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Am I allergic to coconut oil?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 23, 2012 at 3:39 PM

I just took a tablespoon of coconut oil on an empty stomach and felt symptoms of fatigue and shortness of breath... I feel like the symptoms are mild, but certainly noticeable. I use coconut oil in a lot of cooking as I am allergic to Cow dairy. Would it be recommended that I try refined coconut oil which has been found to be less allergenic or just completely remove all coconut oil out of my diet? I use coconut oil on a daily basis and havent really noticed these symptoms until now. However, I usually have it with food. Thanks, michael

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I had the same reaction - you are not alone. I just stay away from it.

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http://paleohacks.com/questions/114930/responding-badly-to-coconut-oil-and-butter

Look at the link above, especially the pdf. Your reaction isn't enough to go on. If you had some ezcema, nauseau, or ended up puking, then it would start looking like an allergy. Right now it looks like eating a tablespoon of coconut oil by itself isn't something your body has adapted to. This isn't surprising- coconut oil is a processed food. I don't know how many coconuts it takes to make one tablespoon of oil, but I am sure you aren't getting the fiber, carbohydrate, water, and exercise that our ancestors got along with that tablespoon of oil when they went about climbing trees and cracking those thing open.

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Was it virgin or refined? There are possible allergens in virgin CO, try the refined. Many have had good results with refined.

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