Gluten intolerance is a disorder that is by an immune reaction to gluten-a protein found in wheat, barley and rye and wheat based products. The inability of the small intestine to recognize and metabolize gluten causes inflammation and damage in the inner lining of the small intestine. This chronic allergic reaction (gluten sensitivity) causes mal-absorption of minerals and nutrients, severe pain and digestive discomfort, nausea, diarrhea and some other symptoms like joint pain, fatigue, headaches, poor memory. Since, it is an autoimmune disease in which your own body attacks itself, it does not have a cure. The only restricting yourself to a gluten-free diet is the way out. There are some natural home remedies which you can try to reduce the damage caused by its symptoms.
Natural Remedies For Gluten Intolerance:
The recovery process from gluten exposure depends on the severity of symptoms, existing inflammation, health of your digestive track and your overall health status. Whatever symptoms you may experience, following remedies will help to speed up the healing process.
1. Adopt A Gluten-free Diet
Switching to gluten-free life-style is isn’t really that difficult, if you set a goal to work hard towards it. You have to be cautious that your diet doesn’t contain any of the offenders. You have to eliminate not just wheat containing pasta, cookies, bread, pasta or crackers, but all those process foods and product in which gluten is a hidden ingredient like French fries,, frozen fries, rice cereals, soy sauce, ketch up, ice-creams, desserts and baked goods. Read the labels before purchasing these food items. Purchase only gluten-free brands. Always ask for a gluten-free menu, if you are visiting a restaurant.
2. Drink Plenty Of Water
Every cell of our body needs water to function properly. This essential nutrient also helps the body to remove toxins and waste and can help to reduce the symptoms of gluten exposure and help you feel energetic and healthy.
3. Olive Leaf Extracts
Olive leaf extract has ability to reduce the auto immune effect on the small intestine. Boosting the immune system functioning it helps to reduce the severity of gluten exposure symptoms.
4. Aloe Vera Juice
Aloe Vera contains anti-inflammatory properties. Soothing the stomach lining it can reduce the severity of the symptoms from Gluten exposure. Its mild laxative properties help to relieve constipation and ease the symptoms of gluten sensitivity.
5. Horsetail Tea
Horsetail has natural inflammatory properties Drinking horsetail tea will help to reduce inflammation of the intestine and the digestive tract. Regular consumption can even strengthen the digestive tract and make it less sensitive to gluten intolerance.
6. Fish Oil
The anti-inflammatory effect of fish oil can help to sooth the intestinal lining by providing a coating on it and prevent it from getting inflamed. This will help to reduce the severity of gluten exposure.
Soothing the digestive tract chamomile can reduce the severity of the symptoms from gluten sensitivity. The herbs have anti-inflammatory properties that relax the lining of the digestive tract. Drink chamomile tea several times a day to get relief from the severity of the symptoms of gluten intolerance.
8. Eat Fermented Foods
Eating fermented and a probiotic food that contains enzymes help to balance gut flora and enhances digestion. Fermented foods are rich in nutrients which help to boost the immune system and enhance the ability of nutrient absorption and therefore aid in healing of the digestive tract. Eating yogurt and other fermented foods regularly will help to repair the damage caused by gluten sensitivity.
Take enough rest to allow your body to heal fast and recover from the damage caused the digestive tract during gluten sensitivity.