Check out my latest podcast interview about the connection between gluten and Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism on glutenfreeschool.com. I also touch on some new research we’re doing on foods that cross-react with thyroid tissue and are implicated in autoimmune thyroid conditions.
I’m a type 1 diabetic with Hashimoto’s (because autoimmune conditions travel in packs!) and I have to say that when I eat any kind of gluten-free bread/pasta substitute, it raises my blood sugars WAY MORE than it’s gluten counterpart.
However, the BEST thing I’ve found for substituting noodles is zucchini noodles made with a spiralizer! No blood sugar spike, and it’s REAL food.
In one of the recent summit interviews of yours (which I really enjoyed!), you mentioned that ‘at the end of the year’-which was 2014–you would have a new book about gluten & autoimmune. Sometimes publishing dates are pushed back. But I can’t find any information about an impending new book. Will there be one? Or did I imagine that line???? : )
Can you clarify one topic for me?
When you eat gluten and you make antibodies for it, you run the risk of cross reactivity with TPO. Does this also mean that you run the risk of elevating you anti TPO? In other words what is the influence of gluten on the levels of TPO antibodies?
Sorry we missed your post. When gluten antibodies trigger attacks on thyroid tissue it drives up TPO or Thyroglobulin antibodies. Dr. Kharrazian used to tell people to eat a little gluten before doing an antibody test because it would usually drive up anti TPO antibodies. He doesn’t advise that anymore though.