I've been interested in coconut products for a while and started by using coconut oil in cooking. I then started having a morning smoothie with coconut milk (1/4 c.). Later I started adding 1 T. coconut oil to those smoothies. At that point I started noticing that I was frequently sick to my stomach in the morning (I'm definitely not pregnant before anyone suggests that). One morning I just couldn't get my smoothie down at all and ended up dumping it down the drain, but I thought maybe my coconut milk had been in the fridge too long and was going off a bit or there was something wrong with the berries I used.
I decided to try some muffins for breakfast instead. I tried a recipe using coconut oil and coconut flour and once again had stomach aches. At that point I started to suspect coconut was the problem. I had a muffin this morning and got a stomach ache. After a while it finally went away, but later in the afternoon I had a spoonful of Coconut Manna (which I've eaten many times before without incident) and it came back again.
The problem seems most severe when I am using more than one coconut product at a time. Am I using too much? Should I stop eating all coconut products for a while and try to reintroduce them gradually? If so, how long should I wait?