Gluten, along with all other food allergies, are known causes of thyroid dysfunction. These trigger inflammatory reactions. Gluten causes autoimmune reactions in a large number of people and may be responsible for Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, a common autoimmune thyroid disease. About 30 percent of people with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis have an autoimmune reaction to gluten that often goes unnoticed.
Gluten sensitivity can cause your gastrointestinal system to malfunction. The food you eat is not fully digested, which often leads to leaky gut syndrome. Then those food particles get into your blood, where your body mistakenly identifies them as antigens, substances that shouldn’t be there, and then makes antibodies against them. These antigens are similar to the molecules in your thyroid. Your body then mistakenly attacks your thyroid. This is called an autoimmune reaction, where your body attacks itself. Tests can be done for gluten and other food intolerances, including determining your IgG and IgA antibody levels.
Try to eliminate gluten from your diet completely for at least 30 days. If symptoms improve during the elimination phase and then return when gluten is reintroduced, a diagnosis of non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS) can be made.
2. Unfermented soy
Believe it or not, soy is not the healthy diet food that food groups are trying to promote. There’s no problem with properly or traditionally fermented soy products like natto, miso, and tempeh. These are the unfermented soy products you should avoid, like soy meat, soy milk, or soy cheese.
Bromine is a common endocrine disruptor. It competes for the same receptors used in the thyroid to capture iodine. This leads to an inhibition of the production of thyroid hormones. This leads to a weakening of the condition of the thyroid gland. When you ingest or absorb bromine, it displaces iodine, and this iodine deficiency leads to an increased risk of breast, thyroid, ovarian, and prostate cancer. The types of cancer we see at extremely high rates today. This phenomenon is important enough to have its own name: the bromide preeminence theory.
In addition to psychiatric and thyroid problems, bromine toxicity can manifest itself in various forms. Skin rashes and severe acne, loss of appetite with abdominal pain, fatigue, metallic taste in the mouth and cardiac arrhythmias are often noted. Bromine occurs regularly in a number of elements, such as:
Pesticides, especially methyl bromide, are mainly used on strawberries.
Baked goods and some flours often contain a “dough conditioner” called potassium bromate
Soft drinks and all other citrus flavored lemonades in the form of brominated vegetable oils
Flame retardants such as polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) used in textiles, carpets, upholstery and mattresses
The more you can rid your body of toxic halides, the more iodine it can bind and the better your thyroid will function.
To increase fluoride and bromide secretion:
Increase your intake of iodine and vitamin C
Choose unrefined sea salt
Take Epsom salt baths
4. Stress and Adrenal Function
Stress is one of the worst attackers of the thyroid. Your thyroid function is closely linked to your adrenal functions, which are heavily influenced by how you deal with stress.
* Presse Santé strives to convey health knowledge in a language accessible to all. In NO CASE can the information given replace the advice of a doctor.
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