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homeopathic cures for gluten intolerance? wtf...

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 05, 2012 at 10:31 PM

family friend is a natural/homeopathic practitioner person...

she says she can "cure" my gluten intolerance, uh, how is that even possible?

only thing I know to really heal the gut is the GAPS protocol.

enlighten me!!

A2c38be4c54c91a15071f82f14cac0b3

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on February 19, 2013
at 12:16 AM

Link to any case studies or evidence of its efficacy?

532cfd279d793e8fcc23b9f6d91dde5c

(1981)

on January 08, 2013
at 06:06 PM

No, it doesn't.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41757)

on January 08, 2013
at 05:37 PM

I much prefer voodoo.

532cfd279d793e8fcc23b9f6d91dde5c

(1981)

on January 08, 2013
at 05:27 PM

Homeopathy: There's nothing in it

A39237551dac75eb36335098b0f5fa61

(525)

on August 07, 2012
at 04:32 AM

Yeah, Randi's challenge has been up since 80s, if I remember correctly. It's not just for alternative medicine though, it's for anything paranormal (magic, ESP, UFOs, alternative medicine modalities, etc).

193f00d53ebcb13940c7a55afc78ad17

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on August 06, 2012
at 08:31 PM

True story, there is an unclaimed $1,000,000 challenge for anyone to actually prove that homeopathy works. You'd think that manufacturers of these 'medicines' would've jumped all over the offer, but it's still unclaimed... http://www.randi.org/site/index.php/jref-news/1208-feb5video.html

Afc0b8e755ac7cdde6b517fdadb50026

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on August 06, 2012
at 03:40 PM

i had to thumbs up that. lol

49cc629452346e349e07aede2e92442f

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on August 06, 2012
at 04:17 AM

ahahahaha. omg. soo ridiculous.

D83e454e794d761ab524814c0ff8f838

(531)

on August 06, 2012
at 03:33 AM

Removing it from your diet does not cure it. Or not celiac's anyway. The damage done to your gut is hefty, and celiac's still usually have far more health problems than others, even after the offending grains are removed.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41757)

on August 06, 2012
at 01:50 AM

If gluten-intolerance is simply a symptom of a greater problem, isn't avoiding gluten simply alleviating the symptoms?

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41757)

on August 06, 2012
at 01:47 AM

Well, it all depends if you consider gluten-intolerance a symptom or a disease. For the vast majority of folks, I think it's just a symptom.

34a367e60db77270bd7096dc04270fdc

(4171)

on August 06, 2012
at 01:21 AM

That only would make sense if I said I would remove the gastro-intestinal tract...

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41757)

on August 06, 2012
at 12:34 AM

And I can cure broken legs, by amputation.

7841848bd0c27c64353c583fb7971242

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on August 06, 2012
at 12:07 AM

Yeah, I really worry for the asymptomatic celiacs and other gluten intolerants. I don't cheat because I live in the bathroom if I do. But people who have no symptoms don't have the privilege of that visceral incentive.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on August 05, 2012
at 11:44 PM

I second that. I would like to know too!!!

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61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

(10480)

on August 05, 2012
at 10:36 PM

Why don't you ask her what her ideas are? That would at least give us something to "hack" and give opinions on, but I'd be interested in hearing any ideas even if they are only to be shot down. Sometimes you need to know what conventional wisdom is before you know what your alternatives are. :)

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on August 05, 2012
at 11:44 PM

I second that. I would like to know too!!!

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A39237551dac75eb36335098b0f5fa61

(525)

on August 06, 2012
at 01:43 AM

Homeopaths and naturopaths say many things. It's delivering on those promises they fall short.

Here's your homeopathic 'cure' for celiac disease. Take little bit of wheat and dilute it with this ratio, 1 part wheat and 100 parts water. Remember to shake vigorously. Then take 1 ml of that solution and mix it with 100 ml of water. Again shake. Repeat that dilution 30 to 200 times, always remembering to shake vigorously with each dilution, and you'll have your medicine.

Sounds ridiculous? Because it is. That's homeopathy for you.

49cc629452346e349e07aede2e92442f

(60)

on August 06, 2012
at 04:17 AM

ahahahaha. omg. soo ridiculous.

193f00d53ebcb13940c7a55afc78ad17

(1260)

on August 06, 2012
at 08:31 PM

True story, there is an unclaimed $1,000,000 challenge for anyone to actually prove that homeopathy works. You'd think that manufacturers of these 'medicines' would've jumped all over the offer, but it's still unclaimed... http://www.randi.org/site/index.php/jref-news/1208-feb5video.html

A39237551dac75eb36335098b0f5fa61

(525)

on August 07, 2012
at 04:32 AM

Yeah, Randi's challenge has been up since 80s, if I remember correctly. It's not just for alternative medicine though, it's for anything paranormal (magic, ESP, UFOs, alternative medicine modalities, etc).

