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Coconut Oil Making me sick?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 04, 2013 at 3:32 PM

Has anyone experienced coconut oil causing nausea? I have been following a pretty strict Paleo diet for almost 6 weeks with a bit of sporadic nausea. While I have added coconut oil into my diet I do still cook most of my veggies with olive oil so I am not using it on a daily basis. It wasn't until this morning that I realized coconut oil might be the culprit.

I know most people swear by coconut oil, but I am wondering is anyone out there has run into problems with it?

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on March 04, 2013
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Coconut oil's a high temp fat. Very resistant to heat damage.

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on March 04, 2013
at 04:54 PM

Actually it was putting it in my coffee when I noticed the effect on my stomach.

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5e36f73c3f95eb4ea13a009f4936449f

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on March 04, 2013
at 04:16 PM

For me, starting off with liquid coconut oil on an empty stomach usually = upchuck city. A lot of people need to start off small and build up with it.

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on March 05, 2013
at 04:25 AM

bought my first jar of coconut oil and was so excited i just had to try it.. ended up eating about a full spoonful and was super nauseaus but i had no problems eating food that had been cooked in it

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on March 04, 2013
at 09:09 PM

Many people have problems when incorporating foods with high MCT (medium chain triglycerides) density all at once, particularly when eaten by themselves (i.e. spoon of coconut oil, or pure MCT oil). I never had issues with coconut oil, but a spoonful of pure MCT oil would send me to the bathroom very quickly, except if taken with other foods. Importantly, you can train your body to handle it, with time. But start very carefully. The GI distress is very likely linked to the increased gastric emptying (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1487341).

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on March 04, 2013
at 03:44 PM

its made me nauseous in the past when eating straight from the tub with a spoon, never mixed with food though

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on March 04, 2013
at 04:51 PM

Its probably because you fry with it or something, heating it up damages the fat.

5e36f73c3f95eb4ea13a009f4936449f

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on March 04, 2013
at 09:45 PM

Coconut oil's a high temp fat. Very resistant to heat damage.

Bb7e39333e8ff711d65759c7de777bab

(55)

on March 04, 2013
at 04:54 PM

Actually it was putting it in my coffee when I noticed the effect on my stomach.

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