Last Modified on Jun 04, 2014
Natural treatment for celiac disease involves healing the intestines and a gluten-free diet. Aloe vera, paprika and probiotics are three of our favorite healing aids, as they are safe and effective home remedies. A gluten-free diet means avoiding foods made with wheat, rye, barley or oats. Over 3,000,000 people in the U.S. have this auto-immune disease.
What Is Celiac Disease?
An autoimmune condition, celiac disease is the body’s negative reaction to gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, rye and oats. The reaction is triggered by the intake of gluten, which results in a reaction in the small intestine. As the reaction continues, it can cause inflammation and damage in the small intestine as well as malabsorption of nutrients.
How Do I Know If I Have a Gluten Sensitivity?
While celiac disease is often considered a confusing disease because of its variance in symptomology between individuals, there are a number of “common” symptoms or indicators of the disease. Weight loss, bloating, and frequent diarrhea or constipation are some of the most typical. In addition to digestive signs, some individuals also exhibit other symptoms including anemia, loss of bone density, itchy or blistery skin rash, headaches, fatigue, joint pain, and acid reflux.
Are There Any Natural Remedies for Celiac Disease?
One of the most important initial factors of treatment involves going on a gluten free diet to heal the existing inflammation. In addition to this measure, natural supplements can be used to rebalance the body. Aloe vera, paprika, and probiotics are all effective natural remedies for celiac disease.
1. Aloe Vera
Aloe vera is a natural anti-inflammatory agent. Taken as a daily supplement, aloe helps soothe the irritation in the digestive system and restore balance in the gut.
Paprika is also an anti-inflammatory agent. You can take paprika as a supplement or use it as a spice with beneficial results, such as reducing inflammation in the intestines and even treating underlying causes of the condition.
Comprised of good bacteria, probiotics help reestablish the bacterial environment in the gut. Eating probiotic food or taking a daily probiotic supplement is especially effective for treating celiac disease.
If you are gluten intolerant and have been plagued with painful stomach cramps and digestive issues, give these treatment options a try. Your daily diet doesn’t have to be spent just avoiding foods.
Below you can find a number of user-submitted remedies for celiac disease. Let us know what you try from Earth Clinic to treat your celiac disease. Know of a remedy not yet listed here? Please don't hesitate to share it with us!
[YEA] 03/28/2008: Robin from Alamogordo, New Mexico, USA: "If you have reflux, get tested for celiac disease."
[YEA] 11/16/2007: Eileen from Monroe, NY: "Aloe vera been using for 3 weeks now to heal from celiac disease - helped soothe and along with diet I'm seeing improvement"Replies
01/09/2009: Amita from Ashburn, VA, USA replies: "Please tell in detail, how you took Aloe for Celiac Disease."
02/18/2010: Catalyst Yogi from Naramata, Bc Canada replies: "Greetings, It's been 5 days after eating the dreaded commercial pizza and I am still feeling bloated etc. I have discovered the best remedy for me to helps soothe my inflamed intestines has been Aloa Vera. I feel I am well on my way to healing....
peace to ALL"
02/14/2013: Somi from Doha, Qatar replies: "I have celiac disease, I heard ALOE VERA is best to treat this disease.. I want to know how to use it, should I take juice of ALOE or aloe gel? and how long I should take it to recover?"
08/30/2013: Dave from Fountain Inn, Sc replies: "In reference to your suggestion that Aloe Vera can assist is soothing the inflamation of Celiac, yes it can and it is also part of my formula for ulcers.
But that does not take care of the underlying problem causing Celiac. And it is not gluten. Gluten plays a part but I think it may well be a viral infection in the intestine inflaming the walls of the intestine there by causing the villi to close up under pressure from the infection. Then if the intestine receives gluten, the gluten futher clogs the villi pathways; gluten being most sticky of all foods. That is why when the gluten is eliminated the villi are less irritated and the infection can be better handled by the immune system. But a cronic infection just lingers in its intestinal "home" and like all viruses, they seek a host organ.
I am NOT saying that all celiac proglems are viral/fungal or bacterially caused. (The lipase enzyme level might be low, or a genetic issue may be present. ) But I believe many cases are caused by viral/or fungal infection and if I were so diagnosed would be quick to try taking colloidal silver twice daily on an empty stomach... Two tablespoos, twice daily. Not all silvers are alike. I make my own and know the ppm level is high and have been regularly taking silver for decades.
