Acid Reflux and Celiac Disease Link
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)
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.
(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
(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.)
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.
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!
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.
Wow I love dates and never even thought of them to use for when I have "symptoms" of being glutened. Thanks.
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)
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
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!!
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
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)
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.
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)
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
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
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)
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
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.
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.
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.
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~
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.
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.
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)
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.
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
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.