Cure Celiac Disease with Home Remedies: Q&A
CELIAC DISEASE CAUSING IRON, OTHER DEFICIENCIES
09/26/2011: Anonymous from Anonymous: "Ted, I have been suffering from multiple vitamin and mineral deficiencies as a result of celiac disease. I can't get my iron up and it's ruining my life because I can't ever function. I have tried angstrom iron but it made me sick. I have been on iron pills taken with high doses of vitamin C for a year and my iron hasn't changed at all. I have been on a gluten free diet that consists of nothing but whole foods. I am living in a house where there is gluten everywhere.
Despite my best efforts of separating everything to avoid contamination, it's just not working. I have done everything. I do not have the money to move. My question is: Is there anything that I can take to prevent malabsorption from continuing until I am able to move? My two children have it also and are not growing properly as a result. My 8-yr-old is the size of a toddler. I am desperate to make us better and hoping you have some suggestions. Any help would be greatly appreciated!"
10/26/2011: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "All cases of celiac disease have multiple deficiencies, and the form of iron that is needed is actually ferrous gluconates, other forms don't work. The celiac disease sufferers have to avoid all "western grains" which are barley, oats, rye and wheat. The cause of this autoimmune disease, is that intestinal villi are affected, that means it doesn't have the surface area required to get the absorptions in and get the toxins out, which is responsible for most of the problems. That leads to multiple deficiencies: selenium, iron, and copper, but their energy is also low, such as carnitine, and vitamin deficiencies such as A, D, E, K, and folic acid. In a few cases I found, it was traced from past use of isoretinoin (a.k.a. accutane) and excessive use of especially wheat, while rice doesn't happen. That's why it doesn't happen to Asians, since the staple diets are rice.
Restoring health from celiac disease i think you need villi to be restored, by adding gum arabic to food, which increases the surface area of the intestines, and healing of the intestines such as melatonin (at least 20 mg in evening) and B3 (in evening at least 500 mg) and glutamine (1000 mg x 4) to help damaged inflamed intestines from recovery. Digestive enzymes is absolutely needed because their digestive enzymes doesn't function, and the best multiple vitamins is actually partially cooked liver (mostly to kill bacteria, but not overcooked as it destroys the vitamin) as it has all the vitamins there is without unnecessarily spending especially if no money is there. Gelatin can take place of gum arabic and take it with partially cooked liver. Since a large component of the intestines is lysine, this will helped greatly, as is glutamine, carnitine, and squalene. The point is to restore your intestinal villi and digestive enzymes through partially cooked liver (that's raw but cooked brown on outside). Green tea protects against villi for further damage, but I think lysine, glutamine, and partially cooked liver is something you need the most. Getting rid of anemia will take a week or two with a large supplement of chlorophyll as it is the most workable solution, the iron supplements, from my experience are poorly absorbed even though ferrous gluconate is the best.
09/26/2011: Anonymous replies: "Ted, I apologize for the second e-mail. I wrote to you this morning about my malabsorption issues. I just wanted to tell you that I am looking for alternatives to digestive enzymes as I've heard bad things about them. Thanks again."
09/30/2011: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Get papain. Most digestive enzymes are good for celiac disease, but the problem appears that too many supplement companies have fillers. The body doesn't absorb vitamins and minerals with damaged villi and a B12 deficiency, I think getting a B12 shot will get you absorbing the supplements again. And if you get bloating is a sign of insufficient digestive enzymes, especially betaine hydrochloride to help with stomach acid during eating.
INTESTINAL SCARRING AND CAT'S CLAW
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)"
Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Dear Chris: Actually intestinal scarring can be regenerated without the use of powerful enzymes to eat up whatever scarring is there. Iodine painting often may stop the intestinal scarring by causing the underlying skin or underlying organs to be regenerate for repairs thus normalling it.
The other problem certain heavy metals persistent in the body may cause the scarring because these are oxidizing. The other thing I have noticed is frequent hemorrhoids may cause intestinal scarring also and I found the best ways to protect this is that the intestines lacked the bicarbonates necessary to NEUTRALIZE the acid of digested food whenever the stomach drains away to the intestines. When intestines cannot neutralize the acid food, it eats or digests the intestines causing the scarring.
What cat's claws does best is that it solves part of the problem by removing heavy metals. Enzymes will dissolve bacterial buildup in the scarring area but not necessarily PREVENT future scarring.
The key issue appears to be iodine and baking soda. However the best ones that is most helpful appears to be a formula that removes metals, neutralize the acid, and provides alkalizing mineral to the body. That formula that works best for this besides the gluten issue is apple cider vinegar + baking soda + lime juice. To mix a right quantity, therefore 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar + one whole lime + add enough baking soda until the fizz stops, then add water to 1/2 glass at least, or preferably 1 whole glass.
The citrate that is formed from the reaction between the baking soda and the lemon juice citric acid will chelate some metals out and it is also anti inflammatory, while the minerals from the apple cider vinegar will balance the body of alkaline minerals, while the baking soda itself will allow the body to buffer whatever digested acid food thrown from the stomach without harming the intestines. Therefore, this formula should be taken before eating by over 1 hour. In practice, it is taken once in the morning and another one before sleep. Hemorrhoids stops after this alkalizing, and also I suspect people with iodine deficiency may in fact have problems tolerating the gluten. There is no way to know for sure, since in some cases it is the issue of fungus as being the cause in another cases it is the parasites. To cover all these, fungus is best eliminated with a small amount of borax for example, usually a pinch per dose and the parasites, I imagine can be handled with cat's claw, artemisia (wormwood) or even black walnut hull."
12/23/2006: Chris replies: "Dear Ted, thank you very much for taking the time to answer my email with all your great suggestions. One thing I would like to mention is that the intestinal scarring in the case of celiac disease is most likely due to the inflammation in the intestines that is caused by gluten. I also forgot to add the amino acid L-Glutamine to my last email. This amino acid is very helpful in speeding up the renewal/healing process of the intestinal lining. Best wishes, Chris'"
RUINED MY HEALTH!
John from Walworth, NY: "I have been feeling lousy for about 5 years. I have Celiac disease. I used to be healthy as an ox. Since I was forced to change my diet I've been having one problem after another. I've tried ThreeLac to boost intestinal strength. No luck. I tried Super Food. No luck. Once a week I wake up feeling lousy. I check my ph levels and both are on the high end. Soon afterward I vomit up alot of mucus from my stomach. I need help. Any ideas???
Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Try taking some vitamin b complex, lecithin, and soy protein supplements and see how this turns out. I have noticed marked improvements in moods. Stay away from all fluoride products and chlorinated waters as well as aspartame sweeteners."