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June 13th, 2007
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Baxil Not-Quite-Death Watch, Day 4

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From:baxil
Date:June 14th, 2007 08:25 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, it really seems like people's bodies have a threshold for certain food aggravators. I'm the same way with onions - not with the diarrhea, but with gas and general intestinal malaise. A lot of folks have the same effect with milk products; a little is OK, but more than that is overload.
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From:roaminrob
Date:June 14th, 2007 10:59 pm (UTC)
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I like to eat cheeseburgers that have set out for at least 8 hours.
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From:baxil
Date:June 14th, 2007 11:03 pm (UTC)

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That certainly explains the state of bathrooms you visit.

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From:roaminrob
Date:June 14th, 2007 11:05 pm (UTC)

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I really felt sorry for the poor customer that came into our office and visited our restroom shortly after I had demolished in a toxic ball of noxious gases.

...OK, well, maybe not. I think I should be sorry about it, but after almost 30 years, it still makes me laugh like a twerp.
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From:a_rowan_dryad
Date:June 16th, 2007 10:28 pm (UTC)

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What is sad is that made me laugh... :P
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From:roaminrob
Date:June 14th, 2007 11:10 pm (UTC)
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Incidentally, it's estimated that a large portion of adults with IBS are actually undiagnosed as lactose intolerant.

Even more interesting is that lactose intolerance was the natural state for all adults up until somewhat very recently, in which a class of Europeans began developing the lactase enzyme throughout adulthood and were then able to digest milk products. After several generations, lactase production is finding its way into wider and wider populations, but native American populations for example are still almost 100% lactose intolerant.

Also, lactose intolerant people can still generally digest up to 8 oz of milk product per day. It's only after exceeding that that they tend to develop intestinal unrest.
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From:kadyg
Date:June 15th, 2007 12:43 am (UTC)
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Double plus interesting: People of northern European descent have the enzyme to digest cow milk and a huge swath of the world does not. Most of Asia, big chunks of Africa, etc. Pretty much any culture without a cow-based economy.

Also, if you don't eat meat for long periods of time, you lose the enzyme for that protein. You can still eat it, but you'll hate yourself later.
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