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Too much Coconut Oil

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 08, 2011 at 1:53 PM

There's no doubt that I get a sense of clarity and warm, good feeling after eating coconut oil, but recently I've been cooking every meal with it and think I'm over dosing. I'm feeling too clear minded and spacey, like I'm floating. Anyone else relate this to eating too much coconut oil?

D10ca8d11301c2f4993ac2279ce4b930

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on September 07, 2013
at 01:28 AM

It's traditionally excess keratin or bacteria that cause folliculitis. I've been to a couple of doctors and naturopaths. It stumps everyone.

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on September 12, 2011
at 02:36 PM

You know you want one.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on September 11, 2011
at 11:04 PM

yeah well at least I don't wear a hat like that albert

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on September 11, 2011
at 07:09 PM

Aw damm...I tried. I was also getting a weird reaction to coconut oil (red face), so I eliminated salicylates for a while but, like you, I didn't react to other high salicylates foods. So I guess it has to be something else.

9c0a747b4b5e6291cf37ca5c066cc64b

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on September 11, 2011
at 11:49 AM

i believe the clear-minded feeling comes from ketone bodies increased circulation, yes? I've experiencing the same thing during fasting with coconut oil.

D10ca8d11301c2f4993ac2279ce4b930

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on September 09, 2011
at 12:17 AM

salicylate doesn't seem to fit the bill as symptoms resolved when replaced with olive oil which is also high in salicylate.

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on September 08, 2011
at 11:08 PM

Paul Jaminet says the ketones it generates can feed fungi, is that what causes folliculitis?

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on September 08, 2011
at 07:55 PM

I think that this is the most likely explanation.

D10ca8d11301c2f4993ac2279ce4b930

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on September 08, 2011
at 07:17 PM

@ROB you are a beautiful, beautiful man!

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on September 08, 2011
at 07:09 PM

salicylate?????

2d4ff23c8ce7fb00708fa88ceffd4087

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on September 08, 2011
at 07:08 PM

Korion, I use too eat that much but I realized it wasn't as micro nutrient rich as other foods and I was essentially eating it just for calories.

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on September 08, 2011
at 05:42 PM

I'm still doing it. Nothing gross about it, just handy when you have a mold allergy. I notice that when I eat too much of it at dinner I wake up during the night and feel bad. Now I only eat a lot of the oil in the morning.

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on September 08, 2011
at 05:41 PM

I doubt that. I eat something like 150g of coconut oil every single day and I don't feel anything. It just helps my skin.

D10ca8d11301c2f4993ac2279ce4b930

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on September 08, 2011
at 05:14 PM

gross. . .

Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on September 08, 2011
at 05:04 PM

I thoroughly approve of Albert and Simibee's responses.

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on September 08, 2011
at 04:58 PM

Me too, if I eat anything more than about a tablespoon.

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on September 08, 2011
at 04:02 PM

Coconut oil drips Veggies saute in the pan Insert third line here Yeah. I'm no poet.

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on September 08, 2011
at 03:56 PM

I have the same symptoms as David if I eat too much Coconut Oil. Too much for me, right now, is about anything over a couple of tablespoons in one day.

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on September 08, 2011
at 03:31 PM

Brilliant - between this and the thread about solidifying coconut oil announcing the changing of the seasons, I'm sensing that a certain poetic langour has come over Paleo Hacks. Maybe Patrick will change the rules so that all Hacks must be written in haiku form...

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on September 08, 2011
at 02:13 PM

A bit queasy in the stomach, that's what I feel when I get too much coconut oil. Luckily no vomiting thus far.

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0a2dd50f2d3951bf3fb83fc4638c9512

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on September 08, 2011
at 02:59 PM

You sure you're not in love?

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(100)

on September 08, 2011
at 04:02 PM

Coconut oil drips Veggies saute in the pan Insert third line here Yeah. I'm no poet.

Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on September 08, 2011
at 05:04 PM

I thoroughly approve of Albert and Simibee's responses.

Fa9f340eddbad9a544184c688fa4dcdd

(6433)

on September 08, 2011
at 03:31 PM

Brilliant - between this and the thread about solidifying coconut oil announcing the changing of the seasons, I'm sensing that a certain poetic langour has come over Paleo Hacks. Maybe Patrick will change the rules so that all Hacks must be written in haiku form...

