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Celiac Disease Causing Iron, Other Deficiencies

Posted by Anonymous (Anonymous) on 09/26/2011

Ted, I have been suffering from multiple vitamin and mineral deficiencies as a result of celiac disease. I can't get my iron up and it's ruining my life because I can't ever function. I have tried angstrom iron but it made me sick. I have been on iron pills taken with high doses of vitamin C for a year and my iron hasn't changed at all. I have been on a gluten free diet that consists of nothing but whole foods. I am living in a house where there is gluten everywhere.

Despite my best efforts of separating everything to avoid contamination, it's just not working. I have done everything. I do not have the money to move. My question is: Is there anything that I can take to prevent malabsorption from continuing until I am able to move? My two children have it also and are not growing properly as a result. My 8-yr-old is the size of a toddler. I am desperate to make us better and hoping you have some suggestions. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
391 posts

All cases of celiac disease have multiple deficiencies, and the form of iron that is needed is actually ferrous gluconates, other forms don't work. The celiac disease sufferers have to avoid all "western grains" which are barley, oats, rye and wheat. The cause of this autoimmune disease, is that intestinal villi are affected, that means it doesn't have the surface area required to get the absorptions in and get the toxins out, which is responsible for most of the problems. That leads to multiple deficiencies: selenium, iron, and copper, but their energy is also low, such as carnitine, and vitamin deficiencies such as A, D, E, K, and folic acid. In a few cases I found, it was traced from past use of isoretinoin (a.k.a. accutane) and excessive use of especially wheat, while rice doesn't happen. That's why it doesn't happen to Asians, since the staple diets are rice.

Restoring health from celiac disease i think you need villi to be restored, by adding gum arabic to food, which increases the surface area of the intestines, and healing of the intestines such as melatonin (at least 20 mg in evening) and B3 (in evening at least 500 mg) and glutamine (1000 mg x 4) to help damaged inflamed intestines from recovery. Digestive enzymes is absolutely needed because their digestive enzymes doesn't function, and the best multiple vitamins is actually partially cooked liver (mostly to kill bacteria, but not overcooked as it destroys the vitamin) as it has all the vitamins there is without unnecessarily spending especially if no money is there. Gelatin can take place of gum arabic and take it with partially cooked liver. Since a large component of the intestines is lysine, this will helped greatly, as is glutamine, carnitine, and squalene. The point is to restore your intestinal villi and digestive enzymes through partially cooked liver (that's raw but cooked brown on outside). Green tea protects against villi for further damage, but I think lysine, glutamine, and partially cooked liver is something you need the most. Getting rid of anemia will take a week or two with a large supplement of chlorophyll as it is the most workable solution, the iron supplements, from my experience are poorly absorbed even though ferrous gluconate is the best.


09/26/2011: Anonymous replies: "Ted, I apologize for the second e-mail. I wrote to you this morning about my malabsorption issues. I just wanted to tell you that I am looking for alternatives to digestive enzymes as I've heard bad things about them. Thanks again."

09/30/2011: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Get papain. Most digestive enzymes are good for celiac disease, but the problem appears that too many supplement companies have fillers. The body doesn't absorb vitamins and minerals with damaged villi and a B12 deficiency, I think getting a B12 shot will get you absorbing the supplements again. And if you get bloating is a sign of insufficient digestive enzymes, especially betaine hydrochloride to help with stomach acid during eating.


Replied by Lloyd

Hi Ted, what kind of liver did you mean? Is it chicken or pig's liver? Thanks.