Best Gluten Free Sunscreen And It's Delicious Too!

Posted by Jennifer Gebbie on September 7, 2013 | 2 Comments

At the beginning of summer, I was having the hardest time finding a true gluten free sunscreen. When I asked my doctor, Dr. Peter Osborne, for advice he said there is none and to eat berries instead. I was shocked and I didn't believe that berries were enough to protect me from the sun; I tested his theory while visiting Texas in 102 degree temperatures and the hot sun. 

It is now the end of August, and I haven't touched a drop of sunscreen all summer. I've always been one to burn and not tan easily. I was shocked to find that I'm the darkest I've ever been. I didn't realize that once you put sunscreen on with an SPF higher than 8, you are actually blocking your body's ability to absorb Vitamin D. I am Vitamin D deficient, so the last thing I want is to make it harder for my body to have the necessary vitamins and minerals it needs to function properly. Vitamin D is an essential building block for proper thyroid hormone production and helps your body produce insulin. For me, having hypothyroidism and now diabetes, I need to make sure that my body can get all the Vitamin D it needs. 

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Wearing Gluten Free Makeup Is Important For Gluten Sensitive People

Posted by Jennifer Gebbie on September 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

I know you are probably saying "I stopped eating gluten and grains, but come on does that really apply to my lotions and cosmetics?" The answer is YES! Believe it or not 60% of the beauty products you put on your body will absorb through your skin and go into your blood stream. 

There have been numerous times throughout my life where I have had bizarre skin reactions and couldn't figure out what was causing them. Now that I know I'm non-celiac gluten sensitive, I'm sure my skin irritations were a result from the gluten and grains in my beauty products. For example, a few years ago I had a really bad reaction to eye makeup and I'd wake up every morning with itchy swollen eyes. I couldn't figure out what was causing the reaction. I didn't know why my makeup one day started to bother me when I had been using it for years. The various brands you find at drugstores or make-up stores would cause my skin to get excessively oily, too dry, or itchy. 

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Topics: Health, Product Reviews, Cosmetics

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