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CELIAC DISEASE DESCRIPTION
A CHRONIC DIGESTIVE DISORDER
Celiac disease, also known as celiac sprue, chronic digestive disorder that is caused by a hereditary intolerance to gluten. When a person with celiac disease consumes gluten, damage to the small intestine results.
This gluten-sensitive enteropathy (GSE), and non-tropical sprue is a once-thought rare disorder caused by an intolerance to gluten, a component of wheat (including durum, semolina, spelt, kamut, einkorn, and faro), and related grains such as rye, barley, tritcale, and possibly oats. Gluten contains a protein called alpha-gliadin.
In persons with celiac disease, this protein causes a reaction in the mucous lining of the intestine. It is believed the body responds to gluten as if it was an antigen, and launches an immune attack when it is absorbed by the intestine. As a result, the villi (tiny, finger-like or hair-like projections, raised tissues) lining the small intestine create a large surface that absorbs vitamins, sugars, and other nutrients as food passes through the small intestine suffer damage and destruction. which impairs the body's ability to absorb vital nutrients.
When a person has celiac disease, the villi that line the small intestine flatten out, shrink, or disappear, decreasing the area of absorption, suffering damage and destruction by an immunologically toxic reaction to the ingestion of gluten. This destruction impairs the body's ability to absorb vital nutrients such as fats, proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals (calcium, iron, and folate), and in some cases, water, and bile salts. Malabsorption becomes a serious problem, and the loss of vitamins, minerals, and calories results in malnutrition and illness (such as iron-deficiency anemia, rickets, or osteoporosis) despite adequate diet. Diarrhea compounds the problem. Because celiac disease impairs digestion, food allergies may also appear.
In the United States, the exact number of people who have celiac disease is not known. Celiac disease is much more prevalent than was once believed, affecting at least 2.2 million Americans. Studies by the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Program indicate that as many as 1 in 133 apparently healthy people is affected. With newer screen tests it has been discovered that most people who have celiac disease do not have symptoms. For those with related symptoms, the incidence may be as high as 1 in 56. (The incidence may be even higher in may areas of Europe.)
CELIAC DISEASE FREQUENT SIGNS & SYMPTOMS
Celiac disease affects both adults and children, and can appear at any age. If often appears when a child is first introduced to cereal foods, at around 3 to 4 months of age, but is most often diagnosed around the ages 1 to 3 years old. Some people who actually have the disease may have been diagnosed with a different condition. Because of these and other factors, it is now believed that celiac disease is more common than previously though. Many adults may not develop signs of the condition until age 30 or older. In others, the disease can be triggered by emotional stress or physical trauma, such as surgery or pregnancy. Symptoms of celiac disease may vary from minor to severe. The severity of the symptoms depends on how much of the intestine has been damaged by the disease and how severe the damage is. Symptoms of celiac disease, if they occur, may come and go throughout a person's life.
The symptoms of untreated celiac disease may be the same in both children and adults. Intestinal symptoms may be more likely to occur in children who have untreated celiac disease than in adults. Children who have untreated celiac disease can become very ill. They may need to be hospitalized for treatment with fluids and medications to restore nutrients to the body. These treatments are usually short term, and most children recover completely. Many people, especially adults, who have celiac disease may not have any symptoms of the disease or may have less severe symptoms.
Since it is a relatively rare condition and many health care providers are not aware of the various symptoms associated with gluten intolerance, they may misdiagnose celiac disease. It is often misdiagnosed as irritable bowel syndrome or spastic colon, for example. There have been cases in which health care providers unable to diagnose the illness have referred their patients to psychiatrists. Many people go a long time before being diagnosed correctly, and often the correct diagnosis is arrived at only because of something they have heard or read that enables them to identify the disease themselves. Yet, if left untreated, celiac disease can be quite serious, even life-threatening.
MOST COMMON SIGNS OF CELIAC DISEASE
Diarrhea. Large (bulky), loose (or watery), and frequently pale and/or light-yellow-colored, frothy (bubbly), foul-smelling stools that float. The stools can contain a large amount of fat and may be oily (steatorrhea) and stick to the sides of the toilet bowel, making them hard to flush. Chronic diarrhea or constipation or both are common signs of celiac disease.
Weight loss. Infants and children may exhibit stunted growth and may fail to gain weight as expected (failure to thrive), have an anemic, undernourished appearance even though he or she has a good appetite. A baby with celiac disease may gain weight more slowly than normal or may lose weight. Both adults and children may have unexplained weight loss despite having a normal appetite. Weight loss with large appetite, or in some cases a weight gain.
Abdominal swelling, gas (flatulence), and bloating. When a person is not able to absorb nutrients from food, the small intestine and large intestine produce intestinal gas. This gas leads to bloating and swelling of the abdomen. A person may complain of mild stomach pain or a feeling of bloating but rarely complains of severe stomach pain.
Nutritional deficiencies (anemia). A child is likely to have an anemic, undernourished appearance. Anemia is especially common in adults who have untreated celiac disease. This may be unexplained anemia, or due to folate, B-12, B-6, or iron deficiency or all. Anemia may lead to weakness and fatigue.
An intense burning sensation in the skin, and a red, blistering, intensely itchy skin rash called dermatitis herpetiformis (DH). The rash has a symmetrical distribution and is most frequently found on elbows, knees, and buttocks. People with DH can have gastro-intestinal damage without perceptible symptoms.
OTHER SIGNS OF CELIAC DISEASE
Nausea and vomiting (rare) may also be signs of intestinal disturbances. Depression and/or irritability. Muscle cramps and wasting. Joint and/or bone pain. Mouth ulcers. Frequent respiratory infections.
LONG-TERM MALADIES THAT CAN COMPLICATE CELIAC DISEASE
Iron deficiency anemia or folic acid deficiency anemia. Serious vitamin and mineral deficiencies. Bone disease. Bone problems, such as osteoporosis or osteopenia, may develop because a person who has celiac disease may not absorb enough calcium from the food he or she eats. Central & peripheral nervous system impairment - usually due to unsuspected nutrient deficiencies. Problems with memory and concentration. Internal hemorrhaging, vitamin K deficiency associated with risk for hemorrhaging. Pancreatic insufficiency disease. Reproductive system problems. Gynecological disorders, such as infertility and the absence of menstrual periods (amenorrhea), may occur in women who have celiac disease. Miscarriages may also occur. Children who have untreated celiac sprue may experience a delayed onset of puberty. Increased risk of adults developing intestinal lymphoma (cancer) and other intestinal malignancies, cancer of the mouth, and the tube that connects the mouth to the stomach (esophagus). This has not been shown to be true for children who have celiac disease. However, it is possible that eating foods that contain gluten may make a child or an adult with celiac disease more likely to develop these tumors, although this has not been documented. Therefore, even if a child with celiac sprue does not have symptoms of the disease, he or she should stay on a strict gluten-free diet. Talk with your health care provider about how long a child should remain on a gluten-free diet.
ASSOCIATED AUTOIMMUNE DISORDERS
Certain autoimmune disorders can be associated with celiac disease:
- Kidney disease (nephrosis), IgA nephropathy.
- Insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (Type 1 diabetes).
- Systemic lupus erythematosus.
- Thyroid disease.
- Primary biliary cirrhosis.
- Selective antibody deficiency (immunoglobulin A or IgA deficiency).
- Dermatitis Herpetiformis (DH) (more common in adults than but can occur in children). Dermatitis herpetiformis is a skin rash with many small fluid-filled skin sores (blister-like sores). It may improve if the person eats a gluten-free diet.
LESS COMMONLY LINKED DISORDERS TO CELIAC DISEASE
Chronic active hepatitis (rarely). Scleroderma. Sarcoidosis (the formation of lesions in the lungs, bones, skin, and other places). Myasthenia gravis. Addison's disease. Rheumatoid arthritis. Sjogren's syndrome. Down syndrome.
Children who have untreated celiac disease may develop complications such as:
- Weight loss and failure to grow (failure to thrive). As a child gets older, he or she may be short; have small, undeveloped muscles of the buttocks, arms, and legs; and a large swollen belly. Even if a child eats well, his or her weight is usually below normal.
- Rickets or Osteoporosis. These conditions may develop because the body does not absorb enough calcium and vitamin D.
- Iron Deficiency Anemia. Children and adults who have celiac disease are more likely to develop iron deficiency anemia because their intestines are not able to absorb enough iron.
- Loss of tooth enamel. Enamel may not form normally on the teeth, leaving them soft and yellow.
- Folic Acid Anemia.
Complications in teenagers who have untreated celiac disease may experience:
- Delays in growth. Teens may be short and underweight for their age.
- Delay of sexual development. Menstrual periods may start later than normal in girls. Facial hair growth and voice changes may occur later in boys.
Complications in adults who have celiac disease may develop:
- Refractory sprue, which means the person's symptoms persist even if he or she follows a gluten-free diet.
- Blockage or sores (ulcerations) in the small intestine.
- Iron deficiency anemia and folic acid deficiency anemia.
- Infertility, a miscarriage or repeated miscarriages and birth defects.
- Gynecological disorders such as the absence of menstrual periods (amenorrhea).
- Cancer (lymphoma) in the intestine, mouth, and the esophagus.
CELIAC DISEASE CAUSES
CONVENTIONAL MEDICAL THEORY
The cause of celiac disease is unknown, although it is known to affect mostly Caucasians of European descent.
