Allergy is a disorder where the body reacts abnormally to one or more substances. These substances can affect the body through the respiratory tract through the skin or through the gut (food allergy).
Dairy products are one of the biggest sources of allergies. It is estimated that 2-3% of children develop true milk allergy during the early years of life. Symptoms are mainly diarrhea, eczema or asthma. The symptoms usually disappear when children grow older.
In addition, a much larger group suffering from intolerance. Intolerance often occurs as a kind of hidden allergies. The effects do not result necessarily in immediate symptoms, but seems increasingly reflected in insidious symptoms such as fatigue, recurrent infections of the ears, nose or throat, depression, hyperactivity or irritability. Intolerant does not enjoy the great recognition of the established medical world, primarily because the disease, in contrast to most forms of allergy can not be detected in blood samples.
Experiences among alternative practitioners and physicians shows that up to 75% of the symptoms disappear if the milk products discharged from the diet. Many people do not tolerate milk products. These include Inuit, Indians, Asians, Africans and people from the Middle East. They do not have the enzyme in the intestine, which splits lactose (see more about lactose below). (more…)