Celiac disease is a malabsorption syndrome and chronic digestive disorder. The intestine is not able to absorb vital dietary nutrients from foods containing gliadin, an alcohol-soluble portion of gluten. This condition which is often hereditary means the sufferer has a serious intolerance to wheat (including durum, semolina and spelt), rye, oats, barley, and related grain hybrids such as tritaclae and kamut.

Arthritis refers to inflammation of the joint. The most common form of arthritis is osteoarthritis which is characterised by joint degeneration and loss of cartilage. Rheumatoid arthritis is a type of inflammatory arthritis which is also an autoimmune disorder. In this case the body's immune system attacks its own cartilage and tissue surrounding the joints.

Some detoxification experts advocate fasting, while others do not. It is known that the components of any well-designed detox program will stimulate the body to cleanse itself, but people who are underweight, are undernourished, have weak hearts, have blood sugar issues or are ill should avoid fasting. Some studies have shown that restricting food intake can actually lead to bingeing.

Hemorrhoids are extremely common in industrialised countries and it is estimated that fifty percent of persons over fifty years of age have symptoms of hemorrhoidal disease. Although most people may begin to develop hemorrhoids in the twenties, the symptoms do not become evident normally until in ones thirties!

Grains to eat if allergic to wheat, oats, barley and RYE

Rice: Brown rice, rice bran, rice wafers, snaps, crackers, puffed rice (Abundant Earth), Rice pasta (organ).
Corn: Should only be used one day in four. Sweet corn, fine and course cornmeal, puffed corn, pop corn, home made corn pasta, Mexican food, corn chips (but watch additives)
Millet: flour, grains and flakes for porridge (soak overnight in a thermos to soften and quicken cooking), puffed milled
Buckwheat: Flour (for pancakes), Groats: add 1 cup of groats, stir and add 2 cups of stock. Leave on medium element till vents appear in the mixture. This indicates all liquid has been absorbed. Gently mix through a little grated cheese and seasonings. Serve with green salad.
Quinoa and Amaranth are alternative winter grains
Some companies produce non-wheat, non-gluten baking mixes.