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, Southern Living Magazine, 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.