By Alane Palmer, ND, CNC
How many times has the doctor asked you, or your children, “How many glasses of milk do you drink a day?” They are hoping you’ll say a few glasses a day, to get your daily percentage of calcium in. But, in reality, your body doesn’t need all that dairy, and in some case,s it may even be harming your body.
Three out of four people have an intolerance to dairy foods. Examples of dairy are milk, yogurt, ice cream, and cheese. How do you know if you have a dairy intolerance or sensitivity? We can help you determine this with our food sensitivities testing that is called IgG and IgE foods test, a simple blood test done at a lab.
If you have some of the following persistent symptoms, you may have a dairy intolerance or sensitivity:
Frequent cold or flu
Low iron levels
If you do decide to ditch dairy, there are many dairy-free foods to choose from to support calcium levels. Here are just a few of these foods:
An interesting fact to note: when you consume foods high in calcium, it’s important also to include foods that are high in vitamin D -The body needs vitamin D to help absorb calcium!
Is it time to ditch dairy? If you are, you’re not alone, and there are plenty of non-dairy options out there for you and your family to help you reach your daily calcium intake. A simple Igg IgE food allergy blood test can determine if ditching the dairy is the right move for you!
We care about you and are here to help you. If you are interested in finding if you or a family member has a dairy intolerance or other food intolerance, contact our office today!
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Medical disclaimer: Our tests cannot be used to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. All test results are to be used as educational materials and as a guide to help support your overall health and wellness. Always discuss health concerns with your medical doctor.