Gluten, a hot button topic these days. So, should you avoid it all together or keep on with keeping on? According to experts 1 in 133 Americans have celiac disease, a genetic autoimmune disorder that can damage the lining of the small intestine and interfere with the absorption of vitamins, minerals and nutrients from food as it passes through the system. In addition, 18 million plus Americans have a non-celiac gluten sensitivity. Since these sensitivities come with a whole gamut of symptoms any interaction can be problematic. Most people must ingest gluten to have a sensitivity, but many people are starting to suffer reactions from skin contact. So, what does this for you? Many companies are starting to carry products that are sans gluten. As of right now the FDA doesn’t require the bottles to be labeled gluten free. However, many companies are labeling so that you as a consumer have more info. For a product to be considered gluten free, there should be no sources of gluten in the products or in the process of making and bottling of the product. If you are struggling with a skin condition and you aren’t sure the source, check your product for wheat and gluten ingredients, it may be the source. In the long run if you aren’t sure or you feel more comfortable, buy products that are gluten free.