66 years of age
Hashimoto’s Autoimmune Thyroid
This patient has the most severe degree of gluten intolerance we have seen to date, but she had no idea she was as she had no obvious gut discomfort. Her gluten intolerance, however, was leading to immune dysregulation and playing a role in her Autoimmune Thyroid Hashimoto disease. For decades her Thyroid Autoimmune antibodies had been significantly raised. Read more on Gluten and Autoimmune Disease here.
This patient is not intolerant to Lactose and is fact highly tolerant, with her genetic test indicating she produces very high levels of the enzyme lactase and can easily break down lactose. She should not remove lactose foods from her diet, and in fact, doing so would be to her detriment.
Impact on her Health
After removing gluten from her diet, we re-tested her thyroid antibodies. They have decreased dramatically by 640% and are now almost within a normal range for the first time in decades.
Impact on her Family
Because of her double mutation, all her children will be gluten intolerant and her grandchildren are also at risk of being gluten intolerant. She has been encouraged to speak to her children about having a genetic test and getting screened for gluten intolerance.