Is There a Connection Between Hashimotos Thyroiditis and Celiac Disease?

Posted by on Aug 16, 2007 in autoimmune, gluten sensitivity, hashimotos thyroiditis, Mary Shomon, Sally Fallon, thyroid disease, thyroiditis, Wheat Intolerance | 79 comments

Update: Please see my follow-up post here describing how I did not do the TRUE gluten free diet properly as suspected in this post. My conclusion in the post below that it would not help is only based on doing it improperly. This post describes the proper way to do the gluten free diet. My journey shows the need for great care in understanding whether you are doing something right before concluding it doesn’t work. 🙂 And this post describes the success it had! _________________________________ For many years I’ve wondered if I could somehow reverse my Hashimotos Thyroiditis by finding the “root” problem. I began to entertain the thinking that there was a connection between autoimmune thyroid disease and gluten sensitivity. After some research, I found articles that seemed to point me further in that direction like the following one from Mary Shomon: According to research recently reported on in the medical journal Digestive Diseases and Sciences, a significant number of patients with autoimmune thyroid disease also have celiac disease. Celiac disease is a disorder that causes the intestines to react abnormally to gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye, barley, oats, spelt,kamut, and other related grains. “…researchers found that…organ-specific autoantibodies (i.e., thyroid antibodies) — will disappear after 3 to 6 months of a gluten-free diet.”

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What exactly IS Hashimotos Thyroiditis?

Posted by on Aug 16, 2007 in autoimmune, hashimotos thyroiditis, thyroid disease, thyroiditis, videos | 0 comments

I thought it would be appropriate to share a video I found a few years ago describing the techinical side of Hashimotos Thyroiditis. All the mumbo jumbo in the professional arena was really getting to me! Anyone with this disease will attest that some days, you really just don’t feel you can understand things let alone technical jargon about your disease! So view this little video when your brain fog is not too bad. 🙂 Here’s the video: Click here to download (requires Real Player)

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