Thyroid Update – Major Breakthrough!

I have made a major breakthrough with my hypothyroidism and hashimoto’s disease. I tell you about the MTHFR gene mutation I tested positive for. This is a common gene problem that doesn’t allow your body to absorb folate, which is crucial to thyroid function. Watch to learn more! It could change your life!

Activated Folate & B12 Supplement
MTHFR & Thyroid Article
23andMe DNA Test
Promethease (further DNA results)

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    Arthritic Dancer

    September 26, 2017

    So glad you found something that’s not only helping, but also beginning to unlock some major stumbling blocks! My partner is an immunologist; I’ll have to get a translation about the gene mutation in the MTHFR enzyme.

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    Katherine

    September 27, 2017

    I don’t like being this person, but someone has to say something. Girls are watching you, and you’re giving medical advice that could hurt them. Please, you have to stop. Or even better, get a real medical doctor to do a video with you! Gluten is a protein found in many grains and it’s 100% indigestible. It passes through the body harmlessly in most people. If you have Celiac Disease however, it triggers an autoimmune reaction. If you think you’re reacting to gluten, you need to be tested for Celiac Disease. Going gf, or partially gf, before getting tested can affect biopsy results so you’re basically shooting yourself in the foot. What’s worse is, folate is found in a lot of bread products. It’s not naturally found there, our bread products are fortified with it. So if you’re not able to properly process folate and you’re diet is low to begin with, cutting out an additional source is dangerous. You’re literally starving your body of additional nutrients when you don’t need to. No one “reacts” to gluten unless there’s a genuine medical reason, and right now the only official reason is Celiac disease. Currently no legitimate medical research has shown a gf diet to be beneficial to anyone but celiacs, it does however have the potential to be harmful in non-celiacs, leaving them deficient in nutrients and without enough fiber in their diets.

    Please know I’m not trying to be mean when I say this, but you’re actions are literally putting people like myself, my mother, and my son at risk. When you tell people you can’t eat gluten then do it anyways, people stop taking you and others on the same diet seriously. I have had people not take care with my food because they think I’m playing. That this is a game and I can eat gluten, I’m just on some stupid pretend diet. I have been harmed by this, physically harmed. All because people without Celiac disease play at having it. If you truly feel awful after eating gluten, get tested for Celiac disease. If you have it you’re doing real damage to your body every time you ingest it. If the tests are negative then please don’t stop looking for a reason for your symptoms. Just know you’re actively wasting time and possibly harming yourself by not tracking down the real source of your discomfort because you’ve decided to treat yourself instead of seeking medical help. No one should have to suffer, so please, stop harming yourself.

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      KathrynEMorgan

      September 27, 2017

      I am terribly sorry you feel this way. But I have sought medical help – I have seen 8 separate doctors over the last 7 years. Most of them told me I was crazy. The one who did take me seriously advised me to cut out gluten and dairy, which is the recommendation for every thyroid patient. I am not forcing anything on anyone. I am simply telling them what works for me. I wish I had had support and advice during my 7 years of being ill. It was an incredibly lonely time. I am not making my viewers do anything. They can take everything I say with a grain of salt. But people have asked me for my advice and requested an update. So I wanted to share. If it can help one person not go through what I did, that makes me happy.

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        Katherine

        September 27, 2017

        I think you’re missing what I’m saying. You’re hurting yourself, as well as me by suggesting gluten is making a non-celiac sick. People with thyroid disorders are significantly more likely than the general population to have celiac disease. Given that it’s not a wonder many doctors will tell thyroid patients to avoid it. But you can’t just cut it out and think you’re good. If you really think it’s making you sick, you need to stop self medicating and see a GI doctor. I’m sorry that your doctor dropped the ball and didn’t test you for it, and simply told you to cut gluten out of your diet. This act has kinda screwed you because getting a diagnosis will be more difficult now (a GF diet heals the gut of a celiac patient and you’re more likely to get a false negative on biopsy now). An easy way to discover if you even need a biopsy is to get genetic testing done. Kimball genetics is the only lab in the country that offer the test. I did it for my son and he has 1 of the 2 genetic markers. You cannot have celiac disease without the gene, so you can avoid invasive testing by starting with the cheek swab.

        Fair or not, you’re an influential person. When you play with diets that are literally the only treatment for people with a chronic disorder, you put them at risk. You’re also making this diet look like it’s a choice. Believe me, I understand your frustration when it comes to countless years, thousands of dollars, several doctors, and being told “all you really need is therapy”. Girls are going to listen to what you say, and think a GF diet is a choice- and a game. Would you tell people “Oh, I feel so much better when I take insulin before my meals” if you weren’t a diabetic? Cause this is the same thing, even if you don’t realize it. I’m honest to goodness not trying to be mean. If you feel sick I think that’s awful, so get help!

