glutenfreeschool-150x150Check out my latest podcast interview about the connection between gluten and Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism on I also touch on some new research we’re doing on foods that cross-react with thyroid tissue and are implicated in autoimmune thyroid conditions.



  • Meredith August 10, 2014 at 3:46 am

    Hi. I loved this interview. Thank you so much. It is amazing information. I have been following Dr. Kharrazian’s work with the Thyroid book and the Brain book. They have been tremendously helpful. I have been seeing a DC practitioner in my area who attends Dr. K’s lectures and studies the research on Hashimoto’s and on Brain Involvement. I did Cyrex 4 and found myself cross reacting to eggs. What a shock but a relief to get off of them. I have seen many indicators that my brain is involved in this condition of mine and am not only off of foods per the Paleo AutoImmune Diet but also taking APEX energetics supplements which give me hope. I would love to ask a question: My cholesterol is at 446. That is just so high. My practitioner is working with me to remove a chronic viral infection, heal my liver, balance my glycemia, eliminate inflammation, sleep 8 hours every night, etc. We have been at it starting in April this year (tho I had gone off grains years before). What can I do to lower my cholesterol? Is there some danger to me with it this high? (I understand the myth about heart disease and cholesterol, still, this is scary to me)
    Thank you. Meredith

  • Linda August 11, 2014 at 3:51 am

    Thank you for the talk…very good. I have been grain free for three months…..still eating dairy (whole organic milk) and some butter.

    My question for Dr. K is which Cyrex test to do if I have experienced Depression off and on since my 20’s. I take no more anti-depressants…been off of them for 6 years…..but despite being grain free for 3 months I still experience some moderate depression.

    Cyrex Array 3, 7 or 7x?

    Thank you,


  • Michelle November 28, 2014 at 8:01 pm

    Thank you so much for this podcast!! It was eye opening and a truly learning experince. Now I can’t wait hip my doctors appointment.

  • Sarah December 8, 2014 at 8:58 pm

    Hello, I just listened to your podcast and feel that I have all the issues and drastically need help. I have had Hashi’s for at least 7 years, gf for two, and am now on autoimmune paleo diet.
    My question is this: I do not appear to be getting better. Pain is worse, exhaustion is UNbearable, depression is high and brain function is crazy off.
    I am a pastry chef, and I work with wheat all day. Is it possible that this is killing me, even though I don’t eat it?

  • Robin May 26, 2015 at 6:45 pm

    Thank you!! I have been struggling with Hypothyoid,IBS and skin issues for over 30 years! I am at a loss as to where do I begin? Meaning, should I find an Endo. Or see my GI specialist? Any reccomendations?? I would truly appreciate this!! I am at my wits end.

  • Susan McKendrick June 15, 2015 at 1:34 am

    Podcast was so informative, thank you.
    I live in Australia, have Thyroid Hashimitos Autoimmune disease, with chronic Depression and fatigue.
    Are you able to provide a list of practitioners in Sydney who is familiar with your work and does appropriate test?
    I am very desperate for help. I have been gluten /dairy etc, free for one month.

  • Susan McKendrick June 15, 2015 at 1:39 am

    I have Hashimotos/ depression and chronic fatigue.
    I live in Australia. Can you recommend practitioners in SYDNEY who are familiar with your work and do appropriate testing? I am very desperate for help.

    • Susan October 5, 2015 at 6:56 pm

      Susan; At this point in time, Dr. K is unable to recommend practitioners outside the U.S. We hope that over time this will change. If you go to his Practitioner Locator page (, you’ll see a list of U.S. practitioners highly trained in his protocols, some of which may be willing to practice remotely. You’d have to contact them individually and ask. Good luck! We get a lot of contact from Australia, and hope the treatment/testing options over there open up soon.

  • Theresa October 1, 2015 at 7:24 pm

    I have had Hashimoto’s for about twelve years, Graves for about three, and fibromyalgia. I’ve read Dr. K’s book, and I am seeing a practitioner who has attended his seminars and follows his protocol. I have had a lot of testing done and am taking the recommended supplements. I’ve been gluten-free and mostly dairy-free for over eight months but still don’t feel any better. How long might it take to notice a difference?

