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.
Hi Dr. Nemechek,
My son drinks chocolate almond milk with sunflower lechitin. Should this be ok? I’m not sure if that’s a type of oil or not. Thanks!
Yes, that is fine.
Hi Dr. Nemecheck. We are doing the olive oil and fish oil, however I am really scared to start inulin since my son was for 3 months on antibiotics and not sure if any good bacteria left for the inulin to work. He is 4 year old. What do you advise in this case…..
He still has plenty of good bacteria left. Inulin is very safe.
If you are concerned, ask your pediatrician
Good Evening Dr. Nemenchek my question that is always on my mind is, if I have my 4yr old on the protocol for the past year and he misses his dosages of the EVOO, Inulin or Fish oil how does it set him back and what should I do if missed dosages? Should I double up or just continue as usual?
I would always try to make up the missed doses of the fish oil and olive oil.
Making up missed doses with inulin is not helpful
My 3y9m old asd son is on np for last 20 days…he just caught fever and started hitting people around him but not dat violently…shud i continue with np and is der a need to change the doses .
Please read the chapter on relapses.
Dr. N, My 3yr old is on protocol 5+ weeks now, his dosage 1ml NN ultimate omega, 5ml cooc olive oil, 1/4tsp Inulin. I increased his Inulin dosage 11 days ago from 1/8 to 1/4 tsp per day, after 2 days on increased dosage, I noticed more eye contact, few meltdowns , more communication and following directions.few concerns are he is poking his eyes and tightly closing it, very hyper, not eating enough (has sensory issues and doesn’t touch any veggies ). He is again constipated and peeing more frequently (he was toilet trained but now wetting his clothes). I… Read more »
Go to an 1/8th
Hi Dr N. My daughter had been on the Protocol 1 year when we heard that California Ranch was no longer CoCC Approved. Upon switching to Fat Gold, (I thought,) I noticed the return of constipation & a slight rash. Fast forward a few days and she tested positive for strep. When antibiotics didn’t clear the rash (in fact, it’s worse) she was diagnosed with Henoch-Schoenlein Purpura (HSP.). Now I know , it wasn’t the Fat Gold. But, of course, I panicked and discontinued. Should I resume the protocol as normal? Docs haven’t given me any treatment plan other than,… Read more »
Yes, resume the protocol but only after discussing it with your specialists.
Hello Dr N, I just want to say thank you for all your efforts in helping people with autism and their families. My wife and I have a 5 year old boy with ASD and he has been on your protocol for approx. 9-10 months now. I know you don’t mention this oil is “ok” in your book but what are your thoughts on Avocado Oil? Partially asking because you may have heard “Just Mayo” mayonnaise is super hard to come by all of the sudden, ( we used to be able to buy in Walmart but now not available… Read more »
EVOO is not harmful after it has been cooked at any temperature.
Hi Dr. N!
I started the protocol for my 2 year 11 months old son last Saturday and he is constipated , holding his stomach and crying . He can’t communicate. He is on 1/8 tsp Now foods inulin
1 ml NN ultimate omega
Cooking food in cooc olive oil.
Should I stop inulin or reduce dosage?
Stop until he feels better and try again.
Hi Dr. N,
My son is 3 years old, Diagnosed with ASD, I recently purchased your book and about to start protocol, my son is on GFCF diet , ABA, Speech, OT therapies with little improvements . Which fish oil should I buy Now foods or Nordic naturals ultimate omega? And dosage for both.
Either brand is fine and the dosages I use for my patients are discussed in the book.
Thank you Dr. N for reply!
Mentioned dosage is below 600 epa+dha
One I ordered from starter pack is 2840 epa+dha
Will nemecheck protocol help with H. Pylori?
I don’t not believe so.
Hi Dr. N!
I have a large family and, while I do have a stockpile of COOC oil, I have not been able to find any locally for a number of months. I have been seeing (for the first time) a few that have the North American Olive Oil Council seal and am curious what your thoughts are on the NAOOC. Would this be a safe option? Also, is canola oil regulated such that we should beware of any manufacturers? How can we know that our oil is safe?
Cooc is the only approved oil and the only seal that gives me the assurance of quality via actually laboratory analysis
Hi Dr N. We have a 3.10 yr old hyperlexic possible ASD son( has diagnosis). Been on protocol since September 2018. Current dose..1/8 now inulin twice a day, 1 ml NN fo, cook with Evoo. No special diet and try to avoid bad oils but not consistent. We we’re up to 1/4 inulin 3 times a day and 1.5 ml fo and cut back slowly because of aggression( swatting at sister and parents)and biting hands. Don’t recall my son ever regressing. Labored for 24 hours. . Pushed for 4 hrs 40 min. Apgar 5/8. Suctioned for meconium. Mom and son… Read more »
1. That would be considered cerebral palsy and the neonatologists usually would have picked that up very early.
2. I recommend in the book doubling the fish oil in a situation like this.
My boy is 4.10 years old. autism. Nonverbal..3 month on np..my doses are 1/8 innulin..1.5 ml nnultimate omega fish oil..5 ml evoo- on food..15 days ago i change my fish oil..now to Nordic nutural ultimate omega..after giving Nordic natural my boy getting more hyper..his old autistic behaviours come back..his eye contact & communication are gone. what can i do ? Give some advice
Make sure it doesn’t have strawberry flavoring as this can sometimes causes problems. If it is the lemon flavor, double check the quality.
