The majority of Americans suffer from the following health issues: poor circulation, frequent infections, dizziness, hoarse voice, sensitivity to cold, headaches, hair loss, brittle nails, constipation, fatigue, insomnia, dry skin and joint pain without any specific cause.
More than half of the Americans are overweight, while 27% are obese. Most of these problems including weight loss among women have been caused by an overactive thyroid.
Coconut oil is rich in saturated fats and may prevent oxidative stress in the body. Unlike vegetable oils, it doesn’t need to be broken down with the assistance of enzyme-dependent processes, making it far better for the body. Besides this, coconut oil also contains medium-chain fatty acids which can rebuild your cell membranes and improve enzyme production. Although further research is needed, replacing polyunsaturated oils with coconut oil has helped many people lead a healthier life. Here are two confessions:
“I’ve been on coconut oil since September 2002 and, although, that doesn’t seem like long, it has changed my life and the lives of my family and friends. My weight actually went UP when I started on coconut oil but I felt so GREAT! Being hypothyroid, I was on Synthroid and Cytomel and had been for years, but with inconsistent results and feeling worse. Other changes besides the addition of coconut oil were the complete removal of soy (and that is a major challenge in itself!), all trans fatty acids, no refined sugar, and organ cleanses seasonally.
My thyroid meds were discontinued with my doctor’s knowledge as I was getting too energetic and having trouble sleeping! [Imagine], from being a ‘sleepaholic’ couch potato that was cold! My weight stayed steady until the last three weeks and it has now started the downward move. My goal was health and just believed the weight would come off when I found the right diet and exercise routine that my life was comfortable with. I’ve tried removing the coconut oil but my energy drops and I don’t feel as good,” Donna says.
Another woman named Sharon has also praised the effects of coconut oil on her overall wellbeing: “I have had the same problem with sluggish metabolism and weight gain since having children. Even a no-calorie diet (fast) for 5 days did not work. As soon as I started taking Virgin Coconut Oil, the fat began to melt and I have lost 20 pounds. Over the same period of time, my 13-year-old daughter who was very chubby and very worried about it, but could not bring up the self-control to renounce some of her favorite fatty foods, lost about 10 pounds. She now has the perfect figure, to her great joy! Pants she was bulging out of a year ago hang loose on her!”
In order to improve your thyroid health, you need to add coconut oil extra-virgin olive oil and butter to your diet. Avoid eating commercial salad dressings that contain unhealthy fats and prepare your own dressings at home. Iodine-rich foods such as black seaweed, kelp, kombu and Coldwater fish can also help. We also suggest taking zinc, selenium and vitamin B, C and E supplements, as well as drinking cranberry juice every day and limiting your exposure to mercury and fluoride. Exercising is important too, so make sure you have at least 30 minutes of physical activity a day.