Your Thyroid & Food Intolerance

Thyroid Conditions and IgG mediated Food Intolerance
A solution in a test?

Your Thyroid & Food Intolerance

Thyroid Conditions and IgG mediated Food Intolerance
A solution in a test?

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About yourThyroid and Food Intolerance

It has long been suspected that there is a direct link between thyroid disorders and troublesome gut symptoms – which in some give rise to the so called Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). By accident more often than not, many individuals have noted not only improvements in bowel function when they excluded likely substances from their diets – but intriguingly also been aware of significant improvement in their thyroid health too.  In one study, for example, 71% of hypothyroidism sufferers who excluded gluten from their diet found thyroid function normalised  - “In distinct cases, gluten withdrawal may single-handedly reverse the abnormality,” (Sategna- Guidetti et al, 2001).

These observations have led to hypotheses and research, and evidence of improvement in many individuals, when changes suggested by the research findings have been made.

What is the Explanation?

Hashimoto’s disease (which is the cause of hypothyroidism – underactive thyroid – in 80% of sufferers) is an autoimmune disease. Sufferers make IgG class antibodies which attack thyroid gland tissue and lead to reduced thyroxine production.

The next question might be – why do some people make these, and other, antibodies against their own tissues?

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In the idea outlined, the gut is thought to be the problem. The so called ‘leaky gut hypothesis’ suggests that these individuals’ intestines become ‘hyperpermeable’ and leak fragments of food out of the bowel itself into the adjacent gut wall tissues. Here the body’s immune system kicks in, and produces antibodies, some of which have properties of self recognition (autoantibodies)  – and potential of harm as they attack their own organs  in the mistaken belief that they are alien tissues. 

It is believed by a growing number of scientists that some of these IgG class antibodies are the same that cause Hashimoto’s. Many studies have now shown that removal of gluten can help for many (Sategna- Guidetti et al, 2001, Wentz, 2016), and further research suggests that a number of other foods (such as  dairy, soy, eggs, grains, nightshades, nuts and seeds) may well trigger the formation of thyroid autoantibodies via the same mechanism. The difficulty though for many is identification of those trigger foods which may be causing the leaky gut problem, as often tell tale symptoms are not immediate and may be delayed by days following ingestion.  This leaves them in difficult situations, trying to self-identify their problem foods, often having to follow months of trial and error diets.

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Finding a Way Forward.

For those looking to ensure optimal thyroid function therefore, finding a way to identify and remove IgG reactive foods would have huge potential for significant improvement – both for thyroid and gut health.

Whilst it might be a step too far to suggest that food intolerance and sensitivities are the root cause of thyroid problems, there is clearly increasingly convincing evidence demonstrating that IgG food intolerance can negatively impact thyroid function in many sufferers of Hashimotos’ disease. A Food Intolerance Test for anyone who suffers from the double handicap of hypothyroidism and IBS from unknown triggers, must surely be considered as a potential route to a solution.

Could you have a food intolerance? find out now

If you think that a food intolerance may be responsible for your symptoms then we believe that our easy to complete tests could help you. SImply choose either a 1st-step indicator test for a positive/negative result overall or find out all of your food intolerances out at once with the full Smartblood test.

The 1st-step indicator test is popular with those that have health problems that may be explained by a food intolerance but want to just check this before proceeding to a full test, which can be done on the same sample with no extra effort.

The full Smartblood test is a complete program that includes a 30 minute consultation with one of our BANT registered Nutritional Therapists and is a great way to discover all of your food sensitivities and take control over your own personal trigger foods.

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1st Step Test

  • A Simple Yes/No
  • Result in 3 Days
  • Our most popular pathway
  • Can Upgrade if Positive
£19.75Free p&p
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Smartblood Test

  • Reactions to 134 Foods
  • Results in 3 Days
  • £230 Refund if No Reactions
  • Nutritionist Consultation
£249.75Free p&p

If you think that a food intolerance may be responsible for your symptoms then we believe that our easy to complete tests could help you. SImply choose either a 1st-step indicator test for a positive/negative result overall or find out all of your food intolerances out at once with the full Smartblood test.

The 1st-step indicator test is popular with those that have health problems that may be explained by a food intolerance but want to just check this before proceeding to a full test, which can be done on the same sample with no extra effort.

The full Smartblood test is a complete program that includes a 30 minute consultation with one of our BANT registered Nutritional Therapists and is a great way to discover all of your food sensitivities and take control over your own personal trigger foods.

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1st Step Test

£19.75
  • A Simple Yes/No
  • Result in 3 Days
  • Our most popular pathway
  • Can Upgrade if Positive
Image

Smartblood Test

£249.75
  • Reactions to 134 Foods
  • Results in 3 Days
  • £230 Refund if No Reactions
  • Nutritionist Consultation

If you think that you may have a food intolerance then we believe that our easy to complete tests could help you. SImply choose either a 1st-step indicator test for a positive/negative result overall or find out all of your food intolerances out at once with the full Smartblood test.

The 1st-step indicator test is popular with those that have health problems that may be explained by a food intolerance but want to just check this before proceeding to a full test, which can be done on the same sample with no extra effort.

The full Smartblood test is a complete programme that includes a 30 minute consultation with one of our BANT registered Nutritional Therapists and is a great way to discover all of your food sensitivities and take control over your own personal trigger foods.

Image

1st Step Test

£19.75
  • A Simple Yes/No
  • Result in 3 Days
  • Our most popular pathway
  • Can Upgrade if Positive
Image

Smartblood Test

£249.75
  • Reactions to 134 Foods
  • Results in 3 Days
  • £230 Refund if No Reactions
  • Nutritionist Consultation

References

  1. Sategna-Guidetti C, Volta U, Ciacci C, Usai P, Carlino A, De Franceschi L, Camera A, Pelli A & Brossa C (2001) Prevalence of thyroid disorders in untreated adult celiac disease patients and effect of gluten withdrawal: an Italian multicenter study. Am J Gastroenterology, 96(3) pp.751-756
  2. Wentz, I (2015) Food Sensitivities and Hashimotos the Role of Food in Your health journey. [Online] Available at https://thyroidpharmacist.com/articles/food-sensitivities-and-hashimotos/