Some of the symptoms your child is exhibiting remain unexplained for some time now – for instance, diarrhea for no apparent reason, the appearance of the rash, despite hygienic surroundings, etc.
The child was showing autistic tendencies as well. Why do all these symptoms occur together, you wonder.
Your doctor also has been treating the symptoms individually, with conventional medication. But have you observed these symptoms and other possible ones appearing after the child has been given a diet containing Wheat, oats, barley, or rye? If so, in all probability, the child is suffering from gluten intolerance.
Now that you are more aware of the cause of the problem, do not worry; there is a solution. You need not go for conventional treatment at all. Natural therapy recognizes the symptoms as due to a specific condition and can help you overcome this condition as a whole, in the child in a straightforward yet effective way.
Gluten intolerance can manifest in various ways. It affects children; even adults can suffer from it though the symptoms may be slightly different in their case. In its severest form, it is known as Celiac Disease. Some of the common symptoms are diarrhea, constipation, IBS, weakness, anemia, rash, fatigue, dizziness, headaches, moodiness, etc.
Gluten intolerance is the body’s adverse reaction to this particular protein, found in Wheat, rye, barley, and oats, and is considered very difficult to digest.
It is generally caused by the lack of a particular enzyme or enzymes which typically play a role in the digestion of gluten.
The food we eat and the water we drink is digested and absorbed into the system through the villi, which are tiny fingerlike projections lining the small intestine.
In the case of a person with gluten intolerance, as soon as the gluten reaches the villi, the immune system attacks them, presuming them to be foreign bodies, and they are thus destroyed.
With the villi destroyed, the small intestine cannot produce the enzymes required for digestion of the various food substances, particularly carbohydrates, which then remain in the digestive tract, causing all manner of disorders, ranging from cramps to diarrhea.
Gluten intolerance is very difficult to diagnose, and the primary method applied is to eliminate the existence of most other disorders causing similar symptoms.
The best treatment one can logically carry out to prevent gluten intolerance is to avoid gluten.
This includes bread, Rotis, baked items, etc. containing Wheat, rye, barley, and oats, but salad dressings, beer, etc.
However, if this disorder has been there for a long time, it may not respond to such an action.
In any case, it is better for such persons, while avoiding the causative food substances, to go for bean flour, ordinary rice flour, brown rice flour, cornmeal, sorghum flour, guar gum, etc. all of which are equally nutritious and devoid of the problematic gluten.
The individual symptoms can also be controlled with the help of herbal remedies. Chamomile, for instance, with its calmative and anti-inflammatory properties, can relax the intestinal walls, reduce the inflammation and pain. The herb Valerian acts similarly.
The juice of an onion or even its skin took ina liter of water right through the day can reduce inflammation of the intestinal walls.
The best advice for this condition can be had from a qualified Natural Therapist who, with his expert knowledge on the topic, can guide you correctly about the dos and don ts in this case.