Hello All! I have been nudged while reading your comments, to make a quick post about the possible other triggers to Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. Although this info is a bit dated (not seriously dated however, but from last year), I feel it touches on an area that hasn’t got enough attention from the Hashimoto’s community and that is cross-reactive grains/foods. My daughter was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s last year and is in the process of getting a cross-reactive food test. I will be taking one in July so this will add some new info to our current diet (gluten free).
I definitely am not just true gluten free; I am also avoiding eggs (suspicious based on some asthma symptoms after eating them) and have stayed away from soy too. I always avoid ingredients you can’t pronounce, don’t know what they are or just plainly know not to eat them, such as aspartame and other fake foods. So, my success thus far could be due to some of the other foods I am avoiding in addition to the gluten free diet. It will be good to troubleshoot as I go and love getting comments from all of you. Together, we can learn faster than one at a time.
Here’s the podcast that really helped me get past the gluten free diet (meaning looking to additional food issues as a possible component). But honestly, so far, I am convinced that a Hashimoto’s sufferer should be at the minimum truly gluten free in order to help troubleshoot other food reactions as part of the puzzle.
In this Dr. Datis Kharrazian’s interview with Wellness Underground, one of the most influential podcasts leading me to my current journey, you will grasp the importance of not even having a smidgen of gluten unless you want to trigger an all out attack. I truly thank Sean Croxton and his radio show for getting me to information that has helped me tremendously!
I have not forgotten about the full update on my symptoms, diet, and success thus far on the true gluten free diet. I hope to do this in the next few days.
Thank you to all who have contributed by commenting. It is so nice to know we are not alone in this journey and can help each other.
Here’s to better health!
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