Coconut oil is derived from the flesh of the coconut by extracting the oil from coconut milk or from the dry flesh that is shredded and compressed. Coconut oil is used for cooking, though it is one of the less popular oils for this, as well as for medicinal and cosmetic purposes. Its high saturated fat content keeps it stable and can last for years in cool dry places. Coconut oil when consumed boosts energy levels and provides the body with fatty acids, which give sustaining calories. Combined with coconuts diuretic effects, it can also serve as a fasting and cleansing agent for the body when consumed in the right manner.

Purchase virgin coconut oil. Virgin coconut oil is richer in nutrients than the refined version, which is bleached and deodorized. Refining is used mostly for cosmetic reasons, as all coconut oil is filtered from impurities and virgin coconut oil still contains all its valuable nutrients, which will be needed for the fast.

Take 2 tbsp. of virgin coconut oil every two hours or so. The maximum amount taken should not exceed 14 tbsp. within a given day. The dosage is spaced because taking larger doses may upset stomach and cause nausea. Take the last dose about three hours before bed, as coconut oil boosts energy levels and may prevent one from sleeping. Fresh squeezed lemon juice mixed with water and a little sea salt can be drank during the day to aid in the cleansing process, along with plenty of water. Four oz. of fresh coconut meat a day are also allowed while on the fast. The meat is rich in fiber and sustains good bacteria, aiding in the cleanse. Feeding the body in this way provides energy and calories while starving candida, yeast and fungus while the oils diuretic effects along with the coconut meat and lemon juice provide powerful cleansing of the upper and lower intestines. The sustenance allows the body to go days without eating anything but the four items listed, purging the body of toxins in the process.

Follow this regimen for three to seven days. Fasting longer than seven days is not advised without the green light from a doctor, so seek professional advise before attempting to fast more than seven days. Several three-day fasts that are spaced out are another option.