Category Archives: Gluten Free Society Blog

Can Gluten Cause Acne?

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Can Gluten Cause Acne? Can gluten cause acne?  Let’s dive into the medical research to find out.  Acne is an inflammatory skin condition. Essentially, pimples form when hair follicles get clogged with dead skin cells and oil (a.k.a. sebum). And if the clogged follicle becomes infected with bacteria, swelling and redness occur. Dermatologists treat acne […]

Can Gluten Affect Your Hormones?

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How Gluten Affects Your Hormones Hormones are chemicals produced by various glands throughout your body and released to regulate specific functions. For example, your thyroid hormone helps regulate your metabolism. Estrogen, a sex hormone, helps regulate menstruation in women. And cortisol, a stress hormone, helps regulate blood pressure. Thus, hormones play many vital roles, which […]

Can Gluten Cause Kidney Disease?

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Can Gluten Cause Kidney Disease? Your kidneys are located below your ribs and behind your stomach. And these two “bean-shaped” organs are involved in numerous vital functions, which include: Detoxification Blood pressure regulation Body fluid regulation pH regulation Vitamin D activation Red blood cell production Inside your kidneys, you’ll find millions of small structures known […]

Can Gluten Cause Heart Disease?

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Can Gluten Cause Heart Disease? Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States. And we’ve been led to believe that eating red meat is the leading dietary risk factor because of its saturated fat and cholesterol content. However, mounting evidence doesn’t support this claim. Instead, current science suggests that gluten-containing […]

Dr. O – Do Grains and Gluten Cause Heart Disease

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In the United States, it’s no secret that about 50% of the population is battling being overweight or obese. And though weight is just a number on a scale, it often comes with several side effects like poor health and disease – one of these being heart disease. If you exclude autoimmune diseases, heart disease, […]

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