Coeliac Disease

See also Candida

This rather rare health problem is the result of an allergy to gluten. If the person does not show symptoms by their tenth year, consider candida yeast, irritable bowel syndrome or other intestinal problems as a related or underlying cause. The symptoms include nausea, diarrhea, abdominal bloating, foul-smelling stools, weight loss, anemia, skin rashes and joint and/or bone pain.

Recommended Action

If a person is truly a coeliac, they must avoid wheat, barley and oats. Sometimes other grains have to be avoided at least initially. It is usually important to also avoid most dairy products. Usually butter and yogurt are alright to consume. Response is relatively quick. More than 80% have noticeable changes within the first month. If no response is seen within this period of time, there might be other associated problems.

Often after 2-6 months of being on the diet, occasional consumption (1-2 times a week) of the restricted food is possible. If Candida is involved (see questionnaires), the whole Candida program should be followed.

Single Herbs: Alfalfa, Chlorella, Goldenseal, Barberry, Olive Leaf extract.

 

Nutritional Supplements:  Beta-carotene (20,000 IU, twice daily), Vitamin C (1,000 mg, twice daily), Vitamin E (400 IU daily), Multiple vitamin/mineral, Zinc (25-50 mg), Essential Fatty Acids, Pro-biotics.