Health & Wellbeing Podcast #38
Coeliac disease is an autoimmune disease that causes strong reactions to wheat. It can affect your hormonal health, mental health, nutritional status and more.
In this episode I chat with herbalist Sarah Corbett about her personal journey with coeliac disease, and the herbal allies she used to help herself heal.
We chat a lot about coeliac disease in general and a little about women’s health and the risks of gluten contamination that people with coeliac / celiac disease need to be aware of in their herbs and supplements.
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3:13 Sarah’s experiences growing herbs in her garden
4:17 What’s the difference between gluten intolerance, wheat allergy and coeliac disease.
Sarah’s journey of being diagnosed with coeliac disease, and the healing process
09:46 the difficulties of a coeliac diet
10:45 how rare is coeliac disease, the prevalence of women having coeliac disease and autoimmune conditions
14:30 the symptoms Sarah was experiencing to prompt her seeking a diagnosis
15:50 Getting diagnosed with coeliac disease
20:56 Has the incidence of coeliac disease been increasing
22:00 Viral infections as a potential trigger for autoimmune disease/coeliac disease
24:00 Hormonal imbalances and coeliac disease – is there a link?
27:00 Mental health and coeliac disease, how it can impact brain chemistry, and impact the gut-brain axis. How living with a chronic disease such as coeliac disease can impact your mental health.
29:50 what are some of the biggest understanding around coeliac disease
31:00 how can we heal with coeliac disease. The increased nutritional needs.
33:00 Would you have done anything different to treat yourself now that you know what you do with herbs? What herbs did you use to heal yourself when you were diagnosed with coeliac disease?
Healing herbs: Plaintain (Plantago lanceolata), vulverary herbs including Calendula (Calendula officinalis), lymphatic herbs, immune-modulators, astringents, bitters, carminatives, Cleavers, Peppermint, Marshmallow, Reishi, licorice..
35:43 Does she use herbs as liquid extracts, teas, food etc?
38:30 Intestinal permeability and microbiome imbalance
39:56 Gluten contamination in herbs and supplements – what to think about
43:49 advil liquid gels contains gluten
47 :44 gluten free recipes
49:47 Favourite herbs for gut health
52:11 Sarah’s personal protocol.
55:00 How to get in touch with Sarah, Rowan and Sage
Clinical Herbalist and creatrix of Rowan + Sage, a small-batch apothecary brewing plant potions and other herbal magic in the heart of Atlanta, GA. Sarah’s path as an Herbalist blossomed from experimentation with plants to support her own health challenges, specifically through her experience with Celiac Disease. She is a forever student of the magic of nature & the human body, holding a Bachelors of Science in Psychology with an additional focus on Nutrition, certifications from the College of Purna Yoga, and over seven years of combined self-study and formal education in Herbalism. Through her work with Rowan + Sage, Sarah offers a line of Celiac-safe herbal products made from locally sourced herbs grown in her bioregion and offers one-on-one wellness consultations to help others experience vibrant well-being.
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