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Type O and Prozac


Hi. I am taking 20mg of Prozac, pre- natals,as well as 112mcg synthroid, and breastfeeding my 8 week old son. I just started the type O diet. Can I take the amino acids tyrosine and arginine, along with bladder wrack? (I have battled bulemia for many years~ the prozac is for that). Thank You!!!


The tyrosine and arginine are after all major components of the protein in our diet, so they should not be a problem. The Fucus (bladderwarck), I am less I am less sure about, because it has some mild effects on the thyroid, although its predominant sugar, fucose, is found in highest concentration in human milk over other mammalian species.

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