Celiac Disease (Wheat Allergy)

Celiac disease is a problem some people have with foods that contain gluten. Gluten is a type of protein. It’s found in the grains wheat, barley, rye, and triticale (a wheat-rye cross).
When you have this disease and you eat food with gluten in it, the gluten triggers an immune response that is not normal. This damages the inside of your small intestine so that it can’t do a good job of absorbing nutrients from your food.

It’s important to get treatment, because celiac disease can:

  • Lead to anemia.
  • Lead to osteoporosis.
  • Raise your risk of lymphoma.

Major Symptoms of  Celiac disease:

  • Anemia, usually resulting from iron deficiency
  • Loss of bone density (osteoporosis) or softening of bone (osteomalacia)
  • Itchy, blistery skin rash (dermatitis herpetiformis)
  • Damage to dental enamel
  • Mouth ulcers
  • Headaches and fatigue
  • Nervous system injury, including numbness and tingling in the feet and hands, possible problems with balance, and cognitive impairment
  • Joint pain
  • Reduced functioning of the spleen (hyposplenism)
  • Acid reflux and heartburn

Major Causes of Celiac disease:

Celiac disease occurs from an interaction between genes, eating foods with gluten and other environmental factors, but the precise cause isn’t known. Infant feeding practices, gastrointestinal infections and gut bacteria might contribute to developing celiac disease.

Natural Treatment for Celiac disease:

  1. Gluten-Free Diet: eliminate anything that contains gluten like.
    -wheat, barley, rye, and spelt.
    -bread and grain products, as well as imitation meats, ice cream, ketchup, desserts, baked goods, soy sauce.
    -mashed potatoes.
  1. Eat foods like vegetables, fruits, meat, and poultry.
  2. Take Fish Oil
  3. Take Yogurt in your diet

How to prevent Celiac Disease:

  1. Eating a gluten-free diet – avoid products that may contain grains, such as:
    -Wheat, barley, rye and triticale
    -Wheat flours and processed meat products
    -Sauces and seasonings
    -Drinks and baked goods.
  2. Avoid consuming grains and grain byproducts, especially wheat.
  3. Diagnose the disease as early as possible.

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