Autoimmune and Eggs

Answered on April 30, 2014
Created April 29, 2014 at 8:40 AM

Hi Everyone,

I have been strict paleo for 3 months now, I have an autoimmune disease (Hashimotto's) and in Chris Kressers' book it said to avoid eggs and nightshades.

Now, my question is: How would the eggs affect my Hashimotto's? I mean, I don't have any physical sensitivity to eggs, I can eat them and digest them well. But how would they affect me in a wrong way otherwise? I just wonder if i could reintroduce them or not.

Thanks for your time.


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on April 29, 2014
at 11:14 AM

Egg white is high in allergenic protein and that can cause problem in some people.

If you remove eggs from the diet for few days you will be able to see if there is any problem

with egg. Egg yolk is not that allergenic and almost all the vitamins and minerals of egg

are in yolk. Egg yolk is high in choline, Vitamin A and biotin. Some alternative practitioners

believe that leaky gut is causing this autoimmune response. Ray Peat Ph.D. thinks

Hashimoto is not really an autoimmune disease. Those antibodies are part of

clean up system following inflammation of the thyroid glands. He thinks

excess Estrogen is the cause of so called " Hashimoto Disease".

He also talked about a study that showed antibodies disappeared when

TSH was suppressed for 6 months. I do not have the link to that study.

He mentioned that study in a radio interview.



on April 30, 2014
at 08:32 AM

Wow, that's the first time i hear about it possibly not being an autoimmune problem; very interesting. Will have to research for that radio interview.



on April 29, 2014
at 09:16 AM

Hashimoto's is one of the autoimmune diseases in which thyroid gland is attacked by body’s immune system. It results in the inflammation. Egg Yolk is one of the highest sources of Arachidonic Acid, which results in causing inflammation in people with autoimmune disease. This is one of the reasons of avoiding eggs.

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