Do You Have A Thyroid Disease?

I am reposting this article written by Chris Kresser LAc as he did such a great job on it: The Gluten-Thyroid Connection

Basically, 90% of the cases of hypothyroidism are actually autoimmune thyroid disease (i.e. hashimoto's or graves disease) meaning that there are antibodies present that are attacking the thyroid gland. Recent analyses show that there is a very strong connection between gluten intolerance and thyroid antibodies–basically the body mistakes the gluten protein (gliadin) as thyroid tissue and it just attacks and attacks. This leaves the thyroid patient who is eating gluten with a severely inflamed body (achey joints, skin rashes, brain fog, poor memory, sinus and lung issues, and more!) and a weak immune system.

Bottom line: if you have a thyroid disease read this article and avoid gluten!

As well, if you have any autoimmune disease (i.e. fibromyalgia, endometriosis, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, ms) you should strongly consider removing gluten from your diet. Your body and your health will thank you!

And to go one step further, if you are a women struggling with infertility–remove gluten. The inflammation and aggravation gluten wreaks on your body and your immune system could be the cause of your infertility.

I have seen such drastic differences in my patients who remove gluten from their diet.

About Aimee Raupp, MS, LAc

Aimee Raupp, MS, LAc, is a renowned women’s health & wellness expert and the best- selling author of the books Chill Out & Get Healthy, Yes, You Can Get Pregnant, and Body Belief. A licensed acupuncturist and herbalist in private practice in New York, she holds a Master of Science degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and a Bachelor’s degree in biology from Rutgers University. Aimee is also the founder of the Aimee Raupp Beauty line of hand-crafted, organic skincare products. This article was reviewed's editorial team and is in compliance with our editorial policy.


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