Foods and Supplements for Thyroid and Adrenal Body Types : The Renegade Health Show Episode #713

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In the first two episodes, Dr. Cass Ingram talked about how to identify the body metabolic types…

Now he’s going to talk about food and supplements for the adrenal and thyroid types.

Take a look…

Your question of the day: What do you think about body typing so far? Is this the first time you’ve heard of this? Do you think it’s valid?

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Kevin Gianni

Kevin Gianni is a health author, activist and blogger. He started seriously researching personal and preventative natural health therapies in 2002 when he was struck with the reality that cancer ran deep in his family and if he didn’t change the way he was living — he might go down that same path. Since then, he’s written and edited 6 books on the subject of natural health, diet and fitness. During this time, he’s constantly been humbled by what experts claim they know and what actually is true. This has led him to experiment with many diets and protocols — including vegan, raw food, fasting, medical treatments and more — to find out what is myth and what really works in the real world.

Kevin has also traveled around the world searching for the best protocols, foods, medicines and clinics around and bringing them to the readers of his blog — which is one of the most widely read natural health blogs in the world with hundreds of thousands of visitors a month from over 150 countries around the world.


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  1. Kristin says:

    I LOVE this! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! I suffer from these issues and another perspective is WONDERFUL! More, more, more…..

  2. Jean Walker says:

    this is more than fascinating……totally relate thru life experience……………want to hear more

  3. do you know of a book on the subject?

  4. Grace says:

    Kev, I can’t thank you enough for posting this! So many people suffer from low thyroid and are getting messed around with in a huge way through allopathic medicine (15 years of first hand experience for me).

  5. I love Dr. Cass. I first saw him as a guest on a show called ‘Know the Cause’. I have been ordering oil of oregano from North American Herb and Spice for years. I swear by this oil from everything from colds to warts………….

  6. fran ricci says:

    Hello Kevin,
    This has been fantastic. I personally have had tremendous stress which affects adrenals, thyroid, and all hormones. I have been been eating raw and knew something was still not in order. As I went to a Gerson lecture it covered the thyroid and cell metabolism very thoroughly. This has been affirmation and in even greater detail, especially today. I am blessed by this and looking to getting to a higher level of health. Thanks for your awesome pursuit of health and wellness!

  7. ray c says:

    Which of his books would contain all of this information??

  8. Heather Hemphill says:

    I don’t know what to think about it. I am not sure where to place myself. I don’t have moons in my fingers but I am hot most of the time. And have hot flashes. I am 54 and normal weight. I eat a lot of greens and smoothies very little meat and generally avoid grains, sugar and starches.

    I have noticed a slight bit more tummy since I went through menopause and my skin is dryer.

    Maybe I will have to look into this more to understand it better.

  9. Beth says:

    I’m an adrenal type and can relate well to what he is saying.
    At home I drink filtered water with some sea salt or Himalayan salt. But, at work I don’t do this. Only water or green tea. Wouldn’t you know it, I have cold hands & feet at work, and I feel like I have the cold sweats. No problems at home.

    Looks like I’m bringing some salt to the office 😉

  10. Vitamin B12 says:

    Sounds very interesting, but I seem to be a completely mixed type. I have some traits of all of them. But some things in all of them are the complete opposite of me. I think I would need to read the book, as we only got part of the information. Would be good to have the whole vidoe to watch.

  11. Regina says:

    Hi Kevin & Ann Marie,

    Would this information benefit animals / my little dog Nicki 11yrs old?
    My dog was diagnosed with low thyroid – my homeopathic vet has prescribed Eltroxin and HTHY for her.
    Plus Heartgems Vit b. and Alpha Lipoic.

    Thanks so much for the great info you share.

  12. Jason says:

    No doubt, I am an Adrenal Type. What foods do you recomend for the Adrenal Type to thrive? He does not mention that much in this video about it.

  13. Rob says:

    These videos have been awesome. I’m so fascinated by this information. I’d love to hear more.

