The world is full of suckers wanting any quick-fix snake oil that will make them thinner, clear-skinned, and healthy. A few years ago, it was Acai, then ginger made its comeback, apple cider vinegar cures EVERYTHING WRONG WITH YOU, then coconut oil was the fix-all...I mean, they come in and out of fashion like everything else.
The truth is, everyone has different body chemistry and no one thing is going to be the repair for ALL your ills. I tried coconut oil on my face for about a week. All it did was leave me greasy as hell and I had the worse adult breakout to date.
Just sayin', don't put stock into every cure all you see. You are more than welcome to try it, but know that it what works for a few people may not work for you.