        So again, I’m asking respectfully, for the sake of myself and my family (as well as you), please stop. Celiac disease contributed to my grandmothers death. Do you want your bones to become brittle and break? Cause she was diagnosed with advanced osteoporosis in her 40’s, by the time she died in her 70’s (most people in my family live decades longer) she couldn’t open a window or be properly hugged without breaking bones. By 27 most of my teeth had been crowned in an effort to save what’s left of them. If you do have celiac disease (a hereditary condition) when you cheat on your diet, you’re not just feeling blah, you’re killing parts of your small intestine. I’m not lying, look it up. You say you have no family medical info, well, I’m doing you a solid here then. All I’m asking is you do me one in return. Don’t act like this diet is optional for anyone other than those who are medically required to follow it. But if you’re truly going to continue to play, then lie. Say you have Celiac disease and never, ever cheat on your diet in public again.

        And again, please don’t think I’m being mean or just trying to shame you online. This is a legitimate plea from one Celiac that’s been harmed to an influential person who’s basically playing with my medication.

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        Katherine

        September 27, 2017

        @Ken, I really don’t want to fight. But I think it’s worth pointing out, Katie has a very large following. Most of the people watching her videos are young, impressionable girls. So they’re hearing medical advice. If a teenage girl that idolizes her hears her say “I feel great on a GF diet” they’re going to copy that. Don’t you remember what it was like to be 14?

        When you call Celiac Disease the “disease-of-the-month” it’s wildly offensive. This is something we’ve been dealing with in my family for generations. I’m glad the rest of the country is finally discovering it. But for us it’s been decades of explanations to confused looking people. Gluten cannot be a carrier. It’s a harmless protein the body isn’t capable of digesting. Gluten is found in more places than one. Rice, wheat, corn, barely, rye, and so on. Only in Celiacs can the gluten protein found in a few grains trigger a response. So no, gluten itself is not the issue for non-celiacs. It can’t be. Wheat, or rice could be problematic. But not gluten. There is still a distinct lack of education on this subject. Even leading experts are still debating the best treatments, or what triggers reactions in certain individuals. So I’m not surprised by your comments. But I feel duty bound to point out inaccuracies because miseducation can lead to harm.

        Katie has been very honest, she has no family medical information. Given that, she could very well have Celiac Disease. It’s one of the most common hereditary disorders. Further more, individuals with thyroid disorders (Hashimoto’s specifically) are much more likely to be diagnosed with Celiac Disease than the general public. For some reason (and the links are still unclear) there are certain disorders that are more likely to occur in conjunction with Celiac Disease. Lupus, Ehlers-Danlos, Diabetes, all these diseases seem to share a link that’s still not quite understood. So if Katie has a diagnosed thyroid condition and she feels truly ill when eating gluten, then that needs to be looked into because it might be more than just an upset stomach she’s experiencing. Yes, she’s spent near a decade trying to get better with doctors that aren’t really helping. Well, did you know that in this country most people go through something crazy like 11 years and 7 doctors to get a Celiac diagnosis? So I wouldn’t be surprised if she has a great doctor that’s still not bothered to test her for it. It’s a shame that it’s now 2017 and this is where we are with medicine.

        Cutting gluten out of your diet without first being tested for Celiac disease is a mistake. I’ll pull no punches on that one. If you cut it out before getting tested, gaining a diagnosis is significantly harder. So if anyone is telling you to cut it out, get tested for Celiac Disease first! Better yet, get genetic testing done! If you don’t have the gene you can’t have the disorder. So you’ll save yourself a lot of time, money, stress (and potential harm from invasive testing) if you do that first.

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    Ken, aka Arthritic Dancer

    September 27, 2017

    Katherine, you are incorrect on many levels. 1) Katie was far from giving medical advice. She was clearly stating what was working for HER and in her particular circumstance, with the emotional and physical battle scars of 7-years of hell behind her. 2) There are, in fact, several reasons to avoid gluten besides Celiac FOR SOME PEOPLE; that, Celiac, however, is the prevalent, “disease-of-the-month” where the basic cure is ceasing gluten intake. It is possible, however, to be sensitive to specific carbohydrates (sugars) that happen to be present where gluten is — gluten isn’t the culprit — but a carrier, if you will, of these carbohydrates. My partner, a 30+ year professor of immunology at a major medical school and research hospital had to greatly lower his gluten intake due to these carbohydrates; they were causing symptoms similar to Celiac disease, but he does not have it. In the larger sense, you are right: in general terms you should not alter your diet/supplement intake unless instructed to by your physician.

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