According to Cherie Calbom, author of The Coconut Diet, when people replace their usual cooking oil with coconut oil they consistently lose weight. Coconut fat yields fewer calories per gram than other fats, producing only calories per gram rather than nine calories like most fats. Unlike many others, calories in coconut oil act more like carbohydrates, being burned by the liver for immediate energy. According to the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, the body digests coconut oil more easily than the fats in butter or spreads, rapidly converting it into a source of energy.
Some medications are changed and broken down by the liver. Grapefruit juice might decrease how quickly the liver breaks down some medications. Taking grapefruit juice along with some medications that are broken down by the liver can increase the effects and side effects of some medications. Before taking grapefruit juice talk to your healthcare provider if you take any medications that are changed by the liver.
Some medications that are changed by the liver include diclofenac ( Cataflam , Voltaren ), ibuprofen ( Motrin ), meloxicam ( Mobic ), and piroxicam ( Feldene ); celecoxib ( Celebrex ); amitriptyline (Elavil); warfarin ( Coumadin ); glipizide ( Glucotrol ); losartan (Cozaar); and others.
Apple juice, especially commercially produced products, interferes with the action of OATPs .  This interference can decrease the absorption of a variety of commonly used medications, including beta blockers like atenolol , antibiotics like ciprofloxacin , and antihistamines like montelukast .  Apple juice has been implicated in interfering with etoposide , a chemotherapy drug, and cyclosporine , taken by transplant patients to prevent rejection of their new organs.  [ medical citation needed ]