Join me for Healthy Gut Summit Saturday, Feb. 14

Are you one of 70 million people suffering from digestive diseases in the United States?Discover how your digestive health is intimately linked to your immune, endocrine, circulatory and brain at The Healthy Gut Summit, free and online from February 9-16, 2015. This event features interviews with 32 respected thought leaders and physicians who share  new…

hashimotos hypothyroidism diet

Autoimmune gut-repair diet

We have received many emails from people asking what they can do immediately to manage their autoimmune condition, and for info on the autoimmune gut-repair diet. The science can be confusing and complex, especially to the person with Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism who also suffers from brain fog, fatigue, and some loss of cognitive function. What people frequently…

Eating gluten increases the need for thyroid hormones

A new study shows Hashimoto’s patients with symptomless celiac disease (i.e., no digestive complaints) require 49 percent more T4 to achieve the same TSH levels as non-celiac Hashimoto’s patients. After the patients followed a gluten-free diet for 11 months their TSH levels came down with the same T4 requirement as the non-celiac Hashimoto’s patients. Gluten…

What type of gluten intolerance do you have?

Gluten intolerance not as black-and-white as once thought Testing for gluten-intolerance incomplete until now — New lab offers breakthrough Gluten intolerance has been linked in the literature to 55 diseases so far, most of them autoimmune. The effect of gluten on brain and nervous tissue is significantly worse and more far-reaching than researchers realized. Yet…