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Posted by: ProudWarrior, Monday, August 5, 2013, 5:27pm
I am back on thyroid medication. I am a little disappointed, but it is still just a low dose. Since coming off the medication - I had lost some weight in the beginning , then I gain about 10 pounds over all since January, when I came off of the medication. My blood glucose was tested today and I should have the results in about a week - but from my every other day  testing it should be fine. In Nov. everything else will be tested - cholesterol and triglycerides etc.  My blood pressure is fine - so I guess over all things are good. Just a little bummed about going back on medication - darn thyroid. I just will keep plugging along. :)
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Monday, August 5, 2013, 5:38pm; Reply: 1
At least you're on a low dose. You'd probably need an even higher dose of meds if you weren't eating right.
Posted by: ProudWarrior, Monday, August 5, 2013, 7:02pm; Reply: 2
Ruthiegirl, you are right, it was just so nice to be med free for at least a little while :)
Posted by: cat2, Monday, August 5, 2013, 7:11pm; Reply: 3
Are you over or under active ProudVEGANWarrier?
Posted by: ProudWarrior, Tuesday, August 6, 2013, 5:59pm; Reply: 4
hypothyroidism - under active
Posted by: Amazone I., Thursday, August 8, 2013, 9:30am; Reply: 5
I'm on 1'500mg's of l'tyrosine for that...daily...and it seems less hairloss and I feel much better  :D
Posted by: Enobattar, Thursday, August 8, 2013, 12:31pm; Reply: 6
Quoted from ProudWarrior
I am back on thyroid medication. I am a little disappointed, but it is still just a low dose. Since coming off the medication - I had lost some weight in the beginning , then I gain about 10 pounds over all since January, when I came off of the medication. My blood glucose was tested today and I should have the results in about a week - but from my every other day  testing it should be fine. In Nov. everything else will be tested - cholesterol and triglycerides etc.  My blood pressure is fine - so I guess over all things are good. Just a little bummed about going back on medication - darn thyroid. I just will keep plugging along. :)


If you ever do SWAMI, it might compute for you a different diet.  Maybe there's hope that in the future you can go off and stay off the medication.   :)
Posted by: yaeli, Thursday, August 8, 2013, 2:16pm; Reply: 7
I don't remember the exact citation of Dr. D's words, brought here by Lola. It goes like this:

Heal your gut - heal your thyroid.
Posted by: Amazone I., Thursday, August 8, 2013, 2:43pm; Reply: 8
I merely think it's a sort of HTA-axis imbalance due to stress-symptoms...as said no
gut problems found lately... normaly I'm always a healthy woman;) ;D...
Posted by: ProudWarrior, Thursday, August 8, 2013, 11:10pm; Reply: 9
Enobattar, I do follow Swami - I just don't eat meat or dairy - as a Warrior I have only fish as diamonds in the meat department and very little dairy to begin with (no diamonds) - so being vegan doesn't really effect the warrior. I was able to come off and stay off diabetic and blood pressure meds - it was just the thyroid med I need to go back on. Most people on thyroid meds are on them for life - it was just because I had been doing so well at loosing weight - over 80 pounds, that my doctor even let me try coming off of the thyroid medication in the first place. Unfortunately after I came off the medicine I gain about 10 pounds. So maybe further down the road I can try again to come off the thyroid medicine. I am still a warrior and the diet doesn't change if I click the thyroid box or not. :)
Posted by: yaeli, Friday, August 9, 2013, 3:47am; Reply: 10
How long are you on SWAMI/BTD?
Posted by: ProudWarrior, Friday, August 9, 2013, 1:40pm; Reply: 11
I started BTD in about the mid 90's - did it on and off until I found out I was a nonnie - that was part of why I was on and off - the diet wasn't quite right - then in about 2009 I switched to genotye and switched a short time later to Swami. It has been a on and off relationship. Mostly because in the beginning It wasn't quite right since I didn't know that I was a nonnie, then it was one and off because fish was the main protein source and I worried about mercury and then all the contamination from Japan's nuclear plants.  I found out I was a type 2 diabetic in 2010. I read another book about reversing diabetes, and it was a low fat vegan diet - not too far from the warrior diet. It worked for me. I lost over 80 pounds and was able to come off diabetic medication and because of the diabetes my doctor was worried about my kidneys so I was also put blood pressure medication - I am off both of those now. In 2011 I found out about the thyroid issue. Since I had been doing so well at improving my health my doctor let me come off the thyroid medication. Unfortunately I had some weight gain and my lab work numbers required me to go back on meds.
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Friday, August 9, 2013, 3:23pm; Reply: 12
It's not like you healed enough to come off meds then got worse and needed to resume them. You healed enough for a trial without meds- but the trial showed that you hadn't healed as much as you thought and the meds are still needed, though in smaller doses than before.

