Celiac disease effects about 3,000,000 people in the United States, and it becomes more prevalent each year. As with practically all modern epidemics, lifestyle and diet are very closely related to it.

Celiac disease needs not be as horrible as the medical establishment portrays it to be. It is easily treatable and completely curable, with minimal cost. The rate of recovery depends upon the severity of the case, and how religiously a patient adheres to the treatment protocol. With proper treatment, it takes between one and five years for a complete recovery, but vast improvements in a patient's quality of life can be expected much sooner.

A Description of Celiac Disease

In the intestinal tract there are living microbes. The good bacteria are called flora, and the harmful microorganisms are called candida albicans (yeast). In health, the candida is overrun by the flora. Flora keeps the yeast in-check in a healthy individual. However, this ideal state is not common nowadays. With celiac disease, there is often so much candida (yeast overgrowth) in the intestinal tract that the immune system begins attacking the intestinal tract itself, because this part of the body is detected as being dangerously toxic. Celiac disease is exactly this panic response. For people suffering with it, starchy (glutenous) foods are especially aggravating to their already inflamed immune systems. These foods are likely to trigger hyper-immune responses amongst such people, to cause extreme irritation and gastrointestinal spasms. The disease makes the digestion of fats especially difficult too.

The immune systems of celiac patients are so overdriven, that their risks of developing other serious heath problems, including cancers, are increased significantly.  The risks are especially high when they are trying to suppress celiac symptoms with pharmaceuticals. Therefore, eliminating celiac disease naturally will yield far-reaching benefits into the future.

Celiac disease (celiac sprue, or gluten sensitive enteropathy) is incorrectly described as an "autoimmune disorder" by the allopathic medical establishment. There is actually nothing wrong with the autoimmune system, because the autoimmune system is doing exactly what it was designed to do: protect the vital organs from toxins and pathogens. We should thank God for such "autoimmune disorders", for without such aggressive responses, the patient would quickly die.

The cause of celiac disease is officially unknown, despite it typically being seen after crises which decrease a body's flora and immune system; such as after a pregnancy, surgery, severe emotional crisis, or pharmaceuticals. These causes seem appropriate from what we know about celiac disease. The orthodox establishment is correct about attributing it to the small intestine. In our bodies, the small intestine is responsible for the absorption of food nutrients. When someone with celiac disease ingests foods which contain gluten, his body produces antibodies that attack the small intestine, and in particular, the villi.

The villi are tiny hair-like projections that line the small intestine and siphon nutrients into the blood stream. Without healthy villi, a body is unable to absorb the proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins and minerals that it needs; regardless of how much is eaten or the quality of foods. The nutrient deprivation caused by an untreated case of celiac disease inevitably leads to malnutrition and secondary health problems.

Curing celiac disease depends on repopulating the intestinal tract with helpful flora. They aid in digestion; allowing for the proper absorption of nutrients. They starve the destructive yeast. Regardless of how much one eats, a continual state of yeast overgrowth will leave a victim malnourished, low in cellular oxygen, low in energy, susceptible to infections, and full of yeast waste products.

How History Was Ignored and Rewritten

By the late 1940's, Dr. Sidney Valentine Haas was well-known for his treatment of celiac patients with the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, a dietary plan which eliminates the indigestible (to a celiac patient) processed carbohydrates in grains, sugars, and homogenized milk products. Without these aggravating factors, the intestine will heal itself within as little as a year, relieving all sign and symptoms of celiac and other intestinal disorders.

Despite great success with his patients and some acclaim, Dr. Haas' theory of celiac disease was overruled by a 1952 Lancet report (based on only 10 test subjects), which suggested that gluten protein intolerance might be "the real culprit" of celiac disease. Researcher Elaine Gottschall concluded that over simplicity was an attractive factor for the medical community's linking of celiac disease with gluten intolerance, which sadly continues to the present day.

Gluten intolerance is hardly enough to explain celiac disease, since not all symptoms disappear when gluten is eliminated from the diet. In some cases, avoiding gluten alleviates many of the most troubling symptoms, but there is no healing in the small intestine, which makes patients highly prone to having additional problems at a later date. As seen with most diseases, this provides another example of the medical establishment simplistically treating symptoms, without making any good faith efforts to cure. Gottschall explained that the allopathic regimen does not result in healing the intestinal wall, but she was ignored. Celiac patients who avoid all gluten still continue to demonstrate deformed cells in the intestinal wall -- an unmistakable indication that something in the body is still out of balance -- that there is still a state of dis-ease.

When a person successfully avoids all chemically-processed starches and the polysaccharides (complex sugars) which aggravate celiac (and various other intestinal conditions), his body's intestinal wall will actually heal itself. Cells will repair and test normal after a period of one to five years on the diet.

