I began taking coconut oil about June 1st this summer, primarily for my long term hypothyroidism. Now not yet 3 months later I am completely off my synthroid and cytomel. I was on more than 300 mcg for about 7 years. It has changed my life. I feel so much better than I did on the thyroid meds. I am not cold, I am sleeping better. It made a herpes outbreak completely dissappear in 4 hours when applied topically. my periods which have been abnormal all my life are normalizing,(I am 45) and I am finding that I am eating smaller meals and more satisfied and not hungry. I swear I can hear the click in my head that says I have had enough to eat! Ive lost 10 lbs. I attribute it all to 4tbsp VCO a day(2w bfst/1w lunch/1w dinner) and also trace minerals, and fish oil. none or very little bread and refined carbs. I did have a day of scary high blood pressure symptoms, after which I reduced my meds by 1/3rd, and the symptoms went away. A wwk or so later when I began feeling the same things again, I reduced my meds again and again until I quit all together. the last step is to get my blood levels tested by my doc, just to confirm I am doing as great as I feel, tho I am starting to think it is not necessary, except to gloat to my dr.
(Los Angeles, Ca)
(Feltham, Middlesex, United Kingdom)
I have been battling hypothyroidism for 8 yrs now, i gained 82 lbs over the yrs,diet after diet failed umtil i started on coconut oil and let me tell you that in 2 months of taking coconut oil combined with a low carb diet, i have lost 35 lbs feel great energetic again, on my way of losing all the weight i plan to lose an aditional 40 lbs by december since i"ve taking the coconut oil softgels i have not had any side effect coconut oil is the miracle oil but again combined with a low carb diet.
I have read a lot of the comments about the VCO and its problems. i have been taking VCO & ACV (Read my testimonial) for over 10 years. In addition to both of these natural cures I also take 1/2 lemon & 1 tbsp. of Sea Salt each day with 8 oz. of warm water. This lemon/sea salt drink is a natural cleanser for your liver & digestive tract. If anyone is scared of the VCO causing liver problems then this might benefit them. The VCO does give you a oily discharge and gas but the benefits far outweigh the negative. I have taken several body cleanses and the natural, cheap and easiest way to do a body cleanse is to take the VCO twice daily (I mix mine with vanilla yogurt) and you will dispel the parasites that cause illnesses and clean your intestinal tract that when old food is not dispelled causes diseases. I do the lemon drink first thing then my VCO with yogurt and then my ACV & water and I am ready with so much energy to start my day. I have my thyroid and weight under control due to this regimen.
I also use VCO instead of body lotion or hair conditioner. I had very dry hair, skin and cuticles due to a thyroid problem but once I started the VCO it went away. I also make a VCO & Sea Salt scrub that does double duty because it opens your pores of the skin to dispel toxins and softens your skin. I am a 48 year old red head grandmother that looks in her 30's because of this great oil. I have 3 incurable diseases that I take no medication for except for my thyroid medication and my dosage keeps getting smaller & smaller each time my blood work is done.
I have found many cures for illnesses that are natural and have not been to a doctor in 4 years except for my yearly Lupus physical.
I started taking it because I read it could help regulate my thyroid. Even tho medicated for my hypothyroid, I continue to have symptoms. I began coconut oil and found I had to reduce my levothyroxine by 1/3 2 weeks after starting taking about 3 tbsp daily. I am hoping it will continue to get better!
My daughter and I are experimenting with the coconut oil and have seen some great results immediately. Her thyroid is working at 20 percent and the swelling is already going down after one week. I am taking it for the overall effects and also an organic liquid vitamin and am feeling great and have more energy. There are some small spots that look like melanoma from the sun and I'm putting the oil directly on them. I'm hoping to see results from that. Will keep you posted. I'm so happy we came across this. It's also helped with a very sensitive stomach.