  14. Tammy says:

    Fascinating! It really opened my eyes up to some of my issues. Please keep it coming!

  15. crystal says:

    totally interested in his book. the little snippets of information only peak my curiousity. sounds like some great advice, went to the north american herb and spice site but couldnt get a handle on what to really purchase for my type. seems im a adrenal/thyroid mix. will there be a list of some recommended products.
    thanks kevin.

  16. Gordy says:

    Now you’re talking!!

    To openly identify your symptoms, issues, self-diagnosis of what body type you are… allows you to define many residual results /effects of your previous/current lifestyle. Through these helpful infomercials and suggested treatments, allows one to truly address personal concerns and conditions and apply natural remedies for safer and healthier HEALING regiments.

    Kev and Annmarie, I thank you again for continuing to be vulnerable and humbling to bring this awareness of health and happiness to the attentive masses!

    Many Blessing to you! Keep ’em coming!

  17. Angie Smith says:

    Yep. I didn’t think I was a “thyroid type” because of the way he described it in the earlier video of having a flat bum, but I have had low thyroid function for years. After a few years of eating raw & still not experiencing vibrant health, I have been attracted to a diet EXACTLY like Dr. Ingram described for a thyroid type: lots of dark leafy greens & lots of animal fat & protein: egg yolks, raw milk, organic milk products, seafood & other meats, no starch…since I started eating this way, I have been feeling stronger than I have felt in years, I don’t have to constantly wear a sweater & socks, and I use less blankets at night. I was told many years ago by a holistic practitioner that I was an adrenal type, and I didn’t even know what adrenals were at that point. I have definitely had symptoms of adrenal fatigue, though, especially the afternoon energy crashes. Lately I’ve noticed that when I follow my intuition and eat something really salty, I get my energy back. So I guess I’m a couple of “types” at once. I can’t wait to see what else he says to do for adrenals. I’m very interested in this information – THANK YOU!!!

  18. mb says:

    I’m glad to have this info but would like more details on how to correct low thyroid and adrenals. Thanks.

  19. Alberto says:

    Would you please Explore The pine pollen and put it
    on The show ? THANK YOU

  20. Karen Beattie says:


  21. Kristine says:

    Like others, I think I am not optimal across the types. I do appreciate learning some of the important elements to incorporate into my diet like Kelp and salt in my water. I have the wild oregano and will start taking it on a more regular basis.

  22. Rob says:

    This is BRILLIANT!!!

  23. Gen says:

    Very fascinating and makes so much sense! Please direct us to a book where we can learn more. Does Cas have one on this subject?

  24. Jan says:

    This is the first I heard of body typing and yes I feel it is valid. I do not fully understand it but todays video helps with how to eat for the different types.

  25. OM says:

    Very valid and helpful. If there is a place to go deeper into this please let us know. Some of us have been treating thyroid and adrenal issues with natural remedies for years and this information is a wonderful addition.

  26. Ed says:

    Hi, Kevin and Annmarie wishing you the best in this holiday season. I have been harsh with what Cass Inram has had to say, because it has hit home with a viewer that has a normal body tempature of 97.2. This is not a defect, but it does make me subject to Halyiod overload on my Iodine rescepetors. This makes my thyroid at risk .My best info on Iodine has come from “breast cancer” and the worldwide “curezone .org” their suggesting Iodoral suppimenting has been a major asset to this nutritional sinner.Brain fog lifting is common, but the visual improvement accrued is a plus from my empherical perspective. All I have to say about Cass Ingram today is that he is missing the mark for me. Mineralize, mineralize, mineralize. Thank You.

  27. Barbara W. says:

    Loving this series and Dr. Cass. More please 🙂

  28. Paulette Heller says:

    This is excellent and I want to hear more one this subject. I only have half moons on my thumbs, my body temp is low and I wear a sweater all the time. Please overlap this info and talk about it more. Someone asked for a book and I agree. I know definitely need to try to research this subject so I can get a better handle on my body. Thanks so much for this teaching.

