Natural Celiac Disease Remedies

| Modified on Nov 09, 2023

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!

Acid Reflux and Celiac Disease Link

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

If you have reflux, get tested for celiac disease.

Activated Charcoal

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Posted by Shaz (UK) on 11/09/2023

My adult daughter has Coeliac disease and although she can control her condition at home she is sometimes glutoned inadvertently (as she calls it when gluten has somehow entered her system) when she is eating out. She takes a 1/4 teaspoon of AC in a small glass of water when she gets home and it greatly reduces her symptoms. This may not work for everybody but it certainly works for her. It does of course depend on how much gluton she has ingested. Before taking AC it should be noted that AC can interfere with other medications if taken within 2 hours of ingestion.

Aloe Vera

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

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)

Please tell in detail, how you took Aloe for Celiac Disease.


Although this question was asked years ago, George's Aloe Vera is what my naturopath recommended when my gut was inflamed (had't found out it was a gluten intolerance). It can be bought at most health food stores. I keep an extra gallon around just in case. Tastes like water.

Replied by Catalyst Yogi
(Naramata, Bc Canada)

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)

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
(Fountain Inn, Sc)

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.)

Replied by Nora
(Greer, Sc)

Thank you so much for your information. I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease about 3 or 4 months ago and I'm having a nightmare of a time trying to find my happy place! I also have Celiac DH which causes rashes fantastic right!!? And reading what you posted gave me some light.


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Posted by Mystic Gardener (Central Ohio) on 01/22/2019

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!

Replied by Mystic Gardener
(Central Ohio)

This is an update to my earlier post about dates. I'm not quite as sure as i was at first that dates stop any reaction for me. They definitely did help, but it seemed I needed more and more dates to keep my system quiet. And frankly, I got pretty tired of dates. I've never been very fond of them. At this point, I think I'd rather go back to being gluten free than eating so many dates. Even just 3 or 4 dates a day seemed very distasteful to me. I'm sure it's different for everyone and it might be worth a try for many people.

Replied by Nancy B.

Wow I love dates and never even thought of them to use for when I have "symptoms" of being glutened. Thanks.

Dietary Changes

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Posted by Chris (Florida) on 09/08/2019

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.

Replied by Chris

P.S. The diet is called Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD)

Dietary Recommendations

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

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)

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)

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)

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?"


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.

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

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)

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)

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


I agree with you. I've been cheating and I believe a restaurant served something that was supposed to be GF and wasn't. My gut is tender to the tough and stomach bloated. Avoiding gluten is so much easier today than 5 years ago. Recommend it now that I'm hurting.

A story for EC Readers: Our relative (scientist, medical journalist) works for a company that had 3 people from 3 different companies writing a paper on gluten, its components and the products it went into. His portion was explaining the extraction of the proteins (gluten) in wheat flour, submitting it to a different company where they added something to the processing (for shelf life) that resulted in large blocks of a gelatinous byproduct that was then added to the foods we eat. He wasn't sure if it was dried or what occurred thereafter as he wasn't assigned to that portion of the study. That alone stopped him and his family from eating wheat products.

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

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

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

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)

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.


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(Jackson, Ms)


Replied by Kathy
(Waukesha, Wi)

The best systemic enzymes on the market are sold at by Dr. William Wong. I can't live without them.

Replied by Linda
(Portland, Or)

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


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Posted by Ben (Odessa, Mo) on 10/09/2017

Garlic CURED my celiac disease.

Raw garlic often, mostly before bed to lessen social effects of the smell.

Replied by Mahnoor

Did you really CURE the disease with garlic? What else did you do? What to do if kids as young as 6 and 9 seem to have the disease?

Replied by Matt

How long does take and how much should I take per day?

Replied by n

Hi could you please, tell us more? What symptoms did you have, did you chew it or without chewing, swallow with water? For how many days? Did you get tested? Thank you

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)

For those of you with concerns about gluten here's a good recent article to read:

General Feedback
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 (the most expensive option). Enterolab can also test for the gene for celiac disease.

Replied by Popa Tom
(Arlington, Texas, USA)

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)

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, 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.

General Feedback
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)

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
[email protected]
I hope this helps!! There is a great website as well with helpful information on traveling with celiacs:

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)

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)

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

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

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
(Tennessee, Usa)


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


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

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)

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
(Tennessee, Usa)

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

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.

Replied by Judy
(Denver, Co)

Years ago I baked my own bread. I had an old recipe book that belonged to my grandma.

Re: making bread, it said to add pinch of ginger to make it rise faster. It cut time in 1/2. Of course I live a mile high.

Gluten Sensitivity
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.

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