Doctors Dangerous?

Most of us have allergies, but we don’t know it.

I was lactose intolerant.

After I suffered from stomach cramps, doctor after doctor and stomach specialists advised me not to eat meat or steak.

“Stick to dairy foods. Drink lots of milk,” they said.

Those were the foods that made me the sickest.

I was lactose intolerant. A disease no doctor could diagnose because in those days food allergies were unknown.

I was a sickly kid, small for my age. Often my stomach hurt and no doctor knew why.

Suddenly, my life changed.

I had a complete turnaround.

One day, in a restaurant, I ordered a steak, fried potatoes and a side of carrots and peas. No-no foods that my doctors said I should not eat. Roughage I would not be able to digest.

How wrong they were.

I’m still around, they are not.

(February 26, 2021)

Author: Morrie Markoff

Centenarian (born in 1914) who lives in Los Angeles, and is also a metal sculpture artist and the Author of "Keep Breathing," available on and other book seller sites.