By: Nycole Hutchens
Zoe Saldana recently revealed that she suffers from an autoimmune disease that attacks her glands, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis.
“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 said. “You create antibodies that attack your glands, so you have to eat clean.”
The actress admits that she misses her early days in her 20’s when she ate any and everything.
Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is an autoimmune disease in which the thyroid gland is attacked by a variety of cell- and antibody-mediated immune processes, causing primary hypothyroidism. It was the first disease to be recognized as an autoimmune disease.