There is so much information out there around health issues:
1. Coconut is good fat for you vs coconut is a nasty unhealthy oil
2. It is better to eat 5 small meals a day vs eat only 3 meals a day
3. Low/no fat diets vs diets that incorporate moderate fats
3. Any amount of wine is bad for for you vs a glass now and then of wine is healthy for you
.....ETC, ETC. ETC
Every day you read a study that says this is good for you and then within a week you hear of a second study that contradicts the first study and it goes back and forth and on and on. Take coconut oil for example: You read that it is an exception to the saturated fat belief and that is a healthy fat to consume that could support weight loss for hypos...but then you read that all saturated fats are bad for you and they should be avoided at all costs. How do you decide what is accurate and what is not when it comes to being a hypo and trying to lose weight? How do you know that whatever you try is going to be a healthy outcome or that it will be more harmful that good for you?
The reason I am asking how others decide is that I have been reading up on hypothyroidism and the possible benefits of coconut oil. On one hand it sounds good and worth a try but then you read something else and it could be the worst possible thing to take. I have read that many people have seen benefits to taking 3-4 TBSP of coconut oil a day and then I read that because it is a saturated fat that it should be avoided at all costs. And yet reading each argument makes perfect sense. So how do you decide what right. Inquiring minds really want to know.
Hope this made a bit of sense.
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