View Full Version : Re: Wheat and DEPRESSION and Blood Type O
02-17-2007, 02:08 AM
My blood type is O negative.
Every time I have been tested for allergies, I have tested allergic to wheat. Unlike other specific health problems I identified with other allergic foods, I never knew what wheat did to me ... until after I was diagnosed hypothyroid and I started reading books, T-Tapp forums, and other information on the www.
I'd like to bring to your attention, people with blood type O are supposed to avoid wheat. In my research, I have also learned wheat inhibits thyroid function (... as do cruciferous vegetables known as goitrogens. I have read the worst thing a hypothyroid person can eat is a peanut butter sandwich, because both wheat and peanuts are bad).
Looking through my copy of "Prescription for Natural Cures" by James F. Balch and Mark Stengler, I read on page 184 "... wheat is the product most often linked to depression."!!!
This makes me wonder how many people are taking antidepressants, or suffering and taking nothing, when they could get relief by simply eliminating wheat from the diet!!! Just think ... in our American diet, we can consume wheat at breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks!
If you are hypothyroid or think you might be, try reading the book published in 1976 by Broda Barnes ... Hypothyroidism: The Unsuspected Illness. When I read it a couple years ago, it was on some pages, like reading the story of my life!
This book gives numerous examples of how thyroid hormone levels are ... among many other health issues ... related to mental state. For instance, people in a mental hospital in Russia were given thyoid hormones, they got better and were released!
During periods of time when I have made an effort to eliminate wheat from my diet, I remember feeling more energetic. Of course I was, because my thyoid function was better when I was not eating wheat.
02-17-2007, 03:29 AM
Sigh, too true, too true. I was on the verge of getting anti-depressants cuz I was at my wits end summer of 05. Fall of 05 I found the blood type diet and cut out wheat. Within a month, the change was amazing.
Not only does the American public eat wheat at almost every meal, it's touted as a health food- whole wheat is more wheat. I just shake my head...
02-17-2007, 09:59 AM
What a timely post! I'm having isssues with thyroid. Coincidentally, I have scheduled an appointment for food allergies. Very interesting to see what the test results will be. I appreciate that you posted on this topic. Thanks again.
Life is just a bowl of cherries. Don't take it serious, Life's too mysterious...
02-17-2007, 11:02 AM
Don't go just by blood tests to determine if you are hypothyroid. Most doctors these days do! The book I mentioned by Broda Barnes explains until the day a better thyroid test is created, make the diagnosis by history and symptoms.
In my case, I was told I was "normal" by two doctors, then almost four years ago I went to a very expensive wellness center and was finally diagnosed. Reading the book, I read my symptoms throughout it. I was finally diagnosed when I was about 45 years old. Symptoms I have had include:
cold hands and feet
thin hair and hairloss
no hair on arms or legs
horizontal creases across the front of my neck
I need to read some of the new books, but I love that old book, published in 1976, the year I graduated from high school. If only I would have learned about that book that year, my whole adult life could have been more energetic and productive!
As I got older and my hormones declined, my symptoms got worse, so now I am taking Armour Thyroid and biologically identical progesterone.
Things I wish I knew before I spent over $4,000.00 to finally get diagnosed hypothyroid:
(1.) T-Tapp exercises and the teachings of Teresa Tapp! I WISH TERESA WOULD MAKE AN EXERCISE VIDEO ABOUT THYROID HEALTH!!! I have read outside of T-Tapp.com she has an exercise where you lay with your back on the floor and legs and feet on the wall then hold you chin to your chest. If I find it again, I will post the link here.
(2.) I saw a television program with Valerie Saxion, where she said if you cleanse your liver, your thyroid will function better. In a T-Tapp seminar video I have, Teresa says milk thistle will improve liver function, and is used for that in Germany. I'd rather take milk thistle pills than a concoction of olive oil and lemon juice that result in diarrahea and maybe vomiting.
(3.) I wish I'd known about goitrogens and other foods that inhibit thyroid function.