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78417)

on September 11, 2011
at 11:04 PM

yeah well at least I don't wear a hat like that albert

0a2dd50f2d3951bf3fb83fc4638c9512

(1960)

on September 12, 2011
at 02:36 PM

You know you want one.

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E35e3d76547b18096a59c90029e7e107

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on September 08, 2011
at 01:57 PM

No, the only side-effects I get from too much coconut is terrible nausea, vomiting and digestive upset.

7d0c3ea9bf8be00b93e6433d8f125ac3

(7540)

on September 08, 2011
at 04:58 PM

Me too, if I eat anything more than about a tablespoon.

89e238284ccb95b439edcff9e123671e

(10299)

on September 08, 2011
at 02:13 PM

A bit queasy in the stomach, that's what I feel when I get too much coconut oil. Luckily no vomiting thus far.

F1b39d4f620876330312f4925bd51900

(4090)

on September 08, 2011
at 03:56 PM

I have the same symptoms as David if I eat too much Coconut Oil. Too much for me, right now, is about anything over a couple of tablespoons in one day.

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Fa9f340eddbad9a544184c688fa4dcdd

(6433)

on September 08, 2011
at 03:23 PM

Coconut oil is a powerful appetite suppressant, and a clear-minded yet spacy-floaty feeling is a commonly reported state during fasting or severe calorie restriction. (I have personally experienced both effects first hand.)

Are you making sure that you're eating enough?

Medium avatar

(19469)

on September 08, 2011
at 07:55 PM

I think that this is the most likely explanation.

9c0a747b4b5e6291cf37ca5c066cc64b

(10)

on September 11, 2011
at 11:49 AM

i believe the clear-minded feeling comes from ketone bodies increased circulation, yes? I've experiencing the same thing during fasting with coconut oil.

1
D10ca8d11301c2f4993ac2279ce4b930

(5242)

on September 08, 2011
at 05:14 PM

I react strangely to coconut oil and I'm trying to figure out why but for the time being am off of the stuff. It give me brain fog and causes a case of folliculitis I can't shake to flare up hella. The coconut oil I'm using is cold-refined so it shouldn't be a reaction to allergens in the oil. It could be something MCT/liver related but I'm going to go without for a few months then 'll add it back in... Of course the one substance nobody talks ill of, I react poorly to.

Aa3a90ba6f6a6d488f28cfcdc4e05627

on September 08, 2011
at 11:08 PM

Paul Jaminet says the ketones it generates can feed fungi, is that what causes folliculitis?

D10ca8d11301c2f4993ac2279ce4b930

(5242)

on September 09, 2011
at 12:17 AM

salicylate doesn't seem to fit the bill as symptoms resolved when replaced with olive oil which is also high in salicylate.

2d4ff23c8ce7fb00708fa88ceffd4087

(408)

on September 08, 2011
at 07:09 PM

salicylate?????

D10ca8d11301c2f4993ac2279ce4b930

(5242)

on September 07, 2013
at 01:28 AM

It's traditionally excess keratin or bacteria that cause folliculitis. I've been to a couple of doctors and naturopaths. It stumps everyone.

D10ca8d11301c2f4993ac2279ce4b930

(5242)

on September 08, 2011
at 07:17 PM

@ROB you are a beautiful, beautiful man!

742ff8ba4ff55e84593ede14ac1c3cab

(3531)

on September 11, 2011
at 07:09 PM

Aw damm...I tried. I was also getting a weird reaction to coconut oil (red face), so I eliminated salicylates for a while but, like you, I didn't react to other high salicylates foods. So I guess it has to be something else.

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Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25477)

on September 08, 2011
at 04:53 PM

My family eats close to a gallon a month. No issues for us.

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on September 08, 2011
at 03:29 PM

D10ca8d11301c2f4993ac2279ce4b930

(5242)

on September 08, 2011
at 05:14 PM

gross. . .

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

(8938)

on September 08, 2011
at 05:42 PM

I'm still doing it. Nothing gross about it, just handy when you have a mold allergy. I notice that when I eat too much of it at dinner I wake up during the night and feel bad. Now I only eat a lot of the oil in the morning.

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