Thyroid disorders affect millions of people around the world and are responsible for problems such as weight gain or weight loss, joint pain, fatigue, headaches, dizziness, loss of libido, brittle hair and nails, sensitivity to cold or hot, dry skin, insomnia and other diseases and conditions. According to studies, about 65% of the American population is either overweight or obese, and besides the unhealthy diet and lifestyle, thyroid disorders are also to blame.
The common thyroid disorder drugs doctors prescribe are often inefficient and come with a host of adverse side-effects, but luckily, there’s one natural ingredient that can help – coconut oil. Coconut oil is made up of saturated fat and other compounds which can prevent oxidative stress in the body and control the conversion of T3 and T4 hormones. In this way, it can rebuild your cell membranes and reverse all the damage done to the liver, while also regulating your thyroid hormone production which will result in better overall health. According to many scientists, consuming polyunsaturated fats found in coconut oil can treat most thyroid problems and the symptoms that come with them.
One of our readers managed to resolve her thyroid problems using nothing but coconut oil. After being diagnosed with thyroid disorder, the woman was put on a therapy consisting of Cytomel and Synthroid, two common thyroid drugs. However, she didn’t experience any improvements after a while. After doing some research on her own, she stumbled upon an article which said that coconut oil can improve the function of the thyroid and regulate the production of hormones in the human body. She eliminated sugar, soy and trans fats from her diet and started consuming coconut oil, and after a few months, she was completely free of the problem! The woman got off the thyroid drugs and proceeded with the coconut oil treatment, regaining her energy levels and resolving the sleeping problems that were caused by the thyroid disorder. Her weight was again back up, her metabolism was much improved, and she got rid of the fatigue that was harming her before.
In order to avoid thyroid dysfunction, experts recommend staying hydrated, eating a healthy diet and leading a healthy lifestyle in general. Avoid exposure to fluoride and mercury, and make sure to cut down your sodium intake as well. Avoid processed food, store-bough salad dressings, fast food and sodas and start cooking your own meals at home. Stay physically active and take zinc, vitamin C, B and E supplements to support your thyroid gland and keep your hormone production and overall health in check.