Do You Have Milk Allergies?

Written by Cari Haus

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Symptoms of Milk Allergies

According to Dr. Agatha Thrash, ( website), milk allergies aren't only sinus infections, rashes or a leaking nose. They can also lead to confusion, poor brain function in children and much physical suffering. Babies sufferrepparttar most since their nutrition comes mostly from a diet of milk. Children may experience pain, loss of appetite, itching or burning ofrepparttar 143919 mouth with ulcerations ofrepparttar 143920 lining ofrepparttar 143921 mouth, all due to cow's milk.

Swelling ofrepparttar 143922 lips, tongue, chronic coughing, asthma, rhinitis, bronchitis, urinary bleeding, constipation, and recurrent pneumonia can be symptoms of milk allergies. Because of diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain, gastrointestinal problems can occur. Ulcerative colitis has been shown to have acute exacerbations withrepparttar 143923 use of milk. "In reality, cow's milk, especially processed cow's milk, has been linked to a variety of health problems, including: mucous production, hemoglobin loss, childhood diabetes, heart disease, atherosclerosis, arthritis, kidney stones, mood swings, depression, irritability, ALLERGIES." Townsend Medical Letter, May, 1995, Julie Klotter, MD.

Many adults have some degree of lactose intolerance. For them, eating or drinking dairy products causes problems like cramping, bloating, gas, and diarrhea. It may manifest as breathing difficulty, hives and rashes, or serious pain inrepparttar 143924 gut leading to inability to get nourishment from food and dangerous weight loss. These symptoms can range from mild to severe (

According to some authors about one-fifth of children with cow's milk allergy have central nervous system disorders. Bedwetting has been ascribed to milk allergy along with cystitis andrepparttar 143925 nephrotic syndrome. Failure to thrive and sudden infant death syndrome has been felt to be due to milk allergies. In adultsrepparttar 143926 tension-fatigue syndrome may be due to milk allergy. It can also cause migraines, sleep difficulties and asthma. Israel Journal of Medical Sciences 1983;19(9):806-809 Pediatrics 1989;84(4):595-603


Certain ethnic groups are much more likely to have lactose intolerance. For example, 90 percent of Asians, 70 percent of blacks and Native Americans, and 50 percent of Hispanics are lactose-intolerant, compared to only about 15 percent of people of Northern European descent. (Harvard School of Public Health)


In conclusion, consider this quote from Family "Lastly, it is important to note thatrepparttar 143927 milk we drink was created by God to feed baby cows. It is full of essential nutrients to grow a nice big cow, not a baby human. Nowhere in nature will you find adult animals drinking milk. Onlyrepparttar 143928 babies drink milk. Why should humans be any different? Cow's milk is for baby cows; human milk is for baby humans. Save yourself a multitude of health problems and makerepparttar 143929 switch to soy or rice milk. Or better yet, give it up completely.¨

Laurie Snyman is co-owner of The Vegetarian Express,, a website offering easy-to-prepare vegan food mixes and seasonings.

Choosing Hiking Boots

Written by Marty Rubenski

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Have your feet properly measured and wearrepparttar type and thickness of sock you will be wearing onrepparttar 143733 trail when trying on boots. Boots should fit snugly but not too tightly. Remember they will become more comfortable with wear. Make sure they fit and provide support around your ankle and instep. You will need good ankle support, especially when carrying a pack. Hiking boots will never feel as comfortable as that old favorite pair of sneakers, but if you develop blisters or have pressure points, then you need a different boot. Look for boots with foam padding aroundrepparttar 143734 ankle and tongue for comfort. Removable inserts will help to fine-tune for a perfect fit.

Once you’ve foundrepparttar 143735 perfect pair of hiking boots, be sure to break them in slowly. Start with short walks aroundrepparttar 143736 neighborhood and progress to 3 or 4 hour hikes before that weeklong hiking vacation.

This article may be freely reprinted in its entirety only if unaltered andrepparttar 143737 resource box is included with live links.

Marty is the editor of a number of websites including #1 Outdoor Gear and

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