Re: Gluten and Hashimotos
There is no scientific, research-based evidence that a gluten free diet will help prevent or aid the treatment of any autoimmune disease except celiac. You'll find what are purely anecdotal accounts from some thyroid patients who swear that going gluten-free reversed their disease or made them "feel" better. But the placebo effect is strong, and people will believe what they wish. That doesn't make it so.
Fortunately, the research about gluten-free diet is moving along. Perhaps there will be a definite answer to the question sooner than later. Unfortunately, the budget for the study of autoimmune disease by the US Nat'l Institutes of Health continues to be less than 3% of the total. Unless some well-funded entity decides to step up to the plate and do the vital research into reversing the incidence of all AI diseases, we will continue to suffer.
"We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses." Abraham Lincoln