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Welcome to the Gluten Free Works Health Recovery Center Newsletter! 


Our feature today describes how our skin can help us identify nutritional deficiencies.

Our tip describes how to identify skin related disorders and nutrient deficiencies that cause them.

Please email us questions or topic suggestions at info@glutenfreeworks.com.

Thank You!

-John Libonati, Publisher
Gluten Free Works Health Recovery Center

 

The Skin and Health 


A simple review of the skin is an easy way to gauge our health. The skin condition around the lips, eyes, fingernails and hands can quickly indicate specific health problems and their causes.

The skin is the largest organ in the body. It is composed of multiple layers that protect the body from the elements, pathogens and water loss. The skin synthesizes vitamin D and protects vitamin B folates. 

Conditions affecting the skin should be taken seriously. Swelling, itching, scaling, and even hangnails indicate that nutrients are missing, the skin is being damaged by an environmental trigger or something else in the body is awry. 

The following skin disorders are seen in gluten sensitivity and celiac disease: (Click the links to view the items in detail.)

Gluten can affect the skin directly, by triggering an immune reaction that affects the skin, or by limiting nutrient absorption in celiac disease. When the body does not get the nutrients it needs, the missing nutrients can be seen in a variety of skin disorders.

Skin problems are generally treated topically with salves or balms. It is important to discover whether an underlying issue is causing the problem. 

Learning gluten-related skin symptoms will help you quickly identify ongoing deficiencies in yourself or other people who may have gluten sensitivity or celiac disease. They may also tell you or your health provider whether a serious condition should be considered.

Tip: Review the Skin Disorders listed in the Health Recovery Center. Follow the 6 Step Process listed for each condition to discover how to correct it. Many skin disorders are due to specific nutrient deficiencies and will improve with nutritional replenishmen. If the skin disorder is due to a deficiency, then look up that deficiency to find symptoms or health problems that are related. Many times people are surprised to find their separate disorders are related, but have been treated by separate specialists as distinct diseases. 

Author: John Libonati
 
 

Skin Disorders in Celiac Disease and Gluten Sensitivity

Problems of the skin usually indicate poor health somewhere else in the body. The nine disorders below represent a cross section of skin disorders, but you will find 19 more at the Health Recovery Center. Click here.    

Dermatitis Herpetiformis or Duhring’s Disease

What Is Dermatitis Herpetiformis? Dermatitis herpetiformis (DH) is an autoimmune extremely itchy, painful bullous skin rash (blistering eruptions) arising from the underlying dermis layer of skin as a consequence of gluten sensitivity. Dermatitis herpetiformis is characterized by multiple intensely itchy, ...

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Itchy (Pruritic) Skin  

What Is Pruritic Skin? Pruritic skin is a symptom of a primary disease that may involve only the skin or a systemic disorder with other features and is characterized by chronic itching. Q: What part of skin is affected by ...

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Melanoma

What Is Melanoma? Melanoma is a cutaneous malignancy with rapid invasion and metastasis to other parts of the body. Melanoma is characterized by growth from melanocytes appearing as a new mole or enlarging from an exisiting mole, changing shape, size ...

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Vitiligo

What Is Vitiligo? Vitiligo is a pigmentation disorder of the skin characterized by permanent loss of melanocytes in defined areas and, in some patients, antibodies to melanin. Vitiligo has significant psychological impact if occurring before adulthood.1 Q: What are melanocytes? A: ...

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Hangnail

What Is Hangnail? Hangnail is a broken strip of epidermis (piece of skin) at root or lateral (side) edge of fingernail or toenail that causes sharp pain. A hangnail develops because the skin around the nail is unhealthy due to ...

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Cutis Laxa, Acquired

What Is Acquired Cutis Laxa? Acquired cutis laxa is an uncommon skin disorder characterized by abnormal reduction and degeneration of elastic fibers of the skin that can appear simply as thick, saggy skin with loose folds to severe involvement showing ...

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Psoriasis

 What Is Psoriasis? Psoriasis is a chronic, autommune relapsing skin disorder characterized by scaling, erythema (redness), and less commonly, pustulation.1  The body surface area affected and the degree to which ...

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Edema

What Is Edema? Edema is an abnormal swollen condition of the skin characterized by excess extracellular fluid volume, meaning there is an increase of the fluid that normally surrounds cells. Edema may be hardly noticeable or it ...
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Bruising, Easy (Ecchymosis)

What Is Easy Bruising? Ecchymosis, or easy bruising, is a feature of impaired secondary hemostasis (blood clotting) characterized by subcutaneous bleeding (under the skin) in response to light trauma. Q: What causes easy bruising? A: Easy bruising is the direct ...

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