Dairy Foods– Firing Up Inflammation
You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream – or maybe because we ate it. That burning sensation may not be caused by the hot chocolate on that sundae. Those of us with lupus, IBS, Crohn’s disease, Celiac disease, ulcerative colitis and many other conditions generally do not do well on dairy foods. As I reported in Lupus and a Wolf-Wise Diet
dairy products are inflammatories that can heat up our lupus, even into fiery flare.
Milk is not good for everybody, even if they don’t have AI illnesses, as Marketing Milk and Disease
explains. With or without lupus, if you cope with abdominal cramping, bloating, flatulence or diarrhea, you could be lactose intolerant. More of us are than we or our doctors realize and yet few of us are ever tested.
The Great Smokies Diagnostic Laboratory explains all about the Lactose Intolerance Breath Test
in three good pages, including how it works and how to get it done. It also lists lactose sources you might expect and sneaky nondairy ones you probably would never suspect.
is an excellent information packed website for us lupies or others, with important info on lactose drops and dairy-laced birth control pills on the homepage and The Really BIG List of Lactose Percentages
in all sorts of dairy and nondairy products. Be sure to follow the links to Carper's SuperGuide to Dairy Products
and Dairy or Nondairy? The Experts Speak
To get cooking without stirring up digestive distress, you can read the Lactose-Free Low-Lactose Diet
Sample Lactose Free Menu at Jackson Gastroenterology. You can pick up more tips for Dealing with a dairy-free diet
and Meat Analogs, Dairy Substitutes, And Egg Alternatives With Soy-Free Substitutes
. Bon Appetit!