Originally Posted by formerluddite
yesterday i felt my mouth itch about 10 min after taking the coconut oil. i also itched after eating an avocado, which i reacted to sometimes years ago, but haven't had any problem with lately.
so i'm wondering if i've been unknowingly allergic to coconut, and daily exposure is making it more apparent, and lowering my tolerance to all things that i might be "a little" allergic to. i've always loved coconut, especially fresh in the tropics, but also dried, candied, milk, etc. i know that sometimes the foods you love are the ones you're allergic to, once you get hooked on the body's beta-endorphine response.
some earlier posts mentioned mycotoxins in some CO; i'm also wondering if the brand i'm eating has this issue, and maybe i'm reacting to that, not the coconut (i hope...).
i had my husband do NAET on me for the CO. i hope he hit the right spot; he's quite the skeptic and it'd been a few years since i needed anything cleared so i'm a little fuzzy on where to press. i'll try the CO again in a few days.
Oh my, this has been my experience recently. I've never been a big coconut eater. I enjoyed it, but never went out of my way to get it.
We bought coconut oil when we gave up dairy (to replace butter) and I've been using it somewhat regularly. But I just started eating more coconut milk and last week, I made coconut yogurt. I ate one small container every day that week and I noticed that my mouth started to feel a bit itchy and I felt a bit congested. Also, dd (who is nursing and allergic to other things) refused the yogurt after her first bite. Last night, I made an Indian dish that included about 5 oz of that yogurt. DD ate one bite of the meat, and spit out the next. My mouth started to feel very itchy , and the roof of my mouth seemed scratched (like when I ate Captain Crunch as a kid
: ). I got a headache, too, that came on suddenly a few minutes later.
Anyway, I'm taking dd in for some further allergy testing, but we're definitely avoiding coconut for now. I'm really freaked out that I'm having a problem with it, because in the past little while, I seem to be reacting to many things I've never had a problem with before.