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Important Update about COOC-Certified Olive Oils

Important Update about COOC-Certified Olive Oils
December 19, 2018 Patrick Nemechek, D.O.

Dear Followers of The Nemechek Protocol®,

The Nemechek Protocol requires the consumption of extra virgin olive oil as a key piece of medical therapy, and I believe the COOC-certification is essential in order to maintain the remarkable improvements in health many of you have experienced.

The COOC-certification process is stricter than international standards and it requires olive oils to undergo annual testing after each harvest to assure the consumer the oils are of the highest chemical and sensory quality.

The Nemechek Protocol requires California growers and the COOC designation since the industry is largely unregulated and recent estimates indicate that approximately 75% of the EVOO imported into the U.S. is of inferior or fraudulent quality.

The olive oil we have been recommending (California Olive Ranch extra virgin olive oil) has changed and is no longer COOC-certified (California Olive Oil Council). This non-certified version is now designated as the Destination Blend and will be appearing in your markets shortly.

California Olive Ranch still offers 3 COOC-certified olive oils called the Reserve Collection oils and can be found on their website.  Unfortunately, the loss of COOC-certification for their common oils forces us to change our recommendations.

We have begun discussions with COOC-certified olive oil producers about offering a medical grade olive oil for use with The Nemechek Protocol and we plan to be giving you more details on this in the near future.

In the meantime, we recommend you read labels for the COOC circular seal and purchase COOC-certified olive oils direct from other California olive oil growers or from select retailers.

If you live outside of the U.S., COOC-certified olive oils can still be purchased from the growers and shipped internationally.  One such international service is Shipito.com which is the one we use on our website for fish oil and inulin and which will also feature COOC certified oils starting in January 2019.

Purchasing the more select COOC-certified oils might be more expensive and could potentially strain the budgets of some families since the oil might also be used throughout the day for cooking.  We have an economical solution that might help.

Canola oil is very economical, has a neutral balance of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids and is allowed under The Nemechek Protocol.  Use a high-quality canola oil for most of your cooking and frying needs and only dose your COOC-certified olive oil as one might a medication.  I think this might reduce the overall amount and expense of the olive oil required.

Don’t let this change in olive oils cause you too much anxiety.

Jean and I have full faith in the COOC-certification organization and believe the other COOC-certified extra virgin olive oils are just effective in restoring your health as part of The Nemechek Protocol.

Happy holidays and best of wishes to you and your family in the upcoming year.

Dr. N

 

 

49 Comments

  1. Fikry Iskandar 2 days ago

    Thank you for your swift response.

    I forgot to mention that she also takes a homeopathic flower tincture that works very well to address her daily tantrum. The issue started at the age of 11. She has been on CFGF diet since. I also tried anti fungal, high dose of B6, etc, but the issue persisted. Should the tincture be gradually ceased?

    Recently, the whole family (incl. her) started consuming goat milk kefir. Is kefir considered as a Probiotic supplement?

    Thank you again and best wishes to you as well Doctor.

    -Fikry

    • Author
      Patrick Nemechek, D.O. 1 day ago

      Traditionally fermented foods are allowed with the protocol.

  2. Elexis 3 days ago

    Hi, my son is on the modified protocol and has been on it since January 4th this year. I have seen a lot of good changes. He recently got a raised rash yesterday that was raised and it went away in a few hours. Today, he has got two more that has suddenly appeared. I give him Benadryl everyday. You said that sometimes the skin may go through some changes on the protocol. I was wondering if these could be some of the changes you were possibly talking about. He is 6.

    • Author
      Patrick Nemechek, D.O. 3 days ago

      Its hard to exactly say. Even mild viruses can cause a little reaction.

      I can say they are not a serious consequence nor a reason to stop the protocol.

  3. Fikry 3 days ago

    Hello Dr. Nemecheck,

    I am a father of 20 yo low-functioning, non-verbal ASD girl from Indonesia. I had just learned about your protocol and am beyond ecstatic to start her on it. Hopefully, this one will be her last.

    My daughter has been going through many variety of biomedical interventions (consuming tons of supplements obviously) since she was 7 with only minor gains/improvements except for being quite healthy and rarely get sick.

    I am glad she has recently been taking NOW DHA-500 (at lower dose though). Current regimens are also: Probiotics (had just stopped), NOW Omega 3-6-9, Liposomal Glutathione, Sulforaphane (broccoli seeds extract), Colostrum, Multivitamins, Vitamin D3/K2, Cal/Mag Powder and Digestive Enzymes.

    Once on the protocol, should I stop them all? Which can still be continued, if any?

    Lastly, her menstrual cycle has been averaging every 3 months for the last couple of years. Will the protocol be able to bring it to normal?

    Thank You Doctor.

