Wonder whether you have an allergy to dairy OR whether you’re lactose intolerant?

We learned last week that there are many ways that we can react to the same foods, in this case, dairy.  Let’s discuss the three ways we can react to casein, the main protein in cow dairy.

These are the common symptoms of a “hidden” reaction (IGG antibodies in blood) to dairy protein:

  • Fatigue for no reason
  • Pinkish-purplish circles under the eyes (we call these “allergy shiners”) and many children have these!
  • Puffiness under the eyes
  • Horizontal creases in the lower eyelid
  • Chronic fluid retention
  • Chronic swollen glands
  • Chronic bloating and gas
  • Headaches
  • Joint pain, body aches
  • Acne, eczema, hives, itching, rashes
  • These reactions are usually delayed, up to 2 days after eating the food, and chronic.

Whereas these are the symptoms of lactose intolerance, which is the inability to digest the carbohydrate, <