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Dr. Benjamin Barankin was recently quoted by Global News discussing gluten and beauty products:

White cream bottle on blank label package for mock up on a green leaves background. The concept of natural beauty products.

Bread has taken a major hit in recent years thanks to the gluten free movement that blames the pantry staple (as well as favourites like pizza, pasta and rice) for excessive bloating, gas and other gastrointestinal discomforts. But for the avidly anti-gluten, the perilous protein isn’t just banned from passing through their lips, it can’t go over them, either. These are the proponents of gluten free beauty products, a sector of the gluten free market that has many experts questioning its validity.

“Gluten has no effect on the skin,” says Dr. Benjamin Barankin, medical director of the Toronto Dermatology Centre. “Unless you have a severe allergy to gluten, which is rare, there is no need for gluten free beauty products.”

Check it out here: Do we need to take gluten out of our beauty products?

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