This is what you really need to know about the thyroid gland and gluten.
0:00 What you need to know if you have a thyroid condition
0:34 Gluten and the thyroid 2:08 What you can do
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Most thyroid conditions involve autoimmune thyroid disease. 90% of hypothyroid conditions are Hashimoto’s disease, and 70% of hyperthyroid conditions are Graves’ disease.
Gluten is a protein in grains, and it creates celiac, which is an inflammatory condition. Gluten turns into gliadin in the digestive system. Gliadin is a protein that looks very similar to a certain enzyme in the thyroid.
If you have antibodies that attack gluten, anytime you consume gluten, these antibodies are not going to just attack that. They’re also going to attack the thyroid.
Whether or not you have a hypothyroid or hyperthyroid condition, you may want to completely remove gluten from your diet. Every time you consume it, the body will see it as a foreign invader and will attack it as well as the thyroid, creating an inflammatory state.