You know the feeling - - you are invited to someones lake house for a holiday celebration and you think to yourself - how am I going to stick to my health supporting diet?
From the Desk of Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC.....
Did you ever rush up to someone you caught a glimpse of and then when you tapped them on the shoulder, you realized it was not who you thought it was? it's a simple case of mistaken identity. They had enough attributes of someone you know, to trick your brain into believing it was really them. Well that is basically how it goes in your body when molecular mimicry occurs and an autoimmune process develops. In this article I would like to demystify why having gluten sensitivy often leads to autoimmune thyroid - which is the most common cause of hypothyroidism in North America.
There is disagreement globally about just how much gluten in food [as cross-contamination or as an additive (remember deamidated gliadin from my last article)] that will promote the continued damage to intestinal mucosa. Some researchers promote 200mg and others as few as 20mg. The "gluten threshold" topic is currently under evaluation by the Codex Alimentarius, the WHO/FAO commission that is in charge of setting food standards at the international level.