Re: Acne and gluten
Yes, I have noticed a connection between eating wheat and the appearance of acne!
I have had acne since I was a young teenager. When I was younger I believe my acne might have been a combination of hormonal acne and food allergies. I went to MANY doctors, and I mean a lot. Not many of them mentioned diet as a factor, and the couple that did simply said not to eat unhealthy or "greasy" foods.
I have tried a lot of products over the years as well, and my acne has come and gone in waves. Many products seem to work at first, but then the acne eventually comes back.
Not eating gluten has been the only thing that has given me consistent results and cleared up my skin. I don't know if I necessarily have Celiac disease, but I now believe I have some degree of gluten allergy or intolerance. After eating large amounts of gluten I don't have any really pronounced symptoms other than feeling generally yucky and sometimes getting a headache - and well, the acne!
Diet was never really discussed by the many dermatologists and doctors that I visisted. I really want to share my story, and I see that many people are now making the gluten-acne connection. The doctors that I had seen over the years were basically treating the symptoms and not getting to the root cause of my acne.
My mom now has noticed a link between eating gluten and her achy joints. If anyone has family members who are sensitive to gluten maybe it would be a good indicator that you could have some sensitivity as well!