9 Tips For A Healthier Thyroid

Kelp
1. Eggs and Raw Milk (eat)

Is it still taboo to talk about raw milk? I love it and both eggs and raw milk contain iodine.

 

2. Sea Vegetables (eat)

Kelp and dulse are both high in iodine and other nutrients. Your thyroid would like you to eat these on a regular basis.

 

3. Butter (eat)

Butter get’s a bad rap, but it’s high in vitamin A and iodine… and the thyroid loves both.

 

4. Coconut Oil (eat)

Polyunsaturated fats from many of our cooking oils can negatively affect the function of the thyroid gland by blocking thyroid hormone secretion, and affects how tissues react to the hormone. Coconut oil is a medium-chain triglyceride that may benefit the thyroid, but at the very least, it’s a healthy replacement for vegetable cooking oils.

 

5. Cruciferous Vegetables (limit or avoid)

Foods like kale, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, and brussel sprouts contain goitrogens.  Goitrogens = goitrogenic = goiters. A goiter is an enlargement of the thyroid and that can disrupt normal function. It’s not that...

Coconut Oil is a Must Have: 6 Possible Benefits

 Coconut OilJoe Shlabotnik

Coconut oil was given a bad rap for years because 90% of its oil is saturated. Most of the saturated fats in our diets are long chain triglycerides (LCT) and have 14 to 18 carbon atoms. Coconut oil is a Medium Chain Triglyceride (MCT) containing just 5 to 12 carbon atoms.  While LCTs are hard for the body to metabolize, MCTs are easily converted to ketone bodies by the liver, and used as alternative energy source to glucose.  Here is just a handful of the possible benefits of consuming coconut oil:

 

1. Brain Health - A famous 2004 study looked at the effects of coconut oil on a small group of people with either Alzheimer’s or mild cognitive impairment.  They found a measurable difference using cognitive tests with just ONE dose.

 

Our brain cells use glucose as their primary fuel, but as we age it seems that our brain’s ability to use glucose is reduced, especially for those with insulin resistance.  Ketone bodies...