The home remedies for Celiac Disease include a number of dietary, lifestyle, and behavioral treatments that can help reduce the severe symptoms of this condition. These remedies include fish oil, dietary restrictions, nutritional supplements, yogurt, goldenseal, slippery elm, chamomile, horsetail tea, a gluten-free diet, and papain supplements.
Introduction to Celiac Disease
Celiac Disease is a relatively new disease that is sweeping across the world in ever-growing numbers. This disease isn’t new in the sense that it simply appeared, but proper diagnosis and treatment for Celiac disease is finally being recognized. It was first given a name in the late 19th century, but it wasn’t until the past decade or so that people became keenly aware of this disease, which affects approximately 1 in 1,500 people in America, and studies are being done in other parts of the world as well. What was once considered a food allergy or a “sensitive stomach” is often some variation of Celiac disease, whether extremely mild or terribly severe.
Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease characterized by an inability of the small intestine to properly recognize and metabolize gluten, which is a prolamin, and is commonly found in wheat-based substances. The small intestine’s enzymes transform gluten and the immune system reacts and responds accordingly, trying to eliminate the gluten. This results in an inflammatory reaction in the small intestine, which leads to severe pain, digestive discomfort, nausea, diarrhea, and a number of other symptoms. Furthermore, the consumption of gluten harms the intestinal villi, which are responsible for nutrient absorption. Therefore, when the inflammation damages the villi, people suffering from Celiac disease are able to absorb less nutrients, often causing them to feel weak, and eat more food (some of which contains gluten) making the problem begin all over again. This is why proper diagnosis is so essential, so dietary and behavioral remedies can be put in place before more serious damage is done. Celiac disease is often associated with other diseases like enteritis and colitis, as well as various other autoimmune diseases that often result from non-treatment or lack of awareness of a Celiac condition.