Coconut oil is a great source of medium chain saturated fats. I tried to make it a mainstay of my diet, but it gave me terrible gastritis/GERD. Anybody else?
More details that may be relevant: I ate a LOT of coconut oil (3-5 tablespoons/day maybe) over a period of a few months before I ran into trouble. My discomfort started with viciously caustic burps/reflux, but progressed to a chronic intense gastritis/ulcer pain. It took a few weeks before I figured out it was the coconut oil that was causing the pain (as so many things in my diet/regimen have changed recently), but now I am nearly 100% confident it was the coconut oil. I take PPIs as I have serious damage from years of pre-paleo GERD. However, even profound acid suppression (80 mg nexium + zantac) did not help with the irritation that coconut oil caused. I have no symptoms without coconut oil. I also do not have any tree nut allergies, or any other food allergies, that I am aware of.