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34a367e60db77270bd7096dc04270fdc

(4171)

on August 05, 2012
at 11:39 PM

I can cure your gluten intolerance too - remove it from your diet = cured.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41757)

on August 06, 2012
at 12:34 AM

And I can cure broken legs, by amputation.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41757)

on August 06, 2012
at 01:47 AM

Well, it all depends if you consider gluten-intolerance a symptom or a disease. For the vast majority of folks, I think it's just a symptom.

34a367e60db77270bd7096dc04270fdc

(4171)

on August 06, 2012
at 01:21 AM

That only would make sense if I said I would remove the gastro-intestinal tract...

D83e454e794d761ab524814c0ff8f838

(531)

on August 06, 2012
at 03:33 AM

Removing it from your diet does not cure it. Or not celiac's anyway. The damage done to your gut is hefty, and celiac's still usually have far more health problems than others, even after the offending grains are removed.

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7841848bd0c27c64353c583fb7971242

(7275)

on August 05, 2012
at 10:45 PM

I hope she means through means other than homeopathics. The amount of dilution used for homeopathics means no molecules of the substance are left, so you are really just taking sugar pills.

Now, if it were a very dilute (but nonzero) amount of gluten being dosed systematically, and slowly increased, and the problem is a gluten allergy, you'd have yourself something very similar to allergy shots.

There may be other means to reduce systemic allergic reactions, which could allow one to tolerate the insult of a gluten sensitivity or mild intolerance.

I had someone the other day tell me her sister or something could cure my celiac disease. I highly doubt that, and I certainly wouldn't risk my life for someone's pet theory/hubris.

532cfd279d793e8fcc23b9f6d91dde5c

(1981)

on January 08, 2013
at 05:27 PM

Homeopathy: There's nothing in it

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on August 06, 2012
at 06:37 AM

I personally don't care what those homeopathics do in the privacy of the bedroom - it's when they shove it all in your face, and ask to get married like the rest of us, that I get a little riled up.

Afc0b8e755ac7cdde6b517fdadb50026

(778)

on August 06, 2012
at 03:40 PM

i had to thumbs up that. lol

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3e0c2c2885a0ba30b474045ba086adaa

(110)

on August 05, 2012
at 11:49 PM

I'd think she is claiming to alleviate symptoms--which is not smart. You can alleviate symptoms, but then you are simply allowing the underlying disease process to continue...

7841848bd0c27c64353c583fb7971242

(7275)

on August 06, 2012
at 12:07 AM

Yeah, I really worry for the asymptomatic celiacs and other gluten intolerants. I don't cheat because I live in the bathroom if I do. But people who have no symptoms don't have the privilege of that visceral incentive.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41757)

on August 06, 2012
at 01:50 AM

If gluten-intolerance is simply a symptom of a greater problem, isn't avoiding gluten simply alleviating the symptoms?

3
E2db1519690001648433e8109eb2c013

on August 05, 2012
at 11:07 PM

Research homeopathy, it is 100% bunckum.

1
Af3e3615beba642bcafd0f21d64d74f7

on August 06, 2012
at 06:28 AM

Make it interesting, if they can't cure you then they have to give you control of their bank account.

0
Eccbceebf2bd518af2bd6094e9d48395

(0)

on February 18, 2013
at 08:36 PM

you are all ignorant. if you have actually studied homeopathy you would know that there are millions of cases in which it has worked, it really depends on the individuals body. of course taking gluten completely out of the diet is the best way to "cure" it, gluten is not a necessary protein for the human body any way, the human body creates more than enough proteins for itself if fed enough fruits and vegetables, meats are not even necessary. homeopathic remedies are based off of a woman in India who was deathly allergic to carrots and tested this theory and eventually cured her own carrot allergy. there are a lot more studies that need to be done but look at it this way, medications have thousands of side effects, some potentially deadly, homeopathic remedies have ZERO side effects, and that has been proven. so what will it hurt? nothing. the worst thing that can happen is you continue living with the allergy. give it a chance, educate yourself, try something different. the medical industry isn't what it says it is.. we should all be looking at natural and homeopathic treatments.

A2c38be4c54c91a15071f82f14cac0b3

(12682)

on February 19, 2013
at 12:16 AM

Link to any case studies or evidence of its efficacy?

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4f8048a5e638d8291e7a1e09a3b335af

on January 08, 2013
at 04:52 PM

Perhaps you shouldn't call something ridiculous unless you actually know what you're talking about. Ignorance doesn't help anyone. I have seen homeopathy work 1st hand. It helps your body build up it's own immunity and healing ability to cure the cause not just the symptoms. I have seen it help the common cold to internal bleeding caused from mercury poisoning. As with anything, you have to do what you're comfortable with. I think it is worth a shot.

532cfd279d793e8fcc23b9f6d91dde5c

(1981)

on January 08, 2013
at 06:06 PM

No, it doesn't.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41757)

on January 08, 2013
at 05:37 PM

I much prefer voodoo.

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