Nowadays, a lot of Americans suffer from various symptoms such as: constipation, weight gain, fatigue, dizziness, joint aches, and sensitivity to cold, frequent infections, dry skin, insomnia, headaches, brittle nails, loss of libido, cold hands and feet, hair loss, ringing in the ears, hoarse voice and so on.Meanwhile, approximately 65% of the Americans are overweight while 27% are obese. According to many studies, an underactive thyroid is the main cause of weight problems, especially in women.
Due to coconut’s oil saturated fat, the body is not hampered with oxidative stress. However, compared to vegetable oils, it doesn’t require the enzyme stress. Hence, the coconut oil is processed differently in the body and doesn’t need to be broken down with the help of enzyme-dependent processes. The liver may help rebuild cell membranes and increase the production of enzyme since it is the place where damage from oxidized and rancid oil and the conversation of T4 to T3 happens as well.Although further research on this topic is necessary, there are many studies that discovered that there are positive effects on people replacing polyunsaturated oils with coconut oil. For instance, Sharon and Donna have experienced significant improvements in their thyroid health.
“I’ve started using coconut oil long time ago, since September 2002. Although you may think that this is not a long time, I have to strongly confirm that it had completely changed my life and the lives of my family and friends too. Ever since I started on coconut oil, my weight actually went up, but I felt great as well! I was on Cytomel and Synthroid for many years, but I was feeling even worse. What is more, I also removed the soy, all fatty acids, and the refined sugar too. Likewise, I stopped using the thyroid meds because my energy levels were increased and I was having troubles with sleeping. My one and only goal was to be healthy and I strongly believed the proper diet and exercise routine will help me to eliminate the weight.”
Sharon states the following:
“Ever since I have children, I am facing the same problem with weight gain and sluggish metabolism. Unfortunately, even the no-calorie diet for 5 days did not manage to help me. However, when I started using Virgin Coconut Oil, I lost even 20 pounds. Namely, during the same period, my 13-year-old daughter, who was very chubby managed to lose even 10 pounds. Today, she has the perfect figure and some old pants she was wearing a year ago hang loose on her!”
How to Nourish Your Thyroid
- You need to take zinc, vitamin E, vitamin C, B vitamins, and selenium supplements too.
- You should consume iodine-rich foods like kelp powder, black seaweed, and smaller coldwater fish
- Instead of consuming salad dressings which are packed with unhealthy fats, make sure to prepare your own
- Make sure to consume healthy oils like extra virgin olive oil, butter, and coconut oil
- Exercise regularly
- Limit exposure to fluoride and mercury
- Consume cranberries and radishes regularly