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Sensitivity to Coconut in labs - Need alternative to coconut milk besides almond, rice or cow's milk

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 21, 2012 at 12:55 PM

I recently had lab results indicating high sensitivity to coconut and tomatoes. This surprised me because I drink coconut or coconut/almond blend milk daily - twice/day to mix with my glutamine supplement with no reaction (same with the tomatoes - I have salsa 2 to 4 times/week with no adverse reactions). I am trying to heal my leaky gut, so I was advised to avoid the coconut milk but the coconut oil should be o.k. because it does not have the protein in it. I tried switching to plain almond milk, but have noticed reaction after drinking it (mucous - ick, just like with cow's milk). Seems strange... I don't get this reaction with the coconut milk or coconut/almond blend. Any thoughts? I do not like rice milk at all and am also avoiding dairy...

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Whoops! I meant draining, not drinking. Darn autocorrect.

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You can make your own coconut milk out of dried coconut--it's a process of soaking the flakes and then drinking the liquid. Google it.

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on September 21, 2012
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  • Raw Milk
  • Goat's Milk
  • Hemp Milk -- didn't do it for me, but a vegitarian friend swears by it (even brings it to the cafe to get her latte's)
  • Lactose-Free Milk -- probably a last resort, but if it's the lactose that's bothering you with cow's milk.

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    45ace03a0eff1219943d746cfb1c4197

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    on September 21, 2012
    at 01:33 PM

    This may not be as appealing as you'd like, but I'd say stick with water, filtered if it needs to be or tap water if yours is fine. I'm in the same position.

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    on September 21, 2012
    at 05:39 PM

    I am doing SCD diet without any sort of milk to heal my leaky gut. I am not going to lie and say you won't miss it, you will, but you can do without.

    Use avocados as smoothie bases. Use homemade mayo for dressings, dips and sauces.

    Make egg based porridge just omit all milk in the recipe. link text

    Just remember depending on the severity of your leaky gut dairy is a no no unless fermented because the sugars feed the bad bacteria.

    Use this as an opportunity to eat real foods in their whole unprocessed form and don't despair you can still eat bounties of gorgeous vegetables and fruits which are beyond delicious.

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    4e248f471963a491dcf7eb75d6ff187e

    on September 21, 2012
    at 01:39 PM

    I use avocados in my smoothies instead of coconut milk sometimes to mix up the routine. I've also used it in cooking to make cream sauces. Doesn't help if you want to drink it straight up, but could work in some situations...

    I'm finding it harder and harder to find "clean" coconut milk without any guar gum, so I'm resorting to water a lot of the time too. I feel your pain @VM and @aseafish.

    Also, I never noticed I had a sensitivity to tomatoes until I cut them out. Even after a few days of avoiding them, I had a reaction when I had guacamole with small bits of tomatoes in it. Awesome...

    3491e51730101b18724dc57c86601173

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    on September 21, 2012
    at 05:10 PM

    You can make your own coconut milk out of dried coconut--it's a process of soaking the flakes and then drinking the liquid. Google it.

    3491e51730101b18724dc57c86601173

    (8395)

    on September 21, 2012
    at 05:11 PM

    Whoops! I meant draining, not drinking. Darn autocorrect.

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