I know that some people make wild claims for the benefits of coconut oil. I have no doubt that it has been of great benefit in our household. Roast potatoes cooked in coconut oil are superb: in our view there is no other way to cook them. Yesterday we learned of another potential benefit that had immediate effect. Jane a new carer was coming to the end of her shift and spotted we were using coconut oil within our menu for lunch. She exclaimed: 'amazing - my partner has suggested I use it to get rid of my stretch marks'. In a flash I gave her a couple of spoonfuls in an empty jar and Jane left full of expectation of improvement. It was great to send Jane away on such a positive note. She worked incredibly hard with Maureen providing support that was vital during a very difficult morning. I hope we see Jane in the near future and look forward to seeing evidence that coconut oil reaches parts that other products never get to.