raster;55131 wrote: You’re likely allergic to coconut flour due to leaky gut and you don’t notice it at low quantities. This is the symptom you are likely experiencing…
If you were to try other flours such as buckwheat, rice flour, teff, etc. you likely won’t be allergic to it. If rice flour or rice bran is your only option because you are allergic to others, better than nothing imho.
Also if you rotated flours then the yeast won’t adapt to it.
Yes, I agree with raster, for quite sometime, I noticed I wasn’t feeling well. It was the coconut. I don’t avoid coconut everything, and I think in one recipe I found online, adapted from Elana Pantry’s to make it more candida-friendly (she uses too much agave nectar sometimes), she only called from like a couple teaspoons to a tablespoon only of coconut flour.
So, I have learned to do this, if I want a slight coconut flavor. Just a trace amount here and there doesn’t hurt me.
Plus, I have noticed that rotation is better, like raster commented. I have changed to one week I might have more millet, another week more quinoa, maybe with some rice flour mixed in here and there. Amazingly, I found that buckwheat (like it), doesn’t make me feel too good most the times. I also like almond flour mixed in some of my recipes, not the whole thing made out of almond flour though.
Another thing, I don’t know if this affects you, but I have to watch fiber content at times. For me, it is partly due to my gastroparesis, and coconut flour is very high in fiber. 2 tablespoons = 5 or 6 grams of fiber. I found it sits quite heavy on my stomach. Depending on my day and how busy I am, more small meals are a better load on my tummy.