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Coeliac Disease Symptoms – Facts

Coeliac Disease Symptoms


Coeliac Disease Symptoms – In the small intestines are villi, tiny hair like objects that project from the intestine wall.  Because the villi are responsible for absorbing fluids and nutrients, they perform a very, very important task.  When the villi do not perform their job, the body cannot get all the essential nutrients it needs.

Coeliac is a condition in which the villi are damaged by gluten, the protein portion of grain.  For most people, gluten is a harmless, healthy protein that causes no special problem, but for those afflicted with celiac, the gluten damages the villi for reasons still unknown.

Coeliac Symptoms

The symptoms of coeliac disease may include constipation, diarrhea, or stools that are pale, greasy, bulky, or especially odorous.  In addition, the following physical disorders may derive as symptoms of celiac disease:

  • Weakness
  • Weight Loss
  • Poor appetite
  • Protruding abdomen
  • Scaly skin
  • Cramps and spasms
  • Iron deficiency anemia
  • Vomiting
  • Osteomalacia
  • Obesity
  • Bone pain
  • Very pale skin color

Diagnosing Coeliac Disease Symptoms

An accurate diagnosis of coeliac disease should be made only by a qualified professional.  The process involves examining a minute specimen from the surface of the small intestine.  If the specimen shows damage to the villi, then coeliac disease is assumed to be the cause, and the treatment should begin immediately.  People who suffer from celiac having a high risk of getting cancer of the gastrointestinal tract.

Foods to Avoid

Understandably, if you suffer from coeliac, you must avoid any grains or foods containing gluten including; wheat, barley, malt, rye and oats.

Be especially careful to avoid foods prepared in Chinese restaurants, where some foods can contain a type of wheat gluten called “seitan.”  Rice and corn contain no gluten.  Some people who suffer from coeliac disease cannot handle milk products well.

Supplementation Program for Coeliac Disease

Supplements Suggestion

Vitamin A                                Vitamin E                    Magnesium

Vitamin B Complex                 Vitamin C                    Betaine HCL

Vitamin D                                Folate                          Digestive enzymes

Vitamin K                                Iron

Vitamin B12                            Calcium

Also of Interest

Studies show that more children who were breast-fed were able to tolerate gluten.  Apparently, the reason lies in the fact that grain is introduced into the diets of breast-fed children much later.

Celiac disease may often be the cause of diarrhea in insulin-dependent diabetes.

Health Staff Writer

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Foods That Prevent Cancer – How To Tell Warning Signs

foods that prevent cancer

Perhaps no other disease receives as much attention today as cancer.  Actually, cancer is not one disease but over 100 different diseases that share a common problem: the uncontrolled growth and spread of abnormal cells. Below are some foods that prevent cancer.

No one who has cancer should attempt self-treatment.  Anyone who has- or suspects that he or she might have – cancer should consult a health professional.

Precisely how effective specific natural healing techniques are in cancer cases is the subject of much controversy, and the dispute will probably continue for years to come.  On the one hand , natural healers report success in dealing with cancer in some cases.  On the other hand, medical and government organizations claim that so-called ”natural treatments” are simply obstacles preventing patients from receiving valuable help.

There is evidence, however, that most cancers are caused by controllable factors.  Dr. Marvin A, Schneiderman, Chief Statistician of the National Cancer Institute, said that the number of cancer cases could be very drastically cut if people would change their lifestyles. [Judith, Randall, “Help Yourself to Stave Off Cancer,” New York Daily News, March 31, 1976.]

Although most cancers are caused by controllable factors, we can make no guaranty or claim, even when we have substantial evidence.  There are far too many factors involved.  Simply put, the subject of cancer is as complicated as it is controversial.