The symptoms of celiac disease (such as diarrhea, weight loss, and abdominal bloating) are caused by eating foods that contain gluten. Why eating gluten triggers symptoms of celiac disease in some people is though to be related to:
Genetics: Celiac disease may be inherited. Current research indicates celiac disease is strongly associated with a group of genes on Chromosome 6. These genes (HLA class II antigens) are involved in the regulation of the body's immune response to the gluten protein fractions.
- Occurs more often in genetically susceptible Caucasians.
- Is rare in blacks, Japanese, and Chinese.
- Occurs at the same rate in male and female children.
- In adults, the disease is found twice as often in females than males.
- Occurs more often (about 5 to 15%) in first-degree relatives (brothers, sisters, parents, sons, daughters) of people who have the disease. In 70% of identical twin pairs, both twins have the disease. It is suggested that family members be tested for celiac disease.
Environment: Agents, such as bacteria, may play a role in triggering celiac disease in susceptible people who eat gluten. A virus that causes upper respiratory and stomach illness may also trigger celiac disease in people who are prone to developing the disease.
Immune System Problems: Problems with a person's immune system may increase the likelihood that eating gluten will trigger an immune reaction. This immune reaction may damage the lining of the small intestine, leading to symptoms of celiac disease.
IMMUNE SYSTEM OVERVIEW
The immune system is the body's natural defense system. A health immune system recognizes foreign substances, such as bacteria and viruses, as being different from body tissues. It then attacks and destroys them. When working properly, the immune system allows the body to fight off infections.
The immune system is also responsible for allergic reactions and allergies, which may occur when the immune system overreacts to a substance called an allergen (such as pollen, mold, chemicals, plants, and medications).
The body's immune system consists of:
- Special proteins called antibodies. Antibodies attach themselves to foreign substances, such as bacteria or viruses, and allow other immune system cells to attack and destroy them.
- Special types of white blood cells produced by the lymphatic, or lymph, system. When the body is fighting an infection, the lymph nodes may swell or become hard or tender.
- Many chemicals and proteins that help kill bacteria or viruses or remove unknown substances from the blood or tissues.
The health of the immune system can be affected by many factors, including age, medications, and medical conditions. If the immune system is weakened or impaired by disease or medications, the person will be at higher risk for infections.
Sometimes the body responds to its own tissues as if they were foreign substances. This is called autoimmune response.
CURING CELIAC DISEASE USING HOLISTIC NATUROPATHIC TECHNIQUES
Article By Sarah C. Corriher
Celiac disease effects about 3,000,000 people in the United States, and it becomes more prevalent each year. As with practically all modern epidemics, lifestyle and diet are very closely related to it.
Celiac disease needs not be as horrible as the medical establishment portrays it to be. It is easily treatable and completely curable, with minimal cost. The rate of recovery depends upon the severity of the case, and how religiously a patient adheres to the treatment protocol. With proper treatment, it takes between one and five years for a complete recovery, but vast improvements in a patient's quality of life can be expected much sooner.
A DESCRIPTION OF CELIAC DISEASE
In the intestinal tract there are living microbes. The good bacteria are called flora, and the harmful microorganisms are called candida albicans (yeast). In health, the candida is overrun by the flora. Flora keeps the yeast in-check in a healthy individual. However, this ideal state is not common nowadays. With celiac disease, there is often so much candida (yeast overgrowth) in the intestinal tract that the immune system begins attacking the intestinal tract itself, because this part of the body is detected as being dangerously toxic. Celiac disease is exactly this panic response. For people suffering with it, starchy (glutenous) foods are especially aggravating to their already inflamed immune systems. These foods are likely to trigger hyper-immune responses amongst such people, to cause extreme irritation and gastrointestinal spasms. The disease makes the digestion of fats especially difficult too.
The immune systems of celiac patients are so overdriven, that their risks of developing other serious heath problems, including cancers, are increased significantly. The risks are especially high when they are trying to suppress celiac symptoms with pharmaceuticals. Therefore, eliminating celiac disease naturally will yield far-reaching benefits into the future.
Celiac disease (celiac sprue, or gluten sensitive enteropathy) is incorrectly described as an "autoimmune disorder" by the allopathic medical establishment. There is actually nothing wrong with the autoimmune system, because the autoimmune system is doing exactly what it was designed to do: protect the vital organs from toxins and pathogens. We should thank God for such "autoimmune disorders", for without such aggressive responses, the patient would quickly die.
The cause of celiac disease is officially unknown, despite it typically being seen after crises which decrease a body's flora and immune system; such as after a pregnancy, surgery, severe emotional crisis, or pharmaceuticals. These causes seem appropriate from what we know about celiac disease. The orthodox establishment is correct about attributing it to the small intestine. In our bodies, the small intestine is responsible for the absorption of food nutrients. When someone with celiac disease ingests foods which contain gluten, his body produces antibodies that attack the small intestine, and in particular, the villi.
The villi are tiny hair-like projections that line the small intestine and siphon nutrients into the blood stream. Without healthy villi, a body is unable to absorb the proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins and minerals that it needs; regardless of how much is eaten or the quality of foods. The nutrient deprivation caused by an untreated case of celiac disease inevitably leads to malnutrition and secondary health problems.
Curing celiac disease depends on repopulating the intestinal tract with helpful flora. They aid in digestion; allowing for the proper absorption of nutrients. They starve the destructive yeast. Regardless of how much one eats, a continual state of yeast overgrowth will leave a victim malnourished, low in cellular oxygen, low in energy, susceptible to infections, and full of yeast waste products.
HOW HISTORY WAS IGNORED & REWRITTEN
By the late 1940's, Dr. Sidney Valentine Haas was well-known for his treatment of celiac patients with the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, a dietary plan which eliminates the indigestible (to a celiac patient) processed carbohydrates in grains, sugars, and homogenized milk products. Without these aggravating factors, the intestine will heal itself within as little as a year, relieving all sign and symptoms of celiac and other intestinal disorders.
Despite great success with his patients and some acclaim, Dr. Haas' theory of celiac disease was overruled by a 1952 Lancet report (based on only 10 test subjects), which suggested that gluten protein intolerance might be "the real culprit" of celiac disease. Researcher Elaine Gottschall concluded that over simplicity was an attractive factor for the medical community's linking of celiac disease with gluten intolerance, which sadly continues to the present day.
Gluten intolerance is hardly enough to explain celiac disease, since not all symptoms disappear when gluten is eliminated from the diet. In some cases, avoiding gluten alleviates many of the most troubling symptoms, but there is no healing in the small intestine, which makes patients highly prone to having additional problems at a later date. As seen with most diseases, this provides another example of the medical establishment simplistically treating symptoms, without making any good faith efforts to cure. Gottschall explained that the allopathic regimen does not result in healing the intestinal wall, but she was ignored. Celiac patients who avoid all gluten still continue to demonstrate deformed cells in the intestinal wall -- an unmistakable indication that something in the body is still out of balance -- that there is still a state of dis-ease.
When a person successfully avoids all chemically-processed starches and the polysaccharides (complex sugars) which aggravate celiac (and various other intestinal conditions), his body's intestinal wall will actually heal itself. Cells will repair and test normal after a period of one to five years on the diet.
According to the research of Dr. Haas, and his son, Dr. Merrill P. Haas, the cause of celiac disease is not gluten, but chemically-bastardized sugars. Certain complex carbohydrates have a structure making them difficult for the digestive system to break down. These disaccharide and polysaccharide sugars are left unabsorbed in the intestine, feeding pathogenic fungus and fueling inflammatory damage to the intestinal wall.
HOW TO CURE CELIAC DISEASE
Treatment goals are:
These things can be accomplished merely through nutritional changes, but Herbal Supplements can help to accelerate the process. Items should only be purchased from a health food store or reputable online source, because the supplements found in major retailers have potency and quality issues.
- Suppress candida (yeast) overgrowth.
- Stimulate healthy intestinal flora.
- Stimulate intestinal repair.
Stop all hormone therapies, and especially do not take birth control pills. Candida thrives in high levels of progesterone. Avoid all products with soy. Avoid canola oil.
CLEANSING YEAST TOXINS FROM THE BODY
Those who proceed rapidly may actually feel sicker before they feel better. This is because the yeast cultures will release toxins as they die -- literally rotting inside the patient and releasing ammonia compounds. Therefore, it is important to increase fluids, especially if the patient feels sick or weak. Green Tea is recommended as a stimulating drink during recovery, and perhaps some Ginseng. Fluids will aid the body in expelling the dead pathogens. Feeling sicker initially is often a side effect of alternative medicine, because alternative medicine treats the causes of illnesses, instead of merely managing symptoms, as the medical industry does.
CELIAC DISEASE DIAGNOSIS
Celiac disease is often difficult to diagnose because the symptoms are similar to those of other diseases, such as irritable bowel syndrome, gastric ulcers, and anemia. The average time it takes for a person to be diagnosed is 11 years. Advances in blood testing have made it easier to detect celiac disease. A diagnosis based on a blood test should be followed up with a biopsy of intestinal tissue, which is usually an out patient procedure. However, due to the fact that symptoms are so diverse, and that some people with celiac disease do not show obvious symptoms, many people go a long time before being diagnosed correctly. Because celiac disease is hereditary, if one family member is diagnosed with it, other family members should also be tested.
A person seeking preliminary diagnosis must be consuming gluten. Specific antibody blood tests are used to identify the possibility of celiac disease and are the initial step in screening individuals who are at risk (first degree relatives of biopsy diagnosed celiacs). Certain antibodies are produced by the immune system in response to substances that the body perceived to be threatening (i.e. gluten). Current research shows that people with celiac disease have higher than normal levels of these antibodies in their blood. It is recommended that people with positive antibody tests have a small bowel biopsy done to confirm the diagnosis and assess the degree of mucosal damage.
