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2/11/09 12:25 A

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Hi Team,
Yes lotions are helpful when you find one you like and it likes you. But My real thought is why is the skin dry? If you get enough nutrients then the lotion is extra. It sounds to me like you do not get enough omega-3 vitamin”E”.
I have a low thyroid and dry skin is a characteristic but not matter what you put on the skin make the skin healthy from the inside. I have enjoyed better tissue care with the addition of a few grams of omega-3 consumed in 1-10 capsules throughout the day and night for quite some time. The can only take in so much in a 6 hour period. Modern food has little to no essential vitamin”E”. We must consume it. Since it is not in the modern processed food we must get it in other forms. Even the dog is not getting enough. Yes weather is harsh but make good skin and be aware of how it is made. The body can make vitamin “E9” from meat fats or sources containing vitamin “E6” but vitamin “E3” must be consumed. Consume it in large enough quantities to do all the tissue making a body needs. The DNA of the short vitamin”E3” strand can not be reproduced by the body. The source has always been external sources. Unless you eat 8-10 20 pound cold water fish every day or consume a few pounds of flax seed, or evening primrose, or borage plant in 2-3 pounds of salad every day you need to get it in a concentrated form; the best way is by concentrated capsule. The gradual increase of intake over several months is the way to get more with out the stomach upset of too much too fast. You are not in your best skin without it.
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2/3/09 4:51 P

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I'm new at all of this, but I imagine that someone who is really sensitive to gluten could have a significant issue with topical gluten as well as ingested. It's certainly worth a try to see if gluten free lotion is a help or not.

Things that you apply to your skin can be absorbed by your body. Remember that High School athlete who overdosed on Icy Hot last year? It never occurred to me that a cream could have such an impact on our bodies, but apparently it can.

 
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2/2/09 12:31 P

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Could you post the link? As a teacher myself, this would be very interesting to have....

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2/2/09 10:15 A

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If you are not having a skin reaction though do you think it actually affects whether you are truly gluten free or not?

I actually had this question myself and to be honest I don't know if I can live that way but then again I didn't think I would give up bread and pasta either.

As far as the GF kids thing I have a website with GF school supplies. I do use those items because I do have a skin reaction to wheat (not oats, barley and rye). It is great because the kids that I work with are always touching me with whatever is on their hands and I can't wear gloves because then it makes it so that they want to where them too. Not very therapeutic. :)

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2/2/09 10:14 A

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If you are not having a skin reaction though do you think it actually affects whether you are truly gluten free or not?

I actually had this question myself and to be honest I don't know if I can live that way but then again I didn't think I would give up bread and pasta either.

As far as the GF kids thing I have a website with GF school supplies. I do use those items because I do have a skin reaction to wheat (not oats, barley and rye). It is great because the kids that I work with are always touching me with whatever is on their hands and I can't wear gloves because then it makes it so that they want to where them too. Not very therapeutic. :)

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2/1/09 9:18 P

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That is an amazing link. I followed it and found not only info on skin products...but by following other links; I found a receipe for dough that can be used for wontons, potstickers and raviolis. I imagine it could also be used for egg rolls which I have really missed! Thanks for the help! Have a great week, everybody! (

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1/31/09 8:16 P

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I was reading about gluten free beauty products, and the Burt's Bees foot cream was a no no. Here's a link: www.celiac.com/gluten-free/index.php
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It CAN make a difference to your gut, as your body is absorbing it, just like you can have a reaction from breathing in flour in the air. When your hands get red like that, your body is trying to tell you that you shouldn't be touching it for some reason. I've found that, the longer I am gf, the more severe my reactions become, whether it is from contact or from ingesting it. For instance, most fish foods and animal foods have gluten in them, and because of it, I get a rash wherever I touch water from our tank (I was helping my husband clean it out once, and it almost looked like I was wearing scarlet gloves that went past my elbow--needless to say, that was the last time I did anything with the fish tank!), and my hands start to itch when I feed our cats. When I do have to touch the cat food, I always wash my hands really well afterwards, because I don't want to get a rash. Clan Thompson has a website with lists of GF toiletries (don't know the website,but you should get it if you google their name). To get the very latest, you have to buy it, but they have older incarnations on their site for free as well. Because kids are notorious for putting hands and other body parts into their mouths, this is especially important for gf kids....



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1/30/09 2:39 P

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My reaction to Gluten is an skin reaction. So for me, I use straight olive oil or coconut oil. Nothing else. I react to the fragrance in things. I don't know if it will react with your gut, but our bodies do absorb what we put on the skin. I can't wait to hear others responses

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1/30/09 2:29 P

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My feet have been really cracked lately so I have been putting on Burt's Bees" Coconut foot cream before I go to bed and covering my feet with socks. They have been softer in the morning; but each time I put the cream on it makes my hands instantly red.

I read the ingredients last night: vegetable glyerin, olive oil, oat flour, lanolin, quillaja extract, oat oil, rosemary leaf oil and tocopherol (vit E), fragrance.

Do products we put on our skin make a difference to our gut?

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