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Many people with Fibromyalgia suffer from stomach pain but a large number of the general population also suffer with major digestive problems with symptoms anywhere from bloating, indigestion, gas, acid reflux, diarrhea, constipation and pain throughout the digestive system.

There are numerous over the counter and prescription pills for stomach pain but do any really work and what organ damage or side effects are you trading off for? All for a food that isn’t right for your body anyways.

If they really solved the problem, we wouldn’t be seeing monthly prescriptions repeated for infinity or the over the counter remedy we throw in with our weekly groceries. Does anyone ever read the side effects of those products?

In my world, I find the cause of the upset and eliminate it. Growing up as a child, I thought it was normal to have a stomach ache. Now I know it can go away by eliminating certain foods and without drugs.

If you suffer from stomach pain, I would really think about eliminating foods from your diet that can cause these symptoms. Likely culprits would be dairy, wheat, sugar, fried foods and preservatives such as aspartame and MSG. Each on of these are so far spread into our food chain it is a difficult task and takes a lot of persistence to find all the products that have these ingredients.

If it is diarrhea you should consider milk or wheat first but eliminate one at a time. Removing dairy will remove symptoms rather quickly, wheat would take months for your small intestines to heal so you wouldn’t know right away but you should see some relief in your tummy from eliminating it.

Wheat is the hardest to eliminate because it is so widespread into everything nowadays, it is even in liquorice, soy sauces and margarine. It is really worth the sacrifice if you suffer from severe stomach pain.

Lactose Intolerance

As soon as I was diagnosed as lactose intolerant, we discovered that my mother and many of her family were also lactose intolerant and just suffered from the symptoms all their life. How sad is that? Makes me wonder what their doctors were thinking? Some symptoms:

                                     – diarrhea

                                     – stomach pain 

                                     – abdominal bloating

                                     – gas, bloating

Personally, I believe my cysts were caused from consuming dairy products. I lost my ovary at 18 due to a cyst, I was given the Lupron for a cyst and have had other cysts as well. It gives me mucous in my stools, throat, nose and eyes.

I read once that we are not meant to drink milk other than at birth. A mother’s milk has a purpose; for growth and immunity for babies. Then whether it is human, cattle or monkeys, they all move on to food.

The book of blood types says that dairy causes mucous in the A blood type body. I am A blood type and it is true for me. I think the mucous contributes to arthritic conditions and inflammation in the body as well. The more I consume the more I have pain and digestive problems.

You can use Lactaid pills that will help with the bloating, gas and diarrhea but I find they don’t work that well, you still get the mucous and it still wrecks havoc on your digestive system so it just isn’t worth it to me. It takes my body days to weeks to re-coop if I do consume it.

There is life after dairy by the way! Everyone says they would die without dairy or flour. I have discovered a new world of cooking and eating that is rather tasty. When you get away from it for a long time, you find it really doesn’t taste that great and it is very sweet because most dairy is loaded with sugar, dyes, aspartame and chemicals so I am not really missing out on anything after all.

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I got digging into Harvard University website and dug into some statistics on the United States Department of Agriculture

USDA Dairy Products 2009 Summary April 2010. I was in awe how many billions of pounds of dairy is consumed!! The keyword here is “billions” of pounds. Wow! Is anyone’s colon moving in America? Oh right, there is an obesity issue isn’t there? No wonder there is so much chronic illness and disease with the hormone and antibiotics that most of this dairy is loaded with.

I am lactose intolerant so I don’t consume dairy because when I do I suffer a lot. I think there are a lot of people are the same but instead of avoiding dairy they resort to medications for diarrhea, stomach problems or over the counter stomach remedies instead of addressing diet and avoiding the causing factor.

I think the saying, “you are what you eat” is as true as “you are what you breathe, wear, absorb and what you think.” If you plug your colon with cheese and other foods like white flour products and fast foods like McDonald’s, it is going to quit functioning properly.

Here is some statistics from Harvard:


Total cheese production, excluding cottage cheeses, was 10.1 billion pounds, 2.0 percent above 2008 production. Wisconsin was the leading State with 26.0 percent of the production.

Italian varieties, with 4.18 billion pounds were 1.4 percent above 2008 production and accounted for 41.4 percent of total cheese in 2009. Mozzarella accounted for 78.2 percent of the Italian production followed by Provolone with 8.3 percent and Ricotta with 5.9 percent. Wisconsin was the leading State in Italian cheese production with 29.5 percent of the production.

American type cheese production was 4.20 billion pounds, 2.3 percent above 2008 and accounted for 41.6 percent of total cheese in 2009. Wisconsin was the leading State in American type cheese production with 20.2 percent of the production.

Butter production in the United States during 2009 totaled 1.57 billion pounds, 4.3 percent below 2008. California was the leading State in butter production and accounted for 33.1 percent of the production.

Dry milk powders: (2009 U.S. production, comparisons with 2008)

Nonfat dry milk, human — 1.51 billion pounds, down 0.7 percent.

Skim milk powders — 222 million pounds, down 40.6 percent.

Whey products: (2009 U.S. production, comparisons with 2008)

Dry whey, total — 1.00 billion pounds, down 7.5 percent.

Lactose, human and animal — 723 million pounds, down 3.1 percent.

Whey protein concentrate, total — 415 million pounds, down 6.3 percent.

Frozen products: (2009 U.S. production, comparisons with 2008)

Ice cream, Regular (total) — 920 million gallons, down 1.1 percent.

Ice cream, Lowfat (total) — 381 million gallons, down 0.6 percent.

Sherbet (total) — 53.1 million gallons, down 8.0 percent.

Frozen Yogurt (total) — 74.4 million gallons, down 5.3 percent.

That’s a lot of dairy! With most of it being dessert or treats, it is also high in sugar as well aspartame, food coloring, chemicals, preservatives, msg and additives. There is also antibiotics and steroids that the cattle are getting and the pesticides they are and they could be eating genetically modified food. It contributes to heart disease, obesity and diabetes as well. It is a chaotic chain of harmful chemicals in our food chain. We need pure, natural, organic food!

Albert Einstein

In matters of truth and justice, there is no difference between large and small problems, for issues concerning the treatment of people are all the same.