A good site to review is put out by "Dogtor J" (yes a "g" in palce of the "c") and his analysis of viral cause of celiac is found by googling "viral cause of celiac" and you should find his web post that says something like, "Virus is THE cause of celiac. " He explains more throughly than I have in this post. (I am not associated in any way with that post or the writer of that post.)"
[YEA] 09/02/2008: Kerry from Perth, Australia: "Butter, cream, ayurvedic remedy of a mix of ghee + ginger powder + some brown sugar. The fat off free range lamb chops cooked in coconut oil. (Avoid any nuts for a while while the intestines heal as they are scratchy). Vitamin E. Raw wheatgerm (oats and raw wheatgerm provide natural vitamin E). Note: Gluten is not the "Route" cause. Ask the question why can my intestines not tolerate specific foods. Is the answer a deficiency in the diet reducing the health of the intestines?"Replies
12/09/2008: Marjorie from Payneville, KY replies: "Under Dietary Suggestions # 1 from Autralia 9/2/08, the remedy that talks about butter, cream,ayurvedic remedy of a mix of ghee + ginger powder + some brown sugar & fat of grass feed sheep, etc. I would love the detailed remedy for gluten intolerence-- Marjorie"
09/30/2012: Luis from Miami, Ok, US replies: "Thank you for sharing your information. my girlfriend has really bad break outs on her elbows, knees, and even her rear. we have been trying to avoid gluten but it is really hard sometimes."
06/28/2013: Andre from Boise, Idaho replies: "Kerry from Perth, Australia had written..."Note: Gluten is not the "Route" cause. Ask the question why can my intestines not tolerate specific foods. Is the answer a deficiency in the diet reducing the health of the intestines?"
- THIS IS WRONG.
Celiacs is when the body attacks the gluten in the body and as a result attacks the small intestine in the process causing a number of different symptoms. This is like any other allergy. Someone who is allergic to peanuts is going to have an allergic reaction to peanuts no matter what they eat."
[YEA] 12/03/2007: Aliza from Bloomington, IN: "I've a read a lot of people comments so far about how they're dealing with acid reflux. I just graduated college and just found out that I have celiac disease, gluten intolerance, after all these years of frustration and embarrassment in college. You can get a simple blood test to see if gluten intolerance is your problem or try cutting out these items and see the reaction you have. Some statistics I've read claim that as many as 1 in 134 people are intolerant to gluten but only 1 in 4,000 know that they are. Most people are wrongly diagnosed with GERD, acid reflux disease, IBS, Lactose intolerance or as my grandma called "sour stomach". I've been diagnosed at some point or another with all of these. I've tried everything from over the counter recipes, friend's home remedies and ACV. While I do believe the ACV helps me to lose weight, it's done very little for my tummy. Cutting out all wheat, barley and rye along with any of their derivatives has been my only form of relief. Trust me too that when I do eat anything with those ingredients in them I get a little pain in my stomach and actually no longer feel hungry after only a eating a little. If I ignore this pain than it is certain that acid reflux will set in and ruin any good times that I thought I was going to have. It is really hard to cut all of these things out of your diet especially living in America where fast food is almost always something with bread, but it can be done. I know salads get old after having them every day but for me switching between salads and rice based meals, Mexican, Asian, etc., is how I live now. They do make some great all purpose flour that is Gluten-free, that I buy at Kroger in the organic section. Also most organic stores carry bagels, English muffins, pizza crusts, waffles, cereal and many more items that are Gluten-free. My favorite is tapioca flour; it's not as brittle and doesn't dry as much as potato or rice flour, the other two popular flours. If you're not near any place that would sell these items they can be found online when you search "gluten-free food". Since I've stopped eating gluten I've been told it will take 3 weeks for my small intestine to heal and up to 6 months for my large intestine to heal. Once I stopped for consecutive days I immediately noticed a difference. It's not that I don't have enough stomach acid but that the small hair in my intestine no longer except nutrients and instead slow the process of digestion and absorb more fat than normal. The more gluten I eat the more weight I gain the more water I store and the worse I feel. So it might be worth a try. If you feel as bad as I did anything is worth trying. Good luck!"Replies
07/29/2009: gluten intollerance from Denver, CO replies: "I found with gluten intolerance that by taking probiotics with the meal I can get by enjoying that meal without the side effects of fingernails raking across the inside of my intestines. I will do this for just the or two meals. I won't eat two gluten meals in 2 consecutive days. I normally eat the raw foods and some steam or convection baked and the body loves it."
