MCT oil : white tongue and feeling cold

Answered on September 13, 2014
Created August 25, 2014 at 12:34 PM

Since I added MCT oil to my diet, I am finally starting to loose the weight I put on this winter after trying to rebond with butter (definitely not for me) I am loosing inches which is great (knock on wood), but other things are not so great. My tongue is almost always whitish, and I am feeling really cold a lot. Also for the first time for years, just before and during my period I get a few of those nasty hormonal pimples that are just red and don't seem to want to go anywhere Is this because of low thyroid activity ? or is it something else I remember reading that ketosis can feed candida but I also remember reading that MCT oil can be antibacterial, so I am confused... or maybe it has nothing to do with candida... I really don't know What do you guys think (other than that, I eat mostly proteins both lean, less lean and organ meat, as well as broths and non starchy vegetables mostly lightly steamed and some raw, some coconut milk sometimes, with generous amounts of a good olive oil (I don't do well with more saturated fats, I have a pretty messed up lymphatic system). I eat fruit occasionally when I feel like it. Do yoga, take walks, bike and do a few push ups and squats here and there, nothing hardcore) Any thoughts and suggestions would be great



on August 25, 2014
at 11:21 PM

Some people use ketone urine strips or ph urine strips when taking mct oil.



on August 25, 2014
at 11:20 PM

The ketones are acid forming. A low pH I think facilitates infections. Maybe the acid load from having producting too many ketones overwhelm the kidney's ability to keep pH in a good range.

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on September 12, 2014
at 07:12 PM

It would be good to have a comprehensive thyroid panel to see if there's a problem there.  My thyroid goes out of whack when I'm not eating enough calories, and your diet is sounding a little sparse there. 

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