admin | June 15, 2015 | Health |
Americans tend to suffer from symptoms such as: cold hands and feet, low body temperature, sensitivity to cold, constant feeling of chilliness, headaches, insomnia, dry skin, puffy eyes, hair loss, brittle nails, joint pain, constipation, mental dullness, fatigue, frequent infections, hoarse voice, ringing in the ears, dizziness, loss of libido, and weight gain, which in some cases can be uncontrollable.
Around 65% of the population is overweight, while 27% of all Americans are clinically obese. Poor thyroid function could be the number one cause of weight gain, especially in women, according to scientists.
Coconut oil is saturated and stable. If kept at room temperature, unrefined coconut oil can be used within 3-5 years. It doesn’t burden the body with additional oxidative stress, as vegetable oils do. It doesn’t oxidative stress common for vegetable oils.This comes not only because it’s stable, but also because the body absorbs it in a different way, unlike long-chain fatty acids, that require enzyme dependent processes.
Oxidized and rancid oils cause cell membrane damage that mostly affects the liver. Replacing long-chain fatty acids from the diet with medium-chain fatty acids contained in coconut oil can rebuild cell membranes and increase enzyme production that will promote the conversion of T4 to T3 hormones, since the conversion of T4 to T3 also takes place in the liver.
But, please note that this requires a more thorough scientific research. However, switching from polyunsaturated oil to coconut oil provides many positive results. Donna, who has experienced significant improvement in her thyroid function, explains:
“Although it doesn’t seem long, I’ve been on coconut oil since September 2002. It has completely changed my life and the lives of my family and friends. Even though my weight actually went up when I started on coconut oil, I felt so great!”
“I was on Synthroid and Cytomel for years, being hypothyroid. However, I had inconsistent results. 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.”
“Because I was getting too energetic and having trouble sleeping, my thyroid meds were discontinued.”
“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.”
Source: Healthy Food House