Causes of Cancer

Since “cancer” is really is over 200 different diseases, there could possibly be over 100 different causes.  The causes that have been most closely associated with cancer are:

  • Excessive exposure to the sun
  • Certain chemicals found in our air and our water
  • Certain food additives
  • Viral infections
  • Ionizing radiation
  • Vitamin and mineral deficiencies
  • Negative emotions in certain types of cancer
  • Aflatoxins in peanuts
  • Excessive use of dietary fats
  • Carcinogens found in meats

Common Warning Signs

Spotting one or more of the common symptoms of cancer does not necessarily “prove” anything.  Many cancer symptoms are also symptoms of other, less serious disorders. In any case, before you jump to conclusions, discuss all your symptoms with a knowledgeable physician, one who will take the time to evaluate among other things, your lifestyle, your emotional and family history, and your eating and exercise habits.

The most common warning signs are:

  • Change in bladder or bowl patterns
  • Chronic cough or hoarseness
  • Constant indigestion
  • Difficulty in swallowing
  • Thickening of tissue anywhere on the body (especially on the breast)
  • Major change in a mole or a wart
  • A sore that refuses to heal
  • An unusual discharge
  • Unusual bleeding

In addition, there are a number of less common warning signs.

  • Unusual and chronic headaches accompanied by unusual behavior and changes in visual perception
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Chronic low-grade fever
  • Constant pain in the bones with apparent cause
  • Excessive bruising of the skin
  • Loss of appetite, unusual weight loss , or both

Preventing Cancer- the Basics

  • Give up smoking
  • Give up alcohol
  • Follow a diet for foods that prevent cancer
  • Limit your exposure to radiation.  Use a protective shield ( such as mammograms)
  • Avoid excessive exposure to sun.  use a sunscreen whenever possible
  • Always follow safety regulations strictly, if you job places you in contact with any carcinogens

Foods that Prevent Cancer

Take a solid step toward preventing the incidence of cancer by following a carefully planned food program.  Here are just some suggestions:

  • Increase your intake of cruciferous vegetables ( cabbage and cauliflower, for example)
  • Whole grains, beans, and high carotene foods such as crrots, collard greens, spinach, cantaloupe, beet greens, broccoli, apricots, papaya, prunes, peaches, watermelon, and squash  ( butternut, acorn, hubbard and zucchini )
  • Include strawberries and tomatoes in your diet.  A low intake of boththese fodds have been associated with an increased risk of cancer
  • Take 4 tablespoons of pureed asparagus daily
  • Be sure to eat beans.  Beans contain a protease inhibitor, which may block cancer.
  • Reduce the amount of fat in your diet to no more than 20 percent of your total caloric intake.  To do so, avoid or drastically cut your intake of vegetable oil, margarine, meat and poultry,  If you do eat poultry, remove the skin.  Also cut your intake of high fat dairy products which include whole milk, sour cream, butter, cream cheese and other cheeses.
  • Reduce your protein intake to between 12 and 18 percent of you diet
  • Avoid refined sugars whenever possible
  • Increase your intake of high fiber foods
  • Increase your intake of foods high in vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E , vitamin B complex, and selenium
  • Eat more fresh fruits and vegetables, especially dark green and deep yellow vegetables
  • Do not eat foods that have been smoked, pickled or barbecued.  They contain carcinogens.
  • Avoid any foods that contain nitrates and nitrites, additives commonly found in deli meats, bacon, and smoked fish, for example.  These additives react with the body’s amines to form nitrosamine compounds, which may cause cancer.  If you do eat these foods occasionally increase your intake of vitamin C, vitamin C interferes with the formation of nitrosamines. 
  • Avoid frying or broiling meats.  The process of frying or broiling produces at least eight chemical mutagens that might contribute to certain types of cancer.  Instead, learn how to steam, boil, bake, pressure cook, stew, and poach your foods.
  • Use stainless steel cookware.  Do not use copper or aluminum cookware.

