Coeliac Disease

For those living with Coeliac Disease, the transition to a gluten-free diet can be overwhelming and frustrating.

What is Coeliac Disease?

Coeliac Disease or gluten intolerance is a genetic autoimmune disorder, triggered by the ingestion of gluten, which occurs in the small intestine.  When gluten is ingested, the villi, small finger-like projections which line the small intestine and aid nutrient absorption, are damaged.  These villi when damaged, cannot help the body absorb nutrients, and so will cause number of life-changing symptoms.   Symptoms vary but can include:

  • Abdominal bloating and diarrhoea
  • Anaemia
  • Discoloured teeth
  • Vomiting
  • Weight loss

Coeliac Disease is hereditary, and people with a close relative with the disease have a high chance of developing it at some point during their life.

What causes Coeliac Disease and is there a cure?

As it is an autoimmune condition caused by an abnormal reaction to gluten, the only current widely recommended treatment is to undertake a gluten-free diet. Diet plans depend on the severity of each individual case.

FMT and Coeliac Disease

Patient experience

As a Nutritionist, Health Coach, and Raw Food Chef, I knew that everything started in the gut, and when I learned about the Taymount Clinic, I knew it was the answer I had been looking for, and I was right! I was pre-diabetic, I had celiac disease, I had chronic inflammation, and I felt like my body was not able to digest or process food, no matter how healthy it was. After completing 2 weeks of treatment at the Taymount Clinic, I knew I was better. 3 months after coming home my blood work came back with flying colors and all of my previous health concerns were no longer an issue. On top of all of that, it also had a huge impact on my mind. I find myself thinking clearly and seeing things a much brighter light than I did before. I wish everyone would be able to go to the Taymount Clinic, because it really can be life changing.

To see how one patient benefited from FMT, read 

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