    -Fikry

    • Author
      Patrick Nemechek, D.O. 3 days ago

      I recommend my patients stop all supplements when starting the protocol. Often other aspects of the patients physiology (growth in size, and hair, menstruation) also normalize.

      Best wishes for you and your daughter on this journey.

  4. Klaudia 3 days ago

    dear Dr Nenechek,
    when can we expect book in polish ?

    • Author
      Patrick Nemechek, D.O. 3 days ago

      Trying to organize translators at present.

  5. Geraldine 1 week ago

    Hi Dr.Nemecheck hope I find you well. A quick question regarding my recent ONE test results
    (Purchased before finding out about Prorocol)
    Got the results recently and the two types of proprionic results are very low infact one wasnt even traceable compared to testing 3 years ago when they were off the scale on DHPPA and sub -normal results in the other . My question is is the protocol still the one for us? My son is 8 years old with Autism diagnosis. Been on GFCF and GAPS for few years. We ate 6 weeks into NP AND Im already seeing gains half teaspoon Inulin 2mls FO and olive oil in cooking.
    Thank you and a very Happy New Year to you and your family!

    • Author
      Patrick Nemechek, D.O. 4 days ago

      Don’t get caught up in the testing. We aren’t certain which techniques or PPAA subtypes might need to be measured nor at what level.

      Treat the child, if he is improving, the protocol is working.

  6. Georgia 1 week ago

    Dear Dr Nemechek,

    Thank you so much for your reply.

    I’m very excited to learn that you’ve had several people recover from hyperhidrosis using your protocol. However, after extensively researching Vagus Nerve Stimulation I’m unable to find anywhere that does this in Australia where I live (sorry I don’t think I mentioned this earlier).

    I discovered that you sell your own portable VNS device, although I believe this is only available after an in office consultation with you. Would you please tell me if this is correct?

    As you can understand, I am concerned that I may be a but stuck here. Do you have any suggestions that may help me with this please?

    Kind regards,

    Georgia

  7. Sandip Ghosh 1 week ago

    Dear Dr Nemechek,

    I’ve read with interest your book and find the hypothesis of bacterial overgrowth as a cause of autism – or should I say they symptoms that we associate with autism – compelling. However, I assume that bacterial overgrowth is equally likely in females as in males. If so, how would this explain the higher prevalence of autism in males versus females (4:1 ratio)?

    Thanks,

    Sandip

    • Author
      Patrick Nemechek, D.O. 1 week ago

      Not all bacterial overgrowth is the same. Autism requires specific overgrowth of bacteria capable of producing large quantities of propionic acid. Bacterial overgrowth capable of triggering bacterial translocation (leaky gut) without the production of propionic acid can lead to developmental issues and cumulative brain issue without autism.

      One possible explanation for the increased prevalence in males could be that males are more apt to have a small intestinal environment (cellular, immunologic, biochemical) that is more hospitable to propionic acid-producing bacteria than females.

      The genes favoring such an environment might also be why there is a greater chance of a child being autism if autism is present within the father’s family history although the core gut biome is from the maternal lineage.

  8. Madhavi Shinde 2 weeks ago

    Dear Dr Nemechek,
    My son 6.5 yrs old, mild CP abd dystonic . His MRI reports says that PONS region in brain is injured at birth. So he is unable to independently walk and speech is limited too. His body tone is high, which interferes in his walking and balance to walk is very poor, can’t stand independently as well.
    Will your protocol help in such cases. I am just hopeful after reading so many success stories with your protocol. As we are waiting for his progress. Nothing is working out.
    Please do let me know. Thank you. Very grateful.

    • Author
      Patrick Nemechek, D.O. 1 week ago

      There are so many different levels of severity of cerebral palsy.

      We have had some with substantial amounts of gain and others not so much.

      To maximize recovery, I would recommend seeing us to add the VNS to the treatment regimen to maximize the chances of recovery.

  9. Madhavi 2 weeks ago

    Hello Dr. Nemechek,
    My son 6.5 yrs old, mild CP ( unable to walk independently, speech very limited to 10 to 15 words), I will be be starting the protocol in 10 days time. Wanted your due advice.. As he is on 45 mg backlof 10( per day) and pacetane 2 mg twice a day. Wanted to ask you should I continue with this medication or should I stop it.
    Your kind advice on the same will be really helpful.
    Thanking you in advance.
    Madhavi Shinde
    From India

    • Author
      Patrick Nemechek, D.O. 2 weeks ago

      You do not need to stop these medications while on the protocol.

      We are finding we are getting improved recovery with CP when the protocol is combined with VNS performed during physical therapy. The beneficial effects of combining VNS with PT/OT are being demonstrated in adults who have suffered a stroke. One year post stroke, patients are demonstrating increased gains when VNS is combined with exercises of their impaired limbs.

