What is Celiac Disease?
By Scott Mathias CHHC.AADP
Celiac disease is a disorder set-off by eating gluten that triggers an immune response in the body, causing inflammation and damage to the small intestine.
The gluten literally sticks to the walls of the gastrointestinal tract (GI), rots and causes on-going painful inflammation.
Gluten is a protein found in grains including wheat, barley, spelt and rye.
Celiac disease is a serious condition that can cause a host of negative symptoms, including:
- Chronic fatigue and lethargy issues
- Weight loss
- Vitamin and nutrient absorption issues
The villi in the walls of the Gastro-Intestinal Tract (GI) when inflamed, cannot do their job of absorbing much-needed nutrients – they flatten and lose their ability to be effective.
So what causes Celiac Disease?
When unprocessed proteins ‘wash’ through the small intestine and on into the large intestine they become lodged on the walls of the GI. So let’s go back to how your gut is functioning. Is it doing an efficient job at breaking down proteins?
How can you improve your GI?
Once again, remove all proteins likely to be causing the villi trauma – meat, wheat (especially in the form of bread and flour-based desserts) and dairy.
When you replace with healthy plant-based proteins found in living green foods, the GI will instantly ‘freshen’ up the villi and encourage absorption again.
Fruit and vegetables are easier to digest and so along with some support for getting the gut muscle working properly again like papain and bromelain enzymes, you should be able to feel improvement and see those symptoms disappear over time.
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Scott Mathias is a Certified Holistic Counsellor, Author and Gut Whisperer. He is a former journalist and researcher who self healed chronic digestive issues.
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