View Full Version : Weird Coconut Reaction
06-27-2009, 08:40 PM
I'm someone who is relatively new to the raw food diet. My question is about a strange reaction to coconut (mostly coconut water) that I'm not sure is common to many people, or possibly just an individual allergic reaction on my part.
I cannot remember ever drinking coconut water before I became interested in raw food, but every time I drink it, I begin to feel lightheaded and sort of intoxicated. It doesn't last that long, but I don't know what to make of it at all. Does this happen to other people? Should I stop eating coconut related products in case I'm allergic?
06-28-2009, 03:12 AM
I've never had the problem. It is possible you are allergic since you have tried it more than once and had the same reaction.
I would wait until you have been RAW for a while and try it again. In Joy your Journey.
07-07-2009, 01:33 PM
hi, i'm new here but i think maybe the reaction you're having is a response to the antivirals, antibacterials and antiyeasts in coconut. i started taking coconut oil about two years ago and had a severe reaction at first because i didn't ease myself into it as recommended. i thought i had an iron stomach and found out i was wrong about that lol. look up coconut reactions and find out if that's it. coconut water is really good for you but if you're not used to coconut it's metabolic raising and toxin attacking properties can be horrific. anyways it turned out the reason i was sick, i.e. lightheaded, sleepy, hot and losing everything from everywhere at once was because it was rapidly killing off harmful things in my belly and they give off toxins when they die. i take it now with no ill effects, incidentally if you're looking for a way to get more healthy fats into a raw food diet i highly recommend it. i could go on and on about what it's done for me. this was supposed to be a quick reply lol, sorry, anyways i think the water probably has a lot of the same properties as the oil itself and what's happening to you is what happened to me.
07-07-2009, 01:36 PM
sorry, it also could be an allergic reaction as well, some people are allergic to coconut. if i were you i'd take a little every day to see if you feel better or worse. if all it does is make you lightheaded then it doesn't sound like it would kill you if you were allergic so you might as well find out.
08-05-2009, 07:29 PM
Yeah, I think that you're right about me just not being used to the goodness of coconut water. I still feel that my body ends up being happy after consuming it. Thank you both very much for your thoughts. I will continue to experiment and let you know how things develop.
08-06-2009, 04:54 AM
When I first went raw and made coconut water smoothies...wth pineapple, banana and coconut water with coconut shredded, I would get high. It is amazing stuff and I would say no allergy at all. Simply wonderful bliss.
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