Celiac Disease

Supportive Management

  • Adopt a gluten-free diet.
    • Avoid food which contain wheat, rye, and barley. Some of these include beer, pasta, cereals, bread, cake, and other processed and baked food.
    • Check labels on food packages (e.g. canned, frozen, and processed food). Choose those which contain “gluten-free”, “no gluten”, “without gluten”, or “free of gluten” label, and avoid those containing gluten, wheat, rye, and barley.
    • Include in diet food such as rice, fruits, vegetables, fish, and meat without seasonings and additives. They do not contain gluten.
    • Prepare own meals, choosing ingredients which are gluten-free.
    • When eating outside, ask the one who prepared the food what ingredients were included in creating the meal that is to be eaten.
  • Do not take any medications without asking pharmacist regarding possible hidden gluten ingredients within them. This applies to:
    • Vitamin and mineral supplements
    • Over-the-counter and prescribed medications
    • Herbal supplements
  • Choose carefully non-food products such as mouthwash, tooth paste, lip stick, lip balm, skin and hair products as some of them may contain gluten.

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Herbal Medicine

  • Anis (Licorice) Root
    • Anti-inflammatory
    • Boil 20 grams of licorice root in 1 liter of water for 15 minutes. Strain. Divide the resulting decoction in 4-5 doses and take throughout the day.


Consult Doctor:

  • For proper diagnosis and management of condition (e.g. referral to a dietician who could help with meal planning, vitamin supplementation, etc.).