Eat for your Blood Type & Thyroid Function




I am more than a little bit intrigued as to what blood type many of us are, who have had or still have hypothyroidism?


Dr. D'Adamo suggests that it is likely that those with an O blood type may suffer with thyroid problems, and in addition, are more likely to suffer from cysts (all types in all areas of the body), and also therefore more likely to develop thyroid cysts and nodules.

I am blood type O - so obviously - I found this a little interesting!

However, without further research to look into, statistical backup or even anecdotal knowledge of how many people with a thyroid dysfunction are blood type 'O', I am left more intrigued.

With more questions unanswered than answered:

So I am wondering aloud: How many of you are blood type 'O' too?

Why not put your thyroid condition and blood type down in the comments of my facebook page: hypothyroidfree - and we can get an idea of statistics below?

Many people with a thyroid disorder are aware that 'Kelp' is a potential supplemental food, for those with an underachieve thyroid.

However, Dr. D'Adamo suggests that incorporating either "Bladderwrack" or "Kelp" (both blue-green seaweeds) into the diet of an "O" blood type, can be very beneficial, as it can:

  • Prevent the adherence of H.pylori in the digestive tract (a common pathogen found in many people with hypothyroidism)

  • Bind many of the more problematic blood type O lectins, bacteria, and microorganisms (those organisms with a preference or a “sweet tooth” for fucose can often be more problematic for "O" types)

  • Increase Iodine levels

  • Increase trace minerals

There are even reports on the internet of some people reducing their symptoms through changing to eat according to his 'blood type' diet.

Again, I would really like to hear from any of you who have tried this, and what experiences and symptom changes you have noticed.

Please feel free to share your experiences here: in the comments of my facebook page: hypothyroidfree


Lastly, I thought that I would share some of the foods that are found online that are helpful for the different blood types. I have included all 4 blood types here, as I am sure that not all of us with a thyroid issue, are only blood type "O" (although hopefully we will get n insight from everyones comments on my facebook page: hypothyroidfree ...)

All of these blood type food suggestions are as according to Dr. Peter J. D'Adamo & The Blood Type Diet®, and can be found elsewhere online. They are shared here for your further interest and research.

This is the top ten Dietary recommendations for blood type "O"

  1. Lean, organic, grass fed red meat

  2. Richly oiled cold-water fish (particularly halibut and cod)

  3. Olive Oil

  4. Walnuts

  5. Seaweed - specifically Bladderwrack / Kelp

  6. Spinach, collards, kale - Add more greens to your diet with Greens Balance

  7. Garlic

  8. Berries (particularly blueberries and elderberries)

  9. Ginger

  10. Green Tea

This is the top ten Dietary recommendations for blood type "A"

  1. Soy based foods

  2. Richly oiled cold-water fish (particularly salmon and sardines)

  3. Olive Oil

  4. Walnuts

  5. Dark leafy greens (particularly spinach, kale and Swiss chard) Add more greens to your diet with Greens Balance

  6. Garlic

  7. Onion

  8. Berries (particularly blueberries and elderberries)

  9. Ginger

  10. Green Tea

This is the top ten Dietary recommendations for blood type "B"

  1. Lean, organic, grass fed lamb or mutton

  2. Richly oiled cold-water fish (particularly halibut and sardines)

  3. Cultured dairy (yogurt, kefir)

  4. Olive Oil

  5. Walnuts

  6. Maitake/shiitake mushrooms

  7. Onion

  8. Berries (cranberry, elderberries)

  9. Watermelon

  10. Green Tea


This is the top ten Dietary recommendations for blood type "A/B"

  1. Soy beans and soy based products

  2. Richly oiled cold-water fish (salmon and sardines)