These days majority of Americans suffer from symptoms like weight gain, loss of libido, ringing in the ears, hair loss, brittle nails, constipation, fatigue, sensitivity to cold, headaches, insomnia, dry skin, cold hands and feet, frequent infections, dizziness, hoarse voice, and joint aches.
Nearly 65% of the American population is overweight, 27% is clinically obese. It has been scientifically shown that the underlying cause of weight issues, particularly among women, is an underactive thyroid.
Since coconut oil is saturated and very stable fat, the body is not hampered with oxidative stress. Unlike vegetable oils, it doesn’t require the enzyme stress, preventing T4 to T3 hormone conversion. Being stable oil is not the only reason for this, though. It is processed differently in the body and doesn’t need to be broken down with assistance of enzyme-dependent processes.
In addition to this, given that the liver is the place where damage from oxidized and rancid oils as well as a conversion of T4 to T3 occurs, removing long-chain fats from the diet and swapping them from medium-chain fats found in coconut oil, may eventually help rebuild cell membranes and increase enzyme production.
Although further research on the topic needs to be done, people replacing polyunsaturated oils with coconut oil are reporting many positive effects. For instance, Donna and Sharon have undergone notable improvements in her thyroid health.