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6 Ways Coconut Oil Can Benefit Those With Thyroid Problems

August 18, 2019


Coconut oil has many health benefits that
are well-documented. However, one recently discovered benefit is
that coconut oil can help treat symptoms of hypothyroidism, or an under-active thyroid. Hypothyroidism occurs when the body’s thyroid
gland does not make enough hormones to allow the body to function appropriately. Coconut oil contains a fatty acid called lauric
acid, which has anti-inflammatory properties. Coconut oil also contains capric acid, which
has antimicrobial and antiviral properties. It is recommended that you use extra virgin
coconut oil for the best health benefits. One tablespoon of extra virgin coconut oil
should be consumed daily. It can be added to hot beverages, such as
tea or coffee, and added to daily cooking, drizzled over a salad or added to a smoothie. Today’s video will discuss health issues
that coconut oil can help treat. 1. Metabolism When the body’s thyroid is under-active,
it can cause the body to feel fatigued and without energy. The fatty acids in coconut oil help the fats
in the body convert to energy. This, in turn, boosts the body’s metabolic
rate. 2. Weight Loss One of the most major symptoms of an under-active
thyroid is unexplained weight gain. The weight is very hard to lose and the thyroid
hormones directly slow down the body’s metabolism. The Journal of Nutrition published a study
that showed the fatty acids in coconut oil help to keep the body feeling fuller, longer. Thus, assisting the body in shedding excess
weight. 3. Constipation When hormones from the thyroid are low, the
body’s organs run slower as well, causing the digestive tract and intestines to lag. The fatty acids in coconut oil provide the
body with energy and boost organ function. Coconut oil also works as a natural laxative
and is effective in fighting constipation. 4. Inflammation An under-active thyroid causes muscle and
joint pain, largely from unbalanced hormone levels. Coconut oil can naturally calm any inflammation
and relieve any pain. 5. Hair Loss The thyroid can affect the health of your
hair and may even cause it to begin to fall out. However, adding coconut oil to your regime
will prevent this from occurring and repair hair follicles. 6. Dry Skin The imbalance of hormones caused by an under-active
thyroid can cause the body’s skin to become dry and flaky. Coconut oil can be added directly to the affected
skin to restore its moisture and healthy skin. Have you experienced an under-active thyroid? Have you tried any of these remedies? Let us know in our comment section. If you like the video, give it a thumbs up
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100 Comments

  • Reply Cool Guy Videos November 9, 2017 at 10:29 am

    What is a good brand to buy?? Anyone know? I really think this would help me.

  • Reply Carine Tanwi November 9, 2017 at 2:58 pm

    Thanks for the video. What about native coconut oil because I used this for cooking

  • Reply Amoora November 10, 2017 at 12:14 pm

    It really works I use it daily to add to my Oatmeal and also on my skin and as a Makeup cleanser

  • Reply Mahmoud Ajjan November 11, 2017 at 12:28 pm

    Thanks a lot.

  • Reply Scott Galliher November 11, 2017 at 12:35 pm

    Every morning I am having apple cider vinegar and honey can I add the coconut oil with that and do them both

  • Reply Bold Hania November 12, 2017 at 8:21 am

    I loved .Thanks

  • Reply L komali November 15, 2017 at 12:15 am

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  • Reply GodsWarrior December 2, 2017 at 7:33 pm

    I take the capsules and I have noticed my hair skin and nails are much better not to mention I have been loosing weight 💫

  • Reply David Parkell December 3, 2017 at 10:02 pm

    I'm addicted to coconuts and their water. in fact it's all that I consume due to the cost of food. when I run out I have to go find another tree.

  • Reply Gerry Gray December 5, 2017 at 6:01 pm

    Its great on toast ..much healthier than butter

  • Reply Sachin s December 6, 2017 at 2:06 am

    good video.thnk u

  • Reply Suzanne Krauss December 19, 2017 at 3:02 pm

    A year ago I started adding coconut oil to my morning and evening tea.
    Since that change, I have lost 60 lbs; stopped being exhausted and have been able to get into a regular routine of mild exercise with low weights, yoga and isometrics. Chronic dryness has left me and my mouth has gone back to healthy saliva production.
    These changes were gradual over time but they were very noticeable and began within the first week.
    1) being chronically cold ended
    2) physical body aches eased
    3) being sleepy after eating ended
    4) focus improved
    5) I lost 2 inches off my stomach
    6) being hungry in the middle of the night ended
    7) cravings for certain foods ended
    8) dry mouth ended
    9) brain fog ended
    10) hair became healthier
    11) joint pain and recovery from physical activity improved

