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.
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?