Alright, I seem to have had a particularly bad idea this morning. I took a TBSP of coconut oil soon after I woke this morning, as I was really hungry and wanted to have my actual breakfast before I get on the road for a long drive today. Drank some Trader Joe's electrolyte water as well. Took a shower. Almost barfed in shower. Barfed in toilet. Laid down, nauseous. Ate an orange and some rice cakes (shame). Still nauseous, but better. Boyfriend's running to the 24-hour Giant Eagle to get me some carbs.
Any idea why this happened? I typically consume a Tbsp or so of coconut oil daily, just not first thing in the morning, and I haven't been so much as sick to my stomach or vomited from anything but alcohol (twice) for the past few years.
Coconut oil is very acidic and that can be hard on your stomach. I suggest you use it in cooking rather than just eating it raw if you are sensitive to it.
I myself am also sensitive to it and it burns my throat, so I will eat it in other ways, together with foods and drinks so that I do not have a reaction.
I've had a number of similar experiences, and I wonder if it could be the combination of coconut oil and water? Coconut oil seems to take a particularly long time to leave my stomach, and since water and oil don't mix, I wonder if it makes it even harder to pass through?
Also I might attribute the reaction to the strong anti-fungal and nasty-killing properties of coconut oil (unrefined). Digestive-wise coconut oil is one of the easiest things to assimilate, it doesn't even trigger much bile release, it just absorbs into the system. The nausea (which I've experienced - I did the exact same thing a couple weeks ago) might be due to a large killing-off of yeasts/bad bacteria in the gut.
Coconut oil burns my throat too, as someone mentioned on this thread. I tried eating the "Coconut Mana" which is basically the meat of the coconut, and although it was incredibly delicious, my thought as to why it burns the throat is because of the natural healthy acids in it, although I'm not certain.
Although if you don't have any issues with it, and most people don't it seems, I highly recommend getting some. Not only does it have an amazing taste, but it's so creamy and melts in your mouth.
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