I've been a Celiac Disease sufferer for almost a year, it took me a couple of months to realize about my problem. Around 8 months ago, I started a supplements protocol in attempting to heal my condition. After many errors and pitfalls, my successfull protocol is as follows:
1) Change of my eating habits (no gluten, lactose, grains, spicy food, sugars or carbohydrates, no food rich in iron and low fiber intake)
2)Desparasitation program for four months. I put special enphasis on this part and after this period of time my symptomps improved 50%
3)Anti-Candida Program based on diverse antifungals, antiparasitic (Caprylic acid, coconut oil, a blend of around 15 herbs, Colloidal Silver and Enzymes products with very high content of Cellulase and Hemicellulase). I tryed only one type of product at the same time no longer than 1 1/2 month because candida might develop resistance to the same antifungal element. This process took me the whole 8 months.
4)Multi-Supplements program targeted to heal the lining or intestinal mucosa such as high dosis of Glutamine, N-Acetyl D Glucosamine, Glucosamine, Glucomannan, vitamin K. I also added the whole range of vitamins and minerals.
5)Program for liver cleanse with different herbs: Alfalfa, Ginger, Dandelion, Licorice, pectin concentrate, apple juice, etc, etc.
6)Colon and Bowel Cleanse. It is noteworthy to tell that I attempted this step at the begining of my program with very dramatic results. Everytime I took fiber my symptoms got worse many times , but once my intestine was in shape to tolerate fiber I attempted the Colon Cleanse very succesfully with Psyllium seed husks, Bentonite clay, Ginger, Peppermint and licorice all in powder presentation. It is very important to add Ginger to the blend because is very soothing to the intestine and makes the fiber less abrasive.
I was very reluctant to kefir because of my lactose intolerance as well, but once I got on it, my symptoms started to improve dramatically. I consider that my celiac symptoms improved 80% with the steps 1 thru 6 but after the kefir alone my symptoms improved 95%. Currently I do not have any intolerance to gluten, sugar, carbohydrates or lactose. At the beginning I was about to quit on Kefir because the milk I used to prepare the kefir was upseting my intestine (despite it is said that kefir strains completely digest lactose in Milk), but that changed after using free-lactose milk. Actually,What Ironic!! Cheap kefir really could do what expensive Friendly Bacteria Supplements could not (including all types of lactic bacterias and soil based bacterias).