    I had to start with a teaspoon and working up to two tablespoons. My desire for eating good things went through the roof. Healthy fat feeds the brain. I was on a low fat diet (per doctor) and I kept getting worse. My grandma who is 95 ate lard sandwiches as a child in the winter. She grew up on a working farm with organic foods.
    I’m going back to eating unprocessed Keto / Paleo with no carbs except vegetables (nothing white). Best to you all.

  • Reply Christine Fallica December 21, 2017 at 6:42 am

    I use coconut oil extensively. IT WORKS

  • Reply QUEEN DIVA D December 21, 2017 at 9:58 pm

    Thanks 4 sharing! I was just told 2weeks ago I need my thyroid glands removed.. I pray this helps so I don't need surgery…

  • Reply Jim Yost December 22, 2017 at 4:55 pm

    I tried putting a teaspoon in two cups of coffee every morning for a month or so and it gave me a rash on my head. I wish I could keep taking it but I can't.

  • Reply Mohinder Dahiya December 24, 2017 at 2:18 pm

    pl advise how and when coconut oil is used

  • Reply Lutfiya Gafurova December 28, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    I have all the simptoms that was metioned here. My Dr. said its because of my enxieaty disorder..however, I have tried so many other things but never tried the the coconut oil before..i want to try and see the result..i hope to see some positive results..

  • Reply Mary Muhammad December 30, 2017 at 9:07 pm

    What if you don't have a thyroid any more

  • Reply William Jones January 1, 2018 at 10:31 pm

    great information many thanks

  • Reply Curtistine Miller January 3, 2018 at 1:24 pm

    COCONUT OIL. CAN HELP WITH. METABOLISM WEIGHT LOSS CONSTIPATION INFLAMMATION HAIR LOSS. THYROID TROUBLE……

  • Reply kabita Ahmed January 13, 2018 at 4:24 pm

    weather coconut oil helps in sanity period due to hypothyroidism?

  • Reply oaesamuels January 14, 2018 at 6:18 am

    Consider the coconut! -Moana’s dad.

  • Reply Curtistine Miller January 16, 2018 at 3:10 am

    COCONUT OIL IS GOOD FOR EPIPLPSEY I HAVE A DAUGHTER WHO HAS GRAND MAL SEIZURES THEY ACTUALLY HELP DECREASE THE ACTIVITY OF SEIZURES..

  • Reply Fernando January 17, 2018 at 3:07 am

    I am hypo but have none of the symptoms. So what? I eat this oil. But don’t know why I don’t have anything visible wrong

  • Reply Anneke van Wyk January 18, 2018 at 4:15 am

    How do you use coconut oil for your hair??

  • Reply Kevy Williams January 22, 2018 at 11:24 am

    I lays down the little hairs in the colon !!!! Very bad

  • Reply Kay Ryn January 24, 2018 at 6:12 am

    good to know… thank you much…

  • Reply Rose Montez January 24, 2018 at 2:09 pm

    Thank you

  • Reply Rosa Sarralde January 25, 2018 at 5:18 pm

    But my cholesterol is high can I still take coconut oil?

  • Reply Kevin Aguilar January 29, 2018 at 4:00 am

    Si i just straight up eat it or do I mix with food

  • Reply suzann samaan January 29, 2018 at 3:15 pm

    I will start taking Coconut oil, my hair is very thin, I have pain in knee shoulders also my fingers and I take every day Iodine & Zinc because I have shortage in it
    Thank you very much
    Have a great day
    Suzanne

  • Reply Chris Adams January 30, 2018 at 4:14 pm

    The coconut in Hawaiian culture has always been a valued commodity and a religious part of being a native Hawaiian it's good for the skin it has health benefits that science is on the covering as we speak

  • Reply Rose Ladd January 31, 2018 at 1:28 am

    I have made many of the examples you speak about in the video apart of my daily routine. One new thing I have applied is for dry skin on my feet, at night I wash my feet with a solution of baking soda and water with 1 tablespoon of coconut oil, after cleaning I apply coconut oil to the feet esp. the dry rough spots and put on cotton socks overnight. It is a conditioning to the skin to become softer and also helps you to sleep good and relaxation.

