Thyroid Disease, autoimmune thyroiditis, is an autoimmune disease. Celiac is an autoimmune disease. They are related. Again this is one of those chicken or egg scenario’s. Wheat? malabsorption of ???, Trauma, Celiac, Genetic. BUT what does matter is, removing WHEAT GLUTEN could actually cure the Thyroid as well as the gut!!!
Studies are showing that those with Celiac are 4 times more likely to also develop Thyroid disease. Those with thyroid disease are finding that they have undiagnosed Celiac, AND that removing wheat gluten is improving the thyroid disease, if not curing it!
Many on each ‘side’ celiac and thyroid have research and numbers and information to share: .celiaccentral.org thyroid/, thyroid-info.com ,celiac.com, Stop the Thyroid Madness. ,just to name a few.
Most relate Thyroid issues and Celiac issues together by each being an ‘autoimmune disease’ . Which they are. But another consideration is that Celiac, or Gluten intolerance is affecting the absorptions of Vitamin A, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Magnesium, and B vitamins, ALL of these are needed by the Thyroid and or Pituitary (vitamin A and the Thyroid)for proper functioning. So if the body is not absorbing, due to the gluten, then the other organs are being affected and causing other issues, these issues are being treated, but not the true cause… GLUTEN INTOLERANCE. Remove the wheat, then the body can absorb then the thyroid can heal, then… All better now.
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Great ifaormntion Kristen! I didn’t know that gluten sensitive people didn’t have the intestinal damage. Interesting….