Gluten and Dermatitis Herpetiformis

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.

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Written by Jo-Lynne Shane, a professional lifestyle blogger, brand advocate and community manager. Named one of Nielsen’s 50 Most Influential Women in Social Media, Jo-Lynne is best known for her award-winning lifestyle blog, Musings of a Housewife, where she dishes up an assortment of food, fashion, fitness and family travel. She has been featured on Mothering.com, Southern Living Magazine, CNN.com and in Cosmopolitan Magazine. In the local sphere, Jo-Lynne facilitates the vibrant networking group Philly Social Media Moms, providing community, support and education for 200 area bloggers. Jo-Lynne lives and works from home in the suburbs of Philadelphia with her husband of 17 years, three lively children and one extremely spoiled shih tzu named Savannah.