Gluten•Free•Natural•Beauty and Eczema•Skin•Care begins with first understanding gluten. The molecules within gluten can make your gut ill. These include small proteins or peptides, with some containing repeating peptide-amino acids: Pro-Gln-Gln-Pro-Phe-Pro. These peptides bind to our immunoglobulins and start the allergic or immune process. This leads to swollen gut and loss of barrier function, which is sometimes referred to as "leaky gut". Gut swelling can allow superinfection of the body with normal gut microbes. As many as 30% of people with eczema have food allergies and need Gluten•Free•Natural•Beauty products.
A Bit About Wheat...
Almost all of the gluten we eat comes mainly from one species of wheat (Triticum aestivum). This grain was modified to use nitrogen fertilizers in the 1960's. The rise in food allergies seems to start following this modification. After this pivotal event, the need for Gluten•Free•Natural•Beauty started. We strictly adhere to keeping our products allergen-free to ensure they are safe for everyone. You will notice that some products say "sprouted wheat" on the label. Sprouting grains before milling increases the nutritional value of the wheat and makes seeds more digestible. The whole seed contains things that can hurt your gut.
Food intolerance to wheat processed in Europe appears to be far less than here in the US. Europeans have regional wheat growing differences and they often sprout their wheat. However, most US wheat is not sprouted and we have even more food intolerance.
Another major difference between US and European wheat is the use of different cultivars. As mentioned before, the US uses mainly one species of wheat. This is most likely partially due to the size and scale of US farms, because it is easier to harvest a uniform size and shape of grain across large amounts of land. In contrast, the Europeans use many different wheat cultivars in any given country.
The use of a single species in the US means repeated exposure to the same antigens, harvested and processed the same way every time. This creates the major opportunity to develop allergies.
How Skin Care Can Lead to Gluten Intolerance
The need for Gluten•Free•Natural•Beauty grew from multiple events. When we have eczema, the skin loses its ability to defend itself. This is medically called barrier function impaired skin. As a result, the outer skin no longer repels bacteria, mold, yeasts, and chemicals. Instead, these trouble makers get deep into the skin.
The immunological system for making antibodies lives within the skin. First, the antigen has to be small enough to penetrate deeply or put in a skin cream with a detergent. Once penetrated into the skin, the immune system processes the antigen to make millions of antibodies. These antibodies will cause some cells or plasma to release antigen-killing substances. As a result, we can become allergic to certain foods after putting them on our skin.
There are two types of immunity when talking about allergies: "delayed type" or "immediate type" immunity. With the delayed type, it takes hours to feel ill. Sometimes steroids and other anti-inflammatories help. The immediate type leads to anaphylaxis. This takes minutes. Only epinephrine can stop a full blown anaphylactic reaction. This is why people with life-threating allergies will carry an epi-pen with them. If you put common allergens on your skin you can develop antibodies that can be programmed to either type of immunity. Another reason to use Gluten•Free•Natural•Beauty products.
In summary, when the gut or skin loses its barrier function, "leaky gut" or eczema, allergies follow. You can get food or skin sensitivity from eating gluten. Vice versa, you can get skin or food sensitivity from applying gluten to your skin. The proven way to make antibodies involves adding detergents like in vaccines. Most noteworthy, antibodies develop more readily when you use a cream made with a vaccine detergent containing an allergen. All this leads to the need for detergent-free and Gluten•Free•Natural•Beauty products.
Gluten Intolerance: Do Detergents Play a Role?
Making antibodies to foreign chemicals can create problems. But the biggest problem is when the body starts to believe a part of the normal body is foreign. We call this autoimmunity. Celiac disease is the worse form of gluten intolerance, and like Juvenile type 1 diabetes, results from our body making antibodies to ourselves. About 3% of the general US population has an autoimmune disease and certain environmental chemicals seem to be linked. Cigarette smoking is associated with developing autoimmunity. Certain hair dyes have also been considered. Exposure to Silica seems to also increase autoimmune disorders. Epidemiologists have considered stress as a factor in autoimmunity. We at Ceela consider the use of vaccine antibodies one of the potential reasons for developing autoimmunity. Ceela's gluten free skin care is a solution.
Detergent as an Environmental Assistant for Auto-Immunity
About 6% of the general population has gluten intolerance. And many of these people also have eczema. Using creams that contain vaccine detergents and gluten to treat eczema does not seem practical. Instead, it makes sense to stop using all laureth, myristic, and palmitic based surfactants or detergents.
For example, the "plant-based" Seventh Generation laundry soaps contain laureth sulfate. This is a detergent used in vaccines. If we at Ceela are correct, we predict an increase in atopic dermatitis and eczema will occur in households using this soap.