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I am brank spanking new to this site and to living gluten free. This topic caught my eye!!!!
I've been suffering from cold sensitivty and had no idea that gluten may play a role. Pieces are really starting to come together now which amazes me!
I have a long medical history and I won't bore you with it. Let's just sum it up to say I'm in remission from 2 different types of cancer. Pretty sure chemo is to blame for a few of my problems but at least I'm alive.
My chiropractor is the one who figured out that I cannot tolerate gluten. And as far as cold sensitivity, well I have every symptom of hypo thryroid but my bloodwork is always within normal limits. That was until they tested my TPO antibodies. I was so far above the limit! That means that while my body prduces thyroid hormone in normal amounts the anitbodies attack it and "my normal" needs to be as close to zero as possible without going hyper-throid. BUT...now that I see a correlation between gluten and cold it's making more sense!!! It must all be related! I can't stress how much I dreaded the fall...never mind winter in Boston no less. Suffered from cold like it was nobody's business.
I've only been gluten free for almost a week but already am starting to feel better.
I cannot wait to dig into this site. You all seem amazing and helpful and I hope to contribute too!