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Old 04-10-2013, 10:03 AM   #1
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too much coconut oil?

I was having coconut oil in the form of coconut bark yesterday and came down with a massive headache. It went away a bit and then I ate some more bark and it came back with a vengance.

I have been eating coconut oil in drinks for weeks now and never had a headache from it before, but can you get a headache from too much coconut oil?
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Old 04-10-2013, 10:04 AM   #2
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Do you flavor the coconut bark with anything like artifical sweetener? I would say the sweetener might wreak havoc on your heard moreso than Coconut Oil..
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Old 04-10-2013, 10:32 AM   #3
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I've never gotten a headache from too much CO, but have definately gotten a stomachache.
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Old 04-10-2013, 10:44 AM   #4
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I doubt it, I've been eating AS for years and never had a problem, not matter how much of it I've had.

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Do you flavor the coconut bark with anything like artifical sweetener? I would say the sweetener might wreak havoc on your heard moreso than Coconut Oil..
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It may be the cumulative effect or something else in the bark (the chocolate, perhaps?). Either way, if the bark is causing headaches, don't eat it.
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Old 04-10-2013, 05:19 PM   #6
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if the bark is causing headaches, don't eat it.
Sounds like something my mom would say
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Old 04-12-2013, 12:01 AM   #7
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Research Candida die-off. I dont know much about it, but I came across it the other day. Hope you feel better.
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Old 04-12-2013, 04:34 AM   #8
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Sounds like something my mom would say
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Seems unlikely that coconut oil would suddenly be the cause of headaches. You might try again and see what happens? I am adding the thought that coconut oil is known be be 'ketogenic' so if you are not already in ketosis, it may be pushing you in and people often experience a headache when that happens...????

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Research Candida die-off. I dont know much about it, but I came across it the other day. Hope you feel better.
If you've upped your intake it could be something like this, essentially the headache could be a side effect of the coconut oil detoxing your body.
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Old 04-12-2013, 08:12 AM   #11
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It seems like you are eating alot of co.
Why not cut your intake in half and see what happens.
I think you will still be eating enough to get its benefits.
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If you've upped your intake it could be something like this, essentially the headache could be a side effect of the coconut oil detoxing your body.
Detox can cause headaches? Is there a good article you can give me a google search phrase for or am I a dummy for not knowing this in the first place lol.
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Detox can cause headaches? Is there a good article you can give me a google search phrase for or am I a dummy for not knowing this in the first place lol.
There are a couple of components here: 1) signs and symptoms of candida die-off and 2) can coconut oil can cause candida die-off and what level of coconut oil causes that to happen? So I would google both of those things. My information comes from another forum I used to be on for women with children that has a large natural living component (not sure if I am allowed to mention names of other fora). Some posters there reported die-off/detox symptoms, including headaches, nausea, diarrhea, after upping their coconut oil intake too quickly. Now whether someone doing LC for a good period of time would have a candida overgrowth - unknown, and whether or not that is what is happening to the OP - unknown. That's why I used the word "could".

ETA: Here's an interesting thread from right here on LCF a few years ago about this very issue: http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/ge...mptom-not.html

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There are a couple of components here: 1) signs and symptoms of candida die-off and 2) can coconut oil can cause candida die-off and what level of coconut oil causes that to happen? So I would google both of those things. My information comes from another forum I used to be on for women with children that has a large natural living component (not sure if I am allowed to mention names of other fora). Some posters there reported die-off/detox symptoms, including headaches, nausea, diarrhea, after upping their coconut oil intake too quickly. Now whether someone doing LC for a good period of time would have a candida overgrowth - unknown, and whether or not that is what is happening to the OP - unknown. That's why I used the word "could".

ETA: Here's an interesting thread from right here on LCF a few years ago about this very issue: http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/ge...mptom-not.html
Thanks MZ
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