[YEA] 10/21/2007: Tracy from Lafayette, CO: "Many months ago I posted a comment about the ACV remedy for Acid Reflux. I suddenly got Acid Reflux last winter after taking a lot of Ibuprophen. The ACV remedy worked great, but after almost a year I was not cured. I felt that the ACV was helping me to manage the situaton but not really curing me. I was still having bouts once in a while and then I had reflux pretty severe for more than a week in early September, and the ACV wasn't really touching it. In order to feel better I really started eating very simply, mostly vegetables and some meat. After a few days of this I felt a lot better. But I continued my new simple diet for another couple weeks. Then I decided to add back in some cereals and immediately got Acid Reflux again. I new that I had a low level of gluten intolerance but after this I have come to the conclusion that I've have Celiacs, full blown. Who knows, maybe the ibuprophen weakend my stomach just enough to have the new level of Celiac symptoms. I have eliminated all grains except rice, corn and millet and I feel GREAT! I haven't even bothered with taking ACV for several weeks now. Symptoms of Celiacs or gluten intolerance range widely, so I'd recommend anyone with chronic acid reflux, mental fogginess, depression, anxiety, stomach upset, or skin rash, try eliminating gluten containting grains for a week and see what happens. Don't be afraid that you might be alergic to bread there are A LOT of great resources for Celiacs and gluten intolerant people now adays."
[YEA] 12/03/2006: Chris from Denver, CO: "I've had celiac disease since I was 2, but at the time the doctors thought I would grow out of it once I'm 7. I ate"normally" for about 12 years and a host of problems began. My intestinal biopsy showed scarring. My chiropractor (this is 20 years later) suggested to take extremely strong enzymes to handle the scarring and improve my nutrient intake, a cat's claw supplement and pro-biotics. (There are several really strong "systemic enzymes" to be found on the Internet). Note: I'm also sticking to the gluten-free diet. On the enzymes, I'm following one website that said to increase the amount by a capsule until I feel they are working. I've been taking anywhere between 5 and 15 enzyme capsules a day for about 3 months now and feel great! Also my nails look better and my hair has started to grow back (alopecia)."Replies
11/27/2009: Christina from Bergen, Ny replies: "Where did you purchase the "systemic enzymes" that helped the growth of your hair. My husband has alopecia and would be interested in trying these enzymes. thanks.
08/28/2011: Patty from Jackson, Ms replies: "PLEASE GIVE THE WEBSITE FOR THE ENZYMES"
01/21/2012: Kathy from Waukesha, Wi replies: "The best systemic enzymes on the market are sold at www.docsprefer.com by Dr. William Wong. I can't live without them."
09/11/2013: Linda from Portland, Or replies: "Would you mind sharing the brand of enzyme product you are finding so helpful?"
04/11/2013: Eri :) from O. C. New York , NY: "Hello all, I've been an avid follower of EC for a long time and have used many remedies. In my quest to cure my edema , I had tried so many remedies a d none would work. So this bring me to my cure. After spending years being exhausted and sick with what I thought was IBS, I was hospitalized for anemia. In the end I have celiac disease. I was malnourished , anemic and very ill. Now 4 months later, I am very well. And finally able to exercise. Please look into this if you have these symptoms. Good luck!!"Replies
02/04/2014: Tony from Tn, Usa replies: "For those of you with concerns about gluten here's a good recent article to read: www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/gluten-brain-wheat-cuts-blood-flow-frontal-cortex"
11/23/2011: Kristal from Redondo Beach, California, Usa: "I have recently learned that I have a gluten sensitivity and my husband has celiac disease (cd). I don't know if I have cd yet, but I plan on getting tested. I have recently read that gluten intolerance has been linked to over 200 diseases. I have GERD and get sick very easily. My husband is anemic and has chronic fatigue and ringing in his ears. It can cause many other issues like weight gain or loss, migraines, infertility, irritiable bowel syndrome. If ACV is not helping all your issues, I recommend getting tested for gluten sensitivity/intolerance. Your regular doctor can do a blood test, a holistic chiropractor can do a resistence test, or you can send a stool sample to enterolab.com (the most expensive option). Enterolab can also test for the gene for celiac disease."Replies
11/27/2011: Popa Tom from Arlington, Texas, USA replies: "kristil & hubby,
virgin coconut oil, [3.5tblspns daily, min. ] for cd,
coconut flour is gluten free.
