Gut Health

Should I avoid lectins when I have Hashimoto’s?

Last week I read a book entitled The Plant Paradox – The Hidden Dangers in “Healthy Foods that Cause Disease and Weight Gain, by Dr Steven Gundry.  The premise of the book is that many of the foods that people consider healthy, like certain fruit,  vegetables and whole grains, contain the antinutrient lectins, which is […]

Unrecognized gluten sensitivity

Unrecognized gluten sensitivity has been associated with a wide variety of health problems, including thyroid disease.  You don’t have to have celiac disease to be sensitive to gluten.  You may not even indicate that you have a problem with gluten, like acute abdominal symptoms such as bloating, gas, or even diarrhea.   Dr. Terry Wahls, the […]

A gluten-free diet to improve iron levels

Hypothyroidism and anemia (not having enough healthy red blood cells or hemoglobin to carry oxygen in the body) go hand-in-hand.  Low iron levels could be one of many possible causes for anemia.  One possible cause is that hypothyroidism leads to a deficiency in stomach acid, which may lead to poor iron absorption.  Also, women who […]