Where do we go from here? We hope that a brilliant researcher reads this and looks into lactose as a cause of modern diseases and writes about it. The purpose of this series was not to scare you away from ever touching dairy again, but to show some correlations and possible causation. Obviously since not every single person that drinks milk also has an AI disease, there is more to the story. Could it also be the fact that we wean babies onto a low-fiber diet and at the same time give them immune stimulating lactose? All of the 'baby antibiotics' surely don't help, either. We singled out MS in this series, but we've also seen a nearly identical correlation to Type 1 Diabetes, and possibly with many other auto-immune diseases that are thought to be gut-related.
Friday, May 15, 2015
Sunday, May 10, 2015
A genetic trait, known as lactase persistence (LP), allows carriers of the gene to drink milk after they are weaned. The 'dairy councils' of the world, with the backing of the medical profession, want everyone drinking MOAR MILK. Our very own Gabriella Kadar, DDS, made the connection that possibly this lactase persistence gene was the root cause, or co-factor of a modern disease, multiple sclerosis.
Gabriella recently discussed this phenomenon with Gemma. Gemma, per usual, dug up many good papers and connected some dots that got Gabriella really scared! Possibly there's even more to the story than MS...
Thursday, May 7, 2015
Part 3 is from Gabriella Kadar, DDS, a practicing dentist from Toronto. Over her many years seeing patients, she put together a working hypothesis about a connection between lactose intolerance and multiple sclerosis (MS). The connection between lactose and MS has never been explored before. Gab promises she will continue writing about this, here, as she finds the time.
Sunday, May 3, 2015
As we learned in the previous post, the lifelong ability to digest lactose is actually a genetic "defect". Could there be adverse consequences to consuming milk despite the benefits? If lactose reaches the colon whole, doesn't that make it a prebiotic fiber?