You are not just hypothyroid but severely hypothyroid. You must have been miserable when your temp was 94f.
YES I WAS COMPLETELY MISERABLE. COLD ALL OF THE TIME, WANTED TO SLEEP HOURS DURING THE DAY AND IF I DID, I STILL DIDN'T FEEL RESTED. ANKLES WERE ALWAYS HURTING AND AT ONE POINT MY KNEE STARTED TO SWELL LIKE I WAS 90. WAS AWFUL. THIS IS ALL OF THE parasite
TOXIC BUILD UP.
Some A blood groups do well *leaning* toward a vegan diet, you don't have to be strict, but usually A's tend to shy away from heavy/fatty meaty diets because they can't process these things due to lower stomach acid and intestinal enzymes not designed for meat. It sounds like you are already doing this.
I HAVE NOTICED THIS, MEAT TAKES A LONG TIME FOR ME TO DIGEST AND I CAN TELL IT JUST SITS IN MY STOMACH IF I DO EAT IT. IF I DO, I EAT SMALL AMOUNTS. ON A VEGAN DIET, I DIDN'T CRAVE MEAT AT ALL, IT'S JUST HARD THOUGH, MY FAMILY GETS TOGETHER, COOKS AND I'M GREEK AND THEY THINK YOU'RE CRAZY LOL! BUT NOW I JUST ENJOY IT IF IT'S AROUND.
Supposedly soy isoflavones or in plain english soy can support type A thyroid function. Yes, everyone is always whining about how soy destroys thyroid function, but for A's it is certainly worth a try for you.
OK I LIKE SOY, I WILL TOTALLY GIVE IT A TRY. THIS IS NEW TO ME! BUT I DO NOTICE MY BODY HAS A SLIGHT REACTION TO SOY, SWELLING/SWOLLEN FINGERS. I WILL FIND AN ORGANIC BRAND.
Don't worry about your secretor status just yet.
NOT SURE WHAT SECRETOR STATUS IS....
1300-1500 calories is WAAAAYYYYY under. I'm not sure if you are intentionally calorie limiting or you just feel so horrible when you eat more, but in any case you need to slowly start working your way toward at least 3-4000 calories per day or more. Well, wait a sec, if you are kapha dominant this might be too much, but more on that later.
I KNOW THIS IS WAY UNDER, WHEN I WAS VEGAN, I WAS EATING SO MUCH FOOD AND I DIDN'T FEEL GOOD. I FEEL BETTER EATING LESS ONLY BECAUSE MY BODY IS SO SENSITIVE TO CERTAIN TYPES OF FOODS AND I CAN FEEL THE SWELLING OR BLOATING AND IT MAKES ME MISERABLE.
I'm always skeptical of any type of set-in-stone diet like the fruit only, meat-only, etc, but just for now in your shoes I would try both the esselstein type diet which is high in starches and also the fruit calorie diet which is high in sweet fruits. See which, if either, you improve on.
I HAVE TESTED THIS AND MY BODY SEEMS TO RESPOND BETTER TO FRUIT THAN IT DOES MORE STARCHES. MINIMAL STARCHES I DO BETTER. I DID A 2 WEEK FAST WITH MANGO AND BANANA SMOOTHIES AND MY SKIN WAS SO VIBRANT AND ALIVE, I LOOKED SO HEALTHY AND WENT DOWN TO 166, BUT TOTALLY WENT BACK UP TO 170 AFTER IT WAS OVER. I LOVE POTATOES EVERY ONCE IN AWHILE BUT MY BODY RESPONDS BETTER TO THE FRUIT. I DID THE DOUGALL DIET WITH POTATOES AND I FELT BOGGED DOWN AND SUPER THIRSTY AFTER EATING ALL THOSE POTATOES.
Both kapha and pitta would not do well on excess salt, so that seems to be the case, but there could be more going on. The experts usually recommend eating salt to taste. If you have salt cravings , but at the same time it causes edema then it's more complicated. If you feel better eating low salt then that's sort of easy.
YES, I NEED SALT IN MY LIFE, I WILL FEEL LIKE I HAVEN'T EATEN IF I DON'T USE IT. I DO WELL ON CELTIC Sea Salt
. I NOTICED FASTING DURING THE DAY, MY BODY IS ABLE TO HANDLE THE SALT I DO EAT FOR DINNER, EVEN IF IT'S FROM EATING OUT. MY BODY IS ABLE TO PROCESS STUFF BETTER.
Have a look into adrenal fatigue symptoms on cz or other sites and see if you fit. Thyroid problems are usually tied into adrenal problems, but one is usually primary. If you have a decent amount of energy, sleep well, good blood Sugar
regulation, then adrenal fatige is probably not primary for you.
I HAVE EXPERINCED ADRENAL FATIGUE, SOUNDS LIKE ME FOR SURE, BUT I CAN TELL IT HAS IMPROVED. WHETHER IT'S FROM EXERCISING / CUTTING OUT ALCOHOL OR FASTING I'M NOT SURE.
The common denominator between kapha and pitta is dry and astringent, so lots of astringent types of vegetables would probably be good for you.
I LOVE VEGGIES, IT'S MY GO TO. SO THAT IS EASY FOR ME.
I didn't see many carbohydrates in your diet, so here again could be a missing link. kapha pitta carbs would be apples, berries, dry grains, basmati, etc
I WILL INCORPORATE MORE CARBS, I DO FROM TIME TO TIME. I WAS EATING DAVE'S KILLER BREAD BUT IT EFFECTS MY BODY BUT IF I EAT A HALF OF A PIECE IT'S NOT AS BAD. I DO HAVE THE OCCASIONAL APPLE.
