Many people who have Celiac Disease now eat food that is labelled Gluten Free. I even saw Gluten Free Ham for sale the other day. Most labelled Gluten Free food is just more factory food and will only make you more ill. For Celiac is not just an allergy to Gluten but is a sign of Leaky Gut.
“The bottom line is: If you have Celiac Disease, you have leaky gut and bad gut flora.
We’ve talked about how prolamines and lectins cause inflammation and leaky gut. We’ve talked about how SIBO causes inflammation and leaky gut… and all within the confines of a gluten-free diet.
When your gut flora is out of balance and your gut barrier is damaged, your gut is going to be inflamed. Inflammation triggers leaky gut and leaky gut triggers inflammation. They all feed on each other in a vicious cycle that looks like this:
The only way to begin treating Celiac Disease is to break this inflammation-leaky gut cycle… and the first step is to recognize that gluten-free isn’t enough. There’s a better way to eat that can begin to halt this process.
So what can a Celiac eat to feel better?
The answer is: eat easy-to-digest, low-toxin, real foods. Foods that don’’t feed bad bacteria or promote inflammation… but at the same time provide adequate nutrition and improve intestinal permeability.
In other words the ideal Celiac Disease diet:
- Doesn’t contain processed foods filled with added sugars, vegetable oils, additives, or dyes that damage health
- Eliminates disaccharides and polysaccharides to starve out overgrown bad bacteria (SIBO)
- Eliminates the most toxic food groups: cereal grains and soy
- Encourages consumption of low-toxin whole foods in their natural state
- Encourages plenty of nutrient dense animal products filled with protein and healthy fats
- Encourages plenty of good bugs (probiotics) through fermented foods or supplements
The gluten-free diet doesn’t fit the bill…
Simply eliminating cereal grains that promote inflammation and leaky gut is a step in the right direction. But if you remove the other 3 toxic foods I mentioned above (soy, industrial seed oils, and sugar) you’ll be one step closer to recovery. At that point, you’ll be eating a whole food, non-processed diet – which is ideal for optimal health based on what we know.”