If you have reflux, get tested for celiac disease.
Aloe vera been using for 3 weeks now to heal from celiac disease - helped soothe and along with diet I'm seeing improvement
Ashburn, VA, USA
Naramata, Bc Canada
Fountain Inn, Sc
I found this information on page 48 of the book "Miracle Food Cures from the Bible" by Reese Dubin. It states..".Celiac disease is a chronic intestinal disorder in which the body cannot tolerate gluten, an elastic protein substance found in bread dough, resulting in diarrhea. DATES contain protein carbohydrate complexes and mineral salts that halt this reaction to gluten, according to one expert. FIGS, another popular Bible food, work in a similar way." I have found this to be true for myself.
For me, it only takes one date and I can eat any product with gluten and not have a reaction! I wasn't actually expecting it to work, but was pleasantly surprised. Hope it works for everyone else as well!
What helped me tremendously to stop diarrhea and calm my intestines was the eating protocol by Elaine Gottschall in the book Breaking the Vicious Cycle: Intestinal Health Through Diet (I have no connections or financial interests). Her theory is that some enzymes are missing in celiacs, and we therefore can't split up complex sugars. These sugars then stay in the intestines and form a breeding ground for bad bacteria and fungus. She gives lists of what to eat and recipes and also what not to eat. And part of her protocol is 24-hour yogurt.
There is also a list of these foods here:
I would recommend to get the book from the library and to take a look. I started to do it in 2014 and did it for 2 years. After that I was able to eat some of the "illegal" things (but gluten free) without problems. I still mostly stick to this plan, simply because feel really well when I eat this way.
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?
Miami, Ok, US
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!
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.
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).
Garlic CURED my celiac disease.
Raw garlic often, mostly before bed to lessen social effects of the smell.
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!!
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.
Arlington, Texas, USA
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?
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.
Thousand Oaks, Ca, 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.
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.
Coto De Caza, Ca