Natural supplements for celiac disease patients
B vitamin supplements reduce the risk of developing very high levels of homocysteine in patients with celiac disease. Celiac disease raises the risk of folate and vitamin B12 deficiency, which can contribute to the development of excess levels of homocysteine, an amino acid, and its association with vascular disease. B-vitamin supplements can normalize B6, folate and B12 status, and total homocysteine levels. World Journal of Gastroenterology, February 28, 2009.
Is Inulin fiber a safe supplement to use for those with celiac disease?
To the best of my knowledge, inulin can be used by those with celiac disease. Confirm with your doctor before using inulin to see if it is appropriate for your particular condition.
Celica disease and thyroid conditions
Individuals with CD are at significantly increased risk for developing thyroid disorders, including hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism and thyroiditis. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.
Future Potential treatment
Celiac disease is a disorder of the small intestine caused by an inappropriate immune response to wheat gluten and similar proteins of barley and rye. At present, the only available treatment is a strict gluten-exclusion diet, that means avoiding breads, cereals and other products containing whole wheat or wheat flours, including grains such as bulgur, barley, spelt, kamut and semolina. There are several attractive targets for new treatments. Oral enzyme supplementation is designed to accelerate gastrointestinal degradation of proline-rich gluten, especially its proteolytically stable antigenic peptides. Complementary strategies aiming to interfere with activation of gluten-reactive T cells include the inhibition of intestinal tissue transglutaminase activity to prevent selective deamidation of gluten peptides, and blocking the binding of gluten peptides to the HLA-DQ2 or HLA-DQ8 molecules. Other possible treatments include cytokine therapy, and selective adhesion molecule inhibitors that interfere with inflammatory reactions,