We came to this diet as adults, after decades of "eating wrong for our types" and our bodies getting damaged. Sometimes it's just not possible for EVERYTHING to heal, and I'm very thankful that modern medicine has the drugs available to restore balance to our bodies when necessary.

I'm hoping my kids can avoid that kind of damage by eating right from young ages- when we were kids, this information just wasn't available yet.
Posted by: ABJoe, Friday, August 9, 2013, 3:44pm; Reply: 13
Quoted from ruthiegirl
We came to this diet as adults, after decades of "eating wrong for our types" and our bodies getting damaged. Sometimes it's just not possible for EVERYTHING to heal, and I'm very thankful that modern medicine has the drugs available to restore balance to our bodies when necessary.

It is also possible that the healing is still in progress and will eventually heal to where the meds. are no longer required, but it sometimes takes more time than we think it should...

PVW - Would it be helpful for you to get more iodine - either dietary or supplemental?
Posted by: SquarePeg, Saturday, August 10, 2013, 3:21pm; Reply: 14
Quoted from ABJoe
It is also possible that the healing is still in progress and will eventually heal to where the meds. are no longer required, but it sometimes takes more time than we think it should...

PVW - Would it be helpful for you to get more iodine - either dietary or supplemental?
Exactly what I was thinking.  How much seaweed is in the diet?

Posted by: ProudWarrior, Sunday, August 11, 2013, 2:13pm; Reply: 15
I eat nori occasionally and dulse occasionally - maybe I should up the frequency :)
Posted by: Seraffa, Monday, August 12, 2013, 4:14am; Reply: 16
You can have my wakami - I just found out i have an iodine allergy to it, being slightly hyper-thyroid these days.  :K) Ruthie and AB Joe thank you for the thoughtful writing. Sobering either way.
Posted by: Enobattar, Monday, August 12, 2013, 12:56pm; Reply: 17
Quoted from yaeli
I don't remember the exact citation of Dr. D's words, brought here by Lola. It goes like this:

Heal your gut - heal your thyroid.


That explains why Dr. D. doesn't carry specific iodine/thyroid type supplements, does it not?  I've had that problem before and at that time, never was addressing my 'gut' issues.  Now it is almost ALL about my gut issues.  This knowledge you have shared makes me smile.  Thank you. :K)
Posted by: C_Sharp, Monday, August 12, 2013, 9:55pm; Reply: 18
Actually DNP sells Fucus Plus which contains Fucus vesiculosis.

Fucus vesiculosis, was the original source of iodine, being discovered as such by Courtois in 1812.

http://www.4yourtype.com/prodinfo.asp?number=NP007
Posted by: Enobattar, Tuesday, August 13, 2013, 5:38pm; Reply: 19
Quoted from C_Sharp
Actually DNP sells Fucus Plus which contains Fucus vesiculosis.

Fucus vesiculosis, was the original source of iodine, being discovered as such by Courtois in 1812.

http://www.4yourtype.com/prodinfo.asp?number=NP007


C-Sharp, I see Fucus Plus in Dr. D's. brochure.  It is good to know that this product would feed me a good iodine if I began to have hypothyroid symptoms again.  However, I'm a bit concerned about its 'write-up' in the brochure as working with Type 'O' and 'B's problems and doesn't mention Type 'A'.

Do you have any comment?
Posted by: C_Sharp, Tuesday, August 13, 2013, 6:14pm; Reply: 20
The Fucus plus product is for all types.

Generally, type Os have more need for Fucus.

But if As need a product to assist with thyroid hormone production, Fucus plus is fine to take.
Posted by: Enobattar, Tuesday, August 13, 2013, 9:38pm; Reply: 21
Thanks.  :)
Posted by: yaeli, Wednesday, August 14, 2013, 4:51am; Reply: 22
I must help my thyroid too (hypo), and I'll start ordering Fucus Plus in my next order soon.
Posted by: Enobattar, Wednesday, August 14, 2013, 12:21pm; Reply: 23
Quoted from yaeli
I must help my thyroid too (hypo), and I'll start ordering Fucus Plus in my next order soon.


(woot)(clap)(dance)(smile)  Wishing you the best Yaeli!
Posted by: yaeli, Wednesday, August 14, 2013, 12:58pm; Reply: 24
I already feel better!  ;) Thanks a bunch  :K) 8)
Posted by: Jane, Wednesday, August 14, 2013, 2:50pm; Reply: 25
Yaeli,
It's in Deflect too.
Jane
Posted by: Amazone I., Monday, August 19, 2013, 4:04pm; Reply: 26
all kinds of those weeds made me feel :P...so far I gave a try to kelp etc... but can't stand it at all... feel hyper mentally  if I took it ::) ... so far better to continue with l'tyrosine.....
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