Could wheat be causing issues like eczema, redness, rashes, breakouts and signs of aging in your skin?
If you have a wheat allergy, the likely answer is yes. But it turns out that a lot of us just don't know for sure if we are allergic to wheat, because wheat allergies are notoriously hard to identify, and they go way beyond gluten intolerance (gluten is just one component of wheat).
I interviewed several experts, including cardiologist and author of Wheat Belly William Davis, MD, for a recent article on wheat, gluten and skin for Mehmet Oz and Michael Roizen's beauty and health website, youbeauty.com. Here's a snippet from my interview with Dr. Davis:
“It’s hard to quantify, but people look better [wheat-free]. For example, I have a patient who has a flushed, red face with big, puffy bags under eyes. She goes wheat-free and within one to two weeks that flushed redness has receded, the puffiness has disappeared and the bags have improved dramatically. There’s no study on this but I’ve seen it happen over and over and over again,” says Davis.
To read the rest of the article, and decide for yourself whether or not wheat is playing a role in your skin issues, check out my article Gluten Free for Better Skin? on You Beauty.