good health & God bless"
01/21/2012: Kathy from Waukesha, Wi replies: "It sounds like your husband (and maybe you) have candida which is a fungal overgrowth. I had a very severe case of candida for years and found 2 things that got me back to normal. One is Syclovir which is sold at www.worldhealthmall.com, which is a marine plankton that kills yeast and fungus. However, I did not get well on Syclovir alone. I also had to restrict my carb intake quite a lot and take MMS, which is Miracle Mineral Supplement. You can buy this all over the internet. I began to improve when I was on 7 drops 4 times per day. I don't think I would ever have improved without MMS."
01/19/2009: Dawn from Santa Ana, California: "I have a friend with 'wheat gluten intolerance" or Celiac Disease. He is getting married and would like to take his bride-to-be to a tropical paradise but is having a problem finding somewhere that can accommodate his dietary needs. Any suggestions?"Replies
03/05/2009: Debbie from Saskatoon, SK Canada replies: "My brother has celiacs and we went to Dreams Resort and Spa in the Dominican Republic. The guest services manager was very helpful! She said that they would cook whatever was needed for any allergy. If you have any problems, contact the hotel guest services manager: Kerry Consentino
Gte de Servicios al Cliente/Guest Services Manager
Dreams La Romana Resorts & Spa
Tel.: (809) 221-8880, Ext. 3001
Fax: (809) 221-8881
I hope this helps!! There is a great website as well with helpful information on traveling with celiacs: http://www.celiactravel.com/restaurant-cards.html"
08/10/2012: Mahim from Delhi, India: "I was tested for Celiac and Gluten. My blood test came out ok but whenever I eat any Gluten products I have some physical problems. Please give me your feedback what to use for gluten sensitivity. This is a wonderful website I found. Thanks to all wonderful people who is posting here and helping each other."Replies
08/10/2012: Lisa from Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa replies: "Hi Mahim, Although your blood came out "okay", the fact that you have a reaction to gluten products should be evidence enough that they are not good for you. Many people, more than realize it, are gluten sensitive. It can cause chronic inflammation in those who have this sensitivity. I have had several friends who had chronic problems that plagued them and then upon going gluten- free, all problems cleared up! Some immediately began to lose unwanted weight, others, their skin cleared up, stomach pain disappeared. It can be at the root of many issues. The best thing for this is to steer clear of gluten. Hope this helps, Lisa"
02/07/2014: Man from Sojouring America replies: "I think I am noticing a change in my general sense of well being after I eat cheap bread. I noticed that I ate some spaghetti, Cheap, like the dime store type/ dollar store brand and that night I felt different in my mind. And last night I also ate some Cheap wheat bread and had the same negative sense of ill perception. It seems to affect my mind. Is it conceivable that the Gluten is causing a mental change of negativity? I am trying to narrow this down because it if is cheap bread, because I don't think I have this issue with the higher quality breads. humm. This was Nature's Own 100% whole Grain (12 healthy grains inside). So I am looking at the ingredient list and I can't pronounce some of the ingredients. How is that "Nature's own" I guess they mean that there are Literally "12" individual grains in each loaf and the rest is a load of chemicals.
I am going to type out the list of ingredients: Whole Wheat Flower, water, Wheat glutten, (there it is- Glutten, deliberatly added to this crap) sugar, ( diabeties encouragement) [this is crap, the label is a complete pile of lies] yeast , Brown sugar - [what is this garbage they are calling natural and healthy?! ]contains 2% or less of each of the following Flax seed, whole rye flouer, salt, roled oats, soybean oil barley flakes, TRITICAL flour ( what is this?); CULTURED WHEAT FLOUR. SUNFLOWER SEED, VINEGAR, DOUGH CONDITIONERS, (CONTAINSE ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING : SODIUM STEROYL LACTYLATE, CALCIUM STEROYL, LACTYLATE, MONOGLYERIDES AND /OR DIGLYCERIDES, CALLCIUM PEROXIDE, CALLICUM IODATE, DATEM( HUH?), ETHOXYLATED MONO- AND DIGLYCERIDES, ENZYMES ( IS THAT msg?),
I am finished, the list goes on and on and on. This is "Nature's own" bread, Yeah. It looks like some toxic waste that was sewage before it hit the toilet."
