Trouble Boosting Thyroid Levels? Check for Celiac

Published: September 29, 2012

Unable to get your thyroid levels up despite therapy? If you have Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, this suggests the possibility of a genetic wheat allergy called celiac disease — which is present in about 2-4% of those with CFS and fibromyalgia. Here's how I'm now responding to this problem.

I am now testing for celiac as part of my panel for new patients — because addressing this condition, if it's present, can markedly improve CFS/FMS symptoms, too. There are two tests: 1) anti-transglutaminase IgG, and 2) anti-transglutaminase IgA. These can be done at any lab, and give a straightforward "yes" or "no" answer to whether or not you have celiac.

Jacob Teitelbaum, MD

is one of the world's leading integrative medical authorities on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. He is the lead author of eight research studies on their effective treatments, and has published numerous health & wellness books, including the bestseller on fibromyalgia From Fatigued to Fantastic! and The Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution. His newest book (June 10, 2024) is You Can Heal From Long COVID. Dr. Teitelbaum is one of the most frequently quoted fibromyalgia experts in the world and appears often as a guest on news and talk shows nationwide including Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, Oprah & Friends, CNN, and Fox News Health.

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