Last Modified on Feb 06, 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.
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] If you have reflux, get tested for celiac disease.
[YEA] Aloe vera been using for 3 weeks now to heal from celiac disease - helped soothe and along with diet I'm seeing improvement
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Ashburn, VA, USA
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Naramata, Bc Canada
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[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?
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Miami, Ok, US
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[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!
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[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.
[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).
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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!!
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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.
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Arlington, Texas, USA
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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?
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Saskatoon, SK Canada
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.
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Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa
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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.
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.
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Coto De Caza, Ca
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[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.
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] 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.
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Hamilton, Ontario Canada
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San Fernando., Trinidad
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