Egg is a high protein food which putrefies in the intestines if it is not properly digested. Very few people need to be reminded of the unbearable smell of an egg which has gone off – now think of that inside your body. This is exactly what happens when you eat eggs if you are intolerant to them. Next to dairy products, I regard egg as the second most toxic food to the human body when intolerant to it.
In the vast majority of cases, the small amount of egg powder substitute which many manufacturers use in cakes and biscuits does not cause a problem. It does not have the same potential to trigger egg intolerance reactions. Homemade cakes containing one, two or more whole eggs should be avoided, however. Apart from the obvious exposure to egg, there are a number of preparations where it may not be so obvious, for example:
• Meringue • Mayonnaise • Salad Cream
As a general rule, the fewer eggs a recipe calls for, the easier they will be to substitute. Here are a few of the most useful egg substitutes:
Banana – use a ½ mashed banana to replace one egg in sweet baked goods.
Applesauce – use a ½ cup of applesauce in place of an egg in sweet baked goods. Add an extra ½ teaspoon of baking powder to the recipe to help with rising.
Tofu – use a ¼ cup of mashed silken tofu in place of one egg in baked goods. Add ½ tsp of baking powder to help with rising.
Commercial Options – such as “Orgran – no egg” are incredibly versatile and easy to use and are available in most health food stores and larger well-stocked supermarkets. It is very important to note that if you are intolerant to dairy products, they are perhaps one of the most toxic foods that you can eat. Undigested dairy products will become rancid within the stomach and the intestines and this leads to the production of many toxic bacteria.
In our experience, many people with a cow’s milk intolerance can tolerate small amounts of skimmed milk. Only a very small percentage of those with an intolerance to milk will have problems with the skimmed milk. To test this, you may decide to “Challenge Test” (see our guide) and first use a cow’s milk alternative (soya, rice or oat milk) for a six week trial period. When you then introduce skimmed milk into your diet, any negative reactions will be obvious.
It is also important to avoid the following products as they all contain milk:
- Soda Bread – contains too much buttermilk
- Custard & Rice Pudding
- Baked Goods – Scones, Pizza, Pancakes
- Gravy – Beef Fat
- Creamed Soup
If you are intolerant to a food it means that your body cannot work with that particular food and ultimately cannot completely extract the nutrients from that food. If you are intolerant to dairy products and possibly have been for some considerable time, your calcium levels may be low. We have observed that a significant number of women who turn out to be intolerant to milk (dairy products), are also suffering with osteoporosis. Because of the potential link between milk intolerance and osteoporosis, we recommend that all patients who are dairy intolerant should consult with their doctor with regard to a blood test / bone density test to assess their calcium status.