More and more we are hearing Coeliac’s Disease popping up everywhere. (Celiac’s in the US/Canada)

But what exactly is Coeliac Disease and how does it relate to gluten?

Pronounced:  Silly – Yaks – Disease

What is Coeliac Disease?

Coeliac disease is a digestive disorder that occurs when the body’s immune system overreacts in response to gluten in food products made from either wheat, barley and other grains. Gluten itself is formed from two other proteins, glutenin and gliadin. When gluten is consumed by a coeliac the enzymes in the digestive system modify gliadin, which causes a cross-reaction with intestinal tissue that results in inflammatory damage to the inner surface of the small intestine.

For many people who are diagnosed with coeliac disease are unable to absorb certain nutrients and may even experience abdominal pain and/or diarrhoea. Not for for anyone involved!

It is now well accepted that those with coeliac disease have a much higher risk for other immune disorders, including:

– Thyroid disease
– Llupus
– Rheumatoid Arthritis
– Autoimmune Hepatitis
– Skin disorders
– Osteoporosis,
– Type 1 Diabetes.

To date coeliac disease cannot be cured, however it can be managed. The first step when diagnosed with coeliac disease is to commence and follow a complete 100% gluten free diet.  In addition to digestive symptoms, the reduced absorption of nutrients for coeliac disease sufferers can cause deficiencies that can deprive the brain, peripheral nervous system, bones, liver, and other organs. In some cases this may cause on set complications including hepatic diseases and cancers of the intestine.

Coeliac Disease Intestine

Ensuring your diet is 100% clean from gluten and that you’re providing your body with it’s essential nutrients is a must for everyone with coeliac’s.  Which leads me to my the second step for diagnosed coeliac’s – cellular healing.

Our bodies are made up of trillions of cells, cells which die and regrow every few months. What makes this really cool is that the damage that gluten may have caused you in the past can be replenished and healed.  So the next step to healing from gluten damage for Coeliac’s and rebuilding the intestine walls, healing skin, guts and much more is supplementation in partnership with a healthy diet.

How do we do this?   With nutrients of course!

For anyone seeking optimal health not just diagnosed coeliac’s, a diet filled with fresh fruits and vegetables and lean meats is ideal (organic where possible).  The problem that we face though is that its almost nearly impossible to nutrient ourselves solely through diet alone, particularly if you are healing. Which if you are in some cases you may need more than the average dose anyhow.  The next best form and solution to supporting a clean diet to ensure your diet is meeting all nutrient needs is supplementation.  For those with coeliac’s this is not a maybe, and much more a must for healing. I’ve put together specifically for coeliac disease these basic supplement recommendation:

In the US; 1 in 133 people are diagnosed coeliac’s and 1 out of 20 people are gluten intolerant.

So what’s the next step for you?  Are you ready to live Gluten Free or are you ready to start the healing process?

Eating clean, fresh and colourful, while supporting your cells on a cellular level with supplementation is the first step of many to living gluten free.

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Find out more about giving up the Gluten:

> What is Gluten Free

6 Benefits of a Gluten Free Diet

> 10 Must have’s for a Gluten Free Pantry

How to get Started on a Gluten Free Diet

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