REASON TO EAT COCONUT OIL # 5: COCONUT OIL BOOSTS THYROID FUNCTION
If you head to the Mayoclinic or Webmd you’ll find NOTHING positive about coconut oil, especially when it comes to its ability to boost thyroid levels and metabolic rate.
But, if you’re anything like me, you’ve been questioning WHY:
Why 34% of adults are affected with Metabolic syndrome (source)
Why over 20 million of Americans have some form of thyroid disease (source)
Why our consumption of polyunsaturated oils has increased since the early 1900s
Most people are unaware that hypothyroidism is an autoimmune disease and this is one of the main reasons why conventional pharmaceutical treatments are ineffective. Taking replacement thyroid hormones without addressing the underlying immune imbalance is like trying to change the type of oil in your engine with the hope that your transmission will stop failing…useless.
In order to truly address thyroid problems you need to reduce INFLAMMATION, because inflammation decreases the conversion of T4 to T3. T4 is the inactive form of thyroid hormone. The body has to convert it to the active T3 form before it can be used.
Coconut oil reduces inflammation and supports a healthy liver ensuring an efficient T4 to T3 conversion.
REASON TO EAT COCONUT OIL # 6: COCONUT OIL KILLS CANDIDA FUNGUS
In a new study, published in the American Society for Microbiology’s journal Sphere, researchers found that coconut oil can fight a bloodstream infection caused by the Candida albicans fungus, according to The Medical Daily.
Symptoms of candida overgrowth are:
Skin and nail fungal infections, such as athlete’s foot or toenail fungus
Feeling tired and worn down, or suffering from chronic fatigue or fibromyalgia
Digestive issues such as bloating, constipation, or diarrhea
Autoimmune diseases such as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis, lupus, psoriasis, scleroderma, or multiple sclerosis
Difficulty concentrating, poor memory, lack of focus, ADD, ADHD, and brain fog
Skin issues like eczema, psoriasis, hives, and rashes
Irritability, mood swings, anxiety, or depression
Vaginal infections, urinary tract infections, rectal itching, or vaginal itching
Severe seasonal allergies or itchy ears
Strong sugar and refined carbohydrate cravings
It’s estimated by recent research from Rice University shows that 70 percent of all people are affected by Candida, a systemic fungal infection.