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Hello! I'm on day 9 of my first W30 and things are going pretty well so far, except I've had some cystic acne flare ups over the past few days. I have a history of adult acne issues but have been relatively clear for the past 2-3 years. I am familiar with flare ups related to diet changes, so I'm hopeful things will clear up again before the end of the 30 days, however I've been doing some reading on here about BPA in canned foods, specifically coconut milk, which may be a trigger. I admittedly went down the internet rabbit hole and now I'm questioning all canned versions of coconut milk, even BPA-free since it's not always clear the BPA replacement is healthy (I know I'm probably overreacting, but figured it wouldn't hurt). So my question is - has anyone tried any of the "pure creamed coconut" bars/jars out there, and are they essentially the same thing as coconut cream you get from the top of a refrigerated can of coconut milk? Can they be used in the W30 Ranch Dressing, for instance? Additionally, does anyone have a substitute for coconut cream in the W30 Ranch Dressing that wouldn't come in a tin can? Clearly the W30 Ranch is a favorite of mine! Sorry for the long question, and I appreciate any insight out there. Again, I know this is an extreme reaction, but I'm just curious more than anything. Not necessarily going to cut out all tin cans :). Thanks!
So I did my whole30 about a year ago. I felt great and had so many nonscale victories. But one thing that was happening to me at the same time was severe abdominal pain, concentrated on the left side mostly but sometimes the right side, and it was always worse during the morning. And, sorry TMI, but was also having BM issues - diarrhea off and on. I was using coconut milk/cream in my coffee, and almost every day eating the chia pudding recipe with chia seeds, mashed banana, and coconut milk. So fast forward to one year later and I bought a pack of nutpods on Amazon and am trying them for the first time. So this morning I notice that pain is back! Eureka! I was sort of suspicious last year of the coconut milk causing the issues, but brushed it off. But now I am convinced. I googled it and apparently some people have issues tolerating it...fructose malabsorption maybe, or something else. I'm just glad I know now and can avoid it. I have never noticed a problem when I've used it in curries, soups, etc., so that's good. It's probably just the fact that it's such a heavy amount all at once! I just wanted to share in case anyone else has had these issues!