Why Go Gluten Free?
Most of us are familiar with falling victim to the ‘carbs of wrath’ over holidays, special occasions, or just out of sheer exhaustion. Whether you’re battling inflammation or health issues, or simply tired from the 40-hour work week, eating clean is not easily attainable. Carbohydrates, specifically the ‘white carbohydrates’ such as gluten (found in bread, pasta, and pastries), are general fallbacks in many daily diets that can upset the body balance despite eating ‘clean.’
Gluten is damaging for so many people, specifically those struggling with thyroid issues, mast cell activation, Lyme disease, diabetes, MTHFR mutations and general inflammation issues.
According to an article published in Endocrine Connections, “In most patients who strictly followed a 1-year GFD [gluten free diet], there was a normalization of subclinical hypothyroidism, suggesting that in distinct cases, gluten withdrawal may single-handedly reverse the abnormality.” (54). The article goes on to explain that following a gluten free diet regardless of what thyroid disease one suffers from can reverse the autoimmune factor of the disease that flows from diet.
Hundreds of other peer-reviewed articles support the link between gluten, inflammation and autoimmune in chronic illness. You can read up on my favorite articles under Resources.
Axing gluten in the modern-day diet can be difficult, but worth it. Check out my thirty day diet plan for thyroid rehabilitation and reset! Complete with snack selections and easy-to-make recipes for the on-the-go lifestyle, this plan gently introduces the gluten free diet change so it can be easily implemented and affordable!
Lerner, A., Jeremias, P., & Matthias, T. (2017). Gut thyroid axis and celiac disease. Endocrine Connections, 6(4). 52-58. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5435852/