This women was diagnosed with celiac disease, arthritis, and hypothryoidism.  She tried a gluten free diet without success. After going TRUE Gluten Free and addressing nutritional deficiencies she started her healing journey and is on the fast track toward health.  Her testimony may help you…

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10 thoughts on “TRUE Gluten Free Diet for Hypothyroid, Arthritis, and Fatigue

  1. Kimberly says:

    Sigh, I really wish people who are not experts in early farming and hunter gatherers would stop talking about it. While I have enjoyed the information that Dr. Osborne has put out there, this video has some misinformation when it comes to early farming and hunter gatherers. What is not mentioned is that we see osteoporosis in fossils that are as old as 50,000 BCE. This is well before the advent of farming. Of course hunter-gatherers did not live as long, there were fewer of them and being older, the fossils are harder to find. As we know, osteoporosis manifests in people who are generally, older than 40 yrs. Given that the average age of an adult at death for a hunter gatherer is somewhere around 35 yrs, it is not good science to say that early hunter gatherers did not show signs of this disease. While we do see some evidence of degenerative diseases in early farmers it is exceedingly rare and given the fact that have found 10’s of thousands of human remains (not fossils) from early farming communities we can say with more certainty that this is exceedingly rare.
    This is a bit of a nit pick but hunter gatherers do not generally starve to death. The fact that they are able to move about and have such an intimate relationship with their environment, keeps them from being malnourished. It is in early farming that we first see the phenomena of starvation in large numbers. We still have no true evidence as to why people started farming. There are some plausible ideas but there is no real evidence to support them.
    I just felt a need to put this out there because; as a person who has an extensive educational background in archaeology with and emphasis in early farming; I feel the need to correct these misconceptions when I see them.

  2. Kimberly says:

    Now that I got that off my chest. I was wondering why Dr. Osborne does not include Yeast overgrowth as a part of what he covers in the video? I have suffered from this as a result of my gluten intolerance and have found many others who have as well. There is a lot of literature that covers this so; it seems to at least be a popular idea. Is it a wrong to assume that yeast overgrowth is caused by leaky gut syndrome?
    I also notice that Dr. Osborne mentions hypothyroid disease but does not mention Hashimoto’s disease. I think it is important to distinguish the two. After all, one is an autoimmune condition where the other is not. I know this since I have suffered from Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis for years. While I think that there is a distinct possibility that Hypothyroidism can be linked to gluten intolerances (there is a link between brain function and gluten sensitivity) I want to know how and if the problem with the brain function that causes hypothyroidism is linked or is it just Hashimoto’s?

  3. chandra carr
    chandra carr says:

    Kimberly,
    Thanks for chiming in.
    I think a clean distinction should be made. Osteoporosis is a rampant disease in modern man. This claim cannot be made about our hunter gatherer ancestors. I would argue with the claim that the average death of hunter gatherers was 35. Much of the claims of archeology are speculative based on limited data and theory. Much of which changes as we make new discoveries.
    All the best,
    Dr. O

  4. Kimberly says:

    Yes, Dr. O, you are correct that most research about early hunter-gatherers is speculative but fairly modern hunter-gatherer communities have been studied pretty extensively and that is what is found in these communities. This is also what is found in the archaeological record so I think it is safe to say that the average age of the death of an adult is pretty accurate.
    What concerns me is that if the evidence actually shows that the advent of farming and the mass consumption of grains brought about these diseases then we are dealing with grains as being the culprit. On the other hand; if the evidence shows that this is a much more recent phenomena; then we need to look at modern day farming and/or manufacturing processes as being the culprit. Neither of these is an easy fix (I won’t ever knowingly eat grains again) but it would be more constructive to at least question this and study it more thoroughly, as it may help future generations.

  5. chandra carr
    chandra carr says:

    Kimberly,
    You are wrong about the average death rate. I do not know what information you are quoting from or sourcing, but it has been shown in anthropology literature that HG societies had much longer life spans.

    http://www.anth.ucsb.edu/faculty/gurven/papers/pdrdraft04182006.pdf

    Chronic degenerative disease was rare in HG. That is not to say that cases did not exist. We can learn from the last few hundred years about the connection between diet, environment and chronic disease. I would not claim that diet is the only culprit. Modern farming techniques, gmo, widespread use of chemicals, etc are all most likely contributing a major role. Completely agree that this area needs more study. The problem is in funding meaningful research without industry bias.

    On yeast:
    Yeast overgrowth in my experience is not a primary problem, but a secondary one. When processed garbage is removed from the diet, yeast issues typically dissipate. Yeast overgrowth is not necessarily caused by leaky gut. Permeability typically allows pre existing yeast access to the immune system and blood stream.

    There are many forms of thyroid disease. We will be covering this differences in future posts. There is a link between gluten and non autoimmune thyroid dysfunction.

    Gotta run. Have a great day!
    Dr. O

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