Can You Take Too Much Coconut Oil?
Interview with Dr. Bruce Fife
Interviewed by Raena Morgan
January 20, 2009
Raena Morgan: Can you take too much of it and what would be the side effects of that?
Dr. Bruce Fife: Well, that’s an interesting thing, too. When people first start taking coconut oil, I recommend they start off slow. Don’t do more than, say, one tablespoon a day. And the reason I say that is because a lot of people aren’t accustomed to much fat in their diet. And when they start increasing the fat intake, their body needs a few days to adjust to this. And if they’re not prepared, it can loosen the stools a little bit. But after a few days, then they’ll be able to handle it without any problems.
RM: Because a lot of people are fat phobic, so they don’t have enough fat in their diet.
BF: That’s exactly right. Most people actually do not eat enough fat. Fat is healthy. You need to have fat in your diet, particularly if it’s coconut oil. Well, people eat low calorie dressings; they eat low fat milks—nonfat milk, nonfat this, low fat that. So, they end up really not having enough fat. A lot of people don’t eat enough fat.
RM: Okay. Well, coconut oil just a little scoop will do you, right?
RM: Alright. Thanks, Bruce.