I have been suffering with the symptoms describing hypothyroidism. Last week I started the EVCO and added the ACV, of course, decided to throw in the molasses. I will keep you all posted on my progress, trying to feel better and lose the 40 pounds I have picked up. Today I write because I have come up with a great drink. It kills two birds with one stone. Here goes: ONE LARGE MUG 2 BAGS OF LIPTON CARMEL TRUFFLE TEA ONE TBSP EVCO [Extra Virgin Coconut Oil] ONE TBPS BLACK STRAP MOLASSES ONE HALF TO ONE TBSP HONEY POUR BOILING WATER OVER THE INGREDIENTS IN MUG AND STIR GENTLY WHILE STEEPING TO MELT THE COCONUT OIL.
I could not stand the taste of the molasses, however it is so yummy in this tea. Hope you like it. I have noticed since the evco and acv that like most everyone else, my ENERGY has soared, skin soft, body temp up, hair and nails gowing, dry seriously cracking heels softer and healing (using oil dirrectly) no more claritin, sleeping better, brighter outlook. This is only my seventh day. At first I seemed to gain a little weight, but just today I noticed the scale is down 1 pound. I am keeping at it and will keep you posted.
I have been taking virgin coconut oil for eight months now because I read it will help regulate my thyroid. I am hyper-thyroid and have been on medication for the past four years.Last month I stopped my meds. because I was told my thyroid is in remission now. I believe the oil is what helped me.
(Regina, Sk, Canada)
Hypothyroid / Coconut Oil: I suffer from hypothyroid and have taken levoxyl for about 7 years. I also have suffered with fatigue for most of my 47 years for a wide variety of reasons (anemia, depression, hypothyroid, sleep apnea, RLS). It seems I have every condition that can rob one of sleep and energy. Anyway, I was looking for a natural form of thyroid support and came upon information about coconut oil being helpful (about two weeks ago). I just found this wonderful site this week, which I intend to frequent OFTEN, and I thought I'd contribute my experience with coconut oil. So far (2 weeks) I have a bit more energy. I have gained about 8 pounds since January (I tend to be slim), which I want to lose. I hope the energy helps the weight loss. I'll keep you posted.
My co-worker introduced me to Coconut Oil. I suffer from dry skin and Thyroid problems. I must admit it has made a major difference in my life! I take it orally every morning and I have noticed a healthy, glowing complexion on my face. I also use it on my skin and I cook with it as well. My overall feeling of using CO is very good because I believe that I've felt healthier since taking it!
I had a low functioning thyroid, very dry hair and skin. Since taking the Virgin Coconut Oil I no longer need my thyroid meds. My hair is soft and silky and my skin has dramatically improved. I cook with it and I also put it on my face 2x per day. What a miracle, I have also noticed an increase in energy. Other cure I found for it was diaper rash. My baby had a really bad rash while teething, her bottom would bleed and none of the creams at the store seemed to do anything at all, so I tried the coconut oil and with one application her bottom cleared up dramatically and the next day it was completely gone!
I take Virgin Coconut Oil for thyroid function. It has cured flaky skin, cholesterol, glucose. I dropped almost 10 points on glucose, my skin is so soft I feel new! My good cholesterol was raised by 10 points, also. I am careful to take this everyday at the same time, with the same amount ingested (1 Tablespoon). I have never experienced any of the problems reported. It has made my skin so soft that my husband has to touch me all the time!! He can't believe the difference! I have always been very careful of eating right and exercising--this fits right in with my other regimes.
I know among many other things that pure Virgin Coconut oil helps thyroid, regulates body temp. Tropical Traditions website has the best info, product, and prices as well as giving the money from sales to the islanders who actually produce it. I provide health product recommendations to people and this is one of my top items, along with Apple Cider Vinegar.
