Zoe Saldana Admits Devastating Diagnosis, All Women Must Read

Entertainment, Movies

It’s rarely even a surprise anymore when a celebrity comes out saying that they are suffering with a disease.

We were extremely heartbroken when Star Trek Beyond actress Zoe Saldana announced her diagnosis with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, an autoimmune disease.


If you have ever watched Zoe in a film, you probably fell in love with her right away. Unfortunately, this disease is something that both her mother and her sister also suffer from. The disease is most common in WOMEN! (ladies if you have these symptoms see a doctor)

Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is definitely not something that anyone wants to deal with. The disease actually turns your body’s immune system agains your thyroid gland.

National Institutes of Health say that after the body succeeds in turning the body’s immune system against the thyroid it can have some major symptoms such as fatigue, weight gain, cold intolerance, memory problems and sometime severe depression.


The disease is also most common in women. In a recent interview with The Edit Zoe spoke about her new diagnosis.

“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,” she told the magazine. “You
create antibodies that attack your glands, so you have to eat clean.”

She also shared that her and her husband, Marco Perego, have both decided that they will follow a gluten-free/dairy-free diet for the sake of health.


Of course, even a diet change that is this drastic can be hard to adjust to. Even Zoe Saldana says that it has all been a huge wake up call for her.

“I had a great time in my twenties,” said Saldana, who gave birth to identical twin boys born in November 2014. “Then your doctor says you’re losing calcium in your bones. What the f— is that?! I would hear those conversations with my mom and grandma, thinking I’d never get there. I’m going to live forever! But all of a sudden it hits you. I s— you not, it’s from night to day.”

Zoe and her husband now have twin 1-year-old boys that are keeping their hands full. Not to mention Saldana is set to do several movie projects this year. Aside from the huge hit “Star Trek Beyond” that just came out – she is set to “Avatar” and “Guardians Of The Galaxy” as well.

Saldana is a great mom, and we are so heartbroken to hear that she has this obstacle to overcome. Please continue to keep Saldana and her family in your prayers during this time of adjustment!

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