      I personally I seen dramatic improvements in a young quadriplegic woman who has regained a remarkable amount of movement and strength in her hands, arms and upper torso strength.

    • Madhavi Shinde 2 weeks ago

      Thank you so much for your valuable advice… Grateful.

    • Author
      Patrick Nemechek, D.O. 1 week ago

      You’re welcome

  10. Elexis 2 weeks ago

    Hello, my daughter started the protocol 4 days ago with my son. I have seen major differences in him in that short period of time. He is on the modified protocol. She is taking 1/8 tspn inulin, 1/2 tbspn EVOO, and 4ml fish oil. I have not seen a difference with her. She has Ataxia, apraxia, brachial plexus erb’s palsy, selective mutism, autism, and anxiety. I have also noticed an increase in wetting herself during the day. I wanted to know if I should up her dosage or if she needs more than what I am doing. She is 7.

    • Author
      Patrick Nemechek, D.O. 2 weeks ago

      I am sorry but due to the large volume of requests, I am restricting my responses to those of a general instructive nature and will no longer give specific advise on dosages, etc.

  11. Elexis 2 weeks ago

    Hello, my daughter is 7. She has apraxia, Ataxia, brachial plexus erb’s palsy, select mutism, anxiety, and autism. We started the protocol 4 days ago. I haven’t seen much of any gains. She is on 1/8 tspn inulin, 1/2 tbspn EVOO, and 4ml fish oil. The only thing that has changed is that she is wetting herself more in the past maybe 2 days. I know it’s still early, but I have seen more in my son since we started. I did not see any effects on her like there is more to the puzzle with her.

    • Author
      Patrick Nemechek, D.O. 2 weeks ago

      Your daughter has a wide variety of things that need to be repair and can create some significant functional imbalances during her recovery. These will eventually iron themselves out.

      Just keep pushing her dosages up to my recommendations and be patient – it will come.

  12. Georgia 2 weeks ago

    Dear Dr Nemechek,

    I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for developing your lifesaving protocol. I’m 27 and I’ve been on it for approximately 6 months. I’ve learnt after seeing dramatic changes in myself that I’m autistic. My Dr agrees with this self diagnosis and I have an assessment booked later this month. I have every single physical Aspergers symptom that exists to my knowledge. Autism also explains the mental and emotional struggles I’ve experienced in my life. Thanks to you I finally know this, and I’m getting better.

    One quick question thanks. I haven’t yet seen an improvement in my chronic Hyperhidrosis (which I’ve had since age 8). I’m still on the disability pension so for this reason I have a question about Botox and the nervous system. I’d like to try Botox to manage my Hyperhidrosis, however, I know it’s a neurotoxin. Would you please tell me if you think Botox would damage my nervous system?

    Kind regards,

    Georgia

    • Author
      Patrick Nemechek, D.O. 2 weeks ago

      Georgia,

      Jean and I are delighted to hear how this has helped you.

      In regards to the botox, I have no clear idea if it has any particular damaging effects on the nervous system. I do wonder since it is a foreign protein if it stimulates the immune system in some potentially unfavorable manner

      I have had several people recover from hyperhidrosis but they usually require the use of vagus nerve stimulation.

  13. Nawshad 2 weeks ago

    Dear Dr. Nemecheck,
    We are very thankful to you, in fact it is almost a new hope we got for our lives when we read your book, i think my daughter is in awakening for last one week (mostly sleepless, more active, sensitive, anxiety and aggression. Also more likely to have closer to us also better eye contact).
    We live in Sri Lanka where it is very difficult to get COOC certified EVOO (but still we manage to get for oral dose). Is it ok to use coconut oil for cooking? (we have facility to get pure coconut oil).
    Thanks,
    Nawshad

    • Author
      Patrick Nemechek, D.O. 2 weeks ago

      Yes, it is OK to use coconut oil for cooking.

    • Nawshad 2 weeks ago

      Thank you very much Doctor Nemecheck for quick reply, appreciate your time and effort.
      Thanks,
      Nawshad

  14. Sarah 2 weeks ago

    Can rifaximin from a pharmacy in Mexico be trusted?

    • Author
      Patrick Nemechek, D.O. 2 weeks ago

      I have had some patients get their Rifaximin from Mexico and it seemed to work as well as that purchased in the U.S.

