Food & Lactose Intolerance
Food intolerance is the inability to
completely break down food resulting in cramps, bloating,
wind, diarrhoea etc.
(milk) is the most common form and affects half the world
population. Food Allergy is not Lactose Intolerance. A guide
Food & Milk Allergy
Food allergy is caused when the immune
system mistakenly responds to food proteins thinking they
are harmful substances. Symptoms include vomiting, itching,
rash, and hives. Allergies in children are very common,
but treatment with digestive enzymes may prove very helpful.
Coeliac or simply Wheat Sensitive?
In Coeliac Disease, gluten causes damage
to the small intestines, however, more people are wheat
sensitive. This shows negative in blood tests. Read how
to diagnose and avoid false negative screening results.
Baby colic is very distressing to both the baby and the
parents. However, studies conclude that half the babies
suffer due to lactase deficiency. This is easily treated
by neutralising milk with lactase enzyme.
IBS or Simply Food Intolerance?
Medical studies confirmed 50% of patients diagnosed with
Irritable Bowel Syndrome may in fact be Lactose Intolerant.
Omitting dairy products from their diet, or treating it
with enzymes has helped them start a new life. Since IBS
symptoms are similar to LI, diagnosis can be confusing.
Carbohydrate Intolerance and Obesity
The inability to break down starch and other sugars leads
to bloating, wind, cramps, diarrhoea, etc. Now there is
evidence that obesity may be related to carbohydrate intolerance.
There is some good news with the help of digestive enzymes
Food Additives & E Numbers
The Romans used them, they come in 'numbers' or in weird
names. Some are healthy but others are 'bad' despite being
approved for consumption and depending where you live. Watch
out for the ones to avoid and the others not to worry about
Fructose Intolerance vs. Malabsorption
Fructose Intolerance is a rare genetical disorder and
leads to severe symptoms and may prove dangerous.
Fructose Malabsorption has symptoms similar to Lactose
Intolerance and avoidance of fruits helps.
Alcohol Allergy & Intolerance
Once ingested, alcohol is quickly broken down by enzymes
produced in the liver. Otherwise it is a toxin and the body
will react. Many people of oriental origin lack this enzyme
and this explains why they turn red when drinking alcohol.
So what is the cure?