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Rachel D
Tuesday, February 28, 2012, 1:43am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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If you read my previous posts on allergies and cold hands, someone suggested hypothyroidism. I looked it up on wikipedia and a lot of the symptoms sound like me. Other than medication, what could I do to combat this? Just stick to the diet? Any foods that will specifically help?
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Lower stress, no wheat. Seriously, that is what the BTD Encyclopedia says.

That is somewhat typical for Type A to start with. In the other thread I recommended getting your Omega 3's up... can't over stress it.

Meditate, yoga, tia chi (and whatever else will for lowering stress).

Probiotics help some.

If you had a serious hypothyroid you would likely have a weight issue and probably bad teeth. Supplements for thyroids for Type A blood make everything worse in the long run. They feel good at first but then T3 persistently stays elevated and does damage. Don't take them.
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Rachel D
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Here's what seems to pertain to me:

*Cold intolerance
*Low heart rate
*fatigue
*decreased sweating
*Muscle cramps and joint pain
*dry itchy skin
*brittle fingernails
*rapid thoughts
*depression

DoS-I completely forgot I have the encylopedia. I ordered a bunch of the books and skimmed that one. Will try to put more fish in. I'm only used to eating it once a week, I don't really crave it more often than that. Wheat is terrible, I know. I've been avoiding that as much as I can. Thinking of getting back to yoga if it doesn't hurt my tender knees. Probiotics as in yogurt? I do have some soy yogurt. I don't have a weight issue or bad teeth. Thank goodness.
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Rachel D
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Oh and DoS, you mean medication? Or vitamins? I'd rather suffer than take drugs over a long period of time. Tom, I will look at the fucus
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Be aware that fucus generally works better for type O than for type A.


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Oh and DoS, you mean medication? Or vitamins? I'd rather suffer than take drugs over a long period of time. Tom, I will look at the fucus


I am talking about supplement, which is sort of a vitamin but not really. The point is you can get it without a prescription. But even the stuff with a prescription isn't probably an answer for Type A.

Sounds like you need more Biotin. It is recommended for starting teachers.
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Encyclopedia has a chart that shows the relative risk of hypothyroidism for the different blood types and secretor status.  Type A is listed as high risk

indigestion is a common symptom as well.....


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I had hypothyroidism that was undiagnosed for over 20 years, I had thinning hair, extremely low energy and 6 miscarriages.  Finally, because of a very low pulse and an erratic electrocardiogram, my doctor put me on thyroid meds (bio identical hormones)  For the last 10 of those 20 years I was totally wheat and grain free.

Untreated low thyroid can cause some forms of heart disease.  Interesting to note you would prefer to "suffer" that take drugs.  I would prefer to take meds and have a disease free heart.
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It can be a serious medical problem if you aren't treated properly.  Just make sure you have a practitioner that treats the person, not the numbers.  Lots of good information on Mary Shoman's site on About.com.  She's the thyroid guru.
Jane

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Seaweed that's rich in iodine might help.  Some think that soy is harmful to the thyroid.

Can you find a local Naturopathic Physician to work with?

http://www.drlam.com/articles/hypothyroidism.asp

http://www.draieta.com/articles_thyroid.html


My SWAMI diet is a blend of BTD and GTD Explorer, but I'm not totally compliant.  Also I try to choose foods that have a Low Glycemic index.  DW and DD are A+, probably also Explorer.
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Rachel D
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jeanb it sounds like you had a terrible time. I only said I would prefer to suffer than take drugs because of the people that I know/ have known that take pills every day and they just hurt them in other ways. They make the pain go away for a little while but damage other things. I know when I went to the doctor for an ear infection he gave me a high dose of antibiotics. I took them for a couple days, got minor ear relief and a major yeast infection. So if there's any way to cure or lessen ailments a more natural way I'm all for it.

Jane, I don't have medical insurance right now so I can't go to a Dr for tests.

Squarepeg, I'm always craving salt
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How much meat do you eat, and prior to looking into D'Adamo's work?
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Rachel D
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I used to eat meat at least once every day. Been learning to eat more veggies. Had lots of processed foods and grains and dairy. Bad, I know
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Now I'm trying to stay away from it, doing ok with occasional turkey and chicken
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Rachel,
Some years ago I thought I matched all the thyroid signs also.  Doctors ran blood tests and said it was fine.  Eventually I found out years of low grade stress had exhausted the adrenals which then draws on the thyroid hormone.  I learned from Doctors (MD/Holistic) that it was important to support and heal the adrenals and then the thyroid would heal with it.  You may have a pure thyroid issue but wanted to flag this as working on the thyroid with specific supplements doesn't work if the adrenals need support.  
Lin


Gluten/Casein and Yeast sensitivity.
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Rachel D
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Lin I'm going to read up on healing the adrenals today. Thank you for that
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Jane
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One sign of hypothyroidism is that you lose the outer 1/3 to 1/2 of your eyebrows.  Joint and muscle pain is another sign, and of course, low morning temperature.  
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Jane, I had all of those signs also...But the adrenal was the primary issue with the thyroid taking a hit.  Supplements for the thyroid didn't do any good because it was the adrenals that needed healing.  It can be very confusing sorting through all of these symptoms.
Lin


Gluten/Casein and Yeast sensitivity.
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I read a post a long time ago about Dr. D using licorice (not DGL) with potassium to heal the adrenals, but I may be totally off on that.

Also, licorice is powerful, so be very careful.
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