Many studies have examined the link between weight loss, metabolism and coconut oil. According to these studies, coconut oil has direct effect in suppressing inflammation and repairing tissue, and it may also contribute by inhibiting harmful intestinal microorganisms that cause chronic inflammation. Coconut oil is rich in powerful fatty acids which boost the metabolism, stimulate weight loss and provide your body with energy. The main reason why conventional pharmaceutical treatments are ineffective for more than 80% of people with underactive thyroid is because hypothyroidism is an autoimmune disease.
Five Signs that Your Thyroid Might Be Having Trouble
- You are feeling exhausted
Feeling tired and without energy are issues associated with lots of conditions, but they are strongly linked with hypothyroidism, the disorder that’s the result of too little thyroid hormone. People who sleep enough, 8-10 hours and they still feel exhausted and tired, may have underactive thyroid.
- What about jittery and anxious?
Anxiety and feeling weird are associated with hypothyroidism, when the thyroid gland is making too much thyroid hormone. Flooded with consistent “all systems go” messages, your metabolism and whole body may spin into overdrive. If you just can’t relax, your thyroid may be hyper.
- You have lost your interest in sex
Having little or no desire in the sack, could be a side effect of a thyroid disorder. Too little thyroid hormone could be a contributor to a low libido, but the cumulative impact of other hypothyroidism symptoms-weight gain, low energy, body aches and pains-could also play a part.
- Digestive issue
A common symptom of hypothyroidism is constipation, while frequent bowel movements and diarrhea are associated with hypothyroidism.
- Excessive weight gain
Inexplicable and rapid weight gain is usually associated with thyroid disease and you have to consult your doctor.
Other signs that your thyroid is in trouble:
- Hair loss
- Joint aches
- Frequent viral infections
- Hoarse voice
- Sensitivity to cold/heat
- Fluid retention/swelling
If you have more than three of these, than you have to consult your doctor.
The question is, why thyroid medications don’t work?
Simply gobbling up hormone replacement medication without addressing the root of the problem will not promote health. It is a band-aid solution that so frequently defines Western medicine. It is very important to understand what happens in an autoimmune disease. First and foremost this conditions causes to body to attack itself in the same fashion that it would attack a foreign invader, such as a virus or bacteria. The attack causes inflammation which suppress thyroid hormones and also decreases the responsiveness of thyroid reception. You can pump all thyroid medication you want in your body, but if your receptor are not keen, it won’t help at all.
Coconut Oil: Healthy choice
Traditionally, polyunsaturated oils such as soybean oil have been used for livestock feed because they cause the animals to gain weight. These oils are made up of what is known as long-chain fatty acids – the king of fatty acids that promote weight loss. Unhealthy diet and high blood sugar levels can have a significant impact on the thyroid function.
Dr. Rey Peat says:
“Coconut oil is unique in its ability to prevent weight gain or cure obesity, by stimulating metabolism. It is quickly metabolized and works in some way as antioxidant.
Making Coconut oil part of your diet
Melted coconut oil can be used with curries, stir fries or as a salad dressing. It is an excellent substitute for vegetable oil in baking. It is also widely used for cosmetic purpose, because it has the ability to nourish your skin and hair. If you consume the coconut oil regularly it can significantly improve the function of the thyroid gland. There are also many other foods which can positively affect the thyroid. These include gluten-free and anti –inflammatory foods which will also improve your heart health.