- 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."
Fifty million Americans experience intestinal discomfort
after consuming milk, cheese, or ice cream (Postgraduate
Medicine, 1994;95). Symptoms include stomach pain, gas,
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!
- Lactose Intolerance
"An estimated 50 million Americans experience intestinal
discomfort after consuming dairy products. Symptoms include
bloating, stomach pain, cramps, gas, or diarrhea. Lactose
intolerance is widespread...Lactose maldigestion may coexist
in adults with irritable bowel syndrome and in children with
recurrent abdominal pain. Management consists primarily
of dietary changes."
Postgraduate Medicine, 1998 Sep, 104:3
"Overall, about 75 percent of the world's population,
including 25 percent of those in the U.S., lose their
lactase enzymes after weaning."
Journal of the American Dietetic Assoc. 1996; 96
"Lactose malabsorption and lactase deficiency are
chronic organic pathologic conditions characterized
by abdominal pain and distention, flatulence, and the
passage of loose, watery stools. Once correct diagnosis
is established, introduction of a lactose-free dietary
regime relieves symptoms in most patients...who remain
largely unaware of the relationship between food intake
Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology, 1999 Apr, 28:3