Wished I Have Known in Coping with Celiac Disease Posted December 28, 2013 · Report to Admin Give it all time for your body to heal. The first year is the big year for healing. You may be able to add back some things after that first year but when the system gets so broke down we have to have that healing time. I too was not able to eat dairy, oats or any gums the first year. I now can have dairy and oats but do avoid cow's milk even still after 2 1/2 years.