02/07/2014: Prioris from Fl replies: "Those are reasonable ingredients for store bought bread. What I recommend with the pasta is make your own. First couple times you do it, it seems difficult but once you get the hang of it, it starts becoming easy. The manual machine that I have costs around $35. You have complete control of what you put in pasta and what you make it out of. Plus it tastes better than store bought. You can also make your own bread. This may allow you to find out what doesn't and doesn't effect you. The most simple pasta is just flour and eggs."
02/07/2014: Mike62 from Denver replies: "Man: 10,000 years ago the weather changed for the worse. A few people in the middle east began growing grains. This provided them with enough food to sustain larger populations. More people meant more farming and so on. Bones slowly deteriorated after agriculture. Grains do not want to be food. They want to be a plant. They are not able to run away like an antelope. They do not have claws like a bear. So to defend themselves they make anti nutrients. The activity of their nutrients is less than fruit that does want to be eaten as a way to propagate the seeds. Soaking organic whole grains makes enzymes. Sprouts have 6 times the enzymes as soaked. Fermenting the sprouts for up to 3 days, varies from grain to grain, completely gets rid of the anti nutrients. Then cooking them like a porridge gives the most nutritional value."
02/08/2014: Mama To Many from Tennessee, Usa replies: "Prioris,
Your pasta sounds delicious! Maybe it will motivate me to make ours!
Store bread has to have all that stuff in it to have any kind of shelf life. Store bought bread lasts a long time (Really, a scary long time! ) Homemade bread lasts for a few days. (Mind doesn't generally last a day, but that is just because it gets eaten.) I agree with Prioris, if you make your own, you will know what is in it and would be able to pinpoint what is bothering you. We have been making our own bread for 15 years. I have a grain mill and mill the whole grain into flour and then make bread with the fresh ground wheat, water, yeast, salt, coconut oil, and sugar. You can make it without the oil and sugar. There is a recipe online for 5 minute artisan bread that is unbelievably simple with only four ingredients.
I think that one reason many are finding gluten free and paleo diets to be effective is that they go off lots of processed foods. It may not always be that the grains are the problem, but more the processing of them and chemicals in the processed foods that gives people trouble. Just my 2 cents.
Some farmer's markets do sell bread without the chemicals...and even with fresh ground wheat.
~Mama to Many~"
02/08/2014: Prioris from Fl replies: "In regards to the shelf life of home made bread, the one thing that can be added to the bread recipe to keep moisture and lengthen the home shelf life in the bread is vinegar and egg yolk. Add 1 tablespoon of vinegar. You won't taste the vinegar. Before I did it, the bread would go stale pretty quickly but after I started using the vinegar and egg yolk, it would last 5 or 6 days. You can experiment with it."
02/08/2014: Man from Sojouring America replies: "Thank you Prioris and Mama and Mike.
I appreciate the responses. I did not eat any grains last night and I feel fine. Eggs, scrambled, boiled, and I ate homemade sauerkraut and raw cabbage. None of that negativity mental state last night."
02/09/2014: Mama To Many from Tennessee, Usa replies: "Dear Prioris,
Thanks for the tip on improving shelf life of bread. I have not heard of doing that and will give it a try!
~Mama to Many~"
08/12/2010: Anonymous from USA: "Somewhere I read that the small intestine or stomache is responsible for digesting proteins, and that proteins can create problems if they pass through undigested. Suppose an individual drinks a lot of coffee on an empty-ish stomache, maybe takes a few aspirin at the same time. This would probably be very acidic and erode the stomache and intestines. Now the person's body tries to counter the acidity, but over time is less able due to a diminished ability to digest and absorb food. The body begins stealing what it needs to stay alive from it's members, perhaps the intestines, joints, bones, etc. It might look similar to an auto-imune disease. Add in improperly digested protein, it sneaks through the holes in the intestine and accumulates or is used in the brain? Just a supposition..... Celiac may be inherited, but so is diet to some degree. Also alcoholism, etc. Also, taking coffee and aspirin together causes an extreme increase in energy, but appears to be very destructive to the system, don't do it."