  • Add foods rich in vitamins A and C to your diet
  • Drink distilled water.  If you must drink chlorinated tap water, boil the water first.  Avoid fluoridated water.  Researchers have linked an increased cancer rate in certain cities to the presence of fluoridated water there.
  • Increase your intake of dietary fiber, particularly whole grains, beans, fruits, and vegetables.  Women with breast cancer have been found to excrete less ligna, a substance that is formed in higher amounts in fiber rich diets and that probably plays a protective role.
  • Avoid alcohol.  Men who drink beer heavily may be predisposed to cancer of the rectum and bowels.  Women who drink alcohol beverages have a higher chance of developing breast cancer.

These are just some suggestions of foods that can prevent cancer.

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Depression – Can I Get Over It? Get Self Help

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Perhaps as many as 90 percent of all physical problems have psychological roots at their source.  Below are some self help suggestions to deal with depression.

“Clinical observations … suggest that the onset and progress of many diseases – diabetes, multiple sclerosis, myasthenia gravis and cancer among them – are influenced by the psychological state of the patient.” [Malcolm W. Browne, “Taking Stock of Cancer Risks: The List Goes On” New York Times, February 4, 1985, Section, C, p.5]

But just as physical disorders can result from emotional problems, the reverse, too, is possible; emotional problems can result from physical disorders.  For example, anxiety, depression, and emotional fatigue often result from physical conditions.  Often, because an emotional condition has no obvious cause, the “diagnosis” may be that the condition is purely emotional while the real reason may be allergies, lighting, low levels, social distancing, quarantine circumstances and so on.

How Can Anxiety Be Treated?

The results from treating anxiety or depression through nutritional, behavioral and psychotherapeutic means are mixed, at best. But as Dr. John C Pecknold said at the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychiatric Association “behavior therapy is as effective as benzodiazepines for general anxiety disorders.” [Family Practice News, February 15-29, 1984] Some of the more successful therapies are as follows:

Psychotherapy , In psychotherapy, the therapists goal is twofold (1) to help the patient understand the underlying cause of his or her anxiety or depression and then (2) to overcome the anxiety.  Psychotherapy can be effective in treating chronic, moderate anxiety conditions and phobias.

Pet Therapy, the responsibility of caring for a pet and the unconditional love that animals, particularly dogs, offer their masters are powerful healing tools.  Pet therapy is especially helpful for people who feel isolated and lonely, out of touch with their emotions and unloved.

Dietary Therapy,  People who suffer from hypoglycemia and wheat allergies or experience reactions to certain food additives, may not be able to fill specific nutritional requirements through normal food sources and normal diets.  These disorders have been implicated in various emotional problems, particularly in anxiety and depression disorders.  Thus, dietary therapy offers an alternative approach to traditional treatments of anxiety disorders and other emotional problems.

Supplements That Will Offer Self Help For Depression

To help relieve depression, consider the following supplements

Vitamin B12 injections (administered by a physician) and digestive aids to increase the absorption of nutrients help in treating depression.  Also, whenever you take vitamin B12, always take folic acid as well.

Many other B vitamins and vitamin C produce a positive response in certain types of depression. Take other herbs for depression such as vitamin B6, niacinamide, and folate.

Amino Acid Therapy

Amino acids, too, are helpful herbs for depression and in treating various emotional and mental disorders.

Other Herbs For Depression

Tyrosine (controls medication-resistant depression),  GABA (gamma-aminobutyric), D-Phenylalanine (both alone and in combination with tyrosine), vitamin B and L-Tryptophan (for  premenstrual depression)

For Obsessive and Compulsive Behavior : L-Trytophan

For Insomnia and Depression: L-Trytophan

For Manic Behavior and Acute Agitation: GABA

For Schizophrenia: Trytophan

Self Help Homeopathy

Try the following homeopathy remedies:

For Nervousness and Stress: Arnica

For Changeable Moods: Ignatia

For Nervousness and Anxiousness: Silicea

For General Emotional Stress and Fear: Rescue remedy, also known as Bach remedy ( available in concentrated form in most health food stores and better pharmacies)

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Words and Phonics

Phonics is the foundation to mastering reading skills.

