Posted by Chris (Denver, CO) on 12/03/2006

I've had celiac disease since I was 2, but at the time the doctors thought I would grow out of it once I'm 7. I ate"normally" for about 12 years and a host of problems began. My intestinal biopsy showed scarring. My chiropractor (this is 20 years later) suggested to take extremely strong enzymes to handle the scarring and improve my nutrient intake, a cat's claw supplement and pro-biotics. (There are several really strong "systemic enzymes" to be found on the Internet). Note: I'm also sticking to the gluten-free diet. On the enzymes, I'm following one website that said to increase the amount by a capsule until I feel they are working. I've been taking anywhere between 5 and 15 enzyme capsules a day for about 3 months now and feel great! Also my nails look better and my hair has started to grow back (alopecia)

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
384 posts

Dear Chris: Actually intestinal scarring can be regenerated without the use of powerful enzymes to eat up whatever scarring is there. Iodine painting often may stop the intestinal scarring by causing the underlying skin or underlying organs to be regenerate for repairs thus normalling it.

The other problem certain heavy metals persistent in the body may cause the scarring because these are oxidizing. The other thing I have noticed is frequent hemorrhoids may cause intestinal scarring also and I found the best ways to protect this is that the intestines lacked the bicarbonates necessary to NEUTRALIZE the acid of digested food whenever the stomach drains away to the intestines. When intestines cannot neutralize the acid food, it eats or digests the intestines causing the scarring.

What cat's claws does best is that it solves part of the problem by removing heavy metals. Enzymes will dissolve bacterial buildup in the scarring area but not necessarily PREVENT future scarring.

The key issue appears to be iodine and baking soda. However the best ones that is most helpful appears to be a formula that removes metals, neutralize the acid, and provides alkalizing mineral to the body. That formula that works best for this besides the gluten issue is apple cider vinegar + baking soda + lime juice. To mix a right quantity, therefore 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar + one whole lime + add enough baking soda until the fizz stops, then add water to 1/2 glass at least, or preferably 1 whole glass.

The citrate that is formed from the reaction between the baking soda and the lemon juice citric acid will chelate some metals out and it is also anti inflammatory, while the minerals from the apple cider vinegar will balance the body of alkaline minerals, while the baking soda itself will allow the body to buffer whatever digested acid food thrown from the stomach without harming the intestines. Therefore, this formula should be taken before eating by over 1 hour. In practice, it is taken once in the morning and another one before sleep. Hemorrhoids stops after this alkalizing, and also I suspect people with iodine deficiency may in fact have problems tolerating the gluten. There is no way to know for sure, since in some cases it is the issue of fungus as being the cause in another cases it is the parasites. To cover all these, fungus is best eliminated with a small amount of borax for example, usually a pinch per dose and the parasites, I imagine can be handled with cat's claw, artemisia (wormwood) or even black walnut hull.

Replied by Chris

Dear Ted, thank you very much for taking the time to answer my email with all your great suggestions. One thing I would like to mention is that the intestinal scarring in the case of celiac disease is most likely due to the inflammation in the intestines that is caused by gluten. I also forgot to add the amino acid L-Glutamine to my last email. This amino acid is very helpful in speeding up the renewal/healing process of the intestinal lining. Best wishes, Chris'