Dr Oz: Could You Be Sensitive To Dairy?
A woman named Karen shared with Dr Oz that she has a weakness for dairy, with her biggest weakness being cheese. For breakfast, she puts cheese in her omelets and adds milk to her oatmeal. For lunch she has a health salad, but adds cheese to it. For dinner, she’ll have chicken with provolone on it and sour cream on her potatoes.
She said osteoporosis runs in her family, and she’s a runner so she wants to keep her bones healthy and strong. However, she’s worried about how the dairy and cheese and affecting her health because she has diarrhea bloating, and cramping. She’s never been tested for a dairy intolerance because she feels like she’s lived with it for so long that she doesn’t even know what normal is.
Dr Oz: Dairy Allergy Vs Intolerance
Karen said she was 12 or 13 when the negative symptoms started, but she just lived with it because of her love for dairy. Dr Oz asked Karen what she feared more: never having cheese again or the possibility that cheese is doing damage to the inside of her body. She said both.
Dr Oz took Karen to the Truth Tube to see if she could possibly have a dairy allergy or an intolerance issue. A dairy allergy happens when you’re allergic to a protein in the milk. Karen has a slight sensitivity, which means some of her antibodies react and some don’t. Dr Oz said it explains why she doesn’t get really sick, but yet something isn’t quite right. Then, they did the test to see if she was intolerant by giving her concentrated lactose. The National Institutes of Health says that within two hours, at least 30 points of lactose should be absorbed, and Karen’s number was a 22.The good news is that Dr Oz had a plan for Karen that would allow her to still enjoy her cheese.