Celiac and Thyroid Problems – They’re Related

Dave JacksonWhen I waited for the results of my second blood test to be interpreted by my doctor and good family friend, I snagged two words from her 20 minutes of explanation: “they’re related.” In my case, she was referring to Celiac, an autoimmune disease that boils down to an allergic reaction to wheat and other gluten, and – guess what – Thyroid problems.

For months I was experiencing nervousness. Not quite to the point of shaking, but I had trouble talking and getting my thoughts together. I didn’t stutter, but my whit and smoothness I’d experienced in my over 15 years as a radio talk show host and deejay were gone. I thought I was drinking too much coffee, or that somehow my nerves were getting shot. It wasn’t until I was getting progressively worse with the tremors and heart palpitations that I had to know.

We are a crazy being – but in my mind I thought not knowing would maybe make it go away. Whatever the case, know that when you do find out from blood tests, you can then start on a road to a cure. This is what I did.

My doctor announced, “You have a thyroid problem.” Ah, OK… hmmm? A million and one things run through your mind when you get a diagnosis. My mind didn’t go back to the dentist who caused all the problems in the first place. I hope and pray he’s no longer experimenting on his patients. But it did run through what other things in my lifestyle I might be doing to exasperate my “hyperthyroidism.”

As expected, my doctor had two solutions: use radioiodine to burn the gland (my thyroid) out of commission and take drugs to compensate for the hormones lost for the rest of my life, or – operate and remove the thyroid surgically. I love her and she’d done a ton for my family, but she probably knew me too well to think I’d go along.

I did have a radioisotope scan on a very expensive machine that took an hour or so to take a picture of my thyroid – but it turned out normal with no nodules. So what can I say?

Anyway – no radioactive anything for me – or surgery. God put a thyroid in me and I was determined to find out if others have had success in getting cure. And here’s where the Internet came into play big time. I had found some things that helped me with my celiac. But it turned out I was already acclimated to the diet and I get all the nutrition I need. I don’t care to eat wheat.

However, hyperthyroidism affects a ton of stuff. My TSH levels were non-existent. I had a long road ahead of me. Tons of people have asked my for my protocol and I’ve offered my book on my site here and at Amazon.com. Also I want you to have this Celiac and Gluten Free Cookbook. Click Here! It’s based on the Paleo diet – awesomeness!

And if you have other issues, as I had – thyroid, diabetes – then check out this cookbook that will help guide you along your life journey.

I have certain supplements I take that I share in my book – along with the amounts and my thinking on each, with how I feel physically when I take them, and another key ingredient that will blow you away! 🙂 So hang in there and I promise you’re going to love the ending.

Talk soon,
Dave

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One Response to Celiac and Thyroid Problems – They’re Related

  1. Tameka Terri says:

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