The hormones that regulate your metabolism are produced by your thyroid gland.
The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland situated at the base of the front of your neck. It is a key part of overall health and wellness.
And when this gland isn’t working properly, neither are you.
The hormones produced by the thyroid maintain the rate at which the body uses fats and carbohydrates, helps control body temperature, influences heart rate and helps regulate the production of proteins.
It may come as a surprise, but there may be a connection between gluten and thyroid issues.
Several years ago in a small study, Italian researchers concluded that a relatively high percentage of patients with thyroid issues also had celiac disease. These findings have been confirmed by several other studies worldwide.
Celiac disease occurs when the body has problem with foods that contain gluten. Gluten is a type of protein. Gluten is found in the grains wheat, barley, rye, etc.
If your body has thyroid issues, and you regularly consume food with gluten, then the gluten many trigger an immune response that is not normal.
The results of numerous studies have led many medical professionals to suggest that patients with thyroid issues be tested for celiac disease.
If you have thyroid health problems, talk to your health care professional to get screened and tested for celiac disease.
The good news is that if you have thyroid issues and tests indicate you are gluten intolerant, removing gluten completely from your diet could help improve your health within a few months.
It won’t be easy, but it is worth it.