10/14/2009: Gean from Salina, Ks: "I have a question about gluten sensitivity. I have read and heard first-hand some horror stories about people going very strict off gluten, and then either purposely or accidentally having some gluten, and then developing very severe, irreversable illness (fibromyalgia in one case). I am wondering if it is wise to go very, very strict off gluten, like not a drop, and become so sensitized to it that an accidental ingestion at some point would put you into some auto-immune disorder. For those that are not life-threateningly sensitive to gluten, but still very sensitive, I wonder if minute amounts on a daily or weekly basis would be wiser, to keep yourself somewhat desensitized (like some form of vaccine). If anyone has any light on this subject, I would much appreciate it, as I recently realized my daughter is gluten sensitive, but I don't want her to have the same experience as others I've heard about. Thank you very much."Replies
10/21/2009: Lisa from Coto De Caza, Ca replies: "I'm gluten sensitive also and have noticed that since I've been very strict off gluten, I am now more sensitive to accidental ingestion. HOWEVER, it didn't give me a autoimmune disease or anything else (probably since I already have Chronic Fatigue syndrome, mercury toxicity and other problems). Ingesting gluten on a regular basis may actually lower your immune since gluten can degrade the villi in your intestine. This causes nutrients from your food to NOT be absorbed.
I have heard that some people have gluten problems that affect the brain. I can't remember the name, but they have serious problems. For some, gluten cannot be broken down and will cause an opiod (sp) effect like those with autism. For some, it is in the gut.
Going gluten free has made my overall/ everyday health a lot better. Ingesting gluten gives me a stomach ache and fatigue the next day. Ingesting small amounts just makes me a little sick everyday instead of sick every once in a while."
03/12/2010: Erica from Pdx, Oregon replies: "I hope I can answer your question. I am most likely Celiac, but have not been diagnosed. When I first began my g-free diet it was hard because I didn't know what I was looking for ALL of the time or was misinformed of ingredients. During that healing period, if I got "glutened" it would come back terribly, like you have read about. I think this response is due to the fact that you are beginning to heal and therefore you body is reacting how it is supposed to react. Many times people go un(or)misdiagnosed because they have been experiencing symptoms for so long that some of the major reactions have dampened down over time. That is the body's way of trying to thrive as it always wants to maintain balance no matter the cost. Another reason people are not diagnosed is because they think that their symptoms are just "how they are". The fact is, gluten is damaging your daughters villi and even a small amount will harm her internally, even if symptoms do not manifest themselves externally. That goes for everyone. Also, if your child has a problem with it, you probably do too (unless she was adopted). She got her genes from somewhere, right? I say this because my mother has suffered from migraines and other terrible symptoms for years and still will not accept the fact that I got my genes from someone... Like I said, after the intestines heal the reaction will be much less severe, although you are still doing damage--but during the healing PROCESS it will often manifest itself greater than before. It is also wise to cut out dairy during healing and maybe look into casein intolerance as well if she is not 100% (because the casein and gluten molecules are so similar in structure, they act the same in the brain and body, although they may produce different reactions) I did not truly begin to heal, nor did I feel 100% until I cut out casein and only eating soy, sugar and corn in moderate amounts. My naturopathic roommate says the "five fingers of death" in the naturopathic world are 1. wheat 2. dairy 3. soy 4. corn 5. sugar"
09/16/2012: Jeanette from New York replies: "For people avoiding gluten we should also take Larch tree Arabinogalactan. When we completely avoid gluten we are missing something our stomach needs (sorry I don't know all the details) but arabinogalactan is recommended to supply that missing thing for our stomachs. I take a tiny scoop (1.5 grms) daily in my morning brown rice protein shake."
[YEA] 02/02/2013: Liaura from Jerusalem, Israel: "I know someone who has successfully treated a celliac patient with a method called IPEC which has been developped in Israel and the US. I think you can be treated from distance as well (skype). I have used the method for various ailments and for me it has worked wonderfully. I believe it is not only a matter of method but of practitioner. Best wishes for a better health."
09/13/2012: Anon from Anon: "When I eat wheat I get a stomach ache, and gradually a headache. Drinking half a carton of heavy whipping cream makes the pain go away.
