We know that certain foods can both make Hashimoto's worse while others can potentially improve thyroid function and antibody levels.
But where do red meat and other animal products fit into the equation?
Is it possible that these products trigger Hashimoto's or exacerbate it?
New research has suggested that there may be a link between the two.
- 5 Neu Gc is an animal-derived product which does not naturally occur in humans but can become incorporated into the body through diet.
- The body can create antibodies to this product and a very high percentage of patients with positive anti-TPO antibodies also have antibodies to 5 Neu Gc.
- It's possible that there is a connection between consuming animal products and the development of Hashimoto's.
- Correlation does not mean causation, however, as not everyone with Hashimoto's may react negatively to animal products.