Natural Solutions to Living with Celiac Disease
Sep 26, 2009 11:16AM
Reading food labels is essential; sources note that many products are made from gluten-free grains such as rice, beans, tapioca, soy, corn, buckwheat, millet and quinoa. Oats, too, can sometimes be well tolerated. Herbs like slippery elm and marshmallow may soothe irritation, while echinacea and goldenseal may help heal the intestinal lining.
Because people with celiac disease often have a vitamin or mineral deficiency, they usually benefit from a daily multivitamin, with the addition of extra B-vitamin complex, calcium, magnesium, zinc and vitamins A and E. When taking supplements, it is important to keep one’s doctor informed.