Dermatitis herpetiformis (DH) is diagnosed by a biopsy of a skin lesion and staining for IgA in the tissues. More than 85 percent of DH patients have small-bowel sensitivity to gluten. An experienced CD/DH pathologist is essential to establish these diagnoses. The diagnosed celiac should have medical follow-up to monitor the clinical response to the gluten-free diet.
CONVENTIONAL MEDICAL TREATMENT
Celiac disease comes with symptoms of chronic gas, bloating, indigestion, later immune deficiency, and finally neurological issues. Celiac is seen intestinally as damaged and flattened villi. The culprit seems to be gluten. The diet for celiac is so strict that as little as ten milligrams of gluten affects most sufferers. Celiac disease can also cause migraines and emotional problems. Conventional medical treatment for celiac disease comes first through a diet eliminating gluten. Steroids may also be prescribed for celiac patients temporarily (hopefully).
There is no known cure for celiac disease, but it can be controlled by lifelong adherence to a gluten-free diet.
The only treatment for celiac disease and DH is the life-long adherence to a gluten-free diet. When gluten is removed from the diet, the small intestine will start to heal and overall health improved. If people who have celiac disease stay on a gluten-free diet, they can lead normal lives. Medication is normally not required. However, if a child's growth has been stunted from lack of nutrients, the child may not be as tall as he or she would have been without the disease. Because osteopenic bone disease is common and may be profound in people with newly diagnosed celiac disease, bone density testing (densitometry) should be measured in adults at or shortly after diagnosis.
If gluten is eaten again, symptoms may return. Some people who have celiac disease may be able to eat foods that contain gluten without developing symptoms. This does not mean that the body is absorbing nutrients normally. Even without symptoms, if the small intestine is injured from gluten, the lack of absorption of nutrients may cause complications of celiac disease, such as delays in growth and sexual maturation. People with celiac disease should be monitored by their health care provider to ensure compliance with, and response to the gluten-free diet. Dietary compliance decreases the likelihood of osteoporosis, lymphoma, and other associated illnesses.
Adapting to the gluten-free diet requires some lifestyle changes. It is crucial to read labels which are often imprecise, and learn to identify ingredients that may contain hidden gluten.
Rarely a person thought to have celiac disease does not get better on a gluten-free diet. This may be caused by a condition called refractory sprue, which mimics celiac sprue. Some of these people may be treated with steroid medications to control the symptoms.
Any child who is not thriving could have celiac disease. The disease manifests itself differently with each person. Symptoms include irritability, fatigue, and/or behavior changes; they do not always involve obvious digestive problems.
A child who gets blisters and sores all over his or her body should be checked for celiac disease.
Heredity is a vital factor in the development of the disease. Celiac disease often develops in childhood but may trail off in adolescence; in some cases reappearing in adults in their 30s and 40s. Factors that may trigger the onset of celiac disease are emotional stress, physical trauma, a viral infection, pregnancy, or surgery.
If celiac disease is suspected, an intestinal biopsy should be performed to make a definitive diagnosis.
Starting a gluten-free diet is challenging because gluten is present in so many foods, including most grains, pasta, cereals, and processed foods. However, people with celiac disease can still eat a varied, well-balanced diet that includes breads and pastas made from potato, rice, soy, or bean flour. Gluten-free products are available from may health food stores and specialty food companies. There are also many cookbooks available for those on a gluten-free diet. Grainaissance is an industry leader in providing wheat-free, gluten-free, and dairy-free products. Mochi bake-and-serve rice squares are wheat-free, gluten-free, and dairy-free, as are Amazake Rice Shakes. Enjoy Life Foods sells a number of foods that are ideal for a gluten-free diet, including breakfast cereals. Masuya has Rice Sembei Snacks in different flavors that are gluten-free. Mrs. Leepers carries a line of organic rice pastas and corn pastas that are gluten-free, wheat-free, and casein-free. Rizopia rice pasta is gluten-free. Nature's Path carries a number of gluten-free products. U.S. Mills offers wheat-free and gluten-free cereals under the Erewhon and New Morning brands.
Several studies suggest that people with celiac disease can safely eat oats. However, since oats are frequently processed with other grains, it is difficult to determine whether oats are completely gluten-free. Follow your health care provider's or dietician's advice about including oats in a gluten-free diet.
It may be necessary to remove milk and milk products from the diet because of a secondary lactase deficiency.
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Vitamin K deficiency caused by celiac disease may lead to hypoprothrombinemia (a lack of clotting factors in the blood). One form of vitamin K is manufactured by "friendly" bacteria in the intestines; another is present in certain foods, especially leafy greens, alfalfa, tomatoes, strawberries, whole grains, and yogurt. Bacteria such as those found in yogurt and acidophilus can also help to restore the intestinal flora necessary for vitamin K production. Avoid commercially made yogurt products. Use homemade yogurt in place of commercially prepared yogurts.
Martin F. Kagnoff, M.D. of the University of California, San Diego, says that heredity is a vital factor in the development of this disease. He also says that celiac disease often develops in childhood but may trail off in adolescence; in some cases, reappearing in adults in their 30s and 40s. Factors that may trigger the onset of celiac disease are emotional stress, physical trauma, a viral infection, pregnancy, or surgery.
The British medical journal The Lancet reports that there may be a connection between celiac disease and epilepsy. Theories as to how the two might be linked include the possibility that endorphin-like substances may be created from wheat gluten and may affect brain metabolism. Another possible theory is that celiac disease increases intestinal permeability, which in turn allows the absorption of substances that may affect brain chemistry.
Schizophrenia has been observed to occur more often in those with celiac disease.
For more information about celiac disease, you can contact the following patient organizations provide information on celiac disease, gluten sensitivity and dietary treatment:
American Celiac Society-Dietary Support Coalition
58 Musano Court
West Orange, NJ 07052
P.O. Box 23455
New Orleans, LA 70183
Celiac Disease Foundation (CDF)
13251 Ventura Blvd. #3
Studio City, CA 91604
Celiac Sprue Association/USA, Inc.
P.O. Box 31700
Omaha, NE 68131-0700
Toll Free: (877) CSA-4CSA
Fax: (402) 558-1347
Gluten Intolerance Group of North America
Cynthia Kupper, Executive Director
15110 10 Ave SW Suite A
Seattle WA 98166-1820
HEALING THE INTESTINAL TRACT
Use a combination of the following herbs for celiac in capsule or powder for maximum benefit, and adjust as your condition improves. Generally, the therapeutic dose is equal to one capsule of each herb 3 times a day or 1 liquid dropper full of an herbal tincture 3 times a day. Note: Using natural supplements may support conventional medical treatment, however some drugs and herbs should not be combined. Consult a knowledgable health care provider before beginning natural supplement.
Licorice root in small quantities acts like a steroid to calm and soothe the mucus membranes without side effects or toxicity. In the 1950s new research showed that Licorice-derived compounds can raise the concentration of prostaglandins in the digestive system that promote mucous secretion from the stomach, as well as produce new cells in the stomach lining. It was also shown that Licorice prolongs the life span of surface cells in the stomach and has an antipepsin effect. The combined effect leads to the healing of ulcers. Chinese Licorice is not as well studied as its European counterpart, but both are indicated for many of the same functions. Licorice root may be used to assist with upper respiratory catarrhs and is recognized by traditional Chinese practitioners as an adaptogen, helping the body to cope with daily stress. It may also be used to relieve minor abdominal discomfort, and is used in herbal preparations to alleviate dyspepsia.
Plantain can help seal leaky gut and repair the gastrointestinal system. Broadleaf plantain is a highly nutritious wild edible, that is high in calcium and vitamins A, C, and K. The young, tender leaves can be eaten raw, and the older, stringier leaves can be boiled in stews and eaten. The leaves of plantain are quite edible, and are often cooked as greens or used raw in salads as salad greens when young and tender. The leaves quickly become tough and fibrous as they get older. Older leaves have a stronger flavor and may be considered objectionable. These older, stringy leaves may still be used in herbal teas and can be cooked in stews. The seeds are so small that they are tedious to gather, but they can be ground into a flour substitute or extender. Plantain leaves are very high in vitamins A and C and is also a rich source of calcium and minerals, with 100 grams of Plantain containing approximately the same amount of Vitamin A as a large carrot.
Calendula can help seal leaky gut and repair the gastrointestinal system. Calendula has anti-inflammatory, astringent, antiseptic, antiviral, and antibacterial properties and helps boost the immune system. Creams that contain Calendula flower are a standard in the medicine chest of Germans. They use it for everything from scrapes to eczema, burns, hemorrhoids, varicose veins, and wounds that are healing poorly. It also works well in treating fungal infections such as thrush. Germanyís Commission E recommends using this product as a topical for treating many skin conditions such as muscle or blood vessel problems, wounds, sores, varicose veins, pulled muscles, boils, bruises, sprains, athlete's foot, burns, and frostbite. It is also a skin smoother. Creams that contain this herb are great for insect bites and stings. Calendula can also help regulate the menstrual cycle and reduce fever. It stimulates white blood cells that destroy harmful microbes. As an oral treatment, Calendula has been used for relief of stomach ulcers, pelvic and bowel infections, including enteritis, dysentery, worms and amoebae, and for viral hepatitis. Its antiseptic and astringent properties help stimulate the immune system and help the body fight against infections such as flu and herpes viruses.
