The Lactose Intolerance Clearinghouse Has Moved.

My old website can be found at www.stevecarper.com/li I am no longer updating the site, so there will be dead links. The static information provided by me is still sound.

For quick offline reference, you can purchase Planet Lactose: The Best of the Blog as an ebook on Smashwords.com or Amazon.com or BarnesandNoble.com or a whole lot of other places that Smashwords is suppose to distribute the book to. Almost 100,000 words on LI, allergies, milk products, milk-free products, and the genetics of intolerance, along with large helpings of the weirdness that is the Net.

I suffer the universal malady of spam and adbots, so I moderate comments here. That may mean you'll see a long lag before I remember to check the site and approve them. Despite the gap, you'll always get your say. I read every single one, and every legitimate one gets posted.


Monday, January 05, 2009

Updated Go Dairy Free Diet and Health Journal

Alisa Fleming of the GoDairyFree.org website is always doing something interesting. Today's news is that she's issuing an Updated Go Dairy Free Diet and Health Journal.

Just in time for those New Year's resolutions, the Go Dairy Free Diet & Health Journal has been updated, and is now available as a FREE download via the Go Dairy Free Ebook & Downloads Page. The Journal was originally created a few years ago in conjunction with The Dairy Free Challenge, a simple 10-day dairy elimination "test" to help identify milk sensitivities and intolerances that may be leading to unwanted symptoms (digestive distress, acne, headaches, respiratory problems, fatigue, etc.). The challenge has proven successful for many Go Dairy Free viewers. However, for those of you who are already committed to a dairy-free diet, or who have other dietary concerns, such as weight loss, chronic disease, additional food sensitivities, or general health and disease prevention, this journal is a great way to track your diet and how you feel each day.

The journal includes 2 weeks (14 days) of full page entries. Each page is divided into segments to help you track what you ate, how you felt each day (including a sizable list of symptoms with severity ratings), and any additional notes of importance. If you wish to track your diet for more than 2 weeks, the journal can be saved to your hard drive, reprinted or downloaded at any time for free.

Various types of medical tests are available to help identify food allergies and intolerances, yet many doctors continue to recommend dietary tracking and elimination diets as the "gold standard" for identifying food sensitivities. Why? For starters, it is hard to argue with your own body. Food allergy tests frequently produce both false positives and false negative, but monitoring your own symptoms in reaction to particular foods (keeping in mind that some symptoms may be delayed by as much as 48 hours) offers a more clear cut answer on the culprit. Also, elimination diets are cheap; no pile up of medical testing bills. Nonetheless, you should always speak with a physician before undergoing any change in diet, especially when a severe food allergy may be of concern.

Go to this this page for a free download.

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