“Is it true that someone who has celiac disease shouldn’t use homeopathic remedies? Why?”
The reason that homeopathic remedies and celiac disease may not go together is that the remedies are often “served” on tiny tablets that are often made with gluten. (Remember, gluten is commonly used as a binder.) The remedies themselves are liquid and sold in little bottles with droppers but to take them, you’re often instructed to place drops of the remedy onto those tiny white tablets then let the tablet dissolve under the tongue.
Obviously, only your doctor is qualified to give you medical advice but while you’re asking him about homeopathic remedies and celiac disease, be sure to remind him that homeopathic remedies are usually taken several times a day and often for days or even weeks at a time. Then let your doctor tell you if that small but steady stream of gluten is safe for you.
And what about people with life-threatening allergies to wheat? Are homeopathic remedies safe for them? Only your doctor can advise you but these questions underscore a fundamental truth in both homeopathy and the rest of herbal medicine—“natural” doesn’t necessarily mean “safe”.