Gluten-Free Update: Second Blood Work Readings

Time flies.  As I’m writing this I’ve been gluten-free for over six months.  It certainly isn’t the worst thing in the world.  I much rather be gluten-free than dairy free.  But, as you may recall, if you’ve been reading, I’ve been gluten-free with the hope that it will minimize the effects of an autoimmune disease called Hashimotos that attacks the thyroid causing hypothyroidism.  Hopefully, by minimizing the Hashimotos, I can reduce the attack on my thyroid.

After two months gluten free my two Hashimoto’s antibodies had a significant drop of about 20-percent.  Three months later I got my blood drawn again.  This time the results were less stellar.  One antibody was down another 5-percent and the other was up about 5-percent.  Both were still lower than my original test that determined I had Hashimotos.  Both are still out of the normal range, although I’m not sure they will go back to the normal range.  The gluten-free goal is to […]

Gluten-Free Update: Second Blood Work Readings2017-09-12T19:31:28-04:00

Gluten Free: Hashimotos Antibodies

So I’ve been gluten free for about three months with as far as I know only one accidental gluten consumption.  If you’ve read some earlier blogs you know that I went gluten-free because I was diagnosed with hashimotos and hypothyroidism.  I didn’t want to have to go on medication for the rest of my life (my PCP’s suggestion) and so I thought I would try my naturopath’s suggestion (a gluten free diet).    My blood work after being gluten-free for three months showed positive results.  My thyroid was back in the normal range. And the antibodies for my hashitmotos (an autoimmune disease that attacks the thyroid) were down 20-percent.    I can’t say for sure that this had to do with gluten.  According to my PCP it’s completely random, which is typical of thyroid problems.  They fluctuate.  According to my naturopath it is probably a combination of being gluten-free, supplements, and the body being random.  Either way I was happy with […]

Gluten Free: Hashimotos Antibodies2017-09-12T19:31:32-04:00