Celiac disease occurs in people who are gluten intolerant. Some indicators are: weight loss, diarrhea, abdominal cramps, gas, bloating, general weakness, and foul-smelling stools that may be fatty or oily. In terms of Oriental medicine, celiac disease relates primarily to a spleen imbalance. Metaphysically, it might be useful to consider that spleen problems are often the result of excessive worry – and so the “worry wart” within will need to be harnessed.
Food Fact: The true prevalence in Australia is not known, but it is possibly as high as 1 in 70 people.
Set of Four Medicinal Dishes to Treat Celiac Disease: Adzuki Mushroom Soup; Ume Rice Balls with Gomashio; Baked Lamb with Fennel; Pumpkin Pie.