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Old 06-12-2012, 01:04 PM   #1
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Stomach Ache from Coconut Oil

I know I've read in a few forums that sometimes people have to ease coconut oil in to their diets, but I'm just wondering if it's common to get severe stomach aches from it. I haven't been getting them lately when I've been using the oil for frying, but when I used it instead of butter in my OMM today, I had problems. And I have had problems occasionally when baking with it in the past. The stomach aches usually last a couple of hours, and then I'm fine. Anyone know if there's anything I should be concerned about here? Or do I just need to ease in to using coconut oil more?
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Old 06-12-2012, 02:18 PM   #2
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I would ease into it more. An extra tablespoon can end up making you sick. In the past I had been having two tablespoons in my coffee every morning. One afternoon I ate another tablespoon later in the evening and I was sick well into the night with a really bad tummy ache. Crazy how powerful that stuff is!
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Old 06-12-2012, 02:20 PM   #3
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Is this more of a pain in your stomach or nausea?
Nausea is pretty common if you are overdoing the CO to quickly, I am not sure I have ever head of actual stomach pain.. like cramping?

I LOVE CO and can eat it fairly often now but in the beginning it made me VERY nauseous.
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Old 06-12-2012, 04:46 PM   #4
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It's also possible to be allergic.
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Old 06-13-2012, 02:46 AM   #5
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It's definitely more of a nausea thing. And I thought about an allergy too, but I don't think it is, because I don't have any problems with other coconut-based products, and I've been frying in it for a while now without issues. I think I will just ease in to it a bit slower until I can handle it. Thanks.
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Old 06-13-2012, 08:22 AM   #6
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Are you sure it's the coconut oil and not what you are putting with it? Most OMM use a lot of flax and that gets my tummy rumbling like nobody's business.
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CO can cause a detox effect too.
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Old 06-13-2012, 09:08 AM   #8
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I've been eating flax for years with no adverse side effects. I was thinking it was something else too, but whenever this happens when eating different things, the common ingredient is always coconut oil.
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Old 06-13-2012, 11:37 AM   #9
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Well I'm glad you can at least fry with it...I would miss my co if I had to give it up...hopefully adding it slowly will help ... I use half butter half co in my OMM...and I have my co coffee with it lol.
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I was listening to a Jimmy Moore podcast this morning on AHDD, Autism and Alzheimers and someone asked the coconut oil question..

Nausea is the sign that you have taken too much. So, he suggested starting with one Tbs. and see how it goes.
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Old 06-13-2012, 12:52 PM   #11
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I am trying to work up...I've found doing a TEAspoon at a time isn't too bad. 1 tablespoon has a laxative effect within about 1-2 hours. I get crampy pain too. I wish I could get my doses up...but it's so hard cuz I can't spend my days in the bathroom!
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