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Coconut Oil and Throat Pain

Commented on April 02, 2013
Created September 01, 2012 at 6:56 PM

Sometimes after eating I notice a pain in my throat. Sometimes I think it might be a reaction to coconut oil. Has anyone else had this reaction?

(I plan on doing a trial with and without coconut oil and seeing if I notice the difference.)

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on April 02, 2013
at 09:07 AM

Good explanation, I get that with EVOO too.

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on February 05, 2013
at 03:35 AM

Is it unrefined coconut oil?

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on October 01, 2012
at 07:14 PM

tl;dr - the burning sensation is a sign that its anti-inflammatory properties are working. Can't say the same about coconut oil, though.

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on October 01, 2012
at 07:13 PM

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/06/dining/06curi.html, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oleocanthal

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on October 01, 2012
at 07:08 PM

The slight burning in the back of your throat is the stimulation of the vagus nerve, decreasing inflammation.

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at 06:59 PM

http://paleohacks.com/questions/77753/whenever-i-eat-a-spoon-of-coconut-oil-i-get-a-really-bad-sore-throat-for-days deja vu!

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on October 01, 2012
at 06:25 PM

I get that same reaction from EVOO and coconut oil (a slight and fleeting burning in the back of my throat).. but have no stomach irritation after eating either (and I eat a lot of both).

I've heard people say this is an "allergy" but I don't believe it.

194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7

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on October 01, 2012
at 07:08 PM

The slight burning in the back of your throat is the stimulation of the vagus nerve, decreasing inflammation.

194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7

(3979)

on October 01, 2012
at 07:13 PM

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/06/dining/06curi.html, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oleocanthal

194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7

(3979)

on October 01, 2012
at 07:14 PM

tl;dr - the burning sensation is a sign that its anti-inflammatory properties are working. Can't say the same about coconut oil, though.

33266cca338ab54cee9a2aa160f5bdb6

(502)

on April 02, 2013
at 09:07 AM

Good explanation, I get that with EVOO too.

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on September 01, 2012
at 07:44 PM

I had throat pain the very first time (few weeks ago) I tried to take a tablespoon of virgin coconut oil by itself (I only found Coconoil brand in Italy). Then I read some stories around and tried to pour a tbsp of oil into my kefir and it worked just fine. No more throat pain.

I read that if you use the oil with something else (whether other liquid - i.e. tea, coffee, etc. - or to cook vegetables, fish and so on) it is ok. Otherwise, in some cases (not always), and according to the brand you use you might experience throat pain. This might work unless you're allergic to coconut.

Michael.

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on September 01, 2012
at 07:11 PM

I have not experienced that, myself, but I do know people who are either allergic to or sensitive to coconut. Your trial idea sounds like a good one.

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