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The bottom line is that gluten can disrupt all sorts of hormone production in the gluten-sensitive individual from adrenal hormones to thryroid to brain (seratonin, dopamine, etc.) to sex hormones (including infertility)..  It's important to recognize that gluten toxicity may be the cause of the problem and to cut gluten (all grains) out of your diet and skin products completely.  It is also necessary to correct any nutritional deficiencies that may have resulted from eating gluten.  If you have a hormone imbalance, you may still need to treat it with medication (thyroid supplement, for example) until your body heals enough to correct the imbalance itself.  What you do not want to do is just to treat the imbalance without addressing gluten as the root cause.