(4.) I wish I'd known about http://www.armourthyroid.com where I could find a doctor who prescribes good old Armour Thyroid ... made from hog thyroids and identical to the human molecule. (Someone told me Armour Thyroid was started first, then they started Armour Meatpacking Company to sell the meat, then the meat packing business became more profitable. Hot dogs ... Armour hot dogs ... .)
02-17-2007, 11:40 AM
I think this is the article, but it looks like you have to have a log-in and password to read it.
02-17-2007, 12:24 PM
You are wonderful. Thank you for the information. So far, I have dealt with doctors whose examination consists of feeling the throat and blood tests. My TSH has jumped nearly a point since December, I have the symptoms you posted above and yet I'm told that I don't have thyroid issues. They said my symptoms could be caused by another condition and scheduled me for a three month follow-up visit. ???????? Needless to say, I'm looking for another doctor. Going to pick up a copy of Dr. Barnes' book today.
P.S. The neck crease symptom is one I hadn't heard of.
Life is just a bowl of cherries. Don't take it serious, Life's too mysterious...
02-17-2007, 03:50 PM
Kim and everyone else who benefits from this forum topic:
I try to share what I know with people who are willing to listen ... because I sure wish someone in my past would have recognized my symptoms and shared what they knew with me, but that did not happen. If I could have gotten this kind of counsel, it would have reduced drastically my years of suffering, and saved me lots of money ... plus I would have been energetic and therefore capable of earning more money.
I used to joke that I had sleeping sickness because I was so tired all the time and slept so much. It turns out thyroid is a major factor. In the 1980s I was diagnosed with lots of food allergies that wore me down and made me tired, then after I was diagnosed hypothyroid I learned Armour Thyroid supplementation can help reduce allergies.
You may be interested in going to the website of my doctor:
He has a thyroid quiz you can take online to determine if you are hypothyroid. Also, you may be very interested in reading his book "Hormones, Health and Happiness", published in 2005. It does not say it on his website, but if you click the link to his Premier Pharmacy, you can contact them and ask for the list of doctors Dr. Hotze has trained. These include doctors who do not work in his wellness center.
Other websites of my doctor include:
I like knowing that Dr. Carolyn Dean is a contributor to http://drhotze.com AND she is a contributor to the T-Tapp Forums.
02-17-2007, 04:15 PM
I just found this page:
02-17-2007, 04:21 PM
quote:Just think ... in our American diet, we can consume wheat at breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks!
Amazing, isn't it? When I tell my co-workers or friends that I just don't eat wheat, the reaction I usually get is that they "couldn't imagine not having (bread, pasta, insert favorite food here)". Even though at least two of them get immediate heartburn, not to mention totally sleepy, after they eat the soft pretzels another woman brings in, they CANNOT think about even trying to avoid it to see if they feel better.
I read somewhere that the majority of our diet (in America) is wheat, corn and soy (the soy is more subtle, mostly in additives etc, plus what is fed to meat animals). Primitive people (and current aboriginal societies) ate thousands of plants, but we focus mainly on these 3.
I'm convinced that wheat, esp when combined with sugar, actually has addictive properties.
02-17-2007, 05:04 PM
Margaret Ann - thanks for that testing site! Have you noticed that each of those tests have a lot of the same symptoms? It's so hard to really understand what you need to do to get healthy anymore, especially when the doctors tell you that you're fine, when you're not! Just for fun, I did most of the tests on that site and came in at "probable" for every one of them! Unfortunately, even though a lot of the symptoms are the same, the "cures" can be very different.
02-17-2007, 09:10 PM
I had the same trouble with the sluggish thyroid and I am an O and I do not eat wheat or sugar any more. I also have developed a sensitivity to MSG and that stuff is in everything. You might see if that bothers you?
02-17-2007, 11:03 PM
Just back home from the dental aisle at the store ...
I realized I neglected to mention fluoride is bad for the thyroid!
In fact, Valerie Saxion was on TBN a couple weeks ago, saying how terrible it is that people use fluoride in toothpaste, in such proximity to the thyroid.
02-17-2007, 11:25 PM
Here's the website of the
Broda O. Barnes M.D., Research Foundation, Inc.
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