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    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)?

    thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by galapagos View Post
    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)?

    thanks.
    If you're going to use it, DEFINITELY go extra virgin. There are no health benefits in the refined stuff.

    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.
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    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
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonyk View Post
    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
    Good to know. I go through this stuff fast!
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    I melt it and mix it with protein.

    I also make omelets with it
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    I just use it anywhere I would use PB
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    Quote Originally Posted by galapagos View Post
    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)?

    thanks.

    Your low body temperature could be Thyroid and/or Adrenals. Get a blood test for:

    TSH
    Free T3
    Free T4

    for your thyroid, and

    Cortisol
    ACTH
    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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