Czeslaw Jakubek
Czeslaw Jakubek voted up HappyTwo BeHereTwo's answer

If you can't find coconut flour, you can make your own.  Just grind unsweetened dried coconut in a coffee mill, mortar and pestle, or blender (small amounts at a time.)  That's what I do, since my local stores don't carry it.

If you're allergic to coconut and other nut flours, there are substitutes, including tapioca.  Few … Read more

Czeslaw Jakubek
Czeslaw Jakubek voted up The Z.'s answer

I couldn't imagine such action would not cause food to be made even more alarming to these patients than it already is, even if it is necessary to keep them alive. This certainly doesn't solve the problem long term. Serious professional counseling or therapy should be sought. 

Czeslaw Jakubek
Czeslaw Jakubek voted up HappyTwo BeHereTwo's answer

If death is imminent, medical intervention may be needed.  My own experience with malnourishment has given me compassion. 

I got chicken pox for the second time as an adult.  I was thin (downright skinny) to begin with, and by the time it cleared I was malnourished.  My body no longer "wanted" food, and I could … Read more