“I often have the feeling I have to go but when I get to the bathroom nothing happens. I am irregular and my stools tend to be thin and there is mucous. I am full of gas—I wake up with it in the morning and have to control it all the time. I feel fat because even if I lose weight my abdomen looks too big. After several medical examinations they find nothing wrong!”
The foregoing gives a patient’s view of the misery of spastic colon. Usually the doctors do find nothing demonstrably wrong with the bowel. It is simply the diet that doesn’t fit the individual. And the most frequent troublemaker is MILK! No, this is not allergy to casein, the milk protein. This is lactose intolerance, inability to digest the milk sugar. Lactose is the same, whether it is obtained from humans, cows, goats, sheep, horses, or camels. One cup of animal milk contains between two and three teaspoonfuls (10 to 15 grams) of lactose. As a rule, lactose intolerant people get bowel symptoms if they ingest more than 5 to 10 grams per day, i.e. less than a 8 ounces of milk.
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