This was a very helpful and informative article since I have noticed that I am sensitive to gluten and have been wondering what I should do next. It points out some of the problems with currently used methods of diagnosing and helped me feel better able to make an informed decision about my own health.
“…When Jane’s results came back negative, her physician told her that she did not need to follow a gluten-free diet. She was relieved and excited, but she also told me she knew something was still wrong because of her ongoing gastrointestinal symptoms. I convinced her to go gluten-free for two weeks and see if she felt any relief. By the end of the first week, her gastrointestinal symptoms had gone away. Her question to me then became, “Do I have gluten sensitivity? Was the test a false negative? What should I do?”…”
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This is a super interesting article! Here’s one of the ingredients listed that is so important to know about since almost everyone drinks milk or uses milk products (cheese, yogurt, ice cream, sour cream, cream cheese, etc.). It is because of things like this, as well as other reasons, that I left off using cow’s milk quite a while back. And, as a side note, I found that my seasonal allergies went from horrific to now where I barely notice a difference during allergy season! That sure made me happy! 😀
“3. Recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone and Recombinant Bovine Somatropin
“To increase milk production in cows, many U.S. dairy farmers have turned to recombinant bovine growth hormone (rBGH) and recombinant bovine somatropin (rBST). The use of these synthetic hormones is not permitted in the European Union, Canada, and some other countries, due to human and animal health risks. According to the American Cancer Society, cows treated with rBGH tend to develop more udder infections (mastitis). These cows are given more antibiotics than cows not given rBGH, and this increased use of antibiotics might lead to more antibiotic-resistant bacteria which could pose a health concern for people. To dodge these controversial chemicals try buying milk labeled rBGH/rBST-free or organic milk…”
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