Category Archives for "Celiac Disease"

The Relationship Between Gluten Intolerance and Thyroid Conditions

Gluten intolerance and thyroid conditions often go hand in hand, especially when it comes to autoimmune thyroid conditions (namely Graves’ disease and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis). Understanding the relationship between gluten intolerance and the thyroid and adopting a gluten-free diet can reduce your symptoms and improve your thyroid health. What is Gluten Intolerance? The most severe form […]

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Test for gluten intolerance if you have Hashimoto’s

Numerous studies show a strong link between gluten intolerance and Hashimoto’s disease, an autoimmune disease that attacks the thyroid gland, causing hypothyroidism. This is because gluten has a molecular structure that closely resembles thyroid tissue — gluten sensitivity triggers an attack on the thyroid gland. Gluten (technically, the correct term is gliadin), is the protein […]

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What is Celiac Disease & Gluten Intolerance?

With the popularity of gluten-free diets and products, you may be wondering what is Celiac disease and gluten intolerance? Celiac disease affects approximately 1% of the American population. This number does not sound significant until you realize that translates to 3 million Americans! Celiac disease involves an autoimmune response to gluten, a protein found primarily […]

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