Specific Health Concern >> Celiac Disease
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In this video, Dr. Huntoon discusses digestive issues, the underlying cause of these concerns and what you need to know if you are going to overcome yours.
Digestive Concerns, like Celiac Disease, are a source of many destroyed lives. Do not let your condition control your life. Do not give up and accept your condition because your Doctor has made you believe there is nothing that can be done. There is ALWAYS things that can be done.
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What Is Celiac Disease?
A lot of people eat a gluten-free diet. For people with Celiac Disease, it’s a must.
About 3 million Americans have Celiac Disease, an autoimmune disorder that’s triggered when they eat gluten. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley, rye, and other grains. It is the protein that makes dough elastic and gives bread its chewy texture.
But when someone with Celiac Disease eats something with gluten, their body overreacts to the protein and damages their villi, which are very small finger-like projections found along the wall of the small intestine.
Common Symptoms Include:
Your Medical Doctor will tell you that Celiac disease isn’t the same thing as a food allergy, so the symptoms will differ. Read Dr. Huntoon's Alternative Medical Treatment Options below for a different perspective.
If you’re allergic to wheat, you may have itchy or watery eyes or a hard time breathing if you eat something that has wheat in it.
But if you have celiac disease and accidentally eat something with gluten in it, you may have intestinal problems (like diarrhea, gas, constipation) or any of the following symptoms:
In children, intestinal problems are much more common than they are for adults. These symptoms include:
Not everyone with celiac disease will have all of these symptoms. And some people have no problems at all, which makes diagnosis very difficult.
Digestive symptoms have many possible underlying causes. Looking for the underlying CAUSAL RELATIONSHIPS becomes paramount.
In the case of Celiac Disease, having a sensitivity/allergy to Gluten is the major contributor to this condition.
Most people with Celiac Disease never know they have it. Researchers think as few as 20% of people with the disease ever get a proper diagnosis. The damage to the intestine is very slow, and symptoms are so varied, that it can be years before someone gets a diagnosis.
Doctors use two blood tests to help determine whether you have Celiac Disease:
If you're already on a gluten-free diet, you'll need to come off it before having the antibody test so the results will be accurate.
If the blood test shows you might have Celiac Disease, you’ll probably need to have endoscopy done. This is a procedure in which your doctor can look at your small intestine and take a little bit of tissue to see if it’s damaged.
There are no drugs that treat Celiac Disease.
You’ll need to go on a strict gluten-free diet. In addition to staying away from bread, cake, and other baked goods, you'll also need to avoid beer, pasta, cereals, and even some toothpastes, medications, and other products that contain gluten.
If you have a severe nutritional deficiencies, your doctor may have you take gluten-free vitamins and mineral supplements and will prescribe medication if you have a skin rash.
After you’ve been on a gluten-free diet for a few weeks, you should start to feel better, as your small intestine begins to heal.
Simply avoiding gluten and all the products it is in will not be a solution. It is also quite difficult to lead a normal life in our grain abundant society.
Read Dr. Huntoon's Alternative Medical Treatment Options and consider what it says.
Medicines Two Choices for You
An Alternative Perspective and Hope
Dr. Huntoon has quite the track record at helping people overcome their digestive problems. He specializes in helping SOLVE these challenging health imbalances by addressing the CAUSATIVE factors associated with your digestive concerns by looking at the 7 Pillars of Health.
Early on in his career, Dr. Huntoon was introduced to a lovely young girl who was 4 years old and was quite malnourished. Her mom told him that her daughter was suffering from Celiac Disease and had been through all the Medical Tests to confirm the diagnosis. She was well below the "growth chart" standards for someone her age, and the Medical Doctors could only offer her a restrictive diet. Her mom was not happy with that, as she was already malnourished.
Dr. Huntoon did find that she did have a gluten allergy, some dysbiosis and other food sensitivities. She was placed on a very specific treatment program designed to eliminate the gluten sensitivity, eliminate her other food sensitivities and restore her digestive flora. Also discussed was the importance of taking probiotics, digestive enzymes and eating healthy, real food, while staying away from the Completely Refined And Processed (CRAP) Foods. Over the course of a few months, she stopped her issues with gluten, she gained weight and she returned to a normal functioning healthy young lady.
When her mom took her to see her Medical Doctor, the doctor said she didn't have Celiac Disease and could not have had Celiac Disease because that does not get better and her villi in her small intestine looked healthy.
Working closely with a Holistic Chiropractor can help you develop a well-rounded, multifaceted approach to addressing your digestive concerns and cravings. With proper treatment many of the causes of digestive discomfort can be eliminated.
Beyond just physical causes, emotions can contribute to digestive symptoms. This can commonly be seen with stress causing people to feel sick, engage in binge eating, or eat comfort foods they know to be bad for them. By working with a Holistic Chiropractor who practices Neuro-Emotional Technique (NET), they will be able to help you treat the underlying emotional problems and alleviate the discomfort. For more information on NET, go to www.netmindbody.com
Also consider working with an Acupuncturist, Homeopath or Naturopath to develop a lifestyle that can support and manage your digestive problems.
Finally developing a healthy life-style with proper guidance from your Holistic Chiropractor is the best prevention. Asking questions about what you can do to develop a Preventative mindset is important.
Medicines Two Choices for You
Who's at Risk?
Celiac Disease tends to run in families, as it is a genetic disorder. If you have a parent, child, brother, or sister who has Celiac Disease, you have a 1 in 10 chance of getting it yourself. But having the genes for Celiac Disease doesn't automatically mean you'll get it.
Sometimes, a stressful event such as a viral infection, surgery, or some emotional trauma can trigger it. It could also happen after pregnancy. Of course, you would need to be eating foods with gluten for any harm to happen.
The disease is most common among Caucasians and people who have had other diseases like Down syndrome, type 1 diabetes, Turner syndrome (a condition where a female is missing an X chromosome), Addison's disease, or rheumatoid arthritis.
Dr. Huntoon has a proven track record of fixing this concern. We do not treat it, we fix the problem. Using Natural Allergy Solutions specific to gluten and other digestive system provokers, we have been able to eliminate the underlying CAUSE of this challenging concern.
With ALL digestive problems, proper prevention is much more effective than trying to cure the damage after the fact. Working towards removing your Digestive System Disruptors and healing your Leaky Gut Syndrome will go a long way towards addressing that.
Always be mindful of eating a proper nutritionally balanced diet everyday while minimizing foods that upset your system. Dr. Huntoon offers classes on this topic for your consideration.
Drinking plenty of water is vital to stay hydrated, as dehydration can also cause or worsen digestive problems.
Avoid unhealthy foods, or foods that are known to cause problems with your system.
If you are on, or about to start antibiotic therapy speak with your Holistic Chiropractor for advice on a proper probiotic regimen. A probiotic regimen will help prevent or alleviate digestive problems stemming from the effects of antibiotics on your system.
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