hello knowledgable people
I’ve been gluten free for awhile, thinking gluten interferes with the absorption of thyroid hormones into the cells. But a friend told me gluten attacks the thyroid
FYI I have secondary hypothyroidism (pituitary gland is malfunctioning and not producing enough TSH for the thyroid). My thyroid is not impacted ie no hashis.
I’m on 4 1/2 grains of NDT.
Any advice/science to help me please? I could do without being gf if I can. ☺️
have you excluded it then reintroduced it to see what happens?
For testing absorption, I’m thinking you’d have to do a few weeks of the same exact conditions and repeat test twice (one without and one with) to see if it impacts your absorption (which would be complicated to replicate).
There are multiple reasons to avoid gluten and not all related to an intolerance… I think it’s a personal trial and error thing (unless tested for coeliac obvs).
I’ll be interested to hear what you find out. I’ve had real challenges going GF. It seems most of my kitchen is coated in it 😫 plus there is the family apathy and disbelief
😂 I hear you.
I’m also (mostly) vegan, so people look at me in disbelief when I tell them don’t eat pasta and bring my own bread. But it really isn’t that bad…
I’ve not tried to reintroduce gluten. Obviously had a few lapses on holiday, but I’m pretty strict.
I’ll give it a go to see how I feel, if it’s not clear cut…
so people look at me in disbelief when I tell them don’t eat pasta
There are plenty of sources for gluten-free pasta. These days I buy Tesco's own brand, which is surprising considering how bad it used to be. I like Barilla as well. Personally, I think gf pasta has improved a lot since I first started using it nearly ten years ago. I used to think it was vile when I was first looking for a brand I could bear to eat.
Believe it or not, I don’t really like pasta. (I know, weird…)
It’s more that a lot meat eaters think that if you are (nearly) vegan you must eat either pasta or sandwiches.
And you are right, the gf versions of anything are really good. Genius bread is really nice.