  • Reply philip gray February 3, 2018 at 8:37 am

    ill let you no how if it worked in 4 weeks

  • Reply Tina Tester February 4, 2018 at 10:17 pm

    I have hyperthyroid

  • Reply Sabrin Korbu February 8, 2018 at 1:07 pm

    For how many days should we drink this coconut oil to cure hypothyroidism

  • Reply Southernburrito February 10, 2018 at 4:30 am

    I did like it & makes sense. Coconut oil unadulterated is just plain good stuff! As long as you're not taking to much of it, & in conjunction with the wrong supplements such a magnesium citrate. Unless you need to crap? & remember it's still a saturated fat, not a poly or mono-unsaturated fat (heart healthy) so you shouldn't take too many scoop fulls of coconut oil for weight loss, especially if you've any pre-existing heart conditions! It does possess heart beneficial properties as well, but with common sense & care, go easy.

  • Reply Only LOVE is Real February 10, 2018 at 2:20 pm

    I'm using it on my scalp! I have to cover my gray every 30 days! This actually seems to be changing the color of my regrowth! 🙏🏻

  • Reply Linda Duvall February 10, 2018 at 10:50 pm

    I brush my teeth with Coconut oil and Turmeric and I noticed whiter teeth right away. 4 T organic Coconut oil and 1 teaspoon Turmeric powder. Mix in a small jar and put the lid on. I brush only twice a day.

  • Reply Randell Darcky February 14, 2018 at 12:58 am

    The Ameri Heart Asses say it causes Heart problems. Everyone that I know with Heart attacks and Strokes did not eat Coco Oil.

  • Reply Janett White February 18, 2018 at 3:18 am

    i mix raw honey with coconut oil taste great and raw honey is so good for you.

  • Reply Minister Erma Myers February 20, 2018 at 5:28 pm

    is this appropriate for PARATHYROID? Thank you very much!

    If not, any research available for Hyperparathyroid???

  • Reply Dr Rajesh Kumar February 24, 2018 at 7:56 am

    Hi am using coconut oil in food for about 40gms per day as part of keto diet. I lost 5 lbs weight in just a week time and I feel more energetic than before. I hope I reach my target weight in just one more month. People be cautious take 4lits of water, 3 lemons, at least 1 multi vitamin tablet each day in this diet. Ur hunger levels go down drastically but u will receive more energy from this diet…

  • Reply Robyn Daniels February 26, 2018 at 11:09 am

    Found this long article for what its worth claiming 28 research based benefits of consuming coconut oil. Pity they don't include any bibliography of research documents for verification. Good read though… https://www.well-beingsecrets.com/health-benefits-of-coconut-oil/

  • Reply PRINCE YADAV February 27, 2018 at 8:17 am

    I can Use Parashute oil?

  • Reply Betty Boo March 11, 2018 at 5:04 pm

    I have just started taking 1tbsn of virgin coconut oil and within 1hr I needed the toilet amazing how fast it works I'm also using it on my face and hair and rubbing it on to my varicose veins mixed with pure organic honey

  • Reply Crystal March 13, 2018 at 12:10 am

    I have underactive thyroid. I have been eating 1 tbsp + 1 tsp of coconut oil daily and my hairstylist noticed my hair is growing faster. My thyroid also got back into range on 60 mg Armour a day. I'll have to wait and see if it improves any more.

  • Reply Aaron Lewis March 19, 2018 at 7:04 pm

    I have all the symptoms from joint pains fatigue stress dry skin feel cold all the time, and I'm not sure if this is the same symptom but I had a sunbed the other day and I came off it after 12 minutes and there wasn't a single drop of sweat on me which is awful worrying haha

  • Reply Nightfox Rushing March 20, 2018 at 11:00 pm

    Yes! It's a miracle food!

  • Reply Rachael Nelson March 26, 2018 at 11:11 pm

    Many the bad oil level goes up did not do it for me

  • Reply rubbersole March 27, 2018 at 2:12 am

    One tbsp every day and you won't have constipation.

  • Reply Rick OBrien March 27, 2018 at 5:04 am

    So , I just go out and buy some coconut oil (WHERE?) and take a spoon and eat it ?

