# 1 - WHY FOLLOW "SCD"? > THE HIDDEN CONNECTION BETWEEN ACNE & GLUTEN


THE HIDDEN CONNECTION BETWEEN ACNE & GLUTEN



KAY'S NOTE:  Elaine Gottshall proved in her research that gluten intolerance is the direct result of toxins produced by Candida/bacterial overgrowth in the intestinal tract occurring as a result of genetic propensity and consuming an abundance of processed foods of sugars, starches, gum stabilizers, antibiotics and/or other drugs, stress, chemical exposure, preservatives, etc. She also found that when the bifidus bacteria are starved of the foods they thrive on, they often mutate and continue to live, thrive and multiply on other food sources. Therefore, bifidus/bifida bacteria are prohibited on the SCD (in both the homemade lactose-free SCD yogurt and in supplements).