Category Archives for "Gluten"

Gluten Allergy and Thyroid Disease: What You Need to Know

What is the link between gluten allergy and thyroid disease? This is an especially important question for anyone suffering from an autoimmune thyroid disease, namely Hashimoto’s thyroiditis or Graves’ disease. Research has found that someone with autoimmune thyroid disease (AITD) is at substantially higher risk of having celiac disease (an autoimmune reaction to gluten), while […]

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Is There a Gluten and ADHD Link?

A link between diet and ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) was first researched in the 1970s, with studies focusing on artificial colors and preservatives. Studies over the last two decades have shown that diet can have a significant impact on ADHD symptoms, prompting the American Academy of Pediatrics to support eliminating preservatives and food colorings […]

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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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Why is Celiac Disease on the Rise? – Anchor Wellness Center

Over the last decade, we have seen more and more restaurants offering gluten-free menus, and whole aisles in the grocery store become dedicated to gluten-free products. This is in response to the increasing number of people being diagnosed with Celiac disease, but it begs the question, why is Celiac disease on the rise? What is […]

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Gluten & Dairy Are Like Addictive Drugs to the Brain

Scientists have proven what many of us have learned the hard way: Gluten, dairy, and processed foods trigger addictive responses in the same way commonly abused drugs do. The more processed (i.e., high carb) and fatty a food is, the more likely it is to cause addiction, and the most addictive foods contain cheese, with […]

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