Information and facts on Celiac disease

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Celiac disease also called "celiac sprue" is a chronic digestive problem that is normally caused by a hereditary intolerance to gluten. Gluten is a component of barley, oats, wheat, durum, semolina, spelt, rye, and also other grain hybrids such as kamut or triticale. The exact cause of celiac disease is not known, although the disease is known to affect mainly Caucasians of European descent. When a person with celiac disease eats gluten, damage to the small intestine can occurr. It is believed that the body responds to gluten as if it were an antigen, and triggers an immune system attack when it is absorbed by the intestine. This, in turn, causes the lining of the small intestine to swell. As a result, tiny hair like projections called villi suffer damage and even destruction, which impairs the body's ability to absorb important nutrients. Malabsorption then becomes a serious problem, and the loss of vitamins, minerals, and calories results in malnutrition even when the person is eating well. Diarrhea compounds the problem. Because celiac disease impacts digestion, food allergies may also appear. Celiac disease can affect both children and adults, however it can occur at any age. It often appears when a child is first introduced to cereal foods, at around 3 - 4 months of age. In other people, the disease may be triggered by emotional stress or physical trauma, such as occurs with surgery or even pregnancy. The first signs are usually diarrhea, weight loss, and nutritional deficiencies. Other symptoms may include: abdominal swelling, bone pain, large bad smelling stools that float; depression; fatigue, irritability, joint pain, muscle cramps, muscular wasting, and nausea.


Nutrient / Supplement Importance
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Helpful notes
Folic acid 10 It very important for creating red blood cells and often people who suffer celiac disease and anemia maybe deficient in folic acid. The amount of folic acid believed needed for health has increased and it may even be more important than iron for people with anemia.
Multi-vitamin and Mineral supplement 10 contains vitamin B complex especially B6 & B12, folic acid, vitamin E, vitamin A, vitamin C, manganese, vitamin B complex, calcium, copper, and zinc. These help in both the treatment and the prevention of anemia as well as good general balanced health. 
vitamin B12 10 also known as cyanocobalamin, It aids folic acid in regulating the formation of red blood cells,  and helps in the utilization of iron. 
Malabsorption of B12 is one problem of celiac disease.
Olive leaf extract 9 useful against infection 
Licorice 9 aids with pain relief
Alfalfa 9 supplies vitamin K 
Pyridoxine 9 is also known as vitamin B6, It is required for cell reproduction and it also helps with the absorption of vitamin B12 in the body.
Omega fatty acids 9 Required for the villi in the intestines.
Vitamin C 8 C vitamins are essential in increasing the body's immunity and they help to prevent inflammation. Vitamin C also is needed for iron absorption in the body.
Vitamin A 8 vitamin A is an important antioxidant that helps boost the immune system and aids in tissue repair. It also works well with vitamin C in a vitamin and mineral supplement.
Copper 7 this mineral is required for good red blood cell production in the body.
Zinc 7 enhances healing and works with copper. (See multi-vitamin supplement)
Bioflavonoids 7 has anti-viral properties and helps to increase the body's energy


Infants or children with celiac may have stunted growth, vomiting, an intense burning sensation in the skin, and a red, itchy skin rash called dermatitis herpetiformis. A baby with celiac disease may gain weight more slowly than normal or may even lose some weight. The infant can have a poor appetite, gas, and bad smelling bowel movements. The child most likely will have an anemic and undernourished look. Ulcers may develop in their mouth. A child who gets blisters or sores all over their body should be checked for celiac disease. If left untreated, celiac disease can be very serious, and even life threatening. Bone disease, such as osteoporosis, central and peripheral nervous system impairment, seizures caused by inadequate absorption of folic acid, internal hemorrhaging, pancreatic disease, infertility, miscarriages and birth defects, and gynecological disorders are just some of the long term health problems that may affect those persons with celiac disease. There is also a higher risk of developing intestinal lymphoma and other intestinal malignancies. Certain autoimmune disorders also can be associated with celiac disease, including kidney disease or nephrosis, sarcoidosis which involves the formation of lesions in the lungs, bones, skin, and other places, insulin dependent diabetes mellitus, systemic lupus erythematosus, thyroid disease, and, rarely, chronic active hepatitis, scleroderma, Myasthenia gravis, Addison's disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and Sjogren's syndrome.

Celiac disease is many times difficult to diagnose because the symptoms are very similar to those of other diseases, such as anemia, irritable bowel syndrome and gastric ulcers. Advances in blood testing have made it somewhat easier to detect celiac disease. A diagnosis based on a blood test should normally be followed up with a biopsy of the intestinal tissue, which is often an outpatient type procedure. However, because the symptoms vary in range, and that some persons with celiac disease do not have obvious symptoms, many people can go a long period of time before being diagnosed correctly. Because celiac disease is hereditary, if one family member is diagnosed with it, other people in the family should also be checked. Good nutritional supplementation, diet changes, and other suggestions on this webpage can help treat or prevent celiac disease and related health issues.


Other Changes To Make

  • drink 6-8 glasses of steam distilled or filtered water a day

  • eat 50% raw fruits and vegetables (organic is best)

  • nuts, seeds, and whole grains are good

  • juice is good (make your own with a juice machine)

  • do not worry as much about calories as eating the right foods

  • carrot and celery sticks are good to use as a snack

  • a colon cleansing can be very helpful - (do several times each year)

  • do not drink coffee, alcohol, soda pop, other junk food drinks

  • do not eat processed foods white sugar, white flour, etc...

  • use stress relief like going for walks in the park (or the 10/90 rule - see Stress)

  • brown rice is good to eat

  • avoid red meat and animal fats

  • reduce dairy products cheese, milk, and others

  • fast a few days a month

  • get at least 8 hours of sleep 

  • exercise light to moderate amounts

  • avoid artificial sweeteners like Aspartame and NutraSweet

  • do not smoke and avoid second hand smoke

  • do not skip meals - just eat better and not as much at each meal

  • do not chew gum - it can cause you to feel hungry

  • do not watch too much TV try reading a book or something else


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In all matters related to your health please contact a qualified, licensed Medical Consultant or Doctor.
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