Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism and Gluten Intolerant

Some days when I wake up I feel like I could conquer the world.  Other days I feel as though the covers on my bed can’t hide me well enough.  For years I have been asking the question, “why??”!  Well, after many doctors, naturopaths, quacks and blogs I have finally found my answer –  at lease what seems to be a better answer than what I have gotten in the past – Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism.  What a big word for such a small malfunctioning gland.

Unfortunately, I was not just told I have Hashi’s but rather an even more devastating diagnosis for me: gluten intolerant!  WHAT??  Obviously this doctor did not get the memo about me spending 2 years and mega $$ for a culinary degree!  How could I cut out all the things I blog about, dream about, study and produce?  I thought grain was my friend but it turns out it has been the enemy, disguised as a friend, for years.  Apparently, Hashi’s, gluten intolerance and Celiac disease are very intertwined with one another.  To find out more click here.

I have felt so up-and-down crappy for years (16 to be exact) that I have tried to solve this through numerous cleanses, restrictive diets and herbs of every kind… not to mention the countless visits with “health practitioners”.  Some of these practitioners gave good advice, others great advice, but never ALL the advice that I needed at one time.  It was either about my hormones out of wack, thyroid is way to high, candida overgrown in my body, leaky gut causing my symptoms or I was depressed (I loved that one!)  All of these conditions may have been true at one time or another but nothing I did to address it seemed to make a difference.

So after getting over the initial shock of no more gluten for me, I got to work researching how I could make this a good thing. What I found is that this diagnosis might be one of the best things to ever happen to me, now I will begin a new journey to heal my body!



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  • Cristine Harper

    Oh Dixie I am SO sorry! I know the devastating feeling of HELLO!!!! I’m a pastry chef and now I can’t eat what I have learned and love to make and might I add eat! It has been a long journey but I am so much happier and healthier now than ever. I am coming up on 3 years this June of being GFree! It gets easier and you learn how to make so many new and actually yummy things! If you ever have a question or need some help with a recipe that you want to change to be Gfree let me know and I will do what I can to help. I know I felt SO lost and SO alone when I was diagnosed and I would have given anything to have someone to talk to… So I am here if you need me 🙂

    Here is a link to the very best cauliflower pizza! I know it sounds a little crazy but my family which loves “REAL” pizza are huge fans of this! Even my husband which is a cauliflower hater ate 5 pieces!

    • Chef Dixie

      Thank you for reminding me that I am not alone. I forgot that you took this journey first and did it with amazing grace. Lucky for me I was prepared for going gluten-free long before it became official, now I am excited to learn more and get feeling better. Trying the cauliflower pizza for lunch today, I know my family will love it!

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