Nowadays problems with the thyroid are very often and millions of people all around the world fight with these issues. The side effects of theses ailments are unfortunately many like headaches, fatigue, dizziness, ear ringing, weight gain or loss, constipation, joint pain, libido loss, hair loss, brittle nails, dry skin, cold sensitivity, cold feet and hands, infections, hoarse voice, insomnia, etc.
According to many conducted studies the weight issue like obesity is very much related to the occurrence of thyroid issue. Namely, 65% of the American population is overweight, and 27% of these people are obese. Women mostly suffer from hypothyroid disorders.
However, there are certain foods that can help you in the treatment of a thyroid issue, and one of them is the use of coconut oil.
This healthy oil is saturated fat which is stable and it is not damaged as a result of oxidation stress. It prevents the conversion and processing of T3 and T4 hormones, it does not require enzyme stress, and it does not need to be broken down with the enzymes.
The body organ that is greatly affected by oxidation damage and damage from rancid oils and the conversions from T4 to T3 is the liver. But, the elimination of long chain fats and the switch from medium chain fats (of coconut) can rebuild cell membranes and produce more enzymes.
For that reason, many researchers strongly advise the intake of more polyunsaturated fats like coconut oil, as it has been proven to be very helpful in the case of thyroid disorders.
Many people used it and confirm its amazing benefits like in the cases of Donna and Sharon.
Donna heard of the benefits of this oil and because of that started to use it in September 2002. She did gain weight, but her health was substantially boosted.
Before that she was on a therapy of Cytomel and Synthroid, but there were no great improvements. As a result of that, she started taking the coconut oil and as well as removed the trans fat, soy, sugar from her diet. She also from time to time underwent a body cleanse. This helped her a lot with her thyroid issue.
On the other hand, Sharon, gained a lot of weight as a result of this health issue, she continued to gain weight even though she was starving for 5 days. This was a result of very slow metabolism, but when she implemented the coconut oil into her diet, her health started to improve, and the body fat melted which lead to losing 20 pounds of her weight.
Tips how to properly nourish the thyroid and keep its optimal function:
Take in healthy oils like butter, coconut and olive oil.
Eat foods that are high in iodine like kombu, kelp, black seaweed, and coldwater fish.
Avoid the intake of salad dressings that are high in salt, and make sure to prepare them at home.
Lower the exposure to fluoride and mercury.
Take supplements: vitamin C, B, and E, zinc, selenium.