Well Michelle and I attempted to test coconut oil yesterday.
Coconut was something we decided to cut out of our first round of the elimination diet. When Michelle saw a holistic doctor a few months ago for her candida, he tested her for some food allergies. And she thinks she remembers being sensitive to coconut.
Coconut is something we love and were not ready to give it up. We felt like one of those people who know a food might be making them sick but not ready to “deal” with it or let it go.
But we know we needed to see. We needed to try. We needed to experiment.
So we did. We have been very surprised that we have been able to not have any type of coconut in 2 weeks! never thought that would happen, haha
The doctor of Diet Wise says to test a food you need to -
- eat it alone
- have a good size portion of the food
- around lunch time
- do a pulse test
- wait before adding any new food
Yesterday we decided to do the test late afternoon. After our workout and post workout smoothie digested, we each had 1 tablespoon of coconut oil. Yes, we had the oil plain, which we have never done before. It was a little weird to eat it like that, but we did it.
Both of us felt pretty fine after the coconut oil, and our pulse rates seemed pretty good. But after the coconut water, we both felt weird. Got a little headache.
Then as we continued to do work. It went away.
So are we sensitive to coconut? was it the sugar in the coconut water? is it that we are running on little sleep? or is it something else?
At dinner we pan seared some tuna in coconut oil and seemed fine. No problems after that meal. And both woke up this morning feeling good, besides tired (we have been staying up past midnight doing work).
Also, to add more to the puzzle we realized the Udo’s oil contains coconut oil, which we had some the day before doing this test. So that might of messed up our results.
Now what do we do?? good question, to be honest we have no idea. We think we will continue to have coconut, just not over do it. And maybe try eliminating it again and test at a later date.
For now we are trying to decide if we should test another food?
decisions, decisions….well off to enjoy this pudding.