Apple Pectin is used to remove unwanted toxins and heavy metals (mercury, lead, aluminum, etc.), lower cholesterol, and reduce the side effects of exposure to radiation. It was used after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster to remedy radiation poisoning. Apple pectin is a good source of soluble fiber. It has the ability to form a gel which can bind water and toxins together, while at the same time also bulking the stool and carrying the toxins out of the body.
Marshmallow root controls, calms and soothes mucus membranes of the gastrointestinal tract and inflammation and irritation of the alimentary canal. This herb has been used to help heal ulcers and the gastric inflammation associated with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Marshmallow root is used in treating irritated tissues in urinary tract infections such as cystitis, colitis, and diverticulitis. It is used to aid the body in expelling excess fluid and mucus, and soothes and heals skin and mucous membranes.
Aloe Vera extract has the ability to move deep into damaged tissues to promote repair, and it is a mild laxative. Aloe vera juice helps celiac by calming and soothing mucus membranes of the gastrointestinal tract. Aloe Vera is helpful in inflammatory bowel conditions and soothes digestive tract irritation. It is useful for immune system conditions and has immune-stimulating actions, strengthening the body's natural resistance. It helps cleanse the digestive tract by exerting a soothing, balancing effect. A potent laxative juice, different from the gel, comes from the base of the leaves and is dried. There have been excellent results in using colon cleansers containing psyllium husks in combination with aloe vera juice. This combination has been found to be good for food allergy and colon disorder sufferers. Psyllium keeps the folds and pockets in the colon free of toxic material that gathers there. The aloe vera not only has a healing effect, but if constipation or diarrhea is present, it will return the stools to normal. It takes a few weeks to cleanse the colon, but regular, periodic use will keep the colon clean
Paprika has helped celiac sufferers substantially. While paprika does contain capsaicin, it is one of the milder of the chilies, and is not often used medicinally. It is, however, high in vitamin C and carotenoids, making it a healthy addition to the diet when eaten fresh.
Dandelion can be used in tea form for best absorption, or it may be obtained in supplemental capsules. The German Commission E suggests the Dandelion Leaf for loss of appetite and dyspepsia, such as feeling of fullness and flatulence. This info was published in August of 1992. Dandelion leaves are commonly recommended as a food supplement for pregnant and postmenopausal women because of the numerous nutrients they contain. This plant produces a mild diuretic effect and reduces serum cholesterol levels. Dandelion root is used to improve appetite, minor digestive problems, and works as a milk laxative. Some modern naturopathic physicians believe that it can help detoxify the liver and gallbladder.
KILLING CANDIDA YEAST
Astragalus is an herb for celiac used to improve the immune system. Astragalus has been found to promote the formation of antibodies and increase the production of T-cells, one of the body's key lines of defense against disease. A recent clinical trial verified the herb's ability to boost the supply of infection-fighting white blood cells.
Colloidal Silver would be extremely beneficial in speeding up the process, especially in the beginning. Colloidal Silver is a natural antibiotic. Can be used internally and externally. Silver is a powerful, natural, prophylactic / antibiotic, used for thousands of years. Ancient Greeks lined their eating and drinking vessels with silver, as did many other cultures throughout the world. The presence of Colloidal Silver near a virus, fungus, bacterium or any other single celled pathogen disables its oxygen metabolism enzyme, its chemical lung, so to say. Within a few minutes, the pathogen suffocates and dies, and is cleared out of the body by the immune, lymphatic and elimination systems. Unlike pharmaceutical antibiotics which destroy beneficial enzymes, Colloidal Silver leaves these tissue-cell enzymes intact, as they are radically different from the enzymes of primitive single-celled life. Thus Colloidal Silver is absolutely safe for humans, reptiles, plants and all multi-celled living matter.
Garlic is an anti-microbial and will help fight and kill bacteria, fungus and infections in the gastrointestinal system. Use copious amounts. One particular disulfide in garlic, called ajoene, has been successfully used to help prevent infections with the yeast Candida albicans. Garlic is effective against systemic candida and fungus infections. There is some evidence that it may also destroy certain viruses.
Grapefruit Seed extract is a wonderful herbal infection-fighter. Grapefruit Seed has been used primarily as a treatment for vaginal yeast infections caused by Candida, and the intestinal condition, Candida Overgrowth Syndrome, but it is also used to kill strep, staph, salmonella, E. coli, influenza, parasites, herpes, fungi and traveler's diarrhea. Many forms of skin disorders such as dermatitis, poison oak, poison ivy, and cysts are being effectively treated with Grapefruit Seed Extract. Although doctors recommend GSE capsules, liquids, and powders for bacterial, viral, and fungal infections, including Candida Overgrowth Syndrome, there is no complete scientific research to indicate GSE can actually eliminate any infection in human beings.
Sea Salt - Use only gray-colored sea salt from a health food store, and avoid toxic table salt. Do not trust the white "sea salt" because real sea salt is never white in nature. The sodium will make the body more alkaline, as well as help it to move fluids, which is necessary for the removal of toxins.
Cayenne Pepper can be found in capsule form. Cayenne Pepper has been known for its ability to aid in digestion by stimulating gastric juices, improve circulation, and may reduce or stop bleeding from stomach ulcers. It is a stimulating stomachic. A catalyst for all herbs. It reduces inflammation, is a mild stimulant or tonic, improves metabolism, and relieves gas. Cayenne increases the metabolism, according to studies, by as much as 25 percent, thus working as a natural fat burner. It can be taken as an infusion for stomach and bowel pains or cramps. Small quantities of the fresh fruit or the powder may stimulate appetite and expel worms. Cayenne is an anti-inflammatory agent and may even help relieve allergies.
CAYENNE-LEMON DETOX DRINK
This popular Cayenne Pepper and Lemon Detox Drink cleanses the body of toxins, speeds up your metabolism and is used to lose weight. Lemons provide the citric acid used to break down fat molecules and to assist your body in its natural cleansing process. Use real fresh lemons only or some you have squeezed and frozen yourself. Do not use store bought reconstituted lemon juice since it may contain preservatives. The cayenne pepper helps to increase your metabolism, promotes blood circulation and exerts some powerful antioxidant effects. The small amount of cayenne gives this drink a little "Kick" without experiencing a hot, unpleasant taste. Organic Blackstrap molasses contains a large amount of potassium, followed by calcium, iron, vitamins B-6 and magnesium. It is a natural sweetener packed with nutrients. Fresh filtered pure water is better than tap water. Tap water contains impurities. Purchase fresh quality spring water or use a filtering device or system for your home drinking water for optimal water purity.
Mix these 3 ingredients in 8 ounce glass of purified water:.
1/4 teaspoon (or more) Cayenne Red Pepper
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed Lemon Juice
1 teaspoon of organic Blackstrap Molasses ( or organic pure Maple Syrup)
This Detox Drink provides the body with a nutritional, natural and healthy way to rid your body of both toxins and excess weight. It should not be taken more that for 3 to 7 days in a row.
Chamomile is a mild bitter herb which helps improve digestion. The Commission also recommends oral Chamomile for the treatment of pain and inflammation in the intestines and stomach. Chamomile is a wonderful relaxant for the nervous system and digestion, and a perfect remedy for babies and children. Chamomile relaxes smooth muscle throughout the body. In the digestive tract chamomile relieves tension and spasm, colic, abdominal pain, wind, distension, diarrhea and constipation. Chamomile tea reduces a fever and helps soothe colds, flu, sore throats, and coughs. The tea is also used for mild tension and stress.
Wormwood is used as a mild sedative, but is also used to eliminate worms, increase stomach acidity, and lower a fever. It can help you regain appetite and it enhances digestion by increasing the secretion of digestive enzymes and bile from the liver and gallbladder. This herb also works well for eliminating toxins and congestion in the gut. The most common use for this bitter herb is to stimulate the digestive system. You may be familiar with the practice of taking bitters before meals to aid digestion. A bitter taste in the mouth triggers release of bile from the gallbladder and other secretions from intestinal glands, which enables us to digest food. People with weak digestion or insufficient stomach acid may benefit from taking wormwood preparations before meals.
Consume a tiny amount of extra virgin, cold-pressed Coconut Oil daily, if it can be tolerated. If it cannot be tolerated, then try again when celiac disease becomes less severe. Research shows extra virgin Coconut Oil to be a stable, healthy saturated fat that can reduce the symptoms of digestive disorders, support overall immune functions, help prevent bacterial, viral and fungal infections, and does not elevate "bad" (LDL) cholesterol. Some people, who consistently use Coconut Oil, have reported changes in their ability to go without eating for several hours without the effects of hypoglycemia.
Green Tea is recommended as a stimulating drink during recovery and is high in antioxidants. There is a growing body of evidence that suggests that regular consumption of Green Tea can reduce the incidence of a variety of cancers, including colon, pancreatic, and stomach cancers, and in fact, many people drink Green Tea daily for cancer prevention. It is possible that this tea might also help prevent heart disease. Studies have shown that continued use of Green Tea lowers enzyme levels, which could significantly reduce or prevent liver disease, and reduce the negative effects of hepatitis and alcoholic liver disease. Preliminary studies also show that Green Tea might protect the skin from sun damage and sunburn. This tea also can lower cholesterol, boost your immune system, fight off tooth decay, regulate blood sugar levels, combat mental fatigue, and may help delay the onset of artherosclerosis. Green Tea is made up of elements that help to balance out the body's functioning. It also works on taking away bacteria that can cause problems such as food poisoning or plague. If you want to get rid of things in your system, as much as add on, this particular tea can help. A great detoxifier for all parts of the body from the immune system to the circulation system.