So does psyllium fiber supplement mixed in water (1 or 2 teaspoons in a large glass of water). Psyllium also works if I feel fatigued and foggy headed after I eat something.
Sometimes eating fresh ginger, maybe an inch cube, makes the headache go away."
[YEA] 03/11/2009: Marisa from Adelaide, South Australia: "aid in coeliacs disease, change of life style.
I had reflux, bloating, bowel discomfort, loose bowl movement, mouth ulsers, constipation, gum cysts, itchy skin, pain in joints, nervousness, fategue, depressioon, low energy, malnutrition, were all the side affects,
Aid in repairing the colon, Aloe juice on an empty stomach, herb teas no coffee, no sugar, honey instead, damiana, coltsfoot, dandilion, milk thistle, nettle, grate fresh ginger in with any 2 herbs of your choice in a tea mix, growing your own vegi's and herbs replacing minerals in your body, eating fresh fruit veg, repairing the intestine and colon as it has folate as well, garlic, to replace vitamin C: capsicums, manderins. D&K calcium & magnesium, B12: spiralina, ginger. E:fish oil & omega 3's, Folate: E&A tomatoes, mellons, cauliflour, cabbage, brussels, spinach Iron.
Stay off processed foods and wheat products, read all labels before you eat.
I feel wonderful now, stay on the diet for life.you will learn to love it, as the benifit and wellbeing is so worth it. best wishes."Replies
08/04/2012: Susan from Hamilton, Ontario Canada replies: "Good advice, the only thing that I would add as a celiac whose mother and daughter are also celiac, is the addition of L Glutamine 1 tsp three times a day to heal the lining of the gut. Take L Glutamine on an empty stomach for healing, and on a full stomach if you want to build muscle. Obviously, we opt for the former. Three months on this protocol has rebuilt our gut to the point where we are starting to produce our own enzymes! Yay!"
05/18/2013: Allan from San Fernando., Trinidad replies: "Hi Susan, I have lost a whole lot of weight from some GI problem. I am now doing some tests to determine what it is. I need to to put back on the weight. What is the brand of L-Glutamine that you were using?"
06/03/2014: Moira from Oregon replies: "Yes I would also like to know where you bought or got your L glutamine. I was taking that for a friend who does NAET type work trying to help me with my fibro and arthritis problems which seem intimately connected with my celiac problems. Going gluten free hasn't been enough. I just saw another guy who is hawking doing the SCD diet say that celiacs need to stay away from all sugar, soy, bad oils - canola, soy, sunflower, safflower, et al - and all grains which includes the gluten free ones. Also saw stay away from potatoes except maybe sweet potatoes.
I've done numerous NAET type treatments but seem to be getting worse instead of better. I took BioKult for awhile and that seemed to help but I have slacked off in recent months and that hasn't helped me. Taking coconut oil does. I have been looking at adding coconut water into the mix to help alkalize the diet. Someone also suggested drinking either lemon or pineapple juice but the lemon water with stevia seems like it would be the way to go as I have seen this as a 'cancer' alkalizing thing online as well. The glutamine was when I was doing heavy metal detox. Thanks."
06/04/2014: Dave from Fountain Inn, Sc replies: "Hello Moira,
Perhaps the reason that going gluten free is not enough is that lectin proteins even in the smallest amounts can bind carbs in the gut. That then continues the problem. Also if damage is already done to the villi then again, the absorption is difficult.
If you are getting a carb source to which you are sensitive (white potatoes/ nightshades in general), then the carb/lectin issue would be blocking absorption even though you've cut out your detrimental carbs from wheat/oats etc.
So...solution...IF that is the problem and with ciliac prone people, the LECTIC issue is a key. Glutamine is one of the things that can neutralize the Lectin.
Google Lectin and numerous sites will explain the Lectin/carb binding issue. Why won't the villi absorb the carbs? Because the lectin is binding to the carbs and won't let the villi take up the sticky enlarged molecule. So lectin is acting like a poison.
Lectin can even cause some forms of food poisoning.
Look for products with glutamine in them. Vitamin Research has a product called Lectin Lock that does, but look for other anti Lectin products. (I'm not endorsing a brand. But there are four or five substances that can "bind" lectin, before it "binds" carbs causing deficiency in the absorption process.)
You're on the right track looking at Glutamine.
What enzymes are you taking?"