HI, JUST WANTED TO SHARE MY STORY WHICH DEVELOPED A YEAR AGO. I WENT TO FLA FOR THE WINTER TO HELP MY AUNT AND UNCLE . THEY EAT TONS OF SOY PRODUCTS AND I BEGAN TO EAT WITH THEM. AFTER TWO MONTHS MY HEART BEGAN TO RACE , MY SKIN BECAME DRY, I WAS CONSTIPATED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MY LIFE, MY HAIR STATED TO FALL OUT, I FELT LIKE I HAD A LUMP IN MY THROAT AND I HAD TO COUGH EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE TO CLEAR IT AND I HAD PAIN IN MY NECK AREA OFF AND ON ALL THE TIME. IN THE SUMMER I RETURN TO MICHIGAN BECAUSE MY FATHER WAS ILL. I WENT THROUGH TWO MONTHS OF RACING HEART BEATS ONE DAY THE NEXT DAY FEELING LIKE A MACK TRUCK RAN ME OVER AND THAN ABOUT A WEEK LATER MY HEART WOULD SKIP BEATS FOR 48 HOURS. I WOULD FEEL BETTER FOR A FEW DAYS AND THAN ANOTHER ATTACK OF RACING HEART BEATS....ETC.. THIS WENT ON BACK AND FORTH. WHEN MY HEART WAS RACING I FELT HYPER MY BASAL TEMPERATURE WAS 98.6. ON THE DAYS MY HEART WAS SKIPPING BEATS MY BASAL TEMPERATURE WAS 97 AND I COULD NOT GET WARM. I BECAME VERY SCARED AND WENT TO A DOCTOR BECAUSE I THOUGHT I HAD HEART PROBLEMS. I HAD A BLOOD TEST DONE EVERYTHING WAS NORMAL BUT IT SHOWED I HAD BOTH ANTIBODIES AND THE DOCTOR DIAGNOISED ME WITH HASHIMOTO'S AND SAID I SHOULD BEGIN THYROID IMMEDIATELY. I TOLD HER I WAS GOING TO TRY ALTERNATIVE FIRST. I ASKED HER WHAT WOULD HAPPEN ON THE DAYS MY IMMUNE SYSTEM ATTACK MY THYROID IF ON THAT MORNING I ALSO TOOK THYROID MED. I PICTURED MY HEART EXPLODING. SHE COULDN'T ANSWER THAT SO I WAITED AND BEGAN MY OWN RESEARCH.
FIRST I STOPPED ALL SOY PRODUCTS. I HAD TO BE REAL CAREFUL WITH THIS BECAUSE I QUICKLY REALIZED THAT TO INGEST EVEN A LITTLE SOY THAT MAY BE HIDDEN IN BREAD ETC GAVE ME A VIOLENT REACTION.I BEGAN TO READ LABELS VERY CAREFULLY. BY THE WAY OUR FOOD IS INVADED BY SOY. AFTER STOPPING SOY MY THYROGLOBULIN AB ANTIBODY BECAME NORMAL IN TWO MONTHS AND IS STIIL NORMAL 8 MONTHS LATER. I DECIDED TO STOPPED EATING ALL FOODS THAT DECREASE THYROID PRODUCTION KNOW AS GOITROGENS , TO GO ON A GLUTEN FREE DIET AND I ALSO STOPPED DAIRY PRODUCTS BECAUSE OF THE CASEINS. EVERY DAY I TAKE SELENIUM, AND BECAUSE I DRANK REVERSE OSMOSIS WATER ALL MY LIFE AND WANTED TO GET MORE MINERALS I BOUGHT A WATER FILTER FROM AQUASANA THAT DOES NOT REMOVE THE MINERALS. I HAD QUESTIONED HAULING AND STORING THE REVERSE OSMOSIS WATER IN PLASTIC CONTAINERS THAT I WAS FILLING AT THE HEATH FOOD STORE. PCBS CAN LEACH INTO THE WATER AND PCBS DAMAGE THE THYROID GLAND. I GOT RID OF ALL MY PLASTIC CONTAINERS IN MY HOUSE AND REPLACED THEN WITH HEALTHY GLASS CONTAINERS.I ALSO MADE SURE I GOT 150 MCG OF IODINE A DAY AND IF I TOOK MORE THAN THAT I FELT HEPER THAT DAY. I DON'T HAVE HEART RACING BUT IT MADE ME NERVOUS, SO I AM CAREFUL WITH THE IODINE. I KNOW PEOPLE IN JAPAN GET ABOUT 12.5 MG IODINE A DAY .... BUT THINK ABOUT THIS...... HASHIMOTO'S DISEASE WAS DISCOVERED IN JAPAN AND JAPANESE PEOPLE EAT LOTS OF GOITROGENS IN THEIR DIET INCLUDING SOY WHICH CAUSE THE THYROID NOT TO ABSORB IODINE SO THAT IS WHY THEY CAN GET AWAY WITH THE AMOUNT OF IODINE THEY GET FROM EATING LOTS OF SEAWEED.
