By Robert Cohen Executive Director Text Only

LACTOSE INTOLERANCE

Fifty million Americans experience intestinal discomfort
after consuming milk, cheese, or ice cream (Postgraduate
Medicine, 1994;95). Symptoms include stomach pain, gas,
and diarrhea.

Lactose, a milk sugar, is made up of two other sugars,
glucose and galactose. Galactose has been identified
as a causative factor in heart disease, cataracts, and
glaucoma. Most adults "lack" the enzyme, lactase, to
break down lactose. Instead, lactose is broken down
by bacteria in the lower intestines. Their own body
wastes combine with those sugars to ferment into
toxins causing bloating and cramps.

Once a correct diagnosis is established, there is a
simple cure: NOTMILK!

In April of 1999, the Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
(volume 28:3) reported:

"Introduction of a lactose-free dietary regime relieves
symptoms in most patients...who remain largely unaware
of the relationship between food intake and symptoms."


Robert Cohen author of:   MILK A-Z
(201-871-5871)
Executive Director (notmilkman@notmilk.com)
Dairy Education Board
http://www.notmilk.com


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