Specific Purpose: My specific purpose is to try to persuade my audience not to consume dairy products after a period of time.
In the book called Spilled Milk, it talks about a little girl her name is Brooke. She lives in New York with her dad, mom, bother, and sisters. Brooke has kept a secret. The secret was that she had been sexually abused by her father, from a young child to about the age of sixteen. The act of being sexually abused by her father is terrible. Brooke also, took more abuse in the effort to stop her father from abusing her siblings. All her life she knew something was off about her dad and didn’t understand why until she realized she was being abused. Brooke’s mother read Brooke’s journal about the problems that her and her siblings were having. She made a promise to Brooke to try to help.
Lactose Intolerance Lactose intolerance is the inability to digest significant amounts of lactose, the predominant sugar of milk. This inability results from a shortage of the enzyme lactase, which is normally produced by the cells that line the small intestine. Lactase breaks down milk sugar into simpler forms that can then be absorbed into the bloodstream. When there is not enough lactase to digest the amount of lactose consumed, the results, although not usually dangerous, may be very distressing. While not all persons deficient in lactase have symptoms, those who do are considered to be lactose intolerant.
Secondary to the discussion post assignment for this week, I learned about lactose intolerance. When an individual drinks milk, an enzyme lactase, breaks down the lactose in the milk into two monosaccharides glucose and galactose which the individual then uses as energy for the body (Open Learning Initiative, 2015, pg.93). However, numerous individuals lack the necessary lactase needed to properly break down the lactose in their small intestine, resulting in bacteria in the colon breaking
-Lactase deficiency is a deficiency in the enzyme that breaks down lactose. The causes of lactase deficiency include congenital defects, secondary lactase deficiency, and primary (acquired).
If someone is lactose intolerant, that means that they are lacking the enzyme lactase, so the lactose does not get broken down into galactose and glucose. If lactose goes undigested it creates many problems. It causes dehydrations because water and electrolytes get pulled into the intestines by the lactose, which acts like an osmotic agent. The result of the increased amount of lactose would be diarrhea, bloating, and gassiness. Although being lactose intolerant seems to be abnormal, it is actually natural. The production of the enzyme, lactase, is a mutation of the LTC gene, it allows us to produce lactase as adults. In all other mammals lactase is produced during infancy but not during adulthood.
Lactose intolerance is fairly common. It seems to affect guys and girls equally. Some ethnic groups are more likely to be affected than others because their diets traditionally include fewer dairy products: Almost all Asians and Native Americans are lactose intolerant, and up to 80% of African Americans and Hispanic Americans also have symptoms of lactose intolerance. Their ancestors did not eat dairy foods, so their bodies were not prepared to digest dairy, and they passed these genes on from generation to
Throughout our lives we have been told that milk is good for our body and helps to toughen our bones. Drinking milk started when people domesticated animals for food, which happened around 7500 years ago in the central Balkans and central Europe. By that time consuming milk was not as common as it is today. It was only farmers in some specific regions that were using cow’s milk. Milk’s market grew the mass production of meat in the 15th century. Afterwards in the 17th century, the idea of eating out and going to restaurants was born and fast food industries, started using animal’s meat for producing their meals. The rate of milk users grew with the rate of meat users and milk’s market got bigger and bigger every day. Mothers
The enzyme used in the four different experiments was lactase. Lactase is an enzyme found in the small intestine, liver, and kidneys of mammals. Lactase binds to lactose, reducing it to the simple sugars Glucose and Galactose, which can eventually be utilized as a source of energy in cells. Lactase is an important enzyme and the absence of lactase leads to lactose intolerance. According to the A.D.A.M. Medical Encyclopedia, lactose intolerance is very common in adults and is rarely dangerous. About 30 million American adults have some amount of lactose intolerance by age 20 (A.D.A.M. 2012). Some symptoms include abdominal bloating, cramps, diarrhea, gas, and nausea (A.D.A.M. 2012). These
