But, But… Coconut!

My plantain pancake.  @ Plantains, 3/4 cup of organic applesauce, cinnamon.

My plantain pancake. @ Plantains, 3/4 cup of organic applesauce, cinnamon.


Sorry I’ve been MIA lately.  I’ve been scrambling with lots of appointments and the additional supplements and exercises with the kids has me running crazy!  (In a good way, it’s going really well).

Well, after my son had a strong reaction to getting CC with coconut – I was having issues with my legs, eyes and toes again.  The foot cramps were returning, and as of late, I’ve struggled more with my feet being so asleep  I simply can’t walk for a while after standing without rolling my ankle.  I knew something was going on, but I couldn’t put my finger on it.

My gut has hurt in the same spot for about 2 years.  Basically every time I’m constipated, it just hurts really badly, but there was always a low-level pain there…. tender to the touch.  Left side, right about the spot my stomach empties (slowly) into my small intestine.  If you recall, I noticed how much the peppermint and oregano capsules helped me, and I had been taking some silver – which was helping too.  SIBO is very common with celiac.  I figured, it must just be that.

Even my naturopath said it was likely nerve damage, and I might always have that pain.  My goal was just to make sure I didn’t get constipated – because that is when the severe pain started in.

Well, after over eating plantain crackers several days in a row…. and my symptoms worsening… and feeling sick most mornings after my breakfast shake (with coconut water) I thought – Hmmm… are plantains making me sick? OR… could it be the coconut oil?

The next day I took out all things coconut.

We have a winner!
I have felt SO much better, it’s not even funny.

I don’t think I was consuming that much coconut previously to really notice…  but it makes sense on why I noticed a reaction to “coconut aminos” also.

The interesting thing to me is, I had that food cytotoxin test done – and coconut wasn’t on the list of offenders.

This is a great example of two things… as you consume more of something, it’s easier to tell the reaction, and always, always, always listen to your body.

I know it hasn’t just been coconut bothering me these last two years – in fact, maybe coconut didn’t bother me at all before (it wasn’t on my food cytoxin test).  BUT, as with any auto immune disease – symptoms can change due to so many different things, and obviously my gut imbalances have a lot to do with that.

Can I tell you how thankful I am that God lead me to figuring that out????

It almost made the rice noodles at the bottom of my take out not that big of a deal last week.


*Yes.  I did have a talk with those people once more.  The commentary before the incident was that “I sure eat healthy.”

I didn’t think much of it… as I didn’t want to (again) get into the whole reason.  I should have just spoken up and said – I have celiac disease.

Should have.

Their error has accounted for many episodes – let me tell you how scary it is to start walking and realizing your feet aren’t following.  Sometimes I’m thankful for my boots that keep my legs upright! I’ve had my ankle just roll (no warning) too often!

Reminder – speak up to keep it Healthy for Him!


“And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord,

are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another.

For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.”

2 Corinthians 3:18

Posted on January 25, 2014, in Truth. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Thanks Sonda!!! I’ve been reading your great posts too!! I have more info to share soon – that I know you’ll love! 🙂 (hugs) thanks for the encouragement!

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