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9/3/09 10:31 A

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Good to hear your numbers are good, and that you had the whole panel done. There are so many reasons for gluten intollerance, and I'm a bit of a logician. I like to figure out how things fit together.

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9/3/09 10:10 A

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I had complete blood work done and my tyhroid is good. My 6 yrold who is allergic to most foods and gluten had his tyroiod tested and it is normal range but every 6 months or so he needs to be teated again

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9/2/09 10:02 P

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For those of you who have a doctor telling you that your thyroid is okay, it may not be so. First, the whole thyroid blood panel has to be done. Most just do the TSH, and that can be okay, while the T3 or T4 can be off. Also, the numbers considered "normal" are very broad. Most women need to be betwee 1 and 2 to feel good. If the doctor says the number is 3.8, and you feel like garbage, ask if a small dose of thyroid med might be the answer
Also, many have found that using iodine works for them. It should not be done without a good naturopath or at least without research. You have to start small and work up to a larger dose.
Interestingly, in the U.K. iodine is added in small amounts to dairy products. It used to be in our flour, but no longer is. Could this have a connection to gluten intollerance? Just wondering.
Blessings to all.

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9/2/09 4:36 P

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Thanks for posting. It is nice to hear someone mentioning blood type related to diet. I am type O and also avoid peanuts. I think my thyroid is OK (it tests "within the normal range") but my metabolism has definitely slowed down since I am now in my 50s.

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8/31/09 6:06 P

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Well, I have one friend here in town who uses this site. She understands the enormity of it, but says she'll try to help me. Frankly, the goodies mean nothing to me, as they don't show up for me. I use a screen reader, which reads everything written on a page. But when there lots of graphics, and buttons to do things, I get frustrated. For my friend, the visuals overwhelm her. For me, they don't exist. I get a message like: "graphic logo," or: "graphic photo." That doesn't mean that the content is graphic, but that the software can't read it. So, just setting up a page is one more step I'm not ready to do yet. When one uses artificial speech to read, as I do, everything takes longer, even though I have the speech rate at about 175-200 words per minute. You all can just click your mouse to get to what you need. I have to scroll down and listen to a lot of stuff. So, be patient with me. Just getting to this page is enough for now.
It makes a lot of sense that the thyroid wouldn't work if the intestines are a mess. I have hope!

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8/31/09 3:40 P

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Just set up a simple page TELLITFORWARD so we can send you some goodies and communicate better.

My endocrinologist did a research paper on me. I go to a teaqching hospital. The way she explained it to me is when your intestines are not working due to celiac, no vitamins, medications, etc... are absorbed into your body!!! That would explain why before I was diagnosed, my synthroid meds. was almost doubled and my vit. D so low, they didn't know how I was still walking.

Hope you get some rest, I know both pain and lack of sleep.

Look forward to hearing more from you both.

Good luck on the Job AWESOMEG.

Nancy

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8/31/09 1:06 A

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Nancy, I'm excited about the possible link between a yo-yo thyroid and GF eating. I'm hopeful that I will have some improvement, as my numbers are all over the place. My endocrinologist, who is a friend, says I'm one of her biggest challenges.
I don't know if I'll do my own page. This site is very daunting for me. I'm a relatively new computer user, and am totally blind. I get overwhelmed by the massive amount of stuff on the site. I'm not trying to lose weight or anything other than maybe hurt less and sleep better. I'm hoping that going GF will help with both, but am skeptical. At least the bloating and stomach aches are gone. I've lost a few pounds, likely from less fluid retension.
I do like the connection with others who are walking the wheat free journey. One of my best friends locally has been GF for four years. Her thyroid is fine, but she has no bone density. Bummer.
With God's grace and a sense of humor, we'll all get through this. There's a lot to enjoy, even if it's not bakery French bread.

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8/30/09 10:33 P

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According to my Naturopathic DR if your intestines aren't working other organs and parts of the body don't work. Since CD or gluten intolerance's make the intestines stop working it makes sense for thyroid and other organs to not work well. In my case CD has made me just barely pre-diabetic and low functional thyroid, and just figured at my last appt massively low on magnesium.


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I agree about commercial GF bread, I bake my own (using Bob's Red Mills Homemade Wonderful bread and my breadmaker w/a GF option)

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8/30/09 8:59 P

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Thanks,Nancy. I will do a spark page sometime soon. Tomorrow I start a full-time position and still intend to do all my exercise. Thus time will be limited,however, I will make time for important things.

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8/30/09 4:59 P

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emoticon TELLITFORWARD,

I am glad you joined the group. If you set up your spark page we can better support you.

I Have hypothyroidism and celiac. My thyroid was all over the place for years. Now that I have been diagnosed and am wheat/gluten free, my numbers are pretty steady. In fact, my thyroid dose has been cut in half.

Any questions just sparkmail me.

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8/30/09 12:08 P

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My thyroid numbers are good, but I've had thyroid nodes since a case of adult chicken pox 15 years ago, which is also when my gluten sensitivity began. My thyroid keeps getting bigger each year and sooner or later will have to go bye-bye.

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8/30/09 8:18 A

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I think I found the glutern-free French toast at Soergels new gluten and natural store adjacent to their regular store. Soergels is in Wexford in North Hills Pgh, PA.

Another product I recently found there on sale was gluten-free tapioca pudding. It does have non-GMO soy. I am a Type A blood type so I am vegetarian and vegan as well. Well, off to making a raw mango blueberry pie to surprise someone. Best regards to you and everyone!:)

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8/30/09 7:58 A

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There's also gluten free waffles by Vans and they're pretty good also. I have seen some glutenfree pizzas out on the market also but haven't tried yet.

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As I am a B blood type, I avoid peanuts at all costs. Nuts in general don't agree with me. I read a book about hypothyroidism, which pretty much trashed soy for those who have a thyroid yo-yo. Just trying to put all the food yeas and nays together.
Where do you find gluten free French toast? Trader Joe's has frozen GF pancakes. Don't eat them often; just when I'm feeling I want something just like everyone else. Maybe once every week to ten days. They're really good! Better than the wheat ones.

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8/30/09 12:50 A

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Hi Everyone,

This is my first post although I have been with Sparkpeople for a while. I have been gluten-free for six years and have had hypothyroid for three years. I am the shopper and the cook. It is do-able. I read the labels thoroughly. I din't ever think about the connection between thyroid and gluten. I avoid majority of soy and peanuts. Some of the wheat- free bread isn't the greatest. I just tried wheat-free french toast and liked it a lot. Good luck! It can be challenging at first.

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Well, folks,I'm brand new to forums, and am overwhelmed. I have been going gluten free over the last six weeks. I saw a naturopathic doctor, who said I tested positive for wheat sensitivity. I mean, really positive. I can eat a bit of spelt, he says, but not too much. I'm cool with oats.
But I'm wondering if anyone in this group has the problem of hypothyroidism and must go gluten free. I'm wondering if there will be any positives in the thyroid area. My numbers on blood tests are all over the place. I wish my thyroid would just quit altogether
I'm doing okay on going GF most of the time, but I really miss bread. Rice bread is gross!
Sorry I'm kind of all over the place. I'm not happy about changing my lifestyle, as I am the cook of the family, and the others love pasta-they tollerate the brown rice stuff, but want their wheat.
So, anyone have any ideas about thyroid or being the chief cook? Jus tell it forward. Thanks

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