  29. Deanna says:

    I really like Dr. Ingram. Good information. Have used his stuff off and on through the years. Thank you so much for having him on.

  30. josephinesped says:

    This explains why I crave red meat and greens even when I am not hungry; they are oxygenators. The Bladderwrack seaweed works great for me, too, but I have to stay off of any processed carbs for it to help me. The High-Raw style helps me keep all of this in a good balance. I love the Summer when I stay warm enough to eat a lot of cooling lettuce and hydrating raw fruit without feeling any bad effects for doing so.

  31. Ingrid (Australia) says:

    Dr Cass is spot on for me, Gianni!
    Brilliant information.

    A book literally fell onto my head while I was browing in a bookshop almost 20 years ago – a small paperback, fortunately.
    When I read the title “Hollywood Diet” I arrogantly dismissed it – however, it had fallen open on a page of thyroid types …. and I began to read…. and bought the book. It described me to a “T” – physically, mentally and emotionally.

    I had been an obsessive fruitarian, and then a fruit juicer – drinking only fruit juice from imported fruits (water never passed my lips). I was living in Ireland at the time, and everyone kept telling me I had anorexia nervosa. I was appalled – I thought I was being spiritual! However, in hindsight I realize my behaviour was pretty erratic – I would walk for miles in howling gales at midnight, became a recluse, drove my sports car like a demon, refused to have sex with my husband …. felt my consciousness was out of the body most of the time…. (quite a pleasant high). Then I was forced to be vaccinated while I was held prisoner on a ship, immediately got what I thought was the flu – and never recovered! Ended up with chronic fatigue – Epstein Barr virus etc. and then Graves Disease – (hyperthyroid), after being diagnosed with Lupus and MS.

    “The Book” told me I had to eat breakfast (ugh) – a protein breakfast, at that, eggs preferably. It took me years to be able to do that, and the eggs calmed me down immediately.

    Don’t know how I survived – I certainly would not go the way of slash/burn/poison which the doctors frightened me with, because my face was sweating for years, comatose alternating with high fevers, BP sometimes 240/160 !!! heart fibrillating – nothing in alternative healing mentioned for this condition except Bugleweed, which was not available.

    I will now even consider the red meat, which I could never come at before ……. only because my spine is in so much pain ….
    I’m willing to experiment.

    Thanks Gianni – You and Annemarie are beautiful.

    Regards, Ingrid

  32. Barbara says:

    I had chronic fatigue for 4 years before finding the raw food diet. the increase in water healed my 24 hour leg cramps. i am definitely low adrenal and have been adding salt to all my meals. so i can see the connection between low water, low salt and low electrolytes. i put ashwagandha herb into my green smoothie each morning and take lots of greens through out the day, and i am definitely 95% healed.

    these interviews are awesome. keep up the great work. does he have a book out there to explain all this?

    i thought moons in the nail bed were a bad sign. it sounds like he thinks it is healthy? why do you need them there to be healthy?


  33. Jasmine says:

    So fascinating! Thank you.

    I happen to have a book on metabolic typing waiting for me at the bookstore right now. Very timely.

    I don’t think it’s from cass Ingram, though. It’s “The metabolic typing diet” by William Wolcott and Trish Fahey. What do you think of their work? Any opinions?

  34. Dee says:

    So helpful, I would like to learn more about this, read one of his books. Thanks again for posting.

  35. Jessic a says:

    I am a perfect mix…. I am cold all the time-Thyroid Type
    I have a thin face and my clavicles show-Adrenal
    The little weight I carry is in my thighs/bum-pituitary

  36. janni says:

    seriously, SALT? is that the only thing that adrenals need to do? I sooo have sweaty palms and feet, i thought i had bad circulation as I always have to wear socks in bed! I want more things to eat that will help me stop peeing in the cold! its -15 out there at the moment!!!!

