti-inflammatory foods: turmeric, seaweed, garlic...
Avoid: pro-inflammatory foods, HFCS, foods high in fructose, artificial sweeteners
Previous treatments: Fecal transplantation (worked), Prednisone (stopped working), Colazal (stopped working), Asacol (stopped working)


burnabygirl
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Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 205
   Posted 3/11/2009 10:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh I miss the chicken soup I had when I paid a visit to China long time ago. The chicken and some other ingredients were placed inside a coconut. The top of the coconut was cut off and put back on the coconut as a lid. And the whole thing was 'double-boiled' in a large pot. Each person was served with a coconut (with soup) and the soup tasted so good!
Ulcerative proctitis diagnosed in July 2006. Medications: Salofalk enema nightly.
Remission from Nov 2006 to Oct 2007. Then a bad cold and a bad flare for 1 year till Nov 2008.
Pancolitis diagnosed in April 2008. Current medications: Salofalk enema, Salofalk tablets 1000mg x 2/day, Entocort enema (tapering).
Supplements: Calcium with Vitamin D, Vitamin B Complex, Vitamin C, psyllium capsule (Metamucil) and bee propolis.

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