IN ANY CASE WHEN I STOPPED ALL GOITROGENS AND BEGAN IODINE THE PAIN IN MY NECK AREA COMPLETELY STOPPED WITHIN 24 HOURS AND HAS NOT RETURNED.I HAD ALSO BEGAN TO FEEL PAIN IN MY BREAST WHICH ALSO DISAPPEARED. I FELT GREAT ON 150/MCG A DAY. DURING THIS TRANSITION SINCE I MADE ALL THESE CHANGES MY TEST RESULTS ARE ALL NORMAL EXCEPT MY TPO AB IS STILL A LITTLE HIGH BUT EVERY TWO MONTHS IT DROPS 20 POINTS. IT WAS 141 AND NOW IT IS 120. I AM SURE IT WILL CONTINUE TO DROP UNTIL IT IS NORMAL. I AM FEELING SOOO MUCH BETTER. MY BASAL TEMPERATURE IS 98.2 EVERY MORNING.
FINALLY AFTER 10 MONTHS OF THIS WHOLE PROGRESS AND CHANGES I FOUND AN ALTERNATIVE HEALER IN MY AREA. HE WAS AMAZED BY MY PROGRESS AND THE DECISIONS I HAD TAKEN. HE SUGGESTED I ADD A HOMEOPHATHIC REMEDY CALLED THYROIDINUM 30X 2 PILLS 3 TIMES A DAY. I AM DOING THIS AND REALLY FEEL I AM ALMOST 100% HEALED. WHEN I THINK BACK TO THOSE TIMES MY HEART WAS ACTING UP SO BADLY I KNOW MY METABOLISUM WAS REALLY IN BAD SHAPE. I FEEL THE MAJOR CAUSE WAS THE SOY. IT TURNS OUT I AM ALLERGIC TO SOY, BUT EVEN SO 1/4 CUP OF SOY MILK WILL CAUSE THE TYHROID IN AN NON-ALLERGIC INDIVIDUAL TO WORK 50% LESS FOR 24 HOURS. I ALSO THINK IF YOU EAT A GOTEIREN TYPE FOOD ON THOSE DAYS AND MAYBE A FEW DAYS AFTERWARDS IT WOULD BE WISE TO INCREASE IODINE BUT THAN GO BACK TO A STARDARD DOSAGE. EVERY NIGHT BEFORE I RETIRE I TAKE 1/2 TEASPOON OF MAGNISIUM CITRATE IN A GLASS OF WATER THIS HEALS ME SLEEP LIKE A BABY. I HOPE MY EXPERIENCE CAN HELP SOMEONE OUT THERE. IF YOU WANT MORE INFORMATION ON ANY CHANGE I MADE IN MY DIET JUST GO ON LINE AND LOOK..SOY AND THYROID ,GLUTEN ETC.... THIS IS A GREAT SIGHT TO READ ALL ABOUT IT AS WELL.
GOD BLESS YOU ALL .....JEANINE.
(Manhattan, New York)
(Wellington, New Zealand)
Hello all, I have just rediscovered why low thyroid is becoming a major problem. It's the fluoride in tap water, juice, tea, wine, tooth paste etc that supresses thyroid and can cause a long list of chronic illnesses. It was actually originally used to lower thyroid in people who produced too much, therefore if you have too little, you need iodine and to avoid fluoride. Please see the Fluoride Action Network for facts and studies and in the mean time only drink and eat non-fluoridated water and foods! Http://www.fluoridealert.org/
Carbon filters cannot remove fluoride. You need ideally acess to a spring or to install a reverse osmosis water filter in your home if you live in a fluoridated community. I highly recomend you try to get fluoride out of your water at the local level.
A very easy to read and understand article on The Proper Assessment and Treatment of the Thyroid.
(Calgary, Alberta, Canada)