May 13th, 2018
In this episode we have our guest interviewer, Simon, talking to Tara. Tara tells of a very tough time in her life, but after she weathered that storm she was healed miraculously from Coeliac disease.
I want to share some information from Coeliac Australia on the condition.
“In people with coeliac disease the immune system reacts abnormally to gluten (a protein found in wheat, rye, barley and oats), causing small bowel damage….. The tiny, finger-like projections which line the bowel become inflamed and flattened and reduces the surface area of the bowel available for nutrient absorption, which can lead to various gastrointestinal symptoms<https://www.coeliac.org.au/symptoms/>. Symptoms can also be caused by inflammation in other parts of the body.
What are the long term risks of undiagnosed and untreated coeliac disease?
The long term consequences of untreated coeliac disease are related to chronic systemic inflammation, poor nutrition and malabsorption of nutrients”
Can coeliac disease be cured?
People with coeliac disease remain sensitive to gluten throughout their life, so in this sense they are never cured. However, a strict gluten free diet does allow the condition to be managed effectively.
A strict, lifelong gluten free diet<https://www.coeliac.org.au/gluten-free/> is currently the only recognised medical treatment for coeliac disease. By removing the cause of the disease, a gluten free diet allows the small bowel lining to heal and symptoms to resolve. As long as the gluten free diet is strictly adhered to, problems arising from coeliac disease should not return. Relapse occurs if gluten is reintroduced into the diet"
Obviously, the above information doesn’t take into consideration the wonderful grace and healing power of our God.
Thanks for listening, and until next time…..God Bless