Ginseng is recommended as a stimulating drink during recovery. In traditional Chinese medicine ginseng is said to promote yang energy, improve circulation, and restore balance and strength. Ginseng is a known adaptogen, which helps the body adapt to stress, and to help balance itself. A vast amount of research has been done over the last 20 years that has gone a long way in proving that ginseng does have properties that improve memory, mental acumen, and in relieving stress and fatigue. The German E Commission has noted that used as a tonic, it may help fortify and invigorate in times of fatigue, or in times when great concentration may be needed. Most herbalists do not recommend that anyone use ginseng of any type for more than a few weeks without taking a week or so off to "rest".
Alfalfa is a mineral rich herb that supplies Vitamin K, which is often deficient in those with celiac disease. Alfalfa leaves are used for treating poor digestion and to treat disorders related to the digestive tract and the kidneys. Alfalfa alkalizes and detoxifies the body, acts as a diuretic, anti-inflammatory and contains an anti-fungal agent. Alfalfa is also good for treating anemia, bone and joint disorders, colon and digestive disorders, skin disorders and ulcers. Alfalfa has shown to be beneficial in preventing endometrial and colon cancer. It has been said that it helps reduce the effects of rheumatoid arthritis and other arthritic conditions. Taking Alfalfa tablets before meals will help prevent the absorption of cholesterol. There is some evidence to suggest that Alfalfa tea can be useful in treating diabetes, stimulating appetite and for use as a general tonic. Take 2,000 to 3,000 mg Alfalfa in tablet form daily.
Olive Leaf extract and/or Goldenseal is helpful for keeping infection down. Caution: Do not take Goldenseal on a daily basis for more than one week at a time, and do not use it during pregnancy. If you have a history of heart disease, diabetes, or glaucoma, use Goldenseal only under a health care provider's supervision.
MSM is concentrated in connective tissues. It promotes structural repair. MSM is a derivative of DMSO dimethyl sulfoxide and has many of the same therapeutic properties, especially in the healing of injuries. Methylsulfonylmethane contains sulfur, which is an essential mineral that helps the body heal itself. MSM is found naturally in foods such as fresh fish, plants, meat, fruit, and milk; however, it is often eliminated through processing. North Americans today eat large amount of processed foods, which means there is either very little MSM in the average daily diet, or none at all. MSM detoxifies the body on a cellular level, and provides nourishment to the hair, skin, and nails. MSM helps relieve pain and inflammation, reduces allergy problems, and promotes gastrointestinal health. It boosts immune function and in some cases, has been beneficial for heartburn, arthritis, lung problems, migraines, and muscle pain.
Calcium is one of the most essential of the major biochemical elements needed in human nutrition. It is needed in every organ of the body, including the brain. Calcium is called the "knitter" because it promotes healing or knitting everywhere in the body. It is valuable for tone, power, strength, longevity, vitality, and endurance, healing of wounds, counter-acting acids, and helping regulate metabolism.
Copper influences protein metabolism and general healing, improves Vitamin C oxidation and is integral in the formation of RNA. The body needs copper for normal growth and health. Copper is needed to help body use iron. It is also important for nerve function, bone growth, and to help body use sugar. Copper is a component of or a cofactor for approximately 50 different enzymes. These enzymes need copper to function properly. Copper is an essential nutrient that plays a role in the production of hemoglobin, myelin, collagen, and melanin. Copper also works with vitamin C to help make a component of connective tissue known as elastin. Copper is a critical functional component of a number of essential enzymes, known as cuproenzymes. Copper is a strong antioxidant. It works together with an antioxidant enzyme, superoxide dismutase (SOD), to protect cell membranes form being destroyed by free radicals.
5-HTP also known as Hydroxy Tryptophan is an Amino Acid and precursor to serotonin, a brain chemical responsible for regulating mood, appetite, behavior, and sleep. 5-HTP may help elevate mood, control appetite, and promote better sleep. 5-HTP is used to treat many disorders caused by low serotonin levels, such as depression, insomnia, anxiety, suicide, migraines, PMS, obsessive/compulsive behavior, stress, obesity, and addiction.
Lactobacillus Acidophilus Supplement taken as a dietary supplement may help to detoxify and to rebuild a balanced intestinal flora. Acidophilus is most commonly used for poor digestion, the prevention of bacterial overgrowth, and to re-balance bacteria levels in the intestines. Acidophilus is useful for treating overgrowth of bad organisms in the gastrointestinal tract and alleviating symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome and possibly inflammatory bowel disease. It improves the natural immune response and lowers the risk of allergies.
L-Glutathione is a tripeptide amino acid produced in the liver primarily from Cysteine. L-Glutathione acts as a cellular antioxidant by inhibiting free radical proliferation.
The vitamins and minerals in a MultiVitamin (without added iron) play many important roles in the body: antioxidants to protect fats, cells and DNA, coenzyme precursors for energy production and metabolism, and cofactors for hormones and enzymes which regulate body processes. Try to choose a whole-food multinutrient supplement.
A great tasting vegetable Protein made from brown rice powder is helpful in providing the body with extra protein. Use a rice protein powder supplement that is free of the common food allergies from soy, milk, egg, wheat and yeast. Use a protein powder supplement and made from non-genetically modified brown rice.
Selenium is an essential component of glutathione, the body's most potent natural antioxidant system. It is a popular choice in many antioxidant regimens. Selenium works closely with Vitamin E.
A liquid Vitamin B-12 supplement with its combination of B vitamins can be a very effective revitalizer in supporting the nervous system, prenatal child health, vegetarians, and heart health. Vitamin B-12 helps to maintain a healthy nervous system, and helps in the prevention of pernicious anemia.
Folic Acid should be taken by all females of child bearing age to help prevent neuro-tube birth defects. Folic acid is also linked to heart health.
Vitamin C with Bioflavonoids provides antioxidant protection for many of the body's important enzyme systems.
Vitamin E has potent antioxidant activity, supplies oxygen to the blood, aids in strengthening capillary walls, and plays a beneficial role in cancer and cardiovascular disease prevention, anti-aging benefits, circulation, wound-healing, immune function, nervous system function, PMS, hot flushes, diabetes, vascular disease, eye health, tissue repair, athletic performance, leg cramps, skin and hair health, and alleviating fatigue.
Zinc boosts cold season defense and is widely recognized as an important nutritional support during the cold season. In addition to Zinc, Echinacea is clinically shown to support the immune system, and Vitamin C, a vitally important vitamin for general health maintenance.
DIET & NUTRITION RECOMMENDATIONS
Some practitioners describe celiac disease best as a food allergy, not just a gluten intolerance, where digestion, nerves, and connective tissues are all affected. One never outgrows a food allergy. Most people have food allergies to dairy, wheat or eggs, and other foods. To test for food allergies, you must totally stop a food for 40 days and then retest.
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Celiac is also seen to contribute to leaky gut syndrome and can be treated naturally. Part of celiac problems may be Vitamin D deficiency which is important to the matrix of connective tissue health of the intestines.
In your diet for celiac, It is critical to remove NSAIDS (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) because they cause leaky gut syndrome and destroy the integrity of the mucosal wall in the intestine. Avoid your food intolerance.
Improve digestion by eating a more natural diet, avoiding tobacco, alcohol, coffee, black tea, fast foods, processed foods. Heal the leaky gut by using Vitamin D and herbs such as Plantain and Calendula to heal the lining of the intestines.
REQUIRED DIETARY CHANGES - NATUROPATHIC HOLISTIC RECOMMENDATIONS
The ideal diet for curing celiac disease has no sugar, limited alcohol (particularly beer), no mushrooms, limited yeast and reduced caffeine. Meat, vegetables, whole wheat carbohydrates, and non-homogenized milk products are fine, but flour products must be whole wheat. Foods should be organic whenever possible. All processed foods should be avoided, and artificial sweeteners should never be used as sugar substitutes. Natural sweetener substitutes such as Honey and Stevia are fine. Honey is especially beneficial.
Yogurt will stimulate the existing beneficial intestinal flora, and add good bacterial reinforcements. Use only plain yogurt without flavorings or sugars. Organic yogurt is best and Homemade Yogurt is easy to make. Yogurt will also suppress the bad bacteria at the same time. Yogurt is absolutely critical. Use two tablespoons five times a day if possible.
Supplement with Essential Fatty Acids, such as those from Flaxseed Oil (transforms into omega-3 during digestion) in combination with foods containing sulfur proteins, such as yogurt, eggs, fish, sesame paste, nuts, garlic, cottage cheese, and onions. Omega-3 works best when combined with sulfur proteins. Research the Budwig protocol for information about this therapeutic and effective anti-cancer diet.
Vitamins A, Vitamin E, Folate (Folic Acid), and the mineral Zinc participate in beneficial antioxidant functions to reduce oxidative stress in the cellular lining of the gut. In this manner, they assist in the overall repair process. Some of the gut barrier functions, such as IgA secretion, can be enhanced by these vitamins.
Make your body as alkaline as possible. See Acidosis about information regarding an alkaline diet.
Several glasses of lemonade or pineapple juice per day, because the minerals in these juices will actually counteract the acids of the body after the digestive process. The juices themselves have naturally-occurring sugars which are more beneficial to flora than yeast. If sugar is used to sweeten, then use only evaporated cane juice crystals, for most "pure" sugar is adulterated. The amount of sugar needed can be greatly reduced by adding a pinch of baking soda. Pure fruit juice in moderation is okay to quell cravings for sweets. Make sure it is pure. It must have no added sugar, or high-fructose corn syrup. Be wary of "cocktails" and juice from concentrate.
