For many autoimmune hypothyroid patients (around 90% of us with hypothyroidism), following a gluten free diet and lifestyle is key to helping them feel better and manage their condition more effectively.
But what happens if you’re ‘glutened’ by mistake?
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I haven’t written a review on a recipe book before, but this one is a must.
Having received Gluten is my BITCH from my other half as a present last year, I was firstly excited to read some more gluten free recipes, but was soon also delighted by the humorous commentary it’s delivered with. You see, April Peveteaux has written a book that combines recipes with memoirs, rants and ramblings of all that is being allergic to or otherwise angry at gluten.
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We often see infographics and articles shared around the internet about foods that we should avoid when we have hypothyroidism, such as goitrogens, soy and gluten, but what about foods that are good for us?
Give us the list of stuff we can eat without feeling guilty!
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When you travel somewhere different, being sure that you’ll have something to eat when you follow a specific diet can be a little hard. Especially if your trip is revolving around food with friends, catch up over a drink or even ordering a take-away. It can be a minefield!
But being gluten free in London was easy the other week. One gem I discovered was the Beyond Bread Bakery.
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Travelling with a chronic illness can seem daunting. Especially if you also have specific dietary requirements and/or your medication isn’t conventional.
So I thought I’d share a few tips I’ve learnt since having hypothyroidism and travelling around the world.
I wrote this post back in November last year, but scheduled it to post this summer in preparation for all of you going on your hols!
Stomach acid is needed in the body to break down food and get rid of bad bacteria. It is made as and when you eat, but many hypothyroid patients have low stomach acid, which leads to GORD, GERD, acid reflux, heartburn, indigestion, acid regurgitation, difficulty swallowing, chest pain/discomfort, cough and even hoarseness.
Research has found that the older your body gets, the lower your levels of stomach acid can become, but many hypothyroid patients are surprised to learn that their acid reflux can be related to a poorly treated underactive thyroid/hypothyroidism/Hashimoto’s. Continue reading “Acid Reflux, Low Stomach Acid and Hypothyroidism”
Patients with Hashimoto’s, which by the way is approximately 90% of all Hypothyroid patients, tend to have the regular load of hypo symptoms, but also tend to have things like acid reflux, brain fog, a leaky gut, nutrient deficiencies, anaemia/low iron, food allergies/sensitivies and adrenal fatigue as well.
You can find out if you have Hashimoto’s by completing two blood tests: TPOAB and TGAB. If they are over the range, you can assume your autoimmune culprit for your hypothyroidism is Hashimoto’s. More info about Hashimoto’s can be found here.
In this post, I’m going to cover ways in which you can treat, manage and help your Hashimoto’s and its symptoms. There is no cure for Hashimoto’s, but it can be put in to remission; basically, antibodies lowered and kept more under control and better managed.
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Did you know that you could be sensitive to gluten i.e. have it still cause you symptoms or problems, but not be full blown coeliac? (Spelt Celiac outside of the UK). Continue reading “The Difference Between Being Coeliac and Gluten Sensitive”
I refer to days when my hypothyroid symptoms are particularly bad as a ‘bad thyroid day’. I’ve had bad thyroid days when my hypothyroidism hasn’t been under control and when it has. Even now, with a good TSH, Free T3 and Free T4, I have bad thyroid days from time to time.
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