If you are experiencing symptoms like constipation, weight gain, fatigue, headaches, brittle nails, loss of libido, cold hands and feet, hair loss, ringing in the ears, hoarse voice, dizziness, joint pain, sensitivity to cold, frequent infections, dry skin and insomnia, it might be time to check your thyroid.
The fact that 65% of the U.S. citizens are overweight and 27% of them are clinically obese is both terrifying and concerning. Among the main reasons that cause weight gain is an under-active thyroid, a problem that more often strikes the female population.
Research has shown that coconut oil does your body good, and it’s not a cure, but it sure helps by stimulating the metabolism and energy boosting. You can lose 12 – 36 pounds a year simply by changing the types of oils used in everyday cooking and food preparation.
Unlike other vegetable oils that we use or those used in commercially-prepared foods which may, in fact, be the worst villains in the spread of thyroid diseases, coconut oil is one of the most stable oils and does not require the enzyme stress and it prevents the conversion of T4 to T3 hormone. It is important to stress that coconut oil has been a blessing to many people, because won’t turn easily to trans fatty acids when heated, making it one of the best oils to cook with.
What to do in order to take care for your thyroid?
1. Use only healthy oils like extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil, and butter in your diet. Avoid all other cooking oils and when buying food if soybean is used, just don’t buy it.
2. Exercise regularly. Do exercises that fit your energy level and if you are not the active type you can start by walking
3. Limit exposure to fluoride and mercury, that is why you should buy toothpaste without fluoride and avoid tuna and swordfish
4. Consume blueberries and radishes regularly. A juice out of this ingredients can be quite beneficial.
5. Take Zinc, Vitamin E, Vitamin C, B Vitamins and Selenium Supplements
6. Consume foods rich in iodine which is present in sea vegetables, small cold-water fish such as salmon and halibut, seafood and eggs.
7. Be aware of commercial salad dressings that are full of unhealthy fats, you can prepare a natural homemade salad dressing that is healthy and just as tasty.
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