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Cherie Calbom, a nutritionist, and best-selling author of many health books and cookbooks including, The Coconut Diet, Juicing for Life, and Sleep Away the Pounds, says, "There are a number of nutrients and foods that have been shown to contribute to a healthy liver and thyroid." I am on a high dosage of synthroid, and also suffered liver failure last summer. I'm looking to improve not only my liver, my thyroid,and my health. My research shows that raw beets, celery, cucumber, and radishes are especially good for the liver and thyroid. Adding sunflower seeds or chopped brazil nuts adds to this delectible dish. Topping this salad dish with coconut oil (see Seasoned Coconut Oil Dip or Dressing) makes it a winner for a healthy body.
Natural coconut oil is a medium-length fatty acid, but not the kind your doctor warned you about, which are long-length artery-clogging, health destroying and weight-increasing fatty acids, says Bruce Fife, C.N., N.D. When taken as a supplement, used in cooking, or applied directly to the skin, coconut oil has been found to (1) promote weight loss; (2) increase metabolism; (3) help protect against heart disease, cancer, diabetes, arthritis, and many other degenerative diseases; (4) prevent premature aging of the skin; (5) strengthen the immune system; and (6) improve digestion. You can use this as a dip or as a spread for bread, a topping for pasta or vegetables, or a salad dressing. This dressing is especially good over my Healthy Thyroid Salad. If used as part of a coconut diet, this quantity will satisfy 3.5 tablespoons of coconut oil daily.