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The Gluten-Acne Connection

Every once in a while, the health community comes together to demonize an ingredient. Soy has had its day, MSG is in the books, and now gluten is under attack.

Since the turn of the century, "gluten-free" is a term that has seen a rise in popularity. All over the internet, and even in person, people are being told the evils of gluten and that to be healthy, we need to stay away from it. Gluten has been blamed for everything from acne to joint pain, migraines, depression, anemia and mouth sores. In fact, a lot of people will attest to the fact that a gluten-free diet has rid them of their acne, their excess weight, their IBS, etc.

But I love my whole grain bread, and I'm not willing to give it up without a damn good reason.

Besides, you shouldn't believe everything you hear, and you should be critical of everything you read - especially when there isn't a scientific study or premise in sight. It doesn't hurt to roll your sleeves up and do a little detective work (in the right places - being a detective on a holistic website primed to sell you their detox kit isn't good detective work) for yourself to know for sure.

What is Gluten?

Gluten refers to the proteins