Recommendation for Celiac Disease

Diet Recommendations for Celiac Disease:

The standard treatment of Celiac disease patients is complete avoidance of gluten for life. The principles of a gluten free diet include:

  • Avoid all foods made from wheat, rye, and barley. Examples are breads, cereals, pasta, crackers, cakes, pies, cookies, and gravies.
  • Avoid oats. Some patients with celiac disease can tolerate oats in the diet. But long-term safety of oats in celiac disease patients is unknown. Also some oat preparations can be contaminated with wheat. Thus, it is probably best to avoid oats at least during the initial treatment with a gluten free diet. Once disease remission is achieved with a strict gluten free diet, small quantities of oats can be reintroduced into the diet under medical supervision.
  • Pay attention to processed foods that may contain gluten. Wheat flour is a common ingredient in many processed foods. Examples of foods that may contain gluten, to name only a few, include Canned soups, Salad dressings, Ice cream, Candy bars, Instant coffee, Luncheon meats, Ketchup, Mustard, Processed and canned meats, Yogurt, Sausages and, Pasta
  • Beware of tablets, capsules, and vitamin preparations that contain gluten. Wheat starch is commonly employed as a binding agent in tablets and capsules. Gluten also can be found in many vitamin products, and cosmetic products such as lipstick.

Lifestyle Recommendations for Celiac Disease:

  • It is all right to drink wine, brandy, whiskey and other non-wheat or barley alcohol (in moderation!)
  • Avoid milk and other dairy products that contain lactose. Untreated patients with celiac disease often are lactose intolerant. With successful treatment, dairy products can be reintroduced slowly into the diet later.
  • It is alright to consume fish, fresh meats, rice, corn, soybean, potato, poultry, fruits, vegetables, and dairy products (for patients who are not lactose intolerant)

Yoga Recommendations:

The most beneficial Yoga Asanas for Auto Immune diseases are