  • Reply sharon willeford / Live Peace Hawaii March 28, 2018 at 7:28 am

    Is MCT oil also effective? Much easier to get down !

  • Reply 0bsolete-X March 31, 2018 at 2:44 am

    Are "Extra Virgin" and "Virgin" coconut oil the same thing?

  • Reply Petr Weigl April 4, 2018 at 2:54 pm

    Thank you for this informative video, Thank you all that commented here to, gave me so much hope.

  • Reply Pamela Chadwell April 5, 2018 at 2:21 am

    What about coconut butter?

  • Reply Josephine M April 9, 2018 at 2:09 am

    My Synthroid I take for hypothyroid make me a nervous wreck. Ever since I got off my antidepressant Nardil 3 1/2 years ago, I had to get on BP meds and tranquilizer. I was fine when I was on Nardil with Synthroid, I should have never gotten off Nardil. I had to start eating very very low sodium diet cuz I developed dizzies and balance problems since I got off Nardil. I was on Nardil 28 years for panic attacks/agoraphobia/anxiety. I was so scared of my BP that I went on vegetarian diet and went from 214 lbs to 147. Now am 170 lbs eating too much at diner. My fault. Anyway, Synthroid causes me high anxiety I don't go out much anymore. I tried once coconut oil, my friend put some in my spinach, looked like a lot, made me more dizzy and nervous, I didn't have it since. Maybe it's truly healing the thyroid where it's making my Synthroid feel like I am taking too much even tho my TSH is high and T3 and T4 always normal. I want to try coconut oil again but am scared.

  • Reply Monica Torres April 17, 2018 at 5:41 am

    I had a very stressful February with my son's two suicide attempts. Come March I was combing my hair and found a bald spot right on the top of my head. I immediately got my unrefined cold pressed virgin coconut oil made by simple nature and applied some to the bald spot and here we are today and hair is growing back..

  • Reply دخت افغان April 26, 2018 at 1:12 am

    I think the coconut oil is fat

  • Reply Sumbal jani April 30, 2018 at 3:11 pm

    hi

  • Reply mike muniz May 18, 2018 at 3:08 am

    So will it cure cancer

  • Reply Powell Tonya May 29, 2018 at 12:09 am

    Great Video👌

  • Reply Alexander Paul June 2, 2018 at 7:11 pm

    There is nothing UNEXPLAINED about weight gain when it comes to an under-active thyroid. Thyroid hormones play huge role in metabolism, speeding the processes, under-active thyroid => less thyroid hormones => slower metabolism => more stored fat => weight gain. Easy as that. People should stop making a rocket science out of everything.

  • Reply Jeff Gao June 4, 2018 at 8:49 am

    I thought hyper means like faster, so shouldn’t it be over active?

  • Reply Betsy Cho.B June 11, 2018 at 11:05 pm

    yes …i believe in coconut oil… I just started about 2weeks ago. eating 3tbsp..to 4tbsp…a day… of coconut oil.. incorporated in food n drink…n my mental alertness…is improved, food cravings are checked, bye-bye constipation, feel a sense of overall well being.. just dun know how it happen… I mean what is this miracle oil

  • Reply mweb1 June 15, 2018 at 6:43 pm

    Not a robot?

  • Reply Na3oom Deen June 16, 2018 at 7:18 am

    I love coconut oil for oil pulling.💙

  • Reply Marta Bermudez July 8, 2018 at 6:08 am

    O

  • Reply Nitro Needy July 12, 2018 at 1:07 pm

    The standard American diet is making everyone sick. GMO Soy, grains, especially wheat, and cheap chicken are not for human consumption but pushed heavily by your government and food industry.

  • Reply Ruby Arora July 13, 2018 at 5:37 am

    Does it work for period or not ?

  • Reply Donna Dixson July 18, 2018 at 2:39 am

    Do you purchase a special Extra virgin coconut oil or does it come in capsules form?

  • Reply Milica c August 3, 2018 at 1:42 pm

    I have lost weight zince I was diadnosed with under active thyroid glznd.Should I consume coconut oil every morning and will I loose more weight doing it so?

  • Reply Angie Davis August 10, 2018 at 5:18 pm

    I've just started and so far it true I hope it helps me

  • Reply Cortez Doaty August 11, 2018 at 3:03 am

    What about Olive Oil?

