The American nation suffers from many diseases accompanied with numerous symptoms such as headaches, joint aches, brittle nails, loss of libido, cold hands and feet, constipation, weight gain, fatigue, hair loss, sensitivity to cold, ringing in the ears, hoarse voice, dizziness, frequent infections, dry skin, and insomnia.
Statistics say that 65% of the Americans have weight issues while 27% are obese. According to numerous studies an underactive thyroid is the actual underlying cause of weight issues, particularly in women.
This oil is very stable and saturated fat, and that is why, the body is not impeded with oxidative stress. When compared to other vegetable oils, coconut oil does not need the enzyme stress, thus preventing T4 to T3 hormone conversion. The body processes coconut oil in a different way and does not require to be broken down with the help of enzyme-dependent processes.
The damage from rancid and oxidized oils and the conversation of T4 to T3 happens in the liver, removing long-chain fats from the diet and replacing them with medium-chain fats found in coconut oil. This process can rebuild cell membranes and elevate the enzyme production.
These revealing need further research, yet many studies have already proven the positive results on people replacing polyunsaturated oils with coconut oil. For instance, these two ladies, Donna and Sharon, used coconut oil and felt substantial improvements in their thyroid health.
“I’ve started using coconut oil since September 2002, and even though you may think that this is not a long time, I have to say that it completely changed my life and the lives of my family and friends. When I started on coconut oil, my weight actually went up, but I felt so great! As a hypothyroid, I was on Cytomel and Synthroid for many years, but I was feeling worse. Besides using the coconut oil, I removed the soy, all Trans fatty acids, and the refined sugar. I stopped using the thyroid meds since my energy levels were increased and I was having trouble sleeping. My only goal was to be healthy and I believed the proper diet and exercise routine will help to eliminate the weight. Also, I’ve tried to remove the coconut oil but my energy levels reduced and I do not feel that good,” Donna explains.
Sharon writes the following:
“Since having children, I have faced the same problem with weight gain and sluggish metabolism. Even a no-calorie diet for 5 days did not manage to help. When I started using Virgin Coconut Oil, the fat was eliminated and I have lost 20 pounds. During the same period, my 13-year-old daughter, who was very chubby and couldn’t bring up the self-control to eliminate some of her favorite fatty foods, manage to lose 10 pounds. Now, she has the perfect figure and some pants she was wearing a year ago hang loose on her!”
How to Nourish Your Thyroid
- Exercise regularly on daily basis
- Try to limit the exposure to fluoride and mercury
- Consume healthy oils, including butter, extra virgin olive oil, and coconut oil
- Regularly eat cranberries and radishes
- Take in iodine-rich foods such askelp powder, black seaweed, kombu and smaller coldwater fish
- Take in selenium supplements, zinc, and the following vitamins: vitamin E, vitamin C, and B vitamins
- Prepare your own salad dressings and avoid consuming commercial ones which are loaded with unhealthy fats