According to “Got Your Dairy Today?,” three foods that are not part of the dairy food group are butter, cream, and regular cream cheese. They all contain minimal or no calcium and are high in saturated fat. In order to get calcium along with one’s morning boost of caffeine, order or make your coffee, cappuccino, or latte with 1% (low-fat) milk or skim
“Lactase is an enzyme that breaks down lactose, the sugar in milk. It is produced by the cells lining of the small intestine. Most people are born producing it, but often make less of it as they age, which causes lactose intolerance the symptoms for this include nausea, bloating, and diarrhea to name a few. This enzyme is produced
During the Cold War, the Soviets were trying to spread communism throughout Europe and Asia by exalting its achievements, and undermining democracy. Part of their approach was by launching ‘Hate-America’ propaganda. “As the Cold War intensified, the Truman administration launched an aggressive “Campaign of Truth” […] to counter the Soviet Union propaganda machine (Ubah, 2012).” The Campaign of Truth was created to help convince the world that the United States has “no purpose of going to war, except in the defense of freedom. (Vaccaro, 1950)” Truman encouraged the media to show the world that the United States was ‘wholly dedicated to the cause of peace (Vaccaro,
Lactase is an enzyme that breaks down lactose. Lactose is the sugar found in milk. It is made up of two monosaccharides: glucose and galactose. Therefore it is a disaccharide that needs to break down in order to be digested. However some people are “Lactose Intolerant” or lack lactase in their bodies. This means that they cannot consume lactose-contained food or drinks or they need help digesting it. People who are lactose intolerant must be very selective to make sure that they do not eat food or drinks with lactose. There are pills though, which are purchased by lactose intolerant people. This pill helps the people break down the sugar lactose into its smaller components.
The USDA has roles not only to promote and regulate the food industry, but to encourage American’s health thorough dietary policy. At times, these multiple roles of the USDA can conflict, which is seen by the its support of the milk and dairy industry for consumption by all Americans, in spite of its ill health effects on many Americans who cannot digest milk properly (Bock, 2015, lecture 6). In the US, milk and dairy products are generally seen as a food staple, and those who have “lactase persistent”, or produce the enzyme to digest milk sugar, can use it for a good source of nutrients such as calcium and Vitamin D. According to the USDA and the US Department of Health and Human Services “Dietary Guidelines for Americans: 2010” regarding dairy consumption, the “recommended amounts are 3 cups per day of fat-free or low-fat milk and milk products for adults.” (USDA & USDHHS, 2010). The consumption of milk is portrayed as a norm for a healthy American diet and the many Americans that lack the enzyme to digest milk properly, or “lactase impersistent”, are seemly regarded as abnormal. To which can be asked, “But what about the 30 to 50 million Americans who are lactase impersistent?” (Wiley & Allen, 2013, pg. 109) Those Americans will suffer from gastrointestinal symptoms, possibly causing negative health effects if they drink milk, which is championed by the USDA. There seems to be an apparent disconnect between the policy of the USDA to encourage a healthy diet for all Americans, and it’s downplay of the negative health effects of dairy consumption to those millions of Americans that are lactase impersistent. (Bock, 2015, lecture 6) The government has a major influence on Americans diet, as the consumption of milk and dairy continues to be ubiquitous and widely consumed, possibly even by those who may suffer ill health
Lactose intolerance occurs when the body has a hard time digesting dairy products. Lactose is a milk sugar and is broken down by enzymes in the intestinal track, allowing the enzymes to be used as an energy source. Lactase is an enzyme which breaks down lactose. Lactose intolerance occurs when the intestine does not contain lactase (Jackson). Low lactose activity in the small intestine, allows undigested lactose to pass into the colon, where the bacteria are able to convert the sugar into hydrogen gas and organic acids. This causes symptoms such as bloating and cramping (“Lactose Intolerance”). The two causes of lactose intolerance are primary lactase deficiency and secondary lactase deficiency. In primary lactase deficiency the level of lactase enzyme falls as a person gets older. This does not allow the person to tolerate the amount of lactose that they were used to. This affects around 70 percent of the population. Secondary lactase deficiency is a temporary condition in which the level of lactase drops due to a problem in a person’s digestive