Drink spring water, or water which has been filtered through a Berkey water filter having fluoride removal add-ons. Fluoride should be eliminated as much as possible, so in addition to filtering the water, patients should use fluoride-free toothpastes. In order to neutralize fluoride in the body, iodine may be applied transdermally, as described in the iodine report.
AVOID THESE FOOD PRODUCTS
Avoid all artificial sweeteners. Avoid all potato-based foods. No canned or processed meats. Organic is preferred. No canned or processed vegetables. Organic is preferred. Do not consume any undersea vegetation, such as kelp or seaweed. Avoid commercially-made mayonnaise. Make your own using approved ingredients (oil, eggs, lemon juice, cayenne, dry mustard, sea salt). Avoid microwaved foods, because they are nutritionally depleted. People with celiac disease are already somewhat malnourished.
CONVENTIONAL DIETARY RECOMMENDATIONS FOR GLUTEN-FREE DIET
Eat fresh vegetables, legumes (such as Lentils, Beans, and Peas), Rice Bran, Nuts, Sunflower seeds, Raisins, Figs, and "seedy" fruits, such as Strawberries, Raspberries, and Blackberries. Include in the diet Blackstrap Molasses, which is high in iron and the B vitamins. People with celiac disease need Fiber and foods rich in Iron and the B Vitamins.
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Do not eat sugary products, processed foods, dairy products, bouillon cubes, chocolate, and bottled salad dressings.
Celiac disease causes malabsorption of the B Vitamins and the fat-soluble vitamins (Vitamin A, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, and Vitamin K), so take these nutrients as supplements. Note that gluten is found in many nutritional supplements. Read labels carefully, and use supplements that are hypoallergenic, wheat-free, and yeast-free.
If a child develops any of the symptoms of celiac disease, omit all gluten-containing foods from the child's diet and see if the problem clears up. Eliminate milk, as lactose intolerance can occur with celiac disease. The disease can begin in the first few months of life, depending on the child's diet.
Avoid any and all foods that contain gluten. Do not eat any products that contain Barley, Oats, Rye, or Wheat. Rice and Corn can be eaten. Substitute Rice flour, Potato flakes, Cornmeal, and Soy Flour for wheat flour. Read all labels carefully. Watch for hidden sources of gluten, such as hydrolyzed vegetable protein, textured vegetable protein, hydrolyzed plant protein, and all derivatives of wheat, rye, oats, and barley, including malt, modified food starch, some soy sauces, grain vinegars, binders, fillers, excipients, and natural flavorings. Do not consume hot dogs, gravies, luncheon meat, beer, mustard, catsup, nondairy creamer, white vinegar, curry powder, or seasonings. Gluten-free products are available at health food stores or online.
Alcohol and vinegar that are properly distilled should not contain any harmful gluten peptides (or prolomines). Research indicates that the gluten peptide is too large to carry over in the distillation process. This leaves the resultant liquid gluten-free unless a gluten-containing additive is inserted after the distillation process. Alcohol and vinegars should be carefully investigated for additives before use. Malt vinegars are not distilled and therefore not gluten-free.
SUBSTITUTING INGREDIENTS FOR A GLUTEN-FREE DIET
(Adapted From: Living Gluten-Free For Dummies)
To convert a recipe that usually contains gluten into one that is gluten-free, you need to make some simple substitutions. For the most part, with the exception of flours you use when making baked goods, the substitutions are simple - just swap one for the other.
Beer: Some foods, especially deep-fried foods, may call for beer in the recipe. You can use either the gluten-free beers available online or try cider instead.
Binders: A binder is just something that holds foodstuff together. Because gluten provides elasticity and stretch to baked goods, adding binders to foods that do not have gluten-containing flours in them is a good idea. Binders include Xanthin Gum, Guar Gum, Gelatin powder (this adds protein and moisture), and eggs.
Breadcrumbs: No-brainer here. Anyone who's ever eaten a piece of gluten-free bread (especially without toasting it) knows that breadcrumbs aren't hard to come by. You can buy gluten-free breadcrumbs from specialty stores or online, but if you cannot or do not want to get those, consider using any gluten-free bread: Put the bread in a plastic bag and smoosh it into the size of crumbs you want. You can even toast the crumbs if you want added crunch or need dry breadcrumbs instead of fresh ones. Crushed cereals work well in place of breadcrumbs, too. Also consider using mashed potato flakes or quinoa flakes.
Bun: Consider using a lettuce wrap, corn tortilla, or of course, gluten-free bread. Some good gluten-free buns are available online and at specialty shops.
Coatings: If a recipe calls for some type of coating, you have several options. You can consider using a gluten-free flour, as well as any versatile gluten-free mix you have lying around, such as a mix for bread, muffins, or pancakes. Cornmeal or corn flour (masa) with seasonings mixed in adds an interesting texture, and crushed barbecue potato chips (gluten-free, of course) are awe-inspiring. You may also want to look into commercial brands of Cajun-style coatings, usually marketed as seafood seasonings. Many of those are just cornmeal with some spices added.
"Cream of" Soups: Use chicken broth and sour cream or half-and-half. Remember to add the food the soup is a cream of - mushroom, celery, potato, and so on - to complete the soup.
Croutons: Homemade croutons are actually very easy to make. Most recipes for croutons suggest you use stale bread, but that is not the best idea for gluten-free bread, because you would probably end up with crumbled crouton crumbs instead. Cut fresh gluten-free bread into the size cubes you want and deep-fry them. After you drain and cool them, roll them in Parmesan cheese, spices, or any other flavoring you like.
Fillers: Filler is a highly technical culinary term for something that fills stuff in. Generally not something you hope to see on a label, fillers are not always a bad thing; they may be in meatloaf, for example, where the recipe often calls for breadcrumbs, crackers, and other filler-type materials to add, well, filling. Gluten-free bread or breadcrumbs are obvious substitutions here, but also consider leftover corn bread, mashed potato flakes, or even an unsweetened cereal that you have crushed up.
Flour: Many recipes call for flour, usually to serve as a thickener (see the suggested thickeners in this list). Also consider using gluten-free flours such as rice flour, sweet rice flour (they are different), potato starch, sorghum flour, garbanzo/fava bean flour, and Montina (Indian ricegrass flour).
Flour Tortillas: The obvious substitution here is corn tortillas. Some new gluten-free flour tortillas are on the market now, and you can find recipes for homemade tortillas online or in cookbooks. Other wrap substitutions include rice wraps (found in Asian markets) or lettuce.
Pie Crust: One easy way to make a pie crust is to take your favorite cereal and smash it into tiny crumbs, add some butter (and sugar, if the cereal is not sweet enough), and then press the mixture into the bottom of a pie pan. Some good gluten-free crackers and cookies work well the same way. Some pie crusts are supposed to be cooked before adding the pie filling, and others are not. The fact that the crust is gluten-free does not change whether you need to cook the crust before filling the pie. Also check out some of the gluten-free pie crust mixes available on the Internet and at specialty stores.
"Special" Sauce: You can make their "special" sauce with just mayo and ketchup, both of which are gluten-free!
Soy Sauce: Most soy sauce has wheat in it (and the label clearly indicates wheat), but you can find brands that are wheat-free. (By the way, tamari - a thicker, Japanese soy sauce - is not always wheat-free, so check the label.) Either use a wheat-free soy sauce or try Bragg Liquid Aminos. You may also want to get adventurous and try an Asian sauce like fish sauce (careful - it is really fishy!) or oyster sauce.
Teriyaki: Because most soy sauce has wheat in it, most teriyaki (which is made from soy sauce) does, too. A few brands of wheat-free teriyaki sauces are available, but do not be afraid to make your own.
Thickeners: Many recipes call for flour as a thickener, but lots of alternatives are available. For sweet things, try using a dry pudding mix or gelatin. ClearJel works well with acidic ingredients (unlike cornstarch), tolerates high temperatures, and does not cause pie fillings to "weep" during storage. Arrowroot flour, Agar, Tapioca starch, and Cornstarch are also excellent thickeners. So is sweet rice flour, which comes from sticky or glutinous rice (despite the name, it really is gluten-free). And remember that muffin or cake mix you have lying around. Not only do mixes thicken the recipe, but the sweet flavor is a pleasant surprise.
If you have any concerns or doubts about any product or the product labeling is not clear about the ingredients and whether or not it is gluten-free, do not use it. Be on the safe side.
Here are only a few good books to start with if you are looking for further information and recipes for a gluten-free diet:
GLUTEN-FREE DIET SIDE EFFECTS
For celiac patients - even those with no obvious symptoms - adhering to the gluten-free diet can prevent serious, life-threatening complications. But just avoiding gluten does not guarantee that your diet is completely healthy. Keep the following issues in mind as you shop and plan your meals.
You Will Probably Gain Weight: Many celiac disease patients were gaunt and sickly before they were diagnosed. Damage to the villi that line the small intestine meant that food (and calories) could not be absorbed. After some time on the gluten-free diet, when the intestines begin to heal, the nutrients (and the calories) in foods can be absorbed. Even though you may not be consuming any more calories now than you did when you were eating gluten, it is likely that you are going to gain weight. In fact, hard as it may be to imagine for people who were too thin before their diagnosis, studies have shown an increased risk for obesity on the gluten-free diet. It is important to start keeping track of calories and make necessary dietary adjustments if weight gain begins to rise beyond a normal, healthy weight.
