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Maria’s Favorite Things #9

By December 18, 2015 June 6th, 2022 Uncategorized

Maria’s Favorite Things #9

MARIA’S FAVORITE THINGS #9!

It wouldn’t be complete without a gallon of coconut oil to giveaway! I was waiting for a sale:) and sure enough, Tropical Traditions is offering 45% off a gallon of coconut oil so I ordered 9! Yep, 9 for gifts!

Click HERE to find the huge sale on coconut oil! 

Some of my favorite ways to use coconut oil:

1.  Homemade Toothpaste

2. Homemade Lip Scrub

3. Dairy Free Crispy Fat Bombs

4. Dairy Free Bulletproof Ice Cream

5. Dairy Free Peppermint Patties

Maria's Favorite Things #9

COCONUT OIL AND THYROID HEALTH

Many dietary oils can negatively affect thyroid health. We cook with them almost every day and they are plentiful in commercially prepared foods. 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.

Unsaturated oils block thyroid hormone secretion, its movement in the circulatory system, and the response of tissues to the hormone. When the thyroid hormone is deficient, the body is generally exposed to increased levels of estrogen. The thyroid hormone is essential for making the ‘protective hormones’ progesterone and pregnenolone, so these hormones are lowered when anything interferes with the function of the thyroid. The thyroid hormone is required for using and eliminating cholesterol, so cholesterol is likely to be raised by anything which blocks the thyroid function.

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.

To read more, check out my book Keto Adapted!

IT IS EASY TO ENTER!

*NOTE: you get 1 entry for each option you do. So if you only comment, that is ok, but you only are entered once. 

1. Like Keto Adapted on Facebook and share with your friends and family!

2. Post photos of  your “healthified” breakfasts, dinners, snacks, desserts on Keto Adapted Facebook wall (for bonus points)!

3. Follow me on Instigram.

4. Comment below on what recipe you plan on making with this gallon!

Good Luck! Winner will be chosen December 23rd!

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AND THE WINNER IS…. Christal Thums!  Congrats and thanks everyone for entering!

Maria's Favorite Things #9

 

Maria Emmerich

About Maria Emmerich

Maria is a wellness expert who has helped clients follow a Ketogenic lifestyle to heal and lose weight for over 20 years. She has helped thousands of clients get healthy, get off medications and heal their bodies; losing weight is just a bonus. She is the international best selling author of several books including "Keto: The Complete Guide to Success on the Ketogenic Diet.".

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