I would say for now make your priority body temperature. Everything ties in of course like diet, but you need to raise this and get it stable over 98.6 asap.
OK I WILL DO THIS, IS THERE ANYTHING I NEED TO DO TO RAISE IT BESIDES IODINE?
Try to find out if you are kapha dominant. Aversion to dairy and salt/edema are two big kapha flags.
DAIRY EFFECTS ME EVERY TIME, BUT DO SEEM TO BE GETTING BETTER IN THIS AREA THE MORE I TAKE CARE OF MYSELF. BUT I DO NOT LIKE MILK AT ALL.
Do you like spicy foods?
LOVE SPICY FOODS.
How are you in hot weather?
I LOVE HOT WEATHER, I AM ALL ABOUT SUMMER. I DO SWEAT EASY IN IT THOUGH. CAN'T EXERCISE WELL IN IT WHEN SOME OF MY FRIENDS THRIVE ON HOT WEATHER TO RUN.
Are you prone toward lung problems, coughing, congestion?
NO THE ONLY THING I NOTICE IS WHEN I LAUGH HARD OR FOR A LONG TIME, I WILL START TO WHEEZE and cough, I HAVE ALWAYS WONDERED WHY. BUT NORMALLY I AM NOT CONGESTED.
SEVERELY DURING PARASITES, BUT I HAVE WORKED HARD TO CHANGE THIS AND EVERYTHING IS WORKING NOW, BUT WHEN I FAST DURING THE DAY AND THEN EAT DINNER, I NOTICED IT'S GOTTEN A LITTLE SLOWER.
Is this a longstanding problem or did it begin suddenly at some point?
I HAVE NEVER BEEN CONSTIPATED, ONLY WHEN I HAD parasites
AND DIDN'T REALIZE IT. I WAS CONSTIPATED FOR COUPLE YEARS I THINK, BUT NEVER WAS BEFORE.
How many Amalgam
fillings do you have in your mouth?
I HAVE TWO, THANK GOD MY DAD TOOK ANOTHER ROUTE WITH MY TEETH AS A CHILD AND THEY TOOK ALL OF THEM OUT BUT TWO.
Do you naturally drink a lot of water or have an aversion?
LOVE WATER, IT'S MY DRINK GO TO. I HAVE TO HAVE IT.
Test the brassica vegetables on yourself to see if they make your thyroid functions worse (lower your body temperature/metabolism)
THAT'S INTERESTING, OK, I ATE ROMAINE, CABBAGE, DANDELION YESTERDAY AND I DO FEEL SLUGGISH TODAY. I DON'T KNOW IF IT'S BECAUSE I ONLY ATE A HUGE SALAD LASTNIGHT WITH AVOCADO, OLIVE OIL, BLUE CHEESE MIXED WITH N. YEAST, TOMATOES, RED PEPPER, ONION ... MAYBE NOT ENOUGH CALORIES I'M SURE.
Get a hair mineral test from ARL, TEI or Doctor's data.
OK, I WILL HAVE TO FIND A DR. THAT DOES THIS.
Don't supplement potassium, get it from fruits and vegetables.
OK, I WILL GO BUY BANANAS TODAY! YOU HEAR DIFFERENT THINGS, EAT BANANAS, DON'T EAT THEM. SO CONFUSING.
Also have to throw parasites
in the mix too as a cause, but you have to sort through things one by one until you get a sense of what is primary.
ARE GONE AS FAR AS I KNOW! I THINK THEY JUST LEFT ME WITH A CLOGGED LIVER AND A SHOTTY THYROID.
Kaphas would usually be able to do a lot of exercise with relative ease, and at the same time not lose weight.
THIS HAVE BEEN ME, I CAN EXERCISE AND NOTHING COMES OFF. I DID NOTICE I WEIGHED 167 THIS MORNING, BUT AGAIN, I FELT KIND OF WEAK WHEN I WOKE UP, NOT ENOUGH CALORIES YESTERDAY I'M SURE OF IT. BUT THIS IS NOT ON PURPOSE, I WAS FULL.
Did you body type change at a certain point in your life, ie you were rail thin up until a certain age.
I WAS LEAN AS A KID, ALL OF MY SIBLINGS WERE (2 SISTERS, BROTHER). THEY STILL ARE EXCEPT MY BROTHER DEALS WITH WEIGHT BUT CAN LOSE IT SUPER EASY IF HE TRIES.
I NOTICED THINGS STARTED CHANGING FOR ME WHEN I WAS IN A BAD RELATIONSHIP IN MY 20s. WE WOULD GO OUT DRINKING A FEW TIMES A WEEK AND EAT FRIED FOODS. BUT EVEN THEN I COULD WORKOUT REALLY HARD, RESTRICT AND LOSE 20/25 LBS IN 2/3 MONTHS. I WAS UNDER SEVERE STRESS DURING THIS TIME AND ON TOP OF THAT I STARTED GETTING ANXIETY ATTACKS WHICH I DO NOT GET ANYMORE BY THE GRACE OF GOD. I AM MUCH MORE CALM, BUT DO HAVE ANGER OUTBURSTS ONCE IN AWHILE (POOR HUBBY! LOL)
I hope all of this helps ... are you a DR? I appreciate all of your help!!!!!