Gluten, along with all other food allergies, are known causes of thyroid dysfunction. These cause inflammatory reactions. Gluten causes autoimmune responses in a large number of people and may be responsible for Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, a common autoimmune disease of the thyroid. About 30 percent of people with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis have an autoimmune response to gluten, and it often goes unnoticed.
Gluten sensitivity can cause your gastrointestinal system to malfunction. The food you eat is not completely digested, often resulting in leaky gut syndrome. Then these food particles pass into your blood, where your body incorrectly identifies them as antigens, substances that shouldn’t be there, and then produces antibodies against them. These antigens are similar to molecules in your thyroid gland. Your body then mistakenly attacks your thyroid. This is called an autoimmune response, where your body attacks itself. Tests can be done for gluten and any other food sensitivities, including assessing your IgG and IgA antibody levels.
Try to completely eliminate gluten from your diet for at least 30 days. If symptoms improve during the elimination period, 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 the food groups are trying to promote. There is no problem with properly or traditionally fermented soy products such as natto, miso, and tempeh. These are the unfermented soy products that you should avoid, such as soy meat, soy milk, or soy cheese.
Bromine is a common endocrine disruptor. It competes for the same receptors that are used in the thyroid gland to capture iodine. This results in the inhibition of thyroid hormone production. This results in the weakening of the state 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 cancers we see today at extremely high rates. This phenomenon is important enough to have received its own name: the Bromide Preeminence Theory.
In addition to psychiatric and thyroid issues, bromine toxicity can manifest in several 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 can be regularly found in a number of elements, such as:
Pesticides, especially methyl bromide, used primarily on strawberries.
Baked goods and some flours often contain a “dough conditioning agent” called potassium bromate
Soft drinks and all other citrus flavored sodas, 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 manage to free your body of toxic halides, the more it is able to fix iodine, and the better your thyroid functions.
To increase fluoride and bromide secretions:
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 aggressors of the thyroid. Your thyroid function is intimately linked to your adrenal functions, which are closely affected by how you handle stress.
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