Milk protein is the second most common intolerant when we test it in the clinic. The following excerpt from Dr Pizzorno's 'The Toxin Solution' may explain why we become intolerant to the sugar component (lactose).
Mother's milk is a natural food for infants, but once we leave infancy, most people's intestinal cells stop producing lactase, the enzyme needed to digest milk sugar. Some people continue to produce lactase into adulthood but lose it in later life. Lactose intolerance is especially common in adults of African, Mexican and Mediterranian...
If cost is an issue and you can't afford to go organic, it is good to know that some foods are less toxic than others. In his book 'The Toxin Solution', Dr Pizzorno refers to the list featured below featuring the worst and best foods to buy, based on levels of toxicity from pesticides and other toxins. See table below.
Worst and Best Foods (www.ewg.org)
Dirty Dozen (+2)
A new study, published in the British Journal of Nutrition, and using data from 6,438 women collected over the course of 12 years has found that an anti-inflammatory diet may actually lower the risk of depression. Compared to women consuming a pro-inflammatory diet, the researchers found that an anti-inflammatory diet reduced the likelihood of depression by a very significant 26%. The Lorisian food intolerance test we can do here is designed to reduce inflammation so therefore can help with depression.
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When you receive your food intolerance results and wonder what on earth you're going to eat in the morning, then try this recipe that my wife Lianne found recently by James Duigan. Called the 'Clean and Lean Super Breakfast', it contains all things good and none of the typical ingredients that come up in the food intolerance test we do.
2 Tablespoons Oats, 2 Brazil Nuts, 2 Almonds, 2 Walnuts or Pecans, 1 teaspoon ground flaxseed, 1 tablespoon Pumpkin Seeds, 1 teaspoon Chia Seeds, 60ml Rice Milk, 60ml Filtered Water.
In this case of a 13 year old female called Nyah, there was a 4 year history of right knee pain following a skiing trip. The pain was in the medial thigh, around the bulk of the vastus medialis (tear drop muscle). Scans revealed nothing so physiotherapy was ordered via the GP. Several sessions were taken, based around exercises, but the pain persisted.
When I examined Nyah, neurological and orthopaedic tests were unremarkeable, however I did find that she couldn’t contract several muscles eccentrically if I applied only a small force.The...
Being obese or overweight arises from excess energy consumption, relative to expenditure, over long periods. Although eating patterns are influenced by many factors, such as cultural, social and commercial factors, the regulation of food intake and uptake in the body is a very complex process, which involves biochemical signals and hormones from many sources including the brain-gastrointestinal axis, fat stores and the pancreas. Even the fat cells, adipocytes, themselves are highly specialised to play important roles in energy storage,...
The following video is of a young female, a keen Crossfitter called Kia. She presented to me with no pain, but felt that some movements were not quite right when her body was under load in Crossfit i.e. Olympic lifting, squats, deadlifts etc.
On examination, it was noted that she could not contract 3 large muscles eccentrically unless she pressed on, or subsequently took out her conch piercing on the left. Of note, she also had a piercing on the right ear in the Crus Helix, however I couldnt find a weakness associated with it. Its not to say it wasn't...
This was a very interesting case of an 11 year old girl called Laila, with a history of clumsiness and an inability to walk upstairs without looking at her feet. I became interested in this as chiropractors tend to think clumsiness is often just poor proprioception (or the inability really control sensory feedback to the muscles).
When I checked this patient through, she was completely unable to contract any large muscle I tested eccentrically (global inhibition). This is a good test that provides information as to how the body responds...