Hypothyroidism and Allergies

It seems that thyroid problems whether they be an underactive thyroid or an overactive thyroid are affecting an epidemic proportion of our population.   I’ve observed time and time again that there is a strong connection between thyroid disease and allergies. Simply stated an autoimmune disease is an allergy to your self.

An underactive thyroid may be the result of eating  foods containing gluteninsulin resistance, GI infections, Estrogen Dominance, Heavy Metal Toxicity, Iodine Excess and VCR Polymorphism. Common complaints are fatigue, depression and an inability to lose weight. It is probable that your thyroid cells are being destroyed by autoantibodies which cause an elevation in thyroid TSH levels.

What you might not realize is what preceded your hypo thyroid condition. Perhaps your body has been tricked into believing that your thyroid gland is foreign tissue.  Although this isn’t true, this is exactly what is happening in a person with an autoimmune thyroid condition.

Learning Center: When an antigen-allergen comes from the body’s own thyroid gland it is referred to as an autoantigen, which means we are allergic to ourselves. The antibody that attacks the thyroid gland is referred to as an autoantibody. This means we produce autoantibodies against ourselves. When a disease is characterized by the production of autoantibodies, it is called an autoimmune disease.

There are a lot of “A” words in this paragraph and even I find myself getting confused. Let’s go over it once more. When we are having an allergic response our body sees a foreign substance as an allergen aka antigen. In this case your body has incorrectly labeled your thyroid gland as a foreign substance and your body’s response is to produce autoantibodies that attack it.

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Many people with Hypothyroidism have one or more of the following three types of anemia.

  1. Pernicious anemia or B-Vitamin anemia:  You are unable to absorb or assimilate B Vitamins, especially B6,B12 and folic acid.
  2. Iron deficiency anemia:  You are allergic to iron and/or ferritin.
  3. Autoimmune anemia:  Highly likely if you already have an autoimmune disorder

Hypothyroidism is associated with high antigenic loads such as gluten (already mentionded), iodine, bacterial infections and the heavy metals they bind to. Remember antigen = allergen. Thus it’s likely that you have an allergy to one or all of these substances.

You can do DNA Allergy Reprogramming clearings that will treat anemia.

Some people have various mold/fungus in their bodies. The immune system will try to tag the mold and can even end up attacking  organs  like the thyroid or ovaries.

The typical medical response to hypothyroidism is iodine supplementation.  This treatment may be inadequate especially if, after taking iodine, you experience anxiety, nervousness, palpitations or insomnia. These are signs that you may be  having an ALLERGIC reaction to the iodine.  In this case,  the iodine is possibly making things worse and  may even cause you to lose even more thyroid tissue.

The other approach is prescription medications like Synthroid or Armour Thyroid which can often result in the patient not experiencing any improvement.  The reason for this is that the iodothyronin deiodinase enzymes (D1, D2, and D3) may not functioning properly.

A person with Hypothyroidism can be either TH-1 or TH-2 dominant. The best way to find this out is to have your doctor run a panel for this.

  • People who are TH-2 dominant will get worse when they use TH-2 stimulators like caffeine, licorice or green tea. People who are TH-1 dominant will feel better using these substances and worse when they take TH-1 stimulators like astragulus, echinacea or mushrooms.

Did you know that there is a strong correlation between an autoimmune thyroiditis imbalance and a gluten sensitivity or Celiac disease aka gastrointestinal (GI) inflammation?

This 2007 headline endorses my point:

Hidden Food Allergies…
Indigestion, Inflammation and Auto Immune Disease

Here’s some things you can start doing today!

1. Think about starting to eliminating  GRAINS/GLUTEN (this includes corn) from your diet.  This may help you get some energy back and possibly lose some weight.  You’re likely to feel so good you just might want stay gluten-free.  An allergy to GLUTEN will usually produce bloating and fatigue after consuming bread and other wheat/grain products.

2.  People with hypothyroidism are likely to be Vitamin D deficient and may require  mega doses of Vitamin D.  Other things that deplete Vitamin D are stress, obesity and GI inflammation.

Vitamin D is misnamed.  It is actually a hormone which supports T-regulatory cell function. That means it helps fight allergies. In order to assimilate Vitamin D most effectively it is best taken with Vitamin E, EPA/DHA, glutathione and SOD. Vitamin D and Glutathione are both important immune modulators.

Try Biotics emulsified Vitamin D as it contains 2,000 IU’s per drop

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About Dr Ted Edwards DC

I've spent over 10 years in the research, study and application of allergy elimination techniques. The patients I've treated have taught me that eliminating allergies works. Once cleared an allergy does not recur. I invite you to come to my clinic and experience first hand the effectiveness of Instant Allergy Relief. If you are unable to come to me clinic you may purchase my Instant Allergy Relief Kit which will empower you to clear your own allergies in the comfort of your own home.
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2 Responses to Hypothyroidism and Allergies

  1. Pam says:

    My thyroid gland was extremely painful for many years. I live in an area that gets very little sunshine year-round. So I came across an article that said most people who live in places where it doesn’t sunshine very much are most likely deficient in Vitamin D. So I started taking liquid vitamin D3 (4,000 iu) per day. The very next day after I started taking vitamin D, my thyroid gland was pain free. It remained pain free for almost a year. Then started to hurt again regardless of the amount of vitamin D I was taking. That’s when I noticed every time I ate a bowl of wheat bran flakes cereal for breakfast, my thyroid gland would really start to hurt again. Your article suggests that I start a gluten-free diet. This makes sense since I also started having gastro-intestinal problems when my thryoid pain came back. I will be starting a gluten-free diet right away to see if my condition improves.

  2. Ryan says:

    It’s important to note that iodine only causes hypothyroidism in those who are hyperthyroidic, particularly with Grave’s disease, and it is hardly proven to be the case… it’s based off of a study that is over 50 years old and has never been recreated in the lab. I’d recommend increasing iodine and selenium to increase T3 production, while limiting gluten (allergens) and sugars (blood sugar spikes increase cortisol, cortisol damages thyroid function (puts body into energy sparing mode and increases estrogen, which causes many of it’s own problems). I’m currently taking regimine vitamin D supplement with sea-based iodine, selenium, magnesium, calcium, niacin and fish oil, and symptoms have improved tremendously. All of these are either precursors for thyroid hormones or ATP, which is required for iodine organification. I take my supplements with olive oil and water mix to ensure any fat soluble compounds are absorbed, as well as for the benefit of the oil itself. It’s pulled me out of a malaise i’ve felt for as long as i remember, i’m starting to feel normal during the day, instead of constantly sleepy or anxiety ridden. Everyone’s case is different, but i must stress that reducing iodine is most often the problem, not the solution. The current FDA recommended allowance is also based off of the Wolff-Chaikoff study, which is otherwise unproven.

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