According to the research of Dr. Haas, and his son, Dr. Merrill P. Haas, the cause of celiac disease is not gluten, but chemically-bastardized sugars. Certain complex carbohydrates have a structure making them difficult for the digestive system to break down. These disaccharide and polysaccharide sugars are left unabsorbed in the intestine, feeding pathogenic fungus and fueling inflammatory damage to the intestinal wall.

How To Cure Celiac Disease

Treatment goals are:

  • Suppress candida (yeast) overgrowth
  • Stimulate healthy intestinal flora
  • Stimulate intestinal repair

These things can be accomplished merely through nutritional changes, but herbal supplements can help to accelerate the process. Items should only be purchased from a health food store or reputable online source, because the supplements found in major retailers have potency and quality issues.

The treatment suggestions below may seem overwhelming at first glance, but the critical supplements are marked with a red bullet.

Healing The Intestinal Tract

  • Licorice root
  • Apple pectin is used to remove unwanted toxins and heavy metals (mercury, lead, aluminum, etc.), lower cholesterol, and reduce the side effects of exposure to radiation. It was used after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster to remedy radiation poisoning. Apple pectin is a good source of soluble fiber. It has the ability to form a gel which can bind water and toxins together, while at the same time also bulking the stool and carrying the toxins out of the body.
  • Marshmallow root controls and soothes inflammation and irritation of the alimentary canal.
  • MSM is concentrated in connective tissues. It promotes structural repair.
  • Aloe vera extract has the ability to move deep into damaged tissues to promote repair, and it is a mild laxative.
  • Paprika has helped celiac sufferers substantially.
  • Dandelion can be used in tea form for best absorption, or it may be obtained in supplemental capsules.

Killing Candida Yeast

  • Stop all hormone therapies, and especially do not take birth control pills. Candida thrives in high levels of progesterone.
  • Avoid all products with soy.
  • Avoid canola oil.
  • Colloidal silver would be extremely beneficial in speeding up the process, especially in the beginning.
  • Garlic is an anti-microbial and will help fight and kill bacteria, fungus and infections in the gastrointestinal system. Use copious amounts.
  • Grapefruit seed extract
  • Use only gray-colored sea salt from a health food store, and avoid toxic table salt. Do not trust the white "sea salt" found at most retailers, because real sea salt is never white in nature. In fact, only buy supplements from regular retailers (instead of health food stores) when you are really desperate. Avoid retailers like GNC, as well. The sodium will make the body more alkaline, as well as help it to move fluids, which is necessary for the removal of toxins.
  • Cayenne pepper can be found in capsule form.
  • Chamomile
  • Wormwood
  • Consume a tiny amount of extra virgin, cold-pressed coconut oil daily, if it can be tolerated. If it cannot be tolerated, then try again when celiac disease becomes less severe.

Required Dietary Changes

  • The ideal diet for curing celiac disease has no sugar, limited alcohol (particularly beer), no mushrooms, limited yeast and reduced caffeine. Meat, vegetables, whole wheat carbohydrates, and non-homogenized milk products are fine, but flour products must be whole wheat. Foods should be organic whenever possible. All processed foods should be avoided, and artificial sweeteners should never be used as sugar substitutes. Natural sweetener substitutes such as honey and stevia are fine. Honey is especially beneficial.
  • Yogurt will stimulate the existing beneficial intestinal flora, and add good bacterial reinforcements. Use only plain yogurt without flavorings or sugars. Organic yogurt is best. Yogurt will also suppress the bad bacteria at the same time. Yogurt is absolutely critical. Use two tablespoons five times a day if possible.
  • Avoid all potato-based foods.
  • Supplement with essential fatty acids, such as those from flax seed oil (transforms into omega-3 during digestion) in combination with foods containing sulfur proteins, such as yogurt, eggs, fish, sesame paste, nuts, garlic, cottage cheese, and onions. Omega-3 works best when combined with sulfur proteins. Research the Budwig protocol for information about this therapeutic and effective anti-cancer diet.
  • No canned or processed meats. Organic is preferred.
  • No canned or processed vegetables. Organic is preferred.
  • Do not consume any undersea vegetation, such as kelp or seaweed.
  • Avoid commercially-made mayonnaise.
  • Vitamins A, E, folate (folic acid), and the mineral zinc participate in beneficial antioxidant functions to reduce oxidative stress in the cellular lining of the gut. In this manner, they assist in the overall repair process. Some of the gut barrier functions, such as IgA secretion, can be enhanced by these vitamins.
  • Make your body as alkaline as possible. Reference our article, Body pH and Disease, and our pH food chart.
  • We recommend several glasses of lemonade or pineapple juice per day, because the minerals in these juices will actually counteract the acids of the body after the digestive process. The juices themselves have naturally-occurring sugars which are more beneficial to flora than yeast. If sugar is used to sweeten, then use only evaporated cane juice crystals, for most "pure" sugar is adulterated. The amount of sugar needed can be greatly reduced by adding a pinch of baking soda.
  • Pure fruit juice in moderation is okay to quell cravings for sweets. Make sure it is pure. It must have no added sugar, or high-fructose corn syrup. Be wary of "cocktails" and juice from concentrate.
  • Avoid all artificial sweeteners.
  • Drink spring water, or water which has been filtered through a Berkey water filter having fluoride removal add-ons. Fluoride should be eliminated as much as possible, so in addition to filtering the water, patients should use fluoride-free toothpastes. In order to neutralize fluoride in the body, iodine may be applied transdermally, as described in the iodine report.

