getting enough calcium in your diet
Once you learn you are allergic to milk, you may wonder how to replace that 240 mg of calcium per glass back in your diet. The obvious answer is to take calcium supplements on a daily basis. But there are foods that supply a good amount of calcium that you should be aware of:
● leafy green vegetables
● dried fruit
● enriched soy milk, rice milk, or tofu
● baked beans
Lactose is milk sugar. It is found in all kinds of milk - cow's milk, goat's milk, sheep's milk and even breast milk, as well as different types of dairy products that are made from milk. Lactose is composed of two sugars (glucose and galactose) and these sugars need to be broken down to be absorbed and utilized by the body. An enzyme called lactase performs this “breaking-down” process.
Whereas a very small percentage of the population is allergic to milk, it is estimated that 70% of the world's population has trouble digesting lactose, so lactose accounts for the vast majority of milk-related digestive problems. Lactose intolerance also seems to be correlated with advancing age and certain racial backgrounds. For example, about 90% of blacks will experience a lactose intolerance.
When one is lactose intolerant, meaning you either have too little lactase (mentioned above) or none at all, the lactose you ingest from dairy products is not digested. This lack of digestion causing a variety of unpleasant symptoms, including: gas, bloating, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and nausea. Symptoms are related to the amount of lactose you ingest, so people who have small amounts of lactose can often get away with no symptoms at all.
yogurt, sour cream, and aged cheeses like cheddar, Swiss, parmesan and goat's cheese
There’s another convenient way to enjoy dairy if you are lactose intolerant. The lactase enzyme can be purchased at health food stores. Simply take a lactase pill as directed before eating dairy foods and you can avoid the annoying symptoms associated with intolerance.
The main conventional treatment for food allergies is allergen avoidance. Thus you need to find out the foods causing your reactions, and then avoid them.
Medical treatment can include the following:
Epinephrine - given for severe allergic reactions. When injected, it acts as a bronchodilator
Diphenhydramine (Benadryl) - A common antihistamine
Corticosteroid - Reduces swelling and various symptoms of allergic reactions. A cream/ointment may be given for skin reactions
I’d like to end this section with a personal note that I feel most passionate about. Even though a quick, effective cure of milk allergy is now available, most people do not know a cure exists. For example, in a survey conducted by the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI), 60% of the people surveyed said they were not aware of any treatments for allergies other than medications.
Many have found Energy-based allergy elimination treatments to be a quick, effective, and permanent cure of food and environmental allergies.. I’m not talking about a lengthy, expensive treatment. My milk allergy was cured in one, simple twenty minute session.
I urge you to thoroughly examine our section about “The New 24-hour Allergy Cure.” I feel this cure has saved my life, irrespective of its simplicity and ease of delivery. There are literally thousands of practitioners who are curing food allergy and environmental allergy with energy-based treatments.
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