              Pick Your Word Menu

Computer Letters  

Type each of your words on a computer 2 times each. Print it out and underline any words that have more than one syllable.

Rainbow Words  

Write your words using markers. Try to follow the rainbow order of colors: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple.
Sugar Words    

 Use your finger to write your words in a dish of sugar, sand or shaving cream! Have fun! .
Picture It!  
Choose 6 of your words. Draw pictures to illustrate them. Write the word underneath each picture.
Words in Words

  Write ten of your words. Now for each word try to write two more words that can be spelled using the letters in that word.
Popsicle Words

Grab some popsicle sticks (or sticks of some sort ie, toothpicks, Q-tips, pencils, straws etc.) to spell your words. When you are done, choose three words and write or type a sentence for each.
 Doodle Words  
Write your words using doodles to show what each word means. When you are done, put a * by your favorite doodle word.

 Silly Sentences   Create a silly sentence for each word. Can you turn a silly sentence into a tongue twister by starting each word with the same letter?
   Print Words
To spell each word, cut out the letters from a magazine, catalog, or newspaper and glue them onto another piece of paper.
Phonics Fun Complete one of the activities on       Sort Your Words   Sort your words by deciding on the categories. Be sure to label your sort. Can you sort them more than one way?
Word Hunt
See how many of your words you can find during your weekly reading. Write them down along with the title of the book you found them in.

 As you complete an activity, use a crayon to color the box to show that you have finished it.

**Any activity that asks for writing can be typed instead**

                                    Word Menu

Each week, it is suggested that you complete at least 2 of the boxes. Once you have finished, use a crayon to color the box to show you have finished it.    Most importantly, enjoy yourself and have fun! 

               Date   Check Off

*Suggested (optional):

  • 3 in a row & 1 random
  • 3 diagonally & 1 random
  • 4 down
  • 4 corners










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HOME SCHOOL ONLINE – Quick Schedule Guide

Home school online

This online home school schedule is basically functional for your elementary children, It can be tweaked for your children in middle and high school.

At first, the transition from school to home learning can be challenging. Twenty days working with this schedule can create an independent learner. This will give them a HUGE advantage when school resumes !

9:00 – 9:30 Reading Activities, Read Aloud? Read  1st day  Then  read a book over a  couple of days-  2 pages, discuss , summarize.  

Spelling words Monday , Review words all week, use words in sentences    Thursday give a spelling pre-test  Friday a final  test
9:30 – 10:30 Math, Activities, worksheets, grade level computer time  math etc.  
Friday – Review what was learned all week
10:30 – 11:30 Art Activities, Draw a picture of Story etc., extend and make a small book retelling the week’s story. You Take A Break !

Writing – write a story over a week period – it is great fun
11:30- 12:30 LUNCH / You Take a Break!
12:30 – 1:30 GYM , Some recreational time , pure play time, outdoors when possible- You Take A Break !!
1:30 – 1:45 Independent reading, Quiet time child choice reading , settle in for further learning
1:45 – 2:45 Science – Computer
2:30 -3:30 History, – Computer
Some Helpful Home School Links  Just suggestions Grade level spelling lists

Grade level Science  

Grade Level Social Studies  

Grade Level Book Titles  
Helpful Hints: Reading – Pick grade level books for your child to read ( see list).  If you suspect your child is below grade level – Have them read a page if they are unable to read  5 or more words on the page that book may be too difficult. Pick a new one.  
Day 1  – You read whole book to your child, ask questions , discuss  
Day 2 – Your child reads a page or 2 and discuss, summarize  
Day 3 – Your child reads a page or 2 and discuss, summarize  
Day 4 – Your child reads a page or 2 and discuss, summarize  
Day 5 – Your child reads the whole book. Retells the story, verbally or writes a book    

Writing – Your children should not be worried about spelling words correctly , but hopefully by how the words sound.  This is called kid writing. It is OK.  The content is what is important. They should be able to write down their ideas without stress.