Did your doctor test you for celiac disease before advising a gluten free diet? Celiac disease can be asymptomatic and it is commonly linked to Hashimoto’s and/or Type 1 Diabetes (same genes — just a “heads up”). If clear of celiac disease the diet might be helpful, or consider the autoimmune Paleo diet which is also gluten free. Scripps in San Diego did a study on Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis patients. Small study but they achieved a 78% remission. They are now testing Hashimoto’s patients.
The gluten-free diet did eliminate my nodules and enlarged thyroid, but I still must take thyroid hormone replacement (have had Hashimoto’s for 20 years). Not sure if it was the diet or because I treated my celiac disease. Calm down one autoimmune disorder and the others calm down. That is one of my theories. Be on the look out for autoimmune gastritis as it is also linked to Hashimoto’s and I have that too.
So, please consider going back on gluten, get tested and then treat your Hashimoto’s with a diet.
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