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amberleigh

Question About Enterolab Results

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So, I eat dairy constantly...sour cream, butter, yogurt, cheese. Not so much straight milk or ice cream, but some. I notice I might be a little bloated or gassy after eating them but I don't have diarrhea or any severe reactions.

My Enterolab results were...

Fecal anti-casein (cow's milk) IgA antibody 25 Units (Normal Range <10 Units)

So apparently I have a milk/casein issue as well, right? What to do? Is it destroying my small intesting like the gluten would? Or is it just a matter of me being uncomfortable (bloat/gas) if I choose to eat it?

Thanks!

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dr. fine believes that no one should consume dairy products----i think that is regardless of what test results you have. have you ever tried taking lactose supplements to see if it relieves the bloating and gas?

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dr. fine believes that no one should consume dairy products----i think that is regardless of what test results you have. have you ever tried taking lactose supplements to see if it relieves the bloating and gas?

Well, that makes me feel better. So does everyone get results that say they're sensitive to casein?

I have tried drinking Lactaid in the past...and taking Lactaid pills, but never really noticed *too much* of a difference. I guess I could give it a try again. Thanks for the tip!!!

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yes, dairy can damage the villi like gluten does.

personally, I am not going to be giving up gluten & harm my body by eating dairy, soy, or corn syrup, or gluten free grains... (well a rare threat of a brownie or something made with coconut milk & maybe cornbread 4 times a year again only made with corn meal and coconut milk) But no way am I eating grains every day. not to mention sodas, or coffee which I also would not touch ever...

but it is a process, I did not eat this healthy when I first started. But I have learned along the way...

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No, I've seen people report results saying they aren't sensitive to casein.

The lack of severe reactions following something doesn't mean anything. If you are having casein all the time, you could have built up a tolerance to it or are in a constant state of reaction. See how you react to the stuff after you've been off it awhile.

Of course, any sort of reaction should give you pause, even if it isn't severe. IMHO, of course B)

I believe you can read online what Dr. Fine thinks of casein.

I wouldn't be shocked if a casein intolerant person doesn't get diarrhea from it. The most common reaction seems to be constipation. Of course, there is the bloating, etc., too. I also get sinus problems from casein.

If you are unsure, go casein-free and see how you feel. Did something get better? Now try it again -- did something get worse?

Enterolab told me I was soy intolerant and I had never noticed a problem. I went off soy and my complexion improved. Didn't see that one coming! Now if I have a bit of soy, I feel icky.

On the other hand, they told me I was yeast intolerant. I went off it and didn't notice a change. I've tried challenging this now and don't notice a problem. So either my yeast problem has cleared up or my result was within the margin of error for the test (I had a 11; 10 or above is defined as intolerant). Your casein result is probably beyond any margin of error, though.

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