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tranquilmist
Thursday, July 18, 2013, 2:43pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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I know this has probably been discussed before and I did search the forums, but I didn't find the exact answers I was looking for.

So I recently found out I'm Typy O+ and have been super excited to try the BTD. I'm also Hypothyroid, currently on 100mcg/day of Levothyroxine. I'm about 50 lbs overweight as well, but do exercise occasionally. After reading through the information on what Type O's should eat, I'm seeing a lot of conflicting info taking into account I'm also Hypothyroid.

For instance, Type O diet says Walnuts are Highly Beneficial for Typo O, but for Hypothyroid people, we are told to avoid them due to them interfering with the absorption of the thyroid medication.

I also find many of the following, which are Type O friendly, contraindicated for people with Hypothyroid:

soy (huge no-no for hypothyroid), cabbage, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, spinach, kale, sweat potato, etc..

I know most of the problems with the veggies can be overcome by steaming, or cooking them to kill the goitrogens, so is the answer to just never eat them raw? Do I avoid the foods that BTD says are good for Type O, but are considered bad for Hypothyroid people?

Also Hypothyroid people are told to limit the intake of red meat, which goes against Type O and the BTD.

Can anyone shed some light on this for me? As I said I'm really excited to get going on this, because I'd like to get rid of this weight that I've been carrying and get my energy levels back where they should be.

Thank you for reading.
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Thursday, July 18, 2013, 3:13pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Hi tranquilmist,

I think you will find that there is a lot of conflicting information on diet and hypothyroid. Some of it is more broadly agreed on and some is not.

The only D'Adamo diet (BTD, Health Series, GTD, SWAMI) that takes hypothyroid into account is SWAMI, a personalized diet. If you are properly advised to avoid certain foods for your condition then by all means avoid them. I do find some of the things you list to be a bit curious. And some foods are only contraindicated during the absorption period (a few hours).

Another thought is that, if you were to follow all the advice available on what not to eat, there would be no food that you could eat and you would starve to death.
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My mom has been on thyroid meds for years.  I think what her directions say about food is generally what Lloyd says.  Don't eat particular foods an hour or two after taking the medication.  In fact, my mom was not heeding this advice and was having some issues.  Once she followed the advice on the prescription, the issues resolved.  

That being said, if your doctor tells you not to eat certain foods then don't eat them.  Find other foods you like and that are acceptable to your taste.  We are all individuals and need to factor in our own individuality and common sense into our daily plan.


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