  • Reply Gwen Hammett August 11, 2018 at 3:58 am

    I mix oats, coconut oil, cocoa, and bananas then freeze dollops. A good way to add some of the oil in my day.

  • Reply Ole Romer August 11, 2018 at 2:24 pm

    The background music makes me sick

  • Reply Dragon D. August 11, 2018 at 11:15 pm

    How true is this?

  • Reply Lain August 12, 2018 at 11:37 pm

    Better yet, use pure C8 MCT oil in your coffee with some ghee.

  • Reply Faithlove Hope August 13, 2018 at 6:44 pm

    I stopped gluten, no more headaches, inflamation RA, and my stomach does not look like a basketball. I barely fart seriously. I don't crave sweets anymore and have lost 10 pounds in 3 weeks with hypothyroidism. Cut out gluten. I wash my face with honey and if I use makeup take it off with olive oil. No more acne. Stop wearing makeup liquid & powder and your skin will not be clogged, agitated, and the redness will go away. Makeup dream my channel ALEESIA AGAPE. I am now going to try coconut oil.

  • Reply Paul Racine August 14, 2018 at 1:13 pm

    I tan with coconut oil…I Iook like a bronze god in the summer and it protects and helps to heal damaged skin.

  • Reply kaxitaksi August 24, 2018 at 1:35 am

    Now the industry is trying to 'kill' coconut oil: https://www.facebook.com/NowThisFood/videos/1954605371248986/

  • Reply Angela Haines September 11, 2018 at 2:27 pm

    I did and put on loads of weight in 6 weeks

  • Reply Zahra Ali September 11, 2018 at 5:30 pm

    Could you please share , how to consume the coconut oil to treat an under active thyroid gland?

  • Reply PortaBote Philippines September 16, 2018 at 7:09 pm

    Hi, are there proven health benefits that coconut oil can cure thyroid cancer?

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  • Reply paula thacker September 20, 2018 at 1:41 pm

    God can do all thing

  • Reply Gwendolyn Wehage October 7, 2018 at 7:36 pm

    I am on thyroid meds, will the coconut oil mess up what the meds are doing?

  • Reply Bob Krell October 10, 2018 at 6:29 am

    It works very well for dry mouth

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  • Reply Edmund Masmayor October 25, 2018 at 2:49 am

    Virgin coconut oil its really worth for me especially to hair loss problem.

  • Reply Sunita Bhageeruth November 2, 2018 at 6:16 pm

    Hope coconut oil will not make us have cholestérol

  • Reply Tammie Alderman November 6, 2018 at 12:55 am

    cocanuts cocanuts cocanuts thats me bout you……😃😂😇😍😎🤩🧐🧐

  • Reply Nadia Mohammed November 17, 2018 at 8:42 am

    Thanks for vidio its usefull .please if it posible traslatio in arabic

  • Reply Rhonda Jackson December 10, 2018 at 1:13 pm

    Im getting some Coconut Oil!!!…TODAY!..😊thanks a bunch…

  • Reply hiba khan January 29, 2019 at 3:34 pm

    It can use hyperthyroidism ?

  • Reply Дьявол Альянс March 5, 2019 at 2:45 am

    I stumbled on this video .. I have hypothyroidism.. I was hyperthyroid.. And they are right.. I killed my synthroid real good.. Cocoanut oil will try to put the boost back in your thyroid. It depends.. The other stuff oh yes. But be very careful with it

  • Reply Sandy Bernardi April 5, 2019 at 3:53 am

    What about hyper thyroid? Can use this too?

  • Reply Iggy Blitz April 7, 2019 at 7:28 am

    Is it bad to take it if you have an overactive thyroid ?

  • Reply Fatima Gulbadan April 15, 2019 at 11:39 am

    Thank you. My thyroid was detected in the year 2014

  • Reply Jennifer G. Wilson May 24, 2019 at 5:38 am

    Wow! Wonderful video & SOOO many more to watch-I don't know where to start!! I've been going to the Drs for 8 years now, I have the symptoms of hypothyroidism-but the drs somehow can't diagnose me!! I've got multiple nodules on my thyroid, you can see them, they're causing me to choke on my drinks/foods unexpectedly, constantly losing my voice-I'm desperate for help!! I've decided to explore natural methods..and my head is spinning from all the remedies for so much!! Thank you.

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