Having read through Negeen's post about coconut oil and the various responses, it reminded me of a HORIZON programme I watched last week. It's about the potential of the placebo for the treatment of a range of conditions, with emphasis on 'belief,' and the surprising power of that combination.
It was iforget who intimated that although there is no documented proof of the benefits of coconut oil, there could, if Negeen believes strongly enough, be a placebo effect. And according to the HORIZON programme, this effect shouldn't be underestimated.
For those of you who haven't seen it, I can promise you this is a very interesting and persuasive look at the growing belief in the power of the placebo. Look out for the item on a Parkinson's sufferer.
As usual you can catch it on BBCi player listed under HORIZON.