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Old 08-05-2014, 04:56 AM   #1
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Just have to share!

Hi everyone. I was watching a woman - Stephanie Person - in her videos yesterday. She has been doing the Ketogenic diet for a long time. She recommended 1 Tbsp. of organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil just before going to bed if one has problems with insomnia. Well, it worked! It did give me a slight, but brief stomach ache, but I am sure this is what made me fall sleep right away (the coconut oil I mean) - no pills - and I didn't wake up until 6:40 this morning. And I felt rested! Just amazing. I even had coffee in the afternoon. So I got about 8 1/2 hours of good sound sleep. Maybe this will help someone else?
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Old 08-05-2014, 06:14 AM   #2
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What is it about the coconut oil that helps with insomnia?
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Old 08-05-2014, 06:44 AM   #3
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She mentioned Lauric acid but I'm not sure if that's the answer. I just haven't time to Google it at the moment - on my way out the door to get my low carb yummies. I'll research it a.s.a.p. though.
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Old 08-05-2014, 11:50 AM   #4
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I have no trouble falling asleep, but I wake up after 4-5 hours. I'll try the coconut oil and see if it makes any difference.
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Old 08-05-2014, 11:52 AM   #5
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One possibility is that it keeps any sort of hunger at bay all night. FOr some people that help with sleep.
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Old 08-05-2014, 12:53 PM   #6
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Coconut oil can also be very energizing. That is why it is recommended to use it prior to workouts. It just depends on the person.
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Old 08-05-2014, 01:41 PM   #7
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I have no trouble falling asleep, but I wake up after 4-5 hours. I'll try the coconut oil and see if it makes any difference.
Emily, I should have been more clear. She was specifically talking about people like yourself who wake up in the middle of the night and have trouble falling asleep again. Sorry about that. I just figured it might work for me even though my problem has been that many times I can't even fall asleep until around 2 a.m. - even 3 a.m.
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Old 08-05-2014, 10:20 PM   #8
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Hi everyone. I was watching a woman - Stephanie Person - in her videos yesterday. She has been doing the Ketogenic diet for a long time. She recommended 1 Tbsp. of organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil just before going to bed if one has problems with insomnia. Well, it worked! It did give me a slight, but brief stomach ache, but I am sure this is what made me fall sleep right away (the coconut oil I mean) - no pills - and I didn't wake up until 6:40 this morning. And I felt rested! Just amazing. I even had coffee in the afternoon. So I got about 8 1/2 hours of good sound sleep. Maybe this will help someone else?
Awesome - I love watching Stephanie on Youtube - she also contributed to Jimmy Moore's new book....Keto Clarity. I can't wait to read.
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Old 08-07-2014, 07:56 AM   #9
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Thanks for the information!
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Old 08-12-2014, 02:26 PM   #10
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Hi everyone. I was watching a woman - Stephanie Person - in her videos yesterday. She has been doing the Ketogenic diet for a long time. She recommended 1 Tbsp. of organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil just before going to bed if one has problems with insomnia. Well, it worked! It did give me a slight, but brief stomach ache, but I am sure this is what made me fall sleep right away (the coconut oil I mean) - no pills - and I didn't wake up until 6:40 this morning. And I felt rested! Just amazing. I even had coffee in the afternoon. So I got about 8 1/2 hours of good sound sleep. Maybe this will help someone else?
What fantastic news!

But I have heard of the opposite too. It can make one more energized so that they cannot take it at bedtime because they then won't fall asleep. So just be cautious. I think that is fantastic it is helping you though Sleep is so precious
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Old 08-12-2014, 02:26 PM   #11
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Awesome - I love watching Stephanie on Youtube - she also contributed to Jimmy Moore's new book....Keto Clarity. I can't wait to read.
Didn't know that. How great is that
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Old 08-12-2014, 06:22 PM   #12
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I'm going to try this.
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Old 08-13-2014, 06:10 PM   #13
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I'm one of those it has the opposite effect on. It revs up my metabolism and keeps me awake. So I avoid taking it after 2-3pm.
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Old 08-14-2014, 07:45 PM   #14
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I tried this the other night but I couldn't tell the difference. I was already very tired and sleepy and probably would have fallen asleep quickly anyway. I'll have to try it on some night where I'm not very sleepy before I go to bed.
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Old 08-30-2014, 03:16 PM   #15
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I just discovered Stephanie Person on YouTube...She is pretty intense. She claims to have been in ketosis for 4 years straight, and she works out like crazy, so her body is ripped at 47 years old - but she can't do any aerobics due to a series of knee injuries since she was a pro skateboarder. She seems to repeat all of this information in every single video, which is slightly annoying, IMO. She seems to be relatively knowledgeable about some biochemical processes, but she misspells the word lose, which drives me bananas. I can't relate to her kind of muscle definition, either - I never had any aspirations to getting "ripped" with abs like a guy. But I guess she has some interesting things to say.
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Old 08-31-2014, 09:37 AM   #16
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She can't keep still and this irritates me a bit and there is an actress that she reminds me of who sounds like her - can't remember her name.
But I may watch some of her videos anyway as I want to keep learning about this woe and she is the one who brought my attention to "Keto Clarity".
I tried the coconut oil again a day or two after that time I said it put me to sleep and well, it did have the exact opposite effect. I was up most of the night. So who knows, I'd rather have it in my yummy morning smoothies and in my BPC I think and skip it at night. I'll keep experimenting.
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Old 09-07-2014, 10:56 AM   #17
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I just ordered Keto Clarity, I'm looking forward to reading it!
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