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.