Millions of people deal with any type of thyroid malfunction. Some of the most common symptoms include weight gain or loss, constipation, fatigue, joint pain, loss of libido, headache, dizziness, ringing in ears, hair loss, brittle nails, sensitivity to cold, insomnia, dry skin, cold feet and hands, recurrent infections, hoarse voice, etc.
Statistics shows that over 65% of Americans are overweight. About 27% of these are obese. Yes, it’s that bad.
These numbers are pretty alarming as obesity is directly linked to the thyroid gland, especially in women with hypothyroid disorder.
Coconut oil is a healthy fat. It’s stable and is not damaged when exposed to oxidation stress. It’s one of the healthiest oils you will ever use, as it prevents the conversion and procession f of T3 and T4 hormones. It doesn’t need enzymes to be broken down.
The liver is commonly damaged by oxidation stress, rancid oils and conversions from T4 to T3. Eliminate long-chain fats from your diet, and stick to medium-chain fats found in coconut oil. This can help your body to rebuild cell membranes and release more enzymes.
Researchers recommend coconut oil to patients dealing with thyroid issues.
This was the case of Donna and Sharon. They had the same problem.
Sharon started using coconut oil in September 2002. It changed her life, and she was feeling better than ever.
Sharon was given Cytomel and Synthroid to treat her hypothyroid condition. Her health didn’t improve, and she decided to use coconut oil. Sharon eliminated trans fats, sugar and soy from her diet, and did a full-body detox once in a while.
The woman felt better at the very same moments she stopped using her prescription drugs. She was full of energy and didn’t sleep as much as she used to before.
She gained weight in the first three weeks, and then lost the extra pounds. Then, she tried to eliminate the coconut oil from her diet, but her efforts gave her a terrible fatigue.
Donna was sluggish, her metabolism was running slow, and she kept gaining weight even when she was starving for several days in a row.
She started using coconut oil, and her body fat disappeared. Her overall health improved, and she got rid of 20 pounds.
Nourish your thyroid gland, and take care of its optimal function.
- Eat more healthy fats such as coconut oil, olive oil and butter
- Avoid anything that has something to do with mercury and fluoride
- Exercise more often
- Don’t use store-bought salad dressings (these have dangerous amounts of salt), and make your own at home
- Eat foods rich in iodine – kelp, black seaweed, coldwater fish, kombu
- Use supplements – vitamins B, C and E, zinc and selenium
Source: Healthy Food House