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Natural Celiac Disease Remedies

Last Modified on Sep 18, 2015


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.

2. Paprika

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.

3. Probiotics

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!


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Remedies for Celiac Disease




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Acid Reflux and Celiac Disease Link12008-03-28
Aloe Vera12007-11-16
Dietary Recommendations32008-09-02
Enzymes, Cat's Claw (Herb), Probiotics12006-12-03
General Feedback32013-04-11
Gluten Sensitivity32012-08-10
Ipec12013-02-02
Liquid Bandaid for Dermatitis Herpetiformis12015-09-06
Multiple Remedies32012-09-13
Paprika Spice12006-02-27
Selsun Blue12009-03-29
Wheat Varieties12012-09-16
Where to Buy - Canada12014-04-07

Acid Reflux and Celiac Disease Link  
1 User Reviews | 1 YEA

Posted by Robin (Alamogordo, New Mexico, USA) on 03/28/2008

[YEA]  If you have reflux, get tested for celiac disease.


Aloe Vera  
5 User Reviews | 1 YEA

Posted by Eileen (Monroe, NY) on 11/16/2007

[YEA]  Aloe vera been using for 3 weeks now to heal from celiac disease - helped soothe and along with diet I'm seeing improvement

Replied by Amita
Ashburn, VA, USA
01/09/2009

Please tell in detail, how you took Aloe for Celiac Disease.
Replied by Catalyst Yogi
Naramata, Bc Canada
02/18/2010

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

Replied by Somi
Doha, Qatar
02/14/2013

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?
Replied by Dave Donate

Fountain Inn, Sc
08/30/2013

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.)


Dietary Recommendations  
8 User Reviews | 3 YEA | 1 NAY

Posted by Kerry (Perth, Australia) on 09/02/2008

[YEA]  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?

Replied by Marjorie
Payneville, KY
12/09/2008

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
Replied by Luis
Miami, Ok, US
09/30/2012

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.
Replied by Andre
Boise, Idaho
06/28/2013

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.


Posted by Aliza (Bloomington, IN) on 12/03/2007

[YEA]  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!

Replied by gluten intollerance
Denver, CO
07/29/2009

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.
Replied by Scarlet
Houston, Texas
02/06/2015

[NAY]   I wonder why any one would eat any item knowing the damage it causes?? I just lost my brother 11-05-2014 who had celiac and in which did cause lymphoma in the intestines. Yes celiac does cause other issues, liver disease, cancer, etc. etc. He had dermatitis herpatoformis along with the celiac. He was on a total gluten free diet, He grew his veggies, was extreme careful of spices, anything packages as well as the meat you buy. He was 6'2" and was skin & bones. This is a horrible disease, so why would you want to eat any gluten twice a week or even at all?? Thank You, Scarlet

Posted by Tracy (Lafayette, CO) on 10/21/2007

[YEA]  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.


Enzymes, Cat's Claw (Herb), Probiotics  
5 User Reviews | 1 YEA

Posted by Chris (Denver, CO) on 12/03/2006

[YEA]  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).

Replied by Christina
Bergen, Ny
11/27/2009

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.

Christina

Replied by Patty
Jackson, Ms
08/28/2011

PLEASE GIVE THE WEBSITE FOR THE ENZYMES
Replied by Kathy
Waukesha, Wi
01/21/2012

The best systemic enzymes on the market are sold at www.docsprefer.com by Dr. William Wong. I can't live without them.
Replied by Linda
Portland, Or
09/11/2013

Would you mind sharing the brand of enzyme product you are finding so helpful?

General Feedback  

Posted by Eri :) (O. C. New York , NY) on 04/11/2013

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!!

Replied by Tony
Tn, Usa
02/04/2014

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

Posted by Kristal (Redondo Beach, California, Usa) on 11/23/2011

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.

Replied by Popa Tom
Arlington, Texas, USA
11/27/2011

kristil & hubby,

virgin coconut oil, [3.5tblspns daily, min. ] for cd,

coconut flour is gluten free.

good health & God bless

Replied by Kathy
Waukesha, Wi
01/21/2012

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.