NNUO should cause this issue and the cause of the hyperactivity is most likely from a recent injury (physical, emotional or inflammatory) and will recover soon.
Thnx sir. But i cheque the fish oil it is lemon flavour and good quality. My boy has no recent injury or decises. So what can i do now..change the fish oil now dha or still on Nordic natural ultimate omega..
Hello Dr. Nemechek, Thank you for all you have done and are doing for confused parents like me. I have a UTI that I have had for a couple years because I am antibiotic resistant and a-symptomatic according to my doctor but test positive every time. My UTIs are caused by sex and comes from E-coli (in my gut that got to my urinary tract I assume) that I cannot seem to get rid of. I am now currently pregnant and terrified of this baby having Autism because I conceived while having a UTI. I have tried D-mannose and other… Read more »
Generally asymptomatic bacteriuria does not require antibiotic treatment. I recommend a second opinion from a urologist.
Hello Dr N, Thank you so much for your constant support, you have been such a God send !!! Please what would you consider to be high quality canola oil? are there recommended brands or is there any specific label we should look out for? i ask this because we are not in the US and our options are limited really. To be completely honest, we have resorted to cooking with either coconut oil or canola oil, since purchasing the recommended EVOO has become so difficult for us. In the past couple of weeks, my 4 year old son has… Read more »
I would look for a cause of his relapse such a mild upper respiratory infection.
Sometimes a mild runny nose is actually a chronic sinus infection that can be cleared with just simple nasal steroid sprays.
Hi Dr Nemechek,
My son (28 months) is on the protocol since 1st of April. Am anxious because him symptoms became worse. No eye contact, vocal stims, hand flapping, inappropriate smiling. He was not like that at all. No gains except of his stool became firm. He always had mushy stool. I know awakening may be worsening of symptoms for some patients but i dont see any gains along with it.
His inulin dose is 1/4 tsp for 4 weeks. 3 ml of NN CLO.
I would appreciate your help
Stop the protocol if he is worse this soon in.
Wait a week or 2 then restart with lower inulin doses and use only approved brands.
He may be so anxious you are noticing eye contact.
I recently purchased your book because my 3yr old daughter, is hyperlexic, we started her on the fiber and she had gotten a little aggressive and her ecolalia has increased, I am attributing that to the awakening, any suggestions as to how long this period may take or how to lessening her out burst. Also I wanted to know if inulin can help with adults if the dosage is higher or is refaximin the only option. I think I suffer from ANS, because I have a lot of the symptoms. Is GI doctor best to diagnose?
don’t raise the inulin dosage beyond my recommendations. The fish oil and olive oil will help her recover out of this. Nothing else you can really do.
You might get some improvement in intestinal symptoms or maybe a drop in anxiety but in general inulin doesn’t work well in adults in regards to autonomic recovery
my son doesn’t sleep well and is hyper, stimms and get silly when I give him the NN fish oil. he is fine with the olive oil and in fact the first time I gave him inulin he became very calm. now he is on 1/2 a teaspoon of inulin and about 2 tablespoons of COOC approved olive oil. I don’t give him any foods with other oils. how can I overcome the problems with the fish oil. he is 14 years old
I don’t think the inulin is adequately balancing his gut bacteria.
The occasional abnormal reactions to fish oil or olive oil are almost always because of bacterial overgrowth.
BTW, this has nothing to do with “histamines”.
Hi Doctor Nemechek, Thank you for your this protocol, my 5 year old with has been sleeping well and his stomach has never been better. We are yet to see any progress in Social attachment and Language. My son has been on the protocol for about 6 months now and is on a diet that is free of Glutten, Dairy, Soy, Sugar, Rice. Corn. His dosage for the protocol is 1. 10 ml of EVOO and everything cooked in it (5 ml at time) 2.10 ml of NN fish oil (5 ml at a time) 3. 1/2 tsp Now inulin… Read more »
I disagree with the addition of other supplements when things are going well.
My daughter is 9 and has Autism she has been on and off Antibiotics when’s she’s on them she’s a totally different child when she’s off very OCD, Aggression and hitting not so good. I was trying to find your exact protocol so I could try.
The protocol is in the book.