SPRINGVILLE, Calif, Nov. 7, 2003 — HealthyThyroid.com was launched this week publishing research on thyroid health specifically in respect to dietary oils. Thyroid health problems have reached epidemic levels early in the 21st Century, and research suggests that the kind of dietary oil one consumes might be one of the main contributing factors to hypothyroidism and weight problems in western societies. Hence, this site concentrates on presenting the truth concerning dietary fats and oils and thyroid health.
The site features research published this week by nutritionist Cherie Calbom, known internationally as the "Juice Lady." Ms. Calbom states:
"Approximately 65 percent of the U. S. population is overweight; 27 percent is clinically obese. Research is pointing to the fact that an under active thyroid might be the number one cause of weight problems, especially among women. Many dietary oils can negatively affect thyroid health. We cook with them almost every day and they are plentiful in commercially prepared foods. Expeller-pressed or solvent-extracted oils only became a major part of the American diet in the last century. It is possible they are among the worst offenders when it comes to the thyroid. They are known as vegetable oils or polyunsaturated oils. The most common source of these oils used in commercially prepared foods is the soybean. Coconut oil, on the other hand, is a saturated fat made up primarily of medium chain fatty acids. Also known as medium chain triglycerides (MCTs), medium chain fatty acids are known to increase metabolism and promote weight loss. Coconut oil can also raise basal body temperatures while increasing metabolism. This is good news for people who suffer with low thyroid function."
The full article can be read at: http://www.healthythyroid.com/Thyroid_Health_A_Key_to_Weight_Loss.htm