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Posted by: 16796 (Guest), Tuesday, February 28, 2012, 1:43am
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?
Posted by: DoS, Tuesday, February 28, 2012, 1:52am; Reply: 1
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.
Posted by: Tom Martens, Tuesday, February 28, 2012, 2:04am; Reply: 2
Fucus Plus from Dr. D
Posted by: Andrea AWsec, Tuesday, February 28, 2012, 2:12am; Reply: 3
No wheat in any form.
Posted by: 16796 (Guest), Tuesday, February 28, 2012, 2:14am; Reply: 4
Here's what seems to pertain to me:

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

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.
Posted by: 16796 (Guest), Tuesday, February 28, 2012, 2:17am; Reply: 5
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
Posted by: C_Sharp, Tuesday, February 28, 2012, 2:20am; Reply: 6
Be aware that fucus generally works better for type O than for type A.
Posted by: DoS, Tuesday, February 28, 2012, 3:35am; Reply: 7
Quoted from 16796
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.
Posted by: Lola, Tuesday, February 28, 2012, 5:58am; Reply: 8
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.....
Posted by: jeanb, Tuesday, February 28, 2012, 12:44pm; Reply: 9
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.
Posted by: Jane, Tuesday, February 28, 2012, 4:35pm; Reply: 10
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  She's the thyroid guru.
Posted by: SquarePeg, Tuesday, February 28, 2012, 6:50pm; Reply: 11
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?
Posted by: 16796 (Guest), Tuesday, February 28, 2012, 7:53pm; Reply: 12
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
Posted by: DoS, Tuesday, February 28, 2012, 11:27pm; Reply: 13
How much meat do you eat, and prior to looking into D'Adamo's work?
Posted by: 16796 (Guest), Tuesday, February 28, 2012, 11:47pm; Reply: 14
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
Posted by: 16796 (Guest), Tuesday, February 28, 2012, 11:48pm; Reply: 15
Now I'm trying to stay away from it, doing ok with occasional turkey and chicken
Posted by: Lin, Tuesday, February 28, 2012, 11:51pm; Reply: 16
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.  
Posted by: 16796 (Guest), Wednesday, February 29, 2012, 5:28pm; Reply: 17
Lin I'm going to read up on healing the adrenals today. Thank you for that
Posted by: Jane, Wednesday, February 29, 2012, 6:03pm; Reply: 18
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.  
Posted by: Lin, Wednesday, February 29, 2012, 8:04pm; Reply: 19
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.
Posted by: Christopher1, Thursday, March 1, 2012, 2:00am; Reply: 20
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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