Digestible Dairy Trinity NC
High Point, NC
Winston Salem, NC
Winston Salem, NC
By Christine Spehar
Milk may do a body good—but not every body. An estimated 30 million to 50 million Americans (about 25 percent of the population) can’t digest milk. What’s more, the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology lists cow milk as one of the most common food allergies. Why does this supposedly wholesome food leave some people crying foul while others cry simply for a cookie to dunk in it?
The most widely known reason: lactose intolerance. People who produce insufficient amounts of the enzyme lactase can’t break down lactose (the major sugar in milk) into simpler, easily absorbable forms. The lactose then travels undigested through the gut where bacteria have a heyday with it. The result? Cramps, gas, bloating, the runs, and even nausea. Fermented products like yogurts and cheese, especially dry ones, contain less lactose, making them easier to digest.
Some people also have trouble digesting the long chains of fatty acids in cow milk. As a rule of thumb, “shorter-chained essential fatty acids are more easily absorbed into the blood and transported to body tissues as compared to longer-chain fatty acids,” says Wisconsin-based nutritionist Shereen Jegtvig, CNS.
Finally, allergic reactions to the milk protein casein also trigger problems in susceptible individuals. According to the National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse, many people mistake cow-milk allergy for lactose intolerance because they manifest in similar stomach woes, but the two are not, in fact, related. Interestingly, milks from other animals often contain differently structured forms of casein, which may not set off allergic reactions. “The amino acid sequences of goat, sheep, and other animal milks are different from cow milk,” says Jegtvig. “A person whose immune system views cow casein as an enemy may not react badly to other animal’s casein because it ‘looks’ different.”
The amount of lactose in a milk and the length of the fatty acid chains vary with the type of milk as well. If cow milk doesn’t sit well with you, before giving up on cereal, smoothies, and milk-dipped cookies, you may want to try these alternatives. Keep in mind that while they may solve dairy digestion problems for some, others may still not tolerate them and need to try options like nut and grain milks to get their “dairy” fix.
Help from nanny
Goat milk tends to be more stomach-friendly than cow milk because it contains smaller-chain fatty acids and less lactose. Plus, says Jegtvig, since the casein is shaped differently, “many people with cow milk allergies can tolerate goat milk.” Nutritionally, goat milk stands out as well, with 1 cup boasting 327 mg of calcium and 498 grams of potassium (compared to 276 mg calcium and 349 grams potassium in cow milk). Goat milk can also help alkalize bodies made overly acidic from diets high in processed foods and red meat. That’s important because “chronic metabolic acidosis has been associated with mineral loss in bones, ...
Author: Christine Spehar
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Dates: 5/15/2013 - 5/16/2013
Location: The Union Auditorium in The Carolina Union
Chapel Hill, NC
300 S Rd
Chapel Hill, NC
The Center for Deployment Psychology UC4e -- Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
This training is a follow-on to the Center for Deployment Psychology's University Counseling Center Core Competency (UC4) "Service Members and Veterans on Campus" program held at over 40 campuses over the past several years. We are proud to offer a full two-day advanced training for treating PTSD within a university or college counseling center. This UC4 - Extended (UC4e) program will provide training in Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Counseling and Wellness Services.
$20 Conference Fee
The training, materials, treatment manuals, and continuing education credits are provided at no cost to attendees, and registration to attend the event is free. However, there is a $20 conference fee that will be collected at the door. Payment will be accepted by check or money order only, payable UNC - Counseling and Wellness Services.
Continuing Education Credits
All professional-level clinicians will receive 13 CEUs upon completion of the training. Full check-in and check-out each day are required. Check-in will begin at 8:00am, and the presentation will begin promptly at 8:30am and end at 5:00pm, with breaks provided throughout the day. CEUs for partial participation will not be awarded. CMEs for medical providers or psychiatrists are not available.
This training is intended primarily for university-based mental health providers, and seating is limited. In order to attend this training event, attendees must meet the following criteria:
- You must be working in a clinical capacity (e.g. psychologist, social worker, counselor, intern, extern, etc.).
- You must have previously attended the CDP University Counseling Center Core Competency (UC4) course, or be a current clinical trainee/staff member
Burlington Carousel Festival
Dates: 9/21/2013 - 9/22/2013
Location: Burlington City Park - Burlington, NC
1333 Overbrook Road
The Burlington Carousel Festival becomes a special weekend in the hearts of many throughout the Southeast. From the artistic gem, the Dentzel Menagerie Carousel, to the great array of carousel artists and craftsmen as well as national music entertainment, the Festival continues to offer families and visitors a memory that will last forever.