I Never Knew Food could affect me like this..
A blog post from 2011
Wow, is all I can really say! This gluten free journey has been one full of surprising twists and turns. I have now found out that I am also allergic to corn, soy, and casein. After only two days of removing casein/dairy I feel as though I lost about 20lbs. I never realized my bodies was having reaction. If you have been diagnose with Celiac disease or suspect gluten intolerance if I were you I would get tested for corn, soy and cow’s milk (casein). If you go to your doctor and they don’t want to do it, it’s time to find another one. You need to find a doctor that will work with you. Remember that you are paying your doctor to be your consultant.
I have also recently been reading the book Stop the thyroid madness and it definitely made me more aware regarding my thyroid issues. The book also explains that the gluten protein is very similar to that of the thyroid. I have Hashimoto’s Thyroiditus, an autoimmune disease that attacks the thyroid hormone as if it were a virus (the way I understand it). So, this is what may explain why I am hypothyroid but more than I was probably hyperthyroid previously.
After seeing the Dr. today she explained to me that usually once the gluten protein is removed from the diet, the milk protein is usually next because this protein is also very similar to thyroid. So, our bodies begin to see the casein as a foreign invader, too.
I wish I knew this when I was first diagnosed with Hashimoto’s it may have saved me a lot of my own detective work and seeking the right Doctor to assist me.
The book also recommends blood work to get if you feel you may have a thyroid issue or maybe you are medicated and still don’t feel optimal. This site is based upon patient experience and has been very helpful to me. Stop the Thyroid Madness also explains the importance of the Adrenals and how to get your adrenals tested. Most importantly, Stop the Thyroid Madness teaches you how to read your labs and based on patient experience where most of us may feel more optimal.
Types of Thyroid medication and my reaction
If you are anything like me and cannot have corn, keep in mind that Armour thryroid has corn it, but it w as gluten free last I checked.When I first switched from synthroid and went to Armour, my feet and hands got very dry. It turned out it was from the fillers in Armour thyroid.
I switched from Armour and have been taking Naturethroid it is casein, dairy, gluten, soy and corn free. Armour and Naturethroid are natural vs Synthroid and the generic thyroid medicines that are synthetic. You can find Nature-Throid at regular pharmacies. If you have more severe allergies Butterfield Pharmacy can compound almost any prescription you may need to fit your special needs and allergens. Butterfield pharmacy delivers and services the continental USA.