Celiac disease is an autoimmune condition in which the body’s own immune system attacks the small intestine when gluten is consumed. Gluten is the protein found in wheat that gives it elastic characteristics. Symptoms of celiac disease may include abdominal pain, bloating, chronic diarrhea, discolored stool, anemia, weight loss, joint and bone pain, fatigue, and impaired growth and failure to thrive in children. Celiac disease is heredity and can be treated by using alternative therapies.
The most obvious solution for treating celiac disease is to remove gluten from the diet. This includes wheat and other gluten proteins found in food as well as products used in daily life, such as stamp and envelope adhesive, vitamins and medicines. There are many gluten free options for popular foods, such as muffins, pizza dough and breads. In place of wheat flour, it is common to use almond, potato, corn, coconut and bean flours. Many food products today will indicate on their labels whether or not they contain gluten.
Treat Leaky Gut Symptoms
Leaky gut, or intestinal permeability, is a disorder commonly associated with celiac disease. It occurs when tight junctions in the gut that control what passes through the small intestine leak toxic substances into the bloodstream. To treat these symptoms, avoid alcohol and nonsteroidal over the counter anti-inflammatory medications such as ibuprofen and naproxen, which can irritate symptoms even further. Controlling chronic stress may also help improve the symptoms associated with leaky gut and celiac disease. Most people find exercise and meditation help keep stress levels under control.
Probiotics And Prebiotics
Probiotics are the “good” bacteria found in the gut. They are responsible for maintaining a healthy environment in the digestive tract, which keeps the digestive process running smoothly. If suffering from celiac disease, taking a probiotic supplement containing the strains Lactobacillus GG or Bacillus coagulans may help with symptoms.
Prebiotics are the foods that good bacteria in the gut fuel on. They keep the gut healthy by supporting immune system functioning. Prebiotics help absorb vitamin K. Food sources of prebiotics include chicory, asparagus, onions, leeks, artichokes and garlic.
Follow An Anti-inflammatory Diet
In addition to removing gluten from the diet, look for foods that will help treat inflammation associated with the disease itself. This includes lots of fruits and vegetables, which are high in antioxidants, phenolic compounds, flavonoids, and other plant chemicals that have protective properties. Antioxidants help remove free radical toxins from the body that may be disrupting the digestive process. Other foods that contain anti-inflammatory benefits include salmon and mackerel, which are high in omega 3 fatty acids.
Supplement With L-Glutamine
L-glutamine is an amino acid that helps aid in the digestive process. Studies show it reduces intestinal bleeding associated with digestive disorders. It also protects genaric cialis the rest of the body by making sure the infection does not spread to other organs or tissues. Glutamine has also been shown to have benefits on patients recovering from intestinal injury such as radiation and chemotherapy.
Foods rich in L-glutamine include beef, chicken, fish, eggs, dairy, cabbage, beans, and nuts.