Posted by Dawn (Santa Ana, California) on 01/19/2009

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?

Replied by Debbie
Saskatoon, SK Canada
03/05/2009

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
concierge@dreamslaromana.com.do
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

Gluten Sensitivity  

Posted by Mahim (Delhi, India) on 08/10/2012

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.

Replied by Lisa
Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa
08/10/2012

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
Replied by Man
Sojouring America
02/07/2014

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.

Replied by Prioris
Fl
02/07/2014

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.
Replied by Mike62
Denver
02/07/2014

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.
Replied by Mama To Many Donate

Tennessee, Usa
02/08/2014

Prioris,

Your pasta sounds delicious! Maybe it will motivate me to make ours!

Man,

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~

Replied by Prioris
Fl
02/08/2014

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.
Replied by Man
Sojouring America
02/08/2014

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.

Replied by Mama To Many Donate

Tennessee, Usa
02/09/2014

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~

Replied by John H
Pa
09/18/2015

In regards to stale home-made bread: Lightly toasting a slice of stale bread will make it fresh again. Try it, you will be surprised in the difference.

Posted by Anonymous (USA) on 08/12/2010

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.


Posted by Gean (Salina, Ks) on 10/14/2009

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.

Replied by Lisa
Coto De Caza, Ca
10/21/2009

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.

Replied by Erica
Pdx, Oregon
03/12/2010

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
Replied by Jeanette
New York
09/16/2012

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.

Ipec  
1 User Reviews | 1 YEA

Posted by Liaura (Jerusalem, Israel) on 02/02/2013

[YEA]  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.


Liquid Bandaid for Dermatitis Herpetiformis  
1 User Reviews | 1 YEA

Posted by Sue (Macomb, Mi) on 09/06/2015

[YEA]  I've had Celiac Disease expressed now approx.15 years.

5 days ago I had a insect bite, or spider bite on my chin, of so I thought. Self diagnosis is Dermatitis Herpetiformis. It became a deep, painful wound, swollen, red with a thick scab. Then more "bites" sneakily appearing. I became aware that these also were the beginning of DH. Using the product liquid bandage, a couple of brush strokes on each spot as they appeared quickly got them under control (no scab, no itching! ) within 24 hours. The first big red sore original one I did the same. Once the smaller ones were no longer slightly raised or pink, I knew that they were no longer active.

So far I am winning except for the "master" scab which will take a few weeks I am learning. Feeling in control today anyways!


Multiple Remedies  
8 User Reviews | 2 YEA

Posted by Anon (Anon) on 09/13/2012

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.

Replied by John H
Pa
09/18/2015

It is wise for you to make the connection between how you feel mentally and the health of your digestive tract. Most people don't seem to think there is much of a connection, but there surely is. In fact, the colon has been referred to as the second brain by researchers due to the fact that it influences the entire body similarly to ways the brain does.

In my personal experience, when I overeat or eat too regularly what I have dubbed "colonic food" (food that seems to require a colonic to relieve the symptoms of eating, over-consumption of dairy, starch, and meat ranking high on the list), I can end up with severe depression and even suicidal symptoms, extra stress, become easily agitated, and cannot focus well. If it gets really bad, extreme fatigue and headaches can occur.

Contemplating this over the years, I can only say that it is Candida or fungus issues in the digestive tract and body paired with excess mucous and filth in the colon and body along with bacteria and likely parasites. Also toxins seem to be a big issue (all synthetic objects outgas poisons). All of these burdens we have in this modern life attribute to us not being well.

It is a bit of a taboo in our society to speak of cleansing the bowels, but it is probably the most needed and most important thing that we can do for our health. It doesn't matter if you have one or several bowel movements a day, you still need to cleanse the bowels regularly. I have had days where I have had 5 bowel movements and still removed a surprising amount of waste through the use of a high enema. Those who suffer from diarrhea need colonics just as much as those who are constipated. When fruits or other bowel moving foods give you the runs, this is a sign that your colon needs cleansing.