  • Avoid microwaved foods, because they are nutritionally depleted. People with celiac disease are already somewhat malnourished.


Those who proceed rapidly may actually feel sicker before they feel better. This is because the yeast cultures will release toxins as they die -- literally rotting inside the patient and releasing ammonia compounds. Therefore, it is important to increase fluids, especially if the patient feels sick or weak. We recommend green tea as a stimulating drink during recovery, and perhaps some ginseng. Fluids will aid the body in expelling the dead pathogens. Feeling sicker initially is often a side effect of alternative medicine, because alternative medicine treats the causes of illnesses, instead of merely managing symptoms, as the medical industry does.


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Douglas Meadow
# Seaweed Douglas Meadow 2009-10-12 16:47
Why is it a problem to have seaweed or Kelp? My son who is Celiac was diagnosed with hypothyroidism because his TSH was rising as high as 11. After taking bladderack for 1 month his TSH level dropped to a little over 4.

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Thomas Corriher (Editor-in-Chief)
# Thomas Corriher (Editor-in-Chief) 2009-10-16 05:21
We are happy you found a natural method for helping your son. Few parents nowadays are willing to spend time doing the necessary research to improve the health of their families in a safe, non-chemical manner. Bravo to you, Sir!

As far as seaweed and kelp are concerned, we should have realized that our position on these would cause some confusion, so please accept this apology for that, and this explanation. By the way, we need readers like you to challenge our positions, because it ultimately helps us to do our jobs better.

We already know that both seaweed and kelp are all natural, and that both are known for producing various health benefits. We have never disputed these things.

Our issue is one of safety. The problem is that both seaweed and kelp are bottom-feeders, which are known to readily absorb large amounts of heavy metals and toxins. This is their job in fact -- to clean the smut from the ocean floors.

As someone equally interested in health, I am sure that you can appreciate our extreme caution concerning any treatments that are likely to pollute patients with accumulative heavy metals. I have faith that you already know the long term implications.

An exception would be farm raised kelp and seaweed, but this is difficult to verify from a product label, and purity would still require untainted conditions. We would have no problems whatsoever with organic kelp and seaweed grown in pristine conditions; but as things stand, we have to err on the side of caution. We believe it would be irresponsible to recommend either, due to our risk assessment.
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Geoff Weitenberg
# Celiac DiagnosisGeoff Weitenberg 2011-08-25 01:49
I have two friends 'battling' with this diagnosis by there g.p.'s. This is by far the best explanation I have found, with clear solutions to implement! Thank you Sarah for your TRUE compassion for humanity by posting this article, there is still hope for this world as long as people like you are in it. Keep up the good work :-)
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Denice Colyer
# celiac poblemsDenice Colyer 2011-11-30 19:44
:shock: since I was very young I suffered from severe bathroom trots. when eating biscuits and sausge gravy and milk for breakfast I had to leave the table to run to the bathroom, sometimes twice before I could eat the meal.I grew up on fried chicken, lots of flour everyday so I had to hold it in on the buss ride to school then run to the rest room as fast as I could. and about everyday I was in the sick room lying down with abdomen pain, and had low blood E times in the 5 grade.now I am 50 and things haven't changed much, I live on anti diehiaiea meds and have bad body swelling and weight gain. I would like to try this diet and try to heal myself. or at least suffer less. do you think this will help me ? DENICE
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kevin maness
# nckevin maness 2012-04-21 19:42
If you have an intolerance to cows milk,would it be benificial to make you own yogart from raw goat or sheeps milk?
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Peter Sarx
# Genetic nonsensePeter Sarx 2013-03-19 21:12
There are genetic diseases and a possible predisposition, but mostly it's a Big, Convenient Lie by the medical establishment. My sister was just told her gingivitis was genetic. What they are really saying is to not take responsibility for your problem but come to us (we want your money). My brother in law was just told his prostrate cancer is heretary because his brother has it, ignoring that they have grown up in the same environment with the same S A D (sad american diet) like dairy products. There is very little prostrate cancer in China.
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Donna Wojtysiak
# What if the lining of the stomach is already destrDonna Wojtysiak 2013-05-18 14:47
Will this lifestyle change help someone who's stomach lining has been destroyed already from celiac?
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Thomas Corriher (Editor-in-Chief)
# Thomas Corriher (Editor-in-Chief) 2013-05-20 12:23
You should incorporate cabbage juice as mentioned in our report about ulcers (https://healthwyze.org/reports/388-quick-tip-cure-ulcers-naturally-with-raw-cabbage-juice), and seriously back off of both supplements and drugs for a while. Your stomach lining isn't really destroyed yet, or you would be dead.
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dawn borgo
# celiac and common place medsdawn borgo 2013-12-02 18:53
Have you ever heard of traditional prescription meds for treating celiac causing seizures?
thank you,
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AnneMarie Burke
# AnneMarie Burke 2014-11-18 06:55
Hi there just read this report and it makes a lot of sense to me. I want to know what other spices are good and ok for celiac sufferers
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Nicolas Pastor
# Nicolas Pastor 2015-01-16 15:58
Hello, thank you very much for sharing this valuable information. I have celiac desease and this gives me hope to cure it one day. I will start all this recommendations as soon as possible. I have a few questions:
- why potatoe should be avoided?
- is it ok tho eat white rice or should I eat brown rice?
- to Gabriel: where you previously diagnosed with celiac desease? How long have you followed this diet before being cured?

