see also general suggestions for autoimmune disorders.
The following fundamentals seem common to many success experiences:
· Absolutely avoid gluten
· Cleanse and re-establish healthful bacteria using GX Assist/PB Assist and support better digestive function with TerraZyme
· Supplement nutrients by consistently taking the Life Long Vitality supplements
· Drink sufficient pure water (divide body weight in pounds by two, drink the resulting number in ounces of water). Avoid sodas/caffeine.
Use an essential oil protocol for ongoing support. The following was suggested by Dr. David Hill:
· 2 drops Lemon – tonic for the liver
· 2 drops Grapefruit – helps dissolve toxins stored inside fat cells, so they can be eliminated from the body
· 2 drops Ginger – digestive support
· 1 drop Cinnamon – helps to regulate and lower blood sugar levels
Enhance nutritional supplements with “Green Smoothies” to add more iron (for example Monica suggests the following):
· 1/4 fresh pineapple
· 3+ cups of fresh baby spinach – for those not tolerant of spinach kale, collards, chard, or baby lettuce have also been suggested.
· 1 drop Peppermint essential oil (also really good with Wild Orange essential oil)
· 2-3 cups water
· Pour over ice or put in blender with ice and drink.
· Pour any leftovers into ice trays and freeze for later. Later add 4 ice cubes to a glass of water and stir.
Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease wherein the body mistakenly attacks the gluten found in grains that are in the digestive tract. Celiac disease is genetic and can develop at any age in life from infancy to adulthood. What occurs is as foods with gluten are eaten the body produces antibodies to attack the gluten but these antibodies then mistakenly attack the lining of the small intestines. This damage to the intestinal lining includes the villi that are responsible to absorb nutrients and begin their delivery to other body systems. The nutrients particularly affected are fats, calcium, iron, and folate (folic acid or vitamin B9).
With deficiency in these nutrients a number of symptoms emerge that vary from individual to individual with the disease. These symptoms include:
· Abdominal pain and bloating
· Indigestion, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting
· Fatty stools (pale, large, bad odor, floating)
· Decreased (or increased) appetite
· Lactose intolerance
· Weight loss, growth problems in children
Some symptoms are not associated with the digestive system:
· Dermatitis herpetiformis (a skin rash)
· Anemia (iron deficiency), fatigue
· Missed menstrual periods
· Muscle cramps, joint and bone pain
· Sores in mouth
· Easily bruising, nose bleeds
· Dental discoloration, hair loss
· Nutrient deficiencies, malnutrition
Beyond physical symptoms depression, irritability, and behavioral changes can accompany the difficulties in diagnosing and dealing with this disease.
3 Problems with similar symptoms
IBS (irritated bowel syndrome), IBD (inflammatory bowel disease), and celiac disease. What is the difference?
All three conditions can have similar symptoms hence sometimes leading to confusion. Further complicating this is the fact that IBS is very common, occurring in as many as twenty percent of Americans while IBD and Celiac are less frequent. Therefore, since the symptoms may be similar, there is often a quick diagnostic conclusion of the more common IBS. Here is a summary of differences:
IBS – Irritable bowel syndrome
Technically this is a disorder rather than a disease because the bowels are not damaged. Some believe that nerves that control the contractions of the bowels that move food through the intestinal tract send incorrect signals to the colon or rectum. These contractions, that are normally regular, may then increase in frequency or become spasmodic leading to the symptoms often experienced.
Symptoms may include chronic constipation, diarrhea, abdominal discomfort or pain. It can be triggered by stress, insufficient fluids, inadequate nutrition, allergic reaction to certain foods, or just not eating properly (gulping a meal down, eating on the run, etc.).
IBD – Inflammatory bowel disease
This term refers to a number of different diseases of the bowels. They are typically chronic conditions with inflammation of different areas of the intestine and may cause eventual damage. Often they are associated with or are themselves autoimmune in nature. The two most common forms are ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease.
Symptoms may include diarrhea, abdominal pain, weight loss, bloody stools, and/or a fullness and pain in the lower right abdomen. Blood tests will show unique markers that are not present in IBD.
Celiac disease is genetic and an autoimmune disease wherein the body mistakenly attacks the gluten protein found in grains. As with IBD and unlike IBS, this is a disease that causes damage to the intestinal system. With celiac the damage is done to the lining of the small intestines but IBD can be anywhere in the intestinal tract.
Some of the symptoms include diarrhea, abdominal pain, bloating, flatulence with a bad odor, fatty stools (pale, large, bad odor, floating), weight loss and others. Celiac has been reported to be triggered by trauma after surgery, childbirth, stress, and even viral infection.
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