Chronic Inflammation • Acne • Premature Aging • Auto-immune Conditions can all be attributed to dietary intake or topical absorption of Gluten containing foods and hygiene products.
We at DNA Health Institute cannot stress enough the dangers of gluten in both the diet and skincare products. As many of you may know, the founder and CEO of the DNA Health Institute, Dr. Noel Aguilar, specializes in Biological Medicine and the individualization of human chemistry. Through the years of working with numerous patients with a wide array of health issues, Dr. Aguilar has discovered how imperative abstaining from gluten is in obtaining optimal health. Since the controversy surrounding gluten is on the rise, we would like to discuss just how harmful this substance is by exposing how it affects the skin, as well as the body as a whole.
So what is gluten? Years ago, in the 60’s and 70’s, wheat was genetically modified to form dwarf wheat 18″ tall. This new, GM dwarf wheat was used to fatten cattle. Because it grew fast and was cheap to produce, it eventually took over in our food supply. This large, water-soluble protein is not only found in wheat, but also rye, barley, and oats. And it doesn’t stop there. Gluten can also be found in thickeners and fillers that are used in many processed foods such as lunch meat, soups, candy, and many skincare products.
Gluten is everywhere and gluten sensitivity is often the underlying cause of many health issues. It can be associated with acne, nutritional deficiencies, eczema, dermatitis, and brain and nerve problems to name a few. The side effects of consuming gluten can be attributed to our body’s inflammation response upon gluten consumption. The gluten protein is simply not digested well by humans. One reason is due to gluten’s structure; small protein fragments are often left behind during digestion of gluten. People with gluten sensitivity develop an immunological reaction to these molecules, which in turn causes inflammation.
Inflammation is something that is very destructive to our health. It is not only the precursor to premature aging, but also the trigger of acne. Acne is a result of chronic inflammation. This inflammation triggers hormonal reactions, which lead to increased sebum production and overgrowth of acne-causing bacteria. In addition, gluten also damages the small intestines. This damage often leads to nutritional deficiencies and an increase in toxic blood load.
Here at DNA Health Institute, we are proud to claim that our DNA skincare products are gluten free. To learn more about how gluten takes its toll on our health through the use of gluten-containing skincare products, please read our next issue of The DNA Prescription Journal.
– Tisha Frazier, National Trainer/Sales Representative
Alex Ohnemus, DNA Prescription Journal Editor