As you may already know by now, gluten intolerance is not an easy condition to diagnose or treat. Despite nearly one in one hundred people suffering from some variation of it, gluten intolerance remains by and large a bit of a mystery. This article will discuss treatment beyond diagnosis.
If you have been diagnosed with either celiac disease or some degree of intolerance to gluten, you must first understand that this is not the same thing as having a wheat allergy. People with wheat allergies experience a pretty immediate histamine response after consuming something with wheat in it.
If you’ve been diagnosed as having some form of intolerance to gluten, either as celiac disease or non-celiac gluten sensitivity, than you need to know that you may not experience the same immediate and obvious symptoms as someone suffering from wheat allergies.
You also need to know that you need to avoid a lot more than just wheat. You need to avoid all products containing gluten. This includes products made from barley, rye, spelt as well as wheat. Furthermore, it includes products that may contain some subtle form of gluten as a filler or binder.
Treating the Intolerance Beyond Gluten Elimination
So the first step is to completely eliminate all forms of gluten from your diet and lifestyle. Beyond that, what else can you do?
I encourage you to consider the digestive tract as a whole. Some natural safe treatments include the following:
People think of aloe vera as something you put on sunburns. But drinking an organic, gluten-free aloe vera juice can provide the same soothing healing to your entire digestive system. So if you’re recovering from the damage caused by gluten, aloe vera is a good start.
Additionally consider that your intestines may not be absorbing nutrients the way they should. So it helps to help them out a bit. To help break down foods in your stomach, take an enzyme supplement. To help break down foods in your intestines, try taking an enteric-coated probiotic. Probiotics are good bacteria that helps your intestines function properly. The enteric coating is to make sure those probiotics make it all the way to your intestines.
One last natural treatment for gluten intolerance is to simply take a vitamin D supplement. Vitamin D is one of the first and most severe deficiencies experienced by sufferers of celiac disease.
So eliminate gluten from your diet, then integrate aloe vera, enzymes, enteric-coated probiotics and vitamin D into your daily regiment. I hope this helps you make a full recovery from the damage inflicted on you by gluten.