  37. freedom fighter says:

    wow such knowledge is so important I greatly appreciate you sharing this with people. I learned a lot just in this video alone your the man

  38. Cheri'-Louise Horton says:

    This information and the study of it makes more sense to me than any thing else. I feel that I can finally, once and for all, go for my healing with the assurance of taking the correct measures because the missing pieces of the puzzle are in place now. I am so relieved to hear what I just heard from Dr. Cass. I can relate to all that you stated, Ingrid, As well as Jessica. I am grateful for everyones statements, really encouraged by them and I won’t feel alone any more. It was beginning to feel like a hopeless situation, the more I did for myself and my waning health the more I struggled; those days will be over soon now that I have a clearer picture
    of my state of health. There are always answers if we continue to search them out.
    I thank all of you so much,


  39. Miranda says:

    It’s a very interesting subject to me as I have adrenal and thyroid issues. I didn’t appear to fit into either type physically, maybe because I have both – there were a few that applied to me but not all. Dr Ingram was interestingly talking about aldosterone, which is my problem, but he was talking about when it is low – mine is extremely high and this wasn’t covered. Very few doctors (even endocrinologists) are expert in this so it’s hard to find information and I just have to keep on taking medication no matter how perfect my diet is. I would have loved to hear something about high aldosterone and what could be done about it. The wild oregano for the thyroid is something I will definitely try and I’m thinking about ordering a few of Dr Ingram’s books. This is a great series.

  40. Mark Brend says:

    This is sound like really great information.
    Could I have it in laymen’s English, so I can apply it to my daily routine.
    I am about 60% – 80% raw vegan so what unprocessed plant / seed etc do i need to add to my diet to get the benefits mentioned in this video.

    Many thank

  41. This Dr is brilliant. I cannot believe how many Dr’s I speak to who know none of this info, nor about my own condition (CFS).

    I’ve had CFS 10+ years, and in 2008 my adrenals totally crashed. I was in ER 6 times in 6 weeks from such low blood pressure/OI/Pots and they couldn’t find the problem ’till I insisted they do a stim test (Insulin tolerance test) because I had such obvious symptoms of very low adrenals.

    I have ended up on permanent hydrocortisone, which unfortunatley makes the CFS worse for me! I gained weight which is awesome as I was so skinny. However my brain function reduced drastically since HC, and I also have many symptoms of low thyroid now. Most often cold when its normal temp & everyone else is warm, etc. Low immune system and fungal probs as Dr Cass describes here. Would be fantastic to see a Dr with knowledge like he has! 🙂

    To answer the question, ABSOLUTELY metabolic typing is extremely valid.

  42. Lilith says:

    HE IS DESCRIBING ME!! I am so adrenal, it’s scary! 😮
    So… the cure is salt?! And aldosterone?!
    Where do I get aldosterone?! 😮

    He puts so much info in so little time – have listened over and over to try to get it all… a summation and some tools to what to do would be nice…

    Thanks for an EXCELLENT show! 🙂

  43. Emma says:

    I think it’s very intersting, but I am SO confused! I am like a mix between Thyroid and Adrenal… Can’t you post a picture of different bodytypes and say what body type they are? Maybe I could figure it out then hehe.. If somebody can help me figure out which bodytype I am I would be very happy! 😀

    This is a little discription of how I look like:
    I am skinny, small breasts and almost no ass 😛
    If I put on some weight it is on my belly (love handles)…
    I live in the north of Europe (Sweden)
    My hair is very think, healthy and curly,
    My nails are strong
    I have freckles, big hands and feet, very tall and
    I can only see the moons on my tumbs….

    Have a great day! : D
    Best, Emma

  44. lisa says:

    Thank for taking the time to post this video. The info is awesome. Also, the video helps bring awareness to low adrenal and the need for additional sodium.

  45. Kim says:

    Still confused. Without a thyroid, how do you supplement, besides hormone?

  46. Susie says:

    I think it would be super-fantastic to have an expert that knows all the different types of medicine and theories (Ayurveda, Chinese, body types, nutritional types, astrology, Myers Briggs, etc…) and combine them all together to cross reference and create comprehensive typing.

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