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Discussion in 'Gator Country Health and Fitness' started by Allanon, Feb 8, 2013.
That's called food, supplements are different. But I eat steak all the time. :grin:
The answer is "percentage points." And when I say percentage points I don't mean 10-15% difference in health in health and body composition, I mean relatively miniscule. Even increasing fruits and veggies only reduces blood pressure 1-2%.
Aside from all of the marketing hype and anecdotal reports: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/multivi...case-is-closed-supplements-dont-boost-health/
Think this actually covers the topic a little better.
Lol... I'll never ever take caffeine nor ephedrine. Those are dangerous chemicals I wont ever purposefully take.
Question for you supplement/vitamins folks.
I'm trying to go more "natural" for all my medical issues. As an option, one of my doctors said to try Virgin Coconut Oil (which you can get in gel caps). However, I'm already on a Flax Seed Oil/Omega Combo for my lupus/RA (which by the way has been WONDERFUL. Not as effective as the steroids but I feel so much better overall...can live with minor discomfort). The one doc says it's fine - my primary says I shouldn't do both the flax seed AND the coconut oil.
Thoughts? I'm inclined to try it and see how I feel....but you guys seem fairly knowledgeable
I have not seen any evidence of Coconut Oil as an anti-inflammatory or mild pain reliever. Its use is mostly in the weight loss realm so the suggestion to not use both oils makes sense as the effects are mild and would be totally negated when used in conjunction with other oils due to the increase in calories consumed.
If it is pain relief and anti-inflammatory you are looking for I would consider curcumin, spirulina and cissus.
The coconut oil was suggested as an aid to my borderline hypothyroidism. I should've been clearer about that. Spirulina was also mentioned so I may try that one as well.
Thanks for the info
Ahh, gotcha. Well, I have not seen anything that says Coconut Oil helps improve thyroid function. I do have a couple of clients who are hypothyroid and one of them has seen some improvement by switching her medication from the more traditional synthroid to Armour. The other has hers under control through Holtze Health and Wellness, a specialty clinic in Houston.
I asked about that...but they told me since my numbers were "borderline normal" that they were taking me off of Synthroid. Never mind that I have every other symptom of hypothyroidism and a ton of nodules on ultrasound. Endocrinologists are notoriously stingy around these parts I guess, and it's an uphill battle with the doctors. Unless you've got crazy numbers they don't seem to want to treat - and that seems to be the case in a lot of places from what I've seen online...even with people who felt way better on the Synthroid or Armour. So I figure it's a good time to deal with this more naturally and drop yet another prescription - too many of those.
Yeah, thyroid is a complicated thing. Some people who have their TSH under control still seem to have all the negative symptoms associated with hypothyroidism. I would look into Hotze and their supplement formulas.
Coconut oil in pill form will likely be unnecessarily expensive. Why not just incorporate it into your cooking? It has an extremely high smoke point, so you won't lose anything by cooking in it, and from experience I can say it's a surprisingly neutral oil.
Have you looked into Iodine supplements to get your thyroid going again? Only the real good doctors will ever tell you about Iodine and it's effects on the thyroid. Doctors make no money selling you over the counter supplements. I take Iodine as a supplement to my daily diet.
Also, are you on T-3 or T-4?
I eat a teaspoon of extra virgin coconut butter, which is good for you too. I also cook it into my rice..
Also organic, extra virgin coconut butter is real cheap.