Many Americans suffer more and more from signs like loss of libido, weight gain, ear ringing, hair loss, constipation, brittle nails, fatigue, cold sensitivity, insomnia, headache, dry skin, cold feet and hands, infections, dizziness, joint aches, hoarse voice and more.
Almost 65% Americans are overweight, 27% obese. This is proven with facts and linked to weight issues too, especially seen in women with hypothyroid.
The coconut oil is a saturated and stable fat so the body is not damaged by oxidation stress. Unlike veggie oils, this needs no enzyme stress, prevents T3 and T4 hormones conversion and is fast processed in the body. It does not need to be broken down with enzyme dependent processes.
Also, the liver is the organ where oxidation damage happens and also damage from rancid oils, conversions from T4 to T3, removal of long chain fats and switching from medium chain fats (of coconut) can rebuild cell membranes and make more enzymes.
More research needs to be done and people switch to polyunsaturated oils like coconut for better results. For example, Donna and Sharon had seen many improvements in the thyroid.
Sharon also adds that she used coconut since 2002 September and this seems like a short time but this changed her life and the life of family and friends. The weight went UP but the health too! Having hypothyroid means taking Cytomel and Synthroid for years, but the results were bad. Other changes besides coconut were soy removal, trans fats removal, sugar removal and seasonal cleanses.
The thyroid meds were stopped by the doctor and she got too much energy and insomnia too. She was a sleepaholic, but in this period the weight was steady up to the last 3 weeks when it went down. The goal was health above all and she thought with the right diet the weight would shed. She tried to remove coconut oil, but the energy was low after this and she did not feel good, Donna says.
Also, Sharon adds that she had the problem of sluggishness, weight gain and slow metabolism just the same. Even with no calorie diets for 5 days, it was the same. When she took the virgin coconut oil, fat melted and she lost 20 lbs. during this time, her 13 y. old daughter was chubby too and ate many fatty foods. After this method she lost 10 lbs. now she looks amazing and her clothes are loose.
Nourishing the thyroid – tips:
- Eat healthy oils like olive oil, coconut, butter
- Avoid salad dressings with salts and fats and make them at home
- Eat iodine foods like black seaweed, kelp, coldwater fish, kombu
- Get supplements: zinc, B, selenium, C and E
- Limit mercury and fluoride
Source and image source: besthealthyguide.com