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Acne After Becoming Gluten Free

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Posted 14 November 2008 - 07:21 PM

Since having beem diagnosed via biopsy and bloodwork I have been strictly abiding to a gluten-free diet. Here in lies the problem...I have NEVER had problems with acne (I am 41 years old) and since becoming gluten-free I have developed an unbearable case of acne that extends down my neck, chest and shoulders. Anyone know whats going on here??? Thanks in advance for your response!
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A lifetime of CFS symptoms and borderline ANA results and superthin build
2004 diagnosed with hypothyroid disease
2007 diagnosed with osteopenia
2008 intussusecption reduced with surgery and lymphoid hyperpasia
2008 confirmed celiac both biopsy and bloodwork

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Posted 14 November 2008 - 07:30 PM

Maybe rosacea? 30-50 years old is the most common time to be diagnosed. Although it's often called "adult acne," it's actually an inflammatory disorder. Do you blush easily? Is your skin sensitive to sun, wind, soap, skin care products, etc...? A good dermatologist could be very helpful.
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Posted 14 November 2008 - 08:29 PM

I used to have this problem. At its worst it extended down to my buttocks. Avoiding sugar and going on basically a cave man diet made it go away. If I eat sugar it quickly comes back, esp. on my neck first. I used detox herbs (and still do regularly)--many of which I have discussed elsewhere here on the forum. Dandelion root and/or milk thistle caps plus yellow dock or Oregon grape root caps or the direct root boiled for twenty minutes or so should help a lot. Undigested proteins are going into your blood stream and causing your liver to be overloaded with toxins. Thus the skin problem. Healing the lining of the gut is essential--thus slippery elm caps and marshmallow root. Also bromelain/papain caps between meals to take down inflammation and with meals along with pancreatin for improved digestion.
Hope this helps!
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Diagnosed celiac sprue as infant: failure to thrive & pneumonia-back on grains age 4. Began herbs 1971 combating chronic kidney disease/general ill health 1973. Avoid wheat family and "allergens" by 1980. Late 80's doc. diagnosed candida: cave-man diet. Diagnosed degraded myelin sheath 2006; need co-enzyme B vitamins. Discovered celiac fall 2007; finally told diagnosis as infant. Recently found I am salicylic acid intolerant. Ironically can't tolerate most herbs now. Can now eat brown rice & other gluten-free grains (except corn) & even maple syrup & now homeopathic medicine works! Am still exploring the shape of this elephant but I've made progress!

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