Actress Zoe Saldana Has Been Diagnosed With Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis
Zoe Saldana is opening up about suffering from Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, an autoimmune disorder in which the immune system turns against the body’s own tissues.
“Your body doesn’t have the energy it needs to filter toxins, causing it to believe that it has an infection, so it’s always inflamed,” Saldana, 38, explained to the Edit. “You create antibodies that attack your glands, so you have to eat clean.”
Saldana and husband Marco Perego are now gluten- and dairy-free.
Raphael Kellman, MD of the Kellman Center in New York, who has never treated the actress, explained to Page Six that Saldana’s clean diet is a good tactic in tackling the autoimmune disease.
“[Hashimoto’s thyroiditis] can be healed by addressing the root causes,” Kellman said. “Cutting out gluten if you have a gluten intolerance, and avoiding refined and processed foods can help. Find poultry, dairy and meat without antibiotics. Eating organic can make a huge difference because organic foods won’t have pesticides or chemicals that nonorganic foods have, which can trigger reactions.”
Wow. Hopefully “eating clean” keeps this in check. Prayers up.
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