Monday, April 28, 2014

The Gluten-Thyroid Connection Interview with Dr. Tom O'Bryan

Looks like I have a third interview for you, this time of Dr. Tom O'Bryan on the subject of thyroid disease and it's link to gluten ingestion in the person who is gluten sensitive. 

He explains what the immune system is built of, and the importance of a healthy bowel. Or the presence of a leaky gut with or without celiac disease. (I use the term gluten sensitivity to include both celiac disease and non-celiac disease, as both conditions are induced by gluten and other parts of grains).

The list of foods I think people should avoid to heal the leaky gut, is a lot longer than what he lists. You will find a comprehensive list of foods to avoid to heal at ,Dr. Natasha Campbell- McBride's website. For sure stopping gluten from wheat stops the further damage, but, what I have found in practice and in research is that it alone doesn't promote healing. GAPS protocol promotes healing. It is more than a diet.

For those of you who want to learn more about thyroid health from a fine line up of health practitioners including Dr. David Bronstein, there will be a Thyroid Sessions Summit with more info here.

Thanks to Sean Croxton of and Thyroid Sessions for  the link to The Gluten-Thyroid Connection interview with Dr. Tom O'Bryan. It is just 39 minutes and chock full of useful information, including references to published research for those who want to go deeper. 

To Your Health
Dr. Barbara