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Hmmm. Maybe Vitamin D and Zinc...
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Hi Nikki,

Well, not to say that you DON'T have gluten sensitivity, but if your eating habits are the same and your acne is getting worse- if you don't have any other health problems and you don't have digestive issues, then I'd suspect gluten sensitivity less than a couple of other culprits.

Even though you live in California, you could very well have Vitamin D Deficiency- and I've talked about the connection on this Vitamin D Deficiency and Acne page.

It is VERY safe to take 10,000 IU's per day for a couple of months to see if that helps. That might seem like a lot, but there has Never been an Overdose on Vitamin D at those levels.

But really the first culprit for acne is a zinc deficiency. Particularly if you have white spots on your fingernails (not including the half moon circles at the base)- then it is almost for sure a zinc deficiency. Unfortunately, I haven't done any research on safe zinc dosages, so I can't help there. But trying those two nutrients might solve your problem. If they don't, then you could always try a gluten free diet.

Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune System Queen
Functional Medicine Practitioner
Immune System

Gluten-free, no more cystic acne
by: Erin

So, I'm only speaking from my own personal experience, but I starting developing cystic acne when I was 18 years old, and struggled with it until just before my 26th birthday - I ate so well (or so I thought), was active, fit, made regular visits to the dermatologist, and never even missed a face wash.

The cystic acne didn't heal itself until I finally gave up on the gluten (I had so many of the Symptoms of Gluten Intolerance and Celiac I can't believe it took me so long to figure it out).

Within two months, my skin completely changed. I still continue my daily skincare regimen, but let me just say that my skin has completely cleared, (so much so that people now see me and say that my skin glows!). If you have tried everything for your acne and still can't get it to go away, consider going gluten free for a few weeks to see how your skin reacts.

Good luck, and hang in there!
It DOES get better!

Dairy products cause acne for some
by: Mark

I have found (and confirmed by many others) that dairy is the cause of acne for many. Once I cut out all dairy products, my acne went away. Even at age 40 something, if I eat too many dairy products over a span of several days, the acne will come back. I am also gluten sensitive.

It's gotta be gluten
by: Anonymous

It's gluten, make sure you read labels when shopping, it's hiding in everything, even Campbell's chicken rice soup, and do not eat anything deep fried in the same oil you where using before. It took me a while to figure it out, but my life is much better now.

Go Gluten free!
by: Anonymous

I'm a 60 year old male and never had skin problems. About two years ago I started developing red spots around my nose which would eventually turn into ugly pimples. I saw a dermatologist who prescribed an antibiotic (cream and oral) to take when I had these break outs.

Then, I read about the gluten connection and decided to go totally gluten free. Within a week my skin was almost clear! I highly recommend at least experimenting with this type of diet if skin problems are a persistent issue.

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