Inside Out

There is a strong possibility your epidermis is showing! Those bumps and pimples, and cracked skin and blisters, and itches, that you have endured, and medicated and coated with goo, could all be from the food you eat.

It could be as easy as connecting the dots, that sprinkle across your body.

Have you seen a baby who eats too much orange and yellow foods? They turn orange. What is on the inside does come out.

Our skin is connected to our guts.These skin issues may all be caused by gluten! Celiac may not be a rare autoimmune disease, it may just be the body expelling the enemy, gluten.

Keratosis Pilaris: Those little bumps that show up on the back of your arms, and legs and on your cheeks, that make you look like a plucked chicken. They are caused by an overgrowth of keratin, a protein. keratin is part of the structural makeup of the skin, nails and hair.

  • It is said to to be genetic (so is Celiac)
  • Treatment with high doses of A and or D can help control it. ( A and D are deficient in those who are gluten intolerant)
  • Many with asthma and eczema have keratosis pilaris. As do many with malabsorption disease have, asthma and ecczema. 

 

Psoriasis. Is red patchy itchy scaly, patches of skin. Sometimes small sometimes huge. Sometimes it comes out as little blisters on the bottoms of your feet and palms of your hand, they doctor may have diagnosed as hoof and mouth disease. There are several different types of psoriasis, the main 5 are plague, inverse, guttate, pustular and erythrodermic. It can pit your fingernails, cause them to peal and separate.

  • Psoriasis is cause by an over reaction, a malfunction of the immune system. It is an auto immune disease. So is Celiac
  • It is genetic. Celiac too
  • Those with psoriasis are low on vitamin D and A, though that is not the ‘cause’. It does respond well to vitamin D suppliment. Those intoerant to gluten do not absorb vitamin A D E & K and magnesium and B12 ……
  • Alcohol can trigger psoratic attack- Or could it be the reaction to the gluten in beer? The deficiency of B12 and Magnesium

 

Acne- pimples, zits, blackheads, cysts. YUCK!

  • Hormones cause Sebum production is high, caused by androgens. Those with acne tend to be low on vitamins A and D and B5 and B12 and C. The body uses these vitamins especially during hormone production – ADEK the B’s are absorbed through the gut.
  • Excessive keratin (like psoriasis, and eczema and DH) and inflamation of skin.–The Immune system produces inflammatory compounds to heal body, but in autoimmune disease, like Celiac, the shut off valve is broke. The immune system sees the excess Sebum and Keratin as a danger, so it attacks (just doing it’s job to well) and a huge hurty, zit grows on your forehead.
  • Acne is genetic. Celiac is genetic
  • Acne begins at puberty. Many show signs of gluten intolerance symptoms at puberty.

The BEST treatment for Acne that gets the best results is Accutane (A HIGH dose RX of Vitamin A)

D ermatitis herpetiformis– a chronic skin condition of itchy blisters, sometimes inside the mouth. This has been directly linked to those with Celiac, it is form of Celiac disease.
Many have been misdiagnosed with psoriasis or eczema who have DH because they have not ‘passed’ the blood test for IgA antibodies. Or is it the other way around?

Could we, the doctors, the world be looking at this from the wrong direction? Could what is on the outside be a result of what we are putting inside…. Gluten?

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