January is Thyroid Awareness Month, and I'd be remiss to let the month go by without a mention of how gluten can impact your thyroid -- that little gland really can suffer due to gluten.
Celiac disease and thyroid disease frequently appear in concert, to the point where a few thyroid experts even recommend celiac disease testing for anyone diagnosed with autoimmune thyroid disease.
- Read more on the links between the two conditions: Why Celiac and Thyroid Disease Often Are Found Together.
There's no research yet on how non-celiac gluten sensitivity affects your thyroid gland, but anecdotal reports indicate it could have an effect there, as well.
So if you think you might be having thyroid problems, Thyroid Awareness Month might be a good time for you to get your thyroid checked out.
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