For those with extra sensitive digestion, you may require colonics several times a week, especially if you are not physically active, you tend to overeat, or you eat improperly on a regular basis.

It may often take two or three consecutive colonics (one or two per day) before you start removing built-up waste. Some people will try doing one colonic, not get much or anything out, and think they don't need to cleanse the colon, but these people often need colon cleansing even more than others who release waste their first time doing a colonic.

Filth in the colon is a breeding ground for parasites, bacteria, and fungus. Paired with malnutrition and toxicity, these are the cause of many or all diseases. As for gluten intolerance, one commentor above mentioned the potential for virus and fungal infections in the intestines being a main cause, and it would explain the problem. People are too willing to accept the auto-immune excuse and think that the body is just defunct. The body does not attack itself. This is a misunderstanding that allows the medical establishment to not deal with the problem, likely because they don't know or refuse to acknowledge the true cause of so called "autoimmune diseases".

Though it is not likely (due to ingrained eating habits and lack of information, knowledge, guidance and willpower), I believe it is possible for gluten intolerance suffers to be able to tolerate eating gluten products again. You will need to thoroughly cleanse and nourish the body, kill all destructive organisms, detox harmful chemicals existing in the body, and re-establish beneficial intestinal flora through use of products like primal-defense. This is the basis for healing, and there are even radical cutting edge doctors that are using methods such as these in programs to reverse the symptoms of autism in children (which is linked to intestinal health).

Colon hydrotherapy alone is not enough to bring about good health. It must be paired with responsible eating habits. To learn more, read books written by the late Dr. Bernard Jensen. Also, for ridding the body of parasites and other invaders, read the works of Dr. Hulda Clark.

Fasting can accomplish much or possibly all of what colonics accomplish, but those in bad shape will burden their bodies with toxins, and the fast may cause more damage than good. Try a 3 day apple fast or 2 day apple juice fast, and take an enema at least once a day with these fasts to help the body eliminate the toxins and wastes released. It is a good starting point to help cleanse the colon. There is even an interesting fast that was once taught by a German doctor who instructed his patients to consume for every meal a hard white dinner roll with buttermilk. The roll is to be very thoroughly masticated (to the point of being liquid) before swallowed, and a cup of the buttermilk is to be drunk with the meal. This is the only thing to be eaten for a couple of weeks, and the intestinal flora is re-established in proper balance. People who were ill had high energy levels and good health after doing this fast.

For those of you who just are not willing to do colon hydrotherapy, read the work of the master herbalist Dr. John Christopher N.D. He has herbal cleansing formulas that can do much of what a colonic will do, but it may take longer to accomplish the results, and will require a very strict diet for more serious ailments.

One thing I would like to mention is that I have noticed people who suffer from Celiac Disease often have a sweet tooth. They are addicted to sugar and sweets, which is a sign of candida overgrowth in the body. Often the candida can even be seen in their skin if you know what to look for. Compare to the skin of Barbara Bush and Andy Warhol for examples.

Lastly, those who think eating vegetables and fruit are enough for good colon health are generally wrong. Yes, you can live without colonics, but if you ever overeat or eat strange modern foods, your colon will need help eliminating. And the argument that colon hydrotherapy is not natural is also invalid, because neither are our diets, and none of us live the way wild man would live in nature, from the level of physical activity to the fresh air to the wild fresh nourishing foods eaten in their natural states and quantities, etc.

If you don't know what you are doing, and you would like to heal yourself naturally, I advise you to seek out a competent natural healer such as a naturopathic doctor. If you are unable to find one, or the one you use is not giving you results, locate a Chinese doctor who practices Traditional Chinese Medicine. They have special forms of diagnosis and can prescribe specific Chinese herbal remedies based on your condition.

There are many ways to heal. I hope this write-up can provide guidance and a starting point for those who don't know where to turn.



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