I would be very grateful if you could answer this few questions.

Thank you

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Eyal Hargil
# FruitsEyal Hargil 2015-01-31 06:38
Hi! I want to try this diet. I was diagnosed recently.Can i consume fruits such as dates and bananas ? Especially dates? I eat a few dates per a day is it ok or thats too much sugar for me?
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Sarah C. Corriher (H.W. Researcher)
# Sarah C. Corriher (H.W. Researcher) 2015-02-03 14:28
In moderation, fruits are fine for those with celiac disease. The only time to be especially cautious is when drinking fruit juices, which often contain added sweeteners.
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Jon Iwanyszyn
# Maybe gluten should be avoided at first?Jon Iwanyszyn 2015-02-08 20:23
First of all this is the best article I've come across regarding celiac disease. Through the research I have read, I am already doing most of the recommended diet and herbs. L Glutamine is also essential for intestinal healing.

If ones body has developed antibodies to gluten, and your body attacks the villi in the presence of gluten then I do not feel it would be wise to eat any gluten containing foods, perhaps until significant healing has taken place. How would you ever make progress? Do antibodies ever go away?
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Gary Carroll
# PastaGary Carroll 2015-03-02 11:33
Firstly, it's fantastic to find some people like yourselves who are so passionate about actually doing the right thing and putting all this info out there to help the people who are proactive enough to find it. I have only discovered your site about two weeks ago. I'm doing my best to educate myself on many things you've already covered. I have not been 'diagnosed' with Coeliacs, but I've had all the symptoms of a gluten intolerance since a bout of food poisoning, so I'm on a G.F diet. Please excuse my ignorance, but I do eat a G.F pasta, made from Rice Flour & Yellow & White Maize flours. I'm guessing this falls into the 'complex carbohydrate' category which should ideally be avoided right? Would I be better off having a whole wheat pasta, or no pasta at all? I have taken your advice and purchased a Big Berkey too, as I have hypothyroidism. I now mainly need to look into licorice root and what to do with it! Thanks in advance for any reply :-)
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Kelly Girmscheid
# Food intake questionKelly Girmscheid 2015-04-20 00:05
So are yams under the same catagory as potatoes for not eating? If one happens to have a cheat day or a sweet potato, is all your progress down the drain and you have to consider starting from the beginning or is this just to extreme thinking? Just get back up and keep on moving forward and try not to cheat?
Thanks kelly
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Thomas Morelli
# symptomsThomas Morelli 2015-09-30 10:08
I am 58 years old, no one in my family or any relatives have had this disease or symptoms. A year ago I began having blisters in my elbows - that's been my only symptoms. A biopsy by my dermatologist confirmed celiac disease. I have been as gluten free as I am able, and still get the blisters, which itch like crazy!
I have never had any stomach or intestinal problems. As I read the symptoms people have, I feel pretty fortunate. However, I have to wear long sleeves because my elbows are pretty gross looking at times!
Hoping some of your suggestions here work for my blisters! Thanks for the info!
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Thomas Costa
# LunchThomas Costa 2018-07-27 13:10
Hi, what do you recommend for lunch meals at work? Thank you
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# AdviceLouise ANGELL 2018-12-07 05:48
Thank you for your information it has really given me what I've wanted to look into. One question...... I was told to avoid lactose and am drinking soya milk daily. Concerned about calcium levels if I give up soya milk. So much to learn. Really disappointed that the doctors can't offer advice on healing my gut. I've only been told to stop eating gluten and obviously our guts need help rebalancing. I know it affects our mental state too and look forward to learning more. Just worried about the cost of it all.
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