- 30-40% of people of European decent a gluten sensitive to some degree
- grains cause inflammation and are linked to a myriad of diseases
- consuming grains leads to insulin spikes which in turn leads to cascading hormonal responses which trigger the sebum-producing glands in your skin to produce more oil
After doing some research, quitting grains was honestly a no-brainer for me. The first thing I noticed weeks deep into the diet was that if I were to develop a spot, it had no chance of becoming inflamed anymore. In the past, if a spot were to develop I could almost guaranteed that it would become inflamed within a matter of days, but no more. Soon I was legitimately acne free for the first time since I could remember. I'm about a year deep into the diet now and I couldn't be happier. I understand were all different and what works for me may not work for you, but I would urge you to try a "Paleo" diet if you haven't already. There are so many positives to cutting grains out of your diet, clear skin may just be icing on the cake.
Aw, I can't have cake anymore..
Edited by SameSongNDance, 20 November 2012 - 05:10 PM.