Hidden Health Challenges With Gluten Sensitivity & Thyroid

By | April 18, 2013

Gluten Sensitivity & Thyroid – The Hidden Health Challenges?

There seems to be hidden health challenges that are becoming more common today according to the experts .

Having had so many symptoms of gluten sensitivity myself it is remarkable to me how many illnesses are in fact related to gluten.

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In fact Dr. Osborne says, “A new study sheds light on the fact that selenium deficiency can be caused by gluten induced malabsorption.  The researchers go on to say that Selenium deficiency can cause thyroid diseases and can lead to unregulated inflammatory damage…

It is no medical mystery that gluten can cause vitamin and mineral deficiencies.  Selenium is a mineral with multiple functions within the body.  A short list of some of selenium’s more common roles is listed below:

  • It plays a role in the production of active thyroid hormone (see chart below).
  • It is a powerful anti-inflammatory and helps to regulate immune function.
  • It plays a role in blood viscosity (reduces excessive clotting of the blood).
  • It drives the most powerful antioxidant system in the body.

This study points out that no only does gluten induced selenium deficiency cause abnormal thyroid hormone production, it leads to excessive inflammation and autoimmune disease.

In previous posts we have discussed how going on a gluten free diet can lead to fat loss.  This is one of those mechanisms as hypothyroid disease is a common manifestation of gluten intolerance.”

Here is Dr. Osborne To explain the Hidden Health Challenges of Gluten Sensitivity & Thyroid:

So there you have more information on the impact gluten sensitivity is having on health!  If you feel you want more information on this important health topic here is the link to the Gluten Free Society, Click Here (affiliate link)

Share your comments below if you have found the hidden health challenges with gluten sensitivity & thyroid?

 

16 thoughts on “Hidden Health Challenges With Gluten Sensitivity & Thyroid

  1. Oceana LeBlanc

    Escellent information, thank you! I have gluten sensitivity and I truly do notice even inside of a day that when I eat something with gluten in it, I feel awful afterwards. Lately my thyroid has suddenly been off a little as well, and the connection cannot be ignored. Thanks for educating us so clearly and simply. Well done.

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    1. Wendy Bottrell Post author

      Thank you Oceana. Yes I can totally relate to how you feel when you eat something with gluten. I call it getting glutenized! Those times when I don’t realize a particular food has gluten in it. And I generally don’t make the same mistake twice. 🙂 Let me know if I can help.

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  2. Kat

    What an informative blog post, I had no idea that there were so many implications of a sensitivity to gluten. Happy UBC!
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    1. Wendy Bottrell Post author

      When I felt I was gluten sensitive I decided to experiment for 30 days living gluten free to see if I felt any change in my health, energy, digestive issues ect. I felt I could make the change for 30 days easily and then decide if I would continue. It has been almost a year and a half living gluten free and those first 30 days were really important because I began to feel so much better so quickly. Thanks for connecting and please let me know if I can help. Best Regards, Wendy

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  3. Debra Moser

    Excellent, thank you for sharing. I have celiac disease and found out I had a B12 deficiency because of it. This blog has helped me and I will ensure I get my thyroid tested.

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    1. Wendy Bottrell Post author

      Excellent! Thanks for connecting. Let me know if I can help. 🙂

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  4. Joy Healey

    Hi Wendy

    This is a great post and just shows how inter-related everything is health-wise, how one problem can lead to another unexpected one, and stressing the importance of minerals.
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    1. Wendy Bottrell Post author

      Thank you for connecting. Very true, everything is inter-related for health.

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    1. Wendy Bottrell Post author

      Yes if someone is gluten intolerant or gluten sensitive it can be quite a challenge 🙂

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  5. Sunni

    I have a hypothyroid and an allergy to gluten along with a dozen other foods which are oddly expanding daily. They that infiltrate just about everything it seems. I found my own doctors pretty useless and figured out all if this on my own. Finally a very expensive blood test confirmed what I found. What the blood test did not say was that it was not just gluten, but every other grain too. It is so nice to see medical folks finally getting to this. Oceana shared this link with me. Thanks to you and O.

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    1. Wendy Bottrell Post author

      Hi Sunni, yes if you are sensitive or intolerant to gluten eliminating all grains will be necessary! Here are a couple of resources that you may find very useful! This one is a 3 part FREE video series The 7 habits of the Gluten Free Warrior, excellent info. https://peterosborne.infusionsoft.com/go/7EHGFW/wendyb/

      This is a great Foods that contain gluten list, https://peterosborne.infusionsoft.com/go/FWG/wendyb/
      Let me know if you have any questions or I can help. Best Regards, Wendy

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  6. Amy

    Hey Wendy, this is so interesting. I’ve been low-thyroid since I was in my teens. Now I’m wondering if I should experiment by going on a gluten fast, too. Difficult thing to cut out for me!
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    1. Wendy Bottrell Post author

      Hey Amy, experimenting is an awesome way to test! When I began the journey of living gluten free my first test was 30 days. My plan was to see if I felt different or better. I felt so much better my next experiment was for 90 days. Now almost a year and a half later it is amazing how bad I feel if I have any gluten. Hope that helps. And do not hesitate to let me know if you have any questions. 🙂

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