I have been using extra virgin coconut oil for awhile now. I use it both topically for acne and moisturizer/conditioner as well as take 3 tablespoons per day. I also use it in soaps, shampoos, etc. I would recommend EVCO (Extra Virgin Coconut Oil) to anybody! I also use it for adrenal fatigue and hypothyroidism. It has been one of the best things I have done as far as treatment of my symptoms goes. I am only taking supplements and treating my disease naturally. Coconut oil is my number one and apple cider vinegar. Both used for adrenal/thyroid problems in addition to my supplements.
Beverly, for the ACV: I use 1-2 tablespoons in 10-12 ounces of water. Put in some honey or pure maple syrup to help it go down easier. Just something to naturally sweeten it. The reason it has helped me mainly with my thyroid problem is my puffiness and weight gain. It has drastically reduced my overall "puff" as I call it. Also, it really helps to energize plus has an overall cleansing effect. I really felt so light and energized within just a few days of using this. I have had no other side effects, so I'd say give it a shot. It can't hurt that's for sure. However, I will note that I take no prescription medications, but on the same note, I have never known of it interfering with thryoid problems. I hope that helps you!
Beverly, I am sorry I forgot the coconut oil part! I have been using this about the same amount of time as ACV and I think it's helped drastically. With the thryoid issues I have had really awful looking skin. Not just acne trouble, but overall my skin just looked terrible. Since using it, I have had a few people complient my skin! I was so excited! I still have some acne, but as far as skin tone, it's amazing. Also, it's helped with acne scarring. For my thyroid, EVCO (Extra Virgin Coconut Oil) will definitely help boost thyroid function. I've read that it helps people with a sweet tooth and it will help you lose weight if you're looking to do so. Also, since I started having thyroid trouble, I always got cold hands and feet and just seemed to have poor circulation. It has really helped with this. I have started cooking with it, taking it, using it topically, etc. I really use it for everything! Give it a try too if you've got any of those symptoms: cold feet and hands, weight gain and puffiness, headaches too-used to get one every single day, skin problems, etc. I really have nothing bad to say about ACV or EVCO. Again, might read up on it if you take prescription meds, but overall, I don't know that it would interfere. I hope that this helped you.
VIRGIN COCONUT OIL FOR HYPOTHYROID AND ADRENAL EXHAUSTION SYMPTOMS. I have been experiencing hypothyroid symtoms as well as adrenal exhaustion symptoms for 6 months. My Medical Doctor did blood and urine tests as well as an MRI because I was experiencing headaches, low body temperature, extreme fatigue, earaches, muscle and joint pain. All tests came back normal. Liver function normal, thyroid normal, B12 normal, iron normal. Naturopath did allergy testing, autoimmune and thyroid tests. Thyroid TSH, T3 and T4 all were in optimal ranges. No allergies to foods. Negative to autoimmune test. I began on my own taking nutritional support for my Adrenals. I purchased a book and took all the recommended supplements for Severe Adrenal Fatigue. My morning temperatures were consistently in the lower 97 degree F. I ate well, eliminating junk food and sugary foods. My morning temperature dropped into the 96 degree F range. In desperation, I began taking Virgin Coconut oil, starting with 2 teaspoons on day 1, then 3 teaspoons on day 2. 3 Tablespoons on day 3. After 4 days of VCO 3 tablespoons a day I was able to do light exercise. Before that I was barely able to make it through a day. My legs felt like lead. I worked 4 days a week at a sitdown job and would be in bed for 3 days. After 9 days of 3 tablespoons of Virgin Coconut Oil a day I had nerve zapping in my right leg and right shoulder at night. Since that time I have had no nerve zaps and the pain in my left shoulder due to Adrenal Fatigue is 98% better. I have been able to exercise vigorously. If I reduce to 1 tablespoons a day my body aches. At 3 tablespoons a day I have energy and have no body aches. My morning temperatures have gone up a degree, 97-98 F. I've been taking Virgin Coconut Oil for a month and a half.
Megan, Could you please explain more about your use of ACV and coconut oil for thyroid trouble. I am hypothyroid and thought ACV worked against your thyroid in this case? I love the benefits of ACV otherwise and would like to know how you use it? Thanks, Bev.