    • Susan October 5, 2015 at 6:52 pm

      Theresa; The amount of time it takes to experience notable changes depends on the individual. If you have autoimmunity, it’s advised to be on an anti-inflammatory autoimmune diet. There are a number of categorical food restrictions that all have scientific basis, and this is outlined more on Dr. K’s page, as well as in his thyroid book. For many, being completely grain free, not just gluten free, is key. Avoiding nightshades (highly inflammatory), nuts, seeds, legumes, dairy, and caffeine is recommended. Any food that is reactive for you may create symptoms that last days to weeks (and for some people, months), so being mostly dairy free, or mostly __ free isn’t going to offer you the best chances for healing.

  • Donna Allgaier-Lamberti January 15, 2016 at 9:21 pm

    Today My husband and I listened to Dr. K’s Podcast. I am a 65-year-old woman who was recently diagnosed with Hasimotos’ thyroiditis and my husband, at age 70, is having brain issues. We learned a lot from this podcast and plan to look for Dr. K’s book. Fortunately after years of seeing too-many-to-count, sub par Western Medicine “specialists,” I was able to find a great MD/DO with an integrative approach. I am now off of gluten, dairy and sugar and on Nature-Throid. For the first time in many, many years I am actually feeling hopeful. I suffered from endometriosis and adenomyosis in my 20′ & 30’s, severe skin issues since I was 13 and now thyroid disease. I have come to see that there is a connection with these immune system diseases past the obvious endocrine system connection. That connection is something I would like to see explored more fully in a future podcast. Thank you Dr. K and Jennifer Fugo for the great work that you do.

    • Susan (moderator) January 16, 2016 at 1:19 am

      Donna; So glad you found the podcast helpful! There are more videos here:
      I’d also recommend Dr. K’s brain book – it contains great information on brain degeneration, and how to use diet, good lifestyle habits and more, to assure the best function possible as we grow older. Also, if you have any interest, this spring Dr. K is running a second version of his One-to-One Save Your Brain course, a 6-week online course based on his brain book. We ran the course last fall, and it was a huge success, with a lot of positive feedback. If you are not already on the newsletter list, you can sign up via the sign-up widget on the blog home page.

  • lovleah November 25, 2016 at 6:07 am

    Do you know of any functional doctors in Sydney, Australia? Also how do those living outside of US get the comprehensive testing mentioned in the podcast? I asked for cerebellum, transglutaminase and antigangliacide abs but my doctor said he has never heard of them….

  • Robert Johnson February 9, 2017 at 4:40 am

    I can relate to this article because I dreamed about overcoming my hypothyroidism for years.

    I tried just about everything I could think of but nothing seemed to work.

    Then I did something different and I took back control of my life in a few short weeks. Now I’m happy and don’t think about hypothyroidism anymore.

    If anyone’s interested, here’s a website that helped me a lot:

    Best of luck!

  • Citlaly April 28, 2017 at 6:38 am

    The bone broth can cure the permeability of the intestine?

    My thanks for your research on thyroid diseases and correlation with the brain


    • Susan (admin) May 8, 2017 at 8:36 pm


      Bone broth can be beneficial for helping heal the lining of the gut, partly due to the collagen content. I wouldn’t say it’s a cure, as there are various factors that contribute to leaky gut. But drinking bone broth can be an important part of fixing it, as long as you are not sensitive to histamines.

  • Jen Fallbrook May 20, 2017 at 9:30 am

    Thank you so much for this valuable information.

    It is people like you that really make a difference in the lives of people with hypothyroidism.

    I suffered for 12 years from hypothyroidism and nothing I tried worked.

    Drugs, nutrition, all types of doctors…you name it–the suffering never really went away.

    Fortunately, I found out about a natural way that finally got rid of my hypothyroidism for good.

    This article talks about it…

    Hope it helps and keep up the good work!

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