  15. Mary G 2 weeks ago

    Dear Dr. Nemecheck,

    My 11 year old son (Auditory Processing Disorder / borderline ASD) has been on your protocol for 3 months (1 tsp olive oil, 15 mL Nordic Naturals Omega-3 and 1/4 and 1/8 tsps inulin daily). We have seen an increase in awareness and vocabulary. Something EXTREMELY concerning to me is, he is anaphylactic to peanuts and treanuts but has never reacted via inhalation (only consumption) the last 5 years. In the last month, he has had coughing fits and one wheezing episode the last 3 times I baked with nut flour (my daughter and I are Celiac). Obviously, I stopped baking once I realized. He has never reacted like this. Have you experienced any change in severity to anaphylaxis in a subset of children? Do we push through? I should also add, his stool tested positive for parasites (endolimax nana cysts) and no growth of lactobacillus immediately prior to commencing your protocol. We administered one round of antibiotics (Flagyl) to kill the parasites and then commenced your protocol. We were going to re-test his stool in March to ensure we had gotten the parasites and to check if lactobacillus was now colonizing. PLEASE, PLEASE, let me have your thoughts on the anaphylactic issue. I was planning on booking a phone consult with you to discuss adjusting doses in the near future, but now i’m panicking. Thanks so much in advance.

    • Author
      Patrick Nemechek, D.O. 2 weeks ago

      This is a question for your allergist/immunologist.

      There is no reason why inulin, fish oil or olive oil should make any allergy worse

    • Mary G 2 weeks ago

      Well, Canadian docs have zero holistic thinking so I’m out of luck there. The only thing I can think of is that the Lactobacillus I was giving him was helping him with allergens (even though not colonizing). If such was the case, do we continue with inulin and hope for the growth of good bacteria? (I will be repeating the stool test with my MAPS test by March to confirm.)

    • Author
      Patrick Nemechek, D.O. 2 weeks ago

      The stool testing is very inaccurate and does not reflect the present balance of bacteria within the small intestine.

  16. Vigya 3 weeks ago

    We are 4.5 months in to full protocol and i have been going very slow with Inulin knowing that my daughter shows strong reaction(crying) everytime I increase it. She is at 1/2 tsp of Inulin and when I added another 1/32nd 2 weeks ago, she is crying really intense for long hours. Today she was very restless and would not settle down at all. I am not sure if I should take her to hospital and tell them that Inulin is causing this. I am not sure if this is awakening or not. But it is intense crying and very restless. No pin or constipation. I want to book an appointment with you right away but unfortunately will have to wait till I get a booking. But I am calling first thing on Wed morning. Any advice will be very much appreciated.

    • Author
      Patrick Nemechek, D.O. 3 weeks ago

      Stop the inulin altogether and once she settles down, start back at the 1/2 tsp dose.

      If this episode is unusual in any way, you may want to have her checked our by a physician to be sure she suddenly didn’t develop an additional unrelated issue fro her crying such as an ear or bladder infection.

    • Vigya Sharma 3 weeks ago

      Thank you so much Dr, Nemechek. May I ask if she settles down on stopping inulin and crying starts again on adding inulin back then it is sign of Awakening? And we should try to get through it?

    • Author
      Patrick Nemechek, D.O. 3 weeks ago

      Yes, that would be from the awakening.

      If it is the awakening, then just increase the inulin more slowly.

    • Vigya Sharma 3 weeks ago

      Thank you very much. It’s very kind of you to respond to my question.

  17. Nawshad 4 weeks ago

    Dear Dr. nemechech,
    We read your your book and my daughter in the protocol for last two months, we are plannning for another pragnancy soon and would like to get some clarifications in below,
    01. My wife is taking 3000 DHA (NOW 500-DHA six capsules) and 30ml EVOO and 2 TSP Inulin, is this ok in pre-pregnancy period?
    02. Should she continue same dose during pragnancy?
    03. Is it OK to take Folic Acid together with these supplements?

    Thanks you very much for your valuable time.

    Regards,
    Nawshad

    • Author
      Patrick Nemechek, D.O. 4 weeks ago

      I’m sorry but other than my general thoughts on this, you’ll need to ask your OB/GYN if these doses are OK.

  18. Anonymous 4 weeks ago
    • Author
      Patrick Nemechek, D.O. 4 weeks ago

      You can source your olive oil from where you prefer. I choose to recommend COOC-certified olive oils because each harvest is 3rd party tested for purity and quality

  19. Claudia McGrath 1 month ago

    Hello Dr,
    Wondering if the VNS could possibly help MonoAmine Oxidase Deficiency? Whilst we are on the protocol (2 months in) I’m curious to know as my son loses speech completely and hand tics increase exponentially with consuming high amine foods such as ripe banana or avocado. Thank you for your insight and looking forward to our appointment with you. Can’t wait!

    • Author
      Patrick Nemechek, D.O. 1 month ago

      I’m sorry but I wouldn’t think VNS would help this in particular.

  20. Serene 1 month ago

    Hi,
    Can i just check if i am still breastfeeding my baby should i continue with my breastfeeding supplements while i put my baby on the protocol?

    • Author
      Patrick Nemechek, D.O. 1 month ago

      Yes you can.

  21. Margie 1 month ago

    Thank you for the update!

    • Author
      Patrick Nemechek, D.O. 1 month ago

      You’re welcome.

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