- 10-26-2007, 07:07 PM
I have a relatively low body temperature and am having issues with hypogonadism. Not sure if the two are related, but until I can investigate further, I was wondering if there's anything that might be of help.
I've learned that coconut oil can increase body temperature, and thus help with hypothyroid-esque symptoms.
Is there truth to this? If so does it matter what kind of coconut oil one uses (i.e. refined vs. virgin)?
- 10-27-2007, 12:56 AM
I usually eat a couple tablespoons a day. I really don't notice any difference in terms of body heat (I'm very hypo). I like using it because it feels "cleaner" and it doesn't degrade when frying my eggs so that's a plus. Plus I'm in love with coconut... so it's a win-win situation.
Last edited by Joejoebaggins; 10-27-2007 at 12:58 AM. Reason: Spelling
- 10-28-2007, 03:04 PM
extra virgin vs virgin
There is no difference between vigin and "extra virgin". THe "extra" virgin is a marketing scheme. I just bought a gallon of coconut virgin oil
its on ebay 128 OZ
10-28-2007, 07:19 PM
10-28-2007, 07:33 PM
I melt it and mix it with protein.
I also make omelets with it
10-28-2007, 09:35 PM
I just use it anywhere I would use PB
10-29-2007, 08:52 AM
Your low body temperature could be Thyroid and/or Adrenals. Get a blood test for:
for your thyroid, and
for your adrenals (even tho blood labs arent the best way to test adrenals)
If your TSH is 2.0 or higher it's likely you're hypothyroid which is why you'd have low body temperature. The scale for TSH goes up to 5, but anything over 2 is bad.
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