App of the month– Find me Gluten Free
The app lists restaurants ratings and reviews on how gluten-friendly the businesses in the area are. This helps people suffering from celiac disease and gluten intolerance find places with gluten-free menus and restaurants. This app is especially good for travelers looking for restaurants who carry complete gluten-free menu, gluten-free ingredients or restaurants that will cater to gluten-free customers.
-App is organized with tabs that lead to chain restaurant menus
-Good for travelers
-Can search for restaurants by address or location.
-Contains a variety of local and chain restaurants.
Lactose Intolerance and Dairy allergy
Food intolerance and food allergies can often produce similar symptoms, but they aren’t the same. Either condition may cause for people to feel gassy, bloated or cause diarrhea or nausea due to the consumption of dairy products.
People with a milk or dairy allergy experience symptoms due to their immune system reacting to the milk protein consumed. A few of the symptoms are feelings of bloating and diarrhea. In addition to developing hives, wheezing, vomiting, cramps, and skin rashes.
Although lactose intolerance can cause a lot of discomfort; it’s not a life threatening condition, however milk allergy can be.
Lactose intolerance varies in different people. For some, consuming any amount of dairy product can cause symptoms. Others are able to consume yogurt, ice cream or an occasional glass of milk without developing symptoms.
The best way to approach dealing with lactose intolerance is to avoid all dairy products. For the milk lovers who are lactose intolerant, try and experiment with small amount of dairy. Foods that are easier to tolerate are yogurt, cheese, and sour cream due to their lower lactose content.
There are also a variety of supplements in the market that contain enzymes produced by lactose-digesting bacteria, which can be taken in tablet form or added to foods.
When it comes to lactose intolerance, what works for one individual is highly dependant on the amount of lactase that their body produces and the type of intestinal bacteria that inhabit their colon. Trial and error can be an approach to finding what works for each person.