Cure Your Lactose Intolerance Naturally
…with Joanne Trujillo Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture
If you are one of the millions of people who suffer from lactose intolerance or any kind of sensitivity to dairy, then you know how much it can affect your quality of life for the worse. Today, I would like to share with a bit of knowledge about what these intolerances are, but, more importantly, I want you to know how you can cure your sensitivity quickly, easily and effectively.
Let’s talk a little bit about what lactose ‘intolerance’ is:
Lactose is milk sugar found in milk and other dairy products. Lactase is the enzyme used to promote the process of converting lactose into usable forms of energy such as glucose and galactose.
People that are lactose intolerant have a deficiency of the enzyme lactase, and therefore have problems breaking down and thus digesting anything containing lactose… which includes all dairies. Most people are born with lactase, so that they can digest mother’s breast milk. As we get older and are weaned off human milk, we gradually decrease production of lactase as there is not as a great a need for it. This decrease in overall production peaks by about age 4 years old.
We should note that lactose intolerance is very different from a true milk allergy. Lactose intolerance is the inability of our digestive systems to process lactose. An allergy to milk is an immune mediated response where our bodies actually attack the proteins found in milk. Both of these disorders produce many of the same symptoms, but a milk allergy may be more severe.
Where does lactase deficiency come from?
Primary lactase deficiency is widely thought to be genetic, and is therefore easily passed from parent to child. Secondary lactose intolerance is caused by damage to the small intestine occurring during infancy. There could be various causes including parasitic or biotic intestinal infections, diarrhea, inflammatory bowel conditions and even chemotherapy treatment. Finally there is also a congenital form of lactase insufficiency that prevents lactase expression from birth. In these rare cases, infants cannot drink their mother’s milk, or anything else’s for that matter.
What are the primary symptoms?
The most common symptoms are gas, bloating, abdominal cramping, diarrhea, and vomiting that occur about 2 hours after eating dairy, with the worst symptoms occurring when drinking milk. The problem begins in the duodenum of our digestive symptoms, where, in the absence of lactase, lactose is not broken down properly and then does not pass through the wall of the small intestine, as it should, to enter the blood. Instead, it flows down into the large intestine where it becomes fermented. What happens when sugar ferments? Gas, and plenty of it.
With the milk allergy, you can expect more of the same, but in addition you may experience typical allergy symptoms effecting the sinus such as stuffy or running nose, sneezing and itchy eyes.
What is the treatment?
Living with a lactose intolerance or sensitivity is not fun. The traditional treatment recommendation for any one suffering from lack of this little enzyme is brilliant: one must avoid one of the great food pleasures in existence: diary. In all forms. Forever. That means no cheese, yogurt, frozen yogurt, ice cream, milk shakes, lattes, alfredo sauce, chocolate mousse, whipped cream…. The list goes on. Even worse, for babies, this means no breast milk. That is truly a travesty, and will effect the child’s immune system for the rest of his or her life, predisposing the child to poor immune function, compromised digestive function, asthma, eczema, allergies, and more.
This is no way to live!
Fortunately, I have a very simple solution to a big problem: NAET Allergy Elimination. With this simple system, I can cure your lactose intolerance in one to three sessions.
How does it work?
I use a simple set of tests involving kinetic muscle testing to identify which components of dairy you are reacting to. The most popular culprits are lactose, casein and lactic acid. Once we have positively identified our allergens, I eliminate them one per session. The elimination process is simple: I give you a vial to hold containing a sample of the allergen, in this case, lactose. We do a quick and easy treatment on your back addressing your spinal nerves, and then I reinforce our treatment with an acupuncture point protocol. The overall experience feels great, is deeply relaxing, and best of all…it works.
This system works by basically interacting with your nervous system and your brain, our primary messaging body. I like to say we are ‘reprogramming the computer’. When you have sensitivity, your computer has determined that lactose is a dangerous substance and is sending out the message that it is not to be broken down and assimilated into the body. This results in poor digestive function, and you then experience all of the lovely side effects of that.
By introducing the presence of lactose (contained within the vial) back into your body’s electromagnetic field by placing it in your hand, and then stimulating your central nervous system while maintaining that contact, we are adjusting the brain’s perception of danger. We are basically telling the nervous system that lactose is non-threatening and should not illicit any negative responses when eaten, e.g.: gas, bloating, diarrhea etc. The treatment is the same for a true milk allergy, but the nervous system will address the immune response rather than the digestive system.
What’s the best part? After a brief 25-hour avoidance period of anything dairy, you can eat it again! You can enjoy any dairy product without any discomfort. And, this system is totally safe for babies and kids too. If your child does not want the treatment to include any acupuncture, no problem. I have many alternative tools for children that we can use to get the same result that are both comfortable and effective.
It is totally possible. I’ve treated many patients with this very system with great success. Some people can clear the sensitivity within a single session and have no further issues, while others may require a few more. Children are the most responsive of all, and this treatment can really change a kid’s life from a very early age. At the end of the day, the result for everyone is the same: a decreased or total absence of symptoms when consuming dairy after receiving treatment.
If you have been led to believe that lactose intolerance, sensitivity, or milk allergy is something that you must endure for the rest of your life, well, get excited. Because Chinese Medicine and NAET Allergy Elimination can offer you what Western medicine cannot—a real promise for a cure.
It would be my pleasure to help you or your child change your life! Call or email me today to discuss you, or your child’s, individual case.
Joanne Trujillo Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture
Highlands Wellness Center
2543 Eliot St
Denver CO 80211