Gluten May Be The Culprit
By Tracy Marshall LE
Gluten is a complex protein found in wheat and wheat by-products. It is commonly found in oats, barley and rye (including cookies, crackers, pastries, cereal, pasta, bread, broth, sauces, gravies, stuffing, baking mixes and beer.
Symptoms of an allergic reaction include bloating and cramps, weight gain or inability to gain weight, fatigue, headaches, irritability, depression, mood swings, anxiety, asthma, sinus issues, muscle aches and digestive disorders such as constipation and diarrhea. Damage can occur to the small intestine. Other symptoms include skin disorders.
If you are experiencing chronic skin inflammation, dry skin, acne, dermatitis, eczema, canker sores, or hives then you may want to consider having yourself tested for celiac or gluten sensitivities. If you live in Denver, Dr. Katerina Woods, an Associate at The Alternative Chiropractic Clinic can guide you toward better health by ordering the appropriate blood test, and review your options. Dr. Woods received her Doctorate of Chiropractic from National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, IL, where she trained in primary care. Dr. Woods works closely with patients to address pain management, allergies, infertility, interstitial cystitis, PMS, digestive disorders, fatigue, colds and flu, and a variety of other ailments. She may be contacted at (303) 504-3600.
The only treatment for gluten intolerance is a gluten-free diet, which extends into your personal care products such as shampoos, skin care, and make-up.
The following list will help you determine weather gluten is in your product.
Common Cosmetic Ingredients:
hyrolyzed malt extract
hydrolyzed wheat protein
hydrolyzed vegetable protein
fermented grain extract
oat (avena sativa)
samino peptide complex
Sodium C8-16 Isoalkylsuccinyl Wheat Protein Sulfonate
anything with wheat in the name