You Are At Risk for Poor Vitamin Status: Patients with newly diagnosed celiac disease often have nutrient deficiencies. Complicating that problem, gluten-free products are often low in B Vitamins, Calcium, Vitamin D, Iron, Zinc, Magnesium, and Fiber. Few if any gluten-free products are enriched or fortified with these nutrients. When Swedish researchers studied adult celiac patients who had been gluten-free for 10 years, half of the patients had vitamin deficiencies, including low levels of Vitamin B-6 or Folate, or both, and high levels of homocysteine (a risk factor for heart attacks, vascular disease, and strokes). Before the study, all the patients had biopsies to prove their intestines were healed and healthy, so these vitamin deficiencies could not be explained by malabsorption. Italian researchers have found similar deficiencies in gluten-free adolescents. When it's time for an annual check-up, celiac patients should ask their health care provider whether their vitamin status needs to be measured, and whether they should be taking Folic Acid and Vitamin supplements.
Your Cholesterol Levels Will Probably Rise: You may find that before going on a gluten-free diet, your cholesterol levels were fine and were in the low range. The intestines were not absorbing any of the cholesterol in the foods you were eating. Those days may be over with your new gluten free diet. Now you may have to watch your cholesterol levels along with everyone else since your intestines will start absorbing food nutrients, including cholesterol, as the intestines heal start working properly. You will need to check food nutrition labels for the presence of gluten and also check the fat and cholesterol content. It is very important to choose low-fat, low-cholesterol foods. Packaged gluten-free products are often higher in fat than their gluten-containing counterparts. This is especially true of packaged gluten-free cookies, crackers, and cakes.
You Might Experience Constipation or Diarrhea: If you replace the bread and pasta in your diet with only processed white rice, the low-fiber diet may lead to constipation. Conversely, if fiber-rich grains and beans are added to your diet in large amounts too quickly, you might develop gassiness and diarrhea.
Some People Actually Lose Weight: Dietary changes to eliminate gluten-containing foods can also lead to a decrease in caloric intake and weight loss.
The intestinal system can rebuild almost completely. Homeopathic treatment has been seen to restore balance completely through client reports about how they have overcome a wheat allergy by using Carcinosin homeopathic (generally it is their constitutional remedy). However, you must be careful to avoid the offending food(s).
CELL SALTS TO HELP WITH CELIAC DISEASE
To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16 to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day. Learn more about cell salts:
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If dairy is an issue, use sucrose pellets.
#2 Calc Phos 6X - For intestinal integrity, supports digestion. #3 Calc Sulph 6X - For consequences of intestinal disturbances from infection. #12 Silicea 6X - Connective tissue integrity.
CELIAC HOMEOPATHIC REMEDIES
Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies. Learn more about homeopathy:
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These natural remedies for celiac disease are most effectively when used as a personís constitutional remedy.
Carcinosinum: Indications include A-type personality, intense and driven; restless, prone to travel; super house keepers; history of cancer or diabetes in the family; has moles or a blueness to the whites of the eyes; craves salt, fats, spices, onions, dairy, alcohol; history of constipation. 200 C potency is for deeper response for chronic physical or emotional health concerns. Pellets are a base of sucrose and cornstarch. Suggested dose is 3 to 6 pellets taken at one time is considered one dose. Take one dose daily. Slowly dissolve or chew pellets or place under the tongue. Evaluate dose monthly.
Cinchona: Indications include when there is gas and bloating, worse after eating; sensitive to touch; fears of animals; caused from severe fluid loss, sweating, hemorrhage, or diarrhea, etc. Gallstones, noisy stomach; craves sweets, salty and spicy foods; diarrhea from milk, fruits, fish; may have chronic Crohnís disease.
Lycopodium: Indications include boasting or bully with low self esteem; sexual dysfunctions; fears about health; problems mostly right-sided, weakness or disease of the gallbladder or liver; all symptoms worse 4 to 8 pm; craves sweets including alcohol; has frequent heartburn, wakes up at night to eat; worse from onions and cabbage.
Unless otherwise specified, the following recommended doses are for adults over the age of 18. For children between the ages of 12 and 17, reduce the dose to 3/4 the recommended amount. For children between the ages of 6 and 12 years old, reduce the dose to 1/2 the recommended amount. For children under 6 years old, use 1/4 the recommended amount.
NUTRIENTS Supplement Suggested Dosage Comments
Essential Fatty Acids
(Flaxseed Oil, Evening Primrose Oilare good sources)
As directed on label. Needed for the villi in the intestines. Amino Acid Complex As directed on label. Supplies protein in a form that is rapidly absorbed and assimilated. L-Glutathione 500 mg 3 times daily. An amino acid needed for repair of the intestinal tract. Acidophilus 50 billion CFUs daily. Helps maintain beneficial intestinal flora. Kyo-Dophilus As directed on label. A dairy-free and yeast-free probiotic formula to replace the friendly bacteria. Liquid Kyolic Garlic As directed on label. Take with B-1 & B-12 Dramatically increases levels of vitamins B-1 and B-12 for immune enhancement. Multivitamin
& Multimineral Complex
As directed on label. All nutrients are necessary in balance. Use a wheat-free and yeast-free product only. Vitamin A 15,000 IU daily. If you are pregnant, do not exceed 10,000 IU daily. An important antioxidant. Use a wheat-free and yeast-free product only. Beta Carotene
& Carotene Complex
Beta Carotene: 10,000 IU daily.
Carotene Complex: As directed on label.
Powerful antioxidant that promote healing. Use a wheat-free and yeast-free product only. Vitamin E 200 IU daily. Powerful free radical scavenger and oxygen carrier. Use a wheat-free and yeast-free product only. Vitamin B-Complex 100 mg 3 times daily.
Injections: 2 cc weekly, or as prescribed by health care provider.
B Vitamins are essential for proper digestion. Injections are best because they bypass the digestive system. If injections are not available, use a sublingual form. Use a wheat-free and yeast-free products only. Vitamin B-1 (Thiamine) As directed on label. B vitamins work best when taken together. Vitamin B-6 (Pyridoxine) 100 mg daily. Injections: 1/2 cc weekly, or as prescribed by health care provider. Necessary for proper digestion. Injections are recommended because they bypass the digestive system. Vitamin B-12 As directed on label. Malabsorption of Vitamin B-12 results from celiac disease. Injections may be necessary. If injections are not available, use a lozenge or sublingual form. Use a wheat-free and yeast-free product only. Folic Acid
400 to 800 mcg daily. Malabsorption of folic acid results from celiac disease.
Acetyl-Glucosamine (NAG) As directed on label. Forms the basis of complex molecular structure of the mucous membranes of the intestinal lining. Vitamin K
2,000 to 3,000 mg daily or as directed on label. Fat-soluble vitamins are not absorbed well in this disorder. Alfalfa supplies vitamin K, which is often deficient in those with celiac disease. Use a wheat-free and yeast-free product only. Zinc 75 mg daily.
For Lozenges: One 15-mg lozenge 5 times daily. Do not exceed a total of 100 mg daily from all supplements.
Needed for immuity and healing. Copper 3 mg daily. Needed to balance with zinc.
Calcium 1,500 mg daily. Works with magnesium. Magnesium 750 mg daily. Helps maintain the body's normal pH balance. Deficiency is common in people with celiac disease. Multi-Proteolytic Enzymes
As directed on label, 3 times daily. Take between meals, on an empty stomach. Additional digestive enzymes may be needed to aid in breakdown and absorption of foods. Vitamin C
2,000 to 5,000 mg daily, in divided doses. Boosts immune function. Vitamin D 400 IU to 5000 IU daily. Essential for repair and healing of inflamed tissue. Higher dosage is essential to maintain intestinal integrity. Psyllium Seed
As directed on label. Take separately from other supplements and medications. A fiber product not absorbed by the intestines. Drink large amounts of water because the fiber expands to several times its dry volume.
NOTIFY YOUR HEALTH CARE PROVIDER
If you lose weight unexpectedly. If your child has diarrhea that lasts longer than 1 to 2 weeks. If your child fails to grow or gain weight as expected. If your child seems to be more tired than usual or has a change in mood, especially if it lasts more than 1 week and is not related to any other illness, such as the flu. This may be caused by iron deficiency anemia.
If you or your child has been diagnosed with celiac disease, call a health professional:
If you or your child has not been diagnosed with celiac disease but has symptoms such as diarrhea, use research to find out what to do about these symptoms.
- If symptoms have not been occurring but they begin to occur again.
- If there is a change in symptoms, such as increased tiredness or increased stomach pain.
- If your child has symptoms such as diarrhea or unexplained weight loss, and you know your child has not eaten gluten.
- If you cannot tell whether your child has eaten foods that have gluten, and his or her symptoms continue.
If you think your child may have celiac disease, watchful waiting is appropriate if your child has mild symptoms of diarrhea or vomiting if it lasts only for a few days. If your child continues to have diarrhea and does not seem to be gaining weight as expected even though he or she has a good appetite, talk with a health care provider.
If your child has celiac disease and has symptoms (after being without symptoms on a gluten-free diet), it usually means that he or she has eaten gluten. You need to ask your child what he or she has eaten when away from home. As children get older and more independent, it is more tempting to not follow a strict gluten-free diet. Check the labels of processed foods you child may be eating to see whether the foods contain hidden gluten.
If your child's symptoms do not get better after removing foods with hidden gluten from his or her diet, talk with a health care provider.
It is recommended that consultation with a specialist in gastroenterology should be done if you are having symptoms to rule out other disorders.
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CARCINOSINUM HOMEOPATHIC PRODUCTS
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Elixers: Carcinosinum T 58, 200C, 1 oz, 800 Pellets
Carcinosinum T-58 is finding applications for physical and emotional issues. Your Health Professional may have you use Carcinosinum T-58 for dealing with chronic health concerns. The Carcinosinum person doesn't put barriers around their physical or emotional space. The Carcinosinum person is unable to throw off cancer (literally or figuratively) from encroaching into their space. The Materia Medica lists under the rubric fears that indicate suitability of using Carcinosinum: FEAR of cancer; fear in a crowd; fear of failure in examinations; fear of failure. Carcinosinum is used for suppressed emotions from past trauma. Carcinosinum is used for childhood issues and lack of boundaries that are still a stick point in their adult lives. Carcinosinum T-58 is more suitable than the 1 type Carcinosinum for the person who feels unworthy. Feels quilty easily and unable to stand up for themselves. Following Carcinosinum T-58, the person is better able to run their own lives. Carcinosinum T-58 is a improved product and is a unique combination of 58 Carcinomas including: Colon, stomach, bowel, liver, throat, breast, uterus, lung, rectum, prostate, and urethra. Carcinosinum T-58 may be an important addition to your cancer health program. Homeopathy is not a substitute for medical diagnosis and treatment. Carcinosinum is offered as complementary alternative medicine (CAM). There are no contraindications to homeopathy, making homeopathy an ideal adjunct to your health plan. Carcinosinum T-58 200C potency in an economy size 1 oz bottle of 800 pellets with 265 doses. Pellets are a base of sucrose and cornstarch. Carcinosinum may go by the spelling Carcinominum, Carsinum, Carcinosin, Carcinoma. Suggested dosage: 3 to 6 pellets taken at one time is considered one dose. Slowly dissolve or chew pellets or place under the tongue. Suggested dose is one dose daily. Evaluate dose monthly.
Elixers: Carcinosinum T 58, 30C, 1 oz, 800 Pellets
Carcinosinum T-58 is finding applications for physical and emotional issues. Your Health Professional may have you use Carcinosinum T-58 for dealing with chronic health concerns. The Carcinosinum person doesn't put barriers around their physical or emotional space. The Carcinosinum person is unable to throw off cancer (literally or figuratively) from encroaching into their space. The Materia Medica lists under the rubric fears that indicate suitability of using Carcinosinum: FEAR of cancer; fear in a crowd; fear of failure in examinations; fear of failure. Carcinosinum is used for suppressed emotions from past trauma. Carcinosinum is used for childhood issues and lack of boundaries that are still a stick point in their adult lives. Carcinosinum T-58 is more suitable than the 1 type Carcinosinum for the person who feels unworthy. Feels quilty easily and unable to stand up for themselves. Following Carcinosinum T-58, the person is better able to run their own lives. Carcinosinum T-58 is a improved product and is a unique combination of 58 Carcinomas including: Colon, stomach, bowel, liver, throat, breast, uterus, lung, rectum, prostate, and urethra. Carcinosinum T-58 may be an important addition to your cancer health program. Homeopathy is not a substitute for medical diagnosis and treatment. Carcinosinum is offered as complementary alternative medicine (CAM). There are no contraindications to homeopathy, making homeopathy an ideal adjunct to your health plan. Carcinosinum T-58 30C potency in an economy size 1 oz bottle of 800 pellets with 265 doses. Pellets are a base of sucrose and cornstarch. Carcinosinum may go by the spelling Carcinominum, Carsinum, Carcinosin, Carcinoma. Suggested dosage: 3 to 6 pellets taken at one time is considered one dose. Slowly dissolve or chew pellets or place under the tongue. Suggested dose is one dose daily. Evaluate dose monthly.
Elixers: Carcinosinum T 58, 30C, 1 oz, 400 Pellets
Carcinosinum T-58 is finding applications for physical and emotional issues. Your Health Professional may have you use Carcinosinum T-58 for dealing with chronic health concerns. The Carcinosinum person doesn't put barriers around their physical or emotional space. The Carcinosinum person is unable to throw off cancer (literally or figuratively) from encroaching into their space. The Materia Medica lists under the rubric fears that indicate suitability of using Carcinosinum: FEAR of cancer; fear in a crowd; fear of failure in examinations; fear of failure. Carcinosinum is used for suppressed emotions from past trauma. Carcinosinum is used for childhood issues and lack of boundaries that are still a stick point in their adult lives. Carcinosinum T-58 is more suitable than the 1 type Carcinosinum for the person who feels unworthy. Feels quilty easily and unable to stand up for themselves. Following Carcinosinum T-58, the person is better able to run their own lives. Carcinosinum T-58 is a improved product and is a unique combination of 58 Carcinomas including: Colon, stomach, bowel, liver, throat, breast, uterus, lung, rectum, prostate, and urethra. Carcinosinum T-58 may be an important addition to your cancer health program. Homeopathy is not a substitute for medical diagnosis and treatment. Carcinosinum is offered as complementary alternative medicine (CAM). There are no contraindications to homeopathy, making homeopathy an ideal adjunct to your health plan. Carcinosinum T-58 30C potency in an economy size 1/2 oz bottle of 400 pellets with 133 doses. Pellets are a base of sucrose and cornstarch. Carcinosinum may go by the spelling Carcinominum, Carsinum, Carcinosin, Carcinoma. Suggested dosage: 3 to 6 pellets taken at one time is considered one dose. Slowly dissolve or chew pellets or place under the tongue. Suggested dose is one dose daily. Evaluate dose monthly.
Elixers: Carcinosinum, 1 M, 400 Pellets
Carcinosinum in high 1M potency. You may choose to use 1M after using lower potencies. Stair stepping potency, such as using Carcinosinum 30C, moving to Carcinosinum 200C, then Carcinosinum 1M is useful to maintain continued improvement in health conditions. Carcinosinum is a well known homeopathic remedy for physical and emotional symptoms. Carcinosinum offers a complementary alternative medication that can be safely used with conventional medicine and your cancer health program. Carcinosinum is finding wide applications for other physical and emotional issues. The Materia Medica lists under the rubric fears that indicate suitability of using Carcinosinum: FEAR of cancer; fear in a crowd; fear of failure in examinations; fear of failure. The Carcinosinum person does not put barriers around their physical or emotional space. The Carcinosinum person is unable to throw off cancer eating into their space. Carcinosinum is used for suppressed emotions from past trauma. Carcinosinum is used for childhood issues that are still a stick point in their adult lives. Carcinosinum is offered as complementary alternative medicine (CAM). Carcinosinum 1M in a 1/2 oz bottle of 400 pellets with 133 doses. Pellets are a base of sucrose and cornstarch. This product is the 1 type Carcinosinum well suited for breast cancer. For multiple types, see our Carcinosinum T-58. Suggested dose: 3 to 6 pellets taken at one time is considered one dose. Slowly dissolve or chew pellets or place under the tongue. Suggested dose is one dose weekly. Evaluate dose monthly.
Elixers: Carcinosinum, 200C, 400 Pellets
Carcinosinum in 200C potency for deeper response for chronic physical or emotional health concerns. Carcinosinum is a well known homeopathic remedy for physical and emotional symptoms. Carcinosinum offers a complementary alternative medication that can be safely used with conventional medicine and your cancer health program. Carcinosinum is finding wide applications for other physical and emotional issues. The Materia Medica lists under the rubric fears that indicate suitability of using Carcinosinum: FEAR of cancer; fear in a crowd; fear of failure in examinations; fear of failure. The Carcinosinum person does not put barriers around their physical or emotional space. The Carcinosinum person is unable to throw off cancer eating into their space. Carcinosinum is used for suppressed emotions from past trauma. Carcinosinum is used for childhood issues that are still a stick point in their adult lives. Carcinosinum is offered as complementary alternative medicine (CAM). Carcinosinum 200C in a 1/2 oz bottle of 400 pellets with 133 doses. Pellets are a base of sucrose and cornstarch. This product is the 1 type Carcinosinum well suited for breast cancer. For multiple types, see our Carcinosinum T-58. Carcinosinum may go by the spelling Carcinominum, Carsinum, Carcinosin, Carcinoma. Suggested dose: 3 to 6 pellets taken at one time is considered one dose. Slowly dissolve or chew pellets or place under the tongue. Suggested dose is one dose weekly. Evaluate dose monthly.
Elixers: Carcinosinum, 30C, 400 Pellets
Carcinosinum is a well known homeopathic remedy for physical and emotional symptoms. Carcinosinum offers a complementary alternative medication that can be safely used with conventional medicine and your cancer health program. Carcinosinum is finding wide applications for other physical and emotional issues. The Materia Medica lists under the rubric fears that indicate suitability of using Carcinosinum: FEAR of cancer; fear in a crowd; fear of failure in examinations; fear of failure. The Carcinosinum person does not put barriers around their physical or emotional space. The Carcinosinum person is unable to throw off cancer eating into their space. Carcinosinum is used for suppressed emotions from past trauma. Carcinosinum is used for childhood issues that are still a stick point in their adult lives. Carcinosinum is offered as complementary alternative medicine (CAM). Carcinosinum 30C in a 1/2 oz bottle of 400 pellets with 133 doses. Pellets are a base of sucrose and cornstarch. This product is the 1 type Carcinosinum well suited for breast cancer. For multiple types, see our Carcinosinum T-58. Carcinosinum may go by the spelling Carcinominum, Carsinum, Carcinosin, Carcinoma. Suggested dose: 3 to 6 pellets taken at one time is considered one dose. Slowly dissolve or chew pellets or place under the tongue. Suggested dose is one dose weekly. Evaluate dose monthly.
CINCHONA HOMEOPATHIC SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS
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LYCOPODIUM CLAVATUM (CLUB MOSS) HOMEOPATHIC SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS
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