husband read about coconut oil doing some crazy awesome things if you take a tablespoon of it a day as a supplement. It is supposed to help your skin and hair be softer, your brain be smarter, and your body just work better because it is 'lubricated'. It also is supposed to help your joints. I think it would be just fine IF husband didn't spend a huge amt of money on a teensy bottle of coconut oil AND if he used that coconut oil to replace some of the other fat in his diet. The man smothers food in cheese, butter and ranch and thinks it is 'healthy' food. He praises himself for eating a healthy diet and how that is better than my diet because I like sweets. Yes, I do eat sweets. I moderate portion size and what is a serving for me wouldn't even be a snack for him. My diet could be better. But his is NOT better than mine. He will not eat all day and then eat a large plate covered (not even a centimeter of plate is visible) with baked potato (2 or even 3 of those extra large baking potatoes worth, though he will use smaller potatoes if that is all we have - but he eats five to ten of them!). This 'healthy' meal gets at least a cup of cheese, 1/3 cup of bacon bits (unless he is going meatless for the day), close to half a cup of ranch, and half a stick of margarine. There is NO WAY the man needs to worry about dry skin. He has oily skin, and those added fats make extra sure that his skin isn't dry. Ditto hair. I wish I was exaggerating about the amounts of cheese etc... on his food. He sometimes has a 'snack' an hour later of four of those frozen burritos covered with salsa and cheese. The salsa is very healthy and I never fuss about that. But the rest? Anyway, he insists that if he uses the coconut oil on a dish then it will NOT work for his skin/hair. He also has a firm belief that the fat in the coconut oil is healthy and just fine to add to his diet. That he doesn't need to worry about reducing his fat ntake because the coconut oil somehow doesn't 'count' toward calories, daily fat intake, etc..... He also says I am just trying to keep him from being healthy by saying he needs to count this in his diet. Um, the container has calories listed, and other nutritional info. So why would it not 'count'??? I don't want him to not take something that would help. I am all for the vitamins the doctor suggests, the glucosamine and chondroitin, etc.... Heck, I go and buy them and set up his pill box with them. HAPPILY! but the coconut oil is nuts. I have asked that if he insists on doing this, that he allow me to buy the coconut oil. He can have the cheap stuff from the baking aisle, less than 1/8th the total price of this jar he got and five times as much, or I will go and get organic from the organic food section of the local store or I will drive to the Whole Foods on my monthly trip to the city to get my rx's. There he would end up with organic, at less than half the price for three times as much as his little jar. Am I wrong to think this is not healthy unless he removes the fat from another area of his diet (which needs to be lower in fat anyway)? Or is there something to coconut oil that makes it so super-healthy that you should eat it by the tablespoon? (No way I could just eat a spoon of coconut oil or any other oil. I would gag.) Is there a reason that buying a tiny jar of coconut oil that is so expensive would be better than getting a larger jar for less money? If you are going Occupational Therapist (OT) do it, at least be somewhat price conscious. Esp if both are organic?