I recently went gluten-free for digestive reasons. I’ve shared at length on my personal blog about my journey into the gluten-free lifestyle and the few hiccups along the way. I’m doing a lot better, but the more I read, the more amazed I am at the amount of issues gluten can cause. It isn’t only the digestive track that can be affected.
Gluten intolerance is also related to arthritis, joint pain, depression, as well as a skin condition called dermatitis herpetiformis (DH for short.)
Dermatitis Herpetiformis is characterized by clusters of blistering itchy red bumps. Sounds like fun, huh? It’s a reaction to gluten antibodies in your system, and the only way to rid yourself of DH is through a gluten-free diet.
Read more at the Therapon Skin Health Blog.