There is no "cure" for Celiac Disease.
If there were a cure, it would be front page news. And we'd all be dancing in the streets.
Can someone heal a ravaged and leaky gut? Sure, but you still have Celiac Disease and you should never, ever ingest gluten again--or you will spark the autoimmune response once again.
Well apparently it worked for Dr. Haas' patients...and those who continue in that kind of treatment today. I offer the information for those who are interested in researching it for themselves, not to start an argument.
As for the myth that "coffee cross-reacts with gluten"? Sorry, there is no scientific evidence for that--and again, the celiac centers would tell celiacs "do not drink coffee". if it were harmful in any way.
I'd be dead by now if it were the case.
Some people find it abrasive to the gut, but that could be because they are not healed.
I was offering that as an explanation for my relapse, and for me personally coffee is not good. Others clearly are not bothered by it. I happen to respect the views of doctors of various disciplines and personally have been helped more by those who are not MD's.
As for people who suggest raw veggies and juicing fruits and veggies....well, some celiacs also have secondary fructose malabsorption (as I have) and we cannot possibly tolerate that large concentration of fructose. I lost everything both ways after drinking juiced produce and had horrible stomach cramping. Why did I even try it? Someone said it would miraculously heal my gut and I was willing to try anything to get out of the pain I was in.
I'm sorry you had to go through that. I've mostly read that raw foods are hard on the intestinal tract and should be avoided until things are healed up. It is important to research and discern. I find the best sources of information come from those with the diseases I have who have been successful in finding ways to heal..and have stayed healed long term. All of the resources I mention in my post were written by people with first hand experience with healing themselves. To me that gives them credibility.
Not everyone can follow a strict diet--whether is it SCD, GAPS, Paleo, primal, or any other exclusionary diet.
Not sure what you mean by this but first you have to be convinced it's what you want to do to try to get well...for me it's not hard to make dietary changes, but I'm very motivated to have a life and this is giving me my life back...so I willing go out on limbs. I'm not saying anyone should jump on the bandwagon with me, just offering up my experience and some resources to look at if you want to.
Raw kefir may create explosive diarrhea in some people who are also not healed enough.
Yes, any probiotics need to be started slowly. They create a little war in there for a few days trying to get rid of the bad guys.
And no celiac who has been malabsorbing nutrients and suffering from malnutrion and various deficiencies should ever fast.
Your body was in starvation mode before diagnosis. You need to eat.
I agree...fasting isn't something that I've ever seen anyone advocate for healing this stuff.
Bone broths are rich in collagen and gelatin and have various beneficial effects on gut healing and immunity. They can provide a cheaper and better way to help seal the gut than any number of supplements.
Yes! Bone broths are very good and I try to have them often. Always better to take real food than supplements. One of the things I appreciate most about the SCD diet...no pushing supplements of any sort...just healthy diet specifically geared toward healing.
This is something that an individual figures out based on their reactions, not on what someone else says is "the best".
Entirely true and this is part of what I've done with the advice I've received...not all the foods on the scd diet list work for everyone...you fine tune it to what your body can handle.