Sunday, August 22, 2010
thyroid gluten connection?
I have been taking meds for low thyroid function for over a year and the endocrinologist thought it was interesting that I have been gluten free for almost five years now. She said another of her patients had just told her that she( on her own) decided to be gluten free. This is not earth shattering news, it seems being gluten free is almost in-vogue these days...the latest elimination diet etc...gluten free has become a term people know about and almost embrace...so...thyroid...I have been learning a lot about this butterfly shaped metabolic administrator and had to have biopsies for testing due to a nodule on my thyroid recently so I am awaiting news from the pathologist this week to see if it is cancer...in my exhausting googling I ran across a reference to people having this Hashimoto component to the low thyroid (which I have been told I have)is often found in middle aged women (that I am) and type I diabetics (I am not) and celiacs (tested negative BUT I had been gluten free so it was not conclucive)...thoughts on this? Interesting.