Thyroid issues affect millions of people, and they lead to weight gain or loss, fatigue, constipation, joint pain, headaches, libido loss, ear ringing, dizziness, hair loss, fatigue, brittle nails, cold sensitivity, dry skin, insomnia, cold feet and hands, infections, hoarse voice, and much more.
Studies showed that even 65% of the American population is overweight, and 27% of these people are obese.
However, these facts are alarming because they are directly related to the problems with the thyroid, especially in the women with hypothyroid disorders.
Coconut oil is a saturated fat, which means that it is stable and does not experience damage caused by oxidation stress. Namely, this healthy oil prevents the conversion and the processing of T3 and T4 hormones, it needs no enzyme stress, and it does not need to be broken down with the enzymes.
The liver experiences oxidation damage and damage from rancid oils, conversions from T4 to T3, the elimination of the long chain fats and the switch from medium chain fats (of coconut) could rebuild the cell membranes and produce more enzymes.
Therefore, the researchers recommend the intake of more polyunsaturated fats like coconut oil, as it was found to be extremely beneficial in the treatment of thyroid problems.
Moreover, this was confirmed in the cases of Donna and Sharon, who experienced the same problems.
However, Sharon started using this oil in September 2002, and it completely changed her life. She gained weight but her health was improvedsignificantly.
She had do take Synthroidand Cytomelto treat the hypothyroid disorder she had, but the results were not improved. So, she combined the intake of coconut oil with the elimination of thetrans fat, soy, sugar, and she occasionally cleansed her body.
When she stopped using the medication she was taking, as her doctor recommended, she became more energetic, and she could not sleep as long as she used to.
Sharon gained weight only during the first 3 weeks, and then they went down. However, when she wanted to remove coconut oil from her diet when she was feeling much better, she experienced fatigue.
Sharon reported that she was sluggish, her metabolism was slowed down, and she gained weight, even if she was starving for around 5 days.
Yet, after she introduced coconut oil into her diet, the body fat melted, her health improved, and she even lost 20 pounds.
That’s why, we give you several tips to nourish the thyroid and maintain its optimal function:
- Consume healthy oils likebutter,coconut oil and olive oil
- Reduce the exposure to mercuryand fluoride
- Exercise regularly
- Avoid salad dressings that are high in salt, and prepare your own at home
- Consume iodine-rich foods like kelp, coldwater fish, black seaweed, kombu
- Take supplements such as vitamin C, B, and E, selenium, zinc