In addition to this, given that the liver is the place where damage from oxidized and rancid oils as well as a conversion of T4 to T3 occurs, removing long-chain fats from the diet and swapping them from medium-chain fats found in coconut oil, may eventually help rebuild cell membranes and increase enzyme production.
Although further research on the topic needs to be done, people replacing polyunsaturated oils with coconut oil are reporting many positive effects. For instance, Donna and Sharon have undergone notable improvements in her thyroid health.
“I’ve been on coconut oil since September 2002 and, although, that doesn’t seem like long, it has changed my life and the lives of my family and friends. My weight actually went UP when I started on coconut oil but I felt so GREAT! Being hypothyroid, I was on Synthroid and Cytomel and had been for years, but with inconsistent results and feeling worse. Other changes besides the addition of coconut oil were the complete removal of soy (and that is a major challenge in itself!), all trans fatty acids, no refined sugar, and organ cleanses seasonally.