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This was a HUGE issue for me! And, I was ignorant of this fact. And, my thyroid gland has been harmed.

Gluten intolerance is evident. The docs refused to do the proteome autoimmune reactivity tests. An elimination diet clearly indicated that gluten was an issue; so, those foods were eliminated from my diet for good in Spring 2016.

In Summer 2016, I experienced a significant inflammatory flare. Additional foods were eliminated from my diet at that point: all grains and legumes. Since that time I have not experienced (to the best of my knowledge) another significant inflammatory flare.

In Summer 2017, I recognized an inflammatory flare in the making and immediately took action to address it. I had long suspected that there were additional foods giving my body grief. I did some research and reading and took it upon myself to do elimination testing on several additional foods: nightshades, squash, melons, sunflower, cashew, chia, and canola oil.

Soy has not been in my diet since birth. Soy milk nearly killed me. I have had nutritionist, after nutritionist and doctor, after doctor advise me to steer clear of soy. I have found this particularly interesting because I continue to have people in my life telling me that I need to eat soy because it is such a healthy food. Well, it may be a healthy food for some. For me, it clearly is not.

I have made some progress with reintroduction of some foods and will likely continue to explore reintroduction of some foods. But, that needs to wait until I have some medical testing performed. Then, perhaps, I can take some of this on.

I have recently been advised by the nutritionist to eliminate dairy. This is not the first time such an elimination has been advised. The first time this was recommended was in 1990. I just was not able to manage it at that time for various reasons.

In the intervening years, I do believe that I have teased out which dairy products are tolerated and which are not. Lactose intolerance is not my issue. Based on my experience, it is the casein form (a1 versus a2 … meaning which animal … goat, sheep, or breed of cow … yes, the breed of cow matters for me … goats and sheep produce a different protein and appear to be well tolerated by my body) and processing (non-fat, low-fat, whole, pasteurized, raw, organic, etc.) that matters. So, when the upcoming medical testing is complete, dairy will be reintroduced and we shall see what the body has to say about it.

The goitrogenic foods have given me grief on and off for decades. Whether or not I tolerate them appears to have something to do with iodine levels in my body. If the goitrogenic foods are giving me grief, I supplement with iosol iodine for a bit. It's purely experiential. The body guides whether I supplement with iosol iodine or not. And, I RARELY, eat any of them raw. Spinach salads are not my friend. In fact, I am not particularly fond of salads. I fare better with cooked vegetables.

It has been a lifelong learning experience for me.

Oh, and curcumin, DHA, vitamin D, magnesium and gut support have been a huge help in calming inflammation. Curcumin and DHA are what I consider my BIG guns in this regard.


Edited by: JEANKNEE at: 4/27/2019 (21:20)
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Here's a link to the full article: Ten Things That Interfere with Thyroid Function:

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This thread has been established to discuss Food Intolerance and Goitrogens:

3. Food Intolerance and Goitrogens

Gluten intolerance and gluten associated cross reactive foods play a profound dietary role in causing autoimmune inflammation and thyroid gland destruction. If you are reactive to these foods and consume them, it causes chronic slow inflammation that may be linked with hyper and hypofunction of the gland. This can eventually destroy the thyroid gland. It burns the thyroid gland out before you know it and the end result is hypothyroidism. It can also cause full blown hyperactive thyroid problems. This process leads to life long thyroid prescription need. In the world of autoimmunity and tissue destruction induced by food, don’t guess, ignore it, or refuse to believe it. Get the lab testing done to rule in or rule out “wheat/gluten proteome autoimmune reactivity”. If that is positive, then move on to the next test ruling out concerns with “gluten associated cross reactive foods." Ignoring this factor is like ignoring the check engine light when the engine block is cracked and no fluids in the car.

There are other thyroid problematic foods to reduce or eliminate from the diet such as soy and soybean oil, excessive consumption of kelp, etc, and goitrogenic foods. Goitrogenic foods or foods that interfere with thyroid function including broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, kale, spinach, turnips, peanuts, linseed, pine nuts, millet, cassava, and mustard greens. Cooking or lightly steaming these foods generally eliminates the risk.

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"Believe me, your body has the ability to restore itself to perfect health, once you eliminate the foods and other forces that prevent it from healing." ~ Steven R. Gundry, MD

"I'd like to dispel once and for all the myth that any single diet approach works for every individual." ~ Peter J. D'Adamo, ND


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