Allergens Included:
Gluten/Wheat, Lactose, Milk, Egg and Yeast

Please keep in mind that my "Allergy-Free" recipes are geared toward these food allergies only and to the best of my knowledge, do not contain these allergens.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Lactose Intolerance versus Milk Allergy: The true difference.

Lactose does not equal Milk:

There are several different types of food allergy testing.  The majority of physicians use IgE testing.  This is the testing for food allergies :foods that you eat that produce an immediate response after ingestion.   These are allergies with an immediate prophylactic response that can even lead to death.

Food intolerance is found with a completely different test.  This test is the IgG test.  If you are intolerant to a food, you may not have an immediate reaction but it can be affecting your insides without easily pinpointed side-effects.  When you ingest something that you are intolerant to, your body releases antibodies to "fight" this substance.  This is your secondary immune response to the foods.  The IgG testing is what tests for these antibodies.  So even though you may be drinking lactose-free milk, if you are are intolerant to casein which is milk protein that is not removed in just lactose-free milk, then you are still significantly harming your stomach and immune system.  This can lead to leaky gut syndrome which was described in my previous POST.

This is Dr. Charles Parker:
Please take a few minutes to listen.

For more information on IgE testing versus IgG testing, you can check out Dr. Parker's Website or listen to this sound clip below:

Hope that helps!!