Hi there Moxy PM'd me about coconut oil dosing.
first you likely know it has to be virgin cold pressed organic What else
- heat extraction/hydroginated - useless...and some lesser brands use chemical extractions...I use Nutiva.
Here is a link that explains dosing as well it gives consideration for going slow. Don't take that lightly...seems coconut oil is very powerful stuff. In human circles it is recommended to use 3 Tblsps. general, I believe it was 4 for a woman treating her husbands alzheimers...So estimating your at 2/3 of average human - 2 tblsps. split am/pm
When you do, start at 1 tsp. for a few days, increase to 2 tsps. for few days and so forth - work up to 2 tblsps. over a month to be safe. The reasoning behind this is it's antibacterial, anti fungal(yeast) and anti-parasitic properties. As these die off (the GI tract contains all) they produce toxins and this can overload the liver - you will see an increase in symptoms as a result, as well, some possible/probable soft stool and maybe even listlessness (this is normal)...if seems overwhelmed or excessive, then give the gut a rest (fast for a day with some home-made broth and feed about half usual for next) take a couple days off from the oil too. This will give the liver a chance to catch up, then resume by working up slowly again. The term for die-off is refered to as "herxing" or a "healing crisis" so if you google you'll get the idea...You want the body to purge, and depending on how long it goes on for is an indication of how toxic the body is. My dog was on a diff. treatment protocol last year (diff. reasons) and he was sickly for a month - but when he purged - holy cow, it was like a new dog was born he was crazy happy energized.
Here's the dosing link
Victoria's All Natural Pet Health - Pet Food Treats Health Supplements Natural Health
And this for an FYI - summary of the myriad of conditions it supports (including epilepsy - as well as other neurological disorders) I would consider it an anti-aging of the mylein sheath, protects nerve endings (fatty coating) so is indicated in arthritic conditions - prevention is easier than treatment
The Coconut Oil Miracle Where is the Evidence
And this has all kinds of links on the research of coconut oil (top of the page) - including the infamous doctor who treated her husband's alzheimer youtube link (somewhere in the lists)
I also have other info about histamine reactions, but will send tomorrow.