Health: Fighting Disease With Coconut Oil

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CBN News Medical Reporter Lorie Johnson shares new hope in the battle against Alzheimer’s and other diseases.    Airdate 1-7-2013.

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How much Coconut Oil do you need to ingest to see benefits? Also, would taking the Coconut Oil capsules be just as good? If so, how many should you take?

lharrisn Sep 11, 2015 at 1:03 pm Flag as inappropriate

Spectrum organic expeller pressed coconut oil can be found at Stop and Shop, Whole Foods or any health food store....
It's a medium heat oil so I wouldn't use in the micro wave. Micro waving removes nutrients of foods.

elli sharpe Aug 20, 2015 at 11:22 am Flag as inappropriate

thank you for the information cbn,god bless you all

paddy68 Feb 18, 2014 at 1:13 pm Flag as inappropriate

Thank you CBN for this information. I will be passing this on to my Dad. Please keep things like this coming to your partners and viewers. We need all the help we can get.

Sara Nov 25, 2013 at 3:06 am Flag as inappropriate

Is coconut oil good for heart problems or any other problems in general thank you and God bless

pam wilkison May 29, 2013 at 1:44 pm Flag as inappropriate

Is coconut oil good for heart problems or any other problems in general thank you and God bless

pam wilkison May 29, 2013 at 1:44 pm Flag as inappropriate

This is SO cool! Dr. Mercola ( has been talking about the benefits of coconut oils for a LONG time.:)

AdrianneTx Jan 8, 2013 at 2:08 am Flag as inappropriate

I moisturize my face with coconut oil every night. It is silky soft and goes smoothly on my skin. Also good on the hands, elbows, and feet. I read on the jar it also is good for the hair, but have not tried that.

Joy Kusek Jan 7, 2013 at 4:13 pm Flag as inappropriate

@jac: According to CBN's Fact Sheet: "Coconut milk is a combination of the oil and the water from the coconut and most of the calories are from
the oil. Look for brands with 10 to 13 grams of fat in 2 ounces. Look in the grocery store’s Asian section. Some brands are less expensive but are diluted with water."

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CBN.COM ADMIN Jan 7, 2013 at 12:20 pm Flag as inappropriate

@Cjrmay20 and Janet0605: Please download our Fact Sheet for more information and visit this informative link:

"Dr. Newport adds, 'Using coconut oil capsules is not an efficient way to give the oil since the capsules are relatively expensive and contain only 1 gram of oil per capsule, whereas the oil is 14 grams per tablespoon.' ”

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CBN.COM ADMIN Jan 7, 2013 at 10:57 am Flag as inappropriate

Thanks for your posts.
Our CBN medical reporter, Lorie Johnson, suggests starting off with about 2 tablespoons a day and increase gradually to 6 tablespoons a day. It's a great idea to REPLACE ALL OILS in regular cooking and baking (just melt it in the microwave if it needs to be liquid) with the tasteless, odorless kind of coconut oil, such as LouAna, which you can purchase from the oil section of the grocery store and costs about four dollars. Please visit Dr. Newport's website and/or read her book. Both very informative and easy to understand. Dr. Newport's website:
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CBN.COM ADMIN Jan 7, 2013 at 10:43 am Flag as inappropriate

The coconut oil, Louanna brand in the video, is available at my Walmart. I use that when cooking savory foods as it has no smell or taste. I buy an expensive brand at the health food store that smells and tastes like coconut from my health food store. I use that with recipes that have fruit in them, like a dressing with basalmic vinegar over a tossed salad with strawberries or apples or oranges and walnuts, or baked apples, or brown rice destined for rice pudding.

BraveLute Oct 30, 2012 at 10:15 pm Flag as inappropriate

Pure coconut oil can be purchased at your local health food store. Organic is best. I've cooked with it & what is interesting about that is that it doesn't cause the food such as stir fry veggies to taste like coconut. I've also eaten spoonfuls of it right out of the jar. It is delicious & I could taste a coconut flavor. I knew it was healthy, but I didn't know about all of these wonderful benefits. Thanks, CBN.

Rita Harbison Oct 8, 2012 at 6:42 pm Flag as inappropriate

I would like to purchase a coconut oil , how i can order

kamla Sep 4, 2012 at 3:30 pm Flag as inappropriate

Thank you CBN for this wonderful information. I shall pass it on to my father who suffers from Alzheimer's. I will buy high quality coconut oil for him to take. Thanks also to the posters on this forum who have contributed with their thoughts and observations. Much appreciated! :-)

Eric Aug 2, 2012 at 7:37 am Flag as inappropriate

I am from the tropics and for years, our coconut oil exports have been affected by socalled studies conducted by the West. Today, you have come one big circle to appreciate what our forefathers have been using for centuries without any ill effects - coconut oil.
My suggestion is to make your own coconut oil. It is best. You can find many videos on Youtube on how to make it - by boiling coconut milk and turning it into oil. This is best coconut oil as this is what we in the Tropics have done.
I am sharing this because there is the Internet this day. Take coconut oil and you will be amazed in three weeks when your life turns around.
If you are in the West, you have been unfairly informed by your own industries and people with their own interests. Today you have been blessed with the Internet. Hope you will now see Coconut oil in different light.

abuya Jun 30, 2012 at 10:10 am Flag as inappropriate

Fish oil, and purple grapes will also prevent strokes, are good for your skin, and the fish oil is good for arthritis.

7obmar May 8, 2012 at 9:40 pm Flag as inappropriate

My husband has been having silent strokes for many years the last one was not silent and was a full blown stroke caused from blocked carotid neck arteries, He came through this with surgery. He could not pass the clock test when it was discovered that he was having hundreds of silent or mini strokes. He has dementia from the strokes that disrupted his short term memory. But doctors say it's not Alzheimer's . I am going to try this - Has anyone had experience with it helping short term memory loss?

dearrosey Apr 22, 2012 at 8:12 pm Flag as inappropriate

Thanks for this wonderful info but I can not seem to locate any local stores (Long Island, NY) that carry coconut oil that is non hydrogenated, nor can I find any online resources as to where I can purchase it. I can find plenty of coconut oil but none are non hydrogenated, as the Doctor shows in her video. She also makes no mention of where she purchases it. Maybe it WAS mentioned and I overlooked it but I think not. Can anybody help? Thanks in advance!

Scruffy Cammarata Apr 8, 2012 at 10:16 am Flag as inappropriate

Can some one please send this to me as a Windows media player file? Send it to
Thank you
Bomi Doctor.

Bomi Apr 4, 2012 at 8:44 am Flag as inappropriate

Remember if you want to liquify DO NOT do so in the microwave, place solid in small bowl or I use old shot glass and set in larger bowl of hot water to melt. Yes I know it is faster to use microwave but it changes the molecular consistancy..and all natural has no basic flavor.

Cynthia Mar 24, 2012 at 3:54 pm Flag as inappropriate

I have been diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's, this is great. I didn't look forward to this malady.

Shogunhale Mar 22, 2012 at 9:10 pm Flag as inappropriate

I am reading the posts and all I can say is wow. This is really bringing a lot of interest.
Thank you

Martha P Mar 22, 2012 at 1:03 pm Flag as inappropriate