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Coconut oil on an empty stomach

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 28, 2011 at 11:04 AM

Alright, I seem to have had a particularly bad idea this morning. I took a TBSP of coconut oil soon after I woke this morning, as I was really hungry and wanted to have my actual breakfast before I get on the road for a long drive today. Drank some Trader Joe's electrolyte water as well. Took a shower. Almost barfed in shower. Barfed in toilet. Laid down, nauseous. Ate an orange and some rice cakes (shame). Still nauseous, but better. Boyfriend's running to the 24-hour Giant Eagle to get me some carbs.

Any idea why this happened? I typically consume a Tbsp or so of coconut oil daily, just not first thing in the morning, and I haven't been so much as sick to my stomach or vomited from anything but alcohol (twice) for the past few years.

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on August 29, 2011
at 03:37 PM

hey, that's what I was thinking too!

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on June 01, 2011
at 08:59 PM

Coconut oil makes me super nauseous too! For about 6 hours. I haven't puked but easily could have. Too much Coconut Milk will give me the same reaction.(like one whole can..have done it. Was worth it). I am fine with coconut flour and coconut water. I was hoping the reaction was a bad bacterial die-off. Ah well.

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(341)

on May 29, 2011
at 09:08 PM

Yeah, it seems like there are differing understandings of how the oil enters the system - posters above seem to think it takes a while to be absorbed and is difficult for the body, but my understanding is that it's *such* a good food source because it is *crazy-easy* to absorb into the system.

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(8280)

on May 29, 2011
at 06:32 PM

But presumably it didn't get to the gut yet and was still in the stomach.

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25472)

on May 29, 2011
at 02:51 AM

Lol. Plus one!.

Cc93847bfa820f0f2da654060b401fa5

(746)

on May 29, 2011
at 02:30 AM

Why do you guys feel the need to use it?

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on May 29, 2011
at 01:54 AM

Dude, eating a rice cake and an orange to soothe an upset tummy is nothing to feel shame about. You're not a bad person for eating either. I mean, if you were kicking a puppy or cheating on your taxes while eating it, that's one thing. But what you eat does not dictate the quality of person that you are. :)

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25472)

on May 28, 2011
at 04:45 PM

The acid is actually quite helpful for reflux.....

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

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on May 28, 2011
at 04:43 PM

I do this a ton.....after your gut is fixed it causes no issues. Before it is it will. S work on your leaky gut with kombucha kraut dill pickles horseradish etc.....

B3e46faef68425d507e1194859fd60d7

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on May 28, 2011
at 02:29 PM

What about coconut milk straight?

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on May 28, 2011
at 02:11 PM

That's interesting; it also burns my throat. I thought I was imagining things. And I've never been able to eat coconut oil straight without having the OP's experience, even small amounts. So I'm with you; I use it for cooking once in a while, and that's it.

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on May 28, 2011
at 12:53 PM

One tablespoon is A LOT if you have not been regularly consuming about that amount for a while. You need to start small and titrate up with coconut oil. I've been eating it for about two years very regularly and even for me if I had that amount straight like that I'd prolly not fare well. Try one teaspoon at a time, and like others have said, usually your system will appreciate it more with other foods.

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on May 29, 2011
at 01:29 AM

Pregnancy test time

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25472)

on May 29, 2011
at 02:51 AM

Lol. Plus one!.

8949bf87b0e0aefcad10f29975e4fa2b

(8989)

on August 29, 2011
at 03:37 PM

hey, that's what I was thinking too!

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8b982d4beccca9fcb85affe8d4bd4ff2

(1585)

on May 28, 2011
at 11:42 AM

Coconut oil is very acidic and that can be hard on your stomach. I suggest you use it in cooking rather than just eating it raw if you are sensitive to it.

I myself am also sensitive to it and it burns my throat, so I will eat it in other ways, together with foods and drinks so that I do not have a reaction.

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25472)

on May 28, 2011
at 04:45 PM

The acid is actually quite helpful for reflux.....

B3e46faef68425d507e1194859fd60d7

(0)

on May 28, 2011
at 02:29 PM

What about coconut milk straight?

3aea514b680d01bfd7573d74517946a7

(11996)

on May 28, 2011
at 02:11 PM

That's interesting; it also burns my throat. I thought I was imagining things. And I've never been able to eat coconut oil straight without having the OP's experience, even small amounts. So I'm with you; I use it for cooking once in a while, and that's it.

Cc93847bfa820f0f2da654060b401fa5

(746)

on May 29, 2011
at 02:30 AM

Why do you guys feel the need to use it?

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86249fcd0e24c290c460e268ea1cb30f

on March 16, 2013
at 10:28 PM

Coconut oil burns my throat too, as someone mentioned on this thread. I tried eating the "Coconut Mana" which is basically the meat of the coconut, and although it was incredibly delicious, my thought as to why it burns the throat is because of the natural healthy acids in it, although I'm not certain.

Although if you don't have any issues with it, and most people don't it seems, I highly recommend getting some. Not only does it have an amazing taste, but it's so creamy and melts in your mouth.

The only place I found it that doesn't wreck the checkbook is online @ http://goo.gl/Cc1Qc

I got $10 off my first order with the promo code ZRN321 - enter it at checkout if you decide to get some.

I still eat it and absolutely love it!

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on October 15, 2011
at 01:42 PM

Maybe it was the electrolyte water? Also be careful you are using a really pure coconut oil not the cheap stuff you find in Walmart.

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9f933fedd259b97a5369c3ee5dae3151

on May 28, 2011
at 03:21 PM

Also I might attribute the reaction to the strong anti-fungal and nasty-killing properties of coconut oil (unrefined). Digestive-wise coconut oil is one of the easiest things to assimilate, it doesn't even trigger much bile release, it just absorbs into the system. The nausea (which I've experienced - I did the exact same thing a couple weeks ago) might be due to a large killing-off of yeasts/bad bacteria in the gut.

5e36f73c3f95eb4ea13a009f4936449f

(8280)

on May 29, 2011
at 06:32 PM

But presumably it didn't get to the gut yet and was still in the stomach.

9f933fedd259b97a5369c3ee5dae3151

(341)

on May 29, 2011
at 09:08 PM

Yeah, it seems like there are differing understandings of how the oil enters the system - posters above seem to think it takes a while to be absorbed and is difficult for the body, but my understanding is that it's *such* a good food source because it is *crazy-easy* to absorb into the system.

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Bd271299b2d4d9b2e3da9c252fef058c

on May 28, 2011
at 02:33 PM

I've had a number of similar experiences, and I wonder if it could be the combination of coconut oil and water? Coconut oil seems to take a particularly long time to leave